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Lotte Friedlaender Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10379

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains materials about the Mandl and the Friedländer families, as well as the Friedländers’ friends, Otto Kokoschka and Heinrich Schnitzler

Dates

  • 1917-1972

Creator

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

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Lotte Friedlaender, née Mandl was born 1905 into an assimilated Jewish family in Prossnitz, Moravia (today Prostějov in the Czech Repoblic). In 1910 she moved with her parents Anna and Erich Mandl to Vienna, where the family had a textile store in the city’s First District. Erich Mandl was a friend of the architect Adolf Loos, who convinced him to commission a portrait of his daughter from a starving artist, who turned out to be Oskar Kokoschka. He, as well as Peter Altenberg, Adolf Loos, and Arnold Schoenberg were frequent visitors in the Mandls' home, while Lotte herself was a close friend of Heinrich Schnitzler (Arthur Schnitzler’s son).

After a short marriage to Fritz Pinter at the age of 23, Lotte got married to Walter Friedlaender in 1932; their son Thomas was born in 1935. After the November-pogrom in 1938 (Kristallnacht), the family immigrated to the United States in 1939, where they were joined by Anna and Erich Mandl in 1940.

Extent

5 Folders

Abstract

The collection contains materials about the Mandl and the Friedländer families, as well as the Friedländers’ friends, Otto Kokoschka and Heinrich Schnitzler.

Microfilm

Partially available on microfilm MF 503

Bibliography

Austrian Heritage Collection
Title
Guide to the Lotte Friedlaender Digital Collection AR 10379
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States