Richard Weilheimer collection

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EHRI Partner


The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2007 by Richard Weilheimer.

Scope and Content

The Richard Weilheimer collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, a watercolor booklet hand-made in Gurs, photographic materials and a prayer book documenting the Weilheimer, Wetzler, and Stern families from Ludwigshafen and Mannheim, Germany. Documents reflect the families’ prewar lives in Germany, their deportation to the Gurs concentration camp in southern France in 1940, Richard and Ernst Weilheimer’s relocation to a children’s home and immigration to the United States in 1942, Kurt and Nelly Stern’s earlier immigration to the United States in 1937, and the memorialization of their family members killed in the Holocaust.


This description is derived directly from structured data provided to EHRI by a partner institution. This collection holding institution considers this description as an accurate reflection of the archival holdings to which it refers at the moment of data transfer.