Digital Collections

Papers of Georg and Max Bredig

2,503 items

Photographs, correspondence, and manuscript materials chronicling the life and career of German-Jewish physical chemist Georg Bredig (1868-1944) and his son Max (1902-1977). The contents of the collection are divided into two parts: materials documenting Bredig’s scientific career around the turn of the 19th century and materials documenting the Bredig family’s persecution by the Nazis and eventual escape to the United States. Notably includes letters concerning the internment of Bredig’s daughter Marianne and her husband Victor Homburger at Camp Gurs in Vichy France, and the experiences of Max’s colleague Alfred Schnell and his wife Eva, who hid in the Netherlands for two years before their eventual discovery and execution by Dutch Nazis. The full collection except for Series III: Publications, has been digitized.

Digitization and cataloging of this collection made possible by the generosity of Council on Library and Information Resources