Ningo, Herta: Family papers (1880-1973)

Scope and Content

Herta Ningo and Ningo family papers, 1880-1973 including school certificates, including from Rosa Smilowski; Jewish Reichspass; Red Cross letter from her mother, Meta Ningo; personal papers of the Rewald and Salzmann families including birth and marriage certificates; identity card with photo attached of Arthur Rewald; certificate of withdrawal from the Jewish community; correspondence to the Heilmann family in Berlin from the lawyer, Max Auerbach and Rewald (?) regarding restitution for the loss of income from the business, 18 Oct 1955-21 Sep 1956; original documents relating to Arthur Rewald's tax expenditure and photograph of the Heilmanns, 1934-1939.

Administrative / Biographical History

Herta Ningo, a German Jew born in Berlin in 1911, arrived in Great Britain shortly after 11 July 1939 (the date she left Hamburg according to her passport). She was the daughter of Max Ningo a businessman who died in 1930, and Meta nèe Rewald, who, according to the memorial book for Berlin Jews who died during the Holocaust, committed suicide, 15 Jan 1942. The only correspondence between mother and daughter is a Red Cross telegram in which Meta responds on 12 Jan 1941.

Arthur Rewald was the brother of Meta Ningo, Herta's mother. Arthur Rewald married Elsa Salzmann in 1933.


The papers have been arranged chronologically in the following sections: the family Ningo; the family Rewald/ Salzmann and post-war restitution material.

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Acquisition Information

Herta Ningo

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Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

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