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Walter Samuel Lentschner papers, 1923-1986

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0768
Bib ID 4079919 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Lentschner, Walter Samuel, 1906-1986
Title Walter Samuel Lentschner papers, 1923-1986
Physical Description 1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language(s) Material is in German and English.
Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

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

Description

Summary

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.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Walter Samuel Lentschner papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed HR 01/22/2002.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Affidavits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Certificates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Claims Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Identity cards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Knapsacks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Menus Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Obituaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Permits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Programs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrip Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Transcripts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Visiting cards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Concentration camp inmates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Concentration camps -- France Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fry, Varian, 1907-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Le Vernet (Concentration camp) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Legal documents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Refugees Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Claims Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

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.