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Arthur Josefsberg Correspondence

Identifier: AR 25590

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of translated correspondence from 1938-1942 to Arthur Josefsberg who lived in Brooklyn, United States. His parents Klara and Berl Josefsberg and his sister Rosie wrote him from Vienna, Austria. Arthur’s brother Joszi and Joszi’s wife Valy wrote from Chelles, France and later Joszi wrote from the internment camp Camp des Milles, France. The correspondence also includes a few letters by other friends or family members. The letters contain family matters and the process of obtaining affidavits for Arthur’s relatives.


  • 1938-1941


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

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


Biographical Note

Arthur Josefsberg immigrated from Vienna to the United States in 1938. Arthur’s brother Joszi and sister-in-law Valy obtained an exit visa to Argentina and left Vienna in 1938 for France, where they endured various deprivations. Joszi was later deported to the internment camp Camp des Milles. Joszi and Valy escaped to Switzerland in 1942 and immigrated to the United States in 1946. Arthur’s grandparents Karl and Berl Josefsberg as well as his sister did not receive a financial affidavit of support for an American visa on time and were deported from Vienna in 1942. Their final fate is unknown.


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The collection includes translated family correspondence to Arthur Josefsberg in the United States from his parents Klara and Berl Josefsberg and his sister Rosie (from Vienna), and his brother Joszi and his wife Valy (from France).


The correspondence is arranged in one series chronologically.

Processing Information

The correspondence was arranged chronologically when possible.

Guide to the Correspondence of Arthur Josefsberg 1938-1941 AR 25590
Processed by Adrijana Blatnik
© 2016
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from ArthurJosefsberg.xml

Revision Statements

  • March 2016:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States