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Brody-Pauncz family papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 627
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Brody-Pauncz family papers
Date(s): 1870-1971
Level of description: Collection level (fonds)
Extent: 5 files
Name of creator(s): Brody-Pauncz family


Administrative/Biographical history:

George Brody and Irma, née Pauncz, and their children were a well-to-do, assimilated Jewish Hungarian family who were living in Budapest when the Nazis began to transport the Hungarian Jewish population to death camps in 1944. They survived the war and stayed on in Hungary until shortly after the Russian invasion in 1956 when George and Irma successfully attained refugee status in Switzerland and Judit came to England. Livia, the other daughter died in 1947.


Scope and content/abstract:

Personal papers of the Brody-Pauncz family,1870-1971, comprise papers of George Brody's forbears, Samu, Ilona and Sigismond, 1870-1969 (627/1); papers of George Brody, 1903-1960 (627/2); papers of Irma Brody, 1909-1958 (627/3); material relating to Nazi persecution, including Jewish ID cards and special passes signed by Raoul Wallenberg, 1942-1971 (627/4) and family correspondence, 1918-1946; nd (627/5).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Hungarian and German

System of arrangement:

Chronologically into the following groups: 627/1 personal papers of Samu, Ilona and Sigismond Brody; 627/2 Personal papers of George Brody; 627/3 Personal papers of Irma Brody; 627/4 Material relating to the Nazi persecution; 627/5 Family correspondence.

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

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

Finding aids:

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Judit Brody

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn

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:
November 2007

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