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Lotte Buff Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25205

Scope and Content Note

The Lotte Buff Family Collection holds papers documenting the family's genealogy and a wedding. It includes an album of telegrams, letters and a poem and several family trees.

The album in the collection's first folder contains a large assortment of telegrams with greetings and congratulations on the wedding of Joseph Neuburger and Therese Gutmann in Nuremberg in 1937. The telegrams derived from family members in Germany, Palestine and the United States. In addition the album holds a few congratulatory letters and a poem for the occasion.

The second folder holds several family trees that document some of the family's many branches. Included are family trees for the Neuburger, Bendit, Rosenberger/ Hill, Bergmann and Muhr/ Fleischmann families. Several of the trees list family members as far as the 1600 and 1700s. Although many of the families' early members came from various towns in Bavaria (Ichenhausen, Fürth, Nördlingen, and Altenmuhr, among many others), the families ended up dispersed in various countries, including the United States (especially in places such as Philadelphia, New York State, Boston, New Jersey, and Maryland), as well as in Israel, British Columbia, and London.


  • 1937; 1996-2004


Language of Materials

The collection is in German and English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Reserve" button.

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

Lotte Buff was born in Ichenhausen, Germany on June 9, 1921 as the daughter of Heinrich Neuburger (1887-1978) and Hilde Bendit (1896-1987). She married Fritz (Fred) Buff in New York in 1945.

Heinrich's brother, Joseph Neuburger, married Therese Gutmann in Nuremberg, Germany in 1937.


0.25 Linear Feet


The Lotte Buff Family Collection consists of material on the Neuburger, Bendit and other related families (including the Rosenberger, Bergmann and Muhr/ Fleischmann families). The collection encompasses family trees and a wedding album.


The collection is arranged in one series.

Digitization Note

The collection was digitized and made accessible in its entirety.

Related Material

The cookbook of Lotte Buff's mother, Hilde Neuburger (née Bendit), is part of the LBI Manuscript Collection: Kochrezepte (AR 11697).

Guide to the Lotte Buff Family Collection 1937, 1996-2004 AR 25205
Processed by Dianne Ritchey and LBI Staff
© 2013
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Digitization made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.
Edition statement
This version was derived from LotteBuffFamily.xml

Revision Statements

  • July 2015: dao links and digitization information added by Leanora Lange.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States