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Charlotte and Julius Scholder Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25036

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one series which comprehends two autograph books of Charlotte Scholder, née Spitzer, and one book of her sister-in-law Rosa Scholder. The use of autograph and friendship books were common in that time, as they were passed among friends to write something in remembrance of their friendship. The entries mostly contain proverbs, compliments, autographs or short notes. Some pages were decorated with illustrations or drawings. The collection includes two letters with biographical information.

The collection contains two autograph books of Charlotte Scholder, one used from 1912 to 1915, and another one from 1915 to 1922. One autograph book of Rosa Scholder was used from 1911-1932. They are all written in old German script.

Folder number four contains two letters with biographical information. One is written by the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien (2003) and the second by Herbert Scholder (2004).


  • 1911-2004
  • Majority of material found within 1911-1932


Language of Materials

The collection is in German and English.

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

Charlotte Scholder (née Spitzer) was born on June 27, 1901 in Vienna, Austria. Her father Sigmund was a merchant from Moravia and her mother was Maly Spitzer. Sigmund and Maly were married in Moravia in 1898. In 1931, Charlotte Scholder married Julius Scholder. Julius Scholder, born in 1899, worked in Vienna. His parents were Schimschon (Simon) and Sara, née Luchs. His parents were from Galicia and married in 1894. Together, Charlotte and Julius had one son, Herbert. The family immigrated to the US in September 1939.

On December 3, 1941, Sara Scholder and her daughter Rosa were deported to the Riga ghetto and perished. Schimschon Scholder’s brothers, Robert and Max, were able to escape. The second sister of Schimschon named Fanny Roth, née Scholder, was probably deported from Westerbork, Holland, to the concentration camp Sobibor on July 20, 1943.

Sara Scholder’s sister, Sofie Spitzer, lived in Vienna until she was deported to Minsk on June 2, 1942, where she died.

Julius and Sara Scholder died in the 1980s in the United States.


0.25 Linear Feet


This collection contains two autograph books of Charlotte Spitzer and one autograph book of Rosa Scholder.


This collection is arranged in one series.

Related Material

Scholder, Herbert : AHC interview with Herbert Scholder. San Francisco, CA, 2008. [ AHC 3927 ]

Guide to the Papers of the Charlotte and Julius Scholder Family, 1911-2004, (bulk 1911-1932)   AR 25036
Processed by Juliane Radig and LBI Staff
© July 2012
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • June 06, 2013 : 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