Mr Wreschner: correspondence

Scope and Content

This collection comprises the correspondence of Martin Wreschner in Shanghai from his mother and sister Mira in Germany. Wreschner emigrated from Berlin in 1939. His mother and sister followed him in October 1940. The letters document the efforts of the Wreschners to obtain permission for Mira and her mother to leave Germany and to earn a living in the meantime; the new life of Martin and Mimi Wreschner in Shanghai; hopes to be soon reunited; and preparations for travelling to Shanghai.

Administrative / Biographical History

Martin ('Mohrchen') Wreschner, his wife Mimi and his young son Gerd emigrated to Shanghai in spring 1939. He managed to arrange for permits for his mother and sister to follow in October 1940.



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Donated by William Kaczynski