Guide to the Papers of the Broh Family Collection
1902 - 2000 bulk 1975 - 1998

AR 25018

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Angela Lawrence in May 2012. Description is in English.
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dagobert Broh
Title: Broh Family Collection
Dates:1902 - 2000
Dates:bulk 1975 - 1998
Abstract: This collection contains photographs, correspondence and personal papers of members of the Broh Family.
Languages: The collection is in English, German, French, Hebrew, Icelandic and Hungarian.
Quantity: 3.5 linear feet
Identification: AR 25018
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Biographical Note

Dagobert Broh was born in Berlin, Germany on July 20, 1904. The following year, on October 7, 1905, his brother Manfred was born. Their parents, Georg Broh and Betty Broh née Lippmann, married in Berlin, Germany in 1902. Dagobert Broh immigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1937, following his brother Manfred, who had arrived there earlier in the decade. Dagobert had a career in the textile import/export business. After his retirement, he studied at Concordia University, earned a bachelor’s degree and eventually earned a Ph.D. in History in 1996, at the age of 92. Broh’s dissertation, “The History of the Newspaper Aufbau, 1934-1948”, examines the publication’s significance within the culture of German-speaking Jewish immigrants in the United States.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains photographs, correspondence and personal papers of members of the Broh Family. Series III contains snapshots of extended family members and many travel photographs. Some of these are landscape photographs. Personal correspondence among family members addresses the impact of the Germany’s National Socialist government and World War II on the extended family. Series IV contains correspondence among business associates and family members that was maintained for as many as three decades.

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Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into four series.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

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

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Access Points

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Related Material

The library of the Leo Baeck Institute has a copy of Dagobert Broh’s dissertation, “The History of the Newspaper Aufbau, 1934-1948”. The call number is E 184 J5 D75.

Leo Baeck Institute holds a digital audio file, “Interview with Ella Auerbach (née Levi)”. A transcript of Auerbach’s oral history is contained in “Oral history collection of the Research Foundation for Jewish Immigration”, call number AR 25385.

Leo Baeck Institute archives holds the “W. Guenther Plaut Collection”, call number AR 3899.

Leo Baeck Institute archives holds the Papers of George L. Mosse, call number AR 25137.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Broh Family Collection; AR 25018; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

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Series I: Broh Family Papers, 1902 - 2000

This series is in German and English.
4 folders.
Arrangement:

Topical.

Scope and Content:

This series contains poems commemorating weddings and birthdays, wedding announcements and correspondence among members of the Broh Family.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11letter of donation to LBI from Bram Freedman 2000 Mar 27
11box inventories 2000 Nov 9
12correspondence: Georg Broh to Betty Lippmann 1902, 1914
13wedding and birthday poems 1902 - 195?
13Hand written wedding ceremony poem to Betty Lippmann and Georg Broh from Dina Lippmann 1902?
13typewritten wedding anniversary poem 195?
13hand written birthday poem 190?
13typewritten birthday poem to Frau Lippmann from Linna Berliner 194?
13typeset text of song for wedding of Julius Broh and Edith Goldlust from (Bruder) Walter 1929 Aug 18
13typeset marriage announcements from Betty Lippmann and Julius Broh to Leopold and Jenny Lippmann 1902 Jun 15
13Wedding poem to Edith and Julius from Rudi 1929 Aug 18
14correspondence from young Dago (Dagobert) and Fredy (Manfred) to mother 1912 - 1919
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Series II: Manfred Broh, 1906 - 1947

This series is in German and English.
3 folders.
Arrangement:

Topical.

Scope and Content:

This series contains personal documents and correspondence of Manfred Broh.

BoxFolderTitleDate
15personal correspondence to Manfred (Fredy) Broh 1920 - 1940
15Hirschfeld, Elizabeth 1932-1940
15Praeger, Kaete 1932-1933
15Broh, Walter (cousin) 1931-1940
15Broh, Dagobert 1933-1934
15to Fredy 1920
16personal correspondence to Fredy Broh from Jenny Lippmann (maternal aunt) 1930-1937
17personal papers of Manfred Broh 1906 - 1947
17financial statements 1947
17handwritten speech on health undated
17immunization record 1906 Oct 16
17opera performance journal 1917-1923
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Series III: Photographs, 1902 - 1991

This series is in English andGerman.
1 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Topical.

Scope and Content:

This series contains photographs of members of the extended Broh family.

