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Ernst Wertheimer Family Collection

Identifier: AR 3356

Scope and Content Note

The first folder contains some photographs, a family tree with data since 1738, vital and educational records for David Wertheimer, including a Bürgerbrief (bestowal of citizenship) from 1870, vital and business records for liqueur manufacturer Leon Wertheimer, correspondence pertaining to Anna Gutmann, some clippings, and a self-published booklet containing several photos which document Ernst Wertheimer's military service in the first World War, vital documents of Ernst Wertheimer, and finally a few religious documents of the Gutmann family.

Anna Gutmann's scrapbook contains some photos, but is mostly filled with various documents, such as letters of recognition from various German governmental officials and industrialists, correspondence with the Hollywood film producer Carl Laemmle, clippings, and obituaries.

An oversized illustrated certificate commemorating a World War I German air force inspection is filed in a separate folder.


  • 1857-1937


Language of Materials

This collection is in German and Hebrew.

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


Biographical Note

Anna Gutmann (1856-1932) was chairwoman of Israelitischer Frauenverein Stuttgart, and the grandmother of Ernst Wertheimer's wife Fanny Gutmann; Leon Wertheimer (1871-1956), father of Ernst Wertheimer, was a manufacturer of liqueurs in Stuttgart; David Wertheimer (1845-1912), grandfather of Ernst Wertheimer was a salesman. For more information consult the family tree in folder 1.


2 Folders : 45 items + oversized material


This collection contains vital and personal documents, photographs, clippings, and correspondence pertaining to the Wertheimer and Gutmann families.

Other Finding Aid

A detailed inventory list is available in folder 1

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection

A bronze medal from the Jewish orphanage and school Wilhelmspflege Esslingen has been removed to the LBI Art and Objects Collections

Guide to the Ernst Wertheimer Family Collection  AR 3356
Processed by LBI Staff
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 17, 2011 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States