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Kurt and Hennie Reiner papers

Document | Accession Number: 2018.299.1

The collection includes documents, correspondence, and photographs regarding the Holocaust experiences of Kurt and Hennie Reiner of Vienna, Austria including their emigration from Vienna in 1939 into Milan, Italy and Marseille, France; Kurt’s internment at Les Milles; and their immigration to the United States in 1940.

Biographical material includes identification papers of Kurt and Hennie Reiner, Kurt’s grades at the technical school of Vienna, papers related to his employment in the United States, and a copy of the their marriage certificate. Also included is a small amount of paperwork related to post-war searches for the fates of family members and material related to an exhibition at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History.

Immigration papers consist of documents related to Kurt and Hennie’s emigration from Vienna in 1939 to Milan, Marseille, and ultimately the United States. Included are letters, documents, and affidavits for immigration to the United States; documentation for attempts to immigrate to Uruguay and England; naturalization certificates; and paperwork regarding their unsuccessful attempts to rescue their relatives in Europe.

Correspondence consists of letters exchanged by Kurt and Hennie in France while she was in Marseille and he was interned at Les Milles; wartime letters from parents, relatives, and friends; post-war letters from Esther Bassi, presumably the wife of Ettore Bassi who helped smuggle them into Italy; and post-war letters of Kurt’s regarding restitution and Holocaust education among other topics.

Photographs consist primarily of copies of relatives in the Lowy, Furth, and Reiner families.

inclusive:  1936-1996
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Gary Reiner
Record last modified: 2021-11-22 15:33:06
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