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Marta Ransohoff correspondence with Greta Rosenthal

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 6223

Scope and Contents

The Marta Ransohoff correspondence with Greta Rosenthal contains approximately 195 letters sent from Marta Ransohoff to her daughter Greta Rosenthal between 1940 and 1941. Also included is an immigration document titled "Wichtige Anmerkungen über die zur Einwanderung am praktischsten Beweismittel" and photocopies of two family trees: "Nieheimer Linie" and "Peckelsheimer Linie."

Marta Ransohoff (née Steinberg), born on February 13, 1880, spent part of her youth in Detmold, Germany before marrying textile merchant Bernhard Ransohoff, who was a city councilor in Nieheim before the rise of the Nazi Party. Marta and Bernhard had two children: Margarethe (Greta) Rosenthal (née Ransohoff), born in 1908, and Paul Nathan Ransohoff (1909-1939). Bernhard Ransohoff died in 1933 and Marta and Bernhard's son, Paul Nathan, died six years later. Margarethe (Greta) married and emigrated to the United States in January of 1940. Marta Ransohoff stayed behind in Nieheim and was subsequently deported to Warsaw on March 30, 1942.

Sources: Gedenkbuch für die Opfer der nationalsozialistischen Gewaltherrschaft in Detmold and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Survivors and Victims Database.

Dates

  • 1940 - 1941

Creator

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Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

German

Abstract

The Marta Ransohoff correspondence with Greta Rosenthal contains approximately 195 letters sent from Marta Ransohoff to her daughter Greta Rosenthal between 1940 and 1941. Also included is an immigration document titled "Wichtige Anmerkungen über die zur Einwanderung am praktischsten Beweismittel" and photocopies of two family trees: "Nieheimer Linie" and "Peckelsheimer Linie."

Marta Ransohoff (née Steinberg), born on February 13, 1880, spent part of her youth in Detmold, Germany before marrying textile merchant Bernhard Ransohoff, who was a city councilor in Nieheim before the rise of the Nazi Party. Marta and Bernhard had two children: Margarethe (Greta) Rosenthal (née Ransohoff), born in 1908, and Paul Nathan Ransohoff (1909-1939). Bernhard Ransohoff died in 1933 and Marta and Bernhard's son, Paul Nathan, died six years later. Margarethe (Greta) married and emigrated to the United States in January of 1940. Marta Ransohoff stayed behind in Nieheim and was subsequently deported to Warsaw on March 30, 1942.

Sources: Gedenkbuch für die Opfer der nationalsozialistischen Gewaltherrschaft in Detmold and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Survivors and Victims Database.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Evan Rosenthal, March 1, 2021.

Title
Finding aid for the Marta Ransohoff correspondence with Greta Rosenthal
Status
Completed
Author
Bo Doub
Date
2021 March
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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