Otto Käufler Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains approximately 125 letters written from individuals in the Jewish community of Prostějov (Prossnitz), Czech Republic, to Otto Käufler and his family in Cuenca, Ecuador, depicting life in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia from 1939-1941. Among the subjects covered in the correspondence are efforts made by individuals to get visas for immigration to such places as Tangiers, Canada, Ecuador, and other South American countries and specific laws affecting the Jewish community in Prossnitz. Principle correspondents are Emil and Erich Beamt, Leo and Zikmund Bergl, Ludwig Winter, Trude Vogel, and Mimi Klimpl. Two passenger lists document the Käuflers' journey by ship from Europe to the United States, and then from the United States to South America.
- Creation: 1939-1941
- Copito, Greta (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German, Czech, and English.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
0.25 Linear Feet : 4 folders
Most of this collection consists of correspondence between the Käuflers in Ecuador and acquaintances in their hometown of Prostějov (Prossnitz); there are also two ship passenger lists from the year 1939.
Genre / Form
- Bohemia and Moravia (Protectorate, 1939-1945)
- Latin America -- Emigration and immigration
- Prostějov (Czech Republic)
- Guide to the Otto Käufler Collection, 1939-1941 AR 5151
- Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
- © 2010
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- December 09, 2011 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.