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Windner Lieberman Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25453

Scope and Content Note

The Lieberman Windner Family Collection is arranged in three series and includes copies of the body of work by the artist Marianne Lieberman (née Windner) and some personal and official documents of Marianne Lieberman's family. Particularly prominent in this collection are official documents of the Nazi institutions in Vienna and papers relating to the murder of Marianne Lieberman's aunt Hedwig Windner under the Nazi euthanasia program. Basic data on Marianne Lieberman's biography and a collection of printouts of her work as well as invitations to expositions and some explanations of her work will be found in Series I, which consists of two folders. From the Austrian Heritage Collection's (AHC) questionnaire (Folder 1) one can gather biographical information about Marianne Lieberman.

Series II comprises a heterogeneous corpus of official documents and personal and official correspondence of Marianne Lieberman's ancestors. The series consists of five folders with several birth, marriage, and death certificates of different family members. The better part of the series comprises documents about Leopold (Father) and Hedwig Windner (Aunt).

The final series of this collection consists of two folders including photographs of different members of the Windner family as well as a few newspaper clippings.


  • Creation: 1838-2011
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1938-1963


Language of Materials

The collection is in German, English, and Hungarian.

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

Marianne Lieberman née Windner was born in Vienna on January 22, 1927, the daughter of Leopold and Adelheid (née Zabota) Windner. Her father, who was Jewish according to the Nuremberg Laws, fled from Vienna – first to Switzerland, then via Italy and France to the United States. Marianne Lieberman and her mother lived in Maribor, then Yugoslavia, from summer 1939 to 1941.

Marianne Lieberman attended the Michelbeuern School of Design and Dressmaking in Vienna from 1945 to 1947. In 1947 she and her mother immigrated to New York, which they reached on August 20, 1947. Until the early 1950s she worked as a dressmaker in New York. In 1950 she married Gerald Lieberman with whom she moved to Charlotte, NC, in 1952. Since the 1960s she is an artist and has predominantly worked in the field of lithography.


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The Lieberman Windner Family Collection holds papers and correspondence of Marianne Lieberman and her ancestors as well as photographs. Prominent topics are the art of Marianne Lieberman and the murder of Hedwig Windner under the Nazi euthanasia program. The collection comprises official documents and personal and official correspondence.

Related Material

The LBI Archive holds the Marianne Lieberman Memoirs, ME 1575, ME 1541, ME 1455 and ME 1615. The Austrian Heritage Collection questionnaire is filed under AR 10378. The LBI Library holds one book by Marianne Lieberman: Nachbeben (st 3459).

Separated Material

A copy of The French-American Review has been removed to the LBI Library. Two CD-Roms were taken out and removed to the LBI Audiovisual Collection.

Processing Information

The documents regarding Leopold Windner’s siblings (Folder 7) were taken out of the envelopes that they were put in and chronologically rearranged qua person. The photographs were put in envelopes. An oversized certificate of death was removed to an oversize folder.

Guide to the Papers of the Lieberman Windner Family 1838-2011 AR 25453
Processed by Joern Esch
© 2012
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Description is in English.
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This version was derived from LiebermanWindnerFamily.xml

Revision Statements

  • June 27, 2013 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States