Fritz Hirsch papers
Contains documents, photographs and correspondence illustrating the experiences of Fritz Hirsch, a German Jewish theatre professional, his wife, Hilda and their sons Gerd Karl and Frank. Much of the collection concerns Fritz’s career as a performer and owner of a theatrical production company in Germany and the Netherlands, where he immigrated in 1928. Correspondence documents the extended family’s efforts in the United States to bring the Hirsch family out of Nazi-occupied Europe. Included are letters to consular officials from Fritz’s sister and brother-in-law Moritz and Emilie Eichtersheimer and from Victor Wagner. Also includes correspondence from the Hirsch family in the Netherlands and from Fritz in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Germany. Fritz was deported to Sachsenhausen, Mauthausen and Gusen camps in Austria where he perished June 10, 1942. Hilda, Gerd and Frank were deported to Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland where Hilda and Gerd perished May 7, 1944 and Frank perished in Auschwitz III Monowitz on January 17, 1945.
1 oversize box
1 oversize folder
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Edrie Cote and Irene Wagner
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Also in Fritz Hirsch family collection
The collection consists of a poster, a red box, correspondence, documents, and photographs relating to the experiences of Fritz Hirsch, his wife, Hilda, and their sons Gerd Karl and Frank, and extended family members before and during the Holocaust in Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States, before the family was deported to various concentration camps in Germany and Poland where they perished.
Poster for film titled "Tre Man Pa Aventyr", in which Fritz Hirsch appeared. Fritz Hirsch was a German Jewish actor and the owner of a theatrical production company in Germany and the Netherlands, where he immigrated in 1928. Fritz was deported to Sachsenhausen, Mauthausen, and Gusen concentration camps in Austria where he was killed on June 10, 1942.
Pencil on paper self-portrait by Fritz Hirsch, dated 30 September 1940.
Red box in which series of handwritten 19th century notes were originally housed.