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Finding aid for the Reich and Hayman family papers

Finding aid prepared by Emily Hodgkins, 2014 March

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Hayman, Hanna Reich
Creator
Reich, Anneliese
Creator
Reich, Joseph
Title
Reich and Hayman family papers
Collection no.
6047
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1914-1944
Date [inclusive]
1852-1964
Extent
0.42 Linear feet, 1 box
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains the personal papers of Dr. Joseph Reich and his family. It contains photographs and artifacts as well as correspondence, legal documents, and some ephemera, mostly from the period from World War I to World War II. Dr. Joseph (Josef) Paul Reich, M.D. was born 1887 June 16 in Breslau. He studied neurology, and was licensed to practice medicine in Germany in 1911. His father-in-law was Dr. Oskar Kohnstamm, M.D., founder of the Sanatorium Dr. Kohnstamm in Koenigstein im Taunus and well-known doctor of internal medicine. Serving in the German Army during World War I, Dr. Reich received an Iron Cross First Class in 1914 and stayed in the armed forces, likely in some sort of medical capacity. Because of his Jewish ancestry, Dr. Reich first left Germany for America as an immigrant on 1935 December 30. By 1939, Dr. Reich was already published in American medical journals, studying some of the same topics that his father-in-law Dr. Kohnstamm had, such as psychoanalytic self-observation.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Reich and Hayman family papers, Collection no. 6047, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Biographical note

Dr. Joseph (Josef) Paul Reich, M.D. was born 1887 June 16 in Breslau, which is in modern-day Poland but at the time of his birth was within the German Empire. He was raised Jewish, and his parents were Dr. Karl Reich, M.D., General Practitioner for the Geheimer Sanitaetsrat, and Julie Reich nee Henschel. He attended the Koenig-Wilhelms-Gymnasiums zu Breslau for secondary school, eventually studied neurology at the University of Heidelberg, and was licensed to practice medicine in Germany in 1911. Serving in the German Army during World War I, Dr. Reich received an Iron Cross First Class in 1914, two additional awards, and stayed in the armed forces in a medical capacity. After returning from the war, Reich married Anneliese Stella Kohnstamm on 1923 August 9 in Frankfurt am Main.

Anneliese was born on 1900 August 3 in Koenigstein im Taunus and raised Protestant. She had three brothers: Rudolf, Werner, and Peter. Her mother was Eva Pauline Kohnstamm nee Gad; her father was the famous internal medicine doctor Oskar Felix Kohnstamm, M.D., a specialist in neurology and psychiatry who founded the Sanatorium Dr. Kohnstamm in Koenigstein im Taunus. Anneliese's grandfather on her mother's side was Dr. Prof. Gad, who had taught Dr. Kohnstamm while he was at university.

On 1924 August 4, Dr. and Mrs. Reich had their first and only child, Hanna Grete Reich. Because of his Jewish ancestry, Dr. Reich first left Germany for America as an immigrant on 1935 December 30, and completed an American medical residency at the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. He began the process of applying for American citizenship and becoming certified to practice medicine in Chicago. In 1937, Anneliese and Hanna Reich joined him. By 1939, Dr. Reich was already published in American medical journals, studying some of the same topics that his father-in-law Dr. Kohnstamm had, such as psychoanalytic self-observation. The Reich family stayed in the United States, and eventually Hanna married a fellow German Jewish refugee in America, Gerald Oswald Hayman.

