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Finding Aid for Schnurmann family papers

Finding aid prepared by Michaela Ullmann, Lisa Ebiner Gavit, Natalie Camacho, Emily Hodgkins, 2013

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Schnurmann, Alfred
Creator
Schnurmann, Marion
Title
Schnurmann family papers
Collection no.
6036
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1930-1955
Date [inclusive]
1898-1970s
Extent
5.0 Linear feet, 14 boxes
Language
German
Abstract
Alfred Schnurmann (born 1905 in Mulhouse, Alsace-Lorraine) was the son of a prosperous Jewish wool merchant. In 1940, Alfred and his daughter Marion were able to obtain visas to the United States as part of the "French" quota, and traveled to the U.S. via Japan and settled in San Francisco. Alfred worked at the Richelieu Hotel and then for Levi Strauss before getting a job in 1945 with the Southern Pacific Railroad. He worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad until his retirement in 1983. In 1950, Alfred married his girlfriend Faye Faber. The collection contains photographs, negatives, and slides dating from the 1890s to the 1980s, many of them taken in Germany before and during World War II, including some family photos. Also included in this collection are letters to Schnurmann from relatives and associates. Numerous letters are from family members in Palestine and the new state of Israel. Correspondence between Alfred and his daughter Marion, during her stay at the Wyk orphanage in the 1930s, is also included. In addition, there are many legal documents including notarized birth, marriage, and death certificates for Alfred’s ancestors. Original birth and marriage certificates of Alfred and Marion Schnurmann are also included, as well as citizenship documents. The collection contains a few family trees for Alfred Schnurmann, various newspaper articles about post-Nazi Germany, newspaper articles with tips for financial well-being, and papers relating to Alfred’s work with the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Schnurmann Family Papers, Collection no. 6036, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Biographical/Historical note

Alfred Schnurmann was born in 1905 in Mulhouse, Alsace-Lorraine which was then part of the German Empire. His father, Leopold Schnurmann, was a prosperous Jewish wool merchant and his mother was Julie (Lang) Schnurmann. Alfred attended the university at Konstanz and worked as a salesman of textiles and clothing, settling in Berlin. In 1930 he married Hetta Hertel and their daughter Marion was born in 1932. Hetta and Alfred divorced in 1936, and Marion remained in Alfred's custody. In 1937, Marion was diagnosed with tuberculosis, and Alfred placed her in the Wyk orphanage for Jewish girls. During this time, Alfred made many attempts to emigrate out of Germany, applying for visas to France, Palestine, and the United States. Alfred's mother, Julie Schnurmann-Lang, and two sisters, Miriam and Alice, emigrated to Palestine in 1939, and they sent many letters back to Alfred about their situation there. In 1940, Alfred and Marion were able to obtain visas to the United States as part of the "French" quota, and so they traveled to the U.S. via Japan and settled in San Francisco. Alfred worked at the Richelieu Hotel and then for Levi Strauss before getting a job in 1945 with the Southern Pacific Railroad. He worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad until his retirement in 1983. In 1950, Alfred brought his girlfriend, Faye Faber, over to America and they were married that year. Between the 1950s and the 1970s, Alfred and Faye took several trips to Europe, Israel, and other places in the United States.

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Scope and Content note

The Alfred Schnurmann family papers consist of numerous photographs, negatives, and slides dating from the 1890s to the 1980s. This collection contains many photographs of Alfred's friends, family, and childhood, as well as pictures and postcards from Alfred and Faye's trips to Europe and Israel. A good portion of the photos in this collection were taken in Germany before and during World War II, including some family photos of Faye Schnurmann (Alfred's second wife) and her family in Germany. Also included in this collection are letters to Alfred Schnurmann from relatives and associates. Numerous letters are from family members in Palestine and the new state of Israel, detailing the situation and the war going on there. Correspondence between Alfred and his daughter Marion, during her stay at the Wyk orphanage, is also included. In addition, there are many legal documents including notarized birth, marriage, and death certificates for Alfred's ancestors, which were used in attempts to prove the French ancestry of Alfred in order to emigrate from Germany. Original birth and marriage certificates of Alfred and Marion Schnurmann are also included, as well as citizenship documents. Finally, the collection contains a few family trees for Alfred Schnurmann, various newspaper articles about post-Nazi Germany, newspaper articles with tips for financial well-being, and papers relating to Alfred's work with the Southern Pacific Railroad.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2013
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Exile Studies Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition

Purchased from PBA Galleries, San Francisco, March 2013.

Processing Information

The collection was rehoused and described by Michaela Ullmann, Lisa Ebiner Gavet, Natalie Camacho, and Emily Hodgkins.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Schnurmann famil -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Manuscripts
  • Photographs

Geographic Name(s)

  • Germany--Emigration and immigration--History--1933-1945--Archival resources
  • Germany--Politics and government--20th century--Archival resources

Personal Name(s)

  • Schnurmann, Alfred -- Archives
  • Schnurmann, Marion -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Exiles--Germany--20th century--Archival resources
  • German language--Archival resources
  • Jews--California--Los Angeles--History--20th century--Archival resources
  • Nonprofit organizations--California--Los Angeles County--History--Archival resources
  • Persecution--Germany--20th century--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Photographs and Negatives 

Box Folder

 Tamara; "Ashlock"; Faye, Marions Geb.; Ferien 1959 

1 1

 Scrapbook materials (mounting corners) 

1 2

 Ferien mit Frau Thiederman, Traute Tamara; Blue (?) Lake 1958 

1 3

 Tamara, Sauls, Long Beach; Marinas Geburtstag; Goldsteins 1959 

1 4

 "Rudesheim 1944" 1944 

1 5

 "Unknown Group" 

1 6

 "Unknown: Now and Then" 

1 7

 "Admin Official (?)" 

1 8

 "1920s postcards to Faber Family from Angie and Gerda pict." 1920s 

1 9

 "Nicholas Faber Kreigsmarine; cross on jacket = Baltic cross; fought in Latvia against Soviets" 1939 

1 10

 "Maria- Uniform is National Labor Service for Young Women- Abbv. RAD or RADwJ" 1932 

1 11

 "Maria in Raphael" 1943 

1 12

 "Faye or Maria w/friends- unknown" 1928- 1966 

1 13

 "Berlin" 

1 14

 "WWI or Latvia?" 1915 

1 15

 "Young Alfred and Family"...1 

1 16

 "Young Alfred and Family"...2 

1 17

 found in unlabeled photo album...1 1966-1967 

1 18

 found in unlabeled photo album...2 1966-1967 

1 19

 found in photo album: "Alfred's Girlfriends 1930s Berlin" 1930s 

1 20

 found in photo album: "Summer 1969 Israel"...1 1969 

1 21

 found in photo album: "Summer 1969 Israel"...2 1969 

1 22

 found in photo album: "Summer 1969 Israel"...3 1969 

1 23

 found in unlabeled photo album...1 1930s-1940s 

1 24

 found in unlabeled photo album...2 1930s-1940s 

1 25

 "Alfred friends and family and childhood"...1 

1 26

 "Alfred friends and family and childhood"...2 

1 27

 "Alfred friends and family and childhood"...3 

1 28

 "Alfred friends and family and childhood"...4 

1 29

 "Alfred friends and family and childhood"...5 

1 30

 found in unlabeled envelope...1 1940s-1950s 

1 31

 found in unlabeled envelope...2 1940s-1950s 

1 32

 unlabeled negatives 

2 1

 unlabeled negatives 

2 2

 "Leonard Bergman" 

2 3

 unlabeled negatives 

2 4

 unlabeled negatives and photos 

2 5

 unlabeled negatives 

2 6

 "333 Montgomery" June 1956 

2 7

 "Summer 1960" 1960 

2 8

 unlabeled negatives 

2 9

 unlabeled negatives 

2 10

 unlabeled negatives 

2 11

 unlabeled negatives 

2 12

 unlabeled negatives 

2 13

 unlabeled negatives 

2 14

 unlabeled negatives 

2 15

 unlabeled negatives 

2 16

 "Phoenix" 

2 17

 unlabeled negatives 

2 18

 unlabeled negatives 

2 19

 "50s in Israel (I think)" 

2 20

 unlabeled negatives 

2 21

 unlabeled negatives 

2 22

 unlabeled negatives 

2 23

 unlabeled negatives 

2 24

 "6 each cont." 

