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Otto Gersuny Collection

Identifier: AR 25146

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the collection consists of official documents divided into two series. Series I holds vital records of birth, death and marriage, as well as identification cards, military honors for his service as a surgeon during World War I, and papers concerning his emigration to the United States.

Series II consists of documents concerning his professional progress, and contains school reports, university certifications, his doctoral diploma and papers from his time as an assistant doctor in Innsbruck, Vienna and Berlin, as well as a jubilee document by the medical society of New York.


  • 1895-1964


Language of Materials

The 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 978.

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

Otto Gersuny was born in Teplitz-Schoenau (today Teplice-Sanov in the Czech Republic) in 1890. He graduated as a doctor of medicine from the University of Vienna in 1914. He served as a military surgeon during World War I. After the war he worked in several hospitals in Vienna and Berlin. He was among the best-known specialists for children's diseases in Vienna. He immigrated to the United States in 1939 and was authorized to practice medicine in 1940. Otto Gersuny died in 1964.


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The Otto Gersuny Collection contains transcripts, certificates, and other documents related to Otto Gersuny's education and career as well as vital documents tracking personal family events. The collection also holds documents related to his emigration.


The collection is arranged in two series:


Collection is available on 1 reel of microfilm (MF 978).

Related Material

The LBI Archives also maintains the Gersuny Family Collection (AR 7271). A few photographs of Otto Gersuny are available in the LBI Photograph Collection.

Guide to the Papers of Otto Gersuny (1890-1964) 1895-1964 AR 25146
Processed by Anja Wiegand
© 2008
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Description is in English.
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Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States