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W. Guenther Plaut Collection

Identifier: AR 3899

Scope and Content Note

This small collection consists of a wide variety of photocopied materials, including correspondence, memoirs, photos, and official documents, which primarily relate to the histories of the Plaut, Rosenthal, and Wormser families. The Plaut materials include some correspondence, photos, and documents, including affidavits for Tilo Plaut and his capacity as a Kosher butcher in Switzerland from 1937-1951, and clippings regarding Jonas Plaut and the Baruch-Auerbach Orphanage. The Rosenthal materials include nineteenth-century family letters and correspondence pertaining to emigration during the second World War. Finally, the Wormser folder contains some photocopied eighteenth-century documents, as well as a nineteenth-century account of a visit to Strassbourg and a family history compiled during the twentieth century.

The following individuals are named in this collection:

Bertha Goldschmidt ; Jonas Goldschmidt ; Julie Rosenthal ; Max Grumprich ; Salomon Grumprich ; Gottfried Sender ; Walter Gumprich ; Ada Rosenberg ; Alice Sternberg ; Tilo Plaut ; Joseph Rosenthal ; Solomon Rosenthal ; Walter Plaut, d. 1964 ; Jonas Plaut, d. 1948 ; Selma Plaut (nee Gumprich), 1890-1993


  • 1748-1972


Language of Materials

This collection is in English and German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the link(s) 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

Gunther Plaut was a rabbi and senior scholar at the Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto.


3 Folders


This small collection consists of a wide variety of photocopied materials on the Plaut, Gumprich, Rosenthal, Wormser, and other families.

Related Material:

See also the Elizabeth Strauss Plaut Collection, LBI Call Number AR 25309

Separated Material

Photographs of cemeteries and synagogues have been removed to the Photograph Collection.

Guide to the W. Guenther Plaut Collection, 1748-1972  AR 3899
Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 10, 2011 : Link(s) 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