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Anneliese’s daily struggles

The correspondence of a dispersed family

“In any case, I'd advise you to approach the lady. She might be able to do something for you among her circle of acquaintances.”

Berlin / Rome

In March 1938, Anneliese Riess was living in Rome, Italy. In addition to keeping in touch with her sister, Else (see entry from February 5), she corresponded with her parents in Berlin. As in other families scattered across several countries, the letters of the Riess family deal with everyday events and practical information about emigration. With her Italian visa about to expire, Anneliese is trying to find a new safe haven. Through their network of friends, her mother has learned that there might be a position for Anneliese in Lund, Sweden. In this letter, she advises her to find out more about it.



Leo Baeck Institute – New York | Berlin


Anneliese Riess Collection, AR 10019


Box 1, folder 9


on the days before