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Rahn Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25538
Abstract

The Rahn Family Collection centers on the lives of Alfred and Lilli (née Bechmann) Rahn, but also contains many documents of their parents, siblings, and even more distant family members. It also documents the family members' attempts to receive restitution for their losses. The collection includes a large amount of correspondence, official, personal, and legal documents, photographs and photo albums, financial documentation, manuscripts and fragments of creative and academic writing, family trees and genealogical notes, newspaper clippings, poetry, educational certificates and diplomas, texts of lectures, teaching materials, a few recipes, and other papers.

Dates: 1809-2010; Majority of material found within 1928-1960

Raphael Lemkin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-154
Abstract

Raphael Lemkin, an international lawyer, initiated the use of the term "genocide," and succeeded in persuading the United Nations to adopt the Genocide Convention in 1948. Documents include personal correspondence and artifacts; correspondence, documentation, clippings, and articles regarding the United Nations adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment on the Crime of Genocide treaty; and source material for the unfinished manuscript, History of Genocide. Collection also includes photographs, identity cards, articles, papers, essays, clippings, magazines, research materials, term papers, posters, United Nations materials, and microfilm.

Dates: undated, [1763]-2002; Majority of material found within undated, 1941-1951

Recha Freier Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LBIJER 364
Abstract

The file contains various documents relating to Recha Freier and her activities in Youth Aliyah in Germany.

Dates: 1940-2001

Records of HIAS-HICEM Main Office in Europe

 Collection
Identifier: RG 245.5 (France I-IV)
Abstract

This collection, which is a sub-group of RG 245 HIAS, includes the records of the main HICEM office in Europe prior to and during World War II. There are also some records from the post-war period relating to the dissolution of HICEM, HIAS’s taking over of HICEM’s operations and HIAS’s work with displaced persons.

Dates: 1924-1953; Majority of material found within 1935-1953

Records of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Landsmanshaftn Department

 Collection
Identifier: RG 335.7
Abstract

This collection contains mainly correspondence between staff of the JDC Landsmanshaftn Department and members of various landsmanshaftn, benevolent organizations of immigrants originally from the same communities, as well as between the Landsmanshaftn Department and the interest-free loan associations (gmilas khesed societies) and heads of the various Jewish communities, mostly in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Dates: 1926-1950; Majority of material found within 1937-1939; Majority of material found within 1945-1949

Records of the National Jewish Welfare Board Military Chaplaincy

 Collection
Identifier: I-249
Abstract

The National Jewish Welfare Board Military Chaplaincy Records document the evolution and activities of NJWB’s military chaplaincy agency, which was known as the Commission on Army and Navy Religious Activities (CANRA) from 1942 to 1947, as the Division of Religious Activities (DRA) from 1947 to 1953, and then as the Commission on Jewish Chaplaincy (CJC) after 1953, during the Executive Directorship of Aryeh Lev (1946-1975) and Philip Bernstein (1942-1946). The collection also consists of Aryeh Lev’s records during his service as assistant to the Office of the Chief of Chaplains of the Army (1940-1945), as well as Lev’s personal papers. Most broadly, the collection chronicles the role of Jewish chaplaincy and Jewish participation in the U.S. military effort from WWII to the Vietnam War. Subjects addressed include the establishment of Judaism as one of the major faiths in the U.S. military, patterns of observance among service members, and post-WWII relief work by Jewish chaplains on behalf of displaced persons. Materials include minutes, reports, correspondence, speeches, sermons, autobiographical writings, photographs, questionnaires and printed materials.

Dates: 1917-1983

Renate Bridenthal Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25810
Abstract

The Renate Bridenthal Family Collection primarily documents the lives and especially the emigration experiences of Renate Bridenthal's parents, Elchunon and Irene Rubin. Papers of Irene Rubin are prominent in the collection and include restitution correspondence and her writing. Documents related to Renate and her brother Harribald's early lives and emigration is are also present. The collection consists of extensive personal and restitution correspondence, official documents, newspaper clippings regarding Irene Rubin's death, drafts of her writing, and three albums.

