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Paula Ollendorff Collection

Identifier: AR 3060

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.


  • 1920-1960


Language of Materials

This collection is in German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the link(s) 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

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.


3 Folders


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

Separated Materials

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.

Revision Statements

  • October 10, 2011 : Link(s) 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