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George Feger letters

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    The George Feger letters consist of letters send to George Feger of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from members of the Feger family of Vienna, Austria in 1938. The letters request assistance and support in the form of affidavits for immigration from Austria. The family was unsure whether they were related to George Feger, but hoped he would assist them based on sympathy and the potential family connection.
    creation:  1938
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Thomas Pedrick
    Collection Creator
    Feger family
    The Feger family of Vienna, Austria included brothers Jacques Leo Feger, Bernhard Feger and Norbert Feger born to Wilhelm Feger and Laura Feger (née Jolles). In 1938, the Feger family wrote to George Feger in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a possible family relation, requesting his assistance in obtaining affidavits of support for their immigration to the United States.

    Jacques Leo Feger was born on April 2, 1893 in Łemberg, Poland. Before the war he worked as an “engineer mechanician.” He was deported from Gurs on convoy number 18 to Auschwitz concentration camp on August 8, 1942. He died at Auschwitz concentration camp on September 3, 1942.

    Before the war Bernhard Feger worked as a shoe manufacturer.

    Norbert Feger was born in Łemberg, Poland on March 21, 1898. He worked as a barrister and married Annie Feger (née Saphir). Annie Feger was born in Vienna, Austria on September 26, 1904 and had worked as a dental surgeon. Norbert and Annie Feger appear in the collection: Home Office: Aliens Department: Intenrees Index (HO 396 / RG-59.011M).

    Physical Details

    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The George Feger letters are arranged in 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

    Geographic Name
    Austria. Vienna (Austria)

    Administrative Notes

    Thomas Pedrick donated his grandfather's letters to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on June 14, 2010.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2022-07-28 17:50:19
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