Alexander Fleischer Family Collection
Scope and Content Note
The first part of the collection contains biographical sketches about Alexander and Willy Fleischer as well as about the Fleischer family business, written by Hildegard Gumppenberg née Fleischer in Cologne, 1969-1970.
The bulk of the collection consists of balance sheets and other business papers of the textile company ‘A. Fleischer Textilwerke, Reichenbach im Eulengebirge’ leading to the company’s forced sale in 1938; 1935-1938.
A third part is devoted to Willy Fleischer, with a biography written by his daughter, Hildegard Gumppenberg in 1970 and his final report card from his high school in 1889. Also included are family photographs.
- Creation: 1889-1970
- Gumppenberg, Hildegard, Freifrau von (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German.
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
Alexander Fleischer was born 1837 in Glewitz, Upper Silesia (today Gliwice, Poland). He managed his father’s dye-house in Neisse (today Nysa, Poland), before establishing his own business in Reichenbach im Eulengebirge in Lower Silesia (today Dzierżoniów, Poland) in 1869. This textile-mill, which remained with the family until 1938, was the first weaver with an automated loom in Silesia. Alexander Fleischer died in Breslau in 1914.
Alexander Fleischer was married to Clara, née Lustig; their eldest son was Willy Fleischer (1871-1939), father of Hildegard Gumppenberg, née Fleischer.
The collection contains documents pertaining to the textile company “A. Fleischer KG” in Reichenbach im Eulengebirge in Silesia (today Dzierżoniów, Poland) and about the Fleischer family.
Other Finding Aid
Original list of donations and German language index cards are available.
One photograph has been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection
- Inventory of the Alexander Fleischer Family Collection, 1889-1970 AR 3641
- © 2009
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- Language of description note
- The inventory is in English.