2 25

 "Velvet; 3 each Enl 5x7; Mask them Down" 

2 26

 "Velvet; 6 each; 5x7 Mask it Down" 

2 27

 "3 each cont." 

2 28

 unlabeled negatives and photos 

2 29

 unlabeled photos 

2 30

 "Nagel and Faye" 

2 31

 unlabeled negatives 

2 32

 unlabeled negatives 

2 33

 Israel and Europe...1 1960s 

2 34

 Israel and Europe...2 1960s 

2 35

 Israel and Europe...3 1960s 

2 36

 Israel and Europe...4 1960s 

2 37

 Israel and Europe...5 1960s 

2 38

 Israel and Europe...6 1960s 

2 39

 Israel and Europe...7 1960s 

2 40

 Israel and Europe...8 1960s 

2 41

 Israel and Europe...9 1960s 

2 42

 Israel and Europe...10 1960s 

2 43

 Israel and Europe...11 1960s 

2 44

 Israel and Europe...12 1960s 

2 45

 Israel and Europe...13 1960s 

2 46

 Israel and Europe...14 1960s 

2 47

 Israel and Europe...15 1960s 

2 48

 Israel and Europe...16 1960s 

2 49

 Israel and Europe...17 1960s 

2 50

 "Faye and Alfred train trip through Europe"...1 1960s/1970s 

2 51

 "Faye and Alfred train trip through Europe"...2 1960s/1970s 

2 52

 11 miscellaneous (larger) photographs 

2 53

 unlabeled large photos 

2 54

 various photos found in picture frames 

2 55

 Schnurmann family picture: Golden Wedding at Offenburg 1895 

2 56

 photographs found together: one is labeled "To my charming cousin Lily Schnurmann; Alfred Picard; Paris; June 11, 1932" 

2 57

 unlabeled photos 

2 58

 found in unlabeled envelope 

3 1

 Europa and Israel...1 Summer 1961 

3 2

 Europa and Israel...2 Summer 1961 

3 3

 Europa and Israel...3 Summer 1961 

3 4

 Europa and Israel...4 Summer 1961 

3 5

 Summer 1959 1959 

3 6

 Europa 1961...1 1961 

3 7

 Europa 1961...2 1961 

3 8

 Schnurmann 

3 9

 Monigue and Gray (?) 

3 10

 found in unlabeled envelope...1 

3 11

 found in unlabeled envelope...2 

3 12

 found in unlabeled envelope...3 

3 13

 found in unlabeled envelope...4 

3 14

 found in unlabeled envelope...5 

3 15

 found in unlabeled envelope...6 

3 16

 Office 1956 

3 17

 In Los Angeles with Marion 1956 

3 18

 Margret Friedman 

3 19

 Alfred 1950s 

3 20

 Michelle Bond; Caty Bond; photos and negatives 1956 

3 21

 Sauls 1956 

3 22

 Schnurmann Sept. 6, 1986 

3 23

 Margret; photo and negative 

3 24

 Kate and Ed Lesser 

3 25

 Nagels (?); photos and negatives Summer 1956 

3 26

 Frederick; photos and negatives 

3 27

 Elba and Werner Dresel (?) 

3 28

 Bon Voyage 1940s-1970s 

3 29

 found in unlabeled envelope...1 1950s-1970s 

3 30

 found in unlabeled envelope...2 1950s-1970s 

3 31

 1951-1960 1951-1960 

3 32

 Zug-Bilder April 1956 

3 33

 Faye; photos and negatives 1955- 1956 

3 34

 Mama; Margret; Faye; Michelle; Muir Woods and Carolina 1104 

3 35

 Fleet; photos and negatives April 1956 

3 36

 To Ref (?) 

3 37

 found in unlabeled envelope 

3 38

 found in unlabeled envelope 1947-1948 

3 39

 found in unlabeled envelope 

3 40

 found in unlabeled envelope 

3 41

 Marion 

3 42

 1982 1982 

3 43

 Ferieu (?) au Lake Odell; photos and negatives 

3 44

 Michelle; Katy; photos and negatives 

3 45

 Walter and Ilse Grabowski; photos and negatives 

3 46

 Summer in Reno; Holiday Inn; Kings Beach 1950s 

3 47

 found in unlabeled envelope 

3 48

 found in unlabeled envelope 

3 49

 found in unlabeled envelope 

3 50

 Laudschafteu (Objecte) (?); photos and negative 1955 

4 1

 found in unlabeled envelope...1 

4 2

 found in unlabeled envelope...2 

4 3

 Traute van Acker (?); photos and negatives 

4 4

 Urbausky (?) 

4 5

 Tamara (?) 

4 6

 Goldsteins (?) Summer 1959 

4 7

 Laudschafteu (?) 1956 

4 8

 found in unlabeled box...1 

4 9

 found in unlabeled box...2 

4 10

 A. Schnurmann; photos and negatives...1 1979-1980 

4 11

 A. Schnurmann; photos and negatives...2 1979-1980 

4 12

 Grand Canyon and Royal Gorge 

4 13

 "To be examined" 

4 14

 Lake Louise and Jasper...1 

4 15

 Lake Louise and Jasper...2 

4 16

 Jasper...1 

4 17

 Jasper...2 

4 18

 found in unlabeled envelope 1955-1956 

4 19

 Salt Lake City 

4 20

 Dutch Officer Wedding 

4 21

 Nicholas w/older sister and nephew?; Caption: "Who in this picture looks like mama?" 

4 22

 Misc. Faber Family; Amiee- died in 20s; and then and now of parents? 1913- 1961 

4 23

 "Alf to Fee 1931; Caption: Coming-Going; What Remains? The form; And the content is of value" Aug. 4, 1931 

4 24

 found in unlabeled photo album...1 1960s 

4 25

 found in unlabeled photo album...2 1960s 

4 26

 found in unlabeled photo album...3 1960s 

4 27

 Faye early childhood and friends and family...1 

4 28

 Faye early childhood and friends and family...2 

4 29

 Faye early childhood and friends and family...3 

4 30

 Faye early childhood and friends and family...4 

4 31

 Faye early childhood and friends and family...5 

4 32

 Faye early childhood and friends and family...6 

4 33

 Faye early childhood and friends and family...7 

4 34

 Lufwaffe pilot 

4 35

 Unknown Luftwaffe Major 

4 36

 Captured French Renault- used as Luftwaffe Ambulance with Marice 1943 

4 37

 Toy Haute Hill 

4 38

 Babis- little girl and siblings 

4 39

 Blonde twins- officers and Also in Album 1943-1966 

4 40

 Maria in France 1943 

4 41

 Caption: "An Army female auxilliary, patient and her nurse ride to the hospital. France" June 3, 1944 

4 42

 Allenheiligenstr Frankfurt 1941 

4 43

 Faye or Maria? 1930-1949 

4 44

 Unknown Building 

4 45

 Nazi Offices and early picts. (German Passport of Otto Wilhelm Hertel) 

4 46

 Canadian Rockies Postcards 

4 47

 Israel...1 1969 

4 48

 Israel...2 1969 

4 49

 Israel...3 1969 

4 50

 Israel...4 1969 

4 51

 Israel...5 1969 

4 52

 Margret Friedman and Oresel 

4 53

 Ingebarg Raeth (?) 

4 54

 Alfiun (?)...1 1955 

4 55

 Alfiun (?)...2 1955 

4 56

 Leirico (?) 

