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Gertrude Block papers, 1912-1970.
BANC MSS 2010/562
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Title:

Gertrude Block papers, 1912-1970

Creator/Contributor:

Block, Gertrude, 1893-1970, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Western Jewish History Center, 036.

Creator/Contributor:

Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1978.011.

Creator/Contributor:

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

Letters of recommendation from Germany and England testifying to Gertrude's Block's skills as a nurse and kindergarten matron, including a letter from the Head Nurse of the Society of Jewish Nurses in Frankfurt, Germany; a 1939 Nazi passport; Gertrude Block's last will and testament (written in 1956 in San Francisco by the Dinkelspiel and Dinkelspiel law firm); photographs; biographical and genealogical information, including a family tree; personal correspondence; and papers concerning the membership of Gertrude's father in an Odd Fellow's Lodge in Mannheim and the death of her parents.

Date:

1912 (issued)

Subject:

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Block, Gertrude -- 1893-1970 -- Archives
Block, Gertrude -- 1893-1970 -- Will
Block family
Independent Order of Odd Fellows -- Germany -- Mannheim -- Membership
German American women -- United States
Jews, German -- United States
Jewish women -- United States
Jewish women -- Germany
Women immigrants -- United States
Mannheim (Germany) -- Genealogy

Note:

Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 036.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1978.011.
Gertrude Block papers, BANC MSS 2010/562, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Gertrude Block (originally Bloch) was born in Mannheim, Germany in 1893 to Salomon Bloch and Bertha Buhler. She immigrated to England in 1939 and then to the U.S. in 1940 and settled in California. While in Germany, she trained as both a nurse and kindergarten teacher.
Materials in German and English.

Type:

Family papers.
Genealogies-Germany.
Letters of recommendation-Germany.
Passports-Germany.
Photographs.
Wills.

Physical Description:

1 folder.

Language:

German
English

Identifier:

2006585517
BANC MSS 2010/562

Origin:

California