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Rosenbacher-Wasserman Collection

Identifier: LBIJER 441

Scope and Contents

The file contains personal documents and photographs pertaining to Rosenbacher-Wasserman family.

Folder 1 contains personal documents pertaining to the Rosenbacher family, the Eger family, and the Wassermann family, including four family trees, Moses Isaac Oppenheimer’s last will, Paul Rosenbacher’s death certificate, diaries, and lectures.

Folder 2 contains the personal documents of Emmy Rosenbacher from her life in Germany and Palestine/Israel, such as her matriculation report, university documents, naturalization documents, army documents, letters, and reminiscences about the above-mentioned families.

Folders 3-4 contains photographs of Emmy Rosenbacher, Gretta Rosenbacher, Paul Rosenbacher, Lily Wassermann, Oscar Wassermann(?) and other unknown members of the two families. Most of the photos are portraits and some are family photos. Also included in the collection a photo album of a house in Germany, including mostly indoors photos.


  • undated, 1839-1980

Language of Materials

The collection is in German.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection has been digitized.

Biographical / Historical

Emmy Rosenbacher was born in Hamburg in 1900, daughter to Paul and Gutta Rosenbacher. She received a PhD from the Hamburg University in 1930 and migrated to Palestine in 1937, where she worked at Bezalel Museum, the Bialik Institute and the Hebrew Universoty of Jerusalem.


4 Folders


The collection contains personal documents and photographs pertaining to Rosenbacher-Wasserman family.


This collection is arranged in two series.

  1. Series I: Personal Documents; 1882-1980
  2. Series II: Photographs; 1912-1980, undated
Processed by Meirav Reuveny
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Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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New York NY 10011 United States