5 1

 Saul...1 

5 2

 Saul...2 

5 3

 F. Faver...1 1960s- 1970s 

5 4

 F. Faver...2 1960s- 1970s 

5 5

 F. Faver...3 1960s- 1970s 

5 6

 F. Faver...4 1960s- 1970s 

5 7

 Bergman...1 1960s 

5 8

 Bergman...2 1960s 

5 9

 Alfe (?)...1 

5 10

 Alfe (?)...2 

5 11

 Langs 1960s- 1970s 

5 12

 Nagel 1960s 

5 13

 Faye's Family...1 

5 14

 Faye's Family...2 

5 15

 Lessers 

5 16

 unlabeled...1 

5 17

 unlabeled...2 

5 18

 unlabeled...3 

5 19

 Israel...1 

5 20

 Israel...2 

5 21

 Israel...3 

5 22

 Summer 1958 with Marie Friedeman and with Mr. Friedeman...1 1958 

5 23

 Summer 1958 with Marie Friedeman and with Mr. Friedeman...2 1958 

5 24

 Rio Grande and Niagara Falls 1950s 

5 25

 unlabeled 1970s 

5 26

 Europa...1, photos and one negative 1972 

5 27

 Europa...2 1972 

5 28

 unlabeled 

5 29

 unlabeled 

5 30

 unlabeled 

5 31

 unlabeled 

5 32

 unlabeled slides 

5 33

 unlabeled 

5 34

 unlabeled slides 1969 

5 35

 unlabeled slides 1970s 

5 36

 unlabeled 

5 37

 unlabeled 

5 38

 unlabeled 

5 39

 Hilde Wachsmann 

5 40

 unlabeled 

5 41

 unlabeled 

5 42

 unlabeled 

5 43

 unlabeled 

5 44

 unlabeled 

5 45

 unlabeled 

5 46

 unlabeled 

5 47

 unlabeled 

5 48

 unlabeled 

5 49

 unlabeled 

5 50

 unlabeled 

5 51

 unlabeled 

5 52

 unlabeled 

5 53

 unlabeled 

5 54

 unlabeled 

5 55

 unlabeled 

5 56

 unlabeled 

5 57

 Berte (?) 

5 58

 unlabeled 

5 59

 unlabeled photos 

5 60
Box

 Photo album of various trips to Germany 1970s-1980s 

12

 Photo album "Alfred's girlfriends in Berlin/Germany" ca. 1926-1939 

11

 Photo album with photos, Germany 1970? 

11

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Series 2:  Correspondence 

 Marion Couey (Schnurmann)'s correspondence 

Box Folder

 Letter from Zwi Machol (cousin of Marion Schnurmann) Oct. 18, 1990 

6 1

 Letter to Marion from Alfred Schnurmann July 1, 1986 

6 2

 Letter to Marion from Alfred Schnurmann Sept. 27, 1969 

6 3

 Note to Marion from Alfred Schnurmann June 22, 1967 

6 4

 Letter from Lisel and Uncle Carl (?) Feb. 9, 1967 

6 5

 Correspondence between Marion and Heta and Ernst Thill 1965-1969 

6 6

 Letter to Marion from Alfred Schnurmann and Faye May 11, 1956 

6 7

 Letters to Marion regarding the birth of her second child Dec. 24, 1951 

6 8

 Letter to Marion from Aunt Liesel and Uncle Carl May 1, 1950 

6 9

 Telegram to Alfred Schnurmann June 18, 1940 

6 10

 Telegram to Alfred Schnurmann Oct. 11, 1939 

6 11

 Letter to Marion Schnurmann from Aunt Alice and ?; sent from Jerusalem July 16, 1939 

6 12

 Letter to Leni Kirstein from Alfred Schnurmann (while Marion was at the orphanage at WYK) Sept. 4, 1937 

6 13

 Letter to Marion from aunts and grandmother (while Marion was at the orphanage at WYK) July 20, 1937 

6 14

 Letter to Marion Schnurmann from Henny Nagel (while Marion was at the orphanage at WYK) May 27, 1937 

6 15

 Letter from Dr. jur. Oscar Schwartz to Heta Thill (?) re: WYK March 16, 1937 

6 16

 Letters by Marion Schnurmann to Alfred Schnurmann; written from orphanage at WYK 

6 17

 Letters dictated by Marion Schnurmann to her mother; written from orphanage at WYK 

6 18

 Letters to Marion from her parents, while she was at the orphanage at WYK July 1936- November 1937 

6 19

 Letter to Marion Schnurmann from Auntie Alice Dec. 2 

6 20

 Empty envelope addressed to Marion Bond, from Emily Griffith Opportunity School 

6 21

 Unidentifiable postcard from a friend 

6 22

 Empty envelopes 

6 23

 Alfred Schnurmann correspondence 

Box Folder

 Letter from ? to Maria Faber Hessische Landesstelle fur Aussen-und Interzonenhandel 1957 December 29 

8 36

 Letter from Faye and Alfred Schnurmann to Carl and Rachel 1956 July 20 

8 37

 Letter from Alfred Schnurmann to Prager 1946 July 23 

8 28

 Returned letter from Alfred Schnurmann to Mrs. Aslang Sveen 1989 May 7 

8 39

 Letter from Caroline to Alfred Schnurmann May 24 

8 40

 Letter from Margot and ? to Alfred Schnurmann 1990 January 17 

8 41

 Letter from F. Arou to Alfred Schnurmann 1957 

8 42

 Letter from Max Breishaupt to Alfred Schnurmann 1955 February 22 

8 43

 Letter from Senator Alan Cranston of California to Alfred Schnurmann 1979 December 7 

8 44

 Information on new postage stamp from the Etat d'Israel Ministere des Postes 1969 February 28 

8 45

 Letter from Bertha Geismar to Frau Schnurmann 1950 June 6 

8 46

 Letters from Rachel and Karl Grafenberg to Alfred and Faye Schnurmann 1950 - 1956 

8 47

 Correspondence between George M. Harrison (Grand President of the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks) and Alfred Schnurmann 1959 January 

8 48

 Letter from Heilbronn to Alfred Schnurmann 1951 

8 49

 Letter from Ilse J. to Alfred Schnurmann 1948 - 1949 

8 50

 Letter from Beate Jacoby to Alfred Schnurmann 1952 February 15 

8 51

 Letter from Julius Kahn to Alfred Schnurmann 1952 

8 52

 Letters from Sigmund and Alice Laemmle to Frau Schnurmann 1947 - 1949 

8 53

 Correspondence with Alice and/or Armand Lang 1936 - 1948, 1950 - 1955 

8 54

 Letters from Angefee Lehmpfuhl to Alfred and Faye Schnurmann 1971 - 1973 

8 55

 Letter from Uri (Erich) Loeb to Alfred Schnurmann 1953 November 9 

8 56

 Letter from Alfred Picard to Alfred Schnurmann and Julie Schnurmann-Lang 1938 - 1948 

8 57

 Letter from Kermann Picard to ? 1945 November 17 

8 58

 Letter from Karl Poller to Alfred Schnurmann 1946 - 1947, 1957 - 1959 

8 59

 Letter from Ida Schimmel to Alfred Schnurmann 1952 January 28 

8 60

 Letter from Julie Schnurmann-Lang to David 1950 October 21 

8 61

 Letter from Julie Schnurmann-Lang to Julius and Mirjam Cahn-Schnurmann 1948 August 24 

8 62

 Letters from Julie Schnurmann-Lang to Alfred Schnurmann 1945 - 1946, 1950 - 1951, 1958 

8 63

 Letter from Julie Schnurmann-Lang to Siegfried Schnurmann 1948 November 3 

8 64

 Letters from Mirjam Schnurmann (and husband, Julius Kahn) to Alfred (and Faye) Schnurmann 1945, 1948, 1950 - 1958 

8 65

 Postcard and letter from S. Schnurmann to Alfred Schnurmann 1980 July 30 

8 66

 Letter from Gene Schobinger to Alfred Schnurmann 1963 March 3 

8 67

 Letters from Heidi Seefeld and Andre? to Faye and Alfred Schnurmann 1973 - 1975 

8 68

 Postcards and letters from Andre Sleeswyk to Alfred and Faye Schnurmann 1973 - 1974 

8 69

 Letter from Steruer? to Alfred Schnurmann 1951 December 18 

8 70

 Letter from Madeleine Urbansky? and Caroline to Alfred Schnurmann 

8 71

 Letter from A.W.? to Alfred Schnurmann 1949 December 12 

8 72

 Letters from Frederick Weil to Alfred Schnurmann 1950 August 3 

8 73

 Empty envelopes 

8 74

 Copies of letters to various people (mainly Alfred Schnurmann) 

