Hermann Pineas letters Edit

Summary

Identifier
11 MWalB02917

Dates

  • August 31, 1982 to October 19, 1983 (Creation)

Extents

  • 15 Letters (Whole)
    15 letters stored in 1 half manuscript box

Subjects

Notes

  • Content Description

    This collection is comprised of 15 letters written by German ex-pat Herman O. Pineas (of New York, NY) to Noreen Leibson over the course of many months, beginning with the first letter dated August 31, 1982 to the final dated October 19, 1983. The two became friends as Pineas frequently retreated to a resort where Leibson worked in upstate New York. In approximately four of the letters, Pineas writes about his life throughout the First World War and Second World War as well as his experiences of persecution at the hands of the Nazis, and his escape (two times) from the Gestapo in Vienna in 1943. It is also mentioned that by various means he was saved from the concentration camps.

  • Arrangement

    The letters are arranged chronologically.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. Please contact the department for more information.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

  • Acquisitions Note

    Donated by Noreen Leibson, October 14, 2015

  • Preferred Citation

    Hermann Pineas letters, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

  • Related Materials

    Hermann Pineas Collection, 1878-1975, is available at the Leo Baeck Institute, LBI Archives.

Instances

  • Type
    Mixed Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
    1
    Container 1 Barcode
    BL17YF

Components