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  • Title: Kurt Richard Grossmann papers
    Date (inclusive): 1913-1973
    Collection Number: 75026
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: In German and English
    Physical Description: 61 manuscript boxes, 6 oversize boxes, 1 card file box, 1 envelope, and 1 motion picture film reel (26.8 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, clippings, and serial issues, relating to Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany, postwar German and Austrian restitution payments to Jewish war victims, German-Israeli relations, the conditions of Jews throughout the world, and civil liberties in the United States and Germany.
    Creator: Grossmann, Kurt R. (Kurt Richard), 1897-1972
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    Microfilm use only except Envelope A and motion picture film reel. Materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Kurt Richard Grossmann Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Alternative Form Available

    Also available on microfilm (83 reels).

    Biographical Note

    1897, May 21 Born, Berlin, Germany.
    1926-1933 General Secretary, Deutsche Liga fuer Menschenrechte.
    1933, February 28 Fled from Germany to Prague.
    1933, August 30 Expatriated.
    1933-1938 Director, Demokratische Fluechtlings-fuersorge, Prague.
    1935 Participated in effort to nominate Carl von Ossietzky for the Nobel Peace Prize.
    1939 Emigrated to the United States.
    1943 Author, Peace and the German Problem.
    1944 Co-author (with Arieh Tartakower), The Jewish Refugee.
    1954 Author, Germany's Moral Debt.
    1957 Author, Die unbesungenen Helden (The unsung heroes).
    1958 Author, Germany and Israel.
    1961 U.S. correspondent for Vorwaerts, publication of the Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, and other newspapers in Europe and Israel.
      Co-editor and contributor, Der Friede: Festgabe fuer Adolf Leschnitzer (Peace: presentation for Adolf Leschnitzer).
    1963 Author, Ossietzky: ein deutscher Patriot (Ossietzky: a German patriot), awarded the Albert Schweitzer book prize.
    1967 Author, Die Ehrenschuld: Kurzgeschichte der Wiedergutmachung (Debt of honor: short history of restitution).
    1969 Author, Emigration: Geschichte der Hitler Fluechtlinge, 1933-1945 (Emigration: history of the refugees from Hitler's Germany).
    1970 Co-editor and contributor, Gegenwart im Rueckblick: Festgabe fuer die juedische Gemeinde zu Berlin 25 Jahre nach dem Neubeginn (The present in retrospect: presentation for the Jewish community in Berlin 25 years after its re-establishment).
    1971 Participated in effort to nominate Willy Brandt for the Nobel Peace Prize.
    1972 Died, Miami, Florida.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Writings, correspondence, clippings, and serial issues, relating to Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany, postwar German and Austrian restitution payments to Jewish war victims, German-Israeli relations, the conditions of Jews throughout the world, and civil liberties in the United States and Germany.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews
    Motion pictures
    Civil rights -- United States
    Jews -- Germany
    Refugees
    Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Claims
    Civil rights -- Germany
    Jews -- Austria
    Jews -- Legal status, laws, etc.
    Germany (West) -- Foreign relations -- Israel
    Israel -- Foreign relations -- Germany (West)