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Displaced Persons Camps and Centers Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 294.5
Abstract

The collection is comprised of photographs of various provenances related to the lives of Jewish displaced persons (DPs) in the period immediately following the Second World War, from 1945 to 1952. The photographs pertain to DP camps and communities in the Allied occupation zones in Germany, Austria, and Italy, primarily those established by the American and British military, and administered by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, and, later, the International Refugee Organization. Diverse aspects of daily life among the DPs are depicted, such as school, work, recreation, and vocational training, including many activities sponsored by Jewish voluntary organizations, especially World ORT and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Also depicted are cultural activities such as theater, children’s performances, Jewish holiday celebrations and parades, and commemorative events honoring those who died in the Holocaust. The photographs capture leaders of the Jewish DP zonal and camp committees, DP police, and Zionist living collectives (kibbutzim), as well as notable military, political, and cultural personalities of the period, such as Lucius D. Clay, Fiorello LaGuardia, David Ben-Gurion, Yitzhak Gruenbaum, and H. Leivick. The photographs also reflect political and historical developments, including the major congresses of the DP leaderships in Germany, Austria, and Italy; protest demonstrations concerning British policies regulating immigration to Palestine; and events held upon the founding of the state of Israel in 1948.

Dates: circa 1920s-1959; Majority of material found within 1945-1952

Displaced Persons Camps and Centers Poster Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 294.6
Abstract

This collection of posters includes approximately 1,000 rare or unique items pertaining to over 100 displaced persons (DP) camps and centers in Germany, Austria, and Italy, dating primarily from 1946 to 1952. Comprised of approximately 60% handpainted and 40% printed items, it includes posters produced by diverse Jewish groups within individual camps, such as administrative and cultural committees, sports clubs, Zionist and religious groups, and landsmanshaftn; as well as organizations active throughout the camps, including the Jewish central committees in the respective countries, the World ORT Union, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Jewish National Fund, and the Jewish Agency. A small number of items also document activities of the revived Jewish communities in the city centers of Munich and Vienna. Many of the posters use not only language but also color, graphic design, and pictorial and figurative elements to engage their audience with calls to entertainment, lectures, protests, and commemorations.

Dates: 1920-1926, 1939, 1946-1959, undated; Majority of material found within 1946-1952

Edith Broch-Weisz Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10678
Abstract

The collection consists of various types of documents - education, professional, immigration, and vital -, a large amount of photographs, and some correspondence.

Dates: 1846-2000

Edmund H. Immergut Collection Addenda

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25704
Abstract

The collection deals with Edmund H. Immergut's path of immigration from Austria to Shanghai and later to the United States. Based on correspondence and official documents, Edmund's struggle to become naturalized in the United States is presented in this collection.

Dates: 1928-1974; Majority of material found within 1946-1957

Erich Wolfgang Korngold Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 546
Abstract

The collection contains cards and pieces of notepaper with dedications by Erich Wolfgang Korngold to various individuals. The dedications are acompanied by Erich Wolfgang Korngold's signature and hand drawn excerpts from several of his compositions. One paper also includes the signatures of George Szell, Richard Tauber, and Willi Strecker. The handwritten cover page and first page of the overture to Korngold's one-act opera Violanta, with a dedication to Prince Friedrich Leopold, is also included.

Dates: 1915-1928

Erika Koeppel Family Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10739 / MF 504
Abstract

Series I contains vital documents of Ernst and Olga Waldmann as well as documents pertaining to their immigration from Vienna, Austria to the United States. Also included are Ernst Waldmann’s papers pertaining to his military service in WW I, documents about his education and career in Vienna, as well as ephemera.