Dates: 1891-2016; Majority of material found within 1930-1963

Resi Weglein Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25633
Abstract

This collection contains the papers of Resi Weglein and reflects various periods of her life, especially the time period 1942 to 1945. Resi Weglein and her husband Siegmund Weglein were deported to Theresienstadt in August 1942, where she helped to provide health services to the detainees. The bulk of the documents in the collection consist of personal correspondence, restitution materials, emigration and immigration papers, and photographs. The collection also includes two handwritten notebooks of Resi Weglein and associated manuscripts which reflect her experiences as a nurse in Theresienstadt. The collection also provides information about the rest of her family, especially her husband Siegmund Weglein, who served in World War I, and her son Walter Weglein (later Weglyn), who was rescued via Kindertransport. Also included are clippings, book reviews, reports and correspondence from the War Refugee Board, and an assortment of materials pertaining to the Theresienstadt period.

Dates: 1894-2007; Majority of material found in 1930s-1940s, 1950s-1970s

Richard A. Ehrlich Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11
Abstract

The core of this collection contains published as well as unpublished manuscripts by Richard A. Ehrlich, centering on his life in the Prussian town of Rogasen and his internment in Thersienstadt. Also included are his correspondence with Albert Einstein, Bertha Badt-Strauss and others, as well as documents pertaining to the extended Alexander-Ehrlich family.

Dates: 1854-1969

Robert Schwarz Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10023
Abstract

The Robert Schwarz collection contains some original and photocopied materials pertaining to his biography, although the bulk consists of off-prints and photocopies of his published articles, dealing with Austrian history and literature in the 1930s.

Dates: 1934-1995

Rose Wegner Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25028
Abstract

This collection consists mainly of correspondence between family members of Rose Wegner, predominantly of her mother Gertrud Leon's letters from Berlin to Rose in New York in the years 1938-1942. The recent correspondence between Peter Leon and Beate Niemann deals with the past of Beate's Nazi parents and their connection to the Leons.

Dates: 1884-2003; Majority of material found within 1937-1942, 2002-2003

Salamon Dembitzer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4212 / MF 673
Abstract

This collection describes the professional life of the writer Salamon Dembitzer, who is best known as a Yiddish poet and the author of Visas for America, a novel on the situation of Jewish refugees during World War II. Included in these papers are manuscripts of his poetry, newspaper articles, and novels as well as reviews of his work, correspondence, and biographical information on him.

Dates: 1908-1975

Salomons-Fox Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25886
Abstract

The Salomons-Fox family collection documents the lives of various family members of the extended Salomons-Fox family. Topics of the collection are the education; the emigration or attempted emigration to the United States, the establishment of a new life in America; and the professional career of the individuals represented in the collection. An extensive amount of the collection focusses on the artistic career and life of Dave Fox. Also included are papers pertaining to the circus artist and actor, Jackie (Leo) Gerlich, who appeared in the 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz."

Dates: 1855-2018; Majority of material found within 1910-1985

Semi Uffenheimer Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25892
Abstract

The Semi Uffenheimer family collection contains the papers of Semi Uffenheimer and his famliy, and documents the effects of Nazi persecution on their lives, his emigration to Argentina and the fate of his mother Anna, his father Adolf and his sister Flora, who were deported to the concentration camp of Gurs, France. The collection also holds information about other members of Semi’s family. Much of the collection is correspondence between Semi and his sister, focusing on the family’s life in Germany and later in the concentration camp of Gurs. Furthermore the collection contains genealogical research documents such as family trees; documents relating to Semi’s marriage search; and some photographs and postcards.

Dates: 1928 - 2014; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1949

Steiner Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25863
Abstract

The Steiner Family Collection tells the story of the physician Hans Steiner (né Levi), his wife Brigitte (née Marquard), their children Nicholas and Ursula, and related family members. Most prominent in this collection are the family members' memoirs. The collection also holds family documents, including educational and official documents, family correspondence, family photographs, and some family trees.

Dates: 1884-2018; Majority of material found within 1935-1968; Majority of material found within 1998-2018

Sternheim and Isenberg Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25379 / MF 1024
Abstract

This collection contains documentation on the lives of members of the Sternheim, Isenberg and Osterberg families. Prominent topics include family members' experiences in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s, genealogy and the writing of Max Osterberg and Hans Sternheim. The collection includes correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, family trees, notebooks, financial papers and some photographs.

Dates: 1802-2003; Majority of material found within 1939-1986

Susanne B. Hirt Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25340
Abstract

The Susanne B. Hirt Collection deals with the life and significant events of the physical therapy professor Susanne Hirt and her family members. Prominent topics in this collection include Susanne Hirt's professional development and family members' immigration and wartime experiences. The collection contains a considerable number of photographs, photo albums, and slides. In addition, it consists of correspondence, official papers, manuscripts, notes and research material, educational certificates, clippings, scrapbooks, and a few videocassettes.

