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Langendorff-Kraft Family Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11138

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains vital and personal papers (citizenship, birth, death, marriage, immunization, genealogical records) for members of the Marcussohn, Kraft, Fraenkel, Loewenstein, Langerdorf and Benda families from the late 19th to the 20th centuries. Prominently represented in the collection are documents from the professional and personal activities of Berlin attorney Bernhard Kraft, who practiced in the late 19th and early 20th century. He also wrote travel articles for the newspaper Für Reise und Wanderung, several editions of which are in the collection (all from 1913). There is a 264 page binder of typewritten letter transcripts written from WWI soldier Fritz J. Langendorff to his wife Margot Kraft (daughter of Bernhard and Alice Kraft). Oversized documents in this collection include printed artwork of baby and family, synagogue seating agreement (Löbau, 1869), and honorary book from Vorstand des Vereins Ehemaliger Lehrlingsheimer for donor and patron Joseph Fraenkel on occasion of his 75th birthday (1903).

Dates

  • 1847-1916

Creator

Language of Materials

This 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

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Extent

3 Folders (1 oversize folder)

Abstract

This collection contains vital and personal papers (citizenship, birth, death, marriage, immunization, genealogical records) for members of the Marcussohn, Kraft, Fraenkel, Loewenstein, Langerdorf and Benda families from the late 19th to the 20th centuries. Prominently represented in the collection are documents from the professional and personal activities of Berlin attorney Bernhard Kraft, who practiced in the late 19th and early 20th century. He also wrote travel articles for the newspaper Für Reise und Wanderung, several editions of which are in the collection (all from 1913). There is a 264 page binder of typewritten letter transcripts written from WWI soldier Fritz J. Langendorff to his wife Margot Kraft (daughter of Bernhard and Alice Kraft). Oversized documents in this collection include printed artwork of baby and family, synagogue seating agreement (Löbau, 1869), and honorary book from Vorstand des Vereins Ehemaliger Lehrlingsheimer for donor and patron Joseph Fraenkel on occasion of his 75th birthday (1903).

Title
Guide to the Langendorff-Kraft Family Collection 1869-1916  AR 11138
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Michael O'Connor
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • September 17, 2014 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States