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Marie Malachowski Collection

Identifier: AR 25355

Scope and Content Note

The collection documents the personal and professional life of Marie Malachowski as well as the fate of other family members. It is divided into four series. Series І contains documents of immigration and those pertaining to education and work as both a nurse and a pre-school teacher. Series ІІ concentrates on letters from 1939 till 1942 between Marie Malachowski, her mother and others. The letters were mainly about family members, but do not mention information about the Holocaust or immigration. During the time of correspondence between Marie and her mother Hedwig, Marie had already fled to Britain, while her mother was still (and remained) in Germany. Both Series І and ІІ contain restitution material. Series ІІІ contains photographs documenting Marie Malachowski’s trip to Israel in 1935. Series ІV deals with genealogy, specifically with the family tree of Salomonsohn/Gedalia.


  • 1880-1982
  • Majority of material found within 1933-1943


Language of Materials

The collection is in English and German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

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.

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

Marie Malachowski was born in Breslau on May 14, 1902. Her father was the physician Ernst Malachowski, who died in 1934. Her mother, Hedwig née Salomonsohn and her sister Eva were killed in the Holocaust. Marie Malachowski immigrated to England, London, in 1939. She joined the Jewish Relief effort just after the war and became an officer in the British Army. After she had served as an officer in England she immigrated to Canada. She was a nurse by training, but worked as a teacher in Montreal. She died in Toronto in 1999. Marie Malachowski never married.


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This collection documents the personal and professional life of Maria Malachowski, who worked as a teacher and became an officer in the British Army after the war. The collection is composed of official documents, correspondence, photographs and family trees.

Digitization Note

This collection was digitized and made accessible in its entirety.

Related Material

Photographs from the Struth DP camp in Bavaria were removed by the donor to the Wiener Library in London.

Processing Information

The collection was rearranged and organized by format. There was no original order discernible.

Guide to the Papers of Marie Malachowski (1902-1999) undated, 1880-1982 AR 25355
Processed by Timo Neumann
© 2009
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Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from MarieMalachowski.xml

Revision Statements

  • July 2017: Added dao links by Sarah Glover.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States