The Marta Ransohoff correspondence with Greta Rosenthal contains approximately 195 letters sent from Marta Ransohoff to her
daughter Greta Rosenthal between 1940 and 1941. Also included is an immigration document titled "Wichtige Anmerkungen über
die zur Einwanderung am praktischsten Beweismittel" and photocopies of two family trees: "Nieheimer Linie" and "Peckelsheimer
Marta Ransohoff (née Steinberg), born on February 13, 1880, spent part of her youth in Detmold, Germany before marrying textile
merchant Bernhard Ransohoff, who was a city councilor in Nieheim before the rise of the Nazi Party. Marta and Bernhard had
two children: Margarethe (Greta) Rosenthal (née Ransohoff), born in 1908, and Paul Nathan Ransohoff (1909-1939). Bernhard
Ransohoff died in 1933 and Marta and Bernhard's son, Paul Nathan, died six years later. Margarethe (Greta) married and emigrated
to the United States in January of 1940. Marta Ransohoff stayed behind in Nieheim and was subsequently deported to Warsaw
on March 30, 1942.
Sources: Gedenkbuch für die Opfer der nationalsozialistischen Gewaltherrschaft in Detmold and the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum's Survivors and Victims Database.
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