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Jews -- Austria

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Displaced Persons Camps and Centers Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 294.5
Overview The collection is comprised of photographs of various provenances related to the lives of Jewish displaced persons (DPs) in the period immediately following the Second World War, from 1945 to 1952. The photographs pertain to DP camps and communities in the Allied occupation zones in Germany, Austria, and Italy, primarily those established by the American and British military, and administered by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, and, later, the International Refugee Organization. Diverse aspects of daily life among the DPs are depicted, such as school, work, recreation, and vocational training, including many activities sponsored by Jewish voluntary organizations, especially World ORT and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Also depicted are cultural activities such as theater, children’s performances, Jewish holiday celebrations and parades, and commemorative events honoring those who died in the Holocaust. The photographs capture leaders of the Jewish DP zonal and camp committees, DP police, and Zionist living collectives (kibbutzim), as well as notable military, political, and cultural personalities of the period, such as Lucius D. Clay, Fiorello LaGuardia, David Ben-Gurion, Yitzhak Gruenbaum, and H. Leivick. The photographs also reflect political and historical developments, including the major congresses of the DP leaderships in Germany, Austria, and Italy; protest demonstrations concerning British policies regulating immigration to Palestine; and events held upon the founding of the state of Israel in 1948.
Dates: circa 1920s-1959; Majority of material found within 1945-1952

Displaced Persons Camps and Centers Poster Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 294.6
Overview This collection of posters includes approximately 1,000 rare or unique items pertaining to over 100 displaced persons (DP) camps and centers in Germany, Austria, and Italy, dating primarily from 1946 to 1952. Comprised of approximately 60% handpainted and 40% printed items, it includes posters produced by diverse Jewish groups within individual camps, such as administrative and cultural committees, sports clubs, Zionist and religious groups, and landsmanshaftn; as well as organizations active throughout the camps, including the Jewish central committees in the respective countries, the World ORT Union, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Jewish National Fund, and the Jewish Agency. A small number of items also document activities of the revived Jewish communities in the city centers of Munich and Vienna. Many of the posters use not only language but also color, graphic design, and pictorial and figurative elements to engage their audience with calls to entertainment, lectures, protests, and commemorations.
Dates: 1920-1926, 1939, 1946-1959, undated; Majority of material found within 1946-1952

Edith Broch-Weisz Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10678
Overview The collection consists of various types of documents - education, professional, immigration, and vital -, a large amount of photographs, and some correspondence.
Dates: 1846-2000

Edmund H. Immergut Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11058 / MF 983
Overview Collection consists of documents pertaining to Edmund H. Immergut and his family (mainly to his great grandfather, to his parents, and to himself). The majority of the collection consists of original documents of their exile in Shanghai.
Dates: 1815-1999

Edmund H. Immergut Collection Addenda

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25704
Overview The collection deals with Edmund H. Immergut's path of immigration from Austria to Shanghai and later to the United States. Based on correspondence and official documents, Edmund's struggle to become naturalized in the United States is presented in this collection.
Dates: 1928-1974; Majority of material found within 1946-1957

Eva Dukes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25476
Overview This collection contains material relating to the personal and professional activities of Eva Dukes. It includes personal correspondence from 1938 to 1943 and materials about Dukes's teenage years as a student at the Schwarzwaldschule in Vienna. Professional materials relating to her work as a writer, researcher and translator include correspondence about her search for two favorite children's books from her youth, Jüdische Kindermärchen (1932) by Ilse Weber (née Herlinger) and Das verschlossene Buch; juedische Maerchen (1925) by Irma Singer (aka Irma Miriam Berkowitz). Also found here are typescripts of selected translations from these books into English, as well as extensive correspondence between Dukes and Singer, after Dukes discovered Singer living in Israel in the 1970s.
Dates: 1925-2001; Majority of material found within 1971-1973

Fischer Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25524
Overview This collection documents the lives of Fanny, Max and Laura Fischer and their family members. It contains the siblings' official documents, notebooks and a cookbook as well as photographs of family members and a family history.
Dates: 1903-1964; 2013

Harry Colish Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6888
Overview 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

Joseph Hirsch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6538
Overview The Joseph Hirsch Collection contains papers of the Hirsch family and other related families and documents gathered during genealogical research. There is correspondence concerning his research, as well as family trees and information about Schaffa, the town where Joseph Hirsch's fathers' family came from.
Dates: 1802-2015

Max Rabl Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10356 / MF 505 / MF 506
Overview The bulk of the collection (folders 1-6) consists of correspondence to Max Rabl while serving in the Austrian Imperial Army during World War I. Correspondents included Friedrich Frank, Otto Gerstl, and Irma Schiller. Also included in the collection are correspondence 1925/26, photographs, and some materials about Ambassador Edith Rabl.
Dates: 1914-1994; Majority of material found within 1914-1918

Peter Altenberg Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 397
Overview This collection contains several original, handwritten letters, poems, sketches, and other manuscript materials by Altenberg, including one longer manuscript from early in his career. There is also a commemorative print produced by the Wiener Werkstätte and some printed matter about Altenberg's life and work.
Dates: circa 1893-1964

Richard Beer-Hofmann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 745 / MF 494
Overview The Richard Beer-Hofmann Collection documents the correspondence of Richard Beer-Hofmann and other family members. It contains letters from Ludwig August Frankl, Hermann Struck, Fritz Mauthner, and Hedwig Mauthner. Letters from several family members, for example Katharina, Rosa and Hieronymus Beer, Alois und Bertha Hofmann and Agnes and Sigmund Beer can be found in this collection as well. Photos of Richard and Paula Beer-Hofmann, personal items, transcriptions of correspondence, books, a bible and certificates are held in this collection as well as family trees, drawings and clippings.
Dates: 1706-1998; Majority of material found within 1810-1976

Richard M. Sheirich Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25593
Overview This collection consists of Richard M. Sheirich’s materials pertaining to his research on Richard Beer-Hofmann’s private correspondence and works. In addition to the original papers, correspondence, notes, and photos of Richard Beer-Hofmann and his family that Richard M. Sheirich gathered, the collection contains Sheirich’s correspondence with Richard Beer-Hofmann’s daughter Miriam Beer-Hofmann Lens, his and other scholars’ works on Beer-Hofmann, several photocopies of the original Beer-Hofmann papers, and Sheirich’s notes.
Dates: 1867-2002