Axelrad family papers
The Axelrad family papers consist of immigration correspondence and forms and an Oranienburg photo album. The correspondence and forms primarily document Felix Axelrad's liquidation of his business in Vienna in the late 1930s, emigration from Vienna to Istanbul and then to the United States, his attempt to emigrate to Australia, and his efforts to help his friends Heinrich Grünberg (b. 1894 in Vienna) and Klara Török (b. 1907 in Budapest) immigrate to the United States from Istanbul. The photo album documents life in Oranienburg and Vienna and trips to Wannsee, Werbelinsee, and Berlin. It contains typed text pages and black and white photographs mounted on black cardboard. The original German text is accompanied by English translations and documents concerns about the rise of Nazism, Hitler’s appointment as Reichschancellor, the Reichstag fire, swastika banners, and the April 1, 1933 boycott of Jewish businesses.
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