Rosenberger, Ludwig, 1904-1987

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Ludwig Rosenberger was born in Munich in 1904. His father, Moritz Rosenberger (1867-1934), was a clerk ( Prokurist ) at J. Einhorn & Comp., and his mother Amalie (née Roos) came from a family of salesmen. Possibly through his mother he is related to Lawrence K. Roos, a prominent politician in the St. Louis, Missouri region during the middle of the twentieth century. Rosenberger apprenticed and later worked as a clerk at the Munich bank H. Aufhäuser in the years 1920-1924, and then spent for years as an accountant in Israel. Sometime after 1928, he emigrated to the United States, where he developed a successful furniture wholesale business in Chicago. Although he never attended university, he became a manuscript scholar and amassed one of the largest collections of Judaica in the world, stretching back several centuries. He donated this collection to the Regenstein Library at the University of Chicago.

From the guide to the Rosenberger Family Collection, 1821-1987, bulk 1850-1938, (Leo Baeck Institute)

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creatorOf Rosenberger Family Collection, 1821-1987, bulk 1850-1938 Leo Baeck Institute.
referencedIn Fritz Bamberger Papers., 1947-1966. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
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associatedWith Ahlften, J. von person
correspondedWith Bamberger, Fritz, 1902-1984 person
associatedWith Bankhaus H. Aufhäuser corporateBody
associatedWith J. Einhorn & Comp., München corporateBody
associatedWith Mayer family family
associatedWith Roos family family
associatedWith Roos, Lawrence K. person
associatedWith Rosenberger, Amalie person
associatedWith Rosenberger family family
associatedWith Rosenberger, Moritz, 1867-1934 person
associatedWith Rosenthal family family
Place Name Admin Code Country
Transvaal (South Africa)
Munich (Germany)
St. Louis (Mo.)
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Chicago (Ill.)
Germany--History--Beer Hall Putsch, 1923


Birth 1904-10-13

Death 1987-10-01



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