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L÷wenstein, Otto: prison letters (1937-1938)


IDENTITY STATEMENT

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 638

Held at: Wiener Library

Title: L÷wenstein, Otto: prison letters (1937-1938)

Date(s): 1937-1938

Level of description: collection

Extent: 1 folder

Name of creator(s): L÷wenstein | Otto | fl 1937-1938

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history:

Otto L÷wenstein was Jewish but his wife was not. He died in prison, 1938, though it is not known why he was sent there.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract:

Letters from Otto L÷wenstein from prison in Hamburg to his wife, Katia, and child, 28 Mar 1937-13 Mar 1938. The letters are written on prison letter forms, designed for ease of purpose, including date of censor's clearance. Topics include family business and the personal needs of the author. They average one per week.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: German

System of arrangement:

Chronological

Conditions governing access:

Open

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 www.wienerlibrary.co.uk.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Accruals:

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from the family, Dec 1964.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Jews | Religious groups
Prisoners | Disadvantaged groups
Third Reich | Nazism | Totalitarianism | Political doctrines

Personal names
L÷wenstein | Otto | fl 1937-1938

Corporate names

Places
Hamburg | Germany | Western Europe | Europe