Emanuel Suessmann – Docs

Emanuel Suessmann – born in Leipzig, Germany, on 17 July 1910

Profession in country of origin: Grocery storekeeper and gardener

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Germany on 23 May 1939

Richborough camp, Emanuel Suessmann, Identity card, 2 January 1939
Kitchener camp, Emanuel Suessmann, Identity card, 2 January 1939

Source: USHMM

Emanuel and Louise Suessmann papers

Container List, Series 1: Emanuel and Louise Suessmann papers, 1909-approximately 1990 (bulk 1930-1945)
Identification Papers, 1934-1939 Item 1999.A.0040_001_003_0002 Location Box 1 / Folder 3

Kitchener camp, Emanuel Suessmann, Identity card
Kitchener camp, Emanuel Suessmann, Identity card

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Emanuel and Louise Suessmann papers

Container List, Series 1: Emanuel and Louise Suessmann papers, 1909-approximately 1990 (bulk 1930-1945)
Identification Papers, 1934-1939 Item 1999.A.0040_001_003_0001 Location Box 1 / Folder 3  

Kitchener camp, Emanuel Suessmann, Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Schweinfurt, Letter, 24 March 1939
Kitchener camp, Emanuel Suessmann, Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Schweinfurt, Letter, 24 March 1939

English translation, kindly submitted by a Kitchener Descendant

Jewish Community of Schweinfurt

Subject:

We feel obliged, regarding Mr Bernhard Schwarzeneberger, to state the following to [from?] our board: Mr Bernhard Schwarzenberger, who currently holds the honor of Vice President [II ?] in our community, has for many years been a proven and honored member of our local authority. Whenever something needed to be done in our synagogue and in the Jewish community when men were needed, one could always be certain it would get done if you went to him. The congregation especially thanks him for the fact that he has been ready to serve for many decades. Whether it was to act as cantor on weekdays, Sabbaths, or holidays, Mr Schwarzenberger always gladly offered to help.  On the High Holidays he regularly participated to the complete satisfaction of the community. In the presentation of prayers as well as the singing of the Torah section his natural musicality is of great benefit to him. Also in the synagogue choir which plays a significant role in the beautification of the service, Mr Schwarzenberger is a true and beloved member.  The members of our congregation have always been happy to listen to his ancient traditional melodies and prayers.

Schweinfurt, March 24, 1939

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Emanuel and Louise Suessmann papers

Container List, Series 1: Emanuel and Louise Suessmann papers, 1909-approximately 1990 (bulk 1930-1945)
Biographical Materials, 1909, 1930-1939, 1945 Item 1999.A.0040_001_001_0009 Location Box 1 / Folder 1


Richborough camp, Emanuel Süssmann, Entry to Britain card
Kitchener camp, Emanuel Suessmann, Entry to Britain card, 23 May 1939
Reproduced with the kind permission of World Jewish Relief
Submitted by Michael Suessmann for his father Emanuel Suessmann
Kitchener camp, Emanuel Süssmann, German Jewish Aid Committee, page 1
Kitchener camp, Emanuel Süssmann, German Jewish Aid Committee, page 1
Camp number 1615, Arrival date 23 May 1939
Case number 25242
Registered by the Leipzig Hilfsverein
Reproduced with the kind permission of World Jewish Relief
Submitted by Michael Suessmann for his father Emanuel Suessmann
Kitchener Camp, ship list, Cunard White Star Antonia, 30 May 1940, Canada
Kitchener Camp, ship list, Cunard White Star Antonia, 30 May 1940, Canada
Kitchener camp, Emanuel Süssmann, German Jewish Aid Committee, page 2
Kitchener camp, Emanuel Süssmann, German Jewish Aid Committee, page 2
Reproduced with the kind permission of World Jewish Relief
Submitted by Michael Suessmann for his father Emanuel Suessmann
Richborough transit camp, Emanuel Süssmann, German Jewish Aid Committee, page 3
Kitchener camp, Emanuel Süssmann, German Jewish Aid Committee, page 3
Reproduced with the kind permission of World Jewish Relief
Submitted by Michael Suessmann for his father Emanuel Suessmann

Richborough camp 1939, Emanuel Suessmann, Jews in the Armed Forces Prayer Book, 1941, Cover
Kitchener camp 1939, Emanuel Suessmann, Jews in the Armed Forces Prayer Book, 1941, Cover
Submitted by Michael Suessmann for his father Emanuel Suessmann
Richborough camp 1939, Emanuel Suessmann, Jews in the Armed Forces Prayer Book, 1941
Kitchener camp 1939, Emanuel Suessmann, Jews in the Armed Forces Prayer Book, 1941
Submitted by Michael Suessmann for his father Emanuel Suessmann
Richborough camp 1939, Emanuel Suessmann, Jews in the Armed Forces Prayer Book, 1941, Contents
Kitchener camp 1939, Emanuel Suessmann, Jews in the Armed Forces Prayer Book, 1941, Contents
Submitted by Michael Suessmann for his father Emanuel Suessmann

Kitchener camp, Emanuel Suessmann, Military Intelligence Division, certificate, 26 September 1945
Kitchener camp, Emanuel Suessmann, Military Intelligence Division, certificate, 26 September 1945

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Emanuel and Louise Suessmann papers

Container List, Series 1: Emanuel and Louise Suessmann papers, 1909-approximately 1990 (bulk 1930-1945)
Biographical Materials, 1909, 1930-1939, 1945 Item 1999. A.0040_001_001_0017 Location Box 1 / Folder 1

Kitchener camp, Emanuel Suessmann, Honorable Discharge, United States Army, 26 October 1945
Kitchener camp, Emanuel Suessmann, Honorable Discharge, United States Army, 26 October 1945

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Emanuel and Louise Suessmann papers

Container List, Series 1: Emanuel and Louise Suessmann papers, 1909-approximately 1990 (bulk 1930-1945)
Biographical Materials, 1909, 1930-1939, 1945 Item 1999.A.0040_001_001_0018 Location Box 1 / Folder 1

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There are many more documents and photographs from the Suessmann archives at USHMM online, and these are very much worth consulting for the wider family history

All items reproduced here with the kind permission of Michael Suessmann, for his father Emanuel Suessmann