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Rosenwald family papers

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    The collection contains letters sent to Fritz Rosenwald (Fred) in the United States from his parents Karl and Johanna Rosenwald along with his sister Liesel Rosenwald in Köln, Germany from 1938-1941, prior to their deportation to Riga, Latvia. Along with a small amount of correspondence from others, there is also correspondence, affidavits, and other documents regarding Fred’s unsuccessful efforts to secure a United States visa for Liesel.
    inclusive:  1931-1962
    bulk:  1938-1941
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joan Fradkin and Charles Rosenwald
    Collection Creator
    Rosenwald family
    Fritz Rosenwald (later Fred Rosenwald, 1915-1992) was born on 11 May 1915 in Köln, Germany to Karl (b. 1879) and Johanna Rosenwald (née Ledermann, b. 1890). He had one sister, Liesel (1914-1945). Fritz immigrated to the United States in 1938 onboard the SS Manhattan and settled in New York. He had regular contact with his family in Köln from 1938-1941, and he tried to secure a visa for Liesel to immigrate to the United States. On 6 December 1941 his parents and sister were deported to Riga, Latvia. His parents likely perished there, and Liesel was then deported to the Stutthof concentration camp where she perished in 1945.

    Physical Details

    German English
    1 box
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged as one series.

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    Conditions on Use
    The donor, source institution, or a third party has asserted copyright over some or all of these material(s). The Museum does not own the copyright for the material and does not have authority to authorize use. For permission, please contact the rights holder(s).

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    Geographic Name
    Cologne (Germany)

    Administrative Notes

    Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2013 by Joan Fradkin and Charles Rosenwald.
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