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Lilly Fabian Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7234

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains personal and official papers and correspondence, and vital records documents pertaining to Fritz and Lilly Fabian and their families. The first folder contains birth certificates, vaccination cards, and other documents including James Silberstein's military passport. The second folder contains identification cards and personal papers from the time of the Nazi dictatorship, especially Lilly Fabian's papers from her time in the Theresienstadt camp and a short memoir by Fritz about life under the National Socialist oppression. This folder also contains Lilly and Fritz Fabian's Swiss wedding certificate. The final folder contains correspondence and documents regarding the Fabian's efforts to regain German citizenship and a small group of materials pertaining to restitution claims.

Dates

  • 1877-1971

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German and Italian.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the link(s) 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

Lilly Fabian was born Lilli Lehmann in Hamburg in 1892. She married James Silberstein in Berlin in 1920, was deported to Theresienstadt, and married Fritz Fabian in 1947 in Switzerland. In 1957 Lilly and Fritz Fabian regained German citizenship. Lilly Fabian died in Locarno in 1981.

Extent

3 Folders

Abstract

This collection contains personal and official papers and correspondence, and vital records documents pertaining to Fritz and Lilly Fabian and their families, including Lilly Fabian's papers from her time in the Theresienstadt camp and a short memoir by Fritz about life under the National Socialist oppression. The other major group of materials in this collection pertains to Fritz and Lilly Fabian's restitution claims and efforts to regain German citizenship.

Related Material

See also Fritz Fabian 's memoir, Jugenderinnerungen an Bruno Walter ME 663 .

See also the Fritz Fabian Collection AR 2657 .

Note

The ink on several items has faded to the point of illegibility, possibly as a result of water damage.

Title
Guide to the Lilly Fabian Collection, 1877-1971  AR 7234
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 18, 2011 : Link(s) to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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