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Minnie Tewel Baum papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1065-045

Collection Overview

The collection consists of letters, telegrams, and other papers relating to Minnie Tewel Baum's unsuccessful efforts to aid her cousin, Malie Landsmann, and her family, in escaping Nazi Germany. Included is a photograph of Malie Landsmann, her husband, Chaim, and their daughters, Ida and Peppi.

Dates

  • 1938-1941

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

In 1938, Minnie Tewel Baum, a resident of Camden, South Carolina, was contacted by Malie Landsmann, a cousin living in Berlin, Germany. Landsmann sought Baum's assistance to help her and her family escape Nazi Germany. Baum and Landsmann corresponded for three years, during which Baum tried to find ways for the Landsmann family to immigrate to America. Baum researched travel arrangements, obtained affidavits, and investigated immigration to other countries, including Cuba. None of these efforts was successful, and in June 1941, Baum received the last of Landsmann's letters.

Extent

0.25 linear feet (2 folders)

Abstract

The collection consists of letters, telegrams, and other papers relating to Minnie Tewel Baum's unsuccessful efforts to aid her cousin, Malie Landsmann, and her family, in escaping Nazi Germany. Included is a photograph of Malie Landsmann, her husband, Chaim, and their daughters, Ida and Peppi.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2011 by Ann Meddin Hellman on behalf of her mother-in-law, Irene Hellman.

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca McClure, May 2012.

Creator

Source

Title
Inventory of the Minnie Tewel Baum Papers, 1938-1941
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Rebecca McClure; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rebecca McClure
Date
2012
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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