Loewy family papers
The collection primarily documents the wartime experiences of the Paul and Margarete Loewy, their children Hans and Vera, and their extended family in Berlin, Germany. The biographical material includes birth and marriage certificates; World War I veteran documents of Friedrich Abt; passports and other identification documents; Paul Loewy’s wartime workbook (arbeitbuch); and Jüdische Kultusvereinigung documents. There are also papers documenting Max and Hedwig Lasker’s attempt to emigrate from Berlin to Uruguay. The correspondence includes postcards written from family and friends imprisoned at the Theresienstadt concentration camp, and a copy of a letter informing Helene Gabriel that her daughter Johanna died at the state mental hospital and euthanasia center in Bernburg, Germany. The photographs primarily depict pre-war and wartime family lives in Berlin. Also included are several post-war photographs as well as depictions of Hermann Loewy’s factory in Berlin.
2 oversize folders
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Vera Loewy
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