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Glaser Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10697

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a number of vital and personal documents belonging to the Glaser, Bass, and Poseles (Port) families, which illustrate their personal and professional lives in early twentieth-century Europe and their experience of diaspora during the fascist era.

In particular, a number of birth, citizenship, and immigration documents are present, and some documents attest to Valerie and Franziska (Frances) Glaser's imprisonment at the camp in Gurs, France. Other materials include wax seals, Jahrzeit calendars, receipts for philanthropic donations, and a 'poetry album,' filled with drawings, poetry, and laudatory notes.

Dates

  • 1877-1965

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, English, French, and Czech.

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

The Glaser, Bass, and Poseles families were related by marriage: Valerie Poseles, Clara Poseles, and Walter Poseles (Walter Port) were siblings. Clara married Arthur Bass, and Valerie married Dr. Louis (Ludwig) Glaser. Valerie Glaser was the legal guardian of Franziska Glaser, later Frances Horowitz.

Dr. Louis (Ludwig) Glaser was a government lawyer in Vienna.

Louise Poseles was born 1878 in Rossetsch, Moravia (today Rozseč in the Czech Republic) and died 1939 In Shanghai, China. She was married to Albert Freund (ca. 1870, Rossetsch - 1945, Shanghai).

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains a number of vital and personal documents belonging to the Glaser, Bass, and Poseles (Port) families, which illustrate their personal and professional lives in early twentieth-century Europe and their experience of diaspora during the fascist era.

Separated Material

A painting by Otto Herschel dedicated to Frances Glaser has been removed to the LBI Art and Objects Collection.

A medal depicting Kaiser Franz Josef I, dated 1873, and cross-shaped medal reading Patriae ac Humanitati 1864-1914 have been removed to the LBI Art and Objects Collection.
Title
Guide to the Glaser Family Collection, 1877-1965  AR 10697
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2011-August-15: T. Mendenhall: added addenda (folders 14-15), updated finding aid and MARC record.
  • October 03, 2011 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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