The Resource Jack Ruppel Collection

Jack Ruppel Collection

Label
Jack Ruppel Collection, 1913-2005
Title
Jack Ruppel Collection
Inclusive dates
1913-2005
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Summary
This collection contains personal papers from the Simson and Ruppel families of Gotha, Germany as well as materials from the restitution claims made by the family members. The bulk of the materials relate to Jack Ruppel and his mother Margarete née Simson. Materials include family trees, personal correspondence, vital records, identification papers, emigration and naturalization records, educational transcripts and grades, military records, newspaper clippings, maps, oral history transcripts, and legal papers related to restitution claims
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Biographical or historical data
  • Joachim Ruppel was born on Feb. 4, 1912, in Gotha, Germany
  • The Ruppel family of Gotha, Germany can be traced back to the birth of Ruben Ruppel in 1795, and the earliest known ancestor of the Simson family was born around 1720 in present-day Bavaria.
  • Jack Ruppel was born Joachim Ruppel on February 4, 1912 in Gotha, Germany to the ophthalmologist Richard Ruppel and his wife Margarete née Simson. Margaretes family ran a porcelain factory in Gotha named Gebrüder Simson, founded in 1883. Jack Ruppel studied dentistry at universities in Freiburg and Bonn. In the mid-1930s, he worked for an international import business Sud-Oeste Comercial under Teodoro Parparof, a position that sent him to Turkey among other countries. As the Nazis took power in Germany, conditions for the Simson and Ruppel families worsened. The Nazis made the Gebrüder Simson porcelain factory close in 1934, and the Simson family was forced to sell their home in Gotha and other property in Berlin.
  • Jack Ruppel immigrated to the United States in 1938, and his mother Margarete Ruppel followed him in 1939. Shortly after the end of the war, Margarete Ruppel and her siblings Curt Simson and Gertrud Hess née Simson claimed restitution for the property in Gotha that they had inherited from their father Julius Simson. After his mother's death, Jack Ruppel took over further claims on her behalf and also successfully claimed damages to his own education and career advancement.
Cataloging source
NNLBI
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Ruppel, Carol
Language note
German and English
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  • Hess, Manfred
  • Williams, Brien R
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  • Ruppel family
  • Ruppel, Jack
  • Ruppel, Margarete
  • Simson family
  • Gebrüder Simson
  • Jews, German
  • Restitution and indemnification claims (1933- )
  • Gotha (Germany)
  • United States
Label
Jack Ruppel Collection
Link
https://archive.org/details/jackruppelcollec01rupp
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Publication
Arrangement
  • Series I: Family papers, undated, 1913-2005
  • Series II: Restitution, undated, 1946-2000
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid available online:
Extent
1 online resource (0.5
Immediate source of acquisition
Brien R. Williams
Specific material designation
remote
Type of unit
linear feet)
Label
Jack Ruppel Collection
Link
https://archive.org/details/jackruppelcollec01rupp
Publication
Arrangement
  • Series I: Family papers, undated, 1913-2005
  • Series II: Restitution, undated, 1946-2000
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid available online:
Extent
1 online resource (0.5
Immediate source of acquisition
Brien R. Williams
Specific material designation
remote
Type of unit
linear feet)

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