Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Register of the Fairbrook (Lotte Cohn) Memoirs, 1898-1938
Mss177  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (60.76 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
 
 
Table of contents What's This?

Container List

 

BOX 1: LOTTE FAIRBROOK MEMOIRS ["Dear Family!"]

 

1.1: Staff notes

 

1.2: VOLUME 1---CHILDHOOD & BACKGROUND

 

a- Ch 1: Early recollections at home

 

b-Ch 2: First journeys

 

c-Ch 3: Early school years

 

d-Ch 4: Friendships at school age

 

e-Ch 5: Religious holidays

 

f-Ch 6: Grandmother Magnus

 

g-Ch 7: Grandfather Magnus

 

h-Ch 8: Mother's characteristics

 

I-Ch 9: Mother and I

 

j-Ch 10: Grandmother Cohn

 

k-Ch 11: Grandfather Cohn

 

l-App. B1: Family tree

 

m-App. B2: Table of ancestry of B. Magnus

 

n-App. B3: Children of Bernard & Johanna Magnus

 

o-App. B4: Grandmother Magnus' ancestors & their dependents [incomplete]

 

p-App. B5: Cohn & Daniels and Cohn & Dorn

 

1.3: VOLUME 2---CHILDHOOD & BACKGROUND

 

a-Ch 12: Father: His political & cultural interests

 

b-Ch 13: Father: From boyhood to marriage

 

c-Ch 14: Father as a father

 

d-Ch 15: The last years with my brother

 

e-Ch 16: My brother's death

 

f-Ch 17: Friendships

 

1.4: VOLUME 3---ADOLESCENCE & YOUNG WOMANHOOD

 

a-Ch 1: Holland

 

b-Ch 2: The background & beginning of the First World War

 

c-Ch 3: Journey toward independence

 

d-Ch 4: Music - War work - Social work

 

e-Ch 5: At college in Hamburg

 

1.5: VOLUME 4---ADOLESCENCE & YOUNG WOMANHOOD

 

a-Ch 6: An interim - The Fall of 1919

 

b-Ch 7: Life takes a new turn

 

c-Ch 8: The handkerchief & A kiss went astray

 

d-Ch 9: A temporary infatuation?

 

e-Ch 10: Music making and dancing

 

f-Ch 11: Walking in the rain

 

g-Ch 12: The engagement

 

h-Ch 13: The wedding

 

I-Ch 14: The honeymoon

 

1.6: VOLUME 5---MARRIED LIFE IN GERMANY (1920-1924)

 

a-Letter introducing volume

 

b-Ch 1: Belonging to a group

 

c-Ch 2: Hildesheim, lovely little town

 

d-Ch 3: Our first child

 

e-Ch 4: Young Alvin & the Weissensteins, a flashback

 

f-Ch 5: A trip pursuing practical genealogy

 

g-Ch 6: Traveling, the spice of Alvin's life

 

h-Ch 7: Our first mistake: The wrong location

 

i-Ch 8: Exurbia Borgsdorf & more mistakes

 

j-Ch 9: Second childbirth

 

k-Ch 10: Father's death

 

l-Letter ending volume

 

1.7: VOLUME 6---MARRIED LIFE IN GERMANY (1925-1932)

 

a-Letter introducing volume

 

b-Ch 11: Our social life in Berlin

 

c-Ch 12: Raising a happy family as though there were no clouds on the horizon

 

d-Ch 13: Short trips & long journeys

 

e-Ch 14: The clouds on the horizon grew darker

 

f-Ch 15: 1931-32, The years of rising tension

 

1.8: VOLUME 7---MARRIED LIFE IN GERMANY (1933)

 

a-Ch 16: 1933 has a deceptive beginning

 

b-Ch 17: Exploring beautiful Tyrol

 

c-Ch 18: Dreadful news reaches our Shangri la

 

d-Ch 19: We leave Tyrol

 

e-Ch 20: A rough awakening

 

f-Ch 21: Facing decisions

 

g-Ch 22: The Palestine option

 

h-Ch 23: Belonging nowhere on this planet

 

1.9: VOLUME 8---FROM ONE PROMISED LAND TO ANOTHER (1933)

 

a-Ch 1: Alvin gets us settled in Alsace, France

 

b-Ch 2: Preparation for a tougher life

 

c-Ch 3: Alvin explores Palestine

 

d-Ch 4: No cure for impatience

 

e-Ch 5: Interlude in Berlin

 

f-Ch 6: Our journey from Muenster to Tel Aviv as told by Erika, age 16

 

g-Ch 7: My memory scraps of our journey

 

h-App A: Description & map of Muenster, France

 

I-App B: Map showing our way from Muenster to Haifa

 

m-App C: Map of northern Palestine

 

1.10: VOLUME 9--FROM ONE PROMISED LAND TO ANOTHER (1934-1937)

 

a-Ch 8: Friends & relaions

 

b-Ch 9: Our life in Tel Aviv

 

c-Ch 10: Omi's arrival

 

d-Ch 11: Ramal Gan

 

e-Ch 12: Becoming somewhat attuned to our new country

 

f-Ch 13: A serious disappointment & its consequences

 

g-Ch 14: Two unforgettable days

 

h-Ch 15: A fateful year begins

 

i-Ch 16: The desert wind & other tribulations

 

j-Ch 17: Alvin returns with tentative plans

 

k-Ch 18: A great surprise

 

l-App. A: Map of Tel Aviv & Ramat Gan

 

m-App. B: Uri's painting of Rachel's tomb

 

1.11: VOLUME 10-FROM ONE PROMISED LAND TO ANOTHER (1938)

 

a-Ch 19: Into an uncertain future

 

b-Ch 20: Finding the place to relax

 

c-Ch 21: Intermezzo in Yugoslavia

 

d-Ch 22: A rocky road to Amsterdam

 

e-Ch 23: The friendly Dutch

 

f-Ch 24: The miracle of a set of postage stamps