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Bernhard Sokolowski-Mirels Collection

Identifier: AR 6341

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).


  • 1872-1944
  • Majority of material found within 1928-1942


Language of Materials

The collection is in German and English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

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

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

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.

Related Material

The LBI Archives include these other related archival collections:

  1. Ettlinger Family Collection 1733-1925, AR 3606
  2. Jacob Jacobson Collection 1660-1958, AR 7002
  3. Edward Luft Collection 1698-2011, AR 6957

The LBI Library also includes a related book by Leopold Löwenstein: Stammbaum der Familie Mirels-Heller-Fraenkel, CS 629 M57 L6

Processing Information

This collection was processed in preparation of the EAD finding aid. Materials were grouped together according to family and document type.

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

Revision Statements

  • May 2015:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States