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Gisela Eden papers

Document | Accession Number: 2013.476.1

The Gisela Eden papers consists of correspondence, restitution paperwork, a poesie book, a diary, and family photographs relating to the experiences of Gisela Eden (née Marx) who traveled to England from Germany on a Kindertransport.
The correspondence includes letters and postcards written by family and friends in Germany to Gisela Marx while she was living in England, 1939-1957. The letters, largely written by her parents, Leopold and Erna Marx, and relatives are written in German.
The restitution paperwork is directed to Gisela Eden and relates to the Marx family. The paperwork includes correspondence, financial materials, notes, and a photocopy of Gisella Amalie Marx’s birth certificate, 1925.
The photographs include photographs of the Eden family in Germany include Leopold and Erna Marx and their daughter, Gisela Marx, circa 1930s-1940s.
The diary of Gisela Marx was written from March 29, 1939 to August 1941 in German and consists of 91 written pages. Gisela begins her diary while still living in Dülken, Germany and records her travels on the Kindertransport to England and her experiences while in England. Some of the entries include a newspaper clippings in English and small sketches. Gisela Marx’s poesie book, 1935-1942, includes autographs, notes, and drawings by her family and friends.

Date
inclusive:  1939-1995
Language
German
English
Extent
1 box
2 oversize boxes
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of The George Washington University and the Estate of John P. Eden
 
Record last modified: 2020-02-06 11:56:31
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