Otto Landsberg Collection
Total size 1 m.
Consultation Not restricted
Born in Rybnik, Prussia 1869, died in Baarn, the Netherlands 1957; studied law in Berlin; member of the Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD) in 1890; lawyer in 1895 in Magdeburg, city councillor from 1903 until 1907; member of the Reichstag 1912-1918, one of the right-wing advocates of the `Burgfrieden' during the First World War; member of the Rat der Volksbeauftragten for the Mehrheits-Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (MSPD) in November 1918; in 1919 Minister of Justice and member of the German delegation to Versailles, protested against the treaty and resigned; ambassador in Brussels 1920-1923; lawyer in Berlin and legal adviser to President Friedrich Ebert and the Prussian government from 1924; member of the Nationalversammlung 1919-1920 and Reichstag 1924-1933; emigrated to the Netherlands in 1933.
Collection consisting of issues of periodicals, leaflets, some pamphlets and clippings in relation to elections, some political lawsuits, the First World War, the revolution in Germany in 1918 and the political events in the period 1918-1924; typed copies of correspondence by Karl Liebknecht with the President of the Reichstag 1915; typed copies of official correspondence on the German peace conditions 1915-1917; a file on the expropriation of the properties of the German princes 1919-1931.
Inventory by Guus van der Ham c. 1969, edited by Johannes Beermann in 2010