Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
This collection contains almanacs, programs, newsletters, pamphlets and local and regional publications issued by the clothing workers union. Includes material relating to the union's conventions, insurance fund, cultural activities, cooperative housing, and health and welfare programs.
About half of this collection covers the genealogy of the Braunthal family in France, Austria, Poland, the Ukraine, and the United States as documented by Gerard Braunthal. The other half is devoted the restitution claims made by Frieda Silbermann (later Frances Selby), one of the Braunthal family members. Materials include genealogical tables, vital documents, correspondence, legal documents, and financial records.
This collection documents the family history of art historian Julius S. Held (1905-2002), who was born in Mosbach, Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1934. The bulk of the collection consists of personal family correspondence. Other materials include genealogical tables, a few business and educational records, personal notes, a few anti-Semitic flyers, clippings, a ketubah, and a portrait of Rabbi David Sinzheim.
This collection contains the bank and investment records of Grete Lebach née Weilheimer (1910-1998) and her husband Erich Lebach (1905-1988) as well as a few personal items. The materials date from the time of Grete Lebach’s immigration to the United States in 1939 through the early 1970s and include personal bank and investment records, ledgers, correspondence, financial reports, and a few personal items such as notes and introduction cards.
The Neumann and Jacks Family Collection contains papers of members of these families, with documentation of their lives in Germany and their immigration to the United States. Official documents of members of the Berger (Hirschfeld) and Oschinsky families are also present. The collection largely consists of official documents or certificates but also holds celebratory memorabilia, photographs, poems, copies of newspaper clippings and official correspondence.
The collection represents Uwe Westphal’s research material for his book about the heydays and ultimate destruction of Berlin’s clothing and fashion industry, 1836-1939: ‘Berliner Konfektion und Mode : die Zerstoerung einer Tradition’.