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Joseph Rodgers Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25315 / MF 861


  • Creation: 1882-1994
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1920-1940


Language of Materials

This collection is in German and Polish.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

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

Collection is microfilmed (MF 861).

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

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

Joseph Rodgers was born on December 25, 1914 in Nadworna, Poland to Berisch Radsprecher and his wife Bruche Bruker. In the twenties the family applied for Austrian citizenship. After the 'Anschluss' Mr. Rodgers got interned in Dachau and in Buchenwald. His mother and his sister Anna (Chana) got deported to Kielce where they perished in 1941. After one year in U.K. (Camp Kitchener/Isle of Man) Mr. Rodgers emigrated to the US where he arrived on June 21, 1940.

Jeanette Rodgers née Wolfer was born on Februar 20, 1921 in Vienna, Austria to Karl Wolfer and his wife Berta Wolfer née Feuer. Jeanette Rodgers, her husband Joseph Rodgers and her parents Karl and Berta Wolfer emigrated to the US.


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Austrian Heritage Collection, AHC 3770
Guide to the Joseph Rodgers Family Collection, 1882-1994 AR 25315 / MF 861
Processed by LBI Staff
© 2010
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • August 23, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States