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The Clementine Children’s Hospital, Frankfurt

Louise von Rothschild (1820-1894) established the Clementine von Rothschild Girl's Hospital in memory of her daughter (Clementine (1845-1865)) who died at just twenty years of age. She provided a piece of land at 110 Bornheimer Landwehr, and capital of 800,000 gold marks. The foundation was able to provide free accommodation for girls aged between five and fifteen years, and received substantial donations from three of Clementine's sisters, Laura Therese, Adelheid and Emma. The hospital had to be taken over by the German women's section of the Red Cross after the period of inflation, and a change of name and statute was inevitable, although the hospital remained dedicated to the care of children, becoming the Clementine Children's Hospital. However, one free bed remained in memory of Clementine. The building was totally destroyed by bombing in 1943, from which all the children and hospital staff escaped. After the end of the war, the foundation once again bore the name of the Clementine Children's Hospital, and subsequently merged with the Dr Christ Foundation.

The Clementine Children's Hospital, Frankfurt, reproduction of a watercolour of the first hospital building, c.1875

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The Clementine Children’s Hospital, Frankfurt: photographic copy of a watercolour of the first building constructed for the Clementine hospital.  The original c.1875 was found in the store room of the hospital in 2001.

The Clementine Children’s Hospital, Frankfurt, speech given at the inauguration of the hospital, 1875

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Copy of Rede zur Einweihung des zum Gedäctniss der verewigten Fraulein Clementine v Rothschild, Clementinine-Madchen-Spitales zu Frankfurt a.M. Gehalten im Auftrage der Stifterin Rabbiner Dr. Leopold Stein (Mahlau und Waldeschmidt, Frankfurt, 1875). [Printed copy of the speech given on behalf of the founder by Dr Leopold Stein at the inauguration of the Clementine Girl's Hospital, Frankfurt] [photocopy].

The Clementine Children’s Hospital, Frankfurt, first annual report of the hospital, 1877

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Copy of Erste Bericht über das Clementine Mädchen-Spital zu Frankfurt a.M. (Mahlau und Waldeschmidt, Frankfurt, 1877) [First Report of the Clementine Girls’ Hospital] (Mahlau und Waldeschmidt, Frankfurt, 1877). [photocopy]

The Clementine Children’s Hospital, Frankfurt, deed of endowment, 1897

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Deed of endowment, and rules and regulations of the Clementine Children’s Hospital, Frankfurt, 1897.

The Clementine Children’s Hospital, Frankfurt, Statutes of the hospital, 1896

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Copy of the Statut des Clementine Mädchen-Spital zu Frankfurt a.M. [Statutes of the Clementine Girls’ Hospital, 1896] (August Osterreich Frankfurt, 1896). [photocopy]

The Clementine Children’s Hospital, Frankfurt, history of the first 25 years of the hospital, 1899

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Copy of Clementine Mädchen-Spital, 1875-1899 by Dr J de Bary Sanitäts-Rath (Mahlau und Waldeschmidt, Frankfurt, 1899) [a history of the first 25 years of the Clementine Girl's Hospital] [photocopy].

The Clementine Children’s Hospital, Frankfurt, 100th anniversary booklet, 1975

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Copy of 100 Jahre Clementine Kinderkrankenhaus heute Clementine-Kinderhospital Dr Christ'sche Stiftung; [Booklet published on the 100 year anniversary of the Clementine Children's Hospita] (Clementine-Kinderhospital, Frankfurt, 1975).

The Clementine Children’s Hospital, Frankfurt, sundry publications and newsletters, 2000-2019

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Publications of the Clementine Children’s Hospital, Frankfurt:

  • Two booklets, both different, entitled, Clementine Kinderhospital outlining the history of the hospital and its services (Clementine-Kinderhospital, Frankfurt, c.2000)
  • Copies of Uhtürmchen [Clocktower], The Newsletter published by The Clementine Children’s Hospital, Frankfurt.