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Restitution and indemnification claims (1933- ) -- Restitution Claim Files

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Alfred Schutz Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25500
Abstract This collection comprises the family papers of the social scientist Alfred Schutz and his family members, including his wife, parents and daughter. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence, especially concerning family members' immigration. Aside from correspondence, the collection holds official, travel and identification papers and vital records, the creative writing of Alfred Schutz and other family members, and a small amount of material on restitution and genealogy.
Dates: 1868-2005; Majority of material found within 1935-1959

Alicia Latzer Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25471
Abstract This collection contains correspondence, vital records, and other materials pertaining to restitution claims against Austria by Alicia Latzer on behalf of herself, her sister, Renata Latzer de Davids, aka Renée Latzer, and their parents Aladár and Elsa Latzer. Also included are Hungarian land ownership records and Spanish translations of various vital documents. It also contains a small amount of personal material, and genealogical materials about the descendents of Moses Latzer (1810-1905) and Albert Löwy (1836-1902).
Dates: 1868-2008

Bunzl Group of Companies Collection

Identifier: AR 25318
Abstract The Bunzl Group of Companies Collection documents the history of this company and its subsidiary divisions, especially its financial history. The collection includes articles and reports on the history of the company, restitution documents, correspondence relating to the sale, transfer or purchase of shares in the company, newspaper clippings, and extensive annual reports, directors' reports, and employee newsletters.
Dates: 1857-2008; Majority of material found within 1949-1985

Denise Wilde Family Collection Addenda

Identifier: AR 25877
Abstract The collection contains materials relating to the members of the Wilde family that are addenda to the Denise Wilde Family Collection (AR 25189). The items in this collection consist primarily of restitution correspondence, official documents such as birth and death certificates, as well as a few personal notes by Bertha Wilde and family trees.
Dates: undated, 1906-1969; Majority of material found in 1952-1969

Ephemera - Israeli Stamps and First Day Covers, undated, 1940s-1983

 File — Box 2, Folder: 17
Scope and Contents From the File: Bulk dates for Series III are 1927-1968.

The Photographs and Ephemera series contains the photographs that did not logically fall into any of the folders in Series I or II; other photographs may be found in Series I and II .

Folder 2/15 contains loose photographs, mostly identified, both before and after World War II. It includes members of Stein and Marcus families, and photographs of the exterior of the Stein’s home in London, 1939-1940. Pictured in color are photographs of the exterior of the Stein’s apartment while living in London, 1939-1940.

Folder 2/16 contains photographs that were removed from a binder album in their existing order within the binder sleeves. There are photographs of family members in Germany before WWII labeled “1939”; of the Stein family home interior before leaving Berlin in 1939; and of Stein family visits to Germany after the war of exteriors of former homes and cemeteries where family is buried. Folder 2/17 consists of a leather-bound photo album dated 1927-1928, in French, by an unknown creator.

Folder 2/18 holds stamps and first day covers, predominantly in Hebrew.
Dates: undated, 1940s-1983

Eric Kruh Collection

Identifier: AR 25816
Abstract The Eric Kruh Collection contains documentation on the life of Eric Kruh, including his early years in Austria, his life in England, Canada. and New York, his work as a professor in New York, and his restitution claims for the persecution that led him to flee Austria in 1938. The collection includes personal and professional correspondence, official documents, curricula vitae and résumés, lecture notes for courses he taught, course exams, and correspondence and forms related to restitution and pension payments.
Dates: 1938-2012; Majority of material found within 1968-2010

Eve Cholmar Collection

Identifier: AR 25263
Abstract This collection documents the appropriation of the business and property of the Langfelder family, most prominently the D. Langfelder shoe factory. Eve Cholmar née Langfelder and her nephew Steven Goldner applied for restitution for damages in 2003. The materials in the collection consist of correspondence, legal documents, government files, a detailed exposé of the D. Langfelder shoe factory, a family tree with inheritance and property ownership tables, and applications for restitution.
Dates: 1923-2003

Hans and Grete Hochhauser family collection

Identifier: AR 12070
Abstract The bulk of the collections consists of correspondence and official documents about disappropriation of the family business, ”Otto Hochhauser Feinleder Manufaktur" in Vienna, Austria in 1938 (photocopies and some originals.) Also included are records pertaining to education and emigration, as are photographs, as well as compositions and lyrics by Grete Hochhauser, née Barkan.
Dates: 1897-1948, 2005

Harry Colish Collection

Identifier: AR 6888
Abstract This collection contains documents pertaining to Harry Colish and his sister Kate Kolish, including correspondence, family trees, official and financial documents and photographs.
Dates: 1909-1996; Majority of material found within 1909-1977

James May Collection

Identifier: AR 5110
Abstract This collection contains materials from the life of James May (1921- ). In particular, it documents via correspondence and clippings his ongoing engagement with his home town of Heilbronn, Germany, starting in the 1960s but particularly in the 1980s. It also includes other correspondence, personal papers, military materials, restitution files, genealogical materials relating to the family of his mother, Thekla Sänger May, and clippings and documents about his professional life as a textile designer.
Dates: 1883-2011

Joseph Friedmann Collection

Identifier: AR 6240 / MF 814
Abstract Photocopies of correspondence from the Joseph Friedmann family from Czechoslovakia
Dates: 1931-1982

Kirby Kantor Fuchs Family 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

Kurt and Grete Goldsmith Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25681
Abstract The collection contains materials relating to Kurt Goldsmith, a New York-based photographer, and his wife Grete née Lendt. Kurt and his family escaped Nazi Germany to ultimately settle in New York City. The materials trace the journey that they and their family took to seek asylum in the United States. The collection is made up of personal documents, correspondence, photographs, and other archival materials.
Dates: 1880s- 2010s

Lowell Loewenthal Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25306
Abstract This collection contains materials related to Steven Lowell (born Loewenthal) and his ancestors. It includes historical family documents, genealogical research, and photographs, as well as files concerning Lowell’s efforts at gaining restitution from the Austrian government.
Dates: 1896-2006

Lucie Benedikt collection

Identifier: AR 25692
Abstract The collection focuses primarily on Lucie Benedikt’s efforts to receive restitution and a pension from the Austrian government. Also included are a few personal items.
Dates: 1966-2000

Lucie Blau Family 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

Renate Bridenthal Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25810
Abstract The Renate Bridenthal Family Collection primarily documents the lives and especially the emigration experiences of Renate Bridenthal's parents, Elchunon and Irene Rubin. Papers of Irene Rubin are prominent in the collection and include restitution correspondence and her writing. Documents related to Renate and her brother Harribald's early lives and emigration is are also present. The collection consists of extensive personal and restitution correspondence, official documents, newspaper clippings regarding Irene Rubin's death, drafts of her writing, and three albums.
Dates: 1891-2016; Majority of material found within 1930-1963

United Restitution Organization New York Office Collection

Identifier: AR 25089
Abstract This collection contains records of the New York office of the United Restitution Organization (URO). Materials include newsletters, reports, copies of laws concerning restitution, limited correspondence, and a few clippings.
Dates: 1950-1988

Walter Eberstadt Collection

Identifier: AR 25366
Abstract The Walter Eberstadt Collection documents Walter Eberstadt’s efforts to recover art works belonging to his grandparents that were appropriated by the Nazi government. The collection consists of Walter Eberstadt’s correspondence with lawyers, art historians, museum, and government organizations in Holland and Germany. Additional materials include printed materials, invoices, and publications about Jan Toorop’s art.
Dates: 1945-1951, 1998-2007