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Heinz and Mira Wallerstein papers

Document | Accession Number: 2017.258.1

The collection documents Heinz Wallerstein of Kassel, Germany, his wife Mira Wallerstein of Prague, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic), and their families in the time leading up to the Holocaust. Biographical materials include employment, identification, education, and military papers of Heinz from Saarbrücken, Germany; military and naturalization papers of Heinz’s brother Rolf; and Mira’s Czechoslovakian passport along with some stories written as a child. Correspondence includes a letter sent to Ida Schanzer from Mira’s step-parents Julius and Anna Taussig regarding plans to emigrate from Czechoslovakia, and a letter from the Hamburg-American Line cancelling the Taussig’s trip to the United Sates in 1939; and letters to Mira from her birth mother in Russia, her birth father Arnošt, and her sister Klara. Photographs include depictions of Heinz, his brother Rolf, and his family in Kassel; Heinz and Rolf in the United States Army; Heinz’s maternal relatives in the Stern family; Mira Wallerstein, and her step-parents Julius and Anna Taussig; and photograph albums of Mira.

inclusive:  circa 1880-1985
bulk:  1931-1944
1 box
2 oversize boxes
2 oversize folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ruth Kraemer and Mira Wallerstein
Record last modified: 2021-05-25 15:15:29
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