Kindertransports (Rescue operations)
Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:
Charles Leigh Collection
The collection contains a compilation of letters sent to Charles Leigh (formerly Karlheinz Liebenau) and his sister Helga in England, where they had immigrated via Kindertransport, from their parents Max Liebenau and Dora Liebenau née Simke in Berlin. The letters are dated from May 1939, the time of their arrival in England, to November 1941, when their parents were deported to Riga. Photocopies of the original correspondence are accompanied by English translations.
Dorit B. Whiteman Collection
The bulk of the materials in this collection are drafts of articles by psychologist Dorit Whiteman on the experience of Holocaust survivors, including a full draft of the longer work The Uprooted. Additional materials include some photocopies of personal papers belonging to her mother, Lillian Stern Bader.
[Elizabeth Melamid collection]
The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence to the siblings Elisabeth and Margaret Jonas in Kent, England from their parents Julie and Julius Jonas and others in Hamburg, 1938-1939. Also included is the guestbook of the Melamid family in Antwerp and in New York, 1933-1949, containing signatures, drawings and photographs.
Ernst and Ruth Lissner Collection
This collection documents Ernst Lissner and Ruth Lissner née Stern (1924-1998), in particular Ruth's time in England after leaving Germany via Kindertransport. It includes correspondence and documents.
Ernst L. Rosenthal Collection
This collection contains correspondence and other documents relating to Ernst L. Rosenthal (1922- ) and his parents Bernhard Rosenthal (1882-1947), a leather merchant, and Margarethe née Jacobson (1896-1976). Most of the material is from the time period around World War Two, and includes correspondence among Ernst, living in England, his parents in New York, and their friends and family all over the world.
Frederich Mechner Barnard Collection
This collection consists primarily of three notebooks relating to Barnard's membership in the Labor Zionist youth movement Tchelet Lavan (1932-1938) and assorted notes from his years at Manor Farm (1938-1940), a residence in the United Kingdom to which he was brought by the Kindertransport.
Frederick Rosenbaum Collection
This collection contains correspondence and documents related to the adoption by an American couple of a Jewish orphan from Nazi Germany.
Gabrielle Kaufmann Koppell Collection
Correspondence, tax documents, manuscript about Palestine 1935; correspondence and documents related to the Kindertransport. The bulk of the collection consists of letters from Guenther und Werner Koppel, soldiers in World War I.
George Garrington Collection
Correspondence, personal documents, and photographs in this collection show the life of George Garrington (Grünbaum) from his youth in Berlin, through the war years spent in England, to his later life in the United States. These materials document his relationships with family and friends, as well as his education, immigration, military service, career in engineering, and organizations with which he was involved.
Hanns Fischer Family Collection
The Hanns Fischer family collection includes correspondence of Hanns and Ellen Fischer in Bolivia with their daughters Marianne and Konstanze in Berkhamsted, England, where they had gone by Kindertransport. Also included are the memoirs of Ellen and Konstanze as well as of Hanns’s brother Rudolph; poems, genealogy tables and some photography. A few letters exchanged between Hanns Fischer and Thomas Mann and Karl Jaspers can be found among other professional and personal correspondence.
Horst Rosenberg Collection
Horst Rosenberg (1925-2010) was born in Koblenz, Germany and emigrated to England via a Kindertransport and eventually immigrated to the United States. This collection consists mainly of his personal correspondence, emigration and immigration papers, and restitution materials. Other items include official papers on his parents, Max and Rosel Rosenberg, a few positive and negative photographs, and a handwritten poem.
Joe Quittner Collection
This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Joseph (Joe) Quittner, mostly correspondence and notebook entries but also including photographs, pictures and newspaper clippings, family papers, personal and professional writings, and other personal documents. These materials reflect Joe Quittner’s childhood experiences in Vienna (Austria) during the Nazi regime, his escape via Kindertransport to England in 1938, and his work as a radio engineer in England as well as a radio technician in Canada. The collection also provides information about the rest of his family, especially his parents Egon and Amalie Quittner (Weltmann), who died in the Holocaust.
Kindertransport Memorial Collection
This collection contains materials on remembrances of the Kindertransport. Materials include correspondence, handwritten notes, memorial programs, the text of a speech by Gerhard Schroeder, membership directories, annual reports, synopses and advertisements for publications and films on the Kindertransport, and materials from a 1999 reunion of individuals who were part of the Kindertransport.
Kurt Seelig Collection
This collection contains materials by and about Kurt Seelig and his family. The majority relates to Kurt's time with Bernard and Winifred Schlesinger, who in 1939 opened a London hostel for 12 German-Jewish children that had arrived via Kindertransport. The collection contains mostly photocopies, except for Kurt Seelig's diary of 1939 and 1940.
Margarete Kollisch Collection
This collection contains the papers of the writer Margarete Kollisch. The main subject of the collection is her life and writing, although material concerning other members of the family are also present. The collection consists of typescripts and manuscripts, correspondence, official documents, articles and clippings, photographs, audiocassettes, and notes.
The collection contains various vital documents, records, and correspondence relating to the Mosevius and Bloch families.
Ogutsch and Katz Family Collection
This collection contains official certificates documenting the lives of four family members of the Ogutsch-Katz family. Also included are report cards, clippings, correspondence, and obituaries, as well as many photographs.
Peter Kollisch Collection
Ralph Moratz Collection
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.
Resi Weglein Collection
This collection contains the papers of Resi Weglein and reflects various periods of her life, especially the time period 1942 to 1945. Resi Weglein and her husband Siegmund Weglein were deported to Theresienstadt in August 1942, where she helped to provide health services to the detainees. The bulk of the documents in the collection consist of personal correspondence, restitution materials, emigration and immigration papers, and photographs. The collection also includes two handwritten notebooks of Resi Weglein and associated manuscripts which reflect her experiences as a nurse in Theresienstadt. The collection also provides information about the rest of her family, especially her husband Siegmund Weglein, who served in World War I, and her son Walter Weglein (later Weglyn), who was rescued via Kindertransport. Also included are clippings, book reviews, reports and correspondence from the War Refugee Board, and an assortment of materials pertaining to the Theresienstadt period.
Ruth Knox Family Collection
The collection contains a brief essay by Ruth Knox née Liebermensch regarding her childhood in Mannheim and emigration from Germany; song printed on the occasion of the wedding of Samuel Liebermensch and Gisela Schiff; and sheet music edited by Samuel Liebermensch, entitled "Lieder des jüdischen Hauses."
Siegfried and Ruth Kummer Bodenheimer Family Collection
This collection contains the personal documents of Siegfried and Ruth Kummer Bodenheimer, dating mostly from before the couple was married in 1946. It holds vital documents, family photographs, postcards, secondary school documents, and materials related to Siegfried’s service in the United States Army during World War II.
Sonia Marder Better Collection
This collection contains personal documents of Sonia Marder Better. The materials include correspondence; official documents; transcripts of school records; poems; notes; and photographs. The majority of the materials relate to the correspondence between Sonia and her parents; documents relating to her migration the United Kingdom and USA; as well as pictures that document the life of Sonia Marder Better and her family.
Tarnowski Family Collection
The Tarnowski Family Collection provides documentation on the lives of Tarnowski and related family members' lives during the late 1930s and 1940s. The bulk of the collection consists of personal correspondence sent to Klaus Günther Tarnowski in Sweden from 1939-1942 but documentation, including official correspondence from German government offices, is also present on property of the Tarnowski and Friedmann families. Most prominent among the collection's personal correspondence are Georg, Marie, and Hans Tarnowski, as well as Betty Friedmann.