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Weil Family, Frankfurt Collection

Identifier: AR 6266


The collection holds correspondence and manuscripts pertaining to the extended Weil family. The bulk of the correspondence comes from Berthold and Selma Weil in Frankfurt and in England to their children in Palestine/Israel and in the USA. Also included are letters from Rickchen Rosenthal née Marx (Selma Weil’s mother) from Frankfurt and Theresienstadt.


  • 1934-1994
  • Majority of material found within 1934-1956


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

Berthold Weil and Selma née Rosenthal were the parents of three brothers, Ernst (Joseph), Walter (Zeev), and Hans (Jack) Weil.


0.5 Linear Feet

Related Material

The Weil letters, together with other correspondences is analyzed in a thesis by Steffen Unverfehrt : ‚Gehen, Bleiben, Schreiben - eine Korrespondenzanalyse zur Flucht deutscher Juden aus NS-Deutschland‘, available in the LBI Archives as manuscript MS 505.

Inventory of the Weil Family, Frankfurt Collection, 1934-1994; bulk 1934-1956 AR 6266
In Progress
© 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