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  • Language of Material: German
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: Schramm family papers
    creator: Schramm family
    Identifier/Call Number: 6061
    Physical Description: 0.42 Linear Feet 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1920-circa 1950s
    Abstract: This collection contains the documents of the Schramm family, a family of Bessarabian Germans who were moved to German territory during World War II. The documents include pre-war military papers; resettlement documents; naturalization and employment papers; and some letters, including personal correspondence.

    Biographical / Historical

    The Bessarabia Germans lived in the Russian land of Bessarabia between 1814 and 1940. Because of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact in 1939, ethnic Germans, including the Bessarabia Germans, were relocated to Germany and German-occupied territories in order to fulfill the Nazi idea of Lebensraum.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains the documents of the Schramm family, a family of Bessarabian Germans who were moved to German territory during World War II. The earlier documents include photographs and Romanian military papers. Many of the documents pertain to the family's resettlement in Germany and include the family's naturalization form and employment papers. There is a letter from the German military informing the Schramm family that one of their members was killed in action. Much of the collection consists of postwar documents. These documents include correspondence and insurance identifications. Some of the more personal documents include a card expressing condolences and an engagement announcement.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. 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.

    Acquisition

    Purchased from Eric Chaim Kline, April 19, 2014.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder no. or item name], Schramm family papers, Collection no. 6061, [Repository], Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Germans -- Bessarabia (Moldova and Ukraine) -- 20th century -- Archival resources
    Letters
    Printed ephemera
    Legal documents
    Schramm family
    Schramm family -- Archives