Brody-Pauncz family papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Personal papers of the Brody-Pauncz family,1870-1971, comprise papers of George Brody's forbears, Samu, Ilona and Sigismond, 1870-1969 (627/1); papers of George Brody, 1903-1960 (627/2); papers of Irma Brody, 1909-1958 (627/3); material relating to Nazi persecution, including Jewish ID cards and special passes signed by Raoul Wallenberg, 1942-1971 (627/4) and family correspondence, 1918-1946; nd (627/5).

Administrative / Biographical History

George Brody and Irma, nèe Pauncz, and their children were a well-to-do, assimilated Jewish Hungarian family who were living in Budapest when the Nazis began to transport the Hungarian Jewish population to death camps in 1944. They survived the war and stayed on in Hungary until shortly after the Russian invasion in 1956 when George and Irma successfully attained refugee status in Switzerland and Judit came to England. Livia, the other daughter died in 1947.

Arrangement

Chronologically into the following groups: 627/1 personal papers of Samu, Ilona and Sigismond Brody; 627/2 Personal papers of George Brody; 627/3 Personal papers of Irma Brody; 627/4 Material relating to the Nazi persecution; 627/5 Family correspondence.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Judit Brody

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.