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Kurt Nathan Gruebler Collection

Identifier: AR 6407

Scope and Content Note

The first folder includes correspondence between Anna Grübler and her brother Siegmund Littner, Siegmund Littner's divorce certificate and birth certificate, as well as school documents and cemetery documents. Also in this folder are Nathan Grübler's card for his shoe business in Vienna and a postcard and telegram sent by Anna from New York City in 1890.

The second folder inlcudes report cards and identification cards for David Grübler and his family, letters of recommendation for David Grübler, and some correspondence and documentation pertaining to the family's emigration to the United States. Other report cards are included in the oversized folder.


  • 1876-1939, 1996


Language of Materials

This collection is in German, English, and Hungarian.

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

Kurt Gruebler was born in Vienna in 1925 to an assimilated family. His father David, an insurance salesman was of Jewish heritage, and his mother Josefa was born Catholic. The family emigrated to New York City in 1938.

David Grübler was born in New York City in 1892, and but returned with his parents Anna (née Littner) and Nathan Grübler to Europe in 1897. David attended school in Budapest and eventually settled in Vienna sometime before the First World War. Nathan Grübler was a shoe- and bootmaker.


3 Folders (+ 1 OS)


This collection contains documents and correspondence illustrating the experience of Kurt Nathan's Gruebler's ancestors, including their education and emigration.

Separated Material

Two books by Armin Berg have been removed to the LBI Library collection:

  1. Sie müssen lachen: das lustige Armin Berg-Repertoire
  2. Es wird immer schöner!: das neue Armin Berg-Buch


See also the LBI Austrian Heritage Collection interview with Kurt Gruebler (AHC 102)
Guide to the Kurt Gruebler Collection, 1876-1939, 1996  AR 6407
Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 07, 2011 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.
  • March 24, 2012 : 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