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Herbert Wolff family papers 1886-2005 (bulk 1886-1958).
BANC MSS 2010/750 box 1; BANC MSS 2010/750 box 2; BANC MSS 2010/750 box 3; BANC MSS 2010/750 box 4; ...
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Title:

Herbert Wolff family papers 1886-2005 (bulk 1886-1958)

Creator/Contributor:

Wolff, Herbert., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 2004.051.

Creator/Contributor:

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Abstract:

The collection contains birth certificates for Herbert Wolff and various birth, marriage, and death certificates for Wolff's parents; his parents' siblings; his grandparents; his grandparents' siblings; and for his great grandparents. It also has documents attesting to the service of his maternal uncle, Theodor Wetzlar, in the German military during World War I (one of the documents is an award granting him an Honorary Cross for Frontline Soldiers). Another document attests to Theodor's membership in the Jewish Community of Shanghai. The collection also contains photographs of the tombstones of various family members; and photocopies of family trees and birth certificates. In addition, the collection includes a poem written about Herbert Wolff, entitled, "Our Uncle Herb"; a reminiscence written about Herbert Wolff after Herbert Wolff had died; a videocassette containing a two-hour long oral history interview of Herbert Wolff done by the Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project (dated March 23, 2005); an undated oral history of Herbert Wolff done on an audio cassette; four audio cassettes containing an undated oral history interview of a friend of Herbert Wolff, Peter Parker; and a dvd containing the documentary, Reconcile: Germans, Jews and the Holocaust, Childhood Memories, Post-War Lives (a documentary done by Mariel McEwan and Sergio Palermo, 2004). The collection also contains various medals, pins, and other awards.

Date:

1886 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Wolff, Herbert -- Archives
Jews -- Genealogy
Jews -- Germany
Holocaust survivors -- California

Note:

Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 2004.051.
UNARRANGED COLLECTION. UNAVAILABLE FOR USE. Inquiries regarding these materials should be submitted to The Bancroft Library via the Notice of Interest in Unprocessed Collections form.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Herbert Wolff family papers, BANC MSS 2010/750, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Materials in English and German.

Physical Description:

8 boxes (3 linear feet)

Language:

English
German

Identifier:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-library/unprocessed-collections-form
BANC MSS 2010/750 box 1
BANC MSS 2010/750 box 2
BANC MSS 2010/750 box 3
BANC MSS 2010/750 box 4
BANC MSS 2010/750 box 5
BANC MSS 2010/750 box 6
BANC MSS 2010/750 box 7
BANC MSS 2010/750 box 8
BANC MSS 2010/750

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

UNARRANGED COLLECTION. UNAVAILABLE FOR USE. Inquiries regarding these materials should be submitted to The Bancroft Library via the Notice of Interest in Unprocessed Collections form.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.