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Joshua Eli Plaut Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25384 / MF 1036

Scope and Contents

Various materials pertaining mainly to Joshua Plaut’s father, Rabbi Walter H. Plaut, and to Joshua Plaut’s grandfather, Rabbi Jonas Plaut. In addition there are 11 homemade videos of reunions and celebrations of various members of the Plaut family. Included in the collection's addenda is also some family correspondence of Rabbi Walter Plaut and Hadassah Yanich Plaut, as well as some genealogical research into ancestors of the Yanich family.

Dates

  • 1911-2010

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English and German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

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 Auerbach’sche Waisen-Erziehungs-Anstalten fuer Juedische Knaben und Maedchen in Berlin was founded in 1833.

Jonas Plaut (born 1880 in Willingshausen/Hesse, died 1948 in Fargo/USA) was the director of the Baruch-Auerbachsche orphan asylum in Berlin between 1922 and 1939. He emigrated with his wife Selma to England in 1939 and to the USA in 1945. They had two sons: Walter, who became the rabbi of a synagogue in in Long Island, NY, and Guenther, who became a rabbi in Toronto. Joshua E. Plaut is Walter Plaut’s son; in 2002 he was – among other positions - director of the Center for Jewish History.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

Various materials pertaining mainly to Joshua Plaut’s father, Rabbi Walter H. Plaut, and to Joshua Plaut’s grandfather, Rabbi Jonas Plaut. In addition there are 11 homemade videos of reunions and celebrations of various members of the Plaut family. Included is also some family correspondence of Rabbi Walter Plaut and Hadassah Yanich Plaut, as well as some genealogical research into ancestors of the Yanich family.

Microfilm

Collection is available on 3 reels of microfilm (MF 1036).
  1. Reel 1: 1/1 - 1/19
  2. Reel 2: 1/20 - 2/4
  3. Reel 3: 2/5 - 2/7

Related Material

See also the Walter H. Plaut Collection (AR 6995)
Title
Guide to the Papers of the Joshua Eli Plaut Family, 1911-2010   AR 25384 / MF 1036
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2010
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • November 30, 2012.: Box of addenda added to existing EAD finding aid.
  • February 2013: 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