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Ludwig Marum Collection

Identifier: AR 4969

Scope and Content Note

The Ludwig Marum collection documents Ludwig Marum’s involvement with politics and Elisabeth Lunau’s genealogical research about the Marum family.

The bulk of the materials pertaining to Ludwig Marum consists almost entirely of printed materials and includes copies of the socialist newspaper Volksfreund, where Ludwig Marum published a large number of his articles. Other materials dealing with Ludwig Marum include court procedures from the trial of the individuals accused of the murder of Ludwig Marum.

Genealogy materials include documents collected by Elisabeth Lunau for her research on the family history and consists of correspondence, vital documents, such as birth and death certificates, marriage certificates, manuscripts, notes, some printed materials, and genealogical tables.

This collection consists almost entirely of photocopies with addition of a very few letters, genealogical tables, and fragmentary notes.


  • 1722-2004
  • Majority of material found within 1909-2004


Language of Materials

The collection is in German with some English and Italian.

Access Information

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.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

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

Born in Frankenthal, in the Palatinate, on November 5, 1885, Ludwig Marum studied law at Heidelberg and Munich and practiced in Karlsruhe. A member of the Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD), he represented his party in the Landtag of Baden from 1914 to 1928. From 1918 to 1919 he served as Minister of Justice. Marum was a member of the Reichstag from 1928 until 1933. On May 16, 1933 he was arrested and deported to Kislau concentration camp, where he was murdered on March 29, 1934.


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The Ludwig Marum collection documents Ludwig Marum’s involvement with politics and Elisabeth Lunau’s genealogical research about the Marum family.

Related Material

Elisabeth Lunau Collection, Leo Baeck Institute

Separated Material

Some photographs have been removed to the LBI Photo Collection

Guide to the Papers of Ludwig Marum (1885-1934) 1722-2004 bulk 1909-2004 AR 4969
Processed by Yakov Sklar
© 2008
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Description is in English.
as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation

Revision Statements

  • 2010-03-23 : encoding of linking to digital objects from finding aid was changed from <extref> to <dao> through dao_conv.xsl

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States