Fischel family papers 1988.1117

Tauber Holocaust Library
JFCS Holocaust Center
2245 Post Street
San Francisco, CA, 94115

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


Kurt Fischel documents Bulk, 1935-1947 1906-1958


Vaccination certificates 1906, 1907


Passport and workbook, Germany 1936-1938


Employment and birth certificates, Germany 1935-1938


Certificates and identification cards issued in Shanghai, China 1939-1947


Post-war insurance compensation documents 1950-1958


Gertrud Fischel Certificate of Naturalization, Goverment of Palestine 1940


Franziska Fischel passport 1938


Hedwig Fischel passport 1938