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Miscellaneous and stray items, 1921-2001

MS. Braun 219
Held in our offsite storage facility

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  1. Folder 1: Konrad and Hildburg Braun, including a childhood letter by Hildburg Braun to her father Rudolf Weber, 1922; photograph of Hildburg and Konrad Braun, c. 1960; extract from 'Jüdische Richter am Kammergericht nach 1933, Eine Dokumentation' (2004), summarizing Konrad Braun's career as a judge at Kammergericht Berlin and his dismissal on grounds of his Jewish descent in 1935; obituary for Konrad Braun by Margaret Worsdell in The Woodbrooke Internatioal Journal, No. 98, December 1969.
  2. Folder 2: Thomas Braun, including exchange of letters with Philip Hope-Wallace regarding an article in The Guardian about German/Jewish surnames, 1979; exchange of letters with Leonore [Diment] with comments on family history, 1998; copies of letters and emails by Thomas Braun with references to family history, 1975-1998 and n.d.; Christmas verses by Thomas Braun 1999 and 2000; papers relating to a talk about Theodor Fontane, given by Thomas Braun for the Abingdon Anglo-German Club, 2001; address given by Christopher Braun at Thomas Braun's funeral at Jordans Friends Meeting House, Buckinghamshire, 5 November 2008; addresses by John Lucas and Jasper Griffin at the memorial service for Thomas Braun in the chapel of Merton College, Oxford, 31 January 2009.
  3. Folder 3: String Quartet, mainly notes and correspondence by Thomas and Christopher Braun about and with the Sluzewski family, and the story of the string quartet formed by Konrad Braun with school friends. Also includes a copy of Curt Sluzewski's PhD thesis, 1921, photocopies of photographs, and summary of contents of the 1930s 'Slu film' [amateur film shot by Curt Sluzewski, c. 1930s-1950, showing family and friends, including the Braun family, see also MS. Braun 167, AV 49].
  4. Folder 4: Friends and relations, including death Notice of Theodor Nöleke, 1930; letter by Wolfgang Höfl with comments on the fate of family and friends during and after the the war, 1946; obituaries for Assia Spiro, 1956; correspondence relating to Hans-Otto Dibelius, 1984; biography of Leslie Howard Gilbert, 1988; correspondence relating to Vera Riemann, 1994.
  5. Folder 5: 'Voyage to Springistan', satirical novel by Kurt Friedlaender (under the pseudonym Conrad Peregrinus) about the experiences of Jewish emigrants in the 1930s/1940s, Swedish original ('En Resa Till Springistan'), 1948, and English translation by Thomas Braun in the style of Jonathan Swift, 1972.
  6. Folder 6: Family history, miscellaneous notes and correspondence relating to genealogical research and alleged Spanish ancestry, c. 1989-1992.
  7. Folder 7: Photocopies of papers relating to a Biedermeier bureau in the possession of the Braun family which allegedly belonged to Heinrich Heine, 1972/1973; notes and correspondence relating to Max Bruch and his connection to the Friedmann-Braun family, c. 1988-2004, including sheet music [in Konrad Braun's hand] of otherwise unpublished songs (canons) by Bruch [see also MS. Braun 221, Folder 3]; correspondence Thomas Braun with the Art Loss Register regarding the theft of family portraits, c. 1995.


  • Creation: 1921-2001


1 box (7 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • German


MS. Braun 219

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom