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Heumann Family Collection 1914-1993

By Heumann (Family)


The collection contains correspondence, passports, and other certificates and documents belonging to Bernhard and Fanny Heumann and their daughter, Margot Schertz née Heumann. Many of the documents pertain to the Heumann's emigration from Germany to the United States, including passports, affidavits, and naturalization certificates. A letter and the affidavits attest the the Heumanns' internment in Camp de Gurs.Margot SchertzMargot Heumann was born in 1923 in Karlsruhe, Germany to Bernhard and Fanny Heumann. After Kristallnacht Bernhard was deported to and later returned from Dachau. Margot left Germany on a Kindertransport in 1939, going first to London and eventually the United States. Her parents were deported to Gurs concentration camp in 1940 or 1941. They eventually were released and secured passage on the SS Nevamar, arriving in the United States in fall of 1941.processed for digitizationSent for digitizationReturned from digitizationLinked to online manifestationdigitize

Topics: Heumann, Bernhard, 1889-, Heumann, Fanny, 1891-, Schertz, Ruth Margot (née Heumann), 1923-, Gurs (Concentration camp), Navemar (Steamship), Kristallnacht, 1938, Kindertransports (Rescue operations)
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