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Raschkow family papers (1909-1960)


Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 630

Held at: Wiener Library

Title: Raschkow family papers (1909-1960)

Date(s): 1909-1960

Level of description: collection

Extent: 4 folders

Name of creator(s): Raschkow family


Administrative/Biographical history:

Walter Raschkow, was a German Jewish architect. His wife Emma was non-Jewish. Their daughter, Ingeborg-Maria Raschkow (later Mayer) went to England throughout World War Two whilst her parents remained in Stuttgart.


Scope and content/abstract:

Personal papers and correspondence of Walter Raschkow, a Jewish architect and his non-Jewish wife, Emma, 1909-1960, comprising personal and official papers of Walter and Emma Raschkow including passport, residency permit, exit permits and identification cards, 12 Aug 1909-3 Jun 1958; correspondence and papers of Walter Raschkow including material relating to his marriage status as 'priviligierte Mischehe'; correspondence with the Finanzamt, Stuttgart; correspondence from family members and statements in support of friends and colleagues who had assisted him during his war time persecution, 12 Dec 1938-4 Jul 1947; Red Cross telegrams between Ingeborg-Maria Raschkow (later Mrs Mayer) and her parents, Emma and Walter Raschkow, 22 Mar 1941-21 Sep 1945 and correspondence and documentation relating to Walter Raschkow's claim for compensation from the German government for suffering caused to him as a result of Nazi persecution. Including decisions of the court, Landesamt für die Wiedergutmachung - Stuttgart, regarding an award based on loss of professional and economic status, 1956, and on health effects, 1958. Of particular interest is the testimony of the court's medical officer, Dr Joachim Beck which proved decisive in keeping damages down to a minimum, and Raschkow's reaction to it as evidenced in subsequent correspondence.


Language/scripts of material: German

System of arrangement:

The collection has been arranged chronologically into the following classes: 630/1 Personal and official papers of Walter and Emma Raschkow; 630/2 Correspondence and papers of Walter Raschkow during the war years; 630/3 Correspondence between Emma and Walter Raschkow and their daughter, Ingeborg-Maria; 630/4 Correspondence and papers relating to Walter Raschkow's claim for compensation. In addition there are a number of newspapers which have been listed at the end and catalogued as part of the Wiener Library periodicals series.

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Finding aids:

Detailed description on the Wiener Library's online catalogue



Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Jewish Central Information Office



Archivist's note: Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Mar 2008

Compensation | Administration of justice
Family records | Personal papers | Primary documents | Documents | Information sources
Jews | Religious groups
Third Reich | Nazism | Totalitarianism | Political doctrines

Personal names
Raschkow family

Corporate names

Stuttgart | Germany | Western Europe | Europe