8 75

 Letter from Onkel ? to Leopold Schnurmann 1880 May 11 

9 1

 Letter Unknown (addressed to "Friend") 

9 2

 Letter from ? to ? (sent from Jerusalem) Hitachduth Oleh Germania, Jerusalem 1938 December 5 

9 3

 Letter from ? to Alfred Schnurmann (sent from Jerusalem) 1939 June 6 

9 4

 Letter from ? to Alfred and Marion Schnurmann 1943 May 17 

9 5

 Letter from ? to Alfred Schnurmann (sent from Paris) 1946 March 

9 6

 Telegram from ? to Alfred Schnurmann? Western Union 1950 August 19 

9 7

 Letters from Alfred Schnurmann to Mrs. Abraham 1941 March 10, March 21 

9 8

 Letter from Alfred Schnurmann to Recha Aronsheim 1941 March 17 

9 9

 Letter from Alfred Schnurmann to Lilo Beyer 1941 January 17 

9 10

 Letter from Alfred Schnurmann to Mr. and Mrs. Willy Bloch 1943 February 13 

9 11

 Letter from Alfred Schnurmann to the "Blue White" 1941 February 1 

9 12

 Letter (Civilian Message Form) from Alfred Schnurmann to Felicitas Faber American Red Cross, Washington, D.C. International Red Cross Committee, Geneva, Switzerland 1944 February 24 

9 13

 Letters from Alfred Schnurmann to: Steffi Hohenstein, Eva Lehrhaupt, Gunther Gern, Hedwig Thill, Mr. Molitor (possibly attachment to letter to Gerda Grunauer) 1941 January 17 

9 14

 Letter from Alfred Schnurmann? to Carol Jacob 1940 December 9 

9 15

 Letter from Alfred Schnurmann to Rudolf Kaufmann 1943 January 31 

9 16

 Letter from Alfred Schnurmann to Thea Lefo 1944 July 7 

9 17

 Letter from Alfred Schnurmann? to Erika Liebert 1944 July 7 

9 18

 Letters from Alfred Schnurmann to: Fritz Nagel, Fritz Nehemias, Susi Mendel, Martin Picard, Mrs. Jonas (possibly attachment to letter to Gerda Grunauer) 1941 January 18 

9 19

 Letter from Alfred Schnurmann? to Elli Wolf February 12 

9 20

 Postcard from Arthur? to Leonhard and Bertl Bergmann 1955 July 27 

9 21

 Certificates from Berlin Police President to Alfred Schnurmann 1938 October 7, 1940 June 13 

9 22

 Letter from Bertel to Alfred Schnurmann 

9 23

 Note from Dietg? to Monica 

9 24

 Letter from Tante Flora to Alfred Schnurmann 1945 

9 25

 Letter from Hans and Alice to Alfred and Faye Schnurmann 1967 June 17 

9 26

 Letter from Holer? to Alfred Schnurmann 1949 September 2 

9 27

 Letters from Julius to Alfred Schnurmann 1946 October 20, November 3 

9 28

 Letter from Manfred to Alfred Schnurmann 1946 March 31 

9 29

 Letters from Margot and Onkel Max? to Alfred Schnurmann 1939, 1945 - 1949 

9 30

 Letter from Tante Rosa to Alfred Schnurmann 1939 November 18 

9 31

 Letter from Ruth to Alfred Schnurmann 

9 32

 Letter from Siegfried to Alfred Schnurmann 1946 September 29 

9 33

 Letters from Willie to "All" and "Parents" 1942 November 8 

9 34

 Letters from Augusta Auerbacher-Rosenfeld to Alfred Schnurmann 1940 May 2, May 14, June 26 

9 35

 Correspondence between Gerda Baruch and Alfred Schnurmann 1943 - 1944, 1948 

9 36

 Correspondence between Gunther Berkahn (and Mr. Hellner) and Alfred Schnurmann 1940 - 1941 

9 37

 Letter from Siegfried Bloch to Alfred Schnurmann 1940 July 7 

9 38

 Letter from Budzislauski to Alfred Schnurmann 1940 November 29 

9 39

 Correspondence between Sue Dallman and Alfred Schnurmann 1940 - 1941 

9 40

 Letter from Karl Dauer? to Alfred Schnurmann 1957 August 24 

9 41

 Correspondence between Bertha Dreifuss and Alfred Schnurmann 1940 December 31, 1941 

9 42

 Letter from Eckstein & Kahn to Leopold Schnurmann 1897 December 31 

9 43

 Letter from Cyrus B. Follmer to Alfred Schnurmann and Daughter American Consulate General, Berlin, Germany 1940 June 21 

9 44

 Promotional Material: France Forever, San Francisco to Alfred Schnurmann War Bond Drive De La Colonie Francaise, San Francisco Pour La Victoire: Journal Francaise D'Amerique, New York 

9 45

 Correspondence between Joachim Freiberg and Alfred Schnurmann Vertrauensmann des Palastina-AMT 1939 - 1940 

9 46

 Letter from Edgar Friedmann to Alfred Schnurmann 1940 November 30, December 22 

9 47

 Correspondence between Joachim Freund and Lothar Peisach and Alfred Schnurmann 1958 - 1959 

9 48

 Correspondence between Rut Goldmann and Alfred Schnurmann 1941 January 12, March 20 

9 49

 Letter from Carl H.L. Grafenberg to Alfred Schnurmann 1940 November 11 

9 50

 Correspondence between Gina Gratsch and Alfred Schnurmann 1941 January 2, January 25 

9 51

 Letter from Jules Gross to Alfred Schnurmann 1946 March 24 

9 52

 Correspondence between Gerda Grunauer and Alfred Schnurmann 1940 - 1941 

9 53

 Correspondence between Alice and Gutmann and Alfred Schnurmann 1940 December 31 

9 54

 Correspondence between Werner Guttmann and Alfred Schnurmann The Knights of Judea, Inc. 1940 - 1941 

9 55

 Letters from Edith Hart to Alfred Schnurmann 1939 - 1940 

9 56

 Letters from Marga Henle, Anna Henle, and Otto (in London) to Alfred Schnurmann 1945, 1946 - 1947, 1980 

9 57

 Letter from Hollandisches Verkehrsburo to Alfred Schnurmann Holland-Amerika Lijn (Linnie) 1939 October 10 

9 58

 Letter from Judischer Kulturbund in Deutschland to Alfred Schnurmann Note from Elli Wolff to Alfred Schnurmann 1940 December 11 

9 59

 Correspondence between Alfred Kandler and Alfred Schnurmann 1943 June 27, 1944 January 11, January 30 

9 60

 Correspondence between Ida Katz and Alfred Schnurmann 

9 61

 Letter from Robin and David Lang to Alfred Schnurmann 1987 

9 61

 Letter from Eva Lehrhaupt to Alfred Schnurmann 1941 July 14 

9 62

 Letter from Lesser Family to Fred (Alfred?) Schnurmann 

9 63

 Correspondence between Lion Family and Alfred Schnurmann 1944 

9 64

 Correspondence between (Mrs.) H.S. Lowenthal and Alfred Schnurmann Letter from Sanford Treguboff to "Friends" San Francisco Committee for Service to Emigres 1940 - 1941 

9 65

 Letter from Alice Machol to Alfred Schnurmann 1946 - 1948 

9 66

 Letter from L. Mnszynksi? to Alfred Schnurmann 1948 July 15 

9 67

 Letters from Fritz Nagel to Alfred Schnurmann 1939 September 19, 1952 March 23 

9 68

 Letter from Wilhelm Neidhart to Alfred Schnurmann 1958 September 4 

9 69

 Letter from Thekla Pinkus to Alfred Schnurmann 1949 September 11 

9 70

 Letter from E.J.W. Ragsdale to Erika Fuss February 12 

9 71

 Letter from Ernst Reis? to Alfred Schnurmann 1939 October 11 

9 72

 Letter from Margaret Reuseuger? to Alfred Schnurmann 

9 73

 Letters from Kurt Rosenberg to Alfred Schnurmann Ausschuss fur Judische Sondertransporte Schneider & Co. Palastina-AMT Berlin, The Jewish Agency for Palestine 1940 July 23, 1941 June 30 

