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Elfriede Löwenstein papers

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    Overview

    Description
    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.
    Date
    inclusive:  1938-1966
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Diana G. Levine This gift is made in memory of her mother, Elfriede Löwenstein Gartner
    Collection Creator
    Elfriede Löwenstein
    Biography
    Elfriede Löwenstein (later Elfriede Löwenstein Gärtner, 1915-1994) was born in Flacht, Germany to Salomon and Berta (née Saalberg, b. April 11, 1884) Löwenstein. She had one sister, Irma (b. August 19, 1912). Elfriede later lived in Frankfurt, Germany and worked as a housemaid. In 1938, she booked passage on the S.S. Hamburg and immigrated to the United States. She settled in New York City and married Walter Gärtner (1918-2007). Her mother Berta and her sister Irma were both deported in 1942 and perished in the Holocaust.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German English
    Genre/Form
    Letters. Passport.
    Extent
    5 folders
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged alphabetically as one 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

    Geographic Name
    Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Corporate Name
    Hamburg-American Line

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The Elfriede Löwenstein papers were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by Diana G. Levine in 2016. Diana is the daughter of Elfriede Löwenstein.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-25 09:35:59
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