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 5 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Charcoal drawing on paper of young woman sitting on single bed (Maria Loewenstein's daughter Karin Steinberg. Her shoulders are hunched and her lower arms rest on the top her thighs. She looks off behind the artist’s right side with a vacant stare. The bed has a pillow and blanket but the rest of the area is bare. The drawing was done on wall paper with charcoal from bombed buildings in Berlin.
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
Scope and Contents Contains 26 audio-cassettes 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.
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