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Oscar Stein papers

Document | Accession Number: 2016.209.1

Collection of manuscript texts of poetry copied from underground periodicals, circa 1938, which had originated in Germany during the period from 1933-1936, along with a typescript memoir by Stein, circa 2015-2016, which describes his family's experiences following the German annexation of Austria and the family's subsequent escape. The underground publications were received and copied by Oscar Stein while he was employed at the Palästina Amt in Vienna. Approximately 80 leaves, containing over 100 poems, from authors such as Bertolt Brecht, Stefan Heym, Oskar Maria Graf, Walter Mehring, Erich Mühsam, Erich Weinert, Johannes Becher, and others. The typescript memoir consists of several essays, describing Stein's family, his account of watching his synagogue in Vienna burn during Kristallnacht, his older brother's escape to Palestine, the escape of Stein and his father to Hungary in late 1939, their experiences in Budapest during 1939-1940, and the family's escape from Europe and immigration to the United States in 1940.

creation:  1938-2016
2 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Oscar Stein
Record last modified: 2022-11-28 09:28:52
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