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Fischel family papers 1988.1117
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  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Biographical/Historical note

  • Title: Fischel family papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 1988.1117
    Contributing Institution: Tauber Holocaust Library
    Language of Material: Multiple languages
    Container: Archives Box 2
    Physical Description: 2.0 Folder(s)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1938-1947
    Date (inclusive): 1906-1958
    Abstract: This collection comprises certificates, working papers and passports of several members of the Fischel family, and documents the experiences of this family of German Jews who fled Nazi Germany for Shanghai, China and Palestine.
    Creator: Fischel, Kurt

    Conditions Governing Access note

    There are no restrictions to access for this collection.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions to use for this collection.

    Preferred Citation note

    Fischel family papers - 1988.1117, Tauber Holocaust Library - JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco, California

    Scope and Contents note

    This collection comprises documents relating to the emigration of several members of the Fischel family, German Jews who fled Nazi Germany for Shanghai, China and Palestine. The documents include passports, certificates of birth, testimonies of employment, vaccination records, identification card, certificate of nationalization, employment-related documentation and records relating to post-war insurance compensation.
    The majority of the documents are those of Kurt Fischel. They include employment and birth records, and identification cards issued in Shanghai, China. The collection also includes one certificate of naturalization for Palestine is for Getrude Fischel, and passports for Hedwig Fischel and Franziska Fischel.
    The majority of the records were issued in 1935-1947, with the exception of two vaccination records for Kurt Fischel which are dated 1906 and 1907, and the insurance compensation documents which are dated 1958.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Kurt Fischel was born on August 17, 1905 in Breslau, Germany. He was living in Berlin when he fled Germany in February 1939 for Shanghai, China, where he spent the war years. In 1950, he was living in Cleveland, Ohio.
    Franziska Peiser Fischel, his mother, was born on February 25, 1873 in Koschmin, and left Germany for Palestine in early February 1939.
    Getrud Fischel, born September 14, 1897 in Breslau, Germany, emigrated to Palestine and applied for citizenship there in February 1940.
    Hedwig Fischel was born December 12, 1893 in Breslau, Germany and emigrated to Palestine in February 1939.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Fischel family
    Merenbach , Ronald
    Birth certificates
    Certificates -- Germany
    Family papers
    Jewish families -- Germany
    Jewish ghettos -- China -- Shanghai
    Jewish refugees -- China -- Shanghai
    Naturalization records -- Palestine
    Vaccinations -- Europe
    War damage compensation