Loewenstein, Maria (Marie Lilli Margarete), 1894-1982
Marie [Maria] Lilli Margarete Bätge, b. Tallinn, m. Herr Steinberg, had one daughter, Karin M. Steinberg; then m. Dr. Max Israel Löwenstein (later Max Israel Loewenstein) in 1925; their son Ernst Heinrich Löwenstein (later Henry Lowenstein) b. July 4, 1925 was sent from Berlin to to England on the Kindertransport in 1939; the rest of the family emigrated to the United States in 1946, where they were joined by their son in 1947. __ __ __Her birth and baptismal certificate : B333.02.0001.0002.00007 (Marie Lilli Margarete Bätge, b. Reval, 1894 am 27 Marz am 1o Uhr morgens) Her certificate of marriage to Max Israel Loewenstein : B333.02.0001.0002.00009 (Marie Lilli Margarete Steinberg, m. 1925) Certificate of Identity : B333.06.0001.0006.00001.00001 (maiden name Marie Betge, b. Reval, Estonia, April 9, 1894) Her International Rescue and Relief Committee ID card, 1946 : B333.06.0001.0006.00008 (Maria Loewenstein) Lowenstein Family Holocaust Exhibit Booklet, 2009 : B333/07-0001.0007.00001 (Maria Loewenstein )
Found in 118 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Folder contains transcripts of oral histories by Maria Lowenstein, most done in the late 1970s. Maria talks about her childhood in Estonia, WWI, WWII, Nazis, finding Henry Lowenstein, Karin Steinberg, and Ingrid Lind. Also, one DVD with 29 mp3 files of the interviews and an Excel index. Oral histories were transcribed by Henry Lowenstein on 2001-2002.
Abstract Document from the Mayor of Berlin-Schöneberg certifying that Maria does not have to participate in the "clearance work" or "clearing rubble" because of her "hours as a business helper" in an office, possibly a medical office. At this point Berlin was badly damaged by the war.
Dates: 1945 May 19
Abstract 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.
Abstract 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
Abstract Ration card issued to Max Lowenstien, ID number 6389 in district M by the "Jüdische Gemeinde zu Berlin" or the "Jewish Community in Berlin." The bottom of the card is signed "Maria Lowenstein." Ten columns across back titled Kartoffeln (potato), Gemüse (vegetables) and then labeld A-H. There are several date stamps across the columns.
Abstract Oil painting on masonite board of a woman and child, possibly Madonna and Child. Woman with head scarf and long full robes sits on a wooden bench by an window holding a wrapped child in her arms. She looks down at the child's face with rays of light shinging through the window on the two; an indication it may be the Madonna and Child. Painting is done is an expressionist style using brown, blue, green and yellow tones.
Dates: circa 1960
Scope and Contents Folder contains correspondence between Henry Lowenstein and the museum, notes, copies of clippings, Maria's resume, and 15 identified slides of Maria Lowenstein's paintings in the National Museum of Women in the Arts research center.
Abstract Folder full of newspapper clippings and photocopies of articles of articles about Maria Lowenstein, her life and her art. Artcles range from 1959-2013 with the bulk of the articles from the 1960s.
Scope and Contents File contains exhibit planning notes relating to timeline and tasks, images of paintings, and information on paintings, such as title, dimension, medium and price, for the "Honoring the life and art of Maria Lowenstein" at the Niza Knoll Gallery. An unsigned copy of the exhibit and consignment agreement and the rules and regulations of the gallery as well as printed cards and fliers for the exhibit and a gallery business card are included.