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Heilborn and Fassberg family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2013.339.1

Consists of documents, correspondence, and a family tree related to the family of Theodor and Recha Bloch Heilborn, originally of Berlin, Germany. Includes family documentation from Germany from 1840-1939, documentation regarding Theodor Heilborn's career as an attorney, being stripped of his position in 1933, and the family's emigration documentation. Also includes extensive correspondence between the Heilborns' only child, Vera, and Harold Fassberg, a member of the American military during World War II, in 1945-1946, while Harold was serving as a member of the strategic bombing survey group. Fassberg is credited with the location and capture of Albert Speer. Vera Heilborn and Harold Fassberg later married.

This collection consists of extensive family tree information and copies of birth, marriage, and death certificates from members of the Heilborn and Bloch families from 1840-1930, including original documentation and copies of documentation collected in the 1930s. Also includes wartime documentation related to Theodor Heilborn being removed from his position as an attorney, the family’s Reisepasses, and the document announcing they would have to take the middle names of “Israel” and “Sara.”

The collection also contains extensive correspondence between Vera Heilborn and Harold Fassberg, mainly from Vera, in 1945-1946, as Harold is traveling throughout Europe and the United States at the end of the war. Harold’s military records from the end of 1945 are included, but are mainly military orders and do not mention his participation in the search for Albert Speer.

inclusive:  1840-2009
2 boxes
1 document rolls
1 oversize folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Harold and Vera Fassberg
Record last modified: 2021-11-22 11:24:33
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