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Reinsch family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2013.402.1

Consists of legal, financial, taxation, construction, and restitution documents and correspondence related to the efforts of the Reinsch family, particularly Hannie Reinsch, to regain the property her family owned in Berlin and Leipzig prior to World War II. Includes some family documents regarding the pre-war lives of the family, including participation in World War I and the purchase of investment properties, which were confiscated before and after the family fled Europe. Also includes digital images of the family's pre-war, wartime, and post-war photograph albums.

The vast majority of this collection relates to the post-war restitution and management of the Reinsch family’s numerous properties in Germany. Their properties included:

Hermannstrasse 37/38, Berlin
Güntzelstrasse 42, Berlin
Galvanistrasse 13/14, Berlin
Rathenaustrasse 3, Berlin
Langhansstrasse 82, Berlin
Uhlandstrasse 108/109, Berlin
Uhlandstrasse 70, Berlin
Schillerstrasse 75, Berlin
Tauchaer Strasse 2, Leipzig
Mockernsche Strasse, Leipzig

Of these properties, the majority of the documents related to the restitution, construction, and management of Uhlandstrasse 108/109. This apartment building was destroyed during World War II. After it was rebuilt in 1954, the Reinsch family owned and controlled the management of the building until the late 1970s. The documents provide a case study of a family’s attempt to regain property and struggle to retain, manage, and profit from the property that was confiscated prior to World War II.

Date
inclusive:  1887-1994
Language
German
English
Extent
9 boxes
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Roy Parker
 
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:03:05
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