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Robert Popper Collection

Identifier: AR 10839

Scope and Contents

Folder 1 includes the following documents:

Questionnaire I of the Austrian Heritage Collection at the Leo Baeck Institute

Geburtsschein (original and copy)

3 Zeugnisse ueber Beendigung des Studiums (originals)

Heimatschein und Meldezettel (originals)

2 Bestaetigungen der Aerztekammer Tirol (originals)

Steuerliche Unbedenklichkeitsbescheinigung (original)

Bestaetigung ueber "Volljuden-Status" (original)

Fuehrungszeugnis ausgestellt von der Kultusgemeinde (original)

Amtsaerztliches Zeugnis (original)

Leumundszeugnis (copy)

2 Papiere des War Departments, des American Jewish Congress (copies)

Einfuhrgenehmigung ueber den Transfer der Verstorbenen Eltern Popper nach England (copies)

2 Postkarten des Judensteins

’Mitgliederverzeichnis’, Juedischer Jugendbund, Universitaetsstrasse 4, 1090 Vienna in 1937, containing list of members, list of Jewish physicians, attorneys, bankers and business men.


  • 1909-1999


Language of Materials

This collection is in German and English.

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

Dr. Robert Popper was born in Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria, on May 16, 1909. He studied at the medical school of the Leopold Franzens University, and became a physician. He was a member of the Zionist youth group "Blau Weiss" in Innsbruck, Austria. He fled the Nazis via Lithuania (Kaunas), Latvia (Riga), Belgium (Gent), France (Paris), Switzerland (Zurich) and England (Hythe, Kent), before he finally arrived in the USA.

Henriette Weiss (1864-1931) founded "Waldschule", an orphanage for WWI orphans. She was instrumental in establishing Austrian sanitariums for patience with lung-diseases.


2 Folders


The collection contains vital records, education certificates and other documents pertaining to the physician Robert Popper. Also included are two photographs of Henriette Weiss and the Weiss family, respectively.

Related Material

See also Robert Popper’s memoirs Austrian Memories by R. Popper, LBI call number ME 1176.

Inventory of the Robert Popper Collection , 1909-1999 AR 10839
© 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