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Hertha Wolff Hellmann papers

Document | Accession Number: 1994.62

The Hertha Wolff Hellmann papers consist of biographical materials, photographic materials, a letter, and lyrics to “Das Ladenmädel” documenting Hertha Wolff’s family in Berlin, Hertha’s escape to Shanghai with her daughter Vera, her husband Georg Wolff’s deportation to Trawniki, Vera’s death in Shanghai, and Hertha’s immigration to the United States.
Biographical materials include identification papers; birth, marriage, and vaccination certificates; emigration and immigration paperwork; and a death announcement documenting Hertha and Vera Wolff’s lives in Berlin, their travel to Shanghai and Vera’s death there, and Hertha’s immigration to the United States. This series also includes an American Joint Distribution Committee notification about Georg Wolff’s deportation to Trawniki.
Photographic materials include a photograph album containing photographs of Vera Wolff from the age of seven months to fifteen years, some including her mother, two photographs of Shirley Temple, one photograph of Deanna Durbin, and a list of Vera’s childhood illnesses; loose photographs of Vera and Hertha from the album; and loose photographs of two groups of children, two unidentified men, Vera’s grave, and an unidentified woman with a girl.
The collection also contains a single letter from Otto Singer to Hertha Wolff referencing a $200 check for an unspecified purpose as well as lyrics to Rudolf Nelson’s “Das Ladenmädel.”

inclusive:  1899-1952
1 box
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 12:58:57
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