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Schoenberg, Zeisl, and Aberbach Families Papers

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RG-27.01, Schoenberg Family Papers

RG-27.02, Aberbach Family Collection

RG-27.03, Egon Zeisl Documents

RG-27.04, Wilhelm Zeisl Documents



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Title: Schoenberg, Zeisl, and Aberbach Families Papers, 1884-1959Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: RG-27/

Primary Creator: Schoenberg family

Other Creators: Aberbach family, Schoenberg, Arthur, Zeisl family

Extent: 0.0

Arrangement:

The arrangement scheme for the record group was imposed during processing in the absence of an original order. Materials are arranged by creator, then by identifier, as assigned by the processor.

Record group is comprised of four collections: 1. Schoenberg family papers; 2. Aberbach family collection; 3. Collection on Egon Zeisl; 4. Collection on Wilhelm Zeisl.

Languages: German, English, French, Dutch;Flemish

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This record group is comprised of the personal papers of Schoenberg, Zeisl and Aberbach families. Largely, the Schoenberg family papers reflect the life story of Arthur Schoenberg in Germany, whereas the Zeisl family and Aberbach family papers deal with the prewar life of these families in Austria; life under the Nazi regime; and subsequent emigration.

The Zeisl family papers focuses on the baptism of Egon Zeisl in Vienna in 1938, undertaken for the sole purpose of receiving an entry visa to the United Kingdom. There are a number of documents related to Egon Zeisl's immigration from Austria. Additionally, there are documents reflecting his life in the United States.

These collections also contain correspondence between family members in Europe (Austria, Germany, Belgium), as well as in Argentina, and the consulate and emigration organizations in the United States. Overall, these letters were concerned with obtaining entry visas to the United States. They writers of these letters also inquired about family affairs and seek counsel for emigration. On multiple occasions they allude to life in Europe under the Nazi or pro-Nazi regimes. No return correspondence from the United States is available.

The materials in this record group include postcards, certificates, letters, official identification documents, diplomas and certificates from schools and other educational establishments, and photographs primarily from the prewar period. Materials in this record group are digitized.

Collection Historical Note

By the time the Nazis in Germany and Austria had risen to power, the members of the Zeisl, Aberbach and Schoenberg families were separated throughout Europe and America. The younger generation of these families managed to leave Germany and Austria before or soon after the beginning of the Second World War. Apparently, some members of these families had established roots in the United States sometime in the beginning of the 20th century, therefore, the immediate family members had been able to utilize these inter-family relations in order to immigrate. For some family members like Wilhelm (Willy) Zeisl, the flight from Nazi Austria did not transpire until after the Second World War broke out. He was admitted into the United States on September 21, 1939. The other family members, especially the generation of parents, were not that fortunate. The letters exchanged between the European and American parts of the families lasted from 1938 to 1941. The last correspondence between Edith Aberbach in Los Angeles, USA, to her mother Kathrina Aberbach in Schaerbeck, Belgium, via the American Red Cross, dates by the 2nd of April 1942.

Administrative Information

Repository: Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Acquisition Method: Most of the documents within this record group was donated or loaned from Randol Schonberg and Betty (Walter) Zeisl.

Preferred Citation: RG-27, Schoenberg, Zeisl, and Aberbach Families Papers. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust Archive.

Processing Information: Materials are primarily described using the local descriptive standards of the LA Museum of the Holocaust.