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Scope and Content

The Reich and Hayman family papers encompass the lives of the two families both in Germany during World War I through the interwar period and in America after their exile from Nazi Germany. The collection contains photographs of Dr. Josef Reich during his service in the German army in World War I and artifacts from both World Wars such as a ration book or Dr. Reich's Iron Cross. In addition, it features both families' correspondence, legal documents, miscellaneous articles and clippings they had saved, and some ephemera from interwar Germany.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2014 March
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 Manuscripts 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

Gift of Ann C. Hayman, February 14, 2014.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Legal documents
  • Photographs

Geographic Name(s)

  • Germany--Emigration and immigration--20th century--Archival resources
  • United States--Emigration and immigration--1914-1918--Archival resources

Personal Name(s)

  • Hayman, Hanna Reich -- Archives
  • Reich, Anneliese -- Archives
  • Reich, Joseph -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Armies--Germany--20th century--Archival resources
  • Physicians--Germany--20th century--Archival resources
  • World War, 1914-1918--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Photographs ca. 1914-1918 

Box Folder

 Joseph P. Reich, 1917 1917 

1 3

 Joseph Reich, with cigarette, 1917 1917 

1 4

 Dr. Joseph P. Reich, World War I ca. 1914-1918 

1 5

 [Dr. Joseph P. Reich] ca. 1914-1918 

1 6

 Dr. Joseph P. Reich, World War I ca. 1914-1918 

Scope and Content

Dr. Joseph P. Reich is the soldier on the right in this photograph.

1 7

 Dr. Joseph P. Reich, WWI ca. 1914-1918 

1 8

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Series 2:  Artifacts 1813-1943  (Bulk, 1914-1916)

 Ring, inscribed with "Gold gab ich fuer Eisen" 1914 

Box Folder

 Link bracelet with inscriptions: "In Eiserner Zeit 1916" and "Gold zur Wehr, Eisen zur Ehr" 1916 

1 2

 Iron Cross, First Class, for Dr. Reich 1914 

Scope and Content

In original delivery package, labeled: Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse, Nur von dem Beliehenen zu oeffnen. With handwritten additions.

1 9

 War Ration Book for Anneliese Reich 1943 

1 31

 Pocketbook/Wallet inscribed "1813-14 M. Gad" ca. 1813-1814 

Scope and Content

Contained the papers that are now in folders 1.37 - 1.41.

1 42

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Series 3:  Correspondence 1852-1961 

Box Folder

 [Postcard to the Kohnstamm family from Theodor Herzl] 1903 April 2 

Scope and Content

With unused envelope, with note "Theodor Herzl."

1 13

 [Letter from the Sturmabteilung of the NSDAP in Breslau, to Dr. Joseph Reich] 1933 March 29 

1 21

 [Official letter to Mrs. Anneliese S. Reich from Malvina Thompson, secretary to Eleanor Roosevelt] 1941 February 13 

1 29

 [Letter from the United Restitution Organization West Coast Branch, Los Angeles, to Hanna Hayman] 1961 March 3 

1 33

 [Letter/Notes from Elrike von Stoltz with envelope] 1852 

Scope and Content

Found with folders 1.38 - 1.41 in a pocketbook marked "1813-1814, M. Gad."

1 37

 [Letter] 1855 July 25 

Scope and Content

Found with folders 1.37 - 1.41 in a pocketbook marked "1813-1814, M. Gad."

Addressed to Fraeulein Pauline Gad, postmarked Berlin.

1 38

 [Letter] 1870 August 

Scope and Content

Found with folders 1.37 - 1.41 in a pocketbook marked "1813-1814, M. Gad."

From Warsaw.

1 39

 [Picture postcard of Krain, Kr. Strehlen (Schl.)] undated 

Scope and Content

Found with folders 1.37 - 1.41 in a pocketbook marked "1813-1814, M. Gad."

Handwritten notes on back, one of which says: "Das Schloss von Urgrossmutter von Koppy (Gad)," (The Castle of Great-Grandmother von Koppy [Gad]).

1 40

 [Postcard from Professor Gad to Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Reich] 1925 July 2 

Scope and Content

Found with folders 1.37 - 1.40 in a pocketbook marked "1813-1814, M. Gad."

From Prof. Gad in Prague to Dr. and Mrs. Reich in Breslau.

1 41

 [Picture postcard to Anneliese Reich] 1921 

1 43

 [Picture postcard to Eva Kohnstamm from "Erika"] November 4 

1 44

 [Picture postcard] undated 

1 45

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Series 4:  Legal Documents 1894-1963  (Bulk, 1918-1937)

Box Folder

 [High school grade report, Joseph Reich] 1894-1895 

Scope and Content

From the Koenig-Wilhelms-Gymnasiums zu Breslau.

