Paula Ollendorff Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains several honorary certificates and awards which Paula Ollendorff won for her social and charitable work in the Jewish community of Breslau (now Wrocław, Poland). In addition there are some condolence letters to her family on her death in 1938, some manuscripts which include both memoirs and materials which may have served as notes for school lectures on literature. Finally, a small number of clippings on Ollendorf and inserts from the German Jewish press in Breslau and the region, all dating to the 1930s, have been kept in this collection.
- Ollendorff, Paula, 1860-1938 (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the link(s) 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
Paula Ollendorff was born near Breslau in 1860, and she would spend much of her life in Breslau. By trade a teacher, she married the civil rights lawyer Isidor Ollendorff in 1888, and after his death in 1911 she continued many of his social engagements. Notably, she built in Breslau homes for Jewish infants and girls, as well as a school for domestic workers. She was also a leader in the German Democratic Party, and recognized as an elder of the Jewish community of Breslau. She died in Jerusalem in 1938.
This collection contains honorary awards and some writings of Paula Ollendorff, as well as clippings from the 1930s German Jewish press and some condolence letters to her family.
Other Finding Aid
An inventory is available in Box 1, Folder 1
Photographs removed to Photograph Collection
Issue of Mitteilungen des Verbandes ehemaliger Breslauer und Schlesier in Israel number 17-18 (1965) has been removed to the LBI Library collection.
- Guide to the Paula Ollendorff Collection, 1920-1960 AR 3060
- Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
- © 2009
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- October 10, 2011 : Link(s) to digital objects added in Container List.