Guide to the Nachtlicht Family Collection, 1872-1999, 1938-1942 (bulk)

AR 25031 / MF 975

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Finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Chris Bentley on June 30, 2010. Description is in English.
April 2013: Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Creator:Nachtlicht family
Title:Nachtlicht Family Collection
Dates:1872-1999 1938-1942 (bulk)
Abstract:Collection of personal documents of Ursula and Ilse Nachtlicht such as certificates, correspondence, photos, clippings, notebooks.
Languages:This collection is in German, English and French.
Quantity:1 linear foot (2 boxes), 1 oversized folder
Identification:AR 25031 / MF 975
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Leo Nachtlicht (born Aug 12, 1872 in Bielitz, Austria later Poland) an architect and "Dozent" teaching about architecture, was married to Anna Nachtlicht, nee Levy (born May 28, 1880 in Marienwerder). They had two daughters: Ursula and Ilse.

Ursula Nachtlicht was born on October 19, 1909 in Berlin-Charlottenburg. She studied arts and crafts at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Berlin Charlottenburg. - Photographer - She died 1999 in Camden, England.

Her sister Ilse Nachtlicht was born on September 16, 1912 in Berlin. She studied music and languages (French, English) and worked as a telephone operator for the Schocken publishing house, a job which she lost in 1936 due to the aryanization process. Later she worked for the "Zionistische Vereinigung fuer Deutschland".

Ursula and Ilse left Germany on April 18, 1939 onboard the "Manhattan" (an American ship) and travelled from Hamburg via LeHavre to London (arrival April 21, 1939), where they stayed with an aunt of their mother.

Since 1946 (if not earlier) Ursula and Ilse used the name "Knight".

Betty Herrmann, nee Levy (born Dec 18, 1877 in Marienwerder), is Anna Nachtlicht's sister and lived in Danzig.

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Scope and Content Note

Collection of personal documents of Ursula and Ilse Nachtlicht such as certificates, correspondence, photos, clippings, notebooks.

Following documents are of special interest:

Documents from Hildegard Lewin, including a passenger list of the "Doppelschraubenschiff Orinoco" traveling from Hamburg to Habana, Veracruz and Tampico on May 27, 1939 (I.4. # 1).

Letter to Ilse dated July 7, 1939 from Beate Gabel from Rotterdam who was on the ship "St. Louis" and describes the events and current situation, 2p.

Correspondence concering the emigration efforts of Leo and Anna Nachtlicht and Betty Herrmann, nee Levy (born Dec 18, 1877 in Marienwerder).

See inventory list

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Arrangement

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Access and Use

Access Information

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

Access Information

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

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

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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

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Nachtlicht Family Collection; AR 25031; 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 I. PERSONAL DOCUMENTS

BoxFolderTitleDate
111. Family Tree
122. Ilse Nachtlicht, # 1-20: Job applications, 1936-1941; # 21-57: School reports, references, curriculum vitae; # 58- 68: Violin (teacher's references, insurance)
132. Ilse Nachtlicht, # 73: bound folio, contains 13 school reports, 1920-1926. (Folder = Envelope)
Box TitleDate
OS 49 2. # 69-72: Ilse's violin insurance
BoxFolderTitleDate
143. Ursula Nachtlicht, # 1: Notebook, DinA5, contains notes on lectures on arts and architecture, 1909-1910, 1925-1917. (Folder = Envelope)
153. Ursula Nachtlicht, # 2-34: Job applications, 1938-1941; # 35-38: References, curriculum vitae; # 39-48: Medical records; # 49-76: Notes on medical well-being
164. Hildegard Lewin, # 1-6
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SERIES II. CORRESPONDENCE

Subseries I: Correspondence: A-H

BoxFolderTitleDate
17A-F: 1. Mary Almond (# 1); 2. Fritz Ball (# 1-2); 3. Donald Brad__ll (?) (# 1-2); 4. Annie L. Busse (# 1-6); 5. Max(imo) & Anna Busse (# 1-15); 6. Gustav Diessl (# 1-16); 7. George Engel (# 1); 8. ("Tante") Erna (?) (# 1-2)
18G: 9. Beate Gabel (# 1-8); 10. S Sgt Guitz L. (# 1-15)
19H: 11. Margaret Halford (# 1-19); 12. (Tante) Betty Herrmann (# 1-26); 13. Dr. M. Hertzberg (# 1-3)

Subseries II: Correspondence: I-J (unidentified, emigration efforts)

BoxFolderTitleDate
21I-M: 14. Ilse (?) (# 1); 15. Jims (?) (# 1); 16. Willy Kraus (# 1-5); 17. Herbert Ladendorff (# 1-2); 18. Kerstin L. (?) (# 1-9); 19. Leo (?) (# 1); 20. Martin __mann (?) (# 1)
22N: 21. Leo & Anna Nachtlicht (Part I: -Aug 1938, # 1-18; Part II: Sept 1938- , # 19-54); 22. Ursula & Ilse Nachtlicht (to each other; # 1-11)
Box TitleDate
OS 49 21. # 34a (2 copies): "Ansuchen um Vormerkung zwecks Einwanderung in die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika"
BoxFolderTitleDate
23O-T: 23. Pierre (Flamant ?) (# 1-3); 24. Kinusch Rathenau (# 1-5); 25. Mr. & Mrs. Reimann (# 1); 26. Reni (?) (# 1); 27. Rita (Busse ?) (# 1); 28. Walter Simon (# 1-3); 29. Max Thal__ (?) (# 1-4); 30. Konrad Thorkjoemsen (# 1-3); 31. Walter & Helen Trier (# 1-3); 32. Dr. V. Trotesski (# 1-3)
24U-Z: 33. L. Wagner (# 1); 34. Heinz Wittenberg (# 1-13)
2535. Ilse's correspondence with unidentified persons (# 1-5); II. 36. Ursula's correspondence with unidentified persons (# 1-22); II. 37. Ilse's & Ursula's correspondence with unidentified persons (# 1-6)
2638. Correpondence concering the emigration efforts of Leo & Anna Nachtlicht and Betty Herrmann (# 1-53)
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SERIES III. THEATRE/CONCERT PROGRAMS

BoxFolderTitleDate
27Theatre: Concert - Programs (# 1-21)
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SERIES IV. VARIA

BoxFolderTitleDate
28Varia (# 1-19)
Box TitleDate
OS 49 # 20: Article about Ilse's violin performance in: Deutsche Tageszeitung, BerlinDec 16, 1927
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SERIES V. PHOTOGRAPHS

BoxFolderTitleDate
29Photographs
210Photographs (including reproductions and negatives) of Ursel Nachlicht and Ilse and Leo Nachtlicht (originals and negatives removed to photograph collection)
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