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Rottenberg family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2018.661.1

The collection documents the Holocaust-era experiences of the Rottenberg family of Vienna, Austria. Included are biographical materials and photographs of Eddy (born Elias) and Bertha Rottenberg and their son Bobby (born Robert), all of whom survived deportation to Auschwitz from the Mechelen transit camp by jumping off the train in April 1943. The collection also includes material related to Bertha’s family, the Berkelhammers.

Biographical material includes birth and marriage certificates, identification cards, a 1931 letter to Bertha authorizing her to trade in mineral oils and spirits, Eddy’s Austrian passport, an Austrian transit card, and four slips from the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien regarding grave site locations for members of the Rottenberg and Berkelhammer families. Also included are Bertha and Eddy’s Declaration of Intention forms after their immigration to the United States in 1948.

Photographs consist of pre-war, wartime, and post-war depictions of the Rottenberg family and Bertha’s family the Berkelhammers. Included are depictions of Bertha as a child with her parents Abraham and Sara and her sister Paula; wartime and post-war images of Robert and his parents in Brussels, Eddy’s father Hersch Leib Rottenberg, someone who may have been a priest Bobby knew while in hiding, and Bobby in his U.S. Army uniform.

inclusive:  1913-1966
6 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Audrey Rogers Furfaro and Scott Rogers
Record last modified: 2020-02-20 15:07:02
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