Cortell Family Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains genealogical tables and family trees covering the period from the 17th century through the 1990s, photocopies of marriage and citizenship records dating to the 19th century, passports and a letter which document the Cortell and Wolfson families' flight to Paris, and several letters and dozens of black-and-white and color photographs which document Jules Cortell's professional activities in the international travel industry after the second World War, as well as his philanthropic work.
- Cortell family (Family)
Language of Materials
This collection is in English, German, French, and Hebrew.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
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
Upon their emigration to the United States, Julius and Margot Kochertaler changed their names to Jules and Margot Cortell. Before settling in the United States, they had fled the Nazi dictatorship for Paris. After the war, Cortell founded the Europacar tourist agency, which specialized in car tours. He also devoted considerable energy to philanthropy as a member of the American Jewish Committee.
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This collection contains family trees, marriage records and passports from the 19th century and 1930s, as well as correspondence and several photographs documenting Jules Cortell's professional and philanthropic activities.
- American Jewish Committee
- Black-and-white photographs
- Color photographs
- Cortell family
- Cortell, Jules, 1907-1984
- Cortell, Margot, 1912-
- Europe -- Emigration and immigration
- Genealogical tables
- Hamburg (Germany)
- Marriage records
- New York (N.Y.)
- Paris (France)
- Travel agents
- United States -- Emigration and immigration
- Wolfson family
- Öhringen (Germany)
- Guide to the Cortell Family Collection, 1806-2003 AR 10552
- Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
- © 2009
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- September 2011:: Links to digital objects added in Container List.