Gertrude Hammerschlag Berg Collection
Correspondence and some official documents pertaining to Gertrude Hammerschlag, her parents and others, from her forced emigration from Vienna in 1939 until after World War II.
- Berg, Gertrude, 1919- (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is primarily in German.
Open to researchers.
Collection has been digitized. Please follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
There is also a direct link to the complete collection online.
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
Gertrude Berg, née Hammerschlag, was born 1919 in Vienna, Austria, where her family lived in the Gersthof section of Vienna’s 18th District, Währing. After Anschluss in March 1938 they obtained affidavits from relatives in New York, but only Gertrude left Vienna on November 1, 1939, arriving in New York on November 17. Her parents stayed behind; her father died in Russia, and her mother was killed in the Kulmhof (Chelmno) concentration camp.
0.25 Linear Feet
The collection is arranged in two series:
- Guide to the Gertrude Hammerschlag Berg Collection, 1939-1949 AR 25862
- Processed by LBI Staff
- © 2019
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- June 2019:: Links to digital objects added in Container List.
Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States