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Schild-Scheier family collection

Identifier: AR 6263

Scope and Content Note

Noteworthy in Folder 1 are documents pertaining to emigration from Germany (Judenvermoegensabgabe) and immigration to France. Also included in this folder are school documents for Werner Schild from Leipzig, 1907-1911 and 1917, and for his son Frank Bernhard Schild from the Private Waldschule Grunewald, Berlin, 1935, and the American School in Paris, 1937.

The vital records in folder 5 comprise the marriage license for Suzanne Scheier’s parents, Julius Scheier and Hedwig Strakosch, Bruenn, 1905; and the birth certificate for Susanne Scheier, Glogau, 1907.


  • Creation: 1905-1985


Language of Materials

This collection is in German, French and English.

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

Werner Schild was born 1901 in Leipzig Germany. He was married to Suzanne (Susanne) Schild née Scheier, who was born 1907 in Glogau, Silesia. Together with their son Frank they left Germany for France in 1933 and later immigrated to the U.S.


0.5 Linear Feet


Official documents pertaining mainly to the estate of the fur broker Werner Schild (1901-1976), including vital and educational records, correspondence, immigration and restitution papers. Also included are documents for his wife, Suzanne (Susanne) Schild née Scheier, and also their son, Frank Schild.

Related Material

The largest part of the collection consists of photo albums and loose photographs that have been transferred to the LBI Photograph Collection. These include photo albums with family pictures in Leipzig and Krakow, 1899-1907; the fur business and street scenes in Leipzig, New York, Norway and Iceland, 1907-1914; family portraits (groups and individuals) in the 1920s; an album of Werner Schild and Susanne Scheier during their engagement period in 1924, marriage in 1925, honey moon and trips to Glogau in 1925; the birth of Frank Bernhard Schild, 1928; Susanne Scheier’s family pictures, including from a trip to New York, 1920; trips to the USA, Canada, and Brazil in the 1920s; photographs in France in the 1930s; vacation trips, 1931/1932; vacation trips in USA in the 1940s and 1950s; and apartment interiors in Kew Gardens, NY in the 1950s and 1960s.

Processing Information

During microfilming and consequent digitization the original order of the collection has been disrupted.

Inventory of the Schild-Scheier family collection, 1905-1985 AR 6263
© 2009
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Language of description note
The inventory is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States