Guide to the Correspondence of Arthur Josefsberg

AR 25590

Processed by Adrijana Blatnik

Leo Baeck Institute

Center for Jewish History

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New York, N.Y. 10011

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Dianne Ritchey on January 28, 2016. Description is in English.
March 2016: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Josefsberg, Arthur
Title: Arthur Josefsberg Correspondence
Abstract: The collection includes translated family correspondence to Arthur Josefsberg in the United States from his parents Klara and Berl Josefsberg and his sister Rosie (from Vienna), and his brother Joszi and his wife Valy (from France).
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 0.25 linear feet.
Identification: AR 25590
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Biographical Note

Arthur Josefsberg immigrated from Vienna to the United States in 1938. Arthur’s brother Joszi and sister-in-law Valy obtained an exit visa to Argentina and left Vienna in 1938 for France, where they endured various deprivations. Joszi was later deported to the internment camp Camp des Milles. Joszi and Valy escaped to Switzerland in 1942 and immigrated to the United States in 1946. Arthur’s grandparents Karl and Berl Josefsberg as well as his sister did not receive a financial affidavit of support for an American visa on time and were deported from Vienna in 1942. Their final fate is unknown.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of translated correspondence from 1938-1942 to Arthur Josefsberg who lived in Brooklyn, United States. His parents Klara and Berl Josefsberg and his sister Rosie wrote him from Vienna, Austria. Arthur’s brother Joszi and Joszi’s wife Valy wrote from Chelles, France and later Joszi wrote from the internment camp Camp des Milles, France. The correspondence also includes a few letters by other friends or family members. The letters contain family matters and the process of obtaining affidavits for Arthur’s relatives.

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The correspondence is arranged in one series chronologically.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

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Access Points

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Arthur Josefsberg Correspondence; AR 25590; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Processing Information

The correspondence was arranged chronologically when possible.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection. Follow the links to access the digitized materials.


Arthur Josefsberg Correspondence, 1938-1941

This series is in English.
0.25 linear feet.


11Family Correspondence1938-1939
12Family Correspondence1940
13Family Correspondence1940
14Family Correspondence1941
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