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Stettner family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2013.513.1

This collection relates to the lives and emigration attempts of the Stettner family. As the family members were all born in different countries—Maximilian and his daughter Ilse in Czechoslovakia, Kathe in Austria, and Walter in Italy—they were under different refugee quotas and had different opportunities for immigration. The collection illuminates the hardships imposed by circumstances of birth and the difficulties each family member faced. The correspondence between the family members—in the United States, Trieste, the Netherlands, and Shanghai, is a highlight of the collection for researchers. The collection also includes several letters between the Hay Internment camp in Australia (where a cousin was imprisoned) and Max Stettner in Shanghai, as well as correspondence from Helene Riegner to her brother, Gerhard Riegner, the World Jewish Congress’s representative in Geneva, regarding the case of Kathe Stettner.

inclusive:  1875-2008
bulk:  1938-1942
2 boxes
1 oversize box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jean Stettner
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 17:54:15
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