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Ransohoff (Marta) correspondence with Greta Rosenthal
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  • Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: Marta Ransohoff correspondence with Greta Rosenthal
    Creator: Ransohoff, Marta
    Identifier/Call Number: 6223
    Physical Description: 0.21 Linear Feet 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1941
    Abstract: 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 Linie." 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.
    Language of Material: German .
    Container: 1

    Scope and Contents

    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 Linie."
    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.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder no. or item name], Marta Ransohoff correspondence with Greta Rosenthal, Collection no. 6223, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Evan Rosenthal, March 1, 2021.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Germany -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Archival resources
    Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany -- Archival resources
    Holocaust survivors -- United States -- Archival resources
    Jews -- Persecutions -- Germany -- 20th century -- Archival resources
    Jews, German -- Archival resources
    Correspondence
    Genealogical tables
    Personal correspondence
    Ransohoff, Marta -- Correspondence
    Rosenthal, Greta -- Correspondence