9 74

 Letter from Bertha Schlesiuger? to Alfred Schnurmann 1948 December 12 

9 75
Box Box

 Correspondence between Julie Schnurmann-Lang (Lilly, Mama, Mother) and Alfred Schnurman 1939 - 1948 

9 76
Box Folder

 Correspondence between Heinz (Henry) Schmoller and Alfred Schnurmann 1941 

9 77

 Letters from J. Schneider & Co. to Alfred Schnurmann, Invoices, Receipts J. Schneider & Co. - Internationale Spedition 1939 - 1940 

9 78

 Letters from Elias Schnurmann to Alfred Schnurmann 1940 May 7, June 11 

9 79

 Letter from Leopold Schnurmann to Lilli (Julie Schnurmann-Lang?) 1906 March 8 

9 80

 Letters from Rudolf Schnurmann to Alfred Schnurmann 1983 - 1988 

9 81

 Letter from Dr. Hans Seligmann to Alfred Schnurmann 1941 January 20 

9 82

 Correspondence between Alfred and E. Sender and Alfred Schnurmann 1939 

9 83

 Letter from Martha Stettiner to Alfred Schnurmann? 1940 May 16 

9 84

 Letter from EV to Mr. Axelrod 1941 April 7 

9 85

 Letter from Max Valfer to Alfred Schnurmann 1940 May 5, June 4 

9 86

 Letter from R. Wertheimer to Alfred Schnurmann 1939 June 23 

9 87

 Letter from Leopold Wolf to Louis Schnurmann 1880 June 1 

9 88

 Correspondence between Leo Wollmann and Alfred Schnurmann 1941 March 30, June 1 

9 89

 Unopened letter from R. Bienheim? to Alfred Schnurmann 

9 90

 Unopened Letter from Alfred Picard to Alfred Schnurmann 1947 

9 91

 Unopened letters from Julie Schnurmann-Lang? to Alfred Schnurmann 

9 92

 Empty envelopes 

9 93

 Letter to Marion and Bill Couey from Alfred Schnurmann July 11, 1990 

10 9

 Letter to Alfred Schnurmann from Dr. H. Eickmeyer, of the Oberburgermeister for Konstanz Oct. 6, 1986 

10 13

 Letter to Alfred Schnurmann from Fred Grubel, Secretary of the Leo Baeck Institute; found in "Schicksal und Geschichte: der Judischen Gemeinden" Jan. 9, 1985 

10 14

 Letter to Alfred Schnurmann from "E. (Elias?) Schnurmann and Frau"; found in "Schicksal und Geschichte: der Judischen Gemeinden" July 31, 1980 

10 15

 Letter to Alfred Schnurmann from Elias Schnurmann; found in "Schicksal und Geschichte: der Judischen Gemeinden" Dec. 4, 1979 

10 16

 Letter to Alfred Schnurmann from Arnold (?) and Susi (?) on envelope 1969 

10 17

 Letter from Alfred Schnurmann to "Herr Schnurmann"; found in "Schicksal und Geschichte: der Judischen Gemeinden" Sept. 15, 1965 

10 18

 Letter to Alice Gutmann from Alfred Schnurmann (?) Dec. 31, 1940 

10 19

 Letter to Alfred Schnurmann from Henry (Babington?); found in Alfred Schnurmann's black address book April 21 

10 20

 Letter from Julie Schnurmann-Lang to Alfred Schnurmann May 10, 1946 

10 49

 Miscellaneous Correspondence 

Box Folder

 Letter from the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society concerning January general meeting and speaker on Karait Judaism, with schedule of meetings. Found in: "Schicksal und Geschichte: der Judischen Gemeinden" Jan. 1989 

10 10

 Letter from Eberhard Diepgen, of der Regierende Burgermeister von Berlin; found in "Juden in Berlin 1671- 1945: Ein Lesebuch" Nov. 1988 

10 11

 Letter from Karl and Gloria to "relatives and friends"; found in "Schicksal und Geschichte: der Judischen Gemeinden" Sept. 6, 1987 

10 12

 Folder containing letters, photographs, postcards, and other miscellaneous documents 

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Series 3:  Legal Documents 

 Marion Couey (Schnurmann)'s legal documents 

 Marion Couey (Schnurmann) - Estate of Hedwig Elisabeth Thill 

Box Folder

 Entlastungserklarung signed by Marion Couey Jan. 18, 1989 

6 42

 Erbschaftsteuerbescheid for Marion Couey concerning the estate of Heta Thill Sept. 22, 1988 

6 43

 2 copies of the Aufteilung des Schmuckes und der Munzen for the Thill Estate April 13, 1988 

6 44

 Ledger book page Feb. 3, 1988- Nov. 17, 1988 

6 45

 Heating bill for Heta Thill (?) Jan. 20, 1988 

6 46

 Reno Gazette-Journal (pages 1-4); Main article: "International Affair" Jan. 13, 1988 

6 47

 Letter to Marion from the First Interstate Bank of Nevada, concerning funds transfer; with unidentifiable notes; with photocopies 1988 

6 48

 Correspondence between Marion Couey (Schnurmann) and Hans-Ulrich Veith, Volker Gornandt, Rechtsanwalte Aug. 12, 1987- Feb. 17, 1989 

6 49

 Correspondence between Marion Couey (Schnurmann) and Chris Cobrand July 28, 1987- Oct. 27, 1987 

6 50

 Marion Schnurmann's receipt from sending Dieter Thill flowers July 22 

6 51

 Letter to Marion from ? about Dieter's hospitalization July 2, 1987 

6 52

 Statement placing Hildegard Alm in charge of Marion's receiving Heta's estate April 2, 1987 

6 53

 Correspondence between Marion Couey (Schnurmann) and Hildegard (Hilde) Alm March 25, 1987 and April 12, 1987 

6 54

 Letters to Marion Couey (Schnurmann) from the Amtsgericht Dusseldorf March 12, 1987- Dec. 27, 1988 

6 55

 Correspondence between Marion Couey (Schnurmann) and Dieter Thill Feb. 9, 1987- Jan. 7, 1988 

6 56

 Letter to Marion Couey (Schnurmann) from Henny Nagel with photograph 1987- 1988 

6 57

 Letter and Birthday card to Marion from Heta Thill July 2, 1979 

6 58

 Bescheinigung (?) for Alfred Schnurmann, with copy Jan. 18, 1939 

6 59

 Heiratsurkunde (?) for Alfred Schnurmann and Elisabeth Hedwig Hertel (Heta Thill) May 19, 1932 

6 60

 Drafts of Alfred Schnurmann's statement, also an unidentified note that came with it 

6 61
Box Folder

 Marion Schnurmann burial/transit permit August 8, 2010 

6 24

 Marion Schnurmann and Jarrell Bond divorce papers July 25, 1960 

6 25

 Marion Schnurmann- U.S. citizenship certificate June 20, 1951 

6 26

 Documents relating to divorce law in the U.S.- Dr. Jur. Henry M. Jonas Nov. 27, 1950 

6 27

 Marion Schnurmann and Jarrell Bond marriage certificate Jan. 25, 1950 

6 28

 Immigrant Identification Card- Marion Schnurmann Oct. 21, 1940 

6 29

 Note to Manfred Israel Schnurmann from Judische Kultusvereinigung July 4, 1940 

6 30

 Marion Schnurmann immigration identification June 1940 

6 31

 Letters to Alfred Schnurmann from Kinderhaus Frankfurt a.M. Hans Thomastrasse 1940 

6 32

 Note to Alfred Schnurmann from Kinderhaus der Weiblichen furlorge E.V. Nov. 27, 1939 

6 33

 Letters to Alfred Schnurmann denying a request for a visa for a child from the Comite d'Assistance aux Enfants Juifs Refugies Oct. 12, 1939 

6 34

 Letter to Alfred Schnurmann from Kinderhaus der "Weiblichen Fursorge E.V." Oct. 9, 1939 

6 35

 Marion Schnurmann- immigration documents; includes passport sized photo of Marion Aug. 21, 1939 

6 36

 U.S. Visa Application- Alfred and Marion Schnurmann June 1939-1940 

6 37

 Notarized birth certificate- Marion Aenne Schnurmann (b. July 22, 1932) Jan. 14, 1939 

