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Weinman (Fritz) Papers
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The Fritz Weinman Papers document the life of Jewish German emigre, Fritz (Fred) Weinman and his family through correspondence, vital documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera. The archival materials document his efforts to leave Nazi Germany and the places he lived before ultimately settling in the Pacific Palisades. Several documents also record property lost by his family and efforts to receive restitution.
Fritz Weinman was born in 1903 in Magdeburg, Germany into a prominent coal-mining and shipping family. When WWI broke out, he supported the German Army by contributing his allowance to the war effort. Weinman was Jewish, and with the rise of antisemitism in Germany leading up to World War II, he decided to leave the county in 1939. Many of his family members were unable to leave. Nazis murdered his sister and brother-in-law in a death camp during World War II. His mother Adele emigrated to England. Other family members that survived the Holocaust encountered difficulties living in Germany's post-war, Soviet Union controlled Eastern Zone.
2.46 linear feet
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