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Rosenfeld family collection

Document | Accession Number: 2003.223.2

The Rosenfeld family collection consists of identification documents, restitution paperwork, correspondence, and photographs related to the Rosenfeld family of Adelsheim, Germany. The collection also relates to the Kindertransport experiences of Bertha, Edith, Ruth, and Esther Rosenfeld, and their lives in England during World War II.

The identification documents includes Esther Rosenfeld and Bertha Rosenfeld’s travel documents, 1947; Esther Rosenfeld’s National Registration Identity Card, May 22, 1940 and her baggage tag, undated; and a probate court document related to Sol M. Alpher and the guardianship of Herman and Esther Rosenfeld, 1953.

The correspondence consists of letters written to the Harrison family, the family who cared for Esther Rosenfeld, including a letter dated June 26, 1939 notifying the Harrisons that Esther arrived in London; a postcard written by Adolf Rosenfeld, Esther’s father; and a letter written by Katherine Rosenfeld, Esther’s mother, thanking the Harrison family for their care of Esther. The letter dated July 12, 1947 was written by Esther’s uncle, Sali Rosenfeld and relates the family’s appreciation for their care of Esther and the family’s desire to have the Rosenfeld siblings reunited in the United States. Also include are letters to the Rosenfeld siblings in England written by their mother Katherine Rosenfeld while she was held at Rivesaltes and/or Drancy transit camp, circa 1942.

The restitution paperwork, dated 1940s-1990s, includes correspondence and financial documents relating to the claims of the five Rosenfeld siblings: Bertha Esenstad, Edith Kaye, Ruth Ezekiel, Herman Rosenfeld, and Esther Starobin.
The photograph series includes photographs of the Rosenfeld family and friends in Germany and England before, during, and after World War II. The photographs depict Esther Rosenfeld with the Harrison family in England; Esther and her sisters in England, circa 1940s; and family photographs taken after the Rosenfeld siblings immigrated to the United States, circa 1950s-1960s.

The untitled photograph album, 1932-1938, includes photographs of the Rosenfeld family and friends in various places in Germany including Frankfurt and Berlin.

inclusive:  circa 1930-circa 1979
1 box
1 oversize box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Bertl Rosenfeld Esenstad
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Esther Rosenfeld Starobin
Record last modified: 2022-10-12 10:31:42
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