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Correspondence

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 55 Collections and/or Records:

Adolf Wolfermann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1957
Overview This collection mostly consists of personal correspondence, including communications from relatives and friends interned in concentration camps in France, Lublin, and Theresienstadt, and letters regarding the establishment of an agrarian training camp for Jews in Italy.
Dates: 1934-1962; Majority of material found in 1934-1946

Albert Dann Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 98
Overview This collection contains a wide variety of materials concerning Albert Dann, his ancestors, and children. Included are genealogical materials, correspondence, biographical information, and official, business, and restitution documents.
Dates: 1819-1978

Anna Schneider Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25715
Overview The Anna Schneider Correspondence contains a large body of correspondence between 1939 and 1945, plus a small amount of genealogical information gathered in 1993.
Dates: 1939-1947, 1993; Majority of material found in 1939-1941

Annie Heim Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6142
Overview The collection consists primarily of correspondence to Annie Heim from her brother Ernst Bernstein regarding his efforts to emigrate with his wife. There also also documents and correspondence pertaining to the composer Rudolf Senger.
Dates: 1938-1973

Archives of the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25443
Overview This collection contains the records of the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews, an organization founded in 1961, in New York City, by members of the Joseph Popper unit of B’nai B’rith, to foster and disseminate knowledge about the history and culture of Jews in the Czech and Slovak lands. Along with the Joseph Popper unit and, later, the Holocaust Survivors of Slovakia, the society sponsored an annual memorial service held in New York City to honor Czechoslovak Jews who perished in the Holocaust. A majority of the records are from the tenure of Rabbi Norman Patz as president (1994-2008). The materials primarily comprise correspondence, and items related to the annual memorial service, including texts of addresses, and yizkor memorial booklets. Also included are meeting minutes, letters to the membership, financial reports, writings, speeches, obituaries, clippings, photographs, and printed ephemera. The society's correspondence reflects its participation in cultural events related to Czech and Slovak Jewish history, as well as its relationship to the Jewish communities in the Czech Republic and, to a lesser extent, Slovakia; some correspondence with members contains genealogical information.
Dates: 1962-2010; Majority of material found within 1992-2010

Bernhard Kolb Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 360 / MF 1021
Overview This collection holds the papers of Bernhard Kolb, the business manager of the Jewish Community of Nuremberg. Among the material here are personal papers with some information on the Kolb family as well as a small amount of papers of Hans and Käte Bruck and some material on Jewish communities, especially that of Nuremberg. However, the collection is largely comprised of records from Theresienstadt and the offices of Der Stürmer, the Nazi newspaper. The collection includes official records such as lists, reports and announcements; correspondence; unpublished manuscripts; notes; and some photographs and drawings.
Dates: 1778-1977; Majority of material found within 1929-1944

Bernhard Wolff Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 5482
Overview This collection documents the family of Bernhard Wolff, extending back to his earliest known ancestor in 1646 through his grandchildren born in the 1970s. Born in Esens (Ostfriesland, Germany), Bernhard escaped National Socialist persecution by emigrating to Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1938, followed shortly thereafter by his wife Fanny née Mitau. His six siblings and mother Flora née Oppenheimer also emigrated, eventually settling in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, or the U.S. The collection contains correspondence, family trees, vital records, official documents, and photographs of family and Jewish historical sites. Also included are a three-volume family chronicle and a two-volume collection of materials on the Jewish community of Esens (Ostfriesland) created by Bernhard Wolff. A unique highlight of the collection is the postcard album belonging to Fanny’s mother Ida Mitau née Jacobsohn, who was not able to escape Germany and perished in Theresienstadt.
Dates: 1881-1991; Majority of material found within 1938-1988

Bertha Badt-Strauss Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3945
Overview The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence to Bertha Badt-Strauss from various writers and friends between 1940 and 1969. The letters deal with topics related to emigration/immigration, Judaism, Zionism and publishing opportunities in the United States and Mexico. Included are manuscripts, poems, photographs and clippings of Badt-Strauss's correspondents, as well as some of her own writings.
Dates: 1935-2011; Majority of material found within 1940-1969

Buchheim Jonas Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25755
Overview The Buchheim Jonas Family Collection holds documentation of various branches of the Jonas family of Waldbreitbach, Germany, especially the descendants of Louis Jonas and Ella Buchheim, and tells of their emigration from Germany. In addition, it documents aspects of the life of Meier Buchheim of Dauborn, Germany, especially his attempt to emigrate and later death. The collection includes many family photographs, family trees, correspondence, official documents, material on the village of Waldbreitbach, and other documentation.
Dates: 1920-2017

