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  • Title: Kurt Richard Grossmann Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1913-1973
    Collection Number: 75026
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: In German and English.
    Physical Description: 59 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 1 envelope, 1 motion picture film reel (25 linear feet)
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, clippings, and serial issues, relating to Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany, postwar German and Austrian restitution payments to Jewish war victims, German-Israeli relations, the conditions of Jews throughout the world, and civil liberties in the United States and Germany.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Grossmann, Kurt R. (Kurt Richard), 1897-1972

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Access

    Boxes 1-63 closed; microfilm use copy available. Box 64 closed.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Kurt Richard Grossmann Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Alternative Form Available

    Also available on microfilm (83 reels).

    Biographical Note

    1897, May 21 Born, Berlin, Germany.
    1926-1933 General Secretary, Deutsche Liga fuer Menschenrechte.
    1933, February 28 Fled from Germany to Prague.
    1933, August 30 Expatriated.
    1933-1938 Director, Demokratische Fluechtlings-fuersorge, Prague.
    1935 Participated in effort to nominate Carl von Ossietzky for the Nobel Peace Prize.
    1939 Emigrated to the United States.
    1943 Author, Peace and the German Problem.
    1944 Co-author (with Arieh Tartakower), The Jewish Refugee.
    1954 Author, Germany's Moral Debt.
    1957 Author, Die unbesungenen Helden (The unsung heroes).
    1958 Author, Germany and Israel.
    1961 Co-editor and contributor, <title render="italic">Der Friede: Festgabe fuer Adolf Leschnitzer </title>(Peace: presentation for Adolf Leschnitzer).
      U.S. correspondent for <title render="italic">Vorwaerts, </title>publication of the Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, and other newspapers in Europe and Israel.
    1963 Author, Ossietzky: ein deutscher Patriot (Ossietzky: a German patriot), awarded the Albert Schweitzer book prize.
    1967 Author, Die Ehrenschuld: Kurzgeschichte der Wiedergutmachung (Debt of honor: short history of restitution).
    1969 Author, Emigration: Geschichte der Hitler Fluechtlinge, 1933-1945 (Emigration: history of the refugees from Hitler's Germany).
    1970 Co-editor and contributor, Gegenwart im Rueckblick: Festgabe fuer die juedische Gemeinde zu Berlin 25 Jahre nach dem Neubeginn (The present in retrospect: presentation for the Jewish community in Berlin 25 years after its re-establishment).
    1971 Participated in effort to nominate Willy Brandt for the Nobel Peace Prize.
    1972 Died, Miami, Florida.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Writings, correspondence, clippings, and serial issues, relating to Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany, postwar German and Austrian restitution payments to Jewish war victims, German-Israeli relations, the conditions of Jews throughout the world, and civil liberties in the United States and Germany.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Austria.
    Civil rights--Germany.
    Civil rights--United States.
    Germany (West)--Foreign relations--Israel.
    Germany.
    Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
    Israel--Foreign relations--Germany (West)
    Israel.
    Jews--Austria.
    Jews--Germany.
    Jews--Legal status, laws, etc.
    Moving-pictures.
    Refugees.
    Restitution and indemnification claims (1933- )
    United States.
    World War, 1939-1945--Jews.
    World War, 1939-1945.