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Denise Wilde Family Collection Addenda

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25877

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains materials relating to the members of the Wilde family that are addenda to the Denise Wilde Family Collection (AR 25189). The items in this collection consist primarily of restitution correspondence, official documents such as birth and death certificates, as well as a few personal notes by Bertha Wilde and family trees.

The bulk of the collection consists of legal correspondence regarding restitution claims filed by Bertha and Herbert Wilde. Restitution documents can be found in Folders 1 and 4. Restitution correspondence is in regards to Bertha Wilde’s health complications and property losses. Herbert Wilde filed restitution for his material losses and losses relating to the termination of his dentistry practice in Berlin. Aside from restitution correspondence, the papers relating to Bertha Wilde in Folder 1 also include handwritten notes about her health, information about the Slupecki family, and personal correspondence from family members.

Folders 2 and 3 relate to the family genealogy and records. A large family tree that documents the six generations following Rabbi Michael Mendelsohn (1759-1831), supplementary trees for select family members and Alfred Wilde’s family registry (Familien-Stammbuch) are also included in the third folder. The folder “Family Records” contains documents confirming birth and death dates of individuals of the Wilde family. The certificates are not from the original dates of births or deaths, yet were acquired between 1936 and 1938. Also in this folder are two letters from the Gesamtarchiv der Juden in Deutschland that certify the German naturalization of Wolff Ekman.

Documents relating to Julian and Bertha Wilde’s immigration are also present in the collection. A detailed packing list of items belonging to Julian Wilde, along with his boat ticket departing from Genoa, Italy to Valparaiso, Chile are found in the last folder. Likewise, Bertha Wilde’s boat ticket from Lisbon, Portugal to New York and her vaccination record from the Portuguese Red Cross are also included.

Dates

  • undated, 1906-1969
  • Majority of material found in 1952-1969

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in German with a small amount of English, Italian, and Portuguese.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

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 "Reserve" button.

Use Restrictions

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

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

The Wilde family includes Alfred Wilde, Bertha Wilde (née Slupecki), and their two sons, Julian Heinz (born 1907) and Herbert (born 1910). The family originated from Berlin but split and emigrated to different countries before the outbreak of World War II. Herbert left to Belgium in 1937, while Julian Heinz traveled to Chile in 1939. Living in Brussels, Herbert continued his dentistry practice and married Johanna Syzmanski. The pair had a daughter, Denise, a year after getting married. In 1941, Bertha Wilde immigrated to the United States. Herbert, along with his wife and daughter, eventually followed Bertha to New York in 1947.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

The collection contains materials relating to the members of the Wilde family that are addenda to the Denise Wilde Family Collection (AR 25189). The items in this collection consist primarily of restitution correspondence, official documents such as birth and death certificates, as well as a few personal notes by Bertha Wilde and family trees.

Arrangement

The folders are alphabetically arranged in one series and the items within folders are arranged chronologically.

Related Material

Documents relating to the Wilde and Syzmanski families are also to be found in the Denise Wilde Family Collection, AR 25189.

Separated Material

Some items were separated from the archival collection and placed in the LBI Art and Objects Collection:
  1. An illustration depicting the dental practice of Dr. Herbert Wilde (1942), call number 2019.59.
  2. A rectangle of felt fabric with three commemorative medals, a cross of honor, and a Yellow Star, call number 2019.60a-f.
The following publications were removed to the Denise Wilde Family Clippings Collection (AR 25189 C):
  1. Zille, Heinrich. Berliner Luft. Berlin: Dr. Eysler & Co., 1925.
  2. Zille, Heinrich. Bilder vom alten und neuen Berlin. Dresden: Reissner, 1927.
  3. Zille, Heinrich. Kinder der Strasse: 102 Berliner Bilder. Berlin: Dr. Eysler & Co., 1925.
  4. Zille, Heinrich. Mein Milljöh: Bilder aus dem Berliner Leben. Berlin: Selle-Eysler, 1927.
  5. Zille, Heinrich. Rund ums Freibad. Berlin: Dr. Eysler & Co., 1926.

Processing Information

During processing, similar materials were grouped together within folders. An illustration depicting Dr. Herbert Wilde and a rectangle of felt fabric with three commemorative medals, a cross of honor, and a Yellow Star were placed in the LBI Art and Objects Collection. Several publications were removed to the Denise Wilde Family Clippings Collection (AR 25877C).
Title
Guide to the Denise Wilde Family Addenda undated, 1906-1969 AR 25877
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Victoria Fernandez
Date
© 2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from Denise_Wilde_Family_Addenda

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States