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Felix Hepner Collection

Identifier: AR 7210

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the collection consists of Felix Hepner's account books of his estates in Posen, 1885-1905, and other account books. Also included are the typed records of the Kreisbauernrat Trebnitz, the peasants’ council in the district of Trzebnica in Poland for the years 1918 to 1920, as well as miscellaneous handwritten notes on philosophy and religion from much later (1943-1944).


  • 1885-1944


Language of Materials

The collection is in German.

Access Restrictions

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 Hepner, (probably) born on June 6, 1860 to Salomon Hepner and Henrietta Lachmann, was an estate owner in the town of Heidewilxen near Obernigk in Silesia (today Wilczyn near Oborniki Śląskie, Poland). One estate was in Wongrowitz/ Posen (today Wągrowiec, Poland) and another one was in nearby Otteraue, which had its own distillery (today Otorowo, Poland). Felix Hepner was a member of the Kreisbauernrat Trebnitz, the peasants' council in the district of Trzebnica in Poland founded in November 1918, and chairman of its Executive Committee.


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The collection consists mainly of Felix Hepner's account books in Posen, 1885-1905, as well as records of the peasants' council in the district of Trzebnica in Poland and some manuscripts.

Related Material

The LBI Archives contain further material related to Felix Hepner. See also the Kantorowicz Family Collection, 1834-1958, AR 439.

Separated Material

Two photographs that are associated by provenance to the described materials have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection. These are the photographs of Lion Feuchtwanger, and Hanns Reissner.

Processing Information

During processing, the collection was organized into series. All related content was organized chronologically.

Guide to the Papers of the Felix Hepner Collection 1885-1944 AR 7210
Processed by Verena Blatt
© 2015
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Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from FelixHepner.xml

Revision Statements

  • August 2015:: 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