6 38

 Marion Schnurmann birth certificate July 22, 1932 

6 39

 Marion Schnurmann- 2 separate lists of belongings 

6 40

 From the German Civil Code re: child custody 

6 41

 Alfred Schnurmann legal documents 

Box Folder

 A. Schnurmann unofficial 1919 transcript (?) from Grossherzogliches Gymnasium Konstanz; with 1959 stamp 1959 

7 1

 Anwesenheitszeugnis and Abgangszeugnis (copy and original): A. Schnurmann from Universitat Tubingen; Copies from Feb. 27, 1959; Original: March 19, 1923 1922-1923 

7 2

 Studien-und Fuhrungszeugnis: Alfred Schnurmann from Johann Wolfgang Goethe- Universitat Frankfurt a.M.; Oct. 21, 1923- April 30, 1924 Feb. 25, 1959 

7 3

 Letters from A. Schnurmann to Humboldt University and Der Wuerttembergischen Universitaet Feb. 12, 1959 

7 4

 Letter from A. Schnurmann to Legal Aid Department: Jewish Restitution Successor Organization and response back from them 1958 

7 5

 Biographical information on Alfred Schnurmann March 4, 1958 

7 6

 Correspondence and documents between Ludwig Stachowiak and A. Schnurmann re: ancestors fo A. Schnurmann and reparations for their deaths March- Oct. 1957 

7 7

 Photocopy of Alfred and Faye's marriage certificate April 18, 1950 

7 8

 Letter to A. Schnurmann from Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society of America re: Felicitas coming over from Germany Feb. 20, 1950 

7 9

 Postcard to A. Schnurmann regarding luggage left behind in Berlin Oct. 28, 1940 

7 10

 Ration stamps- Alfred Schnurmann March-April 1940 

7 11

 Documents re: payment for tickets on a ship for Alfred and Marion Oct. 1939- Jan. 1940 

7 12

 Application for immigration to Palestine: A. Schnurmann June 24, 1939 

7 13

 Photocopy of a traveling permit for Alfred and Marion Schnurmann May 31, 1939 

7 14

 A. Schnurmann's travel papers- from Germany to the U.S. March 29, 1939 

7 15

 Alfred Schnurmann and Marion Schnurmann- re-registration at the police authority Feb. 1939, Jan. 1940, May 1940 

7 16

 A. Schnurmann bank statements/ withdrawal slips Aug. 1939- July 1940 

7 17

 Customs form for household items and notes from Berlin Exchange Control Board concerning removal of property Feb. 1939; Aug. 1939 

7 18

 Alfred Schnurmann certificate of citizenship Jan. 20, 1939 

7 19

 Notarized marriage certificates- Alfred Ernst Schnurmann and Elisabeth Hedwig Hertel; includes note of divorce in 1936 June 1938- July 1939 

7 20

 Passport documents and other notes relating to residence and Jewish emigration from Germany 1934- 1940 

7 21

 Certificate for A. Schnurmann from Paul Hoffmann and Sturmer of Mech. Weberei u. Taschentuchfabrik Dec. 31, 1934 

7 22

 Letter to A. Schnurmann from W.R. Kragenfabrik G.m.b.H., gez.: Schroeder May 24, 1934 

7 23

 Lebenslauf for Alfred Schnurmann updated to 1932 

7 24

 Letter to A. Schnurmann from Heinrich Abraham Aug. 4, 1930 

7 25

 Letter to Alfred Schnurmann from Die Industrie- und Handelskammer July 24, 1930 

7 26

 Note to A. Schnurmann from Gymnasiums Konstanz July 12, 1930 

7 27

 Alfred Schnurmann- various identification cards/passport and photos 1928- 1986 

7 28

 A. Schnurmann membership card for Zionist Organization April 26, 1926 

7 29

 Certificate for A. Schnurmann from Kahn and Feisst of Zigarren- Fabriklager- Tabakerzeugnisse April 16, 1924 

7 30

 Certificate for A. Schnurmann from Seckel and Schwab of Bank-Geschaft April 15, 1924 

7 31

 Copy of report from the Staatliches Technikum fur Textilindustrie Reutlingen attached to letter from Seckel and Schwab- A. Schnurmann 1923- 1924 

7 32

 Staatliches Technikum fur Textilindustrie Reutlingen; Weberei; Alfred Schnurmann Oct. 3, 1922- March 17, 1923 

7 33

 Certificates for Alfred Schnurmann from Paul and Hugo Kahn, Mech. Leinenweberei Laichingen; 1924 letter with 1959 stamp Aug. 31, 1922; Dec. 31, 1924 

7 34

 Original and copies of Alfred Schnurmann's high school diploma; graduation date- March 28, 1922 March 28, 1922 

7 35

 Copy of Reifezeugnis from Gymnasium Konstanz attached to letter from Paul and Hugo Kahn; A. Schnurmann 1922 

7 36

 Alfred Schnurmann's report cards and behavior/ attendance report; Grossh. Gymnasium Konstanz July 1917- Sept. 1921 

7 37

 A. Schnurmann's report cards from Gymnasium zu Mulhausen Dec. 1910- March 1917 

7 38

 A. Schnurmann birth certificate Feb. 20, 1905 

7 39

 Jewish Agency for Palestine application and additional requirements 

7 40

 Notes relating to Jewish emigration 

7 41

 Jewish Emigration Association travel documents to Russia and Japan; including ship reservations August 1940 

7 42

 Documents relating to/from Bundesversicherungsanstalt fur Angestellte 

7 43

 A. Schnurmann timeline of birth and education and employment; includes cat food labels on page 

7 44

 Alfred Schnurmann Alien Registration Receipt Card 

7 45

 Leopold Schnurmann legal documents 

Box Folder

 Notarized certificates relating to Leopold Schnurmann- 1862- 1864 Oct.- Nov. 1938 

7 46

 Correspondence between the Banque de Mulhouse and Schnurmann & Co. Oct. 1902 

7 47

 Document regarding establishment of weaving company- Schnurmann & Co. Jan. 1, 1898 

7 48

 Julie Schnurmann legal documents 

Box Folder

 Certificate of translation from Hebrew to English by Nissan Ruda (notary)- Julie Schnurmann's death certificate Sept. 19, 1957 

7 49

 Death certificate of Lilly Schnurmann Jan. 6, 1952 

7 50

 Felicitas Faber (Faye Schnurmann) legal documents 

Box Folder

 Documents relating to burial of Felicitas Schnurmann 1987- 1988 

7 57

 International driving permit of Faye M. Schnurmann; included inside permit is a travel document from Jan. 23, 1950 Feb. 7, 1961 

7 58

 Border Crossing Identification Card of Felicitas M. Schnurmann June 30, 1950 

7 59

 Temporary travel document for German Nationals: Felicitas Faber June 2, 1949 

7 60

 Social Security card of Felicitas Schnurmann 1948 

7 61

 "Family Book"- lists the siblings of Felicitas and their birthdates; includes photocopies of pages as well 

7 62
Box Folder

 Yahrzeit-tablet in memory of the death of Lilly Schnurmann 1952 

7 51

 Several photocopies of family records for Julie Schnurmann Lang Dec. 20, 1938 

7 52

 Notarized marriage certificate- Leopold Schnurmann and Julie Lang Dec. 20, 1938 

7 53

 Notarized certificate relating to Julie Schnurmann Lang (original date: Dec. 22, 1919) Dec. 20, 1938 

7 54

 Various identification cards- Julie Sara Schnurmann (Lang) 1928- 1948 

7 55

 Oeffentliche Urkunde uber Schuldanerkenntnis: re- Leopold Schnurmann's widow Julie Coralie Sept. 20, 1928 

7 56

 Abraham Lang legal documents 

Box Folder

 Notarized death certificate of Abraham Lang; d. November 1901 Jan. 12, 1939 

7 63

 Notarized marriage certificate (?) of Abraham Lang (Feb. 2, 1878) Jan. 7, 1939 

7 64

 Notarized certificate relating to Abraham Lang (Feb. 19, 1898 ?) Dec. 20, 1938 

7 65

 Konstanz certified copy of death (Abraham Lang)- registry office (June 30, 1879) Oct. 28, 1938 

