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Bernhard Bardach Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6632

Scope and Content Note

The Bernhard Bardach Collection describes mainly the career of a staff physician with the Austro-Hungarian army through educational and financial documents, photographs, and military decorations. Most importantly, Dr. Bardach kept a diary throughout his service in WW I. (see ME 1164)

Dates

  • 1887-1945, 1994, 2015

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

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

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Bernhard Bardach was born in Lemberg (today Lʹviv, Ukraine) on Aug. 3, 1866. He finished high school in Lemberg in 1887 and immediately enrolled in medical school at the Universities in Graz and Vienna. He acquired his diploma in 1893 before entering his career as a staff physician with the Austro-Hungarian Army, first in Galicia and then in Trieste.

Bernhard Bardach’s first wife, with whom he had two daughters, died in 1904. He got remarried and had two more daughters; in 1914 the family moved to Vienna, before Bernhard Bardach had to serve in WW I, first on the Russian and then on the Italian Front. He left his military career in 1920 with a full pension, opening a private practice in 1923.

Bernhard Bardach left Vienna after Kristallnacht and immigrated to the US via Italy and Portugal, arriving in New York in 1941; he died in 1947.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

The Bernhard Bardach Collection describes mainly the career of a staff physician with the Austro-Hungarian army through educational and financial documents, photographs, and military decorations. Most importantly, Dr. Bardach kept a diary throughout his service in WW I. (see ME 1164)

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 4 series.

Microfilm

Diaries available on microfilm MM II 35

Separated Material

The Diary is catalogued as ME 1164 in the LBI Memoir Collection. A Synopsis in English is available in ME 1164.

A map of the northern theater of war of the Austro-Hungarian army in WW I, marking advance and retreat routes, has been removed to MS 914.

Photographs, incl. 2 family photo albums (1914 - ca. 1930) and 3 WW I photo albums have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

A portrait of Bernhard Bradach with spectacles and mustache in military uniform (oil on canvas) is kept in the LBI Art and Objects Collection.

Military certificates of promotion and decoration (Oberarzt 1893, Stabsarzt 1911, Oberstabsarzt zweiter Klasse 1915, bronzene Militaerverdienstmedaille 1916, Ehrenzeichen II. Klasse 1916, silberne Militaerverdienstmedaille 1917, Militaerdienstzeichen 3. Klasse fuer Offiziere, 2 letters and diploma concerning the decoration "Karl-Truppen-Kreuz", together with all medals have been removed to the LBI Art and Objects Collection.
Title
Guide to the Bernhard Bardach Collection, 1887-1945, 1994, 2015  AR 6632
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2012
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • January 2013:: Links to digital objects added in Container List.
  • January 2015: Folder 7B created and link to digital object added.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States