Curt Bejach collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10876
Overview The majority of the materials in this collection consist of original and some published documents pertaining to the Berlin physician Curt Bejach and his family. Also included are original correspondence and published articles about the physicist Samuel Goudsmit.
Dates: 1919-1996

David Friedman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6988/MF 742
Overview David Friedman (Friedmann; 1893-1980) was an artist in Berlin. During the Nazi Holocaust, he was incarcerated in the Lodz Ghetto and Auschwitz. He resumed his artistic career immediately after the war and then immigrated to the United States. His papers include artwork, memoirs, and essays focusing on his experiences in the Holocaust.
Dates: 1923-2006

Edmund Hadra Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1249
Overview This collection holds papers of the physician and author Edmund Hadra. Much of the collection is composed of unpublished manuscripts of his writing, a significant part of which is autobiographical in nature and describe some of the most notable events of his life. In addition to these works are other writings on themes such as literature and art. The collection additionally contains official, educational and professional documentation, some correspondence and a few research notes.
Dates: 1877-1971; Majority of material found within 1939-1966

Elsa Oestreicher Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 328 / MF 1085
Overview Elsa Oestreicher, née Herz, born in Berlin in 1878 and married to the physician D. Jacques Oestreicher, was a successful cooking instructor and author of cookbooks. In 1942 she was deported to Theresienstadt where she also worked as a cook, cooking instructor and as head of the soup-kitchen until her liberation in 1945. The collection contains Elsa Oestreicher’s notes on Theresienstadt, concentration-camp insignia, correspondence, poems and memoirs by her as well as official documents such as certificates related to her profession.
Dates: 1878-1963; Majority of material found within 1942-1945

Ernst Solinger Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25395
Overview This collection documents the experiences of members of the Solinger and Vogel families of Aschaffenburg, Germany with a particular focus on Ernst Solinger (1913-2008) and his wife Martha née Vogel (1917-2007). Materials include correspondence, photographs, poems, vital records, property and inheritance papers. Also included are records of Ernst and Martha Solinger’s emigration, education, banking, and taxes, as well as their efforts to sponsor their parents’ emigration and their later restitution efforts on behalf of their parents.
Dates: 1915-1998

Eva Heilberg Schäffer Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25411
Overview The collection consists of private correspondence, personal documents and writings of Eva Heilberg Schäffer, her parents, her husband Hans Schäffer, her daughters and other relatives and friends.
Dates: 1849-1995; Majority of material found within 1890-1945

Flora Morstadt Collection

 Collection
Identifier: DM 348
Overview The Flora Morstadt Collection documents the life of Flora Morstadt and her family mainly through the years 1938-1944. The bulk of the collection is comprised of letters from Flora Morstadt to her family during World War II. Other materials include documents relating to emigration, post-war identification cards, and Flora Morstadt’s recipe book.
Dates: 1929-1987; Majority of material found within 1939-1945

Frank families collection.

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11941
Overview Writings (all photocopies) by Richard Frank and his sister, Hedwig Ems, as well as by Reinhard Frank.
Dates: [unknown]

Gerald Weiss Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25393
Overview This collection documents the history of the Weiss family with a focus on Gerald Weiss’ parents Jacob and Selma Weiss née Falk and their siblings. Jacob (alternatively Köbes) Weiss (1883-1965) was born the second of nine children to the cattle dealer Albert Weiss and his wife Mathilde Amalie née Michel. As a young man, he lived in Cologne and started a bed linen manufacturing business, S & J Weiss, with his brother Siegmund. As the situation for Jews in Germany worsened in the 1930s, he and Siegmund smuggled money from the business to banks in Holland to aid in the Weiss family’s emigration. Jacob Weiss emigrated with his wife and children in 1939 and settled in New York. This collection contains family trees, family correspondence, translations of family correspondence, vital records, immigration and naturalization records, correspondence and legal documents concerning restitution claims, correspondence and legal documents concerning the estate of Hermann and Carolina Michel née Frank, and correspondence and photographs concerning family gravesites and the restoration of a Jewish cemetery.
Dates: 1921-1999; Majority of material found within 1938-1960

