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Blum Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25132

Scope and Content Note

This collection primarily includes documents related to the immigration of Bruno, Fryda, Beile, and Moses Blum to the United States. The materials include passports, telegrams, a marriage certificate, a 1939 passenger list and menu for the steamer “Deutschland,” emigration records, and family correspondence. The collection also includes Fryda Blum’s birth certificate and other official records in Polish. Also included are Bruno Blum’s school report cards, identity card and enrollment books for the University of Vienna, streetcar pass, employment records, a 1936 program from a Vienna Philharmonic concert, a German Safe Conduct pass, and documents related to a fine for the improper transport of margarine. English translations of family correspondence and a partially inaccurate original inventory list are also included.


  • 1913-1965
  • Majority of material found within 1938-1947


Language of Materials

The collection is primarily in German, with some English, Hebrew, Spanish and Polish.

Access Restrictions

This collection is 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 "Request" button.

Biographical Note

Bruno Blum (1907-1977) was born in Buchach, Galicia (today Ukraine) to Beile Blum née Rosenblüth and Moses Blum. He married Fryda Blum née Golger on July 31, 1938 in Vienna, Austria. Fryda Blum was born in Husiatyn, Austria-Hungary (today Ukraine). Bruno and Fryda Blum immigrated to the United States in February 1939 aboard the steamer “Deutschland.” Beile and Moses Blum arrived in the United States on December 21, 1939.


0.25 Linear Feet


This collection primarily includes documents related to the Blum family’s immigration to the United States from Vienna, Austria. The materials include correspondence, passports, emigration records, a marriage certificate, a U.S. Army Safe Conduct pass, identity cards, employment records, school report cards, and university enrollment records.


The collection is arranged by document type.

Digitization Note

The collection was digitized and made accessible in its entirety.

Processing Information

Duplicate photocopies were discarded. Brittle documents were placed in mylar sleeves.

Guide to the Blum Family Collection undated, 1913-1965 (bulk 1938-1947) AR 25132
Processed by Catherine Greer
© 2014
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Language of description note
Description is in English.
Digitized as part of the CJH Holocaust Resource Initiative, made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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New York NY 10011 United States