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Schramm family papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 6061
This collection contains the documents of the Schramm family, a family of Bessarabian Germans who were moved to German territory during World War II. The earlier documents include photographs and Romanian military papers. Many of the documents pertain to the family's resettlement in Germany and include the family's naturalization form and employment papers. There is a letter from the German military informing the Schramm family that one of their members was killed in action. Much of the collection consists of postwar documents. These documents include correspondence and insurance identifications. Some of the more personal documents include a card expressing condolences and an engagement announcement.

Dates

  • 1920-circa 1950s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

This collection contains the documents of the Schramm family, a family of Bessarabian Germans who were moved to German territory during World War II. The documents include pre-war military papers; resettlement documents; naturalization and employment papers; and some letters, including personal correspondence.

Biographical / Historical

The Bessarabia Germans lived in the Russian land of Bessarabia between 1814 and 1940. Because of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact in 1939, ethnic Germans, including the Bessarabia Germans, were relocated to Germany and German-occupied territories in order to fulfill the Nazi idea of Lebensraum.

Acquisition

Purchased from Eric Chaim Kline, April 19, 2014.
Title
Finding aid for the Schramm family papers
Status
completed
Author
Natalie Camacho
Date
2015 April
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
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Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States