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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  ca. 1892-1962

Creator:  Julius Roth Family

Summary/Abstract:  This collection contains various papers from the Roth and Goldhammer families, Holocaust survivors originally from Hungary.Included are two Hungarian autograph books, three passports, a medical school identification book for Dr. Egon Goldhammer, and correspondence in Hungarian and German between Roth and Goldhammer family members.

Quantity/Physical Description: 0.75 linear feet

Language(s):  Hungarian, German, English, Yiddish

Repository:  The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Restrictions on Access:  There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Restrictions on Use:  Copyright restrictions may apply.  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.  Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation:  Box #, Folder #, Mss 301, Julius Roth Family Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Separated Material:  Oversize Materials

Processed by:  Lindsay Resnick and Jeremy Katz (April, 2014)

Arrangement: The folders are arranged alphabetically.

Biographical/Historical Note: Dr. Egon Goldhammer  was born in Hungary in 1900, and his future wife, Gyongyi Roth (later known as Ginger), was born in Hungary in 1907.  They met in Vienna, where Egon was a young doctor taking care of Ginger’s sick aunt, and married in 1934. In 1938, they escaped certain death at Buchenwald concentration camp and fled to the Hongkew Ghetto in Shanghai, China until 1947, when they entered the United States and moved to New York.  Egon later worked as a doctor in the Veteran’s Administration, at a hospital in Mission, Texas and another in Rome, Georgia.  He died in 1966. After her husband’s death, Mrs. Goldhammer moved to Atlanta, where she volunteered over 38,000 hours for the VA Hospital, and spent the rest of her time volunteering for other organizations such as the Anti-defamation League and the American Cancer Society.  She died in 2008 at the age of 101.

Scope and Content: Researchers studying the Julius Roth Family Papers will gain insight into Jewish life in Hungary during World War I, the Shanghai Hongkew Ghetto, and both World Wars.

Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

1

Autograph books

1891, 1923

 

2

Business cards

Undated

 

3

Coded letters

Undated

 

4

Correspondence (German)

1891-1934

 

5

Correspondence (German)

1939-1940

 

6

Correspondence (German)

1947

 

7

Correspondence (German)

Undated

 

 

 

 

2

1

Correspondence (German)

Undated

 

2

Correspondence (German) note: very fragile

Undated

 

3

Correspondence (Yiddish)

Undated

 

4

Identification cards – Shanghai Ghetto

c. 1939

 

5

Passports

1958, 1962

 

6

Report book from the University of Vienna

1919

 

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