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621-1/85 Walter Schüler

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2019.88.1 | RG Number: RG-14.124

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    Records of the law office of Dr. Walter Schüler, a German Jewish lawyer in Hamburg. Contains only client files.
    Alternate Title
    Walter Schüler law office
    inclusive:  1927-1943
    Collection Creator
    Walter Schüler
    Dr. Walter Schüler, a German Jewish lawyer, was born on August 11, 1899 in Lokstedt (Kreis Pinneberg). In the late 1930's he worked for the law office of Dr. Siegfried Urias at the address Jungfernstieg 24. Like all lawyers of Jewish descent, Dr. Schüler lost his law credentials in November 1938. His application for permission to work as a so-called legal adviser ("Rechtskonsulent") at first was rejected; only Dr. Urias was allowed to practice as a legal adviser. Dr. Urias was able to emigrate to Chile in April 1939 and Dr. Schüler received permission to take over the law office. Dr. Schüler was instrumental in helping Dr. Urias procure the necessary paper work for emigration and he and Dr. Urias stayed in contact after Dr. Urias had left abroad. Besides Hamburg and Bremen, Dr. Schüler was responsible for representing Jewish clients in Stade, Verden, Oldenburg, Aurich and Thedinghausen. Dr. Schüler's last known address was Siemersplatz 4 in Hamburg-Lokstedt. In October 1943 he was deported to Auschwitz. He perished on April 29, 1945, in the last days of the war, in the Ebensee concentration camp.
    See also: The corporate archives Ernst Kaufmann, Walter Wulff, Alexander Bachur, Edgar Haas, Siegfried Urias and Higher Regional Court Hamburg, General Files (Presidential Department) 3712-1a (3) - (5) "Legal Advice and Representation of the Jews" (1938-1941).

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    System of Arrangement
    Archival History Note. The Higher Regional Court confiscated the files of the deported or emigrated Jewish legal advisers. The files, which were handed over to the State Archives in 1986, were badly affected by improper storage; some of the files were removed because of mixed contents or severely damaged (e.g. by tearing out the stamps). The order of the records was based on the filing system of the archivist of the Staatsarchiv Hamburg, e.g., the files were recorded chronologically in the order of their opening.

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    Holder of Originals
    Staatsarchiv Hamburg (Germany)
    Records originate from the Hamburg State Archive (Staatsarchiv Hamburg). The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's International Archival Programs Division received the digitized microfilms in February 2019 from Yad Vashem, Israel, via exchange.
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