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Robert and Louise Brunner papers

Document | Accession Number: 2002.152

The Robert and Louise Brunner papers consist of biographical materials, correspondence, emigration and immigration files, and printed materials documenting Robert Brunner and Louise Koblitz’s efforts to flee to France, immigrate to the United States, and establish their life in America. The collection also includes correspondence between immediate family members and photographs of the Brunner and Koblitz families.

Biographical materials include a birth certificate for Robert, Louise, and Leopold (Leo, Robert’s cousin), identification card for Robert, and marriage certificate for Julius and Agatha.

Brunner family correspondence includes wartime letters among Robert, Louise, Hermine, and other immediate family members discussing life in Vienna, France, and the United States, and growing concerns for their family.

Koblitz family correspondence includes wartime and postwar letters from Agathe and Rudolf (Louise’s brother) regarding life in Vienna and increasing concerns over the war. Included is a postcard from Agathe stating that the SS is down the street from her house.

Emigration and immigration materials include affidavits, visa applications, education and work papers, and letters documenting Robert and Louise’s escape to France, immigration to the United States, and efforts to establish careers and a life in America. This series also includes affidavits and documents attempting to bring family member to the United States.

Printed materials include newspapers and clippings from Aufbau and Arbeiter=Zeitung, a report on German and Austrian refugees in France, a directory for immigrants in business, and advertisements and invitations for various activities in New York City.

Photographic materials consist of prewar and wartime photographs of the Brunner and Koblitz families.

inclusive:  1901-1956
1 box
1 oversize folder
Record last modified: 2023-02-24 14:04:20
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