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Mitchell, Ernest: family documents

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 1000
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Mitchell, Ernest: family documents
Date(s): 1938-2001
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 folder
Name of creator(s): Unknown


Administrative/Biographical history:

Ernest Mitchell, the son of a synagogue cantor from Breslau, Silesia, was rescued by the Red Army and came to England via a Displaced Persons Camp in 1948. His father, Ernst Schampanier is the subject of the document regarding the appointment of a cantor at Breslau synagogue. Edith Rosenthal is his daughter, who died in England in 1972. Suzie Rosenthal, the subject for the application of a commemorative bench for victims of the 'Patria' disaster, is her daughter.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Mitchell family, 1938-2001, comprise papers including a good conduct certificate for Edith Rosenthal (1000-/1); war-time Red Cross telegrams from Edith Rosenthal, in England, to her father in Berlin (1000/2-1000/3) and a letter providing some biographical information about Ernest Mitchell's family.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
German and English

System of arrangement:

Arranged in chronological order.

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

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

Finding aids:

A detailed description exists on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Jewish Central Information Office.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Samantha Velumyl.

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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