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Walter Breslauer Papers

Identifier: ME 71 MM IV 14


The bulk of this collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence and clippings that were written and collected by Walter Breslauer in London, touching on his personal and professional memories as an administrative director of the Berlin Jewish community. Also included are items related to Walter Breslauer’s father, Bernhard Breslauer. The papers had been sent to the Leo Baeck Institute New York in 1970.


  • 1928-1970


Language of Materials

This collection is in German with some English.

Biographical Note

Breslauer was born in Berlin in 1890. After working as a lawyer, he was the administrative director of the Berlin Jewish community between 1931 and 1936. In 1936 he emigrated to England, where he died in 1981.

Bruno Woyda (Berlin 1900 - London 1968) was the secretary of the Jewish Reform congregation in Berlin, and after 1933 he was the official responsible for economic support in the Berlin Jewish community. He emigrated to England in 1939.


5 Folders