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Emil Oettinger papers

Document | Accession Number: 2004.634

The Emil Oettinger papers consist primarily of correspondence and photographs documenting the family of Emil Oettinger from Hamburg, Germany, and his plans to emigrate with his wife Käthe in 1939. The collection also includes biographical materials documenting their parents as well as emigration and immigration files including some of the records they needed to prepare in order to emigrate.

Biographical material include announcements and poems documenting the wedding of Martin and Bertel Cohn and of Emil and Käthe Oettinger; notices, memory cards, and a mourning album documenting the deaths of John and Ernestine Cohn and Dolce Oettinger; attestations documenting Käthe’s employment history; and a certificate documenting Emil Oettinger’s relinquishment of his driver’s license according to the Nuremberg laws.

Correspondence files document Emil and Käthe’s efforts to find support for the emigration from Germany, particularly from Americans named “Oettinger” who might be relatives. These records also include correspondence with the American Consulate in Hamburg and the German Jewish Aid Committee in London.

Emigration and immigration files include some of the correspondence, forms, and notices Emil and Käthe prepared while seeking to emigrate to India, Trinidad and Tobago, or the United States.

Photographic materials include three photograph albums and many loose photographs depicting Emil and Käthe Oettinger, the Oettinger and Cohn families, and friends, in prewar Germany. Most of the photographs date from the 19th century, World War I, and the interwar years.

inclusive:  circa 1870-1963
bulk:  1936-1939
1 box
2 oversize boxes
1 oversize folder
Record last modified: 2020-04-21 19:02:30
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