This collection contains the family papers of Lee Comer (née Sanders), the daughter of Jewish refugees from Austria and Czechoslovakia respectively. Her father, Hermann Schleifer, managed to emigrate to England in 1939 whilst his brother Erwin was shot during an attempt to flee the country. Their mother perished at Auschwitz concentration camp. The family of Lee Comer's mother, Gina Manning (née Bäumlova), was deported to Auschwitz concentration camp. Whilst Gina managed to flee the country, her sister and mother survived the dreadful living conditions at Auschwitz. Her father perished in the Holocaust.
Included are the papers and correspondence submitted to the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism Austria and the International Commission on Holocaust Insurance Claims relating to the Schleifer family as well as correspondence with Yad Vashem. Also included are correspondence, photographs and papers relating to the Bäuml family, as well as a transcript of an interview with Inge Lojdova (née Bäumlova).