1 11

 Geburtsurkunde for Anne-Liese Stella Kohnstamm Reich 1900 August 4 

1 12

 [New York State education certificate and original license to practice medicine in Germany, both for Joseph Paul Reich] 1911 June 16 and 1936 November 20 

1 14

 [Detention release certificate for Dr. Reich] 1914 August 23 

1 15

 Besitzzeugnis and Vorlaeufigen Besitzzeugnis for Oberarzt d. Res. Dr. Reich 1918 August 12-1918 October 24 

1 17

 Familien Stammbuch fuer die Familie Reich ca. 1923-1924 

Scope and Content

Book containing details concerning basic family information, such as Mr. and Mrs. Reich's marriage and the birth of their child.

1 19

 Deutsches Reich Reisepass for the Reich family, with Hanna Reich's Kinderausweis 1932 May 4 

1 20

 Re-certification of Marriage (USA) for Joseph and Anneliese Reich 1936 February 13 

1 22

 [Grade report, Hanna Reich] 1937 March 25 

Scope and Content

From the Cecilienschule in Breslau.

1 23

 Application for an American Visa, Joseph Reich 1937 July 2 

1 24

 Deutsches Reich Heimatschein (fuer den Aufenthalt im Ausland) 1937 July 2 

1 25

 [Grade report for Gerd (Gerald) Haymann, with photograph] 1939 April 29 

Scope and Content

From the Institution Terrier-Ferrier, "Beau Soleil," Villars s/ Ollon (Suisse). Gerald Haymann is in the center of the photograph.

1 27

 United States Department of Justice (Alien Registration) Certificate of Identification for Gerald Haymann 1942 February 3 

1 30

 Certification of donation to the Tree Fund of the Jewish National Fund 1963 October 

Scope and Content

In memory of Eva Kohnstamm, planted by Franklin and Ann Thayman.

1 35

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Series 5:  Misc. articles and newspaper clippings 1868-1964 

Box Folder

 Der Bazar 1868 January 1 

1 10

 Frankfurter Zeitung und Handelsblatt 1914 September 14 

1 16

 A Case of Psychoanalytic Self-Observation 1939 October 

Scope and Content

Reprinted from Psychoanalytic Review, Vol. 26, No. 4, October, 1939. By Joseph P. Reich, M.D. of Chicago, Ill.

1 28

 Psychosomatic Aspects of General Medicine 1944 December 

Scope and Content

by Julius Bauer, M.D., reprinted from "Clinical Proceedings."

1 32

 The National Spinal Injuries Centre Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, Bucks. 1962 

Scope and Content

by Ludwig Guttmann, Director, National Spinal Injuries Centre. Reprinted from the Monthly Bulletin of the Ministry of Health and the Public Health Laboratory Service, 1962, 21, p.60. With handwritten note: "To Anneliese Reich in friendship! Ludwig Guttmann."

1 34

 20 Jahre Rehabilitationsarbeit an Querschnittsgelaehmten 1964 July 31 

Scope and Content

By Ludwig Guttman. From "Medizin in aller Welt," 1964. Muench. Med. Wochenschrift. No. 31, 106. Jahrgang. Also in folder: newspaper clipping, "'Thank-You-Britain' Fund Opened."

1 36

 Interview with Two German Refugees, a Neighborhood Guild Broadcast by Dr. Charles Copeland Smith, with photograph 1939 February 26 

Scope and Content

The two German refugees interviewed are Mrs. Anneliese Reich and her daughter, Hanna Reich. They are listed as Mrs. and Miss King. The accompanying photograph is of Mr. Charles Copeland Smith.

1 26

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Series 6:  Ephemera 1922 

Box Folder

 Fuenfzigtausend (50,000) Mark Note, Berlin, Reichsbankdirektorium 1922 November 19 

1 18

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