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Gertrude Knopf Family Collection

Identifier: AR 11692


The bulk of the collections consists of correspondence to Gertrude (Trude) Münzer (later Knopf) in Palestine from her parents, Moses and Lisa (Feige Liebe née Bien) Münzer and her siblings Nelly (married Herze, * 1917); Benno (* 1920); Elfriede (* 1925); and Siegfried (* 1927); all of them (except for Benno) perished in the Holocaust.


  • 1938 - 2003


Language of Materials

This collection is in German with some English, Hebrew and Yiddish.

Access Information

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

Gertrude Knopf née Münzer was born in Vienna, Austria on Aug. 18, 1923 and grew up in a Jewish religious household in Vienna’s 12th and 20th District. In 1938 she escaped to Palestine, where she was assigned to Kibbutz Gan Schmuel near Hedera and then to Kfar Masaryk. She immigrated to the US in 1959.


4 Folders

Other Finding Aid

Also available is an original German language inventory.

Inventory of the Gertrude Knopf Family Collection, 1938-2002 AR 11692
© 2009
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The inventory is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States