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Arthur Levi Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25049

Scope and Content Note

The Arthur Levi Family Collection consists of family trees and family histories of the Levi and Dorfzaun families (all contents are photocopies). The collection consists of Arthur Levi's own research, including genealogical and historical writing, as well as family photos and 19th century legal documents. Series I is divided into four folders. Folder 1 includes a table of contents and German-language family tree. Folder 2 includes a detailed genealogy of the Levi family of Hellstein and Hanau in Germany from 1808-2001. It also includes Levi's research work, describing the historical context of the families; detailed biographies of some members of the family; and family photos. Folder 3 includes a detailed genealogy of the Dorfzaun family of Roedelmaier, Bavaria, Germany, from 1742-1994, as well as family histories and photocopies of photos, family letters and a funeral notice. It also includes photocopies of information from a parish office (Pfarramt) in Roedelmaier and from the Staatsarchiv Wuerzburg. Folder 4 includes photocopies of historical documents used to construct the genealogy of the Dorfzaun family. It consists of documents from the village of Roedelmaier, including a page from a register of Jews who were permitted to reside in the village, showing old and new family names (June 1817); a birth register; wedding register; and death register. It also consists of documents from the Bavarian County Court of Neustadt, Bavaria, including two petitions of Abraham Dorfzaun of Roedelmaier (1848 and 1849); a petition from Neustadt (1852); a petition of Jacob Dorfzaun of Neustadt (1873); and a petition of Hermann Dorfzaun of Neustadt to marry Mathilde Lorsch of Gelnhausen (1875).


  • 1817-2001
  • Majority of material found within 1994-2001


Language of Materials

The collection is in English and German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Reserve" button.

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 Levi was born in 1919 in Frankfurt, Germany. He immigrated to the United States and settled in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. The Levi family can be traced to Langendiebach, a village in Hesse, to the middle of the nineteenth century. Members of the Levi family were active in the Jewish community in Frankfurt am Main; in particular, many sang in the choir of the Boerneplatz Synagogue. Most members of the Levi family immigrated to the United States in the 1930s.


0.25 Linear Feet


This collection contains genealogical tables and family histories of the Levi and Dorfzaun families, as compiled by Arthur Levi. It also contains photocopies of legal documents from the 19th century and family photos.


This collection is arranged in one series:

Digitization Note

The collection was digitized and made accessible in its entirety.

Related Material

Related is the Pappenheim and Ernst Family Collection (AR 6956).

Guide to the Papers of Arthur Levi 1817-2001 (bulk 1994-2001) AR 25049
Processed by Matthew Johnson
© 2013
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Digitization made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
Edition statement
This version was derived from ArthurLevi.xml

Revision Statements

  • June 2015: dao links and digitization information added by Leanora Lange.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States