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William Strauss Collection 1856-1971

  • Falk
  • Jacob Joshua Ben Zevi Hirsch 1680-1756
  • Mendelssohn
  • Moses 1729-1786
  • Rothschild
  • Nathan Meyer 1777-1836
  • Winter
  • Jakob 1857-1941
  • Mendelssohn & Co. (Berlin
  • Germany)
  • Jews
  • Jewish Bankers
  • Economists


In the late 1950s, Strauss was commissioned by the LBI to write a history of the Mendelssohn banking house. Although the history was never written, the collection includes correspondence on the proposal work, working notes and clippings. William Strauss also did some genealogical research while his intention was to prove relations between his family branch and those of famous Jews.

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