Guide to the Herbert Joseph Mansbach Collection, 1938-1941 

AR 7073

Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall

Leo Baeck Institute

Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th Street

New York, N.Y. 10011

Phone: (212) 744-6400

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Center for Jewish History, Publisher.
Finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall on 2010-12-07. Finding aid written in English.
October 12, 2011  Link(s) to digital objects added in Container List.

Creator:Mansbach, Herbert Joseph
Title:Herbert Joseph Mansbach Collection
Abstract:This collection contains official documents and official and personal correspondence illustrating the dentistry student Herbert Mansbach's time as a refugee in Switzerland and his attempts to emigrate.
Languages:This collection is in German and English.
Quantity:2 Folders.
Identification:AR 7073
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Dentist, born in Mannheim in 1912.

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Scope and Content Note

The first folder contains correspondence dealing with Mansbach's residence in Switzerland (1938-1941), including correspondence with German and American consulates and with the Swiss immigration police (Eidgenössische Fremdenpolizei), along with limited family correspondence. These letters and documents illustrate Mansbach's attempts to extend his visa while seeking emigration, and a few mention an internment in a refugee labor camps in Vouvry and Davesco, Switzerland. The second folder contains correspondence and documents related to Mansbach's attempts to emigrate to Palestine, where it appears his parents may have been. This folder also contains some personal and family correspondence.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the link(s) 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

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Herbert Joseph Mansbach Collection; AR 7073; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Other Finding Aid

A partial inventory is available in the folder.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

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Container list:

11Correspondence with police, consulates, and legal authorities, and related documents1938-1941
12Correspondence with Jewish aid agencies and consulates regarding emigration to Palestine1938-1941
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