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Marx family documents (1939-1941)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 1413
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Marx family documents (1939-1941)
Date(s): 1939-1941
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Miller | Robert | fl 1937-1952


Administrative/Biographical history:

Robert Miller (formerly Marx), came to Great Britain in 1937 to attend school. His parents, Ludwig and Regina, left in 1939, the father having been incarcerated at Dachau in November 1938, from where he was released on the understanding that he would leave Germany for the USA, where a distant cousin of the mother had given an affidavit of support. It was on the strength of this that they received British (6 month) transit visas. The war stopped all further migration so their US visas were never acted upon. The whole family became naturalised British citizens in 1947, but in 1952 economic circumstances forced Ludwig and Regina to return to Germany whilst Robert remained in Great Britain.


Scope and content/abstract:

The collection consists of paperwork generated by the British and American immigration authorities and documentation brought from Germany by the Marx family members, 1939-1941.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and German

System of arrangement:

Chronological by individual.

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:

Robert Miller

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:
March 2008

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