Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: AR 971
Abstract This constructed collection contains very limited traces of several concentration camps established and run by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. The concentration camps covered are Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Buna-Monowitz, Dachau, Sachsenhausen, Schatzlar, and Stutthof. Limited materials from the Łódź ghetto are also included, and other concentration camps may be mentioned. The scant materials in the collection include correspondence, creative or religious writings, photographs, money, lists of prisoners, materials on Josef Mengele, calls to action to assist prisoners, military reports by liberators, a copy of a Totenbuch from Dachau, an original death certificate from Auschwitz, and an original certificate of discharge from Sachsenhausen. The one exception to the relative scarcity of materials on each camp is the extensive interrogation report from Buchenwald.
Dates: 1933-2004; Majority of material found within 1933-1945
Identifier: AR 7284
Abstract The bulk of the collection consists of the personal correspondence generated by a number of the members of the Heimann family and prose and poetry composed by David Heimann for various celebratory family events. Other materials include photographs, documents, and genealogical materials.
Dates: 1891-2008; Majority of material found in 1901-1951
Identifier: AR 25595
Abstract The Harry Kranner Fiss Collection documents the life of Harry Kranner Fiss, especially highlighting his life in Vienna, Austria, in the 1930s, as a translator for the American military's prosecution team at the Nuremberg Trials in 1945, and his professional career. A smaller amount of material relates to the Kranner/ Fiss family and to the related Römer, Singer, and other families. The collection contains many manuscripts and drafts of articles, novels, and poetry; diaries; extensive photographs and photograph albums; correspondence; notes; official documents; programs; and other materials.
Dates: 1907-2010; Majority of material found within 1920-2001
Identifier: AR 1498
Abstract Folder one contains a variety of personal certificates and documents belonging to Heinrich and Dora Jacob, including documents related to his arrest, deportation, and emigration from Vienna and arrival in the United States in 1939. There are also a number of letters from prominent literary and cultural figures such as Thomas Mann, Max Brod, Hugo von Hoffmansthal, and Stefan Zweig.
Identifier: AR 7039
Abstract This collection reflects the professional activities of Rabbi Hugo Stransky (1905-1983). The bulk of the collection relates to Jewish military chaplaincy and memorials for Jewish veterans. Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, programs of memorial services held at Congregation Beth Hillel in New York City's Washington Heights, and materials related to the Jewish Veterans Association.
Identifier: AR 11041
Abstract The collection contains questionnaires I + II of the Austrian Heritage Collection at the Leo Baeck Institute. Included are photocopies of correspondence and official documents pertaining to Walter Schwarz’s imprisonment in the Dachau concentration camp; as well as various materials, such as photocopies of vital records and emigration papers pertaining to Josephine Zwirn’s second husband, Otto Zwirn; and photocopies of photographs of Josephine’s parents, Karl and Hilda Schindler.
Identifier: AR 25407
Abstract This collection documents the lives of the Marx family, who lived at the beginning of the twentieth century in Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Rheinland-Pfalz), Germany. There Sigmund Marx built up a flour wholesale business with his brother Willy Marx. Sigmund Marx was married to Mathilde Marx, who gave birth to Ernest and Paul Marx. The collection contains the correspondence of the Marx family, financial papers of the Sigmund Marx business and a huge amount of clippings regarding German-Jewish life during the Nazi period.
Dates: 1847-1999; Majority of material found within 1937-1945
Identifier: AR 10986
Abstract The primary focus of the Renee Aldor Collection is on the immigration experience of Renee and Ernst Aldor and Ernst Aldor's internment in Dachau. Documentation on these subjects includes various official documents, including identification papers, immigration documentation, and some correspondence. In addition, about half of the collection consists of photographs, including family snapshots and a photo album.
Dates: 1921-1990s; Majority of material found within 1938-1969
Identifier: AR 6645
Abstract This collection documents the Stern and Fantl families of Vienna, Austria from the mid-nineteenth century through 1980. Materials include personal correspondence, vital records (birth and marriage certificates), immigration and naturalization records, education records, passports, legal papers, contracts of sale for family property, photographs, poems, and Erwin Stern’s personal account of imprisonment in Dachau.
Dates: 1830-1980; Majority of material found within 1870-1950
Identifier: AR 25662
Abstract The collection contains correspondence mostly authored by Stephanie and Franz Pisker, dispatched from Vienna, Austria and the Jewish ghetto in Opole, Poland to their daughter Susan (née Herta) in America, before Franz and Stefanie were killed in the extermination camp of Sobibor. Also included are official documents and letters pertaining to their unsuccessful attempt to immigrate to the United States and the questionnaires by the Austrian Heritage Collection of Susan and her husband John H. Graham.
Dates: 1938-1947; Majority of material found within 1939-1941
Identifier: AR 25210
Abstract This collection contains material pertaining to the sociologist Werner Cahnman and his wife, the biophysicist Gisella Levi Cahnman. It primarily documents the early years and immigration of Werner Cahnman, as well as his and his wife's careers in the United States. It also illustrates the immigration of family members. Papers in this collection include a large amount of photographs, correspondence, diaries, some writings, official papers, and restitution files.
Dates: 1717-2004; Majority of material found within 1940-1965