Marx family documents (1939-1941)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection consists of paperwork generated by the British and American immigration authorities and documentation brought from Germany by the Marx family members, 1939-1941.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Miller (formerly Marx), came to Great Britain in 1937 to attend school. His parents, Ludwig and Regina, left in 1939, the father having been incarcerated at Dachau in November 1938, from where he was released on the understanding that he would leave Germany for the USA, where a distant cousin of the mother had given an affidavit of support. It was on the strength of this that they received British (6 month) transit visas. The war stopped all further migration so their US visas were never acted upon. The whole family became naturalised British citizens in 1947, but in 1952 economic circumstances forced Ludwig and Regina to return to Germany whilst Robert remained in Great Britain.

Arrangement

Chronological by individual.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Robert Miller

Other Finding Aids

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue www.wienerlibrary.co.uk.

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.