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Arthur Rath Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25762
Abstract

This collection contains the archival papers of Arthur Rath. Most of it consists of correspondence with friends and family members. Primary topics of the collection are Arthur's life in Switzerland towards the end of World War II and the decades immediately after, correspondence with friends who were also Jewish refugees from Germany after the war, and Arthur Rath's life decisions following the displacement of his family during the war.

Dates: 1908-2013; Majority of material found within 1942-1960

Deutsch-Edel Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25826
Abstract

This collection contains the papers of the Deutsch-Edel family, originally from Vienna, and in particular the family of Georg and Sabina Deutsch and their children. The bulk of the collection – dating 1940 to 1990 -- is correspondence, but there are also large sections of educational and immigration records, as well as memoirs documenting the history of the family authored by George Deutsch. The collection documents the lives of family members in Vienna, including their educational and professional lives, up to the time of the Nazi annexation of Austria and the flight of different members of the family to England and the United States. Post-World War II materials (the largest portion) consist mostly of correspondence between Thomas Deutsch and his parents, and material pertaining to Thomas’s academic career and travel.

Dates: 1895-2006; Majority of material found within 1950-1980

Dezider Scheer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25398
Abstract

This collection documents select periods throughout the life and career of Dezider Scheer. Containing material related to his personal and professional life, the collection is made up of correspondence and clippings, as well as original and photocopied photographs, historical documentation and ephemera.

Dates: 1940-2002; Majority of material found within 1940-1991

Eleanor G. Feitler Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25629
Abstract

The Eleanor G. Feitler Family Collection consists of the correspondence and papers of members of the Emil and Auguste Glauber and Heinrich and Erna Mayer families, especially the descendants of the three Herrmann sisters (Clara, Paula, and Erna) along with the families into which they married.

Dates: 1927-2009; Majority of material found within 1938-1945

Ernst Fuerth Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25559
Abstract

The Ernst Fuerth Collection primarily documents the life of this businessman after he had immigrated to France as well as providing information on the lives of his daughter and her family in the United States. Much of the collection consists of correspondence, but there are also official documents used during immigration and a diary.

Dates: 1854-1972; Majority of material found within 1938-1943

Ferdinand and Emmy Lichter Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25455
Abstract

The Ferdinand and Emmy Lichter Family collection holds documents and personal as well as official correspondence of family members, friends, acquaintances, and public and private institutions. Prominent topics include refuge and refugee relief for the Lichters and the communication between family members describing their health, environment etc. in various refugee camps. The collection comprises vital documents, official certificates, emigration papers, correspondence, postcards, and some notes.

Dates: 1939-1951; Majority of material found within 1940-1944

Gettinger Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25677
Abstract

This collection comprises letters, official documents, and photographs that pertain to the lives of members of the Gettinger family, specifically the brothers Isadore (Isidor) and Israel, as they attempted to emigrate from Austria amid the rise of the German Reich and the implications thereafter.

Dates: 1911-2012; Majority of material found within 1939-1946

Guide to the Records of the Displaced Person Camps and Centers in Austria

 Collection
Identifier: RG 294.4
Abstract

These records detail the history of the displaced person camps in the American zone in Austria. They include the records of the individual camps as well as political and cultural groups that operated within the camps. The collection primarily consists of administrative records such as reports, correspondence, and lists as well as cultural materials from political, vocational, and cultural groups, as well as personal papers. There are also records of the U.S. Army, UNRRA, and IRO’s actions in the camps.

Dates: 1938-1960; Majority of material found within 1945-1950

Guide to the Records of the Displaced Person Camps and Centers in Germany

 Collection
Identifier: RG 294.2
Abstract

These records detail the history of the displaced person camps in Germany, primarily in the American zone. They include the records of the individual camps as well as political and cultural groups that operated within the camps. The collection primarily consists of administrative records such as reports, correspondence, and lists as well as cultural materials from political, theatrical, and literary groups. There are also a large number of records of court proceedings, centering on accounting for actions taken during the Holocaust as well as the formation of new families in the DP camps.

