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Kovary and Neuhaus families papers

Document | Accession Number: 2009.364.1

The Kovary and Neuhaus families papers consist of correspondence, documents and photographs related to the experiences of both families pre-World War II experiences in Czechoslovakia and Germany, respectively; their emigration due to antisemitic persecution; their immigration to the United States and Great Britain; and subsequent experiences during World War II and in the immediate post-war years. The series of papers related to the Kovary family, originally of Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, include biographical documents, such as birth, marriage, and death certificates; immigration documents; documents pertaining to Olivio Kovary's repeated attempts to certify that he had been born in the United States and held U.S. citizenship; family correspondence dating from the World War II years, including many letters written in Esperanto; and family photographs. Also included is a series of restitution case files collected by Ernest Kovary, one of the two sons of Olivio Kovary, and related to his work as a notary public who assisted Holocaust survivors in their restitution claims. The series of papers related to the Neuhaus family contain pre-war family photographs, documents related to the immigration of Ingrid Neuhaus (later Kovary) to Great Britain on a Kindertransport in 1939, correspondence she received from her parents in Germany after her emigration, a diary she maintained during her years in Great Britain and after her immigration to the United States (1939-1948), and a memoir she wrote in the 1990s, among other documents.

Date
1900-2011  (inclusive)
Extent
19 boxes
1 oversize box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Myra Kovary and Vally Kovary.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Vally Kovary
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum collection, gift of Vally Kovary
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