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Fleischer Family Papers

 Collection — Container: Consolidated Box P28, Folder: P-958
Identifier: P-958

Scope and Content Note

This two folder collection is comprised of photographs, personal correspondence, and official records of Simon and Lilly Fleischer. The second folder contains a variety of photographs including one of a butcher shop (possibly Fleischer Brothers Butcher Shop) and several of Martin in the army (personal correspondence from Martin’s tour of duty is located in folder one). Among the city and state records are Lilly and Simon’s literacy certificate from New York State, and Simon and Lilly’s naturalization certificates. There is also a hand-written note by Lilly chronicling Simon’s history in the United States.


  • Undated, 1899-1963
  • Majority of material found within 1920 - 1959


Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers, except items that may be restricted due to their fragility, or privacy.

Use Restrictions

No permission is required to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection, as long as the usage is scholarly, educational, and non-commercial. For inquiries about other usage, please contact the Director of Collections and Engagement at

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Biographical Note

Simon Fleischer came to the United States from Austria in 1899. He moved to Brooklyn. In 1928, he married Lilly Hammerschlag. Simon and Lilly had two sons named Bernard and Martin. Martin never married. Bernard married Kathy and they had one daughter, Lilly, who died in 2011.


2 Folders

Language of Materials



The Fleischer Family papers document the family of Simon and Lilly (née Hammerschlag) Fleischer. Simon and Lilly emigrated from Poland to New York City in the early 1920s and married in 1928. They became naturalized United States citizens in the late 1960s. The Fleischers had two sons, Martin and Bernard. The Fleischers owned Fleischer Brothers Butchers in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, as well as Fleischer’s New Star Mountain Hotel in the Catskills area of Monticello, NY. The collection contains correspondence, passports, marriage records, naturalization records, some business documents, and many family photographs dating from the 1890s to the 1950s.


The collection is arranged into a single series as follows:

Physical Location

Collection is located in Consolidated Box P28.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Kathy Fleischer, 2012.

Guide to the Fleischer Family Papers, undated, 1899-1963   *P-958
Processed by Robert Walters
© 2013
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Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • November 2020: RJohnstone: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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New York NY 10011 United States