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   Walter Samuel Lentschner Papers 1923-1986.

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Preferred Citation

Walter S. Lentschner Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079919 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Lentschner, Walter Samuel, 1906-1986.
Title:Walter Samuel Lentschner Papers 1923-1986.
Physical description:1 linear ft. (420 items in 2 boxes).
Language(s): In German and English.
Access: Available for faculty, students, and researchers engaged in scholarlyor publication projects.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged. Box 1: Correspondence & documents; Box 2: Backpack & contents used during his escape from France.

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, documents, photographs, and printed materials documenting his displacement in Europe, his emigration to the United States, and the legal steps he took to obtain reparations from Germany.

Series I: Chronological Files

Correspondence & documents

Series II: Objects

Series III: Additions

Gift of Eric Zafran, 2014. Accession number: 2015.2016.M105

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Using the Collection

RBML

Access Restrictions

Available for faculty, students, and researchers engaged in scholarlyor publication projects.

Preferred Citation

Walter S. Lentschner Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers Processed 01/22/2002 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

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Affidavits.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Certificates.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Claims.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Identity cards.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Knapsacks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Legal documents.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Menus.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Obituaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Permits.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Programs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scrip.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Transcripts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Visiting cards.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Concentration camp inmates.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Concentration camps--France.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fry, Varian.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Le Vernet (Concentration camp).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Refugees.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Restitution and indemnification claims (1933- ).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945--Jews--Rescue.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographial Note

Medical photographer who fled his native Germany when the Nazis took over in 1933. He moved to Paris and eventually was interned in Camp Le Vernet, near Marseilles. He came to the United States in 1941 with the help of Varian Fry and the Centre Americain de Secours in Marseilles.

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