Lore Fritsche Kornberg Family Collection
Scope and Content Note
The Lore Fritsche Kornberg Collection holds papers from members of the Lichtwitz and Kornberg families. Included are poems, correspondence, official and vital documents for various individuals, photographs, and some genealogical material.
Papers relating to the Lichtwitz family are located in Series I. These include occasional poems written by Franziska, Charlotte and Otto for their parents Manfred and Anna as well as family correspondence. Several letters were from Manfred and Anna to their children. Some official and legal documents of Manfred Lichtwitz and his granddaughter Lore Fritsche are also present, as well as some of Lore Fritsche's school papers.
Papers of the Kornberg family are in Series II. Much of this series consists of the official, school or military papers of several family members. Information on restitution and one document regarding genealogy will also be found here.
The final series primarily holds photographs of the family, especially of the Lichtwitz side, including more distant cousins and unidentified individuals. Some genealogical notes are here as well.
- 1841-1962; after 2008
- Majority of material found within 1880-1936
- Kornberg, Judy (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in German and English.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
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<extptr actuate="onload" altrender="Photograph of Lore Fritsche Kornberg" href="http://digital.cjh.org/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=1535071" linktype="simple" show="embed" title="Photograph of Lore Fritsche Kornberg"/>
The lawyer Manfred Lichtwitz (1856-1922) of Magdeburg and his wife Anna had three children: Franziska (born April 15, 1896), Charlotte and Otto.
Franziska Lichtwitz married the lawyer Herbert Fritsche, who was not Jewish. Although they later divorced they had a daughter, Lore, born on July 6, 1920. Lore Fritsche immigrated to the United States in the mid-1930s.
Werner Kornberg was born on April 23, 1913 in Berlin, the son of the businessman Max Moritz Kornberg and his wife Frieda née Kraft. He immigrated to the United States via Uruguay in 1951, where he married Lore Fritsche. They had a daughter, Judy.
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The Lore Fritsche Kornberg Collection holds papers that relate to members of the Lichtwitz and Kornberg families, related through the union of Werner Kornberg and Lore Fritsche. Included are poems, correspondence, official and vital documents for various individuals, photographs, and some genealogical material.
The collection is arranged in three series:
Similar materials were gathered together to form series, and description was added to the finding aid.
- Berlin (Germany)
- Harz Mountains (Germany)
- Jewish families
- Kornberg family
- Kornberg, Werner, 1913-
- Lichtwitz family
- Lichtwitz, Anna
- Lichtwitz, Charlotte
- Lichtwitz, Franziska
- Lichtwitz, Manfred, 1856-1922
- Lichtwitz, Otto
- Magdeburg (Germany)
- Occasional poems
- Official documents
- Restitution -- Germany
- Guide to the Papers of the Lore Fritsche Kornberg Family 1841-1962, after 2008 AR 25501
- Processed by Dianne Ritchey
- © 2012
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- Edition statement
- This version was derived from LoreFritscheKornbergFamily.xml
- June 27, 2013 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.