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Lövinsohn family papers

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    The Lövinsohn family papers relate to Edith Lövinsohn and Hella Roubicek’s (née Lövinsohn) experience aboard the MS St. Louis. The papers include correspondence sent to Edith from the Hamburg-American Line while aboard the MS St. Louis, a German passport, Cuban immigration cards, photographs of Hella Roubicek taken aboard the MS St. Louis, and views of Cuba and immigration officials on boats in the harbor, as well as two menus for meals served aboard the MS Iberia and the MS St. Louis. Also included is a Sächsische Schulzeitung newspaper published in Dresden, Germany, dated April 20, 1933, with Adolf Hitler featured on the cover.
    inclusive:  1933-1939
    bulk:  1939
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Hella L. Roubicek
    Collection Creator
    Hella Roubicek
    Hella Roubicek (née Lövinsohn, also known as Hella Lonsen) was born on June 20, 1926 in Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany to Werner Lövinsohn (Lonsen) and Edith Lövinsohn (née Levy, also known as Edith Lonsen, b. October 20, 1892). Her sister is Rita Hubbard (née Lövinsohn). During Kristallnacht, Werner was arrested. Rita, who was living in the United States, assisted her father in emigrating from Germany to Cuba. While in Cuba Werner obtained permits for Edith and Hella to travel to Cuba aboard the MS St. Louis. After being denied entry to Cuba and the United States, Edith and Hella Lövinsohn disembarked in Belgium. Werner Lövinsohn immigrated to the United States, and in February 1940 Edith and Hella Lövinsohn joined him. Hella married Frank Roubicek (1911-2006). They had two daughters, Eva Schmidt and Lisa Eden. Hella Roubicek died in 2000.

    Physical Details

    German Spanish
    1 folder
    1 oversize folder
    System of Arrangement
    The Lövinsohn 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.

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    Administrative Notes

    Hella Roubicek donated the Lövinsohn family papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1997 and 1998. The collections accessioned as 1997.120 and 1998.44 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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