BoxFolderTitleDate
29souvenir photographs 196?
210family photographs 1902 - 195?
211container of film negative rolls undated
212photographs and negatives , matchbook 195? - 199?
212matchbook with photo imprint 195?
213photographs and negatives 194? - 198?
214photographs and negatives 1935, 1979 -1988
214a"Guenther in Luzern 1935" negatives 1935
214bnegatives 197?
214c"Canadian Rockies" photographs 1979
214d"Iceland" negatives 198?
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 14e "Pontresina...Montreux 1984" negatives 1984
BoxFolderTitleDate
214fphotographs 1987
214g"Soden … 1988" 1988
215photographs 1913, 1933, 1957-1987
216photographs 1914-1940
217"Reprints sent to Günter" 1925-1956
218"Previous Generation" 1929-196?
219photographs 193?-197?
220"Elizabethtown" negatives 1944
221photographs and negatives 1944-1975
222"Montreal" 195?-198?
223photographs and negatives 195?
224"Israel" 1950-1984
225"Sep 55" 1955
226correspondence and photographs 1956
227photographs 1957-1960
228"Reykajavik 1958" photographs and negatives 1958
229photographs 1958-1979
230photographs and negatives 1961-1989
231"Bremen" 1963-1982
232"Saint Adile 1968" "Saint Donat 1968" 1968
233museum pass for D. Broh 1969
234mountain landscapes 197?
235"Friede" 1970-1987
236mountain landscape photographs and negatives 1973
237photographs 1973-1988
238travel photographs and negatives 1973
239"Israel" photographs and negatives 1974-1987
240"Rockies 1974" photographs and negatives 1974
241"Grandmother" negative 198?
242"Hilda Niagara Falls" 198?
243"Montreux" photographs and negatives 198?
244vacation photographs 198?
245photographs and slide 1983
246"Montreux, Berlin … 1984" photographs and negatives 1984
247"Iceland, Bad Orb 1985" photographs and negatives 1985
248"Pontresina, Lake Lucern 1985" photographs and negatives 1985
249photographs 1986-1991
250"Israel 1987" photographs and negatives 1987
251"Icelanders in Montreal, Stratford and Niagara-on-the-Lake 1987" 1987
252"1988 film" photographs and negatives 1988
253"Kanadaferd" 1986
254photo album 1991
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Series IV: Dagobert Broh, 1937 - 1999

This series is in English, German, French, Hebrew, Icelandic and Hungarian.
2 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Topical.

Scope and Content:

This series contains personal papers, financial documents and correspondence of Dagobert Broh, including wedding invitations, funeral announcements and news clippings. Broh made several attempts to track down lost relatives and friends and those inquiries can be found here. Broh maintained communication with several associates and family members over many years. There is correspondence between Broh and the dramaturge and writer Hans J. Weitz that spans nearly three decades. Much of the correspondence in this series pertains to Broh’s dissertation research on the newspaper Aufbau, including letters from the historian George L. Mosse. Other scholars, writers and artists among Broh’s correspondents are Gerd Appenzeller, Katarina Bader-Molnar, Susan Aurelia Gitelson, stage designer John Isaack, and Aufbau editor Gert Niers.