Gertrud Kantorowicz letters and poems /

 Collection
Identifier: AR 12029
Overview The collection contains six original letters written by Gertrud Kantorowicz, 1907-1935; one original letter sent to Gertrud Kantorowicz, 1934; carbon copy of an extract from a 1944 letter, concerning the death of Gertrud Kantorowicz’s daughter; the typescript of her Theresienstadt poems (eight pages carbon copies); the original typescript of a Theresienstadt poem; as well as the photocopy of a handwritten manuscript of two of her poems.
Dates: 1907-1948, 2008

Gertrude Guckenheimer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10042
Overview This collection documents the family history and restitution claims of Gertrude Guckenheimer née Goldschmidt (1916-2003) and her husband Ludwig Guckenheimer (1911-1991). Half of the collection relates to the family histories and family businesses of Gertrude and Ludwig, while the other half documents the restitution claims brought by them and their family members. Included are family trees, birth, marriage, and death certificates, inheritance documents, business contracts, and personal and business correspondence, bank records, official and legal documents concerning restitution claims, and a few photographs. The history of the family businesses Herz Hachenburger Sohn and Max Baer Söhne are well documented in contracts and correspondence.
Dates: 1819-1997

Gottfried Saloman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 12066 / MF 1744
Overview The bulk of the collection consists of original correspondence between Gottfried Saloman and Marta Mierendorff, 1938-1939, as well as Mierendorff’s journal entries from 1941. Much of the material concerns philosophy, or is poetic, flowery and romantic with a background of angst.
Dates: 1938-1952, 2002

Guide to the Rabbi Leo Baeck Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LBIJER 104
Overview The collection consists of material pertaining to Rabbi Leo Baeck. The material, mostly secondary, was collected by the Leo Baeck Institute’s staff and in some cases bear markings and notes by the Institute’s staff.
Dates: 1914-2007

Hecht and Gottschalk Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 5605
Overview This collection contains the personal papers of members of the Hecht, Bielefeld, Günther, and Gottschalk families. Materials range widely in time period and content, providing insight into varied experience of these families from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. Materials include vital records, emigration records, apprenticeship and journeyman records for a merchant, education records, letters of recommendation, personal correspondence, military records from World War I and World War II, restitution claims, property records, tax and financial records, friendship books (Poesiealben), documents related to religious services during military service, family trees, photographs, a diary about emigration, and a Hebrew primer.
Dates: 1957-1980

Hedwig Geng Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1587
Overview This collection documents the experience of Hedwig Geng née Berg (1891-1981) as a Jewish woman living in Munich during the Nazi regime and her survival of Theresienstadt. Materials include personal correspondence, official correspondence and directives, ephemera from Theresienstadt, identification papers, poems, notes, clippings, and a few photographs.
Dates: 1939-1970s

Herbert Heineman Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6409
Overview The collection contains correspondence and other documents, pertaining to Herbert Heineman(n), his brother Eric(h) and their parents, Lisette and Max Heinemann. The bulk of the collection pertains to Lisette and Max Heinemann’s correspondence with their sons and their imprisonment in the Theresienstadt concentration camp.
Dates: 1891-1976; Majority of material found within 1939-1945

Hertha Josias Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25212 / MF 1018
Overview Collection of letters sent from Hertha Josias from Germany to her daughters Hannelore and Inge in Sweden; letters from Rosalie Selig.
Dates: 1940-1947

Ilse and Fritz Michel Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25502
Overview This collection contains personal and official documents pertaining to the family’s immigration to the United States and their situation in Germany as the political climate deteriorated. Included are a large amount of personal letters, supplemented by various other documents from government and military offices, some genealogical and tracing certificates, as well as other various material.
Dates: 1901-2003; Majority of material found within 1938-1942

Jenny Pelz Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6568
Overview The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence sent from Jenny Pelz in Berlin to her children and grandchildren in the United States during the second World War.
Dates: 1908-1966

[Jews in Czechoslovakia, 1939-1945] Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6600
Overview The bulk of this collection consists of an undated manuscript on the experience of Jews in Czechoslovakia from 1933-1945. The authors of the manuscript are unknown. Also included are a synopsis of the manuscript and a few pieces of correspondence between the historians Johann W. Brügel (1905-1986) and Gary Cohen.
Dates: 1970-1980

Joe Quittner Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25561
Overview 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.
Dates: 1883-2014; Majority of material found within 1930s-1960s