Museum logo

Archive Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Collection Caspary Family Papers
Object Name Collection
Catalog Number RG-224
Dates of Creation 1926 - 2017
Extent of Description 0.2 linear foot (1 box), and 316.268 MB (3 digital files)
Creator Merle Kinzer
Other Creators Virginia Holocaust Museum
Admin/Biographical History Margot Caspary was born September 3, 1897. During the Holocaust, Margot lived in Berlin with her husband, and their son, Henry.

The family was deported to Lodz ghetto in Poland. According to ghetto records, Margot lived at Pfeffer 4, apartment number 10 with two relatives: Wilhelm Caspary (b. February 4, 1872), and G√ľnther Heinz Caspary (Henry) (b. March 18, 1921).

From Lodz, the family was deported to concentration camps. According to camp records, Margot was sent to at least Natzweiler-Struthof (prisoner number 38904). Other camps she may have been imprisoned in and where other family members were sent are not known at this time.
Margot and Henry survived the Holocaust, reuniting in England before immigrating to the United States. Wilhelm died January 23, 1944.
Copyrights No restrictions on use.
Language of Material English and German.
Scope & Content The Caspary Family Papers contain both physical and digital items. Physical items are a note from donor Merle Kinzer, which provides information on the photographs included in the record group; and records retrieved from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database. These records, pulled from a number of sources including records from Lodz ghetto, provide basic information on Margot, Henry, and relative Wilhelm (birth dates, addresses, occupations, etc.).

Digital items consist of three scans of photographs of the Caspary family. The first photograph shows a group of people at a wedding or a celebration. Margot, her husband, and Henry are seated in the front. The photo is dated December 16, 1926. The other two photographs are portraits of Margot, taken the same year as the first photograph.
Subjects Lodz, Poland (Litzmannstadt, Polen)
Prague (Prag)
Geislingen, Germany
Natzweiler-Struthof (concentration camp)
Lodz ghetto
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)-Germany-Berlin
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)-Poland--Lodz
Imagefile 002\RG224.JPG
Containers 1
1
N/A