Bernhard Sokolowski-Mirels Collection
Scope and Content Note
The Bernhard Sokolowski-Mirels Collection contains documents pertaining to the Mirels and Meyerhof families. The relationship between these families is unknown.
There is genealogical material on the Mirels family, including a paper on the complete family history, tracing its legendary beginnings back to 1025 BCE. Most of the material is research material: newspaper clippings, handwritten extracts from various sources and books on Jewish family history. Series I contains handwritten notes and Series III books on Jewish family history with notes.
The Meyerhof documents contain letters by Heinz L. Meyerhof to his mother Herta Meyerhof written during his time of internment (1939-1941) in England and Canada, postcards by his father from World War I and photographs pertaining to his family (Series II).
- Majority of material found within 1928-1942
Language of Materials
The collection is in German and English.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
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
The collection was created by Bernhard Sokolowski-Mirels (1919-2001), a descendant of one of the oldest Jewish families, the Mirels. He lived in London and was married to Margot Sokolowski-Mirels (1920-2002). They were possibly married in England in 1948.
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The Bernhard Sokolowski-Mirels Collection contains material pertaining to the family history of the Mirels family and personal documents of the Meyerhof family.
The collection is arranged in three series:
This collection was processed in preparation of the EAD finding aid. Materials were grouped together according to family and document type.
- Berlin (Germany)
- Cambridge (England)
- Fraenkel family
- Genealogical tables
- Heller family
- Jewish physicians
- Jews -- Genealogy
- Meyerhof, Heinz L.
- Meyerhof, Herta
- Milan (Italy)
- Mirels family
- Research notes
- Sokolowski-Mirels, Bernhard, 1919-2001
- Sokolowski-Mirels, Johanna
- Università di Milano
- Guide to the Papers of Bernhard Sokolowski-Mirels 1872-1944 AR 6341
- Processed by Philipp Thater
- © 2011
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- Edition statement
- This version was derived from BSokolowski-Mirels.xml
- May 2015:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.