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Hartshorne family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2012.440.1

The Hartshorne family papers primarily contain correspondence and memoirs documenting the experiences of Americans Richard and Lois Hartshorne, along with their children Marguerite and Judith, in Nazi occupied Austria during his sabbatical from 1938-1939. The correspondence consists of letters written by Richard and Lois to their families describing their experiences in Vienna, Austria, as well as letters from Jewish friends and others they were trying to help with monetary aid or visa assistance for emigration. Included are letters from Wolfgang Hoff, an Austrian chemist who spent several years in the Sutton Coldfield internment camp in Birmingham, England and Internment Camp “N” in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Adele Jozseffi, her daughter Reneé Gerlach and granddaughter Marian Gerlach, whom the Hartshornes tried to help emigrate from Austria to the United States; Lilly and Lolo Offer, a mother and daughter from Vienna, Austria who immigrated to the United States; and a letter likely written from one of their Austrian landlords. Lois Hartshorne’s memoir provides detailed descriptions of several events they experienced during their time in Austria. The visa and emigration papers relate to the Hartshornes’ attempts to assist the Jozseffi family immigrate to the United States.

inclusive:  1932-1948
bulk:  1938-1939
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Penny Jones Barbera, Harriet Hartshorne Strobel, and Rita Hartshorne Udell
Record last modified: 2021-11-09 11:24:14
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