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Heinrich and Hulda Schwab Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25694

Scope and Content Note

The Heinrich and Hulda Schwab Family Collection contains photographs and family papers. These photographs are collected into photo albums of Heinrich and Hulda's trips around Europe in the 1920s and of their daughter, Ilse, for whom there are two albums from the 1930s. The family papers contain Hulda and Ilse's birth certificates, the Schwab's marriage certificate from 1937, and the 1938 passport of Gustav Oppenheimer, Hulda's second husband. Additionally, there are papers about Ilse's school for children with disabilities, the Martha Lloyd School in Troy, Pennsylvania, which include a brochure and correspondence between the school and the Schwab family.

The photo albums span from 1928 to 1935. Two of the albums detail the Schwab's travels throughout Western Europe, predominantly the western half of Germany. Additionally, there is a photo album that contains photographs from a winter trip in 1931 to Lermoos, Austria. There are two albums of Ilse, one of which has photos around the time of her birth in 1934, and another from 1935 which has photographs of her as a toddler. In addition to these albums, there is a small number of photographs from the 1930s of the Schwabs' extended family, including Heinrich's mother, Amalie Schwab.


  • 1927-1971
  • Majority of material found within 1927-1938


Language of Materials

The collection is in German with some English.

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


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The Heinrich and Hulda Schwab family collection starts with Heinrich Schwab, born in 1906. Heinrich also went by Henry. Heinrich was married to Hulda Schwab, née Hess, born in 1911, in December 1932. Both resided in Munich, Germany with their daughter, Ilse Schwab, born in 1934. Heinrich worked in the lapidary business and then sold paintbrushes known as "Tiffany brushes."


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The Heinrich and Hulda Schwab family collection contains a small number of family papers pertaining to them and their daughter Ilse. The majority of the collection consists of photographs including family portraits and photographs from trips around central Europe in the 1920s.

Processing Information

The Heinrich and Hulda Schwab family collection is arranged into two series, Series I: Family Papers, and Series 2: Photographs. Both are arranged in chronological order.

Guide to the the Heinrich and Hulda Schwab Family 1927-1971 AR 25694
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Revision Statements

  • August 14, 2017 : Dao links added to Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States