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Appenzeller family collection

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    Overview

    Description
    Collection of documents, correspondence and photographs relating to Adam Emmanuel Appenzeller (donor's father), b. November 20, 1889 in Krakow and Josefa Peppi Appenzeller (donor's mother) b. March 16, 1902 in Jurcoutz, Bukovina.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Otto Appenzeller
    Collection Creator
    Otto Appenzeller
    Biography
    Adam Emmanuel Appenzeller (donor's father) was born November 20, 1889 in Krakow. His wife Josefa Peppi Appenzeller was born March 16, 1902 in Jurcoutz, Bukovina. Adam studied in Vienna and became an architect. He moved to Chernovitz in Romania. Their son Otto was born there on December 11, 1927. Otto attended school until it stopped being possible and his parents hired tutors. In addition they purchased documents testifying that they are Roman Catholics; Evangelist or Greek Orthodox. Since Otto's paternal grandmother, Malwine Meissel Appenzeller came from then Czechoslovakia, Otto was able to serve in the Czech Army and not in a Soviet one. He left Czernowitz and his parents joined him in later in Prague. Otto fought in a battle for the Dukla pass under the command of Gen. Svoboda. In September 1946 he started medical school at the Charles University in Prague and graduated in 1949. His parents immigrated to Australia in early 1950 and Otto followed soon after. He currently lives in New Mexico with his wife Judith; their son Tim and his wife and children live in Washington, DC.

    Physical Details

    Genre/Form
    Photographs. Letters.
    Extent
    5 folders
    1 oversize folder

    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.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2016 by Dr. Otto Appenzeller, son of Adam Emmanuel and Josephine Peppy Metsch Appenzeller.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 14:26:30
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