LEWYN, BERT, 1923-
Bert and Esther Lewyn family papers, 1920-2009

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zk4h

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lewyn, Bert, 1923-
Title: Bert and Esther Lewyn family papers, 1920-2009
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1148
Extent: 3 linear ft. (3 boxes)
Abstract:Family papers of Bert and Esther Lewyn, consisting primarily of material relating to the publication of Bert Lewyn's Holocaust memoir, On the Run in Nazi Berlin, in addition to family correspondence, photographs, and printed material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 2010.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Bert and Esther Lewyn family papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Unprocessed collection.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Bert (Dagobert) Lewyn was born in Berlin, Germany on April 2, 1923. In 1942, his parents were deported to a Nazi concentration camp, and Lewyn was conscripted as a slave laborer in a weapons factory. He escaped and lived underground in Berlin until World War II ended. In 1949, Lewyn emigrated to Atlanta, Georgia, where he married Esther Sloan (1925-) in 1951. The Lewyns have five children, Andrea Jo, Lawrence David, Marc Jonathon, Cynthia Jane, and Michael Evan. Bert Lewyn started the Lewyn Machinery Company in 1952, and ran the business until his retirement in 1991. In 2001, he published his memoir, On the Run in Nazi Berlin.

Bert (Dagobert) Lewyn was born in Berlin, Germany on April 2, 1923. In 1942, his parents were deported to a Nazi concentration camp, and Lewyn was conscripted as a slave laborer in a weapons factory. He escaped and lived underground in Berlin until World War II ended. In 1949, Lewyn emigrated to Atlanta, Georgia, where he married Esther Sloan (1925-) in 1951. The Lewyns have five children, Andrea Jo, Lawrence David, Marc Jonathon, Cynthia Jane, and Michael Evan. Bert Lewyn started the Lewyn Machinery Company in 1952, and ran the business until his retirement in 1991. In 2001, he published his memoir, On the Run in Nazi Berlin.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the family papers of Bert and Esther Lewyn from 1920-2009. The papers consist primarily of material relating to the publication of Bert Lewyn's Holocaust memoir, On the Run in Nazi Berlin, published in 2001. The collection also includes family correspondence, photographs, and printed material.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.


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