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Gilda Katz Magnus family papers and photographs, 1900-1950.
BANC MSS 2010/760 box 1; BANC MSS 2010/760 box 2; BANC MSS 2010/760
Collection Overview

Title:

Gilda Katz Magnus family papers and photographs, 1900-1950

Creator/Contributor:

Magnus, Gilda (Gilda Katz Magnus), creator

Creator/Contributor:

Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 2009.0.87.

Creator/Contributor:

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Abstract:

The collection consists of family documents, papers relating to the family's transportation to Auschwitz, death certificates, certificates of disparition, official documents relating to Gilda Katz's immigration to the United States, and family photographs from her pre-war life. The collection also includes a yellow star worn by Gilda Katz during the Nazi occupation.

Date:

1900 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Magnus, Gilda (Gilda Katz Magnus) -- Archives
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Jews -- France
Jews -- California -- San Francisco

Note:

Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 2009.0.87.
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.
Gilda Katz Magnus family papers and photographs, BANC MSS 2010/760, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Joseph Katz's family was from Paris, France (Vieux Montmartre). Family members included Joseph Katz, Lisa Katz, and their children, Cecilia Katz, Renee Katz, and Gilda Katz. All but Gilda were transported to Auschwitz in 1942. Gilda Katz survived the Holocaust by hiding at a farm in Auvergne, Southern France. After the war, Gilda applied for admission to the United States to come live with family members in San Francisco. In 1954, Gilda, who was a dressmaker by trade, found work in San Francisco with H. Liebes. In 1954, she married Cyril Magnus and went to work for fashion designer Gibson Bayh at Gumps.
Materials in English and French.

Physical Description:

print
2 boxes (.4 linear feet)

Language:

English
French

Identifier:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-library/unprocessed-collections-form
BANC MSS 2010/760 box 1
BANC MSS 2010/760 box 2
BANC MSS 2010/760

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.