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Rabbi Salamon Faber Collection

Identifier: AR 25841

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials pertaining to the life and work of Rabbi Salamon Faber. Series I is made up of papers of Rabbi Faber regarding his emigration to the United States, as well as materials about his studies.

Series II consists of correspondence from Rabbi Faber’s friends and family. Most of letters are from his parents and sister, Keila Feigel (Fela) Sieradzka née Faber. The letters span the years 1939-1942 and detail the lives of his family members in Nowy Sącz during the German occupation of Poland.


  1. Series I: Papers of Rabbi Salamon Faber, 1930s-1940
  2. Series II: Correspondence, 1939-1942


  • 1929 - 1942

Language of Materials

The collection is in Polish, German, English, Yiddish, and some Czech and Aramaic.

Biographical Note

Rabbi Salamon Faber was born on July 6th, 1911, to Wolf and Malka Faber in Rozdziele, Poland. He was ordained a rabbi on the eve of the Kristallnacht in November, 1938 at the Jewish Theological Seminary of Breslau. Soon after, he emigrated to the United States to continue his education at Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning. He married his wife, Gertrude, in 1942 and they had three children.

During the war, Rabbi Faber often corresponded with his family in Poland, especially with his sister, Keila Feigel (Fela) Sieradzka and her husband, Majer. Most of Rabbi’s family perished in the Holocaust, including his father, sister, and her family.

Rabbi Faber served as a rabbi in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Warren, Ohio; and Kew Gardens, New York. He was also a member of the Rabbinical Assembly and served as a leader of the Beth Din of Queens, New York.

He passed away on December 11, 1998.


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The collection contains papers of Rabbi Salamon Faber. The bulk of the collection is made up of wartime correspondence from his sister, Feigel (Fela), and his parents who lived in Poland. Other materials include documents detailing Rabbi Faber’s emigration to the United States, as well as materials relating to his studies. The collection is arranged into two series: Series I: Papers of Rabbi Salamon Faber and Series II: Correspondence.


The collection had been arranged thematically. Original order when applicable was preserved.

Separated Materials

Ethiopic Grammar with Chrestomathy and Glossary by Samuel A. B. Mercer and Arabische Grammatik by Ernst Harder were removed from the collection.

Processing Information

During processing, folders were grouped to form series and subseries. Original order when applicable was preserved.

Guide to the Papers of Rabbi Salamon Faber
Processed by Agata Sobczak
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States