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Werner Siegbert Oster collection

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    The collection consists of correspondence of the Oster family of Boppard, Germany. Included are letters sent to Werner Oster, who immigrated to the United States in 1939, from his parents Ferdinand and Rosa Oster and sister Gisela Oster in Boppard; letters to Werner from “Aunt Alice and Uncle Ernst" in Westerburg, Germany; and letters from Rosa and Ferdinand Oster to Elma Katz in Brussels, Belgium.
    inclusive:  1940-1944
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Sandra Oster.
    Collection Creator
    Werner S. Oster
    Werner Siegbert Oster (1916-1988) was born on 15 October 1916 in Westerburg, Germany to Ferdinand (b. 1881) and Rosa (née Ullmann, b. 1891) Oster. He had one sister, Gisela Ingeborg (b. 1926). The family lived in Boppard, Germany were Ferdinand worked as a butcher. Werner was imprisoned in Dachau following Kristallnacht and released in February 1939. He immigrated to the United States in May 1939 aboard the SS Washington. He settled in Portland, Oregon and married Ann Goldfoot (1912-1972) in 1940. They had five daughters: Harriett, Darlene, Frances, Rose, and Sandra. Werner's parents and sister all perished during the Holocaust.

    Physical Details

    German German
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged as a single series.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Oster, Werner.

    Administrative Notes

    Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2014 by Sandra Oster
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 13:37:00
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