Arthur Josefsberg Correspondence
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.
- Josefsberg, Arthur (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in English.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
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Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
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.
The correspondence was arranged chronologically when possible.
- Guide to the Correspondence of Arthur Josefsberg 1938-1941 AR 25590
- Processed by Adrijana Blatnik
- © 2016
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- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
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- This version was derived from ArthurJosefsberg.xml
- March 2016:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.