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Ottilie Schoenewald Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3896 / MF 622

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence of Schoenewald with institutions and individuals, including Leo Baeck, Klara Caro, Dora Edinger, Alfred Hirschberg, Selma Jolowicz, Hannah Karminski, Ernst Lowenthal, and Lilli Marx; Manuscripts, clippings, and offprints of articles, lectures, and speeches, by Schoenewald and others, on feminism, social work, the Juedischer Frauenbund, post-World War II Germany, U.S. immigration laws, and denazification; Material on Bertha Pappenheim; Records of the Juedischer Frauenbund; Records of the International Council of Jewish Women; Clippings.

See inventory.

Dates

  • 1905-1983

Creator

Language of Materials

This 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.

Collection is microfilmed (MF 622).

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

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Born in Bochum on December 21, 1883, Ottilie Schoenewald was a social worker and feminist, and last president of the Juedischer Frauenbund, 1934-1939. She was also a member of the Preussischer Landesverband der juedischen Gemeinden. In 1926 she founded the Bochum branch of the "Juedischer Frauenbund". During the Weimar period she was a member of the Bochum magistrate for the liberal "Deutsche Demokratische Partei". In 1934 she was elected chairperson of the "Juedischer Frauenbund" in Germany. She was also a member of the board of the "Centralverein" and of the "Preussischer Landesverband juedischer Gemeinden". She emigrated to the United States via the Netherlands and Great Britain in 1939 and died in New York City on May 18, 1961.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

Correspondence of Schoenewald with institutions and individuals, including Leo Baeck, Klara Caro, Dora Edinger, Alfred Hirschberg, Selma Jolowicz, Hannah Karminski, Ernst Lowenthal, and Lilli Marx; Manuscripts, clippings, and offprints of articles, lectures, and speeches, by Schoenewald and others, on feminism, social work, the Juedischer Frauenbund, post-World War II Germany, U.S. immigration laws, and denazification; Material on Bertha Pappenheim; Records of the Juedischer Frauenbund; Records of the International Council of Jewish Women; Clippings.

Other Finding Aid

8-page inventory.

Microfilm

Collection is available on microfilm (MF 622).

Related Material

See also: ME 574: Schoenewald, Ottilie: Lebenserinnerungen

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.
Title
Guide to the Ottilie Schoenewald Collection, 1905-1983 AR 3896 / MF 622
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2010
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 29, 2013 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States