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Ludwig Tietz Collection

Identifier: LBIJER 513

Scope and Contents

Folder I contains materials of Ludwig Tietz: a certificate of release from military service (1920); a doctoral diploma in medicine (1923); references from medical institutes (1927-1930); and copies of letters from Tietz to Marie Günzburger (1928-1933).

Folder II contains articles and speeches in memory of Tietz by Wolf Matsdorf, Gershon Malbar, Heinz Warschauer and others, a special edition of the CV-Zeitung, and handwritten notes for a speech by Gustav Horn (1933-1979).

Folder III contains documents collected by Horn for Tietz's biography: copies of letters pertaining to Tietz (1922-1937, undated); letters and handwritten notes by Horn (1973-1978).


  • 1920-1979


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

Ludwig Tietz was born in Berlin to a family known for its chain of department stores in numerous German cities. He studied at the Berlin Wilhelm Gymnasium, served in the medical corps in World War I and studied medicine at Freiburg University. He was active in the Centralverein, involved himself in several social aid projects in Jewish communities and especially for Jewish youth, and was one of the early leaders of Youth Aliyah from Germany. Despite assertions that Tietz's committed suicide, he apparently died of a hemorrhage in late 1933.


3 Folders