Guide to the Bernhard Bardach Collection, 1887-1945 

AR 6632

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Finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Chris Bentley on August 24, 2012. Description is in English.
January 2013: Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Creator:Bardach, Bernhard
Creator:Denhof, Miki Gisela
Title:Bernhard Bardach Collection
Dates:1887-1945
Abstract:The Bernhard Bardach Collection describes mainly the career of a staff physician with the Austro-Hungarian army through educational and financial documents, photographs, and military decorations. Most importantly, Dr. Bardach kept a diary throughout his service in WW I. (see ME 1164)
Languages:This collection is in German.
Quantity:0.5 linear feet + OS
Identification:AR 6632
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Bernhard Bardach was born in Lemberg (today Lʹviv, Ukraine) on Aug. 3, 1866. He finished high school in Lemberg in 1887 and immediately enrolled in medical school at the Universities in Graz and Vienna. He acquired his diploma in 1893 before entering his career as a staff physician with the Austro-Hungarian Army, first in Galicia and then in Trieste.

Bernhard Bardach’s first wife, with whom he had two daughters, died in 1904. He got remarried and had two more daughters; in 1914 the family moved to Vienna, before Bernhard Bardach had to serve in WW I, first on the Russian and then on the Italian Front. He left his military career in 1920 with a full pension, opening a private practice in 1923.

Bernhard Bardach left Vienna after Kristallnacht and immigrated to the US via Italy and Portugal, arriving in New York in 1941; he died in 1947.

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Scope and Content Note

The Bernhard Bardach Collection describes mainly the career of a staff physician with the Austro-Hungarian army through educational and financial documents, photographs, and military decorations. Most importantly, Dr. Bardach kept a diary throughout his service in WW I. (see ME 1164)

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 4 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.

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

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
email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

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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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Separated Material

The Diary is catalogued as ME 1164 in the LBI Memoir Collection. A Synopsis in English is available in ME 1164.

A map of the northern theater of war of the Austro-Hungarian army in WW I, marking advance and retreat routes, has been removed to MS 914.

Photographs, incl. 2 family photo albums (1914 - ca. 1930) and 3 WW I photo albums have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

A portrait of Bernhard Bradach with spectacles and mustache in military uniform (oil on canvas) is kept in the LBI Art and Objects Collection.

Military certificates of promotion and decoration (Oberarzt 1893, Stabsarzt 1911, Oberstabsarzt zweiter Klasse 1915, bronzene Militaerverdienstmedaille 1916, Ehrenzeichen II. Klasse 1916, silberne Militaerverdienstmedaille 1917, Militaerdienstzeichen 3. Klasse fuer Offiziere, 2 letters and diploma concerning the decoration "Karl-Truppen-Kreuz", together with all medals have been removed to the LBI Art and Objects Collection.

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Microfilm

Diaries available on microfilm MM II 35

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Bernhard Bardach Collection; AR 6632; 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.

Follow the links to access the digitized materials.

 

Series I: Documents

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Curriculum vita of Oberstabsarzt Dr. Bernhard Bardach by his daughter, Miki Denhof 1994
12Registration book of university courses, Graz, Austria 1887
13med. school certificates, incl. doctor diploma from Universities of Graz and Vienna, and army certificates Lemberg and Vienna1887-1908, 1923
14Death notice for Rebekka Bardach 1914
15Correspondence – postcards 1916-1920
16Insurance papers of Assicurazioni Generali and financial records from the Austrian military pension 1906–1925
17Bardach’s handwritten description of some of his photo albums’ contents undated
18List of moving goods from Vienna, 1 letter from New York 1938–1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
OS 148High school diploma Gymnasium Lemberg and insurance policy 1887, 1924
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Series II: Diary

BoxFolderTitleDate
Diary World War I , vols. 1-6 1914-1919
OSXLUebersichtskarte des noerdlichen Kriegsschauplatzes undated
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Series III: Photographs

BoxFolderTitleDate
Bernhard Bardach photographs, incl. WW I albums
Bernhard Bardach family album, ALB 140
Bernhard Bardach personal album, ALB 141
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Series IV: Art and objects

BoxFolderTitleDate
Portrait of Bernhard Bradach with spectacles and mustache in military uniform (oil on canvas)
OSL 13Military certificates of promotion and decorations
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