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    Consists of identity cards, documents, and correspondence related to Albert and Erna Lustig, originally of Mannheim, Germany. Includes paperwork related to the Lustigs' emigration to the United States in 1938 and the emigration of their young daughters, Ilse and Lilly, in 1939, who had been staying with relatives while their parents were establishing themselves in the United States. Also includes documents related to family friend Ludwig (Lutz) Katz, also of Mannheim, who met and married fellow German-Jewish refugee Gertrud Rosenthal in New York in 1943. Includes documents related to life in Germany, passports, correspondence with family in Germany, immigration, naturalization, and citizenship papers, and documents related to a reunion with other survivors from Mannheim.

    The Lustig family’s papers, contained in the first three folders of the collection, include World War I postcards sent to Erna Eis; identity documents; the family Stammbuch (geneaology); passports; documents related to immigration; and naturalization papers in the United States.

    The folder related to Ludwig and Gertrud Katz relates to two refugees, family friends of the Lustigs, who met and married in the United States in 1944. Includes German passports (Reisepasses); photobooth strips, wedding memorabilia, naturalization papers, and documents related the charitable donations made after their deaths.
    inclusive:  1910-2006
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lilly Felsen
    Collection Creator
    Albert Lustig
    Albert Lustig was born on March 30, 1903. In 1930, he married Erna Eis, who was born in Mannheim on February 14, 1907. They had two daughters, Ilse (b. 1932) and Lilly (b. 1935). Albert worked in the scrap and sheet metal business in Ludwigshaften. In October 1938, Albert and Erna immigrated to the United States, leaving Ilse in Mannheim and Lilly with Albert's parents in Ludwigshaften. In July 1939, their daughters joined them in the United States.

    Physical Details

    German English
    1 box
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged in chronological order.

    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
    Mannheim (Germany) Germany.

    Administrative Notes

    Lilly Lustig Felsen donated this collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2012.
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