Ella Werner Collection
Scope and Content Note
Curriculum vitae; articles on the children's home of the Jüdischer Frauenbund (Jewish Women's Association) in Neu-Isenburg; correspondence and other documents relating to the Jüdischer Frauenbund, especially the Frankfurt am Main/Hessen chapter; flyers of the Preussischer Landesverband jüdischer Gemeinden (Prussian State Association of Jewish Congregations); photos; a Schutzbrief (letter of protection) from the 18th century and a Eisemann Moses Frenkel's will (1836-1840); family histories and trees; carte de visite and letter from Bertha Pappenheim, and correspondence from and to Hannah Karminski, Ottilie Schoenewald, and Cora Berliner.
- Werner, Ella, 1880-1964 (Person)
Language of Materials
This 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
Ella Werner née Plaut, was born in Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic) in 1880, moved with her family to Frankfurt am Main. She attended the Philanthropin academy and married the radiologist Bernhard Baer, with whom she had a son. Meanwhile, she pursued work as a lab assistant and eventually also performed clerical work. Baer died in 1912, and she married Max Werner in 1915. They had one son. She increasingly devoted her energies to social work and women's and children's causes, including the Jewish Women's Association (Jüdischer Frauenbund). She emigrated with her family to New York City, and died in 1964. For more information, see the curriculum vitae in the file.
This collection contains family papers and several items such as articles and flyers documenting the Jüdischer Frauenbund (Jewish Women's Association) in Frankfurt and elsewhere.
Other Finding Aid
An inventory is available in the folder.
One photograph has been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection
- Berliner, Cora, 1890-1942?
- Black-and-white photographs
- Child welfare
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Frenkel, Eisenmann Moses
- Genealogical tables
- Hesse (Germany)
- Jüdischer Frauenbund
- Karminski, Hannah
- Katzenellenbogen family
- Legal documents
- Neu-Isenburg (Germany)
- Pappenheim, Bertha, 1859-1936
- Plaut family
- Preussischer Landesverband Jüdischer Gemeinden
- Salomon, Jacob
- Schutzbriefe (letters of protection)
- Schönewald, Ottilie, 1883-1961
- Social workers
- Werner, Ella, 1880-1964
- Witzenhausen (Germany)
- Guide to the Ella Werner Collection, 1744-1963 AR 3079
- Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
- © 2009
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- March 15, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.
Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States