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Jacobsohn collection on Germany between the Wars
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Collection consists of the print newspapers, pamphlets, and other ephemera gathered by Dr. Leo Jacobsohn (1881-1944) throughout the time he spent living in Berlin from 1909 to 1938, with materials primarily from 1914-1933.Overall, Jacobsohn's collections reflect German officialdom, shortages, inflation, and the rise of National Socialism from the perspective of a well-connected doctor in Germany's cultural, political, and social center.
Dr. Leo Jacobsohn was born in Putzig, a small town in the state of Prussia in the former German Empire (modern day Puck, Poland), on 1881 May 21/22 to Dr. Eugen (?) Jacobsohn and his wife, Franziska Jacobsohn (?). He received his degree as a Doctor of Medicine in 1905 from the University of Freiburg. By 1907, he had moved to back to Prussia (to the city of Danzig, modern day Gdańsk, Poland), just south from where he was born. He was able to visit New York and central Brazil that same year. In 1909, he moved to the Charlottenburg district of Berlin. By 1914, he was on staff at the Moabit Hospital in Berlin and simultaneously worked to develop a private practice in the city for internal medicine and neuropsychiatry, which eventually became his focus after the war ended in 1918.
25.41 Linear Feet 32 boxes and 2 oversize folders
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