Teich-Birken family: Memorial book

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Copy and transcript correspondence of a German Jewish family, 1941, chiefly comprising letters from Messrs Isaak David and Martha Teich-Birken, resident in Berlin prior to their deportation to the East, to their children, most of whom had managed to emigrate to the United States except for Martin, the depositor, who came to Great Britain. The correspondence affords an insight into the frustrating and increasingly desperate plight of a Jewish family unable to flee Nazi Germany.

Administrative / Biographical History

The material was presented in the form of a memorial book dedicated to the parents, Isaak David and Martha Teich-Birken, by Martin Teich-Birken. It was originally housed in the Wiener Library series: Unpublished Memoirs No. 4060 [20355]. It was a collaborative effort on the part of the siblings. The original correspondence had remained with sister, Adele. The collection was produced in part as a response to a request from the Freie Universitåt, Berlin which was collating material for their project: Gedenkbuch- Schicksal der Berliner Juden .

Arrangement

N/A

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Martin Teich-Birken

Other Finding Aids

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue www.wienerlibrary.co.uk.

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Location of Originals

Martin Teich-Birken (depositor)

Personal Names