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Rothschild family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2019.365.1

The Rothschild family papers include biographical material, printed material, writings, and photographs relating to Salli and Johanna Rothschild and their family before the war in Bremen, Germany, their immigration, and the relocation of their bakery to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1937.

Biographical materials include a birth certificate for Jack Leiner; a birth certificate and work papers from the Office of Censorship for Ilse Rothschild; a birth certificate, German passport (Reisepass), and a certificate of naturalization for Johanna Rothschild; and a birth certificate, German passport (Reisepass), marriage certificate, clippings related to his bakery, a certificate of naturalization, and the obituary for Salli Rothschild.

Printed material includes a page from the Pittsburgh Press, dated May 22, 1938, with articles relating to the war as well as a newsletter titled The Octagram, dated April 21, 1945. Correspondence consists mainly of letters to Salli from Rosalie Alter(?), Johanna’s sister, as well as a letter to A. Rothschild which includes a recipe. The series also includes a diary kept by Johanna Rothschild while on a trip to Palestine in 1935.

Photographs include pre-war and wartime photographs and photographic postcards of the Rothschild family in Bremen, Germany and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the late 1930s and 1940s, including photographs in front of their bakery in Germany and the United States. The photographs depict Leo, Rosalie Alter(?), Raphael (Salli’s father), Ilse Rothschild, Adolf Rothschild, Salli Rothschild, Johanna Rothschild, Jack Leiner, Arno Schwersenz, Rolf Rothschild, and Aunt Gerda.

inclusive:  1908-1968
1 box
1 oversize folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum collection, gift of Maxine Leiner
Record last modified: 2023-04-27 10:10:19
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