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Irene Shomberg Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6256

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists primarily of materials documenting Ernst Shomberg's education and career as a physician both in Germany and in New York after emigration. There are a also a few items pertaining to his wife's family and some genealogical materials.

Folder one contains various certificates related to Schaumberger's education from secondary (Gymnasium) through university, as well as a smaller amount of correspondence and documents relating to his practice as a dermatologist and venereologist in Germany and later as a surgeon in the United States. This folder notably contains an official notification (1938) that Schaumberger is considered a "Jewish" doctor. The second folder contains a broader spectrum of personal papers, including a humorous program from Schaumberger's wedding, papers and diary from his World War I military service, as well as papers from 1938-1939 relating to his and his wife's emigration and the various discrimatory penalties (Judenvermögenabgabe, etc.) imposed on them. There are also a few papers mentioning the changing of Schaumberger's first name from Sally to Ernst.

The remaining materials pertain to the his wife's family and the genealogy of the extended Schaumberger and Kaufmann families. Folder 3 contains a ḥalitsah for Friedrich Westheimer and a 50th anniversary wedding booklet for Isaak and Therese Kaufmann. The final folder contains a brief chronicle of the Schaumberger family beginning in 1765, and two family trees.

Dates

  • 1909-1994

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

Ernest Shomberg was born in Giessen in 1890 as Ernest Schaumberger, although his name is given on many documents before 1919 as Sally Schaumberger. He changed his name again in the late 1940s to Ernest Shomberg after emigrating to the United States, where he practiced at Harlem Hospital and other institutions in the New York City area. Schaumberger married Anna Kaufmann in 1921.

Extent

4 Folders

Abstract

This collection consists primarily of materials documenting Ernst Shomberg's education and career as a physician both in Germany and in New York after emigration. There are a also a few items pertaining to his wife's family and some genealogical materials.

Related Material

See also: Rosenthal Family Collection (AR 5651)
Title
Guide to the Irene Shomberg Collection, 1909-1994  AR 6256
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • May 21, 2014 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository