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Dorothea Guttmann Gould Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25269 / MF 839

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of photographs, letters, documents and books related to the life of Dorothea Gould, née Guttmann, and her husband, Henry Gould.

Dates

  • undated, 1929-2000

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

Dorothea (Dola) Gould, née Guttmann, was born on April 27, 1922 in Tilsit (today Sovetsk in Russia) to Abraham Guttmann (10/24/1874 in Schillehnen – 3/26/1963 in Montreal) and Feige Taube Guttmann, née Berlowitz, (1/4/1879 - 7/23/1967). Dola had four brothers (Noah; Helmut (Koffel); Steven (Sally); and Heinz) and a sister, Gertrud. - Heinz Guttmann emigrated to Rhodesia and then to England. Gertrud Guttmann was born 9/8/1905; she worked in a Jewish orphanage in Berlin and was deported to Auschwitz on May 17, 1943, where she perished. - Dola and her parents emigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1939.

On 8/7/1960, Dola married Henry H. Goldschmidt Gould, a successful businessman in Montreal. - Henry was born on July 15, 1914 in Berlin, Germany to Martin (1879 - 1944) and Paula Goldschmidt, née Harmelin (1880 - 1958). He had a sister, Ruth Augusta Beatrice Goldschmidt (1923 - 1958). - Henry and Ruth were educated in private schools in Switzerland. He emigrated to New York prior to 1941 and then to Montreal. His parents and sister joined him in April 1941 in New York.

Dola and Henry eventually settled in Switzerland. After Henry’s death (8/6/1978), Dola dedicated a great part of her time and wealth to charity, like supporting cultural and social causes in Israel. She died on June 8, 2003 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Abstract

The collection consists of photographs, letters, documents and books related to the life of Dorothea Gould, née Guttmann, and her husband, Henry Gould.
Title
Guide to the Dorothea Guttmann Gould Collection AR 25269 / MF 839
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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