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Otto and Susanne Perl papers

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.A.0030

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    The Otto and Susanne Perl papers consist of identification papers and emigration and immigration paperwork for Otto and Susanne Perl, military papers for Otto Perl, and a death certificate and burial records for Martha Perl.
    inclusive:  circa 1889-2000
    Collection Creator
    Otto Perl
    Susanne Perl
    Otto Perl (1915‐2014) was born in Vienna to Leopold and Martha Perl. He served in the Austrian army, but upon his military discharge he was arrested by the Gestapo. He spent four months in Dachau and then six months in Buchenwald. He returned to Vienna upon his release in March 1939, spent a year in the Ramsgate refugee camp in England, and immigrated to the United States in March 1940. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1945 and taught German in the Counter Intelligence Corps. Susanne Perl (1922‐ ) was born Susanne Spritzer in Vienna to Max and Elsa Spritzer. She traveled to Scotland in 1939 on a Kindertransport and immigrated to the United States via Canada in 1941. She married Otto Perl in 1943. Otto's father was arrested in Vienna in 1942 and died from a heart attack shortly after, and his mother committed suicide in 1941.

    Physical Details

    German English
    5 folders
    System of Arrangement
    The Otto and Susanne Perl papers are arranged as a single series: I. Otto and Susanne Perl papers, 1935-1958

    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.

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    Administrative Notes

    Otto and Susanne Perl donated the Otto and Susanne Perl papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1997 and 2005. The collection previously cataloged as accession 2005.250 has been incorporate into this collection.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-04-11 09:40:28
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