This collection contains the personal papers of Dr. Joseph Reich and members of his extended 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.
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.
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