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Emanuel Fraenkel Family Collection

Identifier: AR 6455

Scope and Content Note

Series I contains mainly personal documents regarding Emanuel Fraenkel including appointments, donations, and awards connected to various associations and foundations in Neustadt. The bulk of this series proves Fraenkel's dedication to Germany's war effort during World War I and his involvement in local and national politics.

Series II is material recording property and assets the Fraenkel family owned and what they lost during Aryanization of their holdings.

Series III consists of correspondence regarding restitution for Thea Fraenkel, widow of Ernst Fraenkel, including an inventory of the house in Neustadt/ Upper Silesia, and a list of items taken to England in 1939. There are also bank ledgers related to her restitution claim, as well as correspondence regarding shares and business liquidations.


  • 1901-1969


Language of Materials

The 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.

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

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

Emanuel Fraenkel was the owner of the S. Fraenkel textile factory in Neustadt/ Upper Silesia (now Prudnik, Poland). Ernst Fraenkel was the son of Emanuel and Emma Fraenkel.


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This collection holds the papers of Emmanuel Fraenkel and his wife, Thea Fraenkel. Emmanuel Fraenkel was a textile factory owner in Neustadt, Germany (now Prudnik, Poland). Due to the politics of Aryanization Fraenkel lost his property and fled with his wife to England, where he was granted citizenship. The collection documents the Fraenkel family effort for restitution by Ernst Fraenkel (son) and his widow.


The collection is arranged in three series:

  1. Series I: Personal, 1901-1923
  2. Series II: Property, 1911-1951
  3. Series III: Restitution Correspondence, 1929-1969
Guide to the Papers of the Emanuel Fraenkel Family 1901-1969 AR 6455
Processed by Anja Wiegand
© 2008
Language of description
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Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from EmanuelFraenkel.xml

Revision Statements

  • May 08, 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