Philipp Loewenfeld Collection
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.
- Majority of material found within 1909-1934
- Loewenfeld, Philipp, 1887-1963 (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in German and English.
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
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.
The collection is arranged in six series:
Other Finding Aid
A previous item-level inventory exists for the collection.
The Philipp Loewenfeld Collection has previously been processed in March 1975, it has now been reprocessed in September 2011.
- Actions and defenses
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Complaints (Civil procedure)
- Complaints (Criminal procedure)
- Jewish lawyers
- Legal documents
- Loewenfeld, Philipp, 1887-1963
- Munich (Germany)
- National socialism
- New York (N.Y.)
- Notes (documents)
- Patent law & practice
- Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
- Zürich (Switzerland)
- 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
- December 30, 2013 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.