Elfriede Löwenstein papers
The collection primarily contains letters to Elfriede Löwenstein from her mother Berta Saalberg Löwenstein and her sister Irma Löwenstein in Frankfurt, Germany, 1938-1942. Also included is her German passport, a few immigration documents, letters to her father-in-law Leopold Gärtner; and a roster for Company M, 151st Infantry division of the United States Army with whom her husband Walter Gärtner served.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Diana G. Levine This gift is made in memory of her mother, Elfriede Löwenstein Gartner
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Also in Löwenstein family collection
The collection includes a passport issued to Elfriede Löwenstein (donor's mother), stamped with red letter "J"; dated August 19, 1938, and correspondence from Berta Saalberg Löwenstein (b. April 11, 1884) [Elfriede's mother] and Irma (b. August 19, 1912) [her sister] in Flacht and later in Frankfurt am Main. Both women were deported in 1942. Elfriede Löwenstein left Germany on November 24, 1938 for the US. The collection also includes a leather pouch in which Elfriede kept her family's letters and never showed them to her daughter. Diana found them years later.