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Mankiewitz Family Collection

Identifier: AR 722

Scope and Content Note

Official documents and correspondence primarily documenting the Mankiewitz family with some materials pertaining to the Magnus family. Types of documents include citizenship certificates, school papers, marriage documents, passports, honorary certificates, family papers (for occasions like wedding anniversaries), and military certificates, including recognitions of World War I service and an Iron Cross. There is also a letter from Walter Mankiewitz, sent front during the first World War shortly before his death.


  • 1806-1972
  • Majority of material found within 1806-1935


Language of Materials

This collection is in German, with some English.

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


Biographical Note

Paul Mankiewitz (1857-1923) was director of Deutsche Bank, other family members were doctors. The Mankiewitz family was related to the Magnus family through the marriage of Siegfried Mankiewitz and Johanna Magnus, whose father David was the president of the Jewish community of Leipzig.


3 Folders


Official and vital documents and family papers pertaining to the Mankiewitz and Magnus families of Mühlhausen, Leipzig, and Berlin.

Other Finding Aid

The original German-language inventory is available in the R 38 folder.

Separated Material

A photograph of a painting of Paul Mankiewitz by Max Liebermann has been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection

Guide to the Mankiewitz Family Collection, 1806-1972 bulk 1806-1935  AR 722
Processed by LBI Staff
© 2011
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • April 20, 2012:: Revised Container List. Links 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