Guide to the M. Poppelauer Collection, 1895-1960 

AR 7231

Processed by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall

Leo Baeck Institute

Center for Jewish History

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Finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall on 2012-09-04. Finding aid written in English.
July 17, 2013  Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Creator:Saenger, Lotte
Title:M. Poppelauer Collection
Dates:1895-1960
Abstract:This collection contains correspondence and documents related to the liquidation of the Saenger family's assets, including those of their Jewish bookstore and publisher M. Poppelauer, as well as some materials on the related restitution claims.
Languages:This collection is in German and English.
Quantity:4 folders
Identification:AR 7231
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Erwin Saenger was born on May 4, 1907, and died on October 18, 1979. He was the son of Jacob Saenger and grandson of Moritz Poppelauer, founder of Verlagshaus M. Poppelauer. He was married to Lotte Saenger née Mannheim of Liegnitz whose parents Adolf and Else Mannheim perished in the war. Erwin Saenger's mother was deported and died in Theresienstadt in 1942. Erwin and Lotte succeeded in emigrating to England after Kristallnacht.

The publishing house and bookshop M. Poppelauer of Neue Friedrichstrasse was founded on May 22, 1860, by Dr. Moritz Poppelauer. It specialized in Judaica.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence and documents related to the liquidation of the Saenger family's assets, including those of their Jewish bookstore and publisher M. Poppelauer, as well as some materials on the related restitution claims.

In the first folder are documents and correspondence, primarily between Erwin Saenger in London and his German attorney Gerhard Mamlok, regarding the liquidation of the assets of the bookshop and publishing house M. Poppelauer, and attempts to have the assets and some of the inventory transferred to England during the late 1930s. There are also some materials pertaining to the family assets, as well as some corresponence with Saenger's parents. A few items pertaining to the later restitution claims are also interspersed in this folder. The second folder contains a few items of correspondence with the United Restitution Organization regarding the Saenger family's claims.

In the following folder is correspondence regarding Lotte Saenger's attempts to find out the fate of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Manheim of Liegnitz (Legnica). Finally, the firm M. Poppelauer's handwritten customer address book is in the last folder. Inserted into the book are several calling cards and some items of correspondence, some of which date to the early 20th century.

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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.

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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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); M. Poppelauer Collection; AR 7231; 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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Container list:

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Documents and correspondence: liquidation of family assets1895-1956
12Restitution1954-1960
13Materials on Alfred and Else Manheim1939-1949
14Customer address book1930s?
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