Ilse and William Niclas Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains materials relating to the lives and families of William and Ilse Niclas.
The Genealogy folder includes genealogies of the Niclas and Israelowitz families; photocopies of birth registers; photocopies of clippings and genealogical reference works. The Insurance and restitution folder contains documents regarding restitution of bank accounts, pensions, and life insurance.
The Niclas, Ilse and William folder contains official and religious marriage documents; a small amount of correspondence, including English translations for which the originals are not found in this collection; documents such as menus from their Atlantic crossing in 1936; war ration books; and passports. The Other family members folder includes documents about: George Niclas (marriage documents, death notice); Max Nicklas (death certificate); Roger Niklas (death certificate); Selma Israelowitz (Red Cross correspondence; correspondence re attempts to free her from Theresienstadt); and Kaete Hirschberg (Red Cross correspondence).
Photocopies of separated materials and discarded folder covers with information about removed photographs are found in their own folder.
- Niclas, Ilse, 1910-2006 (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German and English.
This collection is open to researchers.
Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.
Biographical Note<extptr actuate="onload" altrender="Portrait of William and Ilse Niclas, circa 1936" href="http://digital.cjh.org/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=2083963" show="embed" title="Portrait of William and Ilse Niclas, circa 1936"/>
William Egon Niclas (1913, Ratibor, Silesia - 1978, Hampton Bays, NY) was the son of George Niclas (1879-1916) and Rosa née Arely (1884-1979). He was married to Ilse (Elsie) née Israelowitz (1910, Koschentin, Silesia - 2006, California). They left Germany for New York in 1936. Ilse's parents were Selma Israelowitz née Schnitzer (1867-1941, Theresienstadt) and Leopold Israelowitz. Ilse's sister Kaete Hirschberg was in Shanghai during World War Two.
0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
This collection contains materials relating to the lives and families of William Niclas (1913, Ratibor, Silesia - 1978, Hampton Bays, NY) and Ilse Niclas née Israelowitz (1910, Koschentin, Silesia - 2006, California).
The collection was digitized and made accessible in its entirety.
Photographs were removed to the LBI Photograph collection and digitized. Click here to view photographs.
Folder covers listing separated photographs were photocopied and are found in the photocopies of separated materials folder.
Four books were previously removed to the LBI Library. Photocopies of the covers and title pages are found in the photocopies of separated materials folder.
A blank German family register book was removed to the LBI Library.
Duplicate photocopies were removed. One fragile document was placed in Mylar. In the past, AR 10523 was combined with this collection. Materials were refoldered.
- Guide to the Ilse and William Niclas Collection undated, 1911-2001 AR 25341
- Processed by Kevin Schlottmann
- © 2014
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- Description is in English.
- Processing made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany. Digitization made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.
- April 2015: dao links and digitization information added by Leanora Lange.
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