Dates: 1945-1952

Guide to the Records of the Displaced Person Camps and Centers in Italy

 Collection
Identifier: RG 294.3
Abstract

These records detail the history of the Displaced Person camps in Italy. They include the records of the individual camps as well as political and cultural groups that operated within the camps. The collection primarily consists of administrative records such as reports, correspondence, and lists as well as cultural materials from political, theatrical, and literary groups. There are also a large number of records of court proceedings, centering on accounting for actions taken during the Holocaust as well as the formation of new families in the DP camps.

Dates: 1945-1955

Gumprecht Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25735
Abstract

This collection comprises materials used by the Gumprecht family to escape Germany after 1933. Included are family letters and information about the ship that took them to America.

Dates: 1881-2017; Majority of material found within 1941

Hacker-Glanz Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25229
Abstract

This collection contains personal papers of the Glanz and Hacker family members. Included are materials related to the education, emigration, marriage, and career of photographer Jakob Glanz, his brother Heinrich Glancz, and his son-in-law Emil Hacker. A written interview with Gertrude Hacker née Glanz is also included.

Dates: 1917-2000

Herbert Strauss Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25252
Abstract

The Herbert Strauss Collection documents the life and professional activities of Herbert Strauss, writer, historian, and teacher. The collection includes correspondence, court procedures, documents, lists, manuscripts and lectures, notes, photographs, printed materials, and a small amount of teaching materials. Materials constituting the collection reflect various aspects of Herbert Strauss’ personal life, teaching, research and writings in the fields of German-Jewish history and relations, Anti-Semitism, and assimilation. The collection includes both, personal and professional materials related to Herbert Strauss, with personal being by far the smaller.

Dates: 1910s-2007; Majority of material found within 1939-1993

Hochherr Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6348
Abstract

This collection consists of the personal papers of the Hochherr family of southwestern Germany. Materials include vital records, photographs, a genealogical chart, a family history, official records of family members’ deportations and deaths in extermination camps, an account of life in Nazi-occupied Holland, and an account of an escape to Switzerland. With the exception of the photographs, the collection consists entirely of photocopies.

Dates: circa 1910-2014; Majority of material found within 1936-1946

Inge Worth Estate Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25670
Abstract

This collection documents the life of Inge (née Josephsohn) Worth (1922-2016), born in the Free City of Danzig, Germany (now Gdansk, Poland), who immigrated with her parents to New York City in 1938 and then to Nebraska in 1947 with her first husband. Series I documents Inge’s life in Germany and its aftermath. Series II highlights Inge’s two marriages and milestone birthdays for both Inge and her second husband, Peter Worth. Series III chronicles Inge’s life in Lincoln. Series IV highlights Inge’s extensive travels throughout Europe and the United States. Series V includes general correspondence and greeting cards from mostly unknown senders.

Dates: 1880s-2016; 1950-1980

Kirby Kantor Fuchs Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25817
Abstract

The Kirby Kantor Fuchs Collection consists of the papers of Fred and Lisa Kirby and their family members in the Kantor, Fuchs, Mahrer, and Schüssler families. Most of the collection consists of the official documents of the family members, along with restitution correspondence, and details the family members' early lives in Europe and their later emigrations to England and the United States. The collection includes many official documents, restitution correspondence, family photographs, educational and professional papers, some genealogical research, and other papers.

Dates: 1888-2014; Majority of material found within 1922-2011

Leonie and Ernst Steiner Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25654
Abstract

The Leonie and Ernst Steiner collection contains photographs of three generations, official and legal documents and certificates of the time when the family members became American citizens. There is also some correspondence, for example from the young Eva Steiner in London to her father Ernst in the United States.

