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Gertrude Hammerschlag Berg Collection

Identifier: AR 25862


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.


  • Creation: 1939-1949


Language of Materials

The collection is primarily in German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

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.

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

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:

Related Material

See also the Austrian Heritage Collection's oral history interview with Gertrude Berg, AHC 1560.

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.

Revision Statements

  • June 2019:: Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States