Georg and Margarethe Weiss family papers
The Georg and Margarethe Weiss family papers include two passports ("Reisepass") issued in Vienna, Austria, to Georg and Margarethe Weiss and affidavits and correspondence from Louis Weiss regarding his support of Georg and Margarethe’s immigration to the United States. Louis was not related to the Weiss family. The collection also includes a diary written by Peter Weiss, Georg and Margarethe’s son, from 1938-1940. Peter began his diary when he fled to Belgium in 1938 and his last entry was in June 1940, after arriving in the United States. In his diary Peter writes about boy scouts, leaving for Belgium, daily life in a DP camp in Belgium, leaving for England, developments of the war, his fears for his family, the process of his parent’s immigration to the United States, and immigrating to the United States though Canada. The diary includes photographs and newspaper clippings. The collection also includes a translation of the diary.
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