Gisela Meyer Spielberg Family Papers
Scope and Contents
Documents cover German reparation payments, life in Atlanta and Europe directly post-WW2, and the family’s escape from Germany in 1939.
- Creation: 1824 - 1997
- Spielberg, Gisela Meyer, 1926-2018 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Gisela (Gia) Diana Meyer Spielberg was born on September 29, 1926 in Berlin, Germany to Jewish German World War One veteran Henrich Meyer and his wife Lieselotte Kohn. The family, including a younger sister Erika born 1930, suffered the rising antisemitism in Germany following Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. Through family connections and luck, the family was able to escape to England weeks before war broke out in Europe and eventually made their way to the United States where they finally settled in Atlanta, GA. Gisela passed away on February 4, 2018 in Pikeville, Maryland at age 91.
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A German immigrant to the United States in the middle of the Second World War, Gisela Meyer Spielberg and her family made a life for themselves in Atlanta, GA following the antisemitic rule of Hitler which they only just barely escaped.
All material is arranged by subject and then chronologically within each series.
- Gisela Meyer Spielberg Family Papers, Mss 414
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