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[Sub-Collection 1: RG-27.01, Schoenberg Family Papers],
[Sub-Collection 2: RG-27.02, Aberbach Family Collection],
[Sub-Collection 3: RG-27.03, Egon Zeisl Documents],
[Sub-Collection 4: RG-27.04, Wilhelm Zeisl Documents],
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Sub-Collection 4: RG-27.04, Wilhelm Zeisl DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 1: RG-27.04.01, Junior high school certificate. For Wilhelm Zeisl, issued on February 14, 1920 for the school year 1919-20, 1919 -- 1920Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Junior high school certificate. For Wilhelm Zeisl, issued on February 14, 1920 for the school year 1919/20. Satisfactory grades. Language: German.
Subject/Index Terms:
German, language
Documents in German language
Educational documents, German, 1900 -- 1939
Educational records, German
Education and training
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Postal Stamp
Correspondence in German language
Germany (1900 -- 1939)
Creators:
Zeisl family
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 2: RG-27.04.02, Junior high school certificate. For Wilhelm Zeisl, issued on February 12, 1921 for the school year 1920-21 in Vienna, 1920 -- 1921Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Junior high school certificate. For Wilhelm Zeisl, issued on February 12, 1921 for the school year 1920/21 in Vienna. The grades are poor (except for German and Sports). Language: German.
Subject/Index Terms:
Zeisl, Wilhelm
German, language
Documents in German language
Correspondence in German language
Educational documents, German, 1900 -- 1939
Education and training
Postal Stamp
Vienna (Austria)
Austria (1900 -- 1932)
Creators:
Zeisl family
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 3: RG-27.04.03, Junior high school certificate. For Wilhelm Zeisl, issued on July 6, 1921 for the school year 1920-21 in Vienna, 1920 -- 1921Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Junior high school certificate. For Wilhelm Zeisl, issued on July 6, 1921 for the school year 1920/21 in Vienna. The grades are satisfactory. Language: German.
Subject/Index Terms:
Zeisl, Wilhelm
German, language
Documents in German language
Correspondence in German language
educational documents
Education and training
Postal Stamp
Vienna (Austria)
Austria (1900 -- 1932)
Creators:
Zeisl family
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 4: RG-27.04.04, Junior high school certificate. For Wilhelm Zeisl, issued on July 6, 1922 for the school year 1921-22 in Vienna, 1921 -- 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Junior high school certificate. For Wilhelm Zeisl, issued on July 6, 1922 for the school year 1921/22 in Vienna. The grades are satisfactory. Language: German.
Subject/Index Terms:
Zeisl, Wilhelm
German, language
Documents in German language
Correspondence in German language
educational documents
Education and training
Postal Stamp
Vienna (Austria)
Austria (1900 -- 1932)
Creators:
Zeisl family
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 6: RG-27.04.06, Commercial school certificate. For Wilhelm Zeisl, issued on June 28, 1923 for the school year 1922-23 in Vienna, 1922 -- 1923Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Commercial school certificate. For Wilhelm Zeisl, issued on June 28, 1923 for the school year 1922/23 in Vienna. Most of the grades are good. Language: German.
Subject/Index Terms:
Zeisl, Wilhelm
German, language
Documents in German language
Correspondence in German language
educational documents
Education and training
Postal Stamp
Vienna (Austria)
Austria (1900 -- 1932)
Creators:
Zeisl family
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 7: RG-27.04.07, Commercial school certificate. For Wilhelm Zeisl, issued on February 15, 1923 for the school year 1922-23 in Vienna, 1922 -- 1923Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Commercial school certificate. For Wilhelm Zeisl, issued on February 15, 1923 for the school year 1922/23 in Vienna. Most of the grades are good. Language: German.
Subject/Index Terms:
Zeisl, Wilhelm
German, language
Documents in German language
Correspondence in German language
educational documents
Education and training
Postal Stamp
Vienna (Austria)
Austria (1900 -- 1932)
Creators:
Zeisl family
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 8: RG-27.04.08, Commercial school certificate. For Wilhelm Zeisl, issued on February 1, 1924 for the school year 1923-24 in Vienna, 1923 -- 1924Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Commercial school certificate. For Wilhelm Zeisl, issued on February 1, 1924 for the school year 1923/24 in Vienna. Most of the grades are good. Language: German.
Subject/Index Terms:
Zeisl, Wilhelm
German, language
Documents in German language
Correspondence in German language
educational documents
Education and training
Postal Stamp
Vienna (Austria)
