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Eugen and Lucie Oppenheimer Collection

Identifier: AR 6131

Scope and Contents

The Eugen and Lucie Oppenheimer Collection holds documents of the married couple. It consists of correspondence, a manuscript, an eulogy, financial documents, academic documents, a family tree, notebooks, a confirmation book, a wedding journal, photographs, and notes. Particularly prominent is the relationship between Eugen and Lucie.

Series I contains all the correspondence. Most of it is addressed to Lucie and only regards personal matters. There are no official letters in this collection.

The next series consists of family papers. There are a few official documents, some writings, a family tree, and photographs of Eugen and Lucie, mostly portraits.

Series III contains a manuscript on canon law in German, as well as a published article by Eugen Oppenheimer, Das Valuta Problem.


  • 1867-1967
  • Majority of material found within 1890s


Language of Materials

The collection is in German and English.

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 "Request" 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 <extptr actuate="onload" altrender="Portrait of Eugen and Lucie Oppenheimer" href="" show="embed" title="Portrait of Eugen and Lucie Oppenheimer"/>

Dr. Eugen Oppenheimer, the son of Adolph and Julie Oppenheimer née Seligmann, was born in 1869 in Germany and probably died sometime in the 1930s. He was a lawyer and married Lucie in 1897, the daughter of Emil whose surname could not be identified and Bertha née Strauss. Lucie was born in 1877 in Germany, immigrated to the United States in the 1940s, and lived in New York. Her death date is unknown.


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The Eugen and Lucie Oppenheimer Collection consists of papers which belonged to Lucie and Eugen. A prominent topic is their relationship. The collection contains correspondence, a manuscript, an eulogy, financial documents, academic documents, a family tree, a confirmation book, a wedding journal, photographs, notes, and notebooks.

Digitization Note

This collection was digitized and made accessible in its entirety.

Separated Material

A photo album has been removed to the Photo Collection.

Processing Information

The collection has been completely rearranged.

Guide to the Papers of Eugen and Lucie Oppenheimer, 1867-1967, (bulk 1890s)   AR 6131
Processed by Meike Bingemann, LBI Intern
© 2012
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Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Digitization made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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This version was derived from EugenLucieOppenheimer.xml

Revision Statements

  • July 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