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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

Brüder Böhm Company Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25122
Abstract

The Brüder Böhm Company Collection includes materials documenting the operations of the company that was involved in the production of hats and had plants in Vienna, Austria and Neutitschein, Czechoslovakia (now Nový Jicín, Czech Republic). There is also a small amount of personal materials pertaining to the lives of the owners of the company, the brothers Joseph and Victor Böhm and their cousin Richard Böhm, as well as some other members of the Böhm family.

Dates: 1910-1979; Majority of material found within 1938-1965

Ernst Heumann Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25752
Abstract

The Ernst Heumann Family Collection documents three generations of this family, including members of the Messer, van Gelder, Oppenheim, Haas, and related families. Much of the collection centers on how the businessman Ernst Heumann and his wife Hedi née Messer established themselves in the United States and built their family, although documentation on their early lives in Germany and their emigration is also present. Although the bulk of the collection consists of the family's extensive personal correspondence, official and personal documents are also a central part of the collection. The collection contains correspondence; official documents; educational documents; family writing including poems, essays and short stories; travel memorabilia; some immigration papers; legal documents; Ernst Heumann's business correspondence and papers; family trees; and other documentation.

Dates: 1843-1999; Majority of material found in 1918-1931; 1950-1981

Gerda Dittmann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10484
Abstract

The Gerda Dittmann Collection includes personal and business materials pertaining to the Dittmann and Ottensooser families and consists of correspondence, personal, business, and legal documents, clippings, poetry, and notebooks.

Dates: 1889-1979

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

Guido Kisch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 787
Abstract

The Guido Kisch Collection documents the life and professional activities of Guido Kisch, teacher, researcher, and scholar in the field of Legal History. It also documents personal and to a lesser degree professional lives of some of the other members of the Kisch family, most notably his brother, Bruno Kisch, a cardiologist, and their father, Alex Kisch, who was a rabbi and a writer. The collection includes brochures, booklets, clippings, correspondence, financial documents, minutes, notes, off prints, photographs, printed materials, and writings.

Dates: 1794-1986; Majority of material found within 1920-1971

Levy - Mayer - Scherman family collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25634
Abstract

This collection documents the survival of Alfred, Meta, Marlyse and Theo Levy during the Nazi regime in the Saar, Luxembourg and France. Amongst others it encompasses the voluminous correspondence between the Levy and the Scherman families during World War II and their restitution papers. The register of surviving members of the Jewish community in Saarbrücken after 1945 is one of the remarkable documents in this collection.

Dates: 1928–1981; Majority of material found within 1940-1971

Peter Lipman-Wulf Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3270
Abstract

The Peter Lipman-Wulf Collection documents the life and professional activities of Peter Lipman-Wulf, a sculptor and a teacher; it includes correspondence, writings and interviews, printed materials, personal, professional, and financial documents, and drawings. The bulk of the collection consists of both, personal and professional correspondence and biographical and professional writings with other types of materials constituting a far smaller portion of the collection.

Dates: 1917-1995; Majority of material found within 1940-1993

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

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

Richard Lebrecht Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25077
Abstract

The Richard Lebrecht Collection includes genealogical and other types of materials pertaining to the Lebrecht, Gutmann, and Einstein families as well as materials dealing with the personal life and professional activities of Richard Lebrecht. The collection includes a wealth of original genealogical materials such as charts, tables, documents, photographs, and correspondence as well as materials pertaining to Richard Lebrecht.

Dates: 1826-2005

Rudolf and Victoria Pordes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10516
Abstract

The Rudolf and Victoria Pordes Collection primarily comprises material on the life and work of the furrier and artist Rudolf Pordes. Included is documentation of his immigration from Vienna through Belgium and France to the United States. Material on his professional work is also prevalent. This collection contains correspondence, official papers and certificates, notes, publications, photographs and legal documents.

Dates: 1912-1985; Majority of material found in 1939-1959

Rudolph E. Friedman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25803
Abstract

The Rudolph E. Friedman Collection contains the papers and extensive correspondence of this businessman. The collection centers on his early life in Germany, emigration and early years in the United States, and his military service during World War II. Some information on his family is also available. The collection consists largely of correspondence and documentation of his military service, but also includes a small amount of official documents and personal papers.

Dates: 1928-1946, 1973-2000s; Majority of material found within 1933-1945

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

Walter Herzfeld Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7278
Abstract

The collection documents professional activities of Walter Herzfeld in the period before WW II and also, to a smaller degree, professional activities of his grandfather Abraham Herzfeld. The bulk of the collection consists of financial and legal documents and professional correspondence. Also included here are printed materials, drawings, personal correspondence, and educational documents.

Dates: 1883-1948