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Felix Auerbach collection

Identifier: AR 3958


Writings, correspondence, family documents and ephemera pertaining to Felix Auerbach. Felix Auerbach’s diaries, poetry and notes are written in Gabelsberger shorthand. Also included is information about Felix and Anna Auerbach.


  • Creation: 1849-1926, 1994-1998, diaries: 1876-1891

Language of Materials

This collection is in German and English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is 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

Felix Auerbach was born in Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland) on November 12, 1856. He received a doctorate in physics at Heidelberg in 1875, and was named professor of physics at Jena in 1889, where he committed suicide on February 26, 1933, together with his wife Anna née Silbergleit.


0.25 Linear Feet

Other Finding Aid

Also available are original German language index cards.

Related Material

See also two versions of Anna Auerbach née Silbergleit’s memoir "Die Chronik der Familie Silbergleit", ME 600 and ME 707.

Separated Material

Five colored glass-photographs and a photograph of Felix [Leopold?] Auerbach have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

Inventory of the Felix Auerbach collection, 1849-1926, 1994-1998, diaries: 1876-1891 AR 3958
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
The inventory is in English.

Revision Statements

  • April 2016:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States