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Robert Ira Lewy Family Digital Collection

Identifier: DM 211

Scope and Content Note

Photographs documenting the lives of the Lewy Family. In addition there are some vital documents and genealogical papers. Also there are some greeting cards and some school papers. All of the material was donated in the digital format.


  • 1810-2013


Language of Materials

This collection is in English, German and some Polish.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

The 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


Biographical Note

Martin Lewy (1900, Hohensalza – 1982, Brooklyn NY) was born in Hohensalza, Posen (today Inowrocław, Poland). He studied medicine at universities in Breslau and in Berlin, receiving his diploma in 1925. He was married to Esfira Lewy, née Levy (1906, Lodz Poland – 1990, Houston TX). Martin and Esfira Lewy were parents to Robert Ira Lewy, who compiled the documents in this collection.


30 Folders


Photographs documenting the lives of the Lewy family. Esfira and Martin Lewy, and their son Robert Ira Lewy are most represented. Also included are vital documents and genealogical papers, and some personal papers.

Related Material

For additional information on Israel Lewy, see:

  1. John Glucker 's book, Jacob Bernays

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Andresini. The scope and content fields and folder titles were derived from descriptive information provided by the donor, Robert Ira Lewy. The original folder structure was maintained, but the order of the photographs within each folder was reconfigured according to presumed chronology, based on the descriptive information provided by the donor. Specific dates for each image were not always provided. The file names of these images are mostly the personal names of those pictured, and were also provided by the donor. These file names have been preserved and are accessible in the bookmarks column of each PDF folder.

Guide to the Robert Ira Lewy Family Digital Collection, 1810-2013  DM 211
Processed by LBI Staff.
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • August 2013:: Added images to folder 9.
  • February 2014:: Added images to folders 4a and 11e.
  • September 2014:: Added images to folders 1b and 11e. Descriptions of both folders were modified to reflect new images.
  • July 2015:: Descriptive information added to Folders 13 and 16. Image added to Folder 6.
  • November 2015:: Descriptive information and images added to Folder 1a.
  • August 2016:: Folder 18 added.
  • November 2016:: Descriptive information added to Folder 6 and Folder 18.
  • November 2017:: Descriptive information and image added to Folder 8
  • January 2018:: Descriptive information and image added to Folder 8

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States