Schaefer, Ernst (1891-): documents relating to Osram lawsuit (microfilm)

Scope and Content

This collection deals with a law suit brought by the Osram company, against a former employee, Ernst Schaefer, before the Reichsverwaltungsgericht, Berlin, 1941. The gist of the ruling is that in light of a new law affecting Jewish World War One veterans (29 December 1938) the firm was justified in terminating a previous agreement in which Schaefer was to receive a pension and other benefits.

Covering letters addressed to the Wiener Library, a copy of the court's finding and Ernst Schaefer's comments. Included are four copies of the above documentation.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ernst Schaefer, born 1891, was a Jewish lawyer employed by Osram, until 30 June 1938, when, by verbal agreement he officially left the employment but was to be retained as an 'adviser' until 30 June 1941. Schaefer came to England in May 1939 shortly after his two daughters (from his second marriage to a non-Jew) arrived on the Kindertransport. His young son and wife remained in Germany.



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Acquisition Information

Ernst Schaefer

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

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Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

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

Location of Originals

Wiener Collection, Tel Aviv University, Israel

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