Miriam Seidman Blaukopf Nee Blasenstein Collection,1914-1978.

Collection Number: 6916

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Miriam Seidman Blaukopf nee Blasenstein collection, 1914-1978.
Collection Number:
6916
Creator:
Quantity:
1 box.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, photographs, tape recordings.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, photographs, tape recordings and other material regarding Polish holocaust survivors.
Language:
Collection material in English


Miriam Seidman Blaukopf survived four years in hiding from the Nazis in German-occupied Poland. Her granddaughter, Nina Peterson, interviewed her and compiled other information about her.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Reparations and other personal correspondence, Leo and Miriam Blaukopf, 1957-1968. Original correspondence, notes, and translations, including letters from family and friends, 1937-62, letters from Isaac Miller to Miriam, 1914-1930; notes and maps by Nina Peterson; letters from Miriam to America, 1945-46 (3 letters translated by Nina Peterson); translations of selected notes and communications by Murray Sachs and Nina Peterson. Passports, identification paper, and immigration papers for Leo Blaukopf, Miriam Blaukopf, and Nina Peterson; newspaper articles from German and Austrian papers (and "California Farmer" article on Adolph Miller, 1954). Three unpublished manuscripts written by Miriam Seidman Blaukopf include biography beginning with Krystallnacht in 1938 when she was still in Vienna, continuing with her return to Poland and ending with her liberation and trek to relocation authorities in Rome in 1945; earlier years - childhood and marriage; and brief summary manuscript. Manuscript "Ferramonti di Tarsi," by Nina Wekeler, typewritten in German, 1941, about the internment camp in Italy where Leo Blaukopf was sent. Also, photographs; tape recordings of interviews with Miriam by Nina Peterson, with CD copies.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Blasenstein family.
Blaukopf family.
Blaukopf, Leo.
Blaukopf, Miriam Seidman.
Peterson, Nina.
Sachs, Murray.
Seidman family.
Ferramonti (Concentration camp)

Subjects:
Holocaust survivors.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives.
Concentration camps--Italy--Calabria.
Emigration and immigration.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Restrictions on Use:
Copyright retained by donor and her heirs and assigns.
Cite As:
Miriam Seidman Blaukopf nee Blasenstein collection, #6916. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Biographical information, family tree, timeline, reel-to-reel tape/CD guide
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 2
Leo and Miriam Blaukopf correspondence and reparations
1954 - 1965
Box 1 Folder 3
Leo and Miriam Blaukopf correspondence and reparations
1966 - 1972
Box 1 Folder 4
Miriam Blaukopf pensions
1965 - 1972
Box 1 Folder 5
Miriam Blaukopf correspondence
1957 - 1968
Box 1 Folder 6
Kurt and Hilde Blaukopf correspondence
1945 - 1962
Includes 4 photographs
Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence from friends and family
1937 - 1962
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence from Isaac(IJ) Miller to Miriam Blaukopf
1914 - 1930
Includes 1 photograph, one translation by Murray Sachs
Box 1 Folder 9
Necha (Nina) Peterson, notes and maps
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 10
Correspondence from Miriam Blaukopf to America
1945 - 1946
Includes translations of three letters by Necha(Nina) Peterson
Box 1 Folder 11
Correspondence, notes and translations
n.d.
Translations of selected notes and correspondence by Murray Sachs and Necha(Nina) Peterson
Box 1 Folder 12
Leo Blaukopf passports, identification transit papers, birth record
1887 - 1951
Box 1 Folder 13
Newspaper articles, booklet
1907 - 1959
Includes picture of Buczacz, Poland community members, Einstein Memorial article, booklet with photographs of Bergen-Belsen camp and memorial for unknown Jewish martyrs, articles from Zeitspiegel Austrian Weekly, Jung Osterreich, Aufbau and California Farmer
Box 1 Folder 14
Immigration papers, marriage certificate
1936 - 1978
Includes copy of passport for Necha(Nina) Peterson, marriage certificate and naturalization papers for Leo Blaukopf and Miriam Seitman
Box 1 Folder 15
Manuscripts, handwritten in Yiddish by Miriam Blaukopf
n.d.
Manuscript A - begins with Krystallnacht in 1938 when Miriam Blaukopf was still living in Vienna. It continues with her return to Poland and ends with her liberation and trek through several countries to relocation authorities in Rome in 1945. Manuscript B - childhood and marriage. Manuscript C - brief summary of the first two manuscripts.
Box 1 Folder 16
Ferramonti[di Tarsi] by Nina Wekeler
1941
Box 1 Folder 17
Photographs
ca. 1906 - 1946
Some originals, some photocopies. Includes master list and approximate dates.
Box 1 tr-9915
Reel-to-reel tape - Necha(Nina) Peterson interviews with Mariam Blaukopf in Yiddish. Interview 1 - childhood Kolanki, Interview 12 - Bindergasse, 18-20 years.
n.d.
Box 1 tr-9916
Reel-to-reel tape - Necha(Nina) Peterson interviews with Mariam Blaukopf in Yiddish. Interview 2 - Horodenka, marriage, family, Kotikovka, pre-WWI. Interview 11 - Tlusty, Bindergasse, Horodenka.
n.d.
Box 1 tr-9917
Reel-to-reel tape - Necha(Nina) Peterson interviews with Mariam Blaukopf in Yiddish. Interview 3 - WWI, Vienna, school. Interview 10 - German translation, Avrom hospital, Beile, Horodenka, Kommandante, 1939 - 1940, Gestapo, December 4, 1940.
n.d.
Box 1 tr-9918
Reel-to-reel tape - Necha(Nina) Peterson interviews with Mariam Blaukopf in Yiddish. Interview 4 - Vienna, Anschloss, 18 years Wohlmutstrasse, 28 years Adoplh comes to Horodenka. Interview 9 - German translation, Horodenka, Beile.
n.d.
Box 1 tr-9919
Reel-to-reel tape - Necha(Nina) Peterson interviews with Mariam Blaukopf in Yiddish. Interview 5 - Return to Poland from Vienna, Berlin, Beuten, Katowicz, Tandelmarktgasse, Austria, Horodenka, November 1938. Interview 8 - German Translation, Nazi invasion of Horodenka 1939.
n.d.
Box 1 tr-9920
Reel-to-reel tape - Necha(Nina) Peterson interviews with Mariam Blaukopf in Yiddish. Interview 6 - Vienna 1938, Bindergasse, Horodenka. Interview 7 - Vienna, German translation.
n.d.
Box 1 tr-9921
Reel-to-reel tape - Necha(Nina) Peterson interviews with Mariam Blaukopf in Yiddish. Interview 13 - Father in hospital, Horodenka, Kolanki, Dr. Karpf. Interview 14 - Kolanki, end of story, America.
n.d.
Box 1 tr-9922
Reel-to-reel tape - Necha(Nina) Peterson interviews with Mariam Blaukopf in Yiddish. Interview 15 - Tluste, Czortkov, back to Horodenka, Dniester river, Feige's children, Bucharest. Interview 16 - Horodenka, Chernovitz, Bucharest,Hungary, Mamarocz-Szigeth, Graz.
n.d.
Box 1 CD-2012
CD of tape interviews 1,2,3,4,5.
n.d.
Box 1 CD-2013
CD of tape interviews 6, 13 15.
n.d.
Box 1 CD-2014
CD of tape interviews 7,8,9,10,11.
n.d.
Box 1 CD-2015
CD of tape interviews 12, 14,16.
n.d.
Box 1 CD-2016
CD of three tape interviews - 4,6,12. Filtered by a recording technician.
n.d.