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Grossbard family: Correspondence

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 1149
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Grossbard family: Correspondence
Date(s): 1922-1962
Level of description: collection
Extent: 8 files
Name of creator(s): Grossbard | Siegfried | fl 1922-1963


Administrative/Biographical history:

Siegfried Grossbard was a Jewish refugee from Vienna who eventually became resident in Great Britain, after having spent time as an inmate of Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letters from friends and family to Siegfried Grossbard, 1922-1962, on topics including the Richborough Internment Camp and the German Jewish Aid Committee; reference to Lingfield Internment camp and of experiences as an internee in Australia; brother-in-law, Erwin's account of survival of the occupation in France; conditions in Germany during the immediate postwar era, from ex-internee, Roger Freeman; claims for restitution relating to the Aryanisation of the Grossbard family business; and letters from Otto Morawetz to Grossbard regarding family and friends and life in the USA.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
German and English

System of arrangement:

The material has been arranged chronologically into two groups: correspondence and papers from friends, family and others,1149/1/1-291; correspondence from Otto Morawetz, 1149/2/1-166.

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:

Michael Gordon

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:
January 2008

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