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David Heimann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7284
Abstract

The bulk of the collection consists of the personal correspondence generated by a number of the members of the Heimann family and prose and poetry composed by David Heimann for various celebratory family events. Other materials include photographs, documents, and genealogical materials.

Dates: 1891-2008; Majority of material found in 1901-1951

Josephine Zwirn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11041
Abstract

The collection contains questionnaires I + II of the Austrian Heritage Collection at the Leo Baeck Institute. Included are photocopies of correspondence and official documents pertaining to Walter Schwarz’s imprisonment in the Dachau concentration camp; as well as various materials, such as photocopies of vital records and emigration papers pertaining to Josephine Zwirn’s second husband, Otto Zwirn; and photocopies of photographs of Josephine’s parents, Karl and Hilda Schindler.

Dates: 1914-1999

Lilly Isler Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7173
Abstract

The collection contains the correspondence of Lilly Isler and her family regarding daily life and their attempts to get her mother, Gisela Klug, out of Vienna.

Dates: 1938-1946

Ludwig Neumann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6374
Abstract

The collection contains primarily documents relating to Ludwig Neumann's attempts to emigrate to a variety of countries, as well as other professional and personal correspondence.

Dates: 1909-1964

Martin Hauser Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4465
Abstract

This collection consists mainly of the diaries of Zionist Martin Hauser. Born in Berlin in 1913, Hauser emigrated to Palestine in 1933. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force during World War II and was involved in the liberation of Dachau. In addition to his diaries from 1929-1951, the collection includes speeches, Zionist circulars, and military reports.

Dates: 1928-2002

Recollections of Klara and Otto Markstein

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10579
Abstract

Recording of a reading about experiences as internees in Nazi Germany and as refugees in Latin America.

Dates: [unknown]

Renee Aldor Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10986
Abstract

The primary focus of the Renee Aldor Collection is on the immigration experience of Renee and Ernst Aldor and Ernst Aldor's internment in Dachau. Documentation on these subjects includes various official documents, including identification papers, immigration documentation, and some correspondence. In addition, about half of the collection consists of photographs, including family snapshots and a photo album.

Dates: 1921-1990s; Majority of material found within 1938-1969

Rudolph Shaffert Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25896
Abstract

The collection contains Rudolph Shaffert’s personal and official correspondence, restitution claims, newspaper clippings, photographs, and official documents from Austria and the United States as well as immigration records from the United States. It includes official and personal documents and photographs from other family members.

Dates: 1906-1996; Majority of material found within 1934-1967

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

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

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