7 66

 Elias Schnurmann legal documents 

Box Folder

 Notarized death certificate of Elias Schnurmann (d. July 1918) Dec. 1, 1938 

7 67

 Notarized death certificate of Elias Schnurmann (d. Feb. 1865) Oct. 29, 1938 

7 68

 Isaac Picard legal documents 

Box Folder

 Certification from the French ambassador to Switzerland of the marriage in France of Isaac Picard and Marie-Anne Block Aug. 29, 1938 

7 69

 Document relating to Isaac Picard 1848 

7 70

 Miscellaneous legal documents 

Box Folder

 Notarized family records for Hermine Reis (born Lang) April 28, 1958 

7 71

 Certificate of translation from Hebrew to English by Nissan Ruda (notary)- Julius Kahn and Miriam Schnurmann's marriage certificate Sept. 19, 1957 

7 72

 Certificate of translation from Hebrew to English by Nissan Ruda (notary)- Hans Machol and Alice Schnurmann's marriage certificate Sept. 19, 1957 

7 73

 Copies of three certificates of translation from Hebrew to English by Nissan Ruda (2 marriage certificates and a death certificate) Sept. 17-19, 1957 

7 74

 Postcard to Kate Sernau March 7, 1940 

7 75

 Statements from Synagogenrat Altdorf Baden regarding births of Schnurmann family members June 18, 1939 

7 76

 Notarized death certificates of Babette Kahn (born Hoffmann); d. Nov. 1879 Jan.- May 1939 

7 77

 Notarized death certificate- Paul Kahn (?) (d. July 1848) Jan. 11, 1939 

7 78

 Notarized death certificate of Marx Chan (?) (d. Nov. 1815) Jan. 11, 1939 

7 79

 Notarized birth certificate of Githa Kahn- 1831 Jan. 11, 1939 

7 80

 Notarized marriage certificate (?) of Daniel Lang (Oct. 4, 1890) Dec. 28, 1938 

7 81

 Notarized death certificate of Max Schnurmann- d. April 1906 Dec. 1, 1938 

7 82

 Notarized certificate relating to Sandel Schnurmann- 1828 Oct. 29, 1938 

7 83

 Notarized marriage certificate (?) of Berthold Stern (?) (Jan. 22, 1927) Oct. 28, 1938 

7 84

 Jewish Winterhouse donation solicitation letter and receipt for donation 1936- 1939 

7 85

 Heimath-Schein: fur Verheirathete Dec. 17, 1862 

7 86

 Unidentified page with photo torn out of a U.S. Passport 

7 87

 Cover page from a driver's license (?) 

7 88

 Bank of America Coupon Book belonging to Marion A. Bond 

14 7

 Valuable Paper File 

Scope and Content

Includes correspondence and legal documents.

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Series 4:  Misc. clippings, correspondences, notices, receipts, etc. 

Box Folder

 Information and Forms to Alfred Schnurmann from the Department of Justice 1945 October 5 

8 1

 Family Tree for Alfred Schnurmann 

8 2

 Cut out picture of John F. Kennedy 

8 19

 Certificates of Authenticity for: 5 1969 Israeli Silver 10 Lirot Coins, 5 Egyptian 1980 Silver Sadat Peace Coins 

8 20

 Letter from Zwi Machol to Marion Couey (Schnurmann) 1984 June 23 

8 21

 Business card, Marcel Zuehlke, Siemens-Schuckert Werke A.-G. Erlangen - Berlin, Germany 

8 22

 Note to Rudolf L. Kaufmann 1943 December 15 

8 23

 Certificate of trees planted in memory of Professor Rene Cassin 1975 February 21 - 1976 June 23 

8 24

 "Lehrling eines Reisenbueros traemt" 

8 25

 Limited License as Travel Insurance Agent, Alfred Schnurmann 1960 July 1 - 1962 July 1 

8 26

 Certificate of Honor, Founder-Investor of Israel Bonds, Alfred Schnurmann 

8 27

 Receipts, statements, bills of sale, business card from Hale Bros. Radio and Appliance Store to Alfred Schnurmann 1940 December 18 - 1941 January 23 

8 28

 Unidentified note paper: handwritten notes, lists of books, addresses, birthdays, places travelled 

8 29

 Unused Stationary from Hotel Wettiner Hof, Lobau I. SA. 

8 30

 Receipt, Heinze's Hotel Regina Dresden for Alfred Schnurmann 1930 June 10 

8 31

 Newspaper article from the Rundschau: "Premiere ohne Probe" with handwritten notes 

8 32

 Business card, S. Schnurmann, Lainages - Cotonnades - Soieries, Paris 

8 33

 Birth announcement from Mme. & Mr. S. Schnurmann of their daughter, Monique Doris 1947 June 19 

8 34

 Service for Israel - packing list 

8 35

 Sew-on patches: "Mulhouse" and "Metz" 

10 1

 American Ration Books for Marion and Alfred Schnurmann 

10 2

 Marion Couey's passport (U.S.) 1999-2009 

10 3

 Stamp Coupons and Alfred Schnurmann's membership, receipt, and business cards from his wallet 1970- 1991 

10 4

 Address Book- Faye Schnurmann with business card for M.H. Hoffman and handwritten note 

10 5

 Blank agenda/ date book 1966 

10 6

 Anglo California National Bank Ledger Book of Alfred Schnurmann 1948- 1957 

10 7

 Alfred Schnurmann's Constitution of the United Garment Workers and due receipts books 

10 8

 "Theater in Konstanz" 1986- 1987 

10 21

 Programm der Konstanzer Besuchswoche for Sept. 16- 21 and Teilnehmer der Konstanzer Besuchswoche Sept. 1986 

10 22

 3 copies of "Stadt am Fee (Konstanz)"- Stefan Zweig, 1920; with Dear Abby article July 15, 1986 

10 23

 TV Guide article: "Mussolini: From Italy's Caesar to Hitler's Errand Boy" Nov. 23, 1985 

10 24

 Einladung der Judischen Gemeinde Kreuzlingen Anlasslich des Treffens, Menu 1985 

10 25

 Newspaper article from the Kasseler Sonntagsblatt (pgs. 11-14); Main article: "Ich fahre ins Elsass, um meine Seele und meinen Gaumen zu laben"; found in "Schicksal und Geschichte: der Judischen Gemeinden" Aug. 14, 1983 

10 26

 Claim check receipt Dec. 29, 1980 

10 27

 Card from der Oberburgermeister of Wertheim; front of card is a drawing titled "Gallerie des Schlosses Wertheim"; found in "Schicksal und Geschichte: der Judischen Gemeinden" Nov. 1980 

10 28

 Banking receipt for Commerzbank June 3, 1980 

10 29

 Newspaper article: "Children of the Nazis: Scarred for Life" Oct. 4, 1977 

10 30

 Newspaper article: " 'Good Time'...Good-By? Parolee Faces Prison Again" May 1, 1977 

10 31

 S.F. Sunday Examiner and Chronicle, Sunday Punch, main article: "A Look Back at the Hollywood Blacklist Days" Jan. 30, 1977 

10 32

 San Francisco Chronicle: "200 Exemptions on His Witholding Tax" Jan. 26, 1977 

10 33

 San Francisco Chronicle: "A Hearing on Island's Deer" Dec. 28, 1976 

10 34

 San Francisco Chronicle: "Your Money- The Return on Term Savings" June 21, 1976 

10 35

 San Francisco Chronicle: "Your Money- How to Cut Closing Costs" June 18, 1976 

10 36

 San Francisco Chronicle- Business World "Your Money: Deposit Box's Degree of Safety" June 16, 1976 

10 37

 S.F. Sunday Examiner and Chronicle, main article: "Chateau up for sale again- with a bonus" April 4, 1976 

10 38

 Funeral notice for the death of Franz Zahn May 21-29, 1975 

10 39

 Newspaper clippings concerning railroads 1970s- 1980s 

10 40

 Newspaper articles: "Suspicious Engines Slow Amtrak" and other Amtrak- related clippings 1970s- 80s 

