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Aberbach family papers

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    Adolf and Anna Aberbach were passengers aboard the MS St. Louis. The Aberbach family papers contains Cuban immigration documents for Adolf and Anna Aberbach, dated May 27, 1939; an Austrian identity card issued to Adolf Aberbach, dated February 1938; a German passport for Adolf and Anna Aberbach, May 9, 1939; and a photograph of Adolf and Anna Aberbach, undated.
    inclusive:  1938-1939
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Julian Aberbach In memory of the victims of the Aberbach family
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Julian Aberbach
    Collection Creator
    Aberbach family
    Adolf Aberbach (1878-1959) was born on December 25, 1878 in Bolechow, Austria-Hungry, now Ukraine. Ann Aberbach (née Schmetterling) was born on February 17, 1883 in Chorostków, Austria-Hungry, now Ukraine. Prior to the war they lived in Vienna, Austria. They had two sons: Julian Aberbach (1909-2004) born on February 8, 1909 in Vienna Austria and Joachim Jean Aberbach (1910-1992) born in Bad Vöslau, Austria on August 12, 1910. Both brothers worked in the music publishing business in Europe prior to the war, and then later in the United States.

    In 1939, Adolf and Anna Aberbach obtained passage to Cuba aboard the MS St. Louis. After the ship was denied entry to Cuba and the United States, the Aberbachs disembarked in France. On March 30, 1940, the Aberbachs set sail from Saint Nazaire, France aboard the SS Champlain. They arrived in New York on April 8, 1940. Their son, Joachim Aberbach, is listed as their point of contact within the United States. On June 11, 1945, Anna and Adolf Aberbach became a naturalized citizens of the United States. Adolf died in Los Angeles, California on April 2, 1959. Anna died in Monticello, New York on July 12, 1964.

    Physical Details

    Spanish German
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    Aberbach family papers are arranged in a single series.

    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

    Geographic Name
    Cuba. Germany. Austria.
    Corporate Name
    St. Louis (Ship)

    Administrative Notes

    Julian Aberbach donated the Aberbach family papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 and 1999. The collection accessioned as 1995.75 and 1999.101 have been incorporated into this collection.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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