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Inventory of the Max Koppelmann papers
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Memoirs undated

 

"The Memoirs of Max Kopelmann" undated

Physical Description: 159 pages

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Edited and translated from the German by Gabrielle Kopelman, with one section translated from the Russian by Julia Kosich. Note on page one: "There are two extant manuscripts of the memoirs of Max Kopelmann--one in German, the other in Russian (Cyrillic). Both manuscripts have been donated to the 42St. N.Y. Public Library's Slavonic Division. The German ms. has been translated into English by Gabrielle Kopelman, and excerpts from this English translation have been published in Revolutionary Russia. For the most part, with only minimal differences, the chronology and material of the Russian ms. run parallel to the German one. The exception, (see The Years 1933-36, p.97-142) translated by Julia Kosich, deals with a period in M.K.'s life in the Thirties, not found in the German ms." File name: the_complete_max_memoirs.doc
 

"What I Know of My Ancestors [In Order To Complement My Diaries]" undated

Physical Description: 27 pages

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Edited and translated by Gabrielle Kopelman. File name: max_anc.doc
 

Gabrielle Kopelman "My Cousin Alex" undated

Physical Description: 10 pages

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Max Koppelmann's older son, Alexander Kopelmann, was tried and sentenced as a communist in Berlin in 1937, and at the end of his sentence in 1942, was killed in Mauthausen. Note on page one: "The following is an account of the fate of Max Koppelmann's oldest son, Alex, as far as I--Gabrielle Kopelman--know it either by my own recollections, by way of hearing about it from my parents, or from the memoirs of Max Koppelman. MK's two original manuscripts of his memoirs, one in Russian, one in German, are now in the Slavonic Department of the NY 42 Street Public Library. In 1962, Alex's family in Israel published a small book of Alex's letters from prison, in the original German and in Hebrew. I have a copy, and so does the Leo Beck Institute." Includes embedded photograph. File name: alex_recollections_etc.doc
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Photographs undated

Physical Description: 3 items

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Digitized copies of sepia and black and white photographic prints of Kopelman family. In the image of S. Koppelmann and sons, Max Koppelman is on the right. The image of the Koppelmann daughters should be labeled "Eugenia Koppelmann, her daughters and daughter-in-law." The woman standing in back to the left is Zima, the wife of Max Koppelmann.