Family papers of Leo Wolff

Scope and Content

Papers of Heyman Wolfsohn: six letters from the Judische Gemeinde and Thalmud Thora Verein about appointments in Berlin, 1866-87; two documents from the Berlin police about a residence permit, 1865; draft of emoluments, c.1837; letter from the District Council, Ostrow, about a post as teacher of religion, 1857; a testimonial of Wolfsohn's competence as mohel from the Raszkow community; contracts, 1841 and 1844; birth certificate and naturalisation certificate; mohel book; correspondence; testimonials; account of the illness of two daughters; list of children's birthdays; patriotic writings in praise of the Hohenzollern family; prospectus for a group tour of the Holy Land, 1889; congratulations on his seventieth and eightieth birthdays. Letters to Benno (Benjamin) Cohn, nephew of Heyman Wolfsohn, from members of the family, 1863-9. Leo Wolff from his parents, Salo and Johanna Wolff and his sister Gertrud, 1889 Correspondence of Gerhart Wolff (Gerald Wolfe), son of Leo Wolff, and his wife Hannah (Annie), 1926-40

Administrative / Biographical History

Leo Wolff (1870-1958) was president of the Berlin Jewish community. In 1904 he married Lotte Cohn. His maternal grandfather, Heyman Wolfsohn, rabbi, shochet, mohel and cantor, was born in 1810 at Wielen (formerly Filehne). He held office in Zenkov, Trzemeszno, 1837-41, and Raszkow, 1841- 65, followed by part-time employment in Berlin.

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