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Friedlaender Family Collection (Oppeln)

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2133

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains legal documents, correspondence, photographs, and manuscripts regarding the Friedlaender family of Oppeln and the brewery (Schlossbrauerei M. Friedlaender) which they owned.

The documents relating to property go back to the initial deeds of purchase for the family property (oldest document dates 1811 when it was owned by another Jewish individual) and end in 1939 with its confiscation by the Nazis. The correspondence of folder 2 includes letters between Robert Friedlaender-Precht and Ernst Lissauer. Also included in folder 2 is a family tree dating back to 1776.

The photo albums and certificates located in the 2 oversized folders are of particularly excellent quality and workmanship and offer numerous detailed views of the town of Oppeln and its buildings around the turn of the century.

Dates

  • 1811-1971

Creator

Language of Materials

This 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

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

The Friedlaender family settled in Oppeln about 1833 when Marcus Friedlaender purchased real estate there and established a distilling firm, which later grew to a large enterprise and remained in the family for 3 generations. Marcus' son Siegfried was president of the Oppeln Jewish community for many years; he also sat on the town council and was an town elder (Stadtältester).

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

The collection contains legal documents, correspondence, photographs, and manuscripts regarding the Friedlaender family of Oppeln and the brewery (Schlossbrauerei M. Friedlaender) which they owned.

Other Finding Aid

The original German-language inventory is available in folder 1.

Title
Guide to the Friedlaender Family Collection (Oppeln), 1811-1971  AR 2133
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Julie Dawson
Date
© 2011
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • March 23, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States