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Thorsch Family Collection

Identifier: AR 1878

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains documentation of the Thorsch, Hirschfeld, and Schott families, particularly vital records and family trees.

Folder 1 contains documentation of the Thorsch family of Vienna and Prague, particularly family trees and vital records. Included are family trees of the banking house of Markus Thorsch Söhne in Vienna; and three family trees of the Thorsch and Hirschfeld families. Also included are birth and school certificates for Julie Thorsch; marriage license for Julie Thorsch and David Hirschfeld; and congratulatory telegram to David Hirschfeld from a member of the Thorsch family.

Folder 2 contains documentation of the Hirschfeld family of Berlin, the bulk of which pertains to Hartwig Hirschfeld and his son David Hirschfeld. Documents pertaining to Hartwig Hirschfeld inlude birth, citizenship, and membership certificates; marriage contract between Hartwig Hirschfeld and Henriette Samuel; and euology for Hartwig Hirschfeld by his son David. Documents pertaining to David Hirschfeld include birth and military certificates; the text of an address given on the occasion of his 70th birthday; document pertaining to his assets; and sheet music for songs with lyrics by David Hirschfeld. The folder also contains a marriage permission and license for Samuel Hirsch and Rösel Meyer; and will of Rösel Hirsch née Meyer. A family tree is also included.

Folder 3 contains documents pertaining to the Schott family, particularly Joseph Schott. Documents pertaining to Joseph Schott include a birth certificate; business license; receipts; residency certificate; and a passport.


  • 1798-1906


Language of Materials

This collection is in German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011



3 Folders


The collection contains documentation of the Thorsch, Hirschfeld, and Schott families, particularly vital records and family trees.

Other Finding Aid

The original German-language inventory is available in the first folder


Items in the collection are low-quality photocopies, and legibility is not optimal.

Guide to the Thorsch Family Collection, 1798-1906  AR 1878
Processed by Sarah Glover
© 2013
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • July 2015:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States