AbstractPersonal documents of Kurt Seelig and his family. The majority of documents is related to Bernard and Winifred Schlesinger's initiative to open a hostel for 12 German-Jewish children who came with the Kindertransport to London. It also includes a diary of Kurt Seelig, written between 1939 and 1940.
SERIES I: KURT SEELIG AND HIS FAMILY
Folder 1: Personal documents (colored photocopies)
Folder 2: Handwritten diary with clippings and postcards written by Kurt Seelig between August 28, 1939 - July 1, 1940 at the age of probably 9 or 10. (Handwritten ms., bound)
Folder 3: Diary of Fritz Seelig (1939-1940, photocopy)
SERIES II: BERNARD AND WINIFRED SCHLESINGER
Folder 4: Bernard and Winifred Schlesinger, Golden wedding album (1925 -1975, with photos, photocopy)
Folder 5: The Schlesinger's Hostel: documents detailing the establishment and operation of the hostel (March-September 1939, photocopy)
Folder 6: "Shepherd's Hill Tales": draft no. 1 for th 50th anniversary reunion, Highgate, London, August 13, 1989. (photocopy)
Folder 7: Folder 7: Eulogies for B. Schlesinger
Folder 8: Brochure about Schwedt/Oder
Folder 9: Jewish porcelain ("Judenporzellan"), purchased in Berlin by his parents after World War II. [removed to Art and Objects Collection]
Personal documents of Kurt Seelig and his family. The majority of documents is related to Bernard and Winifred Schlesinger's initiative to open a hostel for 12 German-Jewish children who came with the Kindertransport to London. It also includes a diary of Kurt Seelig, written between 1939 and 1940.
Kurt (Werner) Seelig, born on April 9, 1929 in Schwedt, Oder (Brandenburg). His parents, the merchant Simon Heinrich and Edith Seelig (nee Tuch) sent Kurt Seelig on a Kindertransport to England with a group of other children to Bernard and Winifred Schlesinger in 1939. Dr. Bernard Schlesinger (1897-1984) was a prominent English pediatrician. The Schlesingers, themselves parents of five young children, decided to open a hostel in London in 26 Shepherds Hill, Highgate, for twelve German Jewish children. Kurt Seelig's brother Fritz was also sent to London. Kurt Seelig's parents emigrated to Ecuador, returned to Berlin after the war, and lived in an old age home in Kantstrasse.
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