Linhard family papers
1 oversize box
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Steven Linhard and Marion Linhard
The collection contains documents, original and copied, as well as photographs, correspondence, and a manuscript memoir documenting the experiences of the Linhard family of Vienna, Austria and their efforts to emigrate following the German takeover in 1938. Includes a manuscript memoir by Alfred Linhard; copied documents related to his parents, Regina and Bernhard Linhard, including birth, marriage and death certificates; and letters Bernhard wrote to American aid organizations appealing for their assistance in helping him and his family to emigrate. Also includes family photographs, a prayer book with an inscription dated 1893 that likely belonged to Alfred’s sister Edith, documents related to Alfred's siblings, Peter and Franzi Linhard, and their immigration to the United States as part of the group of "50 children" sponsored by Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus, and emigration documents issued to Alfred Linhard, including his German passport.
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Coffee cup and saucer from café Dianabad brought with Alfred Linhard, his siblings, Edith, Peter, and Franzi, and their mother, Regina, when they left Vienna, Austria, for the United States in 1939. Café Dianabad was one of three cafes that Bernhard Linhard, Alfred’s father, co-owned with his father in law Anton Blum and brother in law, Arthur, in the center of Vienna. On March 13, 1938 Germany annexed Austria. New legislation was created that quickly restricted Jewish life. Alfred could no longer attend school, his father, Bernhard, was forced to give up his business. The family had to sell their furniture for money. After this Bernhard began seeking ways to get the family out of the country. Alfred’s older sister Edith was granted asylum in England. On April 20, 1939 Alfred’s father, Bernhard committed suicide. In spring 1939 Alfred’s younger brother and sister, Peter and Franzi, were selected to immigrate as part of the Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus rescue mission which brought 50 children from Vienna to America. In July, Alfred left for the United States. In August Franzi, died of bronchopneumonia near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In December his mother Regina came to the United States via Trieste, Italy. Alfred, his mother, and brother settled near Philadelphia.