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Paul Josephthal Collection

Identifier: AR 4179


The bulk of the collection consists of transcripts of Paul Josephthal’s memoirs 1916-1918 during World War I in Romania, when he commanded a unit of German soldiers as an ‘Etappenkommandant’ (Rear Echelon Commander).


  • Creation: 1916-1963

Language of Materials

This collection is in German with Romanian and some English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Part of the 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

Born in Nuremberg on June 16, 1869, Josephthal was a toy manufacturer who served as a German army officer in Romania during World War I. He emigrated to Palestine in 1939 and died in Tel Aviv on March 22, 1943.


1 Linear Feet

Other Finding Aid

Two German language index cards are included in folder 1.

Related Material

See also Josephthal's detailed description of the German army’s advancement into France at the beginning of World War I, Kriegserinnerungen 1914, LBI call number ME 1078.

Inventory of the Paul Josephthal Collection, 1916-1963 AR 4179
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
The inventory is in English.

Revision Statements

  • September 2017:: dao links added to Folder 1.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States