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Philipp Loewenfeld Collection

Identifier: AR 789

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains many of Philipp Loewenfeld's writings and speeches. Typewritten copies of 35 of his major essays and speeches are bound in 2 volumes, a total of 724 pages. 14 additional essays and speeches are collected in Series III. When in the United States, Loewenfeld was active in drafting a law concerning German disarmament. Most of the copies of Series II (but not all) have their originals in Series V. In as much as some of the originals are not too well preserved, the copies of II are a valuable addition to the collection.

Programs, broadsides and newspaper reviews in Series V also show the political activities of Loewenfeld. "Genosse Loewenfeld", "Sozialistische Alt- Akademikergruppe", "Allgemeiner Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund" et al. Loewenfeld's explicit role in these groups is unclear.


  • 1850-2006
  • Majority of material found within 1909-1934


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

Philipp Loewenfeld was a lawyer in Munich from 1919 to 1933. He was born in Munich on the 23rd of September 1887 and died on the 3rd of November 1963 in New York. He specialized in constitutional, labor and criminal law and represented numerous socialist causes. As a consequence he had to flee Germany in March of 1933 for Switzerland; he came to the United States in 1938.


1.5 Linear Feet


The Philipp Loewenfeld Collection mainly consists of legal documents and correspondence with Loewenfeld's colleagues.

Other Finding Aid

A previous item-level inventory exists for the collection.

Related Material

A number of Philipp Loewenfeld's publications can be found in the Leo Baeck library. Please check the online catalogue to find closer information.

Processing Information

The Philipp Loewenfeld Collection has previously been processed in March 1975, it has now been reprocessed in September 2011.

Guide to the Papers of Philipp Loewenfeld (1887-1963) 1850-2006 AR 789
Processed by Lena Grajek and LBI Staff
© 2011
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from PhilippLoewenfeld.xml

Revision Statements

  • December 30, 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