Inventory of the Robert Popper Collection , 1909-1999

AR 10839

Leo Baeck Institute

Center for Jewish History

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New York, N.Y. 10011

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Inventory created 2015 by Hermann Teifer. The inventory is in English.

Creator:Popper, Robert
Title:Robert Popper Collection
Abstract:The collection contains vital records, education certificates and other documents pertaining to the physician Robert Popper. Also included are two photographs of Henriette Weiss and the Weiss family, respectively.
Languages:This collection is in German and English.
Quantity:2 folders
Identification:AR 10839
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Dr. Robert Popper was born in Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria, on May 16, 1909. He studied at the medical school of the Leopold Franzens University, and became a physician. He was a member of the Zionist youth group "Blau Weiss" in Innsbruck, Austria. He fled the Nazis via Lithuania (Kaunas), Latvia (Riga), Belgium (Gent), France (Paris), Switzerland (Zurich) and England (Hythe, Kent), before he finally arrived in the USA.

Henriette Weiss (1864-1931) founded "Waldschule", an orphanage for WWI orphans. She was instrumental in establishing Austrian sanitariums for patience with lung-diseases.

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Folder 1 includes the following documents:

Questionnaire I of the Austrian Heritage Collection at the Leo Baeck Institute

Geburtsschein (original and copy)

3 Zeugnisse ueber Beendigung des Studiums (originals)

Heimatschein und Meldezettel (originals)

2 Bestaetigungen der Aerztekammer Tirol (originals)

Steuerliche Unbedenklichkeitsbescheinigung (original)

Bestaetigung ueber "Volljuden-Status" (original)

Fuehrungszeugnis ausgestellt von der Kultusgemeinde (original)

Amtsaerztliches Zeugnis (original)

Leumundszeugnis (copy)

2 Papiere des War Departments, des American Jewish Congress (copies)

Einfuhrgenehmigung ueber den Transfer der Verstorbenen Eltern Popper nach England (copies)

2 Postkarten des Judensteins

’Mitgliederverzeichnis’, Juedischer Jugendbund, Universitaetsstrasse 4, 1090 Vienna in 1937, containing list of members, list of Jewish physicians, attorneys, bankers and business men.

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Access and Use


The Robert Popper Collection may be viewed online.

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

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

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Related Material

See also Robert Popper’s memoirs Austrian Memories by R. Popper, LBI call number ME 1176.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Robert Popper Collection ; AR 10839; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Container List


Robert Popper Collection , 1909-1999

Scope and Content:

1 1 Documents 1909-1999
1 2 Photographs undated
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