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Walter and Elizabeth Richards family papers

Document | Accession Number: 1996.A.0444

The Walter and Elizabeth Richards family papers consist of biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, restitution files, and subject files documenting a German Jewish family from Berlin, some family members’ escape to Argentina, the United States, and England, the deaths of Elizabeth Richards’ parents at Theresienstadt and Auschwitz, and postwar efforts to receive restitution for confiscated money and property.
Biographical materials include a 1922 German citizenship form for the Lewin family, employment information for Gyuri Olah, Hans Reich, and Walter Richards, emigration forms and correspondence for the Lewins and Richards, a death certificate for the Richards’ twenty‐two‐day‐old baby in Argentina, and marriage certificate, naturalization, and death certificates for Elizabeth and Walter Richards.
Correspondence primarily documents relationships among the Lewin, Richards, and Olah families and their friends, follows their movements among Germany, Argentina, the United States, England, and Hungary, and records family news, efforts to emigrate, concerns about relatives, Heinrich and Elsa Lewin’s deportation to Theresienstadt, and their deaths.
Photographs depict Elizabeth and Walter Richards, their son Thomas, their grandson Lawrence, Elizabeth’s parents Heinrich and Else Lewin, and her sisters Eva Lewin and Anne Olah.
Restitution files include correspondence, property lists, and clippings documenting the Lewin and Richards families efforts to receive restitution for confiscated bank holdings, securities, properties, jewelry, and silverware and insurance policies.
Subject files include records documenting the Lewin family business, Lewin and Lesser family trees, refugees in Great Britain, and an invitation to an art exhibition in Berlin.

Date
inclusive:  1877-1998
Genre/Form
Photographs.
Extent
1 box
 
Record last modified: 2021-11-09 11:24:11
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