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David and Louise Schneider papers

Document | Accession Number: 1986.28.46

The David and Louise Schneider papers contain documents and correspondence relating to David “Deszo” Schneider and his wife Louise Schneider (née Roth). Both in Belgium at the time of Nazi occupation, David spent 6 months in Camp de Gurs before escaping in 1943 while Louise hid in an attic in Mons-lez-Liège, Belgium to evade capture from 1942 until her liberation.. Included in the collection are correspondence with family, identification cards, photographs, and paperwork related to restitution from the German government.

The David and Louise Schneider papers primarily consist of correspondence to Louise’s siblings between 1941 and 1944 and paperwork documenting the couple’s restitution claims against the German government between 1957 and 1985. Also included is a letter sent to David while in Camp de Gurs in 1943 from the Hungarian Embassy requesting his citizenship certificate and Belgian identification cards for both David and Louise issued in 1955 and 1956, respectively. One photograph of Louise’s sister, Böszi, and one photograph of Louise’s grandfather, Marcus, and sisters Ella and Rachel are also included in this collection.

inclusive:  1939-1986
12 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Robert Schneider
Record last modified: 2022-05-02 13:54:25
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