Photo of Leonore in 1936
To contact the author,
Dr. Gertrud H. Thompson,
Leonore Goldschmidt Schule 1935-1941
website presents an account of the Dr. Leonore Goldschmidt Schule,
a Jewish school, which opened in 1935 in Berlin. It was closed in
1939 in Germany, but survived in England until 1941, when conditions
of WWII made it impossible to continue.
manuscript is based on research from original documents, archival
information and memory of the author, Dr. Gertrud H. Thompson. The
author wishes to acknowledge the assistance given by Helga Gläser
and Dr. Marlise Hoff of the Wilmersdorf Museum, Berlin in supplying
the microfiche of the documents found in the Potsdam archives.
archival materials used in this story have been deposited in the Steven
Spielberg Film and Video Archive of the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
version of this story can be found in the Leo Baeck Yearbook 2005
print version of the story (Acrobat Reader required)
complete story contains 280 footnotes.
story in one document (Acrobat Reader required, 600kb)
family trees (Acrobat
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the document "Englaender family tree" (136kb)
the document "Zweig family tree" (74kb)
the document "Goldschmidt family tree 1" (136kb)
the document "Goldschmidt family tree 2" (154kb)