Gabriel Chaim Zvi Pappenheim papers

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2018.532.1
1 Jan 1943 - 31 Dec 1944
Level of Description
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Yiddish
  • Hungarian
  • English
  • French
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Biographical History

Gabriel Chaim Zvi Pappenheim (circa 1897-circa 1947) was born circa 1897 in either Vienna or Munich to Wilhelm (Wolf) Binyamin Pappenheim (1848–1938) and Louise Lana Tuli Schiff (1852–1923). He married Hanna Goldschmidt Pappenheim (1900–1980), and the couple had two children: Salomo (1926-?) and Ruth (1929–2007). The family immigrated to Palestine before 1929. Pappenheim was a member of Agudat Israel and helpted obtain immigration permits to Palestine for European Jews during the Holocaust. One of his brothers died in Bratislava in 1942, and his sister Miriam (Mitzi, 1878–1944) was killed at Auschwitz. Pappenheim died in Jerusalem circa 1947.

Archival History

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection. The acquisition of portions of this collection was made possible by the Philip and Janet Levin Foundation

Acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2018.

Scope and Content

The Gabriel Chaim Zvi Pappenheim papers include correspondence, forms, name lists of immigration candidates, and notes documenting Pappenheim’s work with Agudat Israel to obtain immigration permits to Palestine for the Jews in Europe during the Holocaust. Correspondence includes letters from Jacob Griffel (representative of the Rescue Committee in Turkey) and Julius Steinfeld (representative of the Rescue Committee of the Association of Rabbis in the United States) among others and document efforts undertaken in Jerusalem, Istanbul, Ankara, New York, and Switzerland. Forms consist of Jewish Agency for Palestine and Agudat Israel permits, the latter signed by Moshe Glickman-Porush. Name lists provide details about European Jews attempting to immigrate to Palestine.

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