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  • Biographical note
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  • Acquisition

  • Title: Reich and Hayman family papers
    Collection number: 6047
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.42 Linear feet 1 box
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1914-1944
    Date (inclusive): 1852-1964
    Abstract: This collection contains the personal papers of Dr. Joseph Reich and his family. It contains photographs and artifacts as well as correspondence, legal documents, and some ephemera, mostly from the period from World War I to World War II. Dr. Joseph (Josef) Paul Reich, M.D. was born 1887 June 16 in Breslau. He studied neurology, and was licensed to practice medicine in Germany in 1911. His father-in-law was Dr. Oskar Kohnstamm, M.D., founder of the Sanatorium Dr. Kohnstamm in Koenigstein im Taunus and well-known doctor of internal medicine. Serving in the German Army during World War I, Dr. Reich received an Iron Cross First Class in 1914 and stayed in the armed forces, likely in some sort of medical capacity. Because of his Jewish ancestry, Dr. Reich first left Germany for America as an immigrant on 1935 December 30. By 1939, Dr. Reich was already published in American medical journals, studying some of the same topics that his father-in-law Dr. Kohnstamm had, such as psychoanalytic self-observation.
    creator: Hayman, Hanna Reich
    creator: Reich, Anneliese
    creator: Reich, Joseph

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Reich and Hayman family papers, Collection no. 6047, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Biographical note

    Dr. Joseph (Josef) Paul Reich, M.D. was born 1887 June 16 in Breslau, which is in modern-day Poland but at the time of his birth was within the German Empire. He was raised Jewish, and his parents were Dr. Karl Reich, M.D., General Practitioner for the Geheimer Sanitaetsrat, and Julie Reich nee Henschel. He attended the Koenig-Wilhelms-Gymnasiums zu Breslau for secondary school, eventually studied neurology at the University of Heidelberg, and was licensed to practice medicine in Germany in 1911. Serving in the German Army during World War I, Dr. Reich received an Iron Cross First Class in 1914, two additional awards, and stayed in the armed forces in a medical capacity. After returning from the war, Reich married Anneliese Stella Kohnstamm on 1923 August 9 in Frankfurt am Main.
    Anneliese was born on 1900 August 3 in Koenigstein im Taunus and raised Protestant. She had three brothers: Rudolf, Werner, and Peter. Her mother was Eva Pauline Kohnstamm nee Gad; her father was the famous internal medicine doctor Oskar Felix Kohnstamm, M.D., a specialist in neurology and psychiatry who founded the Sanatorium Dr. Kohnstamm in Koenigstein im Taunus. Anneliese's grandfather on her mother's side was Dr. Prof. Gad, who had taught Dr. Kohnstamm while he was at university.
    On 1924 August 4, Dr. and Mrs. Reich had their first and only child, Hanna Grete Reich. Because of his Jewish ancestry, Dr. Reich first left Germany for America as an immigrant on 1935 December 30, and completed an American medical residency at the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. He began the process of applying for American citizenship and becoming certified to practice medicine in Chicago. In 1937, Anneliese and Hanna Reich joined him. By 1939, Dr. Reich was already published in American medical journals, studying some of the same topics that his father-in-law Dr. Kohnstamm had, such as psychoanalytic self-observation. The Reich family stayed in the United States, and eventually Hanna married a fellow German Jewish refugee in America, Gerald Oswald Hayman.

    Scope and Content

    The Reich and Hayman family papers encompass the lives of the two families both in Germany during World War I through the interwar period and in America after their exile from Nazi Germany. The collection contains photographs of Dr. Josef Reich during his service in the German army in World War I and artifacts from both World Wars such as a ration book or Dr. Reich's Iron Cross. In addition, it features both families' correspondence, legal documents, miscellaneous articles and clippings they had saved, and some ephemera from interwar Germany.

    Acquisition

    Gift of Ann C. Hayman, February 14, 2014.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hayman, Hanna Reich -- Archives
    Reich, Anneliese -- Archives
    Reich, Joseph -- Archives
    Armies--Germany--20th century--Archival resources
    Clippings
    Correspondence
    Ephemera
    Germany--Emigration and immigration--20th century--Archival resources
    Legal documents
    Photographs
    Physicians--Germany--20th century--Archival resources
    United States--Emigration and immigration--1914-1918--Archival resources
    World War, 1914-1918--Archival resources