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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

Ruth N. Taub Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25224
Abstract

This collection contains family correspondence and employment, immigration and restitution correspondence and documents. Also included are photographs relating to Ruth Taub and her parents, Isaak and Lisette Nathan.

Dates: 1936-1960, 2002

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

Schatzky Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25946
Abstract

This collection documents the family of Anthony Schatzky, whose parents, Eva née Gorzelanczyk Schatzky (1914-1970) and Karl Schatzky (1914-1991), lived in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland) until 1939 and then escaped to London. The period during which Karl and Eva lived in England (1939-1953) is the collection’s primary focus; during those 14 years, Karl and Eva lived in London, Cambridge, Shropshire, and Norwich. The largest categories of materials are handwritten and typewritten correspondence between Karl and Eva Schatzky, although there are several other letters and postcards from immediate and extended relatives, and from friends. The collection also includes memorabilia documenting Karl Schatzky’s family history as far back as 1850, along with family photographs relating mostly to Karl’s family; a few photographs feature Eva’s immediate family.

Dates: 1850-2002; Majority of material found within 1938-1948

Schermbeck Community Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 5108
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of photocopies, largely of materials pertaining to memorial and reconciliation events for the Jewish community of Schermbeck in the 1980s.

Dates: circa 1900-1988

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

Shanghai Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 243
Abstract

The collection relates to the life of Jewish refugees, mostly of German and Austrian origin, in Shanghai primarily between the years 1939-1948. It covers many aspects of their experience, including political and cultural events, relief and charity activities, and self-help. The collection originated from the YIVO exhibition that was organized and displayed in 1947 in Shanghai and later in New York. The collection consists of manuscripts, minutes of meetings, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and printed materials.

Dates: 1924-1950; Majority of material found within 1939-1948

Soma Morgenstern Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6350 / MF 1499
Abstract

Five notebooks containing the handwritten drafts of Morgenstern’s book ‘Die Blutsaeule : Zeichen und Wunder am Sereth’. Some chapters appear in various versions, with the final one being identical or nearly identical with the printed book.

Dates: undated

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

Stephen J. Fraenkel Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25240
Abstract

This collection holds the papers of Stephen J. Fraenkel, a civil engineer. Much of the collection focuses on his experiences in Germany in the 1930s and his first years in the United States, as well as on his attempts to receive restitution from the German government. Papers in this collection include correspondence, photographs and postcards, certificates and diplomas, and articles written by Stephen J. Fraenkel or pertaining to his profession.

Dates: 1910-2007

Stern and Fantl Families Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6645
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1830-1980; Majority of material found within 1870-1950

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

Susi Friedmann Kirsch Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6338
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1846-2009; Majority of material found within 1914-2009

Taussig Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25025
Abstract

This collection consists of photocopies of documents from the Taussig family, including vital documents (passports, certificates), educational records, personal and official correspondence, family trees, photos, newspaper clippings, and restitution and International Tracing Service correspondence. Also found here are photocopies of Hildegard Taussig's report cards, and photocopies of note and letter from Karl Taussig to his daughter Else living in Palestine. The collection also contains a summary family history by Miriam Friedman Morris.

Dates: 1877-1983, 2004

Territorial Collection, Poland 2 (1939-1945)

 Collection
Identifier: RG 116-Poland 2
Abstract

The Territorial Collection, Poland 2 is comprised of documents that were amassed at the YIVO in New York City. The collection is of mixed provenance and is fragmentary in nature, consisting of miscellaneous materials dating back to World War II and its immediate aftermath. The Territorial Collection Poland 2 is a portion of the greater Territorial Collection (RG 116), which incorporates materials that are relevant to over 42 different countries and geographical regions. The overarching theme of the collection Poland 2 is the annihilation of the Jewish life in Poland under the Nazi rule. Chronologically, the Territorial Collection Poland 2 follows the Territorial Collection Poland 1, which pertains to pre-World War II Poland; and precedes the Territorial Collection Poland 3, which pertains to post-World War II Poland.

Dates: 1938-1978

The Wiener Library - Microfilm collection

 Collection
Identifier: x MfW ... (see individual series)
Abstract

The Wiener Library in London is one of the world’s leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era. Formed in 1933, the Library contains some of the earliest primary sources on National Socialism. The Library’s unique collection includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony.

Dates: 1687-1979

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

Ullmann Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LBIJER 85
Abstract

The collection contains primarily correspondence (Series I) by members of the Ullmann family.

Dates: 1933-1996

Vera Meyer Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25075
Abstract

This collection documents the lives of Vera Meyer's family members, especially her parents, Alfred and Eva Meyer, but also involving her grandparents and uncles. Prominent in the collection are the many family photographs and copies of family correspondence, including immigration and wartime letters. Other material consists of some biographical essays and a family tree.

Dates: 1890-2000; Majority of material found within 1916-1949

Wachtel Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25174
Abstract

This collection consists mainly of correspondence among the Wachtel family members in the 1940s. Regina and Markus Wachtel were both deported and perished in the Holocaust. Their older son Leo immigrated via England to the United States. Their younger son Arnold survived imprisonment in several concentration camps, but disappeared in 1946, seemingly murdered. In addition to correspondence, a few official documents and restitution materials are included.

Dates: 1939-2004; Majority of material found within 1939-1946

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

Walter Ornstein Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25750
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1883-2017; Majority of material found within 1913-1958

Werner and Gisella Cahnman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25210
Abstract

This collection contains material pertaining to the sociologist Werner Cahnman and his wife, the biophysicist Gisella Levi Cahnman. It primarily documents the early years and immigration of Werner Cahnman, as well as his and his wife's careers in the United States. It also illustrates the immigration of family members. Papers in this collection include a large amount of photographs, correspondence, diaries, some writings, official papers, and restitution files.

Dates: 1717-2004; Majority of material found within 1940-1965

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 Cohn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10636
Abstract

The Werner Cohn Collection contains papers of members of the Cohn and related families. Documentation especially focuses on the family's experiences during the 1930s-1940s and the compensation for their losses during this period. The collection encompasses personal correspondence and papers, including official documents of family members, photographs, notes and notebooks, and a few newspaper clippings and other articles. About half the collection consists of restitution correspondence and documentation.

Dates: 1848-1980; Majority of material found within 1920-1975

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