Latin America -- Emigration and immigration
Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:
Albert Phiebig Collection
This collection contains materials collected and created by Albert Phiebig in the course of his genealogical work. It primarily documents the history of the Phiebig family and related families, but also contains original materials from his ancestors and genealogical tables of other German-Jewish families, as well as other genealogical material and a few personal materials.
Anton Finkelstein Collection
The Anton Finkelstein Collection documents some of the written work of Anton Finkelstein in philosophy, politics and literature. It contains unpublished manuscripts on assorted topics within these fields as well as his discussions via correspondence with Hanns Fischer. A few letters by others and typescripts by Fischer are also included.
Carol Davidson Baird Collection
The Carol Davidson Baird Papers contain documentation of her family history. The collection includes copies of photographs, certificates and letters of various family members since 1862. It also contains genealogical charts reaching back to the 15th century.
Council of Jews from Germany Collection
This collection contains the records of the Council of Jews from Germany (Council for the Protection of the Rights and Interests of Jews from Germany). It represents the interests of former German Jews in matters of restitution and indemnification, legislation, contacts with successor organizations for heirless Jewish property in West Germany, and social work activities, and was a founding member of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany (the Claims Conference). The records primarily range from the 1950s to the 1970s, and include correspondence concerning all aspects of restitution, particularly with the Claims Conference, internal minutes and other administrative and financial documents, and a small amount of cultural material.
David W. Bikles Family Collection
The collection contains extensive correspondence sent from Siegmund and Therese Wronkow and Adolf and Helene Salomon to their children and grandchildren in Ecuador. The letters describe in great detail the deprivations and restrictions of the remaining Jewish community, from forced leaving of their homes to smaller and smaller quarters, closing of Jewish old age homes and hospitals to final deportations. As the Jewish community was deprived of their monies, their posessions or any means of making a living they sank lower and lower into poverty. This caused a great strain on family relations and available social services.
Davidsohn Family Collection
This collection contains material about the Rothenstein and Davidsohn families, such as vital records, photographs, and restitution documents.
Eduard Strauss Collection
This collection contains the writings and correspondence of Eduard Strauss. Strauss was a chemist and philosopher who taught at the Freies Juedisches Lehrhaus in Frankfurt am Main and later immigrated to New York, where he helped establish a new Lehrhaus.
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.
Frank L. Herz Collection
This collection contains materials from Frank L. Herz, primarily his correspondence about his birthplace of Heilbronn, Germany, and correspondence concerning his uncle, noted Communist and Social Democrat Paul Levi. It also contains correspondence with East German writer Ludwig Renn, some clippings and printed materials about Heilbronn, a small amount of miscellaneous personal correspondence, and four photographs.
Freund Family Collection, Gross-Strehlitz
The collection comprises primarily documents regarding the legal battle of the Freund family to receive restitution for losses during World War II.
Fritz Reiche Collection
Papers in this collection pertain to the academic life and career of theoretical physicist Fritz Reiche in Germany and the United States. Included are a curriculum vitae, memoirs, letters of recommendation, clippings from public documents such as newspaper articles, faculty letters, obituaries, as well as some personal correspondence, a death certificate, a manuscript and a few photographs.
Fritz Seckel Collection
The Fritz Seckel Collection contains the correspondence between Fritz Seckel (Seckelsohn) and his family during World War I and the correspondence to his daughter Irene during World War II.
Fritz Victor Lenel Family Collection
This collection consists of a "Lenel family archive" created by Fritz Victor Lenel. In addition to materials common in genealogical collections, such as genealogical tables and photocopies of archival documents, this collection includes original material relating to Lenel's ancestors, many of whom were prominent members of the Mannheim Jewish community, and very thorough research notes and correspondence with distant relatives.
Frost and Wegner Family Collection
This collection holds the documents of Ismar Frost, his wife Rose Frost (née Wegner) and their family. The collection consists of private correspondence, professional and official correspondence, a large amount of restitution documents, personal documents and family photographs. It also holds Ismar Frost’s and other’s writings – fiction and non-fiction.
Gerrard Salomon Collection
Diaries of Gerd-Adolf Salomon (1937-1939); photos from school; publications from Eerde school (1934-1939); school assignments; school report card (1936), letters, photos; poems with illustrations; marriage of Annie Mann and Lutz Salomon and list with guests (1924); marriage announcement; biography.
