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Robert Edelman Collection

Identifier: AR 6490

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains two manuscripts and assorted postcards and photographs.

The typed manuscript in folder 1 recounts the events of the revolution in Germany from 1918-1919 and includes numerous photographs of fighting, specifically in Berlin. The manuscript in the oversized folder is handwritten, anonymous, and undated, but was certainly written before World War II. It contains countless fabric and wallpaper samples and describes the chemical components used to acquire the various colors and shades. The postcards in folder 2 were written during World War I and the photographs are of one family who emigrated to Amsterdam during the 1930s but were eventually killed by the Nazis. The photographs include captions but no names. The contents of the collection all appear to be connected to the Ury family, one of whom was married to Robert Edelman, the donor.


  • 1915-1941


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



2 Folders (+ 1 OS)


The collection contains two manuscripts and assorted postcards and photographs.

Guide to the Robert Edelman Collection, 1915-1941  AR 6490
Processed by Julie Dawson
© 2012
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • January 31, 2013 : 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