This collection contains the personal papers of Dr. Paul Kiess. The collection contains personal correspondence and correspondence
with Christian organizations in the US, photographs, newspaper clippings, outlines for Dr. Kiess' speeches, and ephemera.
Dr. Paul Kiess, a Protestant, was a legal adviser, a lector of the Thüringische Verlagsanstalt und Druckerei, and Urania Verlagsbuchhandlung
in Jena, Thuringia, and a member of the Thuringian parliament. Paul and his wife Edith, a half Jew, left Germany in 1935 and
went into exile in Prague, Czechoslovakia, France, and London, before emigrating to the United States where Edith studied
for her professional qualifying examinations in New York, and Paul went to Princeton where he lectured at various Christian
organizations, and studied for his American bar exam.
Paul Kiess was born on January 10, 1894 in Berlin, Germany. He worked as a legal adviser, and as lector of the Thüringische
Verlagsanstalt und Druckerei, and Urania Verlagsbuchhandlung in Jena, Thuringia. From 1920 to 1933, Paul Kiess was a member
of the Thuringian parliament.
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