Appel, Ingeborg (Motsch) Family Papers / Record Group 01

Title Ingeborg Appel (Motsch) Family Papers

Dates 2014

Accession Number RG-01

Extent 0.2 linear foot (1 box)

Provenance Documents collected by Virginia Holocaust Museum staff.

Biographical Note

Ingeborg (Inge) Appel (nèe Motsch) was born in Hanover, Germany. During the Holocaust, Ingeborg and her mother were hidden in the outskirts of Berlin by Walter Friese and his family. Her father was captured and later perished in a concentration camp.

Ingeborg immigrated to the States in 1955. She began working at Thalhimers Department Stores in 1957, working her way up in the company. After Thalhimers closed in 1992, Ingeborg held a number of other positions in the design and retail industry. She was married to Bernard Appel. Ingeborg passed away on December 9, 2014.


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

Preferred Citation Virginia Holocaust Museum, Record Group 01, Appel, Ingeborg (Motsch) Family Papers, [Folder #].

Scope and Content

The Appel, Ingeborg (Motsch) Family Papers consists of one biographical document: Ingeborg's obituary printed in the Richmond Times Dispatch.


Box Folder Contents
1 1 Biographical Material

Indexing Terms

  • Appel, Ingeborg (–December 9, 2014)
  • Friese, Walter
  • Hanover, Germany
  • Motsch, Ingeborg
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