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Schillinger and Baumann family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2015.556.1

The Schillinger and Baumann family papers document Marie and Samuel Schillinger and their children Jan and Jiri’s efforts to emigrate from Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic) to the United States after its annexation by Germany in 1938. The papers document their trip on the MS St. Louis from Hamburg, Germany to Havana, Cuba; their relocation to the Heijplaat refugee camp in the Netherlands; their move to Quito, Ecuador; and their immigration to the United States in 1942. The collection consists of biographical materials of the Schillinger and Baumann families from Užhorod, Prague, and Kosova Hora, Czechoslovakia; Samuel Schillinger’s soccer and dental careers; emigration and immigration papers; correspondence; memoirs; restitution claims against the Czech Republic and Germany; and photographs.

1845-approximately 2015  (inclusive)
1913-1986  (bulk)
150 negatives.
3 boxes
3 oversize folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of John and Wynne Shilling In loving memory of Dr. Samuel Shilling and Manya Bauman Shilling
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Record last modified: 2017-07-26 07:54:29
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