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At a Glance
Arranged. Box 1: Correspondence & documents; Box 2: Backpack & contents used during his escape from France.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Walter Samuel Lentschner papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Eric and Enid Zafran, 2001.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Processed HR 01/22/2002.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
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.