Hannelore Floersheimer Family Collection
Documents and correspondence pertaining to Hannelore Floersheimer and her family
Hans J. Sachs Collection
This collection documents three generations of German-Jewish dentists: Josef Wilhelm Sachs (1816-1879), Wilhelm Sachs (1849-1929), and Hans J. Sachs (1881-1974). It primarily contains vital, education, and professional documents, such as marriage and birth records, diplomas, handwritten account books, letters of reference, and printed material about dentistry. It also includes printed material about Hans Sachs's renowned poster collection.
Hans Martin Schwarz Collection
This collection contains clippings of articles by Hans Martin Schwarz (1917, Hamburg – 2006, New York, better known as Martin Ebon), published between 1934 and 1938 in German-Jewish newspapers on a wide variety of subjects such as sports, emigration, the political situation in Germany, and religious attitudes of the young. It also contains reviews of his books "Einer wie Du und Ich" and "Heiteres, Besinnliches, Nachdenkliches."
Hella Mautner Collection
Letters sent to Hella Mautner during World War II from friends and relatives in Europe in German, English, Czech and occasionally French.
HIAS-ICA Emigration Association HICEM Collection
This collection contains records of the HIAS-ICA Emigration Association HICEM, an organization that supported the emigration of European Jews. It was created in 1927 by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), the Jewish Colonization Association (ICA), and Emig-Direkt. Materials include minutes, correspondence, administrative records, and reports on the situation of Jews in various parts of Europe.
High Commission for Refugees from Germany Collection
The collection consists of copies of correspondence on the placement of German refugees from the office of High Commissioner James G. McDonald with numerous refugee-aid organizations and prominent individuals as well as minutes of commission meetings, press releases, reports of commission subcommittees dealing with finances, passports, travel regulations and special problems of emigration by professionals.
Ilse and Eric Dean Collection
This collection consists primarily of letters from Ilse Glaser Dean to her later husband, Eric Henry Dean between 1952 and 1964. It also contains many photographs of the Deans and their relatives and friends from the 1930s until the 1970s. Additionally it holds correspondence by Wolfgang Schwerin to Ilse and Eric Dean between 1952 and 1988 and a collection of official and personal documents.
This is a collection of clippings pertaining mostly to German-Jewish individuals, whose life, accomplishment, or death had been noteworthy enough to trigger the interest of an editor at a newspaper or a journal. From the 1960s to the end of the 20th century, archivists at the Leo Baeck Institute perused dailies, immigrants’ journals and periodicals of special interest groups in the United States, in Israel, in various European countries and beyond to discover traces of the scattered survivors of German-speaking Jewry. Birthday celebrations, special anniversaries and obituaries as well as reports about deeds and accomplishments were clipped from the publications and collected. Today, these clippings bear testimony of all these individuals’ lives and German speaking Jewry as a whole.
Katzenstein Family Collection
The Katzenstein Family Collection holds the papers and correspondence of Martin Katzenstein and Anna Charlotte Katzenstein. The collection contains genealogical materials, personal letters, and official papers relating to Anna's time spent living in England and Chile.
Leo Abraham Collection
The Leo Abraham Collection documents the immigration of Leo Abraham to the United States on the eve of World War II. The collection contains mostly personal papers and correspondence to his family who he attempted to get clearance to immigrate as well. After 1945, most of the papers in the collection are related to restitution for his loss of property.
Leo Baeck Institute Institutional Archives
Series V of the Leo Baeck Institute Institutional Archives consists of clippings, photographs, A/V materials, and a few other original documents that have been assembled at LBI New York, 1955-1997.
Leopold Krämer Collection
This collection contains Leopold Kraemer's certification documents as a teacher and cantor, professional recommendations, and liturgical sheet music.
Nachtlicht Family Collection
Collection of personal documents of Ursula and Ilse Nachtlicht such as certificates, correspondence, photos, clippings, notebooks.
Oscar Meyer Family Collection
This collection documents the experience of the Meyer family with a focus on the years from 1933 to 1943. Oscar Meyer was a successful businessman in Essen, Germany. Unable to escape National Socialist persecution himself, he was able to send his son Gerd to England in 1939. Oscar, his wife Cypora née Bendik (alternatively Carola or Karola Bendick), and their daughter Marya (alternatively Marga) were taken to Poland on October 26, 1941 and perished outside Łódź. Gerd joined the British army to fight Germany in 1944. After the war, he moved to Israel, changed his name to Gad Meiry, and later immigrated to the United States. The collection contains photocopies of family photographs, residency records from Essen, business records, Gestapo files, the passport of Gerd Meyer, and records of the seizure of the Meyer estate used for restitution claims.
Otto Käufler Collection
Most of this collection consists of correspondence between the Käuflers in Ecuador and acquaintances in their hometown of Prostějov (Prossnitz); there are also two ship passenger lists from the year 1939.