Altmann family: restitution papers

Scope and Content

This collection contains the restitution and indemnification claim papers relating to properties previously owned by the Altmann family in Frankfurt, Kattowitz (Katowice, Poland) and Beuthen (Bytom, Poland). Also included are references to Stefan Zweig and a copy of a police order for the publisher Herbert Reichner in Leipzig regarding the removal of all books by Stefan Zweig (1758/1).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Jewish businessman ('Kaufmann') and property owner, Josef Georg Altmann, died in Frankfurt in 1934 and left a substantial estate behind, which was primarily located in Poland. The heirs included his wife and their four children: Richard, Hans, Manfred and Lotte. Richard Altmann emigrated to Cairo in the late 1930s and Hans ('Jan') Altmann (1895-1980) emigrated to England in 1938. Manfred Altmann (1900-1954), a general practitioner, emigrated to London in 1933 and was followed by his wife Hannah (1898-1954), a medical professional, and their daughter Eva (born 1929) in the same year. Lotte Altmann (1908-1942) also emigrated to London in 1933 and soon worked as a private secretary for Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) who she later married.



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Acquisition Information

Donated by Eva Alberman



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