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Moshe and Nora Tavor collection

Identifier: AR 6148 MF 838


The collection contains official documents pertaining to Nora Tavor, née Heller and to her second husband, Moshe Tavor, formerly Fritz Tauber. Also included is some information about Nora Tavor’s first husband, Leo Baum, and about her mother Elsa Hahn.


  • Creation: 1922-1986


Language of Materials

This collection is in German and Hebrew, with some English and Japanese.

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

Nora Tavor, née Heller, widowed Baum, was born 1906 in Yokohama/Japan, the daughter of her Austrian parents, Victor heller and Else, née Hahn. She moved to Prague in 1910 and emigrated in 1939 to Palestine, where she worked as a journalist and government employee.

Nora Tavor’s mother, the concert singer Elsa Hahn (divorced Heller, divorced Jundt) was born 1880 in Prague. She escaped 1939 to France, but was deported from Lyons to Auschwitz, where she perished.

Nora Tavor’s first husband, Leo Baum, was born 1909 in Prague, where he later worked for Prager Tageblatt. After his emigration to Palestine in 1939 he worked for the British government in Palestine and in Sudan, before he was killed in 1946 in the explosion at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.

Nora Tavor’s second husband, Moshe Tavor, formerly Fritz Tauber, was born 1903 in Olmütz (today Olomouc in the Czech Republic). He worked as a journalist in Prague until his emigration to Palestine in 1939, where he worked as a publisher and editor of various newspapers. 1963-1966 he was press and cultural attaché at the Israel Mission in Cologne/West Germany, and then, until his death, as Israel correspondent for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Moshe Tavor died 1978 in Jerusalem.


0.25 Linear Feet

Separated Material

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 Moshe and Nora Tavor collection, 1922-1986 AR 1922-1986
© 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