Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Erich and Margot Leyser photograph collection

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.321.1

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward

    Erich and Margot Leyser photograph collection

    Please select from the following options:


    The collection consists of two studio portraits of Erich and Margot Leyser, who were passengers aboard the MS St. Louis. Both photographs have inscriptions written by Margot Leyser. One photograph is inscribed with "Zum Abscheid aus Deutschland 4-Mai-1939" and the other photograph is inscribed "10.Juli 1946" and is stamped .".Optica Ariel..Montevideo" Uruguay.
    creation:  1939-1946
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum collection, gift of Steffi Winters
    Collection Creator
    Leyser family
    Erich Leyser was born on December 10, 1881 in Thorn, Germany. Margot Leyser (née Fraenkel) was born on August 11, 1893 in Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany. In May 1939, they boarded the MS St. Louis. After being denied entry to Cuba and the United States, Eric and Margot Leyser disembarked in France. At some point after their disembarkation in France, Erich was sent to the Gurs internment camp and St. Cyprien internment camp. On May 10, 1940 Margot was imprisoned at the Gurs internment camp. They both survived the war and prior to July 1946, they had immigrated to Uruguay.

    Physical Details

    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    This collection is arranged in 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

    Corporate Name
    St. Louis (Ship)

    Administrative Notes

    Steffie Winters donated the Erich and Margot Leyser photograph collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1999.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 14:10:56
    This page: