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Norman A. Miller family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2016.203.1

Correspondence, diary, and documents, belonging to Norman A. Miller (Norbert Müller), and documenting his family's life in Nürnberg, Germany; the effects of Nazi persecution during the 1930s, Miller's immigration to England via a Kindertransport, his service with the British Army during World War II, and his post-war life. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence Miller received from his family in Nürnberg between 1939 and 1941, describing their experiences, conditions there, and attempt to emigrate. Also included is a pocket diary that Miller began in 1939, postwar correspondence from acquaintances in Germany describing the fate of Miller's family, and copied material related to the history of Miller's family.

A later accretion to this collection included further biographical documents about Miller, including materials from his school years in Germany, such as report cards and notebooks; documents from his military service with the British Army, including documents pertaining his changing his name and his application for British citizenship; and a copy of his birth certificate. This later accretion also included a substantial group of correspondence related to restitution claims filed by Miller and his cousins between 1955 and 1961, including claims for compensation for the loss of liberty suffered by his parents, the expropriation of their business and personal belongings, the loss of opportunity for Miller to obtain an education in Germany due to his expulsion from school due to anti-Semitic laws, expenses incurred by Miller due to his forced emigration; and losses of personal property suffered by Miller’s maternal grandparents and uncle, including the loss of their business through forced sale. A later claim filed in 1974 relates to compensation for the deportation and death of his sister, Susanne.

In addition, donor-provided English translations of the German-language correspondence described above was donated at a later date as well, and added to this collection as a separate series.

Date
inclusive:  1937-2015
Language
German
English
Genre/Form
Correspondence.
Diary.
Extent
2 boxes
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Norman A. Miller
 
Record last modified: 2021-05-25 15:14:28
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