Baer Family Papers / Record Group 02

Title Baer Family Papers

Dates 1942–2007

Accession Number RG-02

Extent 0.2 linear foot (1 box)

Provenance Donated by Tommy Baer.

Biographical Note

Bernhard Baer was born in New York City in 1908. His parents, recent emigrants to the United States, moved back to Germany in 1908. He married Lucie Katchke in 1932. On August 4, 1938, the couple had a son named Tommy. Bernhard returned to the United States shortly after and began making plans to move his family. Lucie and Tommy eventually obtained visas and arrived in New York aboard the Stavangerfjord on November 3, 1939.

Restriction on Access No restriction    Restriction on Use No restriction    Language English and German.

Preferred Citation Virginia Holocaust Museum, Record Group 02, Baer Family Papers, [Folder #].

Scope and Content

The Baer Family papers contain biographical material, German documents, newspaper clippings, and material from B’nai B’rith. The biographical material and documents highlight the family history and include an extensive list of those who perished during the Holocaust. The B’nai B’rith papers include newspaper clippings and press releases about the organization’s work against Dinko Sakic, commander of the Jasenovac concentration camp.


Box Folder Contents
1 1 Newspaper clippings
1 2 Biographical Information
1 3 B'nai B'rith correspondence and memoranda

Indexing Terms

  • Baer, Bernhard
  • Baer, Lucie
  • Baer, Tommy
  • Sakic, Dinko
  • B'nai B'rith
  • Jasenovac (concentration camp)
  • Germany–Emigration and immigration–History–1933–1945
  • United States–Emigration and immigration–History–20th Century