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Langer family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2017.616.1

The collection documents the Holocaust experiences of Robert Langer and his parents Ignatz and Stefanie Langer, including their emigration from Vienna, Austria to Shanghai, China after the German annexation of Austria in 1938, and post-war immigration to the United States. The collection consists of biographical material, immigration documents, correspondence, and photographs.

Biographical material includes clippings and articles about the Jewish community in Shanghai, identification papers such as birth and marriage certificates, identification cards, passports, work books (arbeitsbuch), employment and education papers, documents and clippings related to the death of Charles H. Jordan of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and restitution paperwork. There is also an oral history transcript and drafts of personal narratives related to Robert’s experiences.

Immigration material includes documents related to Robert’s immigration to the United States from Shanghai in 1948 on a school visa and his parents’ immigration to the United States in 1951 from Vienna.

Correspondence primarily consists of post-war letters from Ignatz and Stefanie’s siblings and relatives. Robert’s correspondence includes letters from Charles H. Jordan and letters regarding the Tikvah club in Shanghai. Photographs include depictions of Robert, Ignatz, Stefanie, and unidentified family and friends.

inclusive:  1906-2009
2 boxes
3 oversize folders
1 book enclosure
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Barbara L. Landes.
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:04:43
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