Loewenstein, Max Moses, 1885-1948
b. 17 May1885, Lessen, Poland (later Prussia, now Germany); m. Marie Lilli Margarete Bätge (birth name) Steinberg (first married name) in 1925; father= of Ernst Heinrich Loewenstein (later Henry Lowenstein); d. 1948 __In 1939, the Nazi government required that Jewish men add the middle name ''Israel'' and use it in all official documentation. __See: B333.02.0001.0002.00013 - Max's report to the police B333.05.0001.0005.00003 - Max's German identification papers B333.06.0001.0006.00001 - Parent's Certificate of identity in lieu of passport __His admission papers to Wittenaur Sanitorium : B333.02.0001.0002.00002 (Dr. Max Israel Löwenstein) His eviction (i.e. deportation) summons, 1942 : B333.02.0001.0002.00004 (Dr. Max Israel Löwenstein) Jews in Nazi Berlin, 2009 (under the second supplementary decree on the Implementation of the Law on the Amendment of Family and First Names: p. 86 (Zweite Verordnung zur Durchführung des Gesetzes über die Änderung von Familien- und Vornamen), enacted on August 17 ... Jewish women and men must assume the compulsory names of “Sara” and “Israel,” respectively, if they did not bear first names that were included on an appended list of “recognized Jewish” first names) His ID papers, 1946 : B333.05.0001.0005.00003 (Dr. Max Loewenstein) Certificate of Identity : B333.06.0001.0006.00001.00001 (Max Loewenstein, Poland, Lessen, b. 17th May 1885) signature (Max Loewenstein) Email from H Lowenstein, 3 Oct. 2011 (The birth and death dates for Max Loewenstein are Born May 17th, 1885, in Lessen, West Prussia Died Feb 3rd, 1948, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA, per Henry Lowenstein. No Social Security record because he was never employed in the United States)
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: B333.08.0013
Overview This box is part of the Lowenstein Family Papers and Art. It contains information on Maria Lowenstein (Series 8), including exhibits, and Henry Lowenstein (Series 9).
Overview Contains correspondence, envelopes, picture postcards and notes. Most of the correspondence is in German, but the picture postcards are in English and have photos, circa 1900, but cards were mailed in January-March of 1960 from Williamsport, Pennsylvania to Maria in Denver. There is no signature from the sender on the postcards. One letter in English written to the Lowenstein family in Berlin from a Rita (?) in Birmingham, England.
Overview Folder contains one type-written letter from Henry to his Aunt Ella telling his family was on the way to the United State. Also a letters to the Max and Maria Lowenstein from Jane MgWrynn (?), Alfred Lowenstein and Betty Boone. A few postage stamps, a blank 1947 calendar/date book from Hallmark and a check from Maria to the Community Concert Association for seven dollars. Also a list with an envelope with Henry's name and Whipsnade address.
Dates: 1946-circa 1967
Overview Thirteen letters written by Henry Lowenstein while living in Whipsnade, Durnstable, England to his parents and half-sister. A few are before the family had immigrated but the majority are when the family is in Pennsylvania. Eleven letters are hand written and two are typed. The letters range in date from May 5, 1946-December 29, 1946. Most the letters are addressed to Mauchen (Maria) but are directed at the entire family.
Dates: 1946 May 5-December 29
Overview Twenty-one handwritten letters from Henry Lowenstein mostly while living in Whipsnade, Durnstable, England to his parents and half-sister in Pennsylvania. The letters range in date from January 12, 1947 to June 23 1947. All of the letters are addressed to Mauchen (Maria) but are directed at the entire family. The last letter is on letterhead from the S.S. Marine Flacon stationary and was written on the ship while Henry sailed for the United States to meet his family. In the second to last...
Dates: 1947 January 12-June 13
Overview Six handwritten letters in German from Ingrid to the Lowenstein family in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Ingrid is writing from Bath, Somerset, England.
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous photographs of the Lowenstein family members (both individual and group shots), including the family after they were reunited in Pennsylvania. A number of individual photos of Maria and a few photos unknown individuals also included. Three circa 1960s black and white negatives of small children, probably Maria's grandchildren.
Overview Letter in German to Dr. Lowenstein. Mentions Halensee twice which is an area in Berlin and signed "Hearty Regards, Ludwig and Else H(?).
Dates: 1928 January 28
Overview Contains death certificate, obituaries, contains note to the Rabbi from 1948, and cemetery request for payment and receipts of payment in 1970. Also contains Maria's will, eulogies, condolence notes, and burial information.
Overview A triplicate copy of Max Lowenstein's Declaration of Intention for naturalization. The form is an official U. S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service form filled out with a typewriter and signed By Max Lowenstein and the deputy clerk. The form includes Max's current address, brief physical description, birthplace, where he originally came to in the U. S. and where from, and information on Marie, Karin and Henry. A small photograph of Henry is attached.
Dates: 1947 March 15