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Abendstern, Fleischmann, and Meyerhoff families papers

Document | Accession Number: 2016.494.1

The collection primarily consists of correspondence, photographs, and documents relating to the family of Otto and Elly (née Meyerhoff) Abendstern and their son Peter Abendstern (later Aldin) as well as Elly's second husband Adolf Richard Fleischmann. The collection is chiefly related to Otto's internment in camps in southern France, Elly and Peter's time in hiding in France during the war, and Fleischmann's internment at Les Milles Camp and Saint Nicolas in southern France. Includes birth and marriage certificates, immigration and travel documents, correspondence between members of the Abendstern family, pre-war, wartime, and post-war photographs and albums, and Peter Aldin's memoir.

Documents include birth and marriage certificates, passports, immigration and travel documents, false identification documents, refugee paperwork, education papers, wartime correspondence, and CVs.

Pre-war photographs include depictions of the extended Abendstern and Meyerhoff families in Germany, and the Abendstern family in Wiltz, Luxembourg. Wartime photographs include depictions from two children’s homes in Font-Remeu where Peter survived as a hidden child, and Graulhet, France. Post-war photographs include depictions of André Marty and his family, whom hid Elly for two years; the Petit Lycée de Toulouse; Paris; Peter’s family in the United States; and later visits to Auschwitz and Les Milles Camp. Also included are photographs depicting Elly’s second husband Adolf Fleischmann and his family.

3 boxes
3 book enclosure
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Peter Aldin
Record last modified: 2020-08-27 08:02:26
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