Dates: 1903-1980; Majority of material found within 1921-1947

Leopold Levi Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7041
Abstract

Leopold Levi was a merchant in Stuttgart. Most of the material in this collection gives information on his activities for Jewish organizations and the Jewish Community in Wuerttemberg. Levi was a member of the Oberrat der Israelitischen Religionsgemeinschaft Wuerttembergs (from 1919 to 1940) and of the Israelitisches Gemeindevorsteheramt. He also was an Oberkirchenvorsteher in the Oberkirchenbehoerde and he was active in the Chewra Kadischa. Furthermore he assisted the Juedische Nothilfe. During the years 1941-1943 he succeeded to immigrate to the United States. He died in 1968 in New York.

Dates: 1833-1986; Majority of material found within 1933-1952

Lucie Blau Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25419
Abstract

This collection contains personal and official papers of the Blau, Mahl, and Goldberg families of Vienna, Austria. The bulk of the records stems from the 1930s through the 1940s and relates to the immediate family of Lucie Blau (1932-2010) and to her aunt Etta Mahl née Stern and uncle Max Mahl. Materials include correspondence, vital records, immigration records, education and employment records, business records, arrangements for funerals and gravestones, and a few photographs and slides. Limited documentation of restitution efforts is also included.

Dates: 1893-circa 2010

Papers of Leo W. Schwarz

 Collection
Identifier: RG 294.1
Abstract

This collection, which is a sub-group of RG 294 Displaced Persons Camps, consists of the records of Leo W. Schwarz, the Director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC/JDC) for the U.S. Occupation Zone in Germany during the years 1946-1947. The papers pertain to his work with the JDC in Germany and to the history of the Jewish displaced persons in Germany after World War II.

Dates: 1940-1954

Ralph Moratz Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25827
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, official documents, photographs, and other archival materials pertaining to Ralph Moratz (1931-2016) and to his project to locate fellow survivors of his Kindertransport from Berlin to France in 1939. After arriving in France, Moratz and thirty-nine other boys sought refuge in the Chateau de Quincy, a Jewish Orphanage near Paris. In 1941, Moratz was able to escape occupied France with assistance from the Children's Aid Society OSE and resettle in New York.

Dates: 1881 – 2011; Majority of material found within 1939 – 1941; Majority of material found within 1995 - 2003

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

Rosa Traub Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25900
Abstract

The collection focuses on the wartime experiences of Rosa Traub and some of her extended family members. Included are Rosa Traub’s diary from Camp de Gurs, a photocopy of her identity card, her handwritten last will and testament, and other items, such as documents pertaining to her nephew Max Liebmann and photo negatives of Albert Einstein.

Dates: undated; 1920-1950s

Schweitzer Fürstenheim Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25935
Abstract

The Schweitzer Fürstenheim Family collection holds the papers of the interrelated Schweitzer and Furstenheim families, most prominently focusing on the lives of the attorney Ulrich Schweitzer, his parents Hugo and Charlotte Schweitzer, sister Isabel, and Charlotte’s father Franz Furstenheim. Papers of some related family members are also included. The collection contains the family’s comprehensive correspondence especially during their separation from 1937-1946, along with documentation of their lives in Germany and the United States, immigration, professional papers, extensive photographs, personal papers, and other documents. Ulrich Schweitzer’s professional work is also documented.

Dates: 1859-2020; Majority of material found within 1937-1950

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

Susan Graham Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25662
Abstract

The collection contains correspondence mostly authored by Stephanie and Franz Pisker, dispatched from Vienna, Austria and the Jewish ghetto in Opole, Poland to their daughter Susan (née Herta) in America, before Franz and Stefanie were killed in the extermination camp of Sobibor. Also included are official documents and letters pertaining to their unsuccessful attempt to immigrate to the United States and the questionnaires by the Austrian Heritage Collection of Susan and her husband John H. Graham.

Dates: 1938-1947; Majority of material found within 1939-1941

Willy Nordwind Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10551
Abstract

The collection documents Willy Nordwind’s efforts to bring as many German Jews as possible out of Germany before World War II. Included here is correspondence with those who had arrived or those whom Willy Nordwind was still trying to bring over.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1938-1939; 1921-1980s

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