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Anna Schneider Correspondence

Identifier: AR 25715

Scope and Content Note

The Anna Schneider Correspondence contains letters between Anna Schneider and her son Karl as well as correspondence between her and other associates. In addition, there is some correspondence of Karl with his relatives. The bulk of the correspondence is between Anna and Karl, 1939 - 1941. Additionally, there are four letters from Ruza, a cousin of Karl’s who resided in Horne Pocernice in Bohemia, to Karl in Palestine, written between February 1947 and July 1947. Additionally, there is a small amount of genealogical information about the Schneider family in the form of correspondence from 1993 between Hilda Schneider and her cousin Franz who resided in London.

The majority of this correspondence is written in German and Ruza's letters are written in Czech. All Czech latters and about half of the German correspondence are accompanied by an English translation.

The genealogical correspondence provides information about the birth dates, marriage dates, and brief biographical information about the Schneider family dating back to the 1800s, Hilda's great-grand parents' generation. This brief biographical information includes information about descendents, maiden names, years of death, and known deportation years.


  • 1939-1947, 1993
  • Majority of material found in 1939-1941


Language of Materials

The collection is in German, English, and some Czech.

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


Biographical Note

The Anna Schneider Correspondence contains the correspondence of Anna Schneider, a woman who resided in Nazi-occupied Prague in the period of the correspondence until she was deported in 1942 to Theresienstadt concentration camp where she perished. Her son, Karl Schneider, born in 1907, to whom she wrote most frequently, escaped to Palestine in 1939 with his brother Robert (born 1908), Robert's wife Trude née Heller (born 1908), and their son Heinz It appears that Robert was killed on the journey to Palestine in 1939. Karl, Trude, and Heinz all arrived and settled in Tel Aviv, where Karl worked for a butcher. Karl got married to Elaine née Klein and they had a child named Hilda.


0.25 Linear Feet


The Anna Schneider Correspondence contains a large body of correspondence between 1939 and 1945, plus a small amount of genealogical information gathered in 1993.


The collection is arranged into one series.

Guide to the Correspondence of Anna Schneider 1939-1947, 1993 AR 25715
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Description is in English.
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Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States