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Bauer-Gross Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25250

Scope and Content Note

The Bauer-Gross Family Collection holds material on individual family members, family photographs, and writings. The material consists of correspondence, immigration papers, an academic confirmation, newspapers, a report, a manuscript, medical documents, identification documents, military papers, a birth certificate, an award certificate, obituaries, and a prenuptial agreement. Particularly prominent in this collection is the material on the immigration to the USA, the family research and the process of creating the family tree, and information about Meta Bauer.

The first series of this collection holds material on the family members Lazarus Bauer, Lazarus Gross, and Meta Bauer, on the emigration of Meta Bauer, her brother Emil Gross an his family, and her sister-in-law’s sister and her family. Their immigration was supported by Max Gross, Meta’s and Emil’s brother, and his wife Frieda. Here one will also find all the information on the family tree’s creation and other material like correspondence, deposit slips, vaccination certificates, and so on.

Series II consists of photographs displaying either private/personal occasions, or portraits taken by a photographer. However, most of the photographs are unidentified.

The last series of the collection comprises published writings including a manuscript on the history of Koenigheim, three editions of a newspaper published in the hometown of some family members, and a report on the Reichskristallnacht, written in 1958.

Dates

  • 1877-1974
  • Majority of material found within 1930s

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in German and English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Reserve" button.

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

Biographical Note

Lazarus Bauer was born 1873 and died on August 25, 1930 in Koenigheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. He was a merchant and the owner of the company Lazarus Gross II, which he inherited from his father-in-law Lazarus Gross. Lazarus Bauer married Meta Gross (born in 1881) in the early 20th century. One of their children was Werner Bauer, who was born in 1920. Approximately 13 years after Lazarus Bauer's death, Meta left Germany and immigrated to the United States with the help of her brother Max Gross. She lived in New York.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

The Bauer-Gross Family collection consists of family papers, various documents, and photographs. Prominent topics are emigration from Germany, the family history, and Meta Bauer. The collection comprises correspondence, immigration papers, an academic confirmation, newspapers, a report, a manuscript, medical documents, identification documents, military papers, a birth certificate, an award certificate, obituaries, and a prenuptial agreement.

Processing Information

During processing no original order was observed, so the collection has been completely restructured.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Papers of the Bauer-Gross Family 1877-1974 AR 25250
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Meike Bingemann
Date
© March 2012
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from Bauer-GrossFamily.xml

Revision Statements

  • November 27, 2012 : 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