Austria (1900 -- 1932)
Creators:
Zeisl family
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 9: RG-27.04.09, Commercial school certificate. For Wilhelm Zeisl, issued on July 5, 1924 for the school year 1923-24 in Vienna, 1923 -- 1924Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Commercial school certificate. For Wilhelm Zeisl, issued on July 5, 1924 for the school year 1923/24 in Vienna. The final certificate from the commercial school in Vienna. Most of the grades are good. Language: German.
Subject/Index Terms:
Zeisl, Wilhelm
German, language
Documents in German language
Correspondence in German language
educational documents
Education and training
Postal Stamp
Vienna (Austria)
Austria (1900 -- 1932)
Creators:
Zeisl family
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 10: RG-27.04.10, Certificate, issued on October 6, 1926. Issued to Wilhelm Zeisl by the lumber trading company 'Eibschuetz & Co' in Vienna, 1926Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Certificate, issued on October 6, 1926. Issued to Wilhelm Zeisl by the lumber trading company "Eibschuetz and Co" in Vienna. Zeisl worked for the company between May 27, 1925 and September 11, 1926. he did his job to their entire satisfaction, but due to a lack of work, they have to dismiss him. Language: German.
Subject/Index Terms:
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Eibschuetz & Co
German, language
Documents in German language
Correspondence in German language
educational documents
Education and training
Postal Stamp
Vienna (Austria)
Austria (1900 -- 1932)
Creators:
Zeisl family
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Eibschuetz & Co (1926)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 11: RG-27.04.11, Contract, signed on July 13, 1927. Contract between the Israeli Temple Club and Wilhelm Zeisl, 1927Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Contract, signed on July 13, 1927. Contract between the Israeli Temple Club and Wilhelm Zeisl. The Israeli Temple Club employs Wilhelm Zeisl as a singer from September 1 till October 19, 1927. Language: German.
Subject/Index Terms:
Israeli Temple Club
German, language
Documents in German language
Correspondence in German language
Vienna (Austria)
Austria (1900 -- 1932)
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Legal document
Creators:
Zeisl family
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 12: RG-27.04.12, Certificate, issued on October 12, 1927. Issued to Wilhelm Zeisl by the lumber trading company 'Eibschuetz & Co' in ViennaAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Certificate, issued on October 12, 1927. Issued to Wilhelm Zeisl by the lumber trading company "Eibschuetz and Co" in Vienna. Zeisl worked for this company between May 15, 1925 and October 12, 1927. He did his job to their entire satisfaction and quit himself. Language: German.
Subject/Index Terms:
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Eibschuetz & Co
Documents in German language
Correspondence in German language
Postal Stamp
Vienna (Austria)
Austria (1900 -- 1932)
German, language
Creators:
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Zeisl family
Eibschuetz & Co (1926)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 13: RG-27.04.13, Contract, signed on February 9, 1928. Contract between the Israeli Temple Club and Wilhelm Zeisl, 1928Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Contract, signed on February 9, 1928. Contract between the Israeli Temple Club and Wilhelm Zeisl. The Israeli Temple Club employs Wilhelm Zeisl as a singer. Valid in 1928. Language: German.
Subject/Index Terms:
Israeli Temple Club
Zeisl, Wilhelm
German, language
Documents in German language
Vienna (Austria)
Austria (1900 -- 1932)
Legal document
Creators:
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Zeisl family
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 14: RG-27.04.14, Certificate, issued on July 23, 1928. Issued to Wilhelm Zeisl by the lumber trading company 'Eibschuetz & Co' in Vienna, 1928Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Certificate, issued on July 23, 1928. Issued to Wilhelm Zeisl by the lumber trading company "Eibschuetz and Co" in Vienna. Zeisl worked for this company between May 15, 1925 and October 12, 1927. He did his job to their entire satisfaction and quit himself. Language: German.
Subject/Index Terms:
Legal document
Eibschuetz & Co
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Documents in German language
Correspondence in German language
German, language
Vienna (Austria)
Austria (1900 -- 1932)
Creators:
Eibschuetz & Co (1926)
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Zeisl family
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 15: RG-27.04.15, Contract, signed on April 15, 1929. Contract between Wilhelm Zeisl and the lumber trading company 'Eibschuetz & Co' in Vienna, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Contract, signed on April 15, 1929. Contract between Wilhelm Zeisl and the lumber trading company "Eibschuetz and Co" in Vienna. Contract for Wilhelm Zeisl's employment, indefinite, at least valid till September 30, 1929. Language: German.
