Friedrich and Hertha Lewinski: personal papers

Scope and Content

This collection contains the personal papers of Jewish couple Friedrich and Hertha Lewinski from East Prussia who emigrated to the UK in the late 1930s. Included are medical qualifications, doctoral dissertation and sports award certificates of Friedrich Lewinski, insurance papers, Feldpost postcard, confirmation of military service in World War One, wedding menu and 'Hochzeits-Depeschen' book containing congratulatory wedding telegrams. Also included are booklets of postcards of Charleville and the valley of the Ahr.

Administrative / Biographical History

Friedrich Lewinski (born 1889) served in the German army as a physician in World War One. In 1916 he got married to Hertha Lewinski (born 1893), daughter of Max and Fanny Zacharias. He worked as a GP in Tilsit (formerly Königsberg, East Prussia, now Sovetsk, Russia) and was an active member of the local Jewish sports group 'Schild' ('Sportbund des Reichsbundes Jüdischer Frontsoldaten e.V.'). According to the documents the couple began preparing for emigration in 1938 and must have emigrated shortly afterwards.


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Acquisition Information

Donated by Mrs Ellen Lane