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George Popper Family Collection.

Identifier: AR 4898 / MF 693

Scope and Content Note

The oldest papers are about Abraham Zwillinger. Originally a Jewish teacher, he became an engineer, receiving a special Privilegioum from Emperor Franz Joseph in 1855. His inventions were published in journals.

Leopold Strauss married Amélie Zwilliger in 1883. Their son Oskar married Hanny Jellinek in 1909. He was rewarded medals in World War I. Oskar emigrated to Palestine in 1938.

Adolf Jellinek was Hanny Strauss’s father.

Hugo Kallberg was a lawyer in Prague and then in Vienna. Also included among his papers is the university attendance book of his daughter, Edith Lisa Kallberg.

Folder 5 holds documents of Richard Popper (born 1877 in Vienna), George Popper (born 1913 in Vienna), and others, as well as genealogical tables.


  • 1832-1944, 1980


Language of Materials

This collection is in German with some Czech, French, and Hebrew. Hebrew..

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

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

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


Biographical Note

Abraham Zwillinger was born 1819 in Helleschau, Moravia (today Holešov, Czech Republic). In 1883, his daughter Amélie got married to Leopold Strauss of Wessely, Moravia (today Veselí nad Moravou, Czech Republic); their son Oskar, born 1884 in Vienna, Austria, was rewarded medals in World War I. and emigrated to Palestine in 1938. Oskar Strauss was married to Hanny Jellinek, daughter of Adolf Jellinek (born 1854 in Austerlitz, Moravia, today Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic). Hugo Kallberg, born 1873 in Karolinenthal, Bohemia, was the father of Edith Lisa Kallberg, married to George Popper.


5 Folders


Vital records, educational certificates, professional documents, and other archival materials pertaining to several families who were related by marriage to George Popper. All materials originated from Austria, Bohemia, and Moravia.

Other Finding Aid

An item level inventory of all documents may be found in folder 1.

Custodial History

George Popper (1913-1991) established this collection as a repository for family records and ancestry documents, including those of his wives: Edith Lisa (Lisl) Kallberg [1906-1967] and Lilly Strauss [1916-2010].

Guide to the George Popper Family Collection, 1832-1944, 1980 AR 4898 / MF 693
Processed by LBI Staff
© 2014
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • May 11, 2015.: Custodial history note added to finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States