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Ernst Kitzinger Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3086 / MF 568

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains three circumcision registers (Mohelbuecher) with some entries from Prague, 1816 and Baiersdorf, 1819 and mostly from Munich, 1826-1885. In addition there is a ‘Memorbuch’ from Fuerth, Bavaria.

The bulk of the collection pertains to the professional work of Ernst Kitzinger’s mother, Elisabeth Kitzinger, née Merzbacher. Notably, there is the correspondence from co-workers who died in Auschwitz together with the children in 1943. In addition there are family trees and documents concerning the Merzbacher and Strauss families.

Dates

  • 1801-1965

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, Hebrew and English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

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

Abraham Merzbacher (1812-1885) was one of the leaders of the Munich Jewish community and an expert in numismatics, as was his son Eugen Merzbacher (1845-1903).

Elisabeth Kitzinger, née Merzbacher (1881-1966) was the daughter of Eugen Merzbacher. She worked for Jewish welfare organizations in Munch as an organizer and director of ‘Israelitische Jugendhilfe Muenchen’, a home for Jewish youths. She emigrated to Palestine in 1939, to the United States in 1947, and died in Washington, D.C., on June 14, 1966.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

The collection contains three circumcision registers (Mohelbuecher) with some entries from Prague, 1816 and Baiersdorf, 1819 and mostly from Munich, 1826-1885. In addition there is a ‘Memorbuch’ from Fuerth, Bavaria.

Other Finding Aid

6-page inventory.

Microfilm

Collection is available on 1 reel of microfilm (MF 568).

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.
Title
Guide to the Ernst Kitzinger Collection, 1801-1965 AR 3086 / MF 568
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • August 2015:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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