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Schwarz and Rosenwald families papers

Document | Accession Number: 2017.167.1

Correspondence, immigration and identification documents, financial records, news clippings, photographs, printed materials, and other related materials, which primarily document the experiences of the family of Richard and Bertha (nee Rosenwald) Schwarz, of Hannover, Germany, who fled that country in 1936 due to antisemitic persecution, and were able to do so with the assistance of the family of Julius Rosenwald, the co-founder of the Sears, Roebuck and Company, who were distant American relatives of theirs. The collection includes correspondence among family members, records of the financial assistance that the Schwarz family received from their American relatives; records documenting the efforts of Richard Schwarz to bring his brother, Alfred, who had been interned as an enemy alien in Australia, to the United States; news clippings about members of the American branch of the Rosenwald family; and pre-war documents, including some from the 19th century, related to the history of the Schwarz and Rosenwald families in Germany.

inclusive:  1834-2006
bulk:  1920-1960
4 boxes
1 oversize box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Susan Pearl Stollman, Ruth Pearl, and David Sperling
Record last modified: 2019-12-05 20:55:13
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