Subject/Index Terms:
Legal document
Eibschuetz & Co
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Documents in German language
Correspondence in German language
German, language
Vienna (Austria)
Austria (1900 -- 1932)
Creators:
Eibschuetz & Co (1926)
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Zeisl family
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 16: RG-27.04.16, Letter, sent on October 14, 1929. From the Israeli Temple Club to Wilhelm Zeisl, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter, sent on October 14, 1929. From the Israeli Temple Club to Wilhelm Zeisl. Due to financial problems, the Temple Club decided to close the choir and thus they have to end the contract with Wilhelm Zeisl. Language: German.
Subject/Index Terms:
Israeli Temple Club
Zeisl, Wilhelm
German, language
Correspondence in German language
Documents in German language
Vienna (Austria)
Austria (1900 -- 1932)
Creators:
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Zeisl family
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 17: RG-27.04.17, Certificate, issued on June 16, 1930. Issued to Wilhelm Zeisl by the lumber trading company 'Eibschuetz & Co' in Vienna, 1930Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Certificate, issued on June 16, 1930. Issued to Wilhelm Zeisl by the lumber trading company "Eibschuetz and Co" in Vienna. Wilhelm Zeisl worked for this company between April 15, 1929 and June 14, 1930. He did his job to their entire satisfaction, but due to a lack of work, they have to dismiss him. Language: German.
Subject/Index Terms:
Postal Stamp
Legal document
Eibschuetz & Co
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Documents in German language
Correspondence in German language
German, language
Vienna (Austria)
Austria (1900 -- 1932)
Creators:
Eibschuetz & Co (1926)
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Zeisl family
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 18: RG-27.04.18, Contract, on June 3, 1931. Contract between Wilhelm Zeisl and the lumber trading company 'Eibschuetz & Co' in Vienna, 1931Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Contract, on June 3, 1931. Contract between Wilhelm Zeisl and the lumber trading company "Eibschuetz and Co" in Vienna. Zeisl's employment, probation, hours, and salary are determined. Language: German.
Subject/Index Terms:
Legal document
Eibschuetz & Co
Zeisl, Wilhelm
German, language
Documents in German language
Correspondence in German language
Vienna (Austria)
Austria (1900 -- 1932)
Creators:
Eibschuetz & Co (1926)
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Zeisl family
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 19: RG-27.04.19, Letter, written on February 8, 1932. From the Israeli Temple Club to Wilhelm Zeisl, 1932Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter, written on February 8, 1932. From the Israeli Temple Club to Wilhelm Zeisl. The Israeli Temple Club remind Wilhelm Zeisl again that his contract as a singer has ended. They say he doesn't seem to be aware of that. Language: German.
Subject/Index Terms:
Israeli Temple Club
Zeisl, Wilhelm
German, language
Correspondence in German language
Documents in German language
Vienna (Austria)
Austria (1900 -- 1932)
Creators:
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Zeisl family
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 20: RG-27.04.20, Certificate, issued on April 30, 1932. From the Israeli Temple Club to Wilhelm ZeislAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Certificate, issued on April 30, 1932. From the Israeli Temple Club to Wilhelm Zeisl. The Temple Club issues Zeisl a certificate for his job as a singer. He did his job to their entire satisfaction, but due to financial difficulties they have to dismiss him. Language: German.
Subject/Index Terms:
Israeli Temple Club
Zeisl, Wilhelm
German, language
Correspondence in German language
Documents in German language
Vienna (Austria)
Austria (1900 -- 1932)
Creators:
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Zeisl family
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 21: RG-27.04.21, Letter, written on October 10, 1932 to Wilhelm Zeisl from the head of the National Academy for Music and Performing Art, 1932Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter, written on October 10, 1932. A letter of Wilhelm Zeisl in Vienna from the head of the National Academy for Music and Performing Arts. Zeisl is told that he does not have to pay a tuition fee for the 1932-1933 year. Language: Germany.
Subject/Index Terms:
National Academy for Music and Performing Art, Vienna
Zeisl, Wilhelm
German, language
Documents in German language
Correspondence in German language
