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Julius and Bertha Meyerowitz papers

Document | Accession Number: 1993.128.16

The Julius and Bertha Meyerowitz papers consists primarily of identification and immigration documents related to Julius and Bertha Meyerowitz, a Jewish couple that immigrated to the United States in 1942 to escape persecution in Germany. Included in the papers are birth and wedding certificates, documents related to Julius’ education and employment as a pharmacist, and passports. Also included are various documents the Meyerowitz’ family collected during the immigration process, such as boarding passes for their ship from Spain, alien registration cards, and certificates of health.

The Julius and Bertha Meyerowitz papers contain documents related to the Meyerowitz’ immigration to the United States during World War II. Documents from their time in Königsberg include birth and wedding certificates, diplomas and report cards from Julius’ education as a pharmacist, a death notification for Julius’ mother, Lina, and a bill of sale for property appropriated by the Nazi regime. Another item is Julius’ military identification booklet from 1892, and his naturalization papers from when his family moved to Königsberg from Kovno. The immigration papers include various documents the Meyerowitz’ acquired while immigrating to the United States, such as alien registration cards, declaration of intention, naturalization papers, passports, and character witnesses. The papers acquired while in the United States include various correspondence concerning finances, identification cards such as a voting registration and social security card, and a photograph of Julius’ gravesite.

Date
inclusive:  1866-1958
Extent
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ralph Tuch
 
Record last modified: 2021-05-05 11:24:49
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