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Richard and Ernestine Benes papers

Document | Accession Number: 1998.A.0162.2

The Richard and Ernestine Benes papers contains a diary, biographical material, and emigration and immigration documents relating to Richard and Ernestine Benes attempts to emigrate from Austria to the United States. The diary was written by Richard from June 6 - July 4 1941. In the diary Richard writes about their emigration from Austria to Prague, Berlin, Paris, and Spain as well as their time aboard the ship and arriving in New York City.

Biographical materials include birth and baptism certificates, a marriage certificate, proof of citizenship, identification cards, passports (Reisepass) for Richard and Ernestine, military documents for Richard, and documentation indicating that Richard will now have the middle name Israel and Ernestine will now have the middle name Sara. Also included is a birth certificate for Anna Müller.

Emigration and immigration materials include vaccination cards, confirmation of Richard and Ernestine’s placement on the waiting list, permission to immigrate, affidavits from a family friend in New Jersey, documentation stating that Richard does not owe any taxes and does not have a police record, correspondence and receipts from the United States Consulate, and an envelope from Richard and Ernestine travels with their names listed.

inclusive:  1920-1942
3 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Louis Beres
Record last modified: 2021-11-16 13:06:08
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