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Brand family: correspondence

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 693
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Brand family: correspondence
Date(s): 1939-1947
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Brand | Max | fl 1939-1947 | former refugee


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Brand family were a Jewish family from Vienna. Max Brand came to Great Britain in 1939. Nothing is known of the fate of family members.


Scope and content/abstract:

The Brand family correspondence collection (693/1-29), 1939-1947, originates from Max Brand's family in Vienna, mostly from Olga, his sister, but also from his father and mother; the latter is usually written in Sütterlin script.It deals almost exclusively with details of family life. There is very little which sheds light on general conditions as they obtained for Jews in Vienna during this period.

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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:

The material was deposited in response to an appeal made by the Wiener Library in the Jewish Chronicle, 1988, for personal papers documenting experiences of people during and after Kristallnacht.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Minnie Brand

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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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