Guide to the Lotte Friedlaender Digital Collection

AR 10379

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Finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Emily Andresini on 2013-01-10. Finding aid written in English.

Creator:Friedlander, Tomas.
Title:Lotte Friedlaender Digital Collection.
Abstract:The collection contains materials about the Mandl and the Friedländer families, as well as the Friedländers’ friends, Otto Kokoschka and Heinrich Schnitzler.
Languages:This collection is in German.
Quantity:5 folders
Identification:AR 10379
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Lotte Friedlaender, née Mandl was born 1905 into an assimilated Jewish family in Prossnitz, Moravia (today Prostějov in the Czech Repoblic). In 1910 she moved with her parents Anna and Erich Mandl to Vienna, where the family had a textile store in the city’s First District. Erich Mandl was a friend of the architect Adolf Loos, who convinced him to commission a portrait of his daughter from a starving artist, who turned out to be Oskar Kokoschka. He, as well as Peter Altenberg, Adolf Loos, and Arnold Schoenberg were frequent visitors in the Mandls' home, while Lotte herself was a close friend of Heinrich Schnitzler (Arthur Schnitzler’s son).

After a short marriage to Fritz Pinter at the age of 23, Lotte got married to Walter Friedlaender in 1932; their son Thomas was born in 1935. After the November-pogrom in 1938 (Kristallnacht), the family immigrated to the United States in 1939, where they were joined by Anna and Erich Mandl in 1940.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains materials about the Mandl and the Friedländer families, as well as the Friedländers’ friends, Otto Kokoschka and Heinrich Schnitzler

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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

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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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Partially available on microfilm MF 503

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Lotte Friedlaender Digital Collection.; AR 10379; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Austrian Heritage Collection

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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.


Lotte Friedlaender Family Collection, 1917-1972

11Drawings by Heinrich Schnitzler (son of Arthur Schnitzler)1923
12Three manuscriptsundated, 1972
 "The Friedlanders"

A family history of the Friedlanders by Walter Friedlander (husband of Lotte Friedlander), covering 1825-1938.

 "Funeral service for Mrs. Anna Mandel (88 years)"

A eulogy by Leo Katz for Anna Mandl (mother of Lotte Friedlander), 1972.

 ["O. K."]

Undated manuscript by Lotte Friedlander in German and English about her parents and the painter Oscar Kokoschka.

13Correspondence and poems by Rudolf Ehrlich 1926-1931
14Poems and manuscripts by Erich Mandl1949-1951
15Various1917, 1938
 [Peter Altenberg and Karl Zuckmayer

Copied correspondence from Peter Altenberg to Anna Mandl, 1917; and an undated poem by Karl Zuckmayer, dedicated to Oskar Kokoschka.


Passports of Lotte and Walter Friedlander.

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