Wolf Popper Family Collection
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.
Language of Materials
This collection is in German and English.
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Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
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.
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- Inventory of the Wolf Popper Family Collection, 1894-2007 AR 25312
- © 2009
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- The inventory is in English.
Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States