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Ehrlich - Tannenwald Family Collection

Identifier: AR 6983 / MF 809

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and family trees of the Ehrlich-Tannenwald family, 1940-1995.

Folder 1 contains a family tree, representing the descendents of Baruch Tannenwald and Röschen née Katz (1773-1869). Folder 2 holds original as well as translated/transcribed correspondence about various issues, such as the emigration of Leonore Tannenwald, née Jessel; restitution for Tannenwald property in Stettin; war time testimonies of the Ehrlich family’s friends and relatives; etc. Folder 3 consists of transcribed letters written by Leonore Tannenwald (née Jessel) to her children and grandchildren (Max and Gerda Ehrlich, and Hans-Lutz and Marianne) in the USA during the period of May 15 and September 28, 1941’, as well as other correspondence.

Correspondents also include: Berger, Otto; Bögner, Eva; Flatow, Wolf; Gumpert; Alice; Hallowell, Lotte; Hirschfeld, Anna; Hirschfeld, Ernst; Löwy, Anna; Wassermann, Ruth.


  • 1940-1995


Language of Materials

This collection is in German, English, and French.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

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

Henry L. (Hans Lutz) Ehrlich was born 1925 in Stettin, the son of Max Ehrlich and Gerda, née Tannenwald and the older brother of Marianne (later Mary Ann Lieberstein). The family lived in Berlin before immigrating to the United States, where they first settled in Boston.

Gerda Ehrlich, née Tannenwald was the daughter of Jakob Tannenwald and Leonore, née Jessel from Stettin. Her father died 1935 in Berlin; her mother perished 1941 in the Lodz Ghetto, when the Ehrlich family could not secure an affidavit for her emigration. Gerda’s sister Alice Gumpert and her family emigrated to Palestine.


3 Folders


Correspondence and family trees of the Ehrlich-Tannenwald family, 1940-1995.

Other Finding Aid

Inventory list in file

Guide to the Ehrlich - Tannenwald Family Collection, 1940-1995  AR 6983 / MF 809
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States