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Peter Kollisch Collection

Identifier: AR 10717 / MF 504


  • 1915-1998


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.

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 "Request" 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

Peter Kollisch was born in Baden, Austria in 1928, the son of the architect Otto Kollisch and the poet Margarete Kollisch.

In 1923 Margarete Moller married the architect Otto Kollisch. They had three children: Stefan (later Steve), Peter, and Eva. In 1939 the family began to leave Austria: the children left first on a Kindertransport to England in July 1939, while Otto Kollisch immigrated to the United States via England in August 1939, and Margarete Kollisch travelled via Holland, arriving in the U.S. in October 1939. The children followed their parents to America in April 1940, when the family was reunited and settled in Staten Island.


4 Folders


Available on microfilm


Austrian Heritage Collection
See also AHC interview with Peter Kollisch (AHC 312)
Guide to the Peter Kollisch Collection 1915-1981  AR 10717 / MF 504
Processed by LBI Staff
© 2012
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States