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Siegmund Wolfsohn papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1065-018

Collection Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1918-2005

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English and German

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Biographical Note

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.

Extent

0.5 linear feet (4 folders, 1 photograph album)

Abstract

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.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are decribed at the item level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2000 by Janet Wolfson.

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca McClure, September 2011.

Creator

Source

Title
Inventory of the Siegmund Wolfsohn Papers, 1918-2005
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Rebecca McClure; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rebecca McClure
Date
2011
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Charleston South Carolina 29424
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