Dates: 1822-2008; Majority of material found within 1938-1990

Theresienstadt Clippings Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2275 C
Abstract

This is a constructed collection that contains clippings and other non-original materials about Theresienstadt created after 1945. Materials include clippings, posters, newsletters and annual reports of the Theresienstadt Martyrs Remembrance Association and the Terezín Memorial, exhibition brochures, and programs of lectures, concerts, and performances memorializing Theresienstadt.

Dates: 1959-2004

Theresienstadt (Concentration Camp) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2275
Abstract

This is a constructed collection that contains traces of life in Theresienstadt as well as remembrances of it created after World War II. Materials include correspondence, official decrees and notices, money, poems, a map, military reports, lists of prisoners, clippings, accounts of personal experiences, and materials related to a reproduction of the Theresienstadt children's opera Brundibar.

Dates: 1941-1987

Trudy and Max Houser Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25155
Abstract

The Trudy and Max Houser Family Collection comprises material mostly on Max Houser and his brother Ernst Ichenhaeuser. The most prominent topic is Ernst’s planned immigration to the US. Also included are typed and translated copies of letters, sent by Max and Trude Houser’s parents in Germany, 1941. The material includes official documents of Max Houser, correspondence, a timeline, a newspaper article written by Max, and a drawing portraying his father.

Dates: 1882-1945; Majority of material found within 1941

Wald Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25698
Abstract

The bulk of the collection consists of documents of the Wald family. Most of them were used to get American visas or citizenship. A body of correspondence is also part of the collection. The focus of these letters concerns emigration / immigration, and the possibility of fleeing Germany.

Dates: 1923-1952; Majority of material found within 1941

Walter and Johanna Rischowsky Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25033
Abstract

The Walter and Johanna Rischowsky Collection primarily contains documents collected by Walter Rischowsky stating rules and restrictions forced upon German Jews between 1941-1942, as well as documents on the emigration and deportation of German Jews. There is also a small amount of biographical information concerning Walter Rischowsky. The documents consist of official regulations from the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland, and copies of memos of the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland concerning meetings between their organization and the Zentralstelle für Jüdische Auswanderung.

Dates: 1940-1942

Werner and Vera Gamby Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25617
Abstract

This family collection primarily focuses on the immigration of Werner and Vera Gamby from Hamburg to New York. In addition, it documents the immigration of Vera Gamby's parents and the attempted immigration and later deportation of Werner's mother, aunt, and other family members. The collection also contains documentation and research on family genealogy and photographs of family members. The collection includes correspondence, photographs and photo albums, official documents, family trees, and unpublished manuscripts by family members.

Dates: 1885-2013; Majority of material found within 1939-1945

Werner Hans and Elsa Bloch Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25688
Abstract

The collection mainly comprises material related to Werner Hans Bloch's genealogical studies about his and Elsa Bloch's families. Also included are documents pertaining to Werner Hans and Elsa Bloch's family life, such as correspondence, photographs and official documents.

Dates: 1812-2006

Werner Warmbrunn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25202
Abstract

The Werner Warmbrunn Collection documents life and professional activities of Werner Warmbrunn and to a smaller extent, members of his immediate family. The collection consists of correspondence, diaries and memoirs, educational documents, printed materials, and unpublished poetry by David Warmbrunn and Werner Warmbrunn.

Dates: 1885-2006

Windmueller Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4012
Abstract

This collection contains a copy of a privately printed genealogical chronicle of the Windmüller family and of the Jewish community of Beckum, as well as original materials regarding the Windmueller's resettlement from Germany to the United States, including appraisal and sale documents for their factory in Beckum.

Dates: 1765-1984; Majority of material found within 1935-1938

Wolf-Oppenheimer Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25665
Abstract

The Wolf-Oppenheimer Collection provides details on the lives, both personal and professional of more than three generations of members of the related Wolf and Oppenheimer families. Most prominently represented among the collection's papers are Hermann and Irene (née Oppenheimer) Wolf and their daughter Marlies (née Wolf) and Eugene Plotnik, but the papers relate to many other family members as well. The collection includes personal papers, official and educational documents, family correspondence, photographs, family trees, articles as well as personal family writing, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1843-2015

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