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Sanderson, Hilde: family papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 712
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Sanderson, Hilde: family papers
Date(s): 1926-1980
Level of description: Collection level (fonds)
Extent: 2 folders, 1 bundle
Name of creator(s): Sanderson | Hilde | d 1981 | née Tachauer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Rosa and Hedwig Seelig owned and ran a hotel for a relatively affluent clientele in Bad Kissingen, Bavaria. After the hotel was plundered during Kristallnacht, the two sisters went to live at a Jewish home for the aged in Frankfurt. They perished in Auschwitz during World War Two.


Scope and content/abstract:

Family papers of Hilde Sanderson, 1926-1980, comprising papers relating to restitution claims for relatives of the sisters Rosa and Hedwig Seelig including correspondence between family members, witnesses and lawyers; affidavits of witnesses; inventories of possessions stolen and records of the court's decision, 1926-1980 and family correspondence, 1939-1962, mostly addressed to Hilde Sanderson (née Tachauer) including letters from her aunts Rosa and Hedwig Seelig, Frankfurt 1939.

Names that occur in the papers include: Stanley Tash (Sally Tachauer), Hilde Sanderson (née Tachauer) and Gisela (Ella) Feuchtwanger (previously Plaut, née Tachauer), Hedwig, Rosa and Alfred Seelig, Ilse Seelig, (later Warner) - a cousin of Regina Tachauer (née Tachauer), Stanly Tash's mother. Isak Tachauer was the father.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
German and English

System of arrangement:

The papers have been arranged into three bundles in date order: papers on restitution claim (712/1); family correspondence (712/2); folder entitled 'Alfred Seelig' (712/3).

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

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

Finding aids:

Detailed description on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

The papers were in the possession of Hilde Sanderson (née Tachauer) and were appropriated by Stanley Tash (formerly Sally Tachauer), her brother and the depositor, after her death in 1981.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by the family, Oct 1988.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

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

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