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Max Breit Collection

Identifier: LBIJER 464

Scope and Contents

Personal documents and photographs of the extended Breit family.


  • 1863-1957

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

Ignatz Breit married Friederike Neisser (1821-1869) and the couple had five children: Olga, Adolf, Clara, Max and Karl/Carl Heinrich Breit. Carl possessed a distillery in Nimpsch(?). Carl Breit married Rosalie Austerlitz in 1872. Her father was Joachim Austerlitz, and her grandmother was Minna Austerlitz, nee Berliner. Rosalie Breit had four brothers: Moritz; Samuel, who married Rosalie Austerlitz, nee Storkow, and who went missing; Salo, who had four children: Martha, Gertrud, Clara and Elfriede Austerlitz; and Gerson, the youngest brother, who married Anna Glaser. Anna was the daughter of Siegfried Glaser and his wife Mathilde, nee Austerlitz, one of the two sisters of Rosalie Breit, nee Austerlitz. The third sister was Jenny Zimmermann, nee Austerlitz, who had one daughter named Minna. Rosalie and Carl Breit had three children. Max Breit married Therese Martha Kaufmann. He served as a German radio operator in WWI and subsequently became a lawyer.


2 Folders


Personal documents and photographs of the extended Breit family.


This collection is arranged in 1 series.

Processed by Meirav Reuveny
© 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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New York NY 10011 United States