BoxFolderTitleDate
355papers of Dagobert Broh 1972 - 1995
355"Curriculum Vitae" of Dagobert Broh 1995 Jun 17
355photocopies of clippings and resume of Minerva Broh 1972 - 1980
355correspondence 198?
355Schoenthal, Siegfried 19?
355Luise Selma to Uncle Dago 19?
355Pétursdóttir, M.H. to Dagobert Broh 198?
356 - 62P-R personal correspondence and clippings 1966-1999
356Petursdottir, Magnea Henny 1979 - 1998
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 57 Petursdottir, Minna Hrön 1979 - 1999
BoxFolderTitleDate
358Prager, Ingeborg 1991 - 1997
359Poch-Goldin, Hymie and Vilma 1996 - 1999
360Rappoport, Werner M. and Eva 1966 - 1982
360Landesrentenbehörde Nordrhein-Westfalen pamphlet for pension recipients 1982
361Rickertsen, Ocke and Iris 1974 -1999
362Rōmer, Claudia 1996
362Rothfels, Horst and Edith 1990 - 1996
363 - 68T - W personal correspondence 1957 - 1999
363Taal, Elizabeth 1982 - 1986
364Uhlmann, L 1957
364von der Walde: David, Margot, Ully and Rudolph 1975 - 1998
365Wagschal, Ingo 1979 - 1997
365Friedman, Gerda 1987 - 1996
367Weitz, Hans J. 1979 - 1994
368Willis, Gerhard (Jerry) and Karin 1991 - 1999
369A - Be invoices, billing statements, sales receipts 1976 - 1999
370Bi - E invoices, billing statements, sales receipts 1979 - 1998
371F - H invoices, billing statements, sales receipts 1978 - 1999
372J - M invoices, billing statements, sales receipts 1963 - 1995
373Quebec customs form for Dagobert Broh 1987
373Quebec passport application for Dagobert Broh 1981
374O - Sc invoices, billing statements, sales receipts 1977 - 1999
374Si - Y invoices, billing statements, sales receipts 1955 - 1998
BoxFolderTitleDate
475address lists undated
475correspondence to Dagobert Broh : A-K 1975 - 1998
475Auerbach, Ella 1987 - 1988
475August 1978
475Baumgardt, Gert 198?
475Beer, Helmuth and Sidda 1975 - 1982
475Brook, Hilde 1992
475Charlow, John and Gloria 1996 - 1998
475Consulate General of Israel, Toronto 1996
475Deutsche Bibliotek: Mechthild Hahner, Ursula Butt 1988 - 1996
475Erdos, Kovynna[spell?] 1998
475Farago, Stefan Adam: Funeral announcement 1979
475Frankenstein, Richard 1996 - 1998
475Freeman, ML 1985 - 1992
475Friedemann, Gerda and Simon 1991, 1994
475Friedman, Amnon 1987 - 1996
476correspondence to Dagobert Broh : L - S 1972 - 1996
476Heinitz, Ernst 1996
476Hertz, Arthur 199?
476Hertz-Bauer, Leisel 199?
476Joan and Jerry 1997
476Kadden, Margaret 1975
476Lahat, Y 199?
476Lamb, Frances 1996
476Landesverband der Juedischen Gemeinden in Hessen/Unikower 1981
476Laub, Michael and Marsha / Wake, Tim and Leslie 1993
476Leffman, Anni 1976 - 1987
476Lehnert, Herbert and Hildegard 1972 - 1976
476Lewin, Else 1975 - 1996
476Lubahn, Jack and Harriet 1976
476Plaut, W. Gunther [Rabbi] 1996
476Raudsepp, E 1996
476Stadt Dortmund Bibliotek: Hans Bohrmann 1996
476Victor 199?
477correspondence congratulating doctoral degree of Dagogert Broh 1996
477Boulanger, Marguerite 1996
477M., Marie 1996
477Morris-Jones, Margaret 1996
477Rosmoor, Mary E. 1996
477Bernstein, Ilse Waldeck 1996
477Ruskovor, Edith 1996
477Heller, Eva 1996
477Essig, Karl 1996
477Seltenreich Family 1996
477Marsha and Michael 1996
477Mahler, Sam 1996
477Maier, I 1996
477Suedwestfunk: Birgit Kienzle 1996
477Tel Aviv University: Mordechai Naor 1996
477Jewish Family Services: Lucy Y. Steinitz 1996
477Ross, Irene H. 1996
477Scott, Betty 1996
477Leffmann, Anni 1996
477Oelberg, Henry and Barbara 1996
477Cohen Tuteur, Margaret 1996
477Funk family: Peter, Rita and Robbie 1996
477Raudsepp, E 1996
477Kuempfbeck, Andrea 1996
477Lewin, Victor and Marlene 1996
478Appenzeller family: Gerd, Stephanie and Roswitha 1978 - 1988
479Bader-Molnar, Katarina 1980 - 1989
479book publisher promotional pamphlets featuring works by Katerina E. Bader-Molnar 1979-1985
479amulet/ hamsa; relief metalwork; features Hebrew script " שדי " 198?
480Broh family : Manfred, Benno and Richard 1946 - 1983
480Broh, Manfred 1979 -1983
480Broh, Benno 1967
480National Council of Jewish Women / Frieda Heilberg, re Albert Broh 1946
480Broh, Richard 1967
481Cohen family: Aharon and Nancy, David and Orit 1993 - 1998
482Cohen, Miriam 1992 - 1997
483Cohen, Trude 1974 - 1992
483Cohen-Tutuer, Margaret 1996
484Goldman, Hilde 1992 - 1996
485Goldstein, Hlin and Peter 1985 - 1997
486Gumprich, Michelle 1995 - 1999
487Gumprich, Walter and Lois 1982 - 1999
488Gundlach, Michael 1992 - 1997
489Hotovsky, Ruth 1979 - 1996
490Isaack, John and Harriet 1975 - 1999
491Kassie family: Ralph, Carol, Joey, Connie, Ernie 1975 - 1999
492Kiefer, Ruth 1937 - 1990
492Gitelson, Susan Aurelia/ World Jewish Congress 1976
492Rozsa, Imre/ Nairobi Hebrew Congregation 1977
493Kogan family: Sandra, David, Billy and Jon 1994 - 1998
494K., Lily 1975 - 1979
495Köster, Karl 1975 - 1990
496Leo Baeck Institute: Diane R. Spielmann; regarding dissertation research 1997
497Maass, Kaete and Erwin 1975 - 1998
498Margo Family and Estate: Sigmund, Edith, Eva and W. 1978
499Mosse, George L. 1982 - 1996
4100Mueller, Ingrid and Helmut 1974 - 1988
4101Munzer, Kurt and Friedel 1975 - 1997
4102Niers, Gert [editor of Aufbau] 1992 - 1996
4102photocopies of articles regarding Aufbau history 1992
4103Ottósson, Henny 1975 - 1983
4104Regen, Audrey Heumann; regarding dissertation research materials 1992 - 1996
4105Schleck, Ilse and Guenter 1946, 1975 - 1986
4106Schleck, Rainer and Elke 1976 - 1997
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