10 41

 Newspaper articles concerning finance 1970s 

10 42

 San Francisco Chronicle "Literary Mystery Man: Death of Author Traven Reported" and handwritten note: "Thanks. Interesting!- N" March 27, 1969 

10 43

 Southern Pacific Company Membership Cards- A. Schnurmann 1961- 1965 

10 44

 Newspaper clipping with San Francisco Postal Zone diagram/ map 1962 

10 45

 Application for a new naturalization or citizenship paper 1961 or 1962 

10 46

 Notes concerning family history- Alfred Schnurmann (?) on Great Northern Railway stationary Nov. 9, 1957 

10 47

 Used photo development envelope for Alfred Schnurmann from Hirsch & Kaye, San Francisco Feb. 17, 1947 

10 48

 Receipt for international money order through Mexico; found in Alfred Schnurmann's black address book June 7, 1945 

10 50

 Photograph from Alfred Picard to "son cher cousin Alfred Schnurmann"; Paris May 8, 1945 

10 51

 Newspaper clipping: "Death Shroud on Nazi City" 1943 

10 52

 Cardstock with drawing of Cathedral and the words "Lothringen, 15 Aug. 1940- 31 Dec. 1941" 1940- 1941 

10 53

 Polyfoto receipt for 8 "Passbilder" for Herr (Alfred?) Schnurmann June 7, 1940 

10 54

 Photocopy of Alfred Schnurmann's Registration Cards (Social Security, Mount Zion Hospital, France Forever, Selective Service) 1940s 

10 55

 Unidentified receipt for 6 RM 35 Rpf, Berlin April 26, 1939 

10 56

 Card from Berliner Zionistische Vereinigung Gottedienst; Ticket for Special High Holiday Services; both Alfred Schnurmann, found in "Wir Juden" by "Joachim Prinz 1936- 1945 

10 57

 Unidentified photograph with Hebrew writing, from Carl and Rachel (Gruefeuberg?) 

10 58

 Photograph of unidentified train station (?); a sign in photo reads "Brothers in name only. And the name is Lancer" 

10 59

 Photo of Sandel and Klara Schnurmann's grave markers (Alfred's grandparents); found in "Schicksal und Geschichte: der Judischen Gemeinden" 

10 60

 Flyer for Search: International Journal for Researchers of Jewish Genealogy, sent to Alfred Schnurmann; found in "Schicksal und Geschichte: der Judischen Gemeinden" 

10 61

 Family Tree for Alfred Schnurmann (going back to his great-grandparents on his father's side); found in "Schicksal und Geschichte: der Judischen Gemeinden" 

10 62

 Lists of Miriam and Alice's families- handwritten and typed; found in "Schicksal und Geschichte: der Judischen Gemeinden" 

10 63

 Business card for Al Singletary, Attorney-at-law; found in "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" 

10 64

 Business Cards: J. Roberto Vogelbaum, Buenos Aires and Fernand Guignie, Grenoble, France 

10 65

 Address label for Dr. Nina Conod; found in "Schicksal und Geschichte: der Judischen Gemeinden" 

10 66

 Notes of address change; found in Alfred Schnurmann's black address book 

10 67

 List of "Abonnenten"; found in Alfred Schnurmann's black address book 

10 68

 Receipt of dues paid by Alfred Schnurmann for the American Red Mogen Dovid for Palestine; found in Alfred Schnurmann's black address book 

10 69

 Alfred Schnurmann's black address book 

10 70

 Hilfsbund fur die Elsass Lothringer im Reich: for Lilli (Julie) Schnurmann 

10 71

 Ticket for Municipal Railway of San Francisco; found in "Wir Juden" by Joachim Prinz 

10 72

 2 copies and original of a "Programm" for September 15- 21, 1986 Sept. 1986 

10 73

 Unidentified bookmark with note- "Letter to follow once we get settled in after Christmas" 

10 74

 Newspaper article: "Carolands Sale Is Off" Feb. 6 

10 75

 Newspaper article: "Union Woos Discontented Military"; Ad: "Bonanza Inn Book Shop" 

10 76

 Newspaper article: "Your Money: Discounts for the Elderly" 

10 77

 Newspaper article: "A Rail Break for Seniors" with handwritten note: "I forgot this one" 

10 78

 Newspaper clipping: "Mellowing Out in the Bay of Naples" 

10 79

 Newspaper clipping: "Unwed Mothers- Less Intelligent?" 

10 80

 Newspaper clipping from Heim und Welt: "Die Frau des Amerikanischen Aussenministers Kissinger gesteht: 'So ist meine Ehe mit Henry' " 

10 81

 Newspaper clipping: "500 Fluchtlinge Leiden Schiffbruch" Oct. 25 

10 82

 Newspaper article: "Possible Nazi Victim Burial Site Probed" 1983 

10 83

 Photocopy of newspaper article: "Schizophrenia Breakthrough Claimed: Scientists Find 'Sites of Craziness' " 

10 84

 Newspaper clippings about the U.S. Postal Service 1980 

10 85

 Notepapers with addresses 

10 86

 Newspaper clipping/ ad from the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner "Figure Magic" 

10 87
Box

 file folder with German newspaper clippings 1985-1986 

11

 Collage of tickets and passes (Southern Pacific Company, "France Forever", "Blood for Israel, etc) from Alfred Schnurmann's wallet 1950s-1960s 

12

 Collage of German food stamps titled "Kampf dem Verderb, hier erst recht", by Marion Schnurmann 1939-1940 

12
Box Folder

 Address Book belonging to Faye and Alfred Schnurmann 

14 2

 Metal Address Book 

14 3

 Miscellaneous Notes and Postcards, Levi Strauss Booklet 

14 8

 Marion's School Work 

Scope and Content

Includes report cards, notes, and memorabilia from James Lick Junior High School and Mission High School, San Francisco.

14 11

 Miscellaneous Cards and Notes 

14 12

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Series 5:  Ephemera 

Box

 Misc. embroidered textiles 

13

 Phonograph album with records 

11

 Misc. items (baby shoes, plate, picture frame) 

11
Box Folder

 Leather Wallet 

14 1

 Folder 

14 4

 Check Books Unused 1938-1939 

14 5

 Empty Photobook 


    Box Folder
Ephemera   14 6
    Box Folder
Textual materials   14 6

Box Folder

 Valuable Paper File Empty 

14 9

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Series 6:  Alfred Schnurmann Southern Pacific Papers 

Box Folder

 Sunday Travel Section of the San Francisco Examiner 1972 December 31 

8 3

 Pullman Company Trip Pass, Alfred and Faye Schnurmann, San Francisco to Chicago 1961 March 16 

8 4

 Southern Pacific Train Ticket Envelope, Dr. Erich W. Bauer; newspaper cut-out: "Konstanz plant Parkanlage auf judischem Friedhof" 

8 5

 Ticket Seller's Sales Slip, Robert Lion 

8 6

 Wells Fargo Bank Statement for Alfred Schnurmann 1990 September 25 - October 22 

8 7

 Samtrain Discount Voucher 

8 8

 "Connections Through the Gateway," District Passenger Office of the Southern Pacific Railroad, San Francisco 

8 9

 "The Inside Track" 1957 March 

8 10

 Letter from Southern Pacific Railway Customer Adrian W. Frazier concerning Alfred Schnurmann's excellent customer service 1952 January 15 

8 11

 Southern Pacific Company, Statement of Employee's Earnings and Deductions, Alfred Schnurmann 1948 February 

8 12

 Letter from A. P. Hardy, certifying that Alfred Schnurmann works as a ticket clerk 1947 August 6 

8 13

 Application for Employment, Southern Pacific Railroad Ticket Office, Alfred Schnurmann 1945 April 9 

8 14

 Medicare Claim, Alfred Schnurmann 1983 August 10 

8 15

 Letter from Bruce Allen Bach, MD (UCSF Ambulatory Care Center) to Richard Costa (union chairman), regarding Alfred's health 1983 April 4 

8 16

 Letter from doctor's office to Alfred Schnurmann 1983 February 22 

8 17

 Southern Pacific Transportation Company acknowledgement of retirement and service, Alfred Schnurmann 1983 August 29 

8 18

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