Ida Schloss: personal papers

Scope and Content

This collection contains the personal papers of Ida Schloss who emigrated to the UK in 1939 to flee Jewish persecution in Austria. Included are her birth and marriage certificates, Austrian citizenship certificate as well as extract of birth register and death certificate of her husband Max Schloss.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ida Schloss (née Honig) was born in Fürth, Bavaria, in 1871 to the Jewish merchants Abraham and Amalie Honig. Ida got married to Max Maier Schloss in 1894, who was a shoe factory owner. She acquired Austrian citizenship in 1896. Her husband died in 1932 in Vienna. Ida Schloss emigrated to London in April 1939.



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Acquisition Information

Donated by Paul Sinclair.



Custodial History

These documents were found with papers belonging to Gustav and Herta Berg. Ida Schloss is believed to be a friend of the Bergs who helped her emigrate to the UK.

Related Material

See also recipe books of her friend Herta Berg (WL1729)

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