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The Loewenstein family papers consist of biographical materials, emigration and immigration correspondence, and photographic materials documenting the Loewenstein family of Koblenz, Ernst and Guy Loewenstein’s refuge in Belgium, Hede and Sali Loewenstein’s refuge in England, and their efforts to immigrate to the United States and be reunited. The collection also includes a handful of Red Cross correspondence documenting the Loewensteins’ efforts to trace someone named Kathi Loeb. Biographical materials include identification, registration, and travel papers and vaccination certificates documenting Ernest, Guy, and Hede Loewenstein, their emigration from Germany, and immigration to the United States. Emigration and immigration records consist of correspondence with American government agencies and American and British aid organizations about arrangements for Ernest and Guy Loewenstein’s immigration to the United States. American government agencies include the State and Treasury Departments and Immigration and Naturalization Service, and aid organizations include the Movement for the Care of Children from Germany, Selfhelp of Emigrés from Central Europe, the National Refugee Service, and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. These files also include a clipping from the February 5, 1942 issue of the Jewish Review about Ernest and Guy Loewenstein’s reunion with their parents in New York. Photographic materials include loose photographs and a photograph album documenting the Loewenstein family in Koblenz as well as Ernest and Guy Loewenstein and their benefactors in Antwerp. The photograph album includes photographs of Ernest and Guy Loewenstein, their father, and their friends Paul Sonnenberg, Kurt Oster, Hans Kaufman, Bernhard (Mogges) Berndt, Fred Faber, Walter Treidel, and Ernst Haiman. Red Cross correspondence documents the Loewensteins’ efforts to trace Kathi Loeb (1883‐1942), who was deported from the French internment camp at Noé to Auschwitz, where she was killed.