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Ella Werner Collection

Identifier: AR 3079

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.


  • Creation: 1744-1963


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


Biographical Note

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.


2 Folders


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.

Separated Material

One photograph has been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection

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.

Revision Statements

  • March 15, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States