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David Tachauer Family Collection

Identifier: AR 4396

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of papers and documents belonging to David Tachauer. These include vital records such as identification cards and vaccination certificates, but the bulk of the material consists of documents like report cards and certificates originating from his primary and higher education. There are a few items pertaining to other members of his family, as well as a small amount of personal and professional correspondence. A second folder contains a smaller number of documents and records pertaining to the Löw family, related to the Tachauers by marriage. Finally, a third folder contains family trees and genealogical data compiled by David Tachauer and Dr. Siegfried Ascher.


  • 1878-1976


Language of Materials

The collection is in German and Hebrew.

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


Biographical Note

The professor of mathematics David Tachauer (1885-1976) was born in Würzburg. He studied mathematics and physics at both the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, and the Akadamie der Sozial- und Handelswissenschaften in Frankfurt, and was certified as a teacher and actuary before World War I. At the time of his army service during the War, he was married with 2 children. He and his family emigrated to Palestine in 1934 and settled on a kibbutz in Gvar'am, Gaza. Throughout his lifetime he was active in the Esperanto language community.


3 Folders (+1 OS)


This collection contains personal papers, correspondence, and vital records of David Tachauer and the Tachauer and Löw families, as well as extensive genealogical tables compiled by David Tachauer and others.

Other Finding Aid

An original, German-language inventory on six catalog cards is available in folder 1.

Separated Material

A photographic album has been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.


Tachauer published two volumes related to the manuscript family tree found of Mendel Zell found in folder 3 of this collection:
David Tachauer Family Collection, 1885-1959   AR 4396
Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
© 2011
Language of description
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Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • March 2012: Links to digital objects added in Container List.
  • March 25, 2014 : 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