Dates: [unknown]

Eva Dukes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25476
Abstract

This collection contains material relating to the personal and professional activities of Eva Dukes. It includes personal correspondence from 1938 to 1943 and materials about Dukes's teenage years as a student at the Schwarzwaldschule in Vienna. Professional materials relating to her work as a writer, researcher and translator include correspondence about her search for two favorite children's books from her youth, Jüdische Kindermärchen (1932) by Ilse Weber (née Herlinger) and Das verschlossene Buch; juedische Maerchen (1925) by Irma Singer (aka Irma Miriam Berkowitz). Also found here are typescripts of selected translations from these books into English, as well as extensive correspondence between Dukes and Singer, after Dukes discovered Singer living in Israel in the 1970s.

Dates: 1925-2001; Majority of material found within 1971-1973

Fischer Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25524
Abstract

This collection documents the lives of Fanny, Max and Laura Fischer and their family members. It contains the siblings' official documents, notebooks and a cookbook as well as photographs of family members and a family history.

Dates: 1903-1964; 2013

Fred S. Boyko Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25084
Abstract

This collection contains photocopies of documentation of portraitist Fred S. Boyko’s life in Vienna, immigration to the United States, and life in New York, particularly his education and career as a portraitist. Included are school certificates, documents pertaining to his emigration and naturalization, and applications, correspondence, exhibit booklets, and clippings regarding his career as a portraitist. Also included are items pertaining to members of Fred S. Boyko’s family, particularly articles about the work of his brother Hugo Boyko, an ecologist who worked to develop methods of salt water irrigation in the Negev desert in Israel.

Dates: 1904-1998; Majority of material found within 1904-1951

George and Paul Ehrlich Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11418
Abstract

The collection contains concert programs; photograph of the painting Tanzpause by Benjamin Vautier; letter to Dr. Eduard Ehrlich regarding his membership in the Verband der Wiener Fachärzte; letter to Dr. Eduard Ehrlich from the Ärztekammer für Niederösterreich regarding his official title; letter to Irene Ehrlich regarding affadavits for her family, along with an additional personal letter to her regarding emigration; articles about Karl Pick, on the occasion of his 60th birthday; photocopy of a photograph of Leopoldine Ehrlich; and medical diploma for Eduard Ehrlich.

Dates: undated, 1925-1938

George Berlstein Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11639
Abstract

The collection contains documents pertaining to Emil and Irma Neumann's life in Vienna before World War II and their emigration from Vienna to the United States, including identity cards; passports; documentations pertaining to their acceptance of the names Israel and Sara; documents pertaining to Emil Neumann's claim for property seized by the German government; and family correspondence.

Dates: 1916-1985

Harry Colish Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6888
Abstract

This collection contains documents pertaining to Harry Colish and his sister Kate Kolish, including correspondence, family trees, official and financial documents and photographs.

Dates: 1909-1996; Majority of material found within 1909-1977

Henry Heinz Brecher Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11701
Abstract

The collection contains documentation of the Henry Heinz Brecher family, including a questionnaire, vital records, articles, photographs, correspondence, and family trees.

Dates: circa 2003

Johanna Fischer Family Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4289 / MF 774
Abstract

Family documents (1882-1939); photographs.

Dates: c.1882-1939

Joseph Hirsch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6538
Abstract

The Joseph Hirsch Collection contains papers of the Hirsch family and other related families and documents gathered during genealogical research. There is correspondence concerning his research, as well as family trees and information about Schaffa, the town where Joseph Hirsch's fathers' family came from.

Dates: 1802-2015

Malvine Fischer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6651
Abstract

Letters and cards sent by Malvine, Leopold, and other members of the Fischer family in Vienna to daughter Mimi Fischer's family in New York City.

Dates: circa 1940-1941

Margarethe Geiringer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11808
Abstract

The collection contains documents pertaining to the life of Margarethe Geiringer, including a birth certificate; school certificate; workbook; citizenship certificate; confirmation of her assumption of the name Sara; German and United States passports; United States naturalization certificate; and photographs of Margarethe Geiringer.

