Moritz Steinhäuser: personal papers

Scope and Content

This collection contains the personal papers of Moritz Steinhäuser, a German Jew who emigrated to Shanghai after being released from imprisonment in concentration camp Buchenwald in 1939. It includes papers relating to the preparation of his emigration to Shanghai such as document of exclusion from military service (1682/2), confirmation of settlement of taxes (1682/8), ticket confirmation for travel to Shanghai by ship (1682/10), document of release from concentration camp Buchenwald (1682/14), Heimatschein (1682/16), vaccination certificate (1682/18), certificate of residence in Shanghai (1682/27) as well as correspondence with the Hilfsverein der Juden in Deutschland e.V., Comite voor Joodsche Vluchtelingen Amsterdam and the Gestapo. Also included are press cuttings relating to the return of Jewish refugees after the Second World War and photograph of Steinhäuser.

Administrative / Biographical History

Moritz Steinhäuser, born on 13 October 1907, was imprisoned at concentration camp Buchenwald from 1935 to 1939. He was released under the condition that he would emigrate.



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Acquisition Information

Donated by Noemi Zell.



Related Material

See also Photo Archive NB368