Scope and arrangement
The Mary Löwenkopf Weiss Papers document the years that Mary Löwenkopf, a Jewish refugee from Vienna, spent in The Netherlands during 1938-1946, when at age 13 she left Nazi-occupied Vienna and settled in Arnhem, The Netherlands. She was later held in the Westerbork concentration camp until 1945. After liberation she migrated to Chicago U. S. A. in 1946.
The collection consists of correspondence with family members and friends in Austria and Poland, documents, and photographs of Löwenkopf Weiss' life in The Netherlands. There is also a small number of documents from the 1950s and 1960s related to Mary Löwenkopf Weiss' application for restitution from the German government. The collection does not include materials from Löwenkopf Weiss' life in Vienna, or in the United States.
Materials are arranged chronologically. Photographs are labeled by year and location, according to manuscript notes on each photograph's verso.