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Biographical/Historical Information

The lawyer Julius Brodnitz was president of 'Central-Verein Deutscher Staatsbürger jüdischen Glaubens' from 1920 until his death in 1936.

The photographer Herbert Sonnenfeld was born in Berlin in 1906, and after a short visit to Palestine, he excelled in documenting Jewish life in Berlin during the Nazi era. In 1939, he immigrated to New York, where he died in 1972.

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Julius Brodnitz / Studio portrait by Herbert Sonnenfeld, Leo Baeck Institute, F 1862.