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George and Emmie Vida papers, 1938-1996 (bulk 1938-1959).
BANC MSS 2010/785 box 1; BANC MSS 2010/785 box 2; BANC MSS 2010/785
Collection Overview

Title:

George and Emmie Vida papers, 1938-1996 (bulk 1938-1959)

Creator/Contributor:

Vida, George, 1906-1989, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Vida, Emmie, 1909-2002

Creator/Contributor:

Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 2009.0.176.

Creator/Contributor:

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Abstract:

The collection consists of biographical and genealogical information and copies of Vida family documents from Europe. The collection also contains Emmie Vida's writings, some correspondence between George and Emmie, a program for George Vida's memorial, materials from Vida's work as a military chaplain, photographs, clippings, and a copy of George Vida's book, "From Doom to Dawn: A Jewish Chaplain's Story of Displaced Persons."

Date:

1938 (issued)

Subject:

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Vida, George -- 1906-1989 -- Archives
Congregation Beth El (Berkeley, Calif.)
Jews -- Germany
Jews -- California -- San Francisco

Note:

Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 2009.0.176.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
George and Emmie Vida papers, BANC MSS 2010/785, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Rabbi George Vida (1906-1989) was born and raised in Hungary. In 1930, he married Emmie Koppel (1909-2002). A newly ordained Rabbi, George and his young wife first served a congregation in the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia. They remained there until the Germans began annexing Czechoslovakia. The Vidas arrived in the United States in 1938. Rabbi Vida worked for congregations on the east coast and in the 1960s served for three years as an Army Chaplain in Germany. He retired in 1973 and, with Emmie, moved to Berkeley, California, where both were active members of Congregation Beth El.
In English and German.

Physical Description:

print
.8 (2

Language:

English
German

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2010/785 box 1
BANC MSS 2010/785 box 2
BANC MSS 2010/785

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.