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Malvin Warschauer Collection

Identifier: AR 794

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.


  • 1917-1988
  • Majority of material found within 1917-1954


Language of Materials

The collection is in German, English, and Hebrew.

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

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.


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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.

Related Material

See also the Wilk-Warschauer correspondence in the Curt Wilk Collection, Leo Baeck Institute (AR 1152) .

Malvin Warschauer Collection, 1917-1988, bulk 1917-1954   AR 794
Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
© 2011
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Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • November 22, 2011 : 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