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Howard Posener Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11798

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains documentation of the lives of Heimann Posener and Jenny née Reinhold in Germany and their emigration from Germany to the United States via England. Included are various identity cards; correspondence pertaining to obtaining American visas and ship tickets; and correspondence pertaining to storing furniture and household goods in Germany and shipping the items to the United States.

Folder 1 contains various forms of identification for Heimann and Jenny Posener, including German identity cards and passports; English employment registration cards and identity cards; and United States identification and immigration identification cards. Also included are documents from the family's life in Germany, including vaccination certificates; receipts; certificate of good conduct; words of a song for the wedding of Heimann Posener and Jenny Reinhold; and photographs of Posener family gravestones.

Folder 2 contains documents pertaining to the Posener family's emigration from Germany to the United States via England. Included in the folder is correspondence pertaining to obtaining American visas; notices regarding appearance at an aliens tribunal; letters of recommendation; and correspondence regarding ship tickets from England to the United States.

Folder 3 contains extensive correspondence pertaining to the storage of the Posener family's furniture and household goods in Germany and their shipment to the United States. The correspondence is accompanied by detailed inventories. Several documents pertaining to restitution payments are also included.

Dates

  • 1904-1978

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German and English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

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

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Heimann (later Henry) Posener, his wife Jenny née Reinhold, and their son Horst (later Howard) emigrated from Germany to the United States via England in 1939. Howard Posener served in the US Army from 1945 to 1947. He earned a dental degree in 1954 and worked as a dentist in Niagara Falls, NY.

Extent

3 Folders

Abstract

The collection contains documentation of the lives of Heimann Posener and Jenny née Reinhold in Germany and their emigration from Germany to the United States via England. Included are various identity cards; correspondence pertaining to obtaining American visas and ship tickets; and correspondence pertaining to storing furniture and household goods in Germany and shipping the items to the United States.

Separated Material

Clippings have been removed to the Howard Posener Family Clippings Collection, AR 11798 C

Creator

Title
Guide to the Howard Posener Family Collection, 1904-1978  AR 11798
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Sarah Glover
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • July 2015:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States