Siegmund Wolfsohn papers
Photographs, citizenship papers, immigration and school records, and other papers of Siegmund Wolfsohn, an Austrian Holocaust survivor who escaped Austria as part of the Kindertransport in 1939 and eventually settled in the United States. Loose photographs show Wolfsohn and his classmates, his parents, and his sister; his photograph album includes a wedding portrait and other photographs of his parents, his sister, and Wolfsohn with friends and classmates in Austria, Sweden, England, and the United States.
- Wolfsohn, Siegmund, 1919-2000 (Person)
Language of Material
Materials in English and German
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Siegmund Wolfsohn (1919-2000) was born in Vienna, Austria, to Elias and Sylvia Greenberg Wolfsohn. He attended public schools in Vienna and was a student at the Vienna University of Technology (Technische Hochschule Wien). In early March 1939, he escaped Austria as part of the Kindertransport to Sweden. From there, he traveled to London in mid-August to visit his mother and sister before immigrating to the United States at the end of August.
0.5 linear feet (4 folders, 1 photograph album)
Photographs, citizenship papers, immigration and school records, and other papers of Siegmund Wolfsohn, an Austrian Holocaust survivor who escaped Austria as part of the Kindertransport in 1939 and eventually settled in the United States.
Materials are decribed at the item level.
Materials donated in 2000 by Janet Wolfson.
Processed by Rebecca McClure, September 2011.
- Holocaust survivors -- Austria -- Vienna
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
- Jewish refugees -- United States
- Kindertransports (Rescue operations)
- Vienna (Austria)
- Wolfsohn, Siegmund, 1919-2000
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities
- birth certificates
- clippings (information artifacts)
- identity cards
- immigration records
- negatives (photographs)
- photograph albums
- report cards
- slides (photographs)
- Wolfson, Janet (Donor, Person)
- Inventory of the Siegmund Wolfsohn Papers, 1918-2005
- Processed by: Rebecca McClure; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rebecca McClure
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