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Arthur Czellitzer Collection

Identifier: AR 302

Scope and Content Note

The Arthur Czellitzer Collection is arranged in 5 series and includes personal material, manuscripts, newspaper clippings and correspondence.

The biggest part of the collection contains manuscripts of genealogical studies and creative fiction.

The first series contains family documents relating to Arthur Czellitzer and his family.

The second series contains documents regarding the Gesellschaft fuer juedische Familienforschung.

Series III includes Arthur Czellitzer's manuscripts, among them creative fiction and papers on genealogical studies and standards of beauty. Also included is a reprint of one of his articles from 1924.

Series IV contains Margarete Czellitzer's correspondence after Arthur Czellitzer's death, mostly dealing with a continuing interest in his work and a detailed genealogy of her, written by her husband, Arthur Czellitzer.

Series V contains newspaper clippings on various topics.


  • Creation: 1919-1987
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1930-1943


Language of Materials

The collection is in German, English and Hebrew.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011


Biographical Note

Arthur Czellitzer was born in Breslau in 1871. He was a well known ophthalmologist and founded a private hospital in Berlin in 1907. He was the founder and president of the Gesellschaft fuer Juedische Familienforschung (1924-1938). In 1938 he immigrated to Holland, and was killed in Sobibor in 1943. He also wrote creative fiction.


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The Arthur Czellitzer Collection documents the work of Arthur Czellitzer through his papers on genealogical studies and his creative fiction.

Related Material

Material related to Arthur Czellitzer or his work may be found in other areas of the LBI's holdings.

In the LBI Library:

  1. Czellitzer, Arthur: Mein Stammbaum; eine genealogische Anleitung fuer deutsche Juden (CS 14 C99 M4)
  2. Czellitzer, Arthur: Unser Archiv (CS 1 G47 C9)
  3. Juedische Familien-Forschung: Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft fuer Juedische Familien-Forschung (B184 and C123)

In the LBI Memoir Collection:

  1. Czellitzer, Arthur: Aus meinem Leben 1871-1900 (ME 97)
  2. Czellitzer, Arthur: Geschichte meiner Familie 1640-1942 (ME 98)
  3. Czellitzer, Arthur: Pfingstreise 1940 (ME 99)
  4. Czellitzer, Arthur: Revolution-Zusammenbruch-Heimkehr (ME 100)
  5. Czellitzer, Margaret, Story of your Childhood 1938-1945 (ME 101)

In the LBI Manuscript Collection:

  1. Czellitzer, Arthur: Spring Journey 1940 (MS 332)
  2. Reschke, Horst: Arthur Czellitzer (MS 330)

In other collections of the LBI Archives:

  1. Walther Meyer Collection (AR 7064)
  2. Albert Phiebig Collection (AR 352)
  3. Berthold Rosenthal Collection (AR 637)
  4. Rudolf Jakob Simonis Collection (AR 7019)
  5. Georg Wiener Collection (AR 4275)

Processing Information

This collection was processed in preparation of the EAD finding aid. The order of the original collection, as indicated by an included list of content, was kept intact.

Guide to the Papers of Arthur Czellitzer (1871-1943) 1919-1987 AR 302
Processed by Philipp Thater
© 2011
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Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from ArthurCzellitzer.xml

Revision Statements

  • November 13, 2014 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States