Graefenberg Family Collection
Scope and Content Note
The first folder contains two official documents, attesting to Julius Frankenstein’s military rank as a second lieutenant in 1877, and to his service in the wars of 1870/71 and 1914/18, issued in 1933.
Also included are two copies of a private printing of the family’s genealogy by Prof. Dr. Selly Gräfenberg, “Stammbaumblätter der Familie Gräfenberg”, Frankfurt a.M., 1916, reaching back to 1752. The first copy holds the original 20 pages; a second copy is a revised and enlarged manuscript by Carl H. Grafenberg, 112 pages, San Francisco, 1975.
There also is a clipping with the obituary for Ernst Graefenberg, 1957.
The typescript in folder 2 is a lecture about Ernst Graefenberg by Matthias David, Berlin 2003.
- Creation: 1877-2003
Language of Materials
This collection is in German and English.
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
Ernst Graefenberg was born 1881 in Adelebsen, Germany. He studied medicine and worked as a gynaecologist in Berlin. In 1941 he immigrated via Sibiria to the US, where he worked with Robert Latoux Dickenson as a staff physician at the Margaret Sanger Research Bureau. He died in New York in 1957.
The collection contains military letters for Julius Frankenstein; genealogical tables for the Graefenberg family; and materials about the gynaecologist Ernst Graefenberg.
Other Finding Aid
Items in folder 1 are described there.
During microfilming and consequent digitization the original order of the collection has been disrupted.
- Inventory of the Graefenberg Family Collection, 1877-2003 AR 231
- © 2009
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- The inventory is in English.