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Rosenberg, Marie (fl 1889-1962): restitution claim


Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 814

Held at: Wiener Library

Title: Rosenberg, Marie (fl 1889-1962): restitution claim

Date(s): 1937-1962

Level of description: collection

Extent: 1 folder

Name of creator(s): Rosenberg | Marie | fl 1889-1962 | née Marcus


Administrative/Biographical history:

The restitution claim by Marie Rosenberg was rejected by the Entschädigungsamt, Berlin, on the grounds that the last known address of the wholesale livestock business, of which she was part owner, and on which the claim was based, was in the Russian zone of Berlin.

Marie Rosenberg (née Marcus) was born on 19 January 1889. Her husband, Louis, died in 1927. They had two children, Rolf Moritz (later Stanley Sloane) and Ruth. It is assumed that the family is Jewish, though there is no evidence of this. She appears to have left Germany shortly after 15 Dec 1939. The destination is not clear, but subsequent, post-war documentation reveals that she was resident in London and that she remained there until at least 1955 but no later than 1962, during which time she was in New York, living close to her son. The fate of her daughter is not known, beyond the fact that by 1937 she was married to someone by the name of Schmey. The fate of the family after 3 Apr 1962 (the date of the Entschädigungsamt's rejection of her restitution claim) is not known.


Scope and content/abstract:

Family and business papers of Marie Rosenberg, 1937-1962, collected in support of a restitution claim from the German government, including a doctor's certificate, Nov 1939, which attributes her heart trouble in part to recent psychological troubles; a complete inventory of the possessions which she was to take abroad, 15 Dec 1939 and the decision of the Entschädigungsamt, Berlin regarding her restitution claim, 3 Apr 1962.


Language/scripts of material: Mostly German

System of arrangement:

Original order

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

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

Physical characteristics:

Some material is fragile.

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
Jews | Religious groups
Legal procedure | Administration of justice
Third Reich | Nazism | Totalitarianism | Political doctrines
War compensation | War victims | International conflicts
World War Two (1939-1945) | World wars (events) | Wars (events)

Personal names
Rosenberg | Marie | fl 1889-1962 | née Marcus

Corporate names

Germany | Western Europe | Europe