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Kantorowicz Family Collection Addenda

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11983

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence from Gertrude M. Meyer (Porto Alegre, Brasil) to Prof. Robert E. Lerner pertaining to the Kantorowicz family from Posen, Jan. 2002-[Dec.] 2005.

Also included are various materials, such as correspondence from Beate Salz, 1983-1990, and the transcript of a 1998 interview with Ben Barkan (a grandson of Else Milch.) Noteworthy is a 1916 original letter from the head of the Hartwig Kantorowicz liqueur firm, Franz Kantorowicz, to "Frau Lachman" in San Francisco, indicating his business interest in California.

Photographs have been digitized. Follow the links in the finding aid to access the digitized materials.

Dates

  • 1983-2005

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in English and German.

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

Else Milch, née Kantorowicz and her sister Gertrude were the daughters of Max Kantorowicz, whose brother Joseph was Ernst Kantorowicz's father. Else Milch was Gertrude Meyer’s mother.

Ben Barkan was the son of Lotte ( Charlotte) Barkan, née Milch, the eldest daughter of Else Milch.

Prof. Robert E. Lerner was working on a biography of the medieval historian Ernst Kantorowicz.

Extent

3 Folders

Abstract

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence from Gertrude M. Meyer (Porto Alegre, Brasil) to Prof. Robert E. Lerner pertaining to the Kantorowicz family from Posen, Jan. 2002-[Dec.] 2005.

Related Material

A book mentioned in the collection, ‘Jüdisches Schicksal in Deutschen Gedichten’, Berlin, 1959, owned by Else Milch, has been removed to the LBI Library.

Separated Material

Materials pertaining to Hanns and Ellen Fischer and their daughters Constance Fischer Sattler and Marianne Fischer have been removed to the Hanns Fischer family collection, AR 25663.
Title
Guide to the Kantorowicz Family Collection Addenda, 1983-2005  AR 11983
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2016
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • December 1, 2017 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States