Vienna (Austria)
Austria (1900 -- 1932)
Personal correspondence
Creators:
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Zeisl family
National Academy for Music and Performing Art, Vienna (1932)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 23: RG-27.04.23, Willy Zeisl, Membership card, Austrian music educator association. Issued on November 1, 1936 in Vienna, 1936Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Willy Zeisl, membership card, Austrian Music Educator Association. Issued on November 1, 1936 in Vienna. Language: German.
Subject/Index Terms:
Zeisl, Willy
Austrian Music Educator Association
German, language
Documents in German language
Membership card
Vienna (Austria)
Austria (1933-1939)
Creators:
Zeisl, Willy (1936)
Zeisl family
Austrian Music Educator Association (1936)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 24: RG-27.04.24, Certificate from the 'Association of Austrian Performing Artists', 1936Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Certificate from the Association of Austrian Performing Artists. Issued to Wilhelm Zeisl on April 29, 1936. Language: German.
Subject/Index Terms:
Association of Austrian Performing Arts
German, language
Documents in German language
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Vienna (Austria)
Austria (1933-1939)
Postal Stamp
Correspondence in German language
Creators:
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Zeisl family
Association of Austrian Performing Artists (1936)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 25: RG-27.04.25, Correspondence, May 21, 1938, updated on July 22, 1938. To Zeisl from the tax authority in Berlin-Schoeneberg, 1938Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Correspondence, May 21, 1938, updated on July 22, 1938. To Zeisl from the tax authority in Berlin-Schoeneberg. The letter is illegible. The name "Aberbach" is mentioned and it seems to be a confirmation. Language: German.
Subject/Index Terms:
Schoeneberg (Berlin, Germany)
Berlin (Germany)
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Germany (1933 -- 1939)
German, language
Documents in German language
Correspondence in German language
Nazi, postal stamps
Postal Stamp
swastika
Creators:
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Zeisl family
Government of Nazi Germany (1933--1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 26: RG-27.04.26, Affidavit of Support, United States Lines, March 16, 1939. Written by Arnold Zeisl in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1939Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Affidavit of Support, United States Lines, March 16, 1939. Written by Arnold Zeisl in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Arnold Zeisl supports his nephew, Wilhelm Zeisl, in coming to the U.S. He gives different financial information. Language: English.
Subject/Index Terms:
Affidavit of emigration support
Affidavit
Zeisl, Arnold
Zeisl, Wilhelm
English, language
Documents in English language
Correspondence in English language
Legal document
Milwaukee (Wisconsin)
United States (1939 -- 1945)
Vienna (Austria)
France (1918 -- 1940)
Paris (France)
Austria (1900 -- 1932)
Immigration to United States
Creators:
Zeisl family
Zeisl, Arnold (1939)
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 27: RG-27.04.27, Wilhelm Zeisl, Immigrant Identification Card, United States. Issued by the American Consulate in Paris, France, on August 18, 1939, 1939Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Wilhelm Zeisl, Immigrant Identification Card, United States. Issued by the American Consulate in Paris, France, on August 18, 1939. Signed by Leslie A. Weisenburg, Vice Consul of the USA. Admitted to the United States on September 21, 1939 in New York. Language: English.
Subject/Index Terms:
Zeisl, Wilhelm
American Consulate
Paris (France)
France (1918 -- 1940)
identification photograph
Identification documents
Prisoner identification numbers, Nazi German concentration camps
Germany (1900 -- 1939)
New York (New York, United States)
United States (1939 -- 1945)
English, language
Documents in English language
Legal document
Immigration papers, France
immigration papers, United States
Immigration to United States
Creators:
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Zeisl family
American Immigration Authorities (1930 --1960)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 28: RG-27.04.28, Wilhelm Zeisl, Student Identification Card, Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, 1932Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The student identification card of Wilhelm Zeisl for the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna created in 1932.
Arrangement: Item-level ID card
Extent: Cover, first page and back cover
Language of Material: German
Subject/Index Terms:
Student matriculation card
Zeisl, Wilhelm
Vienna (Austria)

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