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Inventory of the Max Koppelmann papers
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Max Koppelmann papers
    Dates: undated
    Collection Number: 2012C23
    Creator: Koppelmann, Max, 1882-
    Collection Size: 6 digital files (13.5 MB)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Memoirs and photographs, relating to the Jewish community in Russia, Germany and Palestine.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: English

    Administrative Information


    The collection is open.
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    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], [File name], Max Koppelmann papers, Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2012.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    Max Koppelmann was a Russian Jewish émigré in Germany. He was born in the Russian Empire (Mogilev) in 1882 and lived in Moscow and St. Petersburg prior to the turn of the century. In 1901 he became a student at the Warsaw Polytechnic. Between 1907 and 1914 he was involved in the family business: grain trade and breweries. In the course of the First World War, Koppelmann engaged in the production of munitions. Koppelmann left Russia during the Civil War and settled in Berlin (by 1921), where he lived until 1936, at which time he left Germany altogether.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The memoirs concern Jewish life in Russia, the revolutionary movement in the early 1900s (especially student attitudes), and the 1917 revolution. For the 1920s and 1930s, the memoirs detail the growing difficulties Jews experienced in Germany. A good portion of the memoirs is devoted to the author's 1935 trip to Palestine, which he describes in great detail.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.