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Lore Fritsche Kornberg Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25501

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


Language of Materials

The collection is in German and English.

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


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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.

Related Material

Some other LBI archival collections hold material on related individuals and families:

  1. Joan Salomon Family Collection [AR 25380]
  2. Lichtwitz Family Collection [AR 1704]

Processing Information

Similar materials were gathered together to form series, and description was added to the finding aid.

Guide to the Papers of the Lore Fritsche Kornberg Family 1841-1962, after 2008 AR 25501
Processed by Dianne Ritchey
© 2012
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Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from LoreFritscheKornbergFamily.xml

Revision Statements

  • June 27, 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