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Hanna Lange Collection

Identifier: AR 10673

Scope and Content Note

The collection pertains to the life of the psychiatrist Hanna (Johanna) Lange (1893-1993) and to a lesser extent to the life of her second husband, Henry Pindar (1885-1964).

Hanna Lange’s documents include vital and educational records as well as family photographs reaching back to the 1880s. The life of her second husband, Henry Pindar is documented by his passports, photographs, and some correspondence, which includes letters by Konrad Adenauer and Heinrich Luebke.

The following individuals are mentioned in this collection:

Aufrecht, Ewald; Heichelheim family; Huttenbach, Elise; Koromla family; Lange, Gertrude; Lange, Siegfried; Loeb, Siegfried; Roedelheimer, Hedwig; Ruppel, Fridel; Schuhmann, Elizabeth; Smith, Marilyn; Strauss Lange, Hanna; Strauss, Karl Hans; Strauss, Max; Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949; Strauss, William.


  • Creation: 1896-1998


Language of Materials

This collection is in German and English with some Italian.

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

Johanna Lange was born Nov.11, 1893 in Strasbourg. She received her doctoral degree from Frankfurt University in 1924. In 1925 she married the merchant Max Strauss, who died 3 years later in Frankfurt. Hanna Lange Strauss immigrated to the United States in the 1930s, where she practiced medicine. In 1957 she got married to the lawyer Henry Pindar in New York. She died on Jan. 26, 1993.

Henry F. (Kurt Fritz) Pindar (1885-1964) was born in Koenigsberg in East-Prussia. He was a highly accomplished lawyer in Germany until 1933 and then in Zurich (Switzerland) and in New York.

Henry Pindar’s brother, the conductor Carl Alwin was born as Alwin Oskar Pinkus 1891 in Koenigsberg. He conducted in several German opera theaters before being called to the Vienna State Opera in 1920. He left Austria in 1938 and went to Mexico, where he conducted opera from 1941 until his death in 1945. From 1920 to 1938 he was married to the singer Elisabeth Schumann.

Siegfried Loeb (1886-1941) was a high ranking civil servant in Germany before 1933. He emigrated to England in 1938 and died there 3 years later.

Hanna Lange’s first husband, Max Strauss had children from his previous marriage to Hedwig Roedelheimer. One of their 3 sons was William Strauss, the father of Julian Strauss.


8 Folders


The collection pertains to the life of the psychiatrist Hanna (Johanna) Lange (1893-1993) and to a lesser extent to the life of her second husband, Henry Pindar (1885-1964).

Separated Material

Some photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph collection.

Processing Information

During microfilming and consequent digitization the original order of the collection has been disrupted.

Inventory of the Hanna Lange Collection, 1896-1998 AR 10673
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
The inventory is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States