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Wolf Popper Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25312


Manuscripts, vital documents, correspondence, heraldry, and genealogical materials pertaining to Wolf Popper and his family, emphasizing Wolf Popper’s studies at the Hawtreys Preparatory School in England and to the family’s ennobled heritage. Also included is a manuscript about the mezzo-soprano Mathilde Marchesi, née Graumann (March 24, 1821 – November 17, 1913), who made her name as a singing teacher in Vienna, Paris and other European conservatories.


  • 1894-2007

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

Wolf A. Popper was born in 1928 as Wolfgang Alexander Leopold Albert Popper von Podhragy in Vienna, Austria - the son of (Baron) Ernest and Ilse Popper von Podhragy. In December of 1938, Wolf and his sister Evelyn fled without their parents, but with the help of their former governess, to Czechoslovakia. Their father was interned at the Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps before joining with his wife the family in Czechoslovakia; soon after they moved on to Holland and England, where Wolf attended high school. - In 1941 the family moved to Brazil, from where they immigrated to the United States three months later. Wolf Popper served in the Korean War, 1950 – 1952. He then studied at NYU and eventually became president of a company providing financial services. He also held various positions at non-profit organizations, like the Jewish War Veterans and B’nai Brith.


1 Linear Feet

Related Material

See also Wolf Popper’s memoirs In broad daylight, ME 1523, and Memoirs 1938-1941, ME 1522, as well as a Donor interview with Wolf A. Popper by Morton Asch, ME 1524 in the LBI Memoir Collection.

Inventory of the Wolf Popper Family Collection, 1894-2007 AR 25312
© 2009
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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