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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) German , English .
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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

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

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.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Eric and Enid Zafran, 2001.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--Zafran, Eric & Enid. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--07/09/2001. Accession number--M-01-07-09.

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

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Affidavits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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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
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Scrip Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Visiting cards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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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.

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Series I: Chronological Files

Correspondence & documents



Box 1 Folder 1 No Date


Box 1 Folder 2 1923-1939


Box 1 Folder 3 1940


Box 1 Folder 4 1941


Box 1 Folder 5 1942


Box 1 Folder 6 1943


Box 1 Folder 7 1944-1949


Box 1 Folder 8 1952-1957


Box 1 Folder 9 1958


Box 1 Folder 10 1959


Box 1 Folder 11 1960


Box 1 Folder 12 1961


Box 1 Folder 13 1962-1963


Box 1 Folder 14 1964


Box 1 Folder 15 1965


Box 1 Folder 16 1966


Box 1 Folder 17 1967


Box 1 Folder 18 1968


Box 1 Folder 19 1969


Box 1 Folder 20 1970


Box 1 Folder 21 1971


Box 1 Folder 22 1972


Box 1 Folder 23 1973


Box 1 Folder 24 1974


Box 1 Folder 25 1975


Box 1 Folder 26 1976


Box 1 Folder 27 1977


Box 1 Folder 28 1986

Series II: Objects



Box 2 Backpack & contents used during his escape from France

Series III: Additions

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



Box 1 Folder 29 The New Republic, 21 December 1942

Contains the article "The Mssacre of the Jews" by Varian Fry


Box 1 Folder 30 Clippings


Box 1 Folder 31 Web print-outs re. Richard Lentschner and Dr. Esther Meltzer Lentschner


Box 1 Folder 31 Letter from Eric Zafran to the Rare Book and Manuscript Library re. his uncle, Walter Lentschner, 14 August 2014