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Salm family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2012.360.1

The Salm family papers contain biographical materials, correspondence, emigration and immigration records, and restitution papers documenting the Salm family of Cologne, Germany and their immigration to the United States. The papers primarily consist of biographical materials and emigration and immigration records of Kurt and Meta Salm’s immigration to the United States in 1937, and Kurt’s parents David and Anna Salm’s immigration to the United States in 1940.

Biographical materials include birth, marriage and death certificates; identification papers; military papers of David Salm, including his Honor Cross of the World War ribbon and certificate received in 1935; letters of recommendation for Kurt Salm; and Salm family genealogy papers including a golden wedding anniversary booklet for David Salm’s parents, Joseph and Gertrude Salm. Also included is a document from 1776 from the Margrave of Baden pledging protection to a Jew named Gottlieb Moses of Bühl, who was likely an ancestor of Anna Salm.

There are a few letters to Kurt from 1937 that appear to discuss arrangements for their immigration to the United States. There are also a few other letters from his mother Anna as well as someone named M. Levy.

The emigration and immigration records consist of Kurt and Meta Salm’s naturalization paperwork, and David and Anna’s travel arrangements, inventories, visa applications, and correspondence regarding missing luggage.

inclusive:  1776-1985
bulk:  1898-1944
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Harold Salm
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 17:51:07
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