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Biener, Selmar: restitution claim

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 815
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Biener, Selmar: restitution claim
Date(s): 1919-1976
Level of description: Collection level (fonds)
Extent: 1 folder
Name of creator(s): Biener | Selmar | fl 1906-1976


Administrative/Biographical history:

Selmar Biener was born into a Jewish family in Magdeburg in 1906. Her brother, David, was born in 1904. The two of them entered into a business partnership in Magdeburg in 1935, an electrical components wholesalers. David had already worked at their parents' firm, also in Magdeburg, but having demonstrated 'an outstanding business sense' it was decided to start out on their own. In 1937 David went to Holland and from there to Palestine. Nothing is known of his fate after this period. Selmar came to London sometime before Oct 1942. The parents remained in Magdeburg. Their fate is not known.


Scope and content/abstract:

Personal papers of Selmar Biener, 1919-1976, in support of an application for restitution from the German Democratic Republic including land registry documents and plans relating to the family business in Magdeburg.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Mostly German

System of arrangement:


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:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Jewish Central Information Office

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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