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Kurt Friedlaender Collection

Identifier: AR 6004

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the papers of Kurt Friedlaender. The documents refer to his education, professional career, honors, his dismissal from the civil service on "racial" grounds, his emigration, and post-war restitution claims.

The collection also contains vital, educational, professional, and military records, financial papers, genealogies, wills, honors and awards of other members of the Friedlaender family, including Dagobert Friedlaender; Joseph Jonas Friedlaender (great-grandfather); Max Friedlaender (uncle); Martin Friedlaender; Clara Friedlaender; Paul Friedlaender; and Erich Friedlaender.


  • 1851-1956


Language of Materials

This collection is in English and German.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Access Information

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.

Biographical Note

Born in Bromberg, Germany (now Bydgoszcz, Poland) on September 17, 1888, Kurt Friedlaender studied law and was a senior official in the provincial government of Pomerania. He emigrated to Great Britain in 1939 and died in London in 1968. His parents were Martin Friedlaender (1856-1932) and Clara née Friedlaender (1864-circa 1942). He had two brothers, Paul (1885-1886) and Erich (1891-1942). His grandfather, Dagobert Friedlaender (1826-1904) was a member of the Preussisches Herrenhaus (upper chamber of Prussian parliament).


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)


This collection contains the papers of German lawyer and government official Kurt Friedlaender. It also includes vital and personal documents relating to his brothers, parents, and ancestors.


The folders are found as originally arranged, by family member.

Digitization Note

The collection was digitized and made accessible in its entirety.

Related Material

The LBI Archives holds the following related collection: Frieda Friedlander Collection (AR 4994).

Processing Information

This collection was previously processed. In 2014, duplicates were removed, folder dates were added, the box replaced, and a finding aid created. Photocopies of original LBI catalog cards, with item-level description, were left in folders. Correspondence regarding the acquisition of the collection was removed to the donor files.

Guide to the Kurt Friedlaender (1888-1968) Collection 1851-1956 AR 6004
Processed by Kevin Schlottmann
© 2014
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Processing made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany. Digitization made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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