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Lenneberg and Brünell families papers

Document | Accession Number: 2004.566.4

The Lenneberg and Brünell families papers consists of a diary, photographs, and documents relating to Ursula Lenneberg and Siegmund Brünell’s families' pre-war life in Germany and their wartime and post-war experiences in various concentration camps and DP camps. The diary was written by Ursula while in the Deggendorf DP camp. In the diary she describes her experiences interned in several camps including Theresienstadt, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Kudowa, and Merzdorf. The diary also includes post-war images of Ursula and her mother, Caroline “Lina” Lenneberg, as well as a note inscribed by her friend "Buschi" (Hilde Freudenberg) and a pre-war photograph of her younger brother Walter. The collection also includes two wartime letters from Olga and Emil Pawel, Ursula’s future in-laws.

Lenneberg family papers include a postcard sent from Walter Lenneberg while in Theresienstadt to his uncle Erich in Düsseldorf, Germany as well as Walter’s birth certificate, report cards for Ursula and Walter, testimony and work references for Lina, ration coupons, and a vaccination card.

Brünell family papers include an immigration visa, work papers, and a marriage certificate for Siegmund Brünell as well as pre-war photographs of Siegmund, his wife Hertha, and their children Herbert and Hannelore in Germany.

inclusive:  1926-1947
4 folders
1 book enclosure
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ursula Lenneberg Pawel
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:01:44
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