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Ignaz Ferber papers

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1988.87 | RG Number: RG-10.262

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    Ignaz Ferber papers

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    The collection consists of documents regarding Ignaz Ferber’s medical career in Vienna, Austria and his immigration to the United States in 1938.
    inclusive:  1931-1938
    Collection Creator
    Ignaz Ferber
    Ignaz Ferber (1912-2008) was born Ignaz Schwarzfärber on 24 April 1912 in Vienna, Austria to Albert (1879-1960) and Paula (née Hauser, 1883-1953) Schwarzfärber. He had two sisters, Grete (Grete Kohout, 1909-2000) and Johanna (Johanna Schiff, 1913-2001), and one brother, Fred (1911-2008). He received his medical degree from the Universität Wien in December 1936. He volunteered in the Allgemeines Krankenhaus, a hospital in Vienna, after graduation because Jewish physicians were not allowed to hold paid positions. After the German annexation of Austria (Anschluss) in March 1938, Ignaz was dismissed from the hospital and began proceedings to immigrate to the United States. He received his visa and left Vienna for the U.S. on 12 October 1938. His sister Johanna and her husband also immigrated to the U.S. in 1938, and his parents followed in 1939. During Kristallnacht his brother Fred was arrested and sent to Dachau. In order to obtain his brother's release, Ignaz Ferber booked passage for his brother to Shanghai, China, where he remained through World War II. His sister Grete went into hiding and traveled from village to village until liberation.

    Ignaz settled in New York and continued to practice medicine. He married Virginia Frank (1909-1994) in 1941. They had two children: Elizabeth and Joel.

    Physical Details

    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged as a single series.

    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

    Personal Name
    Ferber, Ignaz.

    Administrative Notes

    The papers were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by Dr. Ignaz Ferber in 1988.
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    2022-07-28 18:10:47
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