Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Louis Oppenheimer papers

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.49.2

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward

    Louis Oppenheimer papers

    Please select from the following options:


    The Louis Oppenheimer papers include a memoir written in 1939 by Louis Oppenheimer recounting his four-week internment in Buchenwald concentration camp as well as a transcription of a questionnaire answered by Eleanor Oppenheimer, Louis' daughter, relating to her family history.
    inclusive:  1939-1994
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eleanor Morris
    Collection Creator
    Louis Oppenheimer
    Louis Oppenheimer (?-1967) owned a clothing business and lived in Frankfurt, Germany with his wife (?-1967) and two children, Alfred (c. 1915-1991) and Eleanor (born Lore, 1919). Alfred immigrated to the United States in 1937. After Kristallnacht, Louis was sent to Buchenwald concentration camp where he was imprisoned for four weeks. His brother, Moritz Oppenheimer (b. 1878), was also taken to Buchenwald, but was released because of his age. After her father's return, Eleanor left for France in early 1939 and stayed with family friends for two weeks before immigrating to the United States. Her parents left for England in 1939 and waited several months for their visas. In 1941, they joined their children in America.

    Physical Details

    German English
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The Louis Oppenheimer papers are arranged as a single folder.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Oppenheimer, Louis.

    Administrative Notes

    Eleanor Morris donated the Louis Oppenheimer papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1992 and 1995. The accessions previously numbered 1992.49 and 1995.A.0601 are included in this collection.
    Funding Note
    The accessibility of this collection was made possible by the generous donors to our crowdfunded Save Their Stories campaign.
    Special Collection
    Save Their Stories
    Primary Number
    Record last modified:
    2024-04-11 13:18:50
    This page: