Guide to the Rosalie Westreich Collection

AR 25044 / MF 910

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Finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Chris Bentley on February 22, 2010. Description is in English.
February 06, 2012 Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Creator:Westreich, Rosalie
Title:Rosalie Westreich Collection
Abstract:Collection of correspondence from Persia/Iran; family correspondence; letters to and from friends; newspaper articles, clippings, brochures; genealogical material; photos; passports; articles; miscellaneous documents; video tapes
Languages:This collection is in English and German.
Quantity:1.25 linear feet (3 Boxes).
Identification:AR 25044 / MF 910
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Rosalie Westreich was born in Poland in 1908. When she was six month old the family moved to Frankfurt a.M., where her father, Chaim Westreich, opened a bicycle business. She went to school at the Philanthropin till the 10th grade and worked later as a secretary and stenotypist in Frankfurt. After 1933 she changed jobs frequently and emigrated to Paris in 1937, where she lived with her brother and his wife and worked as a nanny.

A few months later, she accepted a job as a secretary and translator with the Joint Distribution Committee and worked for them until the German invasion. She escaped to Bordeaux and made her way to England. In 1939 she emigrated to the United States of America. All family members survived by emigrating to the USA.

In the States, Rosalie Westreich kept working for the committee and was sent back to Europe in 1945, where she worked at the head office in Munich with displaced persons until 1949. In 1954 she was sent to Teheran/Iran by her employer, the Joint Distribution Committee, to observe and help the progress of Jewish Communities in Iran. She died in 2001.

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Scope and Content Note

Collection of correspondence from Persia/Iran; family correspondence; letters to and from friends; newspaper articles, clippings, brochures; genealogical material; photos; passports; articles; miscellaneous documents; video tapes

See inventory

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 4 series.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Collection is microfilmed, please use MF 910.

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Use Restrictions

See licence agreement with Shoah Foundation for restrictions concerning use of Shoa interviews

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

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Separated Material

Audiovisual materials have been removed to the LBI A/V Collection.

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

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Microfilm

Collection is available on 2 reels of microfilm (MF 910).

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Rosalie Westreich Collection; AR 25044; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Follow the links to access the digitized materials.

 

Series 1, undated

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Genealogyundated
12Hagadaundated
13Photographs of the Guggenheim Familyundated
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Series 2, undated, 1945-1949

BoxFolderTitleDate
21American Joint Distribution Committeeundated
22Military documentsundated
23United Jewish Appeal (brochure)undated
24Photographs of Europe1945-1949
25Passports and Documentsundated
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Series 3, undated, 1954-1957

BoxFolderTitleDate
31Official Correspondenceundated
32Family Lettersundated
33Letters to and from friendsundated
34Letters concerning Iranundated
35Reports on Iranundated
36Photographs taken in Teheran/Iran1954-1957
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Series 4, undated

BoxFolderTitleDate
41Testimonies and Resumesundated
42Clippings of Interestundated
43Different Notesundated
44Israel Bondsundated
45Newsletters by the AJDCundated
46Invitations and Congressesundated
47Speeches about the AJDC and UJAundated
48Family Photographsundated
49Award documentsundated
410Records (Prose by Friedrich Stolze)undated
411Memoirs by Rosalie Westreichundated
412Video Cassets "Survivors of the Shoa" [removed to A/V Collection]undated
413Miscellaneous (Jewish Graveyards in Frankfurt a.M.)undated
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