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Altschuler and Weinberger Families Collection
The Altschuler and Weinberger Families Collection includes materials related to the history of these families prior to World War II as well as materials that shed light on the fate of various members of the Altschuler and Weinberger families during the Holocaust. The collection consists of correspondence, printed materials, documents, photographs, genealogical materials such as charts and family trees, stammbuch (most likely belonging to Helen Altschuler), and a handwritten cookbook.
Arthur and Ottilie Bleier Collection
This collection holds the papers of Arthur and Ottilie (née Schnabl) Bleier. It primarily contains personal documents, such as educational and official papers. Prominent topics are Arthur Bleier's career as a physician and the Bleiers' internment in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp. In addition to the textual material, the collection holds some photographic material and some artifacts from the Holocaust, i.e. yellow stars and armbands.
Displaced Persons Camps and Centers Photograph Collection
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.
Elizabeth Deutsch Family Collection
This collection documents the life of Elizabeth Deutsch. It includes correspondence and photographs, primarily from her time as a young person in Vienna. It also includes restitution materials.
Erica Furnberg Collection
The collection consists of the correspondence, personal documents and family photos of Erica Furnberg, her mother, and daughter. A large part of the correspondence deals with Erica's attempts to help her sister Magda to emigrate from France to the USA.
Erna Katzenell Collection
The Erna Katzenell collection consists of documents about Katzenell's life in hiding during the Second World War and her ultimate rescue. Amongst others, it includes documents about her rescuers, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and transcripts of interviews.
Fred Herz Family Collection
This collection contains correspondence, documents and photographs pertaining to the life of Fred Herz, his family and his wife's family, the Weinrebs. In particular there are several albums of family photographs ranging over the span of nearly a century.
Gertrude Kaplan Family Collection
The collection documents the family of Gertrude Kaplan. It includes vital, educational, and employment records related to her father, typesetter Raphael Haber (1889-? ), and mother, Dora née Seidler (1896- ?). Both were from the Bukovina province of the Austro-Hungarian empire and perished in the Holocaust. Gertrude Kaplan and her brother Manfred escaped to New York in 1939, and materials relating to the immigration are also found here, as are a few photographs.
Goldmark Family Collection
This collection documents the life and accomplishments of the Goldmark family, whose most famous members were the two composers Carl Goldmark (1830-1915), who embraced Viennese musical life with colleagues such as Brahms, Liszt, Wagner and Rubinstein, and his nephew Rubin Goldmark (1872-1936), who has been honored for his services to American music, as a prolific composer, and composition department chair at (amongst others) the newly created Juilliard School of Music. The collection contains a large amount of correspondence, but also includes newspaper clippings, musical journal articles, concert programmes and notes, a libretto, a citizenship certificate, obituaries, eulogies and photographs.
Gustav Beck Collection
The Gustav Beck Collection includes materials documenting Gustav Beck's genealogical efforts, personal correspondence, documents, memoirs, and a large amount of photo albums.
Harry Kranner Fiss Collection
The Harry Kranner Fiss Collection documents the life of Harry Kranner Fiss, especially highlighting his life in Vienna, Austria, in the 1930s, as a translator for the American military's prosecution team at the Nuremberg Trials in 1945, and his professional career. A smaller amount of material relates to the Kranner/ Fiss family and to the related Römer, Singer, and other families. The collection contains many manuscripts and drafts of articles, novels, and poetry; diaries; extensive photographs and photograph albums; correspondence; notes; official documents; programs; and other materials.
Herta and Egon Wells Family Collection
The Herta and Egon Wells Family Collection centers on the emigration of Herta (née Guttmann) and Egon Wells from Vienna to New York by way of Trinidad, with further documentation on their lives prior to and following emigration. Documents relating to the emigration experiences and attempts of other family members are also present. About half the collection consists of personal correspondence, but it additionally includes official documents, immigration and citizenship documentation, educational and professional documents, memorabilia, legal correspondence, a few family photographs, and newspaper clippings.
Norbert Troller Collection
Extensive autobiographical manuscript by Troller, with illustrations and other supporting material, discussing his family and community, his early life, and his experiences during and after the Holocaust.
Rosenberg Family Collection
This collection documents the personal and professional lives of Hans Rosenberg (1908-1982) and his wife Ernestine née Rosner Rosenberg (1912-1962), from their childhoods and early medical careers in Vienna to their final years in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The collection also includes items from associates and friends, along with extended and immediate relatives, most notably Hans Rosenberg’s sister Madeleine née Rosenberg Buchsbaum (1911-2014).
Salomons-Fox Family Collection
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."
Stern and Fantl Families Collection
This collection documents the Stern and Fantl families of Vienna, Austria from the mid-nineteenth century through 1980. Materials include personal correspondence, vital records (birth and marriage certificates), immigration and naturalization records, education records, passports, legal papers, contracts of sale for family property, photographs, poems, and Erwin Stern’s personal account of imprisonment in Dachau.
Susi Friedmann Kirsch Family Collection
This collection contains the papers of Susanne (Susi) Friedmann-Kirsch (1926-), documenting her family’s history in Austria, Eastern Europe, and Israel, from the mid 1800s to the 2000s. The collection mostly holds vital documents and genealogical materials, including family trees, photographs, correspondence, family narratives, diaries, and other writings.
Walter Ornstein Collection
Records pertaining to the life and business activities of Walter Ornstein, proprietor of beauty salons and purveyor of cosmetics. These include business records and patents pertaining to Goubaud, the perfume business that Max and Elsa Fahrer began in Vienna and that Walter Ornstein reestablished in New York. Also included are photograph albums, song lyrics and letters from a suitor of Gertrude Goldschmidt that date to her life in Vienna prior to emigration and marriage to Walter Ornstein.
- Leo Baeck Institute 17
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 1
- Correspondence 15
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) 15
- Official documents 9
- Clippings (information artifacts) 8
- New York (N.Y.) 8
- Emigration and immigration 7
- Manuscripts (documents) 7
- Legal documents 5
- United States -- Emigration and immigration 5
- Austria 4
- Berlin (Germany) 4
- Poems 4
- Genealogical tables 3
- Notebooks 3
- Notes (documents) 3
- Photograph albums 3
- Postcards 3
- United States 3 + ∧ less
- English 17
- Hebrew 8
- French 5
- Spanish; Castilian 3
- Yiddish 3
- Czech 2
- Polish 2
- Russian 2
- Bosnian 1
- Dutch; Flemish 1
- Greek, Modern (1453-) 1
- Hungarian 1
- Italian 1
- Serbian 1 + ∧ less
- Auschwitz (Concentration camp) 2
- Dachau (Concentration camp) 2
- Friedmann family 2
- Stern family 2
- Theresienstadt (Concentration camp) 2
- Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin 1
- Allgemeine Poliklinik (Vienna, Austria) 1
- Altruistic Personality Project 1
- Altschuler family 1
- Altschuler, Helen 1
- Altschuler, Otto, 1920- 1
- American Friends Service Committee 1
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 1
- Anker, Allgemeine Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft 1
- Auerbach, Philipp, 1906-1952 1
- Beck family 1
- Beck, Gustav J., 1920-2014 1
- Beck, Helen 1
- Beer-Hofmann, Richard, 1866-1945 1
- Bernstein, Philip S. (Philip Sydney), 1901- 1 + ∧ less