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Nelly Rossmann family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2005.546.1

The collection primarily documents Nelly Rossmann’s career as a graphic artist in Frankfurt, Germany. Included are clippings of her artwork that appeared in the Frankfurter Zeitung until she was fired in 1935 for being Jewish; other samples of her artwork including a homemade book of clippings of maps and Friends Worldwide Service pamphlets; family history documents; her diary from 1916-1917; notebooks of hers and her brother Wilhelm (Willy) Schwabacher; family photographs; a post-war photograph album of family life in England; and her son Michael Rossmann’s German passport from 1935. The collection also includes a letter to Else congratulating her on her engagement. The diary, written by Nelly, includes daily entries starting on December 6, 1916 through December 1916, then the entries became more sporadic. Nelly used the diary to document personal accounting, current events, travel, and sketch. Nelly also noted weather observations, war reports, and antisemitic incidents.

inclusive:  1897-1990
bulk:  1932-1947
1 box
2 oversize boxes
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Michael G. Rossmann
Record last modified: 2023-03-06 15:14:59
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