Oral history interview with Lisbeth Modley Kornreich
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- Ms. Carole Kornreich
5 digital files : MP3.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Carole Kornreich
Record last modified: 2020-10-07 13:38:11
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Also in Lisbeth Modley Kornreich collection
The collection consists of documents, correspondence, papers, magazine clippings and photographs related to William and Augusta (Lipiner) Modley and their daughter Lisbeth (Modley) Kornreich [donor's mother]. Also includes Augusta's recipe book and fashion sketches, and Lisbeth's leather travel documents pouch. Additional materials from other relatives includes letters (with English translations) from Karl Linder and letters and a selection of wartime diary entries from Hans Zehetner, who survived the war in Vienna. Also includes the donor's audio recorded interview w/her mother Lisbeth (Modley) Kornreich, from 1981-1984 and a partial transcript of the interview.
Portfolio used to house fashion sketches made de by Augusta (Lipiner) Modley, the mother of Lisbeth (Modley) Kornreich.
Leather pouch that was originally used for travel documents.
The collection documents the Holocaust-era experiences of Lisbeth Modley Kornreich and her parents Augusta and Wilhelm Modley of Vienna, Austria. Included are biographical materials, immigration papers, correspondence, writings, and photographs regarding their pre-war lives in Vienna and emigration from Austria. Also included is a copy of Augusta’s sister Nellie Zehetner’s (née Lipiner) husband Hans Zehetner’s wartime diary. Biographical materials include Lisbeth’s birth certificate and gymnasium and university papers; Augusta’s German passport and a document stating that Augusta added Sara to her name; and Wilhelm’s Viennese driver’s license and German passport. Immigration papers consist of Augusta and Lisbeth’s inventory from their emigration from Vienna in 1941, a postcard from the SS Mouzinho, and letters to Wilhelm in London from the Jewish Refugees Committee regarding loans. Correspondence consists of a 1941 letter to Lisbeth from the American Red Cross regarding the whereabouts of Alexander Gregor Rauch Lewandowski; wartime letters to Augusta from her friend Mizzi, along with donor-provided transcriptions and translations; wartime letters to Augusta, Wilhelm, and Lisbeth from Augusta’s sister Martha Linder (née Lipiner) husband Karl Linder, who survived the Holocaust in the Netherlands; and donor-provided transcription/translation of restitution correspondence of Wilhelm’s. Writings include Augusta’s clippings of fashion designs, Augusta’s cookbook she brought with her when she immigrated to the United States, a transcript of an oral history interview with Lisbeth, and a copy of Augusta’s sister Nellie Zehetner’s (née Lipiner) husband Hans Zehetner’s wartime diary. The diary was written in 1941-1942 and the copy was sent to Augusta in October 1945. Photographs include pre-war depictions of Augusta, Wilhelm, and Lisbeth Modley, Lisbeth in a production of You Never Can Tell, Lisbeth’s gymnasium graduation class, and a post-war photograph of William, Augusta, and Augusta’s sisters Martha and Nellie.