Dates: 1900-1968

Martha Werner Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7261 / MF 496
Abstract

The collection contains documents related to birth, education, marriage, employment, emigration, death as well as correspondence, writings, clippings and photographs for Martha Werner, her husband Berthold Werner, her sisters Hansi and Liesel, her parents Heinrich Gruen and Mathilda Goldstein, and her husband's parents Koloman Werner (Kohn) and Rosa Heumann. There are baptism certificates for several family members.

Dates: 1872-1976

Max Rabl Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10356 / MF 505 / MF 506
Abstract

The bulk of the collection (folders 1-6) consists of correspondence to Max Rabl while serving in the Austrian Imperial Army during World War I. Correspondents included Friedrich Frank, Otto Gerstl, and Irma Schiller. Also included in the collection are correspondence 1925/26, photographs, and some materials about Ambassador Edith Rabl.

Dates: 1914-1994; Majority of material found within 1914-1918

Moritz Rosenfeld Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1165
Abstract

The collection contains items pertaining to Moritz Rosenfeld's work as a rabbi in Vienna, Austria, and Santiago, Chile, particularly speeches, articles, sermons, essays, and notes written by Rosenfeld.

Dates: 1882-1961

Perl Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25190
Abstract

This collection contains photocopies of documents pertaining to Anton Felix Perl’s emigration from Vienna to Canada, as well as has medical training and career as a physician in Canada, including school and medical certificates, correspondence, vital records, and photographs. Also included are family trees of the Perl and Richter families, as well as an essay, photographs, and clippings about Dr. Frederick Ludwig Eid, with whom Perl worked in Macklin, Saskatchewan.

Dates: 1905-2004

Peter Altenberg Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 397
Abstract

This collection contains several original, handwritten letters, poems, sketches, and other manuscript materials by Altenberg, including one longer manuscript from early in his career. There is also a commemorative print produced by the Wiener Werkstätte and some printed matter about Altenberg's life and work.

Dates: circa 1893-1964

Richard Beer-Hofmann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 745 / MF 494
Abstract

The Richard Beer-Hofmann Collection documents the correspondence of Richard Beer-Hofmann and other family members. It contains letters from Ludwig August Frankl, Hermann Struck, Fritz Mauthner, and Hedwig Mauthner. Letters from several family members, for example Katharina, Rosa and Hieronymus Beer, Alois und Bertha Hofmann and Agnes and Sigmund Beer can be found in this collection as well. Photos of Richard and Paula Beer-Hofmann, personal items, transcriptions of correspondence, books, a bible and certificates are held in this collection as well as family trees, drawings and clippings.

Dates: 1706-1995; Majority of material found within 1810-1976

Richard M. Sheirich Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25593
Abstract

This collection consists of Richard M. Sheirich’s materials pertaining to his research on Richard Beer-Hofmann’s private correspondence and works. In addition to the original papers, correspondence, notes, and photos of Richard Beer-Hofmann and his family that Richard M. Sheirich gathered, the collection contains Sheirich’s correspondence with Richard Beer-Hofmann’s daughter Miriam Beer-Hofmann Lens, his and other scholars’ works on Beer-Hofmann, several photocopies of the original Beer-Hofmann papers, and Sheirich’s notes.

Dates: 1867-2002

Thorsch Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1878
Abstract

The collection contains documentation of the Thorsch, Hirschfeld, and Schott families, particularly vital records and family trees.

Dates: 1798-1906

Welisch Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11717
Abstract

The collection contains documentation of the Welisch family of Graz, particularly Rudolf Welisch and Doris née Fleischmann and her parents Martin Fleischmann and Josefine née Borges. Included in the collection are vital records, identity cards, educational records, and photographs.

Dates: undated, 1915-1952

Windner Lieberman Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25453
Abstract

The Lieberman Windner Family Collection holds papers and correspondence of Marianne Lieberman and her ancestors as well as photographs. Prominent topics are the art of Marianne Lieberman and the murder of Hedwig Windner under the Nazi euthanasia program. The collection comprises official documents and personal and official correspondence.

Dates: 1838-2011; Majority of material found within 1938-1963

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