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Isidor Weisskopf Collection

Identifier: LBI-JMB-2008.1


Letters addressed to Isidor Weisskopf, Feb. 1939 - Dec. 1940, from his relatives and other members of the Jewish community in Ratibor (today Racibórz, Poland) about their planned or successful emigration.


  • 1936-1967

Language of Materials

This collection is in German.


These materials are part of the archives at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York. They are housed in the archives of the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Juedisches Museum Berlin, 9-14 Lindenstrasse, 10969 Berlin, Germany.


Biographical Note

Isidor Weisskopf was born 1885 in Wronke (today Wronki in Poznan, Poland). He started to learn the leather trade at age 13, before opening his own business for leather and shoes in Ratibor. He also represented the renowned shoe company Salamander in Upper Silesia. In 1912, he got married to Cilli Schuettenberg (1888 in Beuthen – 1936 in Breslau) and the couple had 3 sons (Michael, Herward Zwi und Fritz). In Sep. 1915 he was drafted to fight in WW I. From 1919 until 1937, Isidor Weisskopf was active in the Jewish community in Ratibor, including his membership in Chewra Kadisha and Bnai Brith. He also joined other organizations in Ratibor, like the local ‚Turnverein’ and the Red Cross volunteers. In 1939, he emigrated to Palestine, joining his three sons in Kfar Yedidia.

OIsidor’s brother, Victor Weisskopf, was killed in the Holocaust in Lodz, Poland.


1 Boxes

Inventory of the Isidor Weisskopf Collection, 1936-1967 LBI-JMB-2008.1
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
The inventory is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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New York NY 10011 United States