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Bruckheimer Family Papers

Identifier: RG 2308

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence and documents surrounding Bruckheimer's efforts to secure entry visas for his mother, Sofie, and sisters, Hedwig, Selma, and Hilde. It includes correspondence between Bruckheimer and relatives held in French internment camps Camp de Gurs (Selma Bruckheimer, Sofia Schwarzschild, Sofie Bruckheimer [nee Wolf]) and Camp des Milles (Adolf Schwarzschild). It includes correspondence with relatives in transit camps in the United Kingdom and Canada.


  • 1923 - 1977

Biographical / Historical

These papers were donated by Max Bruckheimer, who was born c. 1903 in Wertheim/Main, Germany. In 1923 he obtained a merchant license to work in the business of his father, Isak. He left Germany in August 1939 after obtaining a U.K. entry visa. He settled in New York City in June 1940.


2 Boxes

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Repository Details

Part of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Repository

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