This collection contains the papers (photocopies) of the Heidemanns, a Jewish family from Hamburg. Only their daughter Ruth managed to emigrate to England shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War. Her parents decided not to join her as they were waiting for visas to emigrate to the United States. They were later deported and perished at Riga concentration camp.
Included are correspondence with friends and relatives in London and the U.S. regarding arrangements for emigration, correspondence addressed to Ruth in England from her parents, and copies of Ruth's qualifications. Also included is research into Adolf Heidemann's army service during the First World War and a summary of the family history of the Heidemanns.