World War, 1939-1945
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Use for: European War, 1939-1945 ; Second World War, 1939-1945 ; World War 2, 1939-1945 ; World War II, 1939-1945 ; World War Two, 1939-1945 ; WW II (World War, 1939-1945) ; WWII (World War, 1939-1945)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Ernst Heinrich Loewenstein [Henry Lowenstein] was born in Berlin, Germany in 1925 to a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother. To escape Nazi brutality, he was sent on the Kindertransport to England in 1939. His parents, Dr. Max and Maria Loewenstein, and his half-sister, Karin Steinberg, remained in Berlin during World War II. Shortly after the war the family emigrated to the United States to avoid persecution. Materials in this collection include legal documents and correspondence,...
Dates: 1848-2014; Majority of material found within 1939-1948
Overview One typed letter on International Committee of the Red Cross Letterhead to Frau Marie Lowenstein (Henry's mother) providing an update on Henry. The letterhead is in French and type is in German. Letter states that Henry is doing well and that they were able to pass along the message that his grandmother had passed away.
Dates: 1940 April 26
Overview Report to the Berlin police on April 5, 1934 upon moving into a new apartment. The form is in German and lists the family members names, birth dates, religeon. Has five stamps from the police department.
Dates: 1934 April 5
Overview Affidavit of support filled out by Nathan Greensberg of Williamsport, PA stating that he is willing to take in the Lowenstein family who are applying to visas to the United States because of religious persecution. The affidavit labels the Lowenstein family as good friends of Nathan Greensberg and states that the Lowenstein’s may remain with him until such time that they become self-supporting. The form lists the family's birth dates, countries of birth and occupations.
Dates: 1939 November 25