Skip to main content

Eva Abraham-Podietz Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25165

Scope and Content Note

The Eva Abraham-Podietz Family Collection contains the papers of members of the Jacobus, Rosenbaum, Rosenberg and other related families. The collection includes an assortment of official and personal papers, genealogical and other research, photographs, personal correspondence and a few articles.

Much of Series I, which holds the papers of individual family members, consists of the papers of Heinrich and Recha Jacobus and their descendants. In this series are their official and personal documentation along with a few letters and scanned photographs. Included in this collection are letters to Eva Rosenbaum from Rabbi Leo Baeck and a translation of Auguste Rosenbaum's transcript of the Sternberg Jewish Congregation's register, documenting this community from the early nineteenth century through 1933.

Papers relating to multiple family members or the family in general form Series II. One folder holds official documents of various family members, many from the early nineteenth century, including Schutzbriefe (letters of protection), decrees, contracts and papers relating to citizenship. Papers of other family members or of unidentified individuals are also present in this series along with family research. Research includes two folders of family trees and genealogical notes in addition to information on bridal caps, the history of Jews in Schwerin, and other topics.


  • Creation: 1767-2004


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.

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

Recha Rosenberg was born in Bärwalde (today Barwice, Poland) in 1860. She died in Berlin in 1928. In 1881 she married the merchant Heinrich Jacobus, who was born in Schievelbein in 1850. He died in 1924. The couple lived in Friedeberg in der Neumark (today Strzelce Krajeńskie, Poland) and had three daughters.

Gertrud (Gerda), a nurse, was born in Friedeberg in 1882. She perished in Riga in 1942. Frida was born in 1890. She worked as a clerk and bookkeeper and immigrated to the United States in 1939. She never married and died in 1970. Else was born in 1894. She married Ernst Rosenbaum (born 1890). They had one daughter, Eva, born in Hamburg in 1927, and one son, Heinz Peter. The family immigrated to England in 1938 (Eva as part of a Kindertransport) and stayed there. Eva Abraham-Podietz settled in Philadelphia.


0.25 Linear Feet


The Eva Abraham-Podietz Family Collection holds the assorted papers of members of the Jacobus, Rosenbaum, Rosenberg and related families. Included in the collection are official documents, personal papers, family trees, photographs, and articles.

Related Material

Related are a challah cover and bridal caps now in the LBI Arts and Objects Collection. Further information on these items will be found in Series II.

Separated Material

Two books were removed from this collection to the LBI Library: Geschichte der Stadt Friedeberg in der Neumark and Buch der Lieder von Heinrich Heine.

Processing Information

During processing of the collection in January 2014, the folders of the collection were organized into two series.

Guide to the Papers of the Eva Abraham-Podietz Family 1767-2004 AR 25165
Processed by Dianne Ritchey and LBI Staff
© 2014
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from Eva_Abraham-Podietz_Family.xml

Revision Statements

  • March 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