Malvin Warschauer Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains two bound volumes of handwritten notes on individuals in Warschauer's Berlin Jewish congregation, which Warschauer used for eulogies at burial services. Although description varies from individual to individual, a typical entry includes such vital information as date and place of birth, name of spouse, names of children, occupation, cause of death, date of burial, and other biographical information. Inserted into these volumes are also several programs for burial services, some of which indicate the Weissensee Jewish cemetery as their site. The collection also contains a small amount of correspondence, including original letters to Kurt Wilk and photocopies of letters from Albert Einstein and Leo Baeck. Other items of note are a longer biography of Warschauer written by his son James Walters, a map of the Weissensee Jewish cemetery, and a transcribed sermon by Warschauer.
- Majority of material found within 1917-1954
- Warschauer, Malwin, 1871-1955 (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in German, English, and Hebrew.
Open to researchers.
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.
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
Malwin Warschauer was born in 1871 in Kanth, Lower Silesia, (today Kąty Wrocławskie, Poland), to the family of a timber merchant. He studied at the Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judentums in Berlin, which he later headed, and then served as a rabbi from circa 1900-1945. Biographical notes from his son indicate that he worked primarily in the Neue Synagoge in Berlin during the period 1900-1939, and thereafter was active in England. He emigrated to Woking, Surrey, England, at which time he changed his forename to Malvin. He died in England in 1957.
0.25 Linear Feet
This collection contains two volumes of biographical notes on individual congregation members that Warschauer created for use in eulogies, as well as a small amount of correspondence and biographical material on Warschauer himself.
Other Finding Aid
The original German-language inventory is available in folder 1.
- Baeck, Leo, 1873-1956
- Berlin (Germany)
- Black-and-white photographs
- Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
- Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judentums (Berlin, Germany)
- Jewish cemeteries
- Jüdische Gemeinde zu Berlin
- Neue Synagoge (Berlin, Germany)
- Walters, James, 1907-1994
- Warschauer family
- Warschauer, Malwin, 1871-1955
- Wilk, Kurt
- Woking (England)
- Malvin Warschauer Collection, 1917-1988, bulk 1917-1954 AR 794
- Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
- © 2011
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- November 22, 2011 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.