Finding aid for the Leon Wiesenfeld Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Wiesenfeld, Leon
Title: Leon Wiesenfeld Papers
Dates: 1911-1971
Extent: 0.80 linear feet (2 containers)
Abstract: Leon Wiesenfeld (1885-1971) was a Polish Jew and journalist who emigrated to the United States with his wife, Esther Amsterdam. They settled in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1925 and Leon became a publisher and editor of several Jewish publications, as well as the Anglo-Jewish magazine, the Jewish Voice Pictorial. His wife's niece, Sandra Amsterdam, came to live with them in 1938. She married Walter Lowy during World War II. Her father, Adolf Amsterdam, who had been a Soviet prisoner, and her brother, Josef, were the only members of her family to survive the Holocaust. Walter Lowy's cousin, Alice Fluss, corresponded first from Germany and later from Israel, where she immigrated after the war. The collection consists of correspondence, legal documents, three works of fiction by Wiesenfeld, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, and a scrapbook of clippings. Correspondents include Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver, Adolf Amsterdam, Josef Amsterdam, other members of the Amsterdam family, and Alice Fluss.
MS Number MS 3924
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English, German, Yiddish and Polish