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Walter Heinemann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 865

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the collection contains material pertaining to Jewish life in Braunschweig, Germany, before World War II, including documents from Walter Heinemann's life in Braunschweig during the 1930s and material pertaining to the larger Jewish community and its prominent members. The collection also contains photographs of concentration camps and material pertaining to prominent Jewish individuals and organizations. Included are correspondence, photographs, government forms, notes, speeches, and clippings.

Folder 1 contains correspondence pertaining to the creation of a Jewish scientific journal.

Folder 2 contains photographs taken during the libration of the Ohrdruf concentration camp, as well as a picture report with photographs from Buchenwald, Belsen, Gardelegen, Nordhausen, and Ohrdruf.

Folder 3 contains personal documents of Walter Heinemann, including documents pertaining to his imprisonment in Braunschweig in 1933, with related newspaper article; questionnaire completed by Heinemann regarding his ancestry; and correspondence pertaining to the efforts of the Heinemann family to emigrate from Germany. Of particular interest are signed personal letters sent to Heinemann from Albert Einstein and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr.

Folder 4 contains Heinemann's notes on a variety of Jewish artists, scientists, politicians, authors, and thinkers.

Folder 5 contains material pertaining to the Jewish community of Braunschweig, including clippings about the community and some of its prominent members; transcripts of speeches given by Ernst Böhme eulogizing political opponents killed by the Nazis in Rieseberg in 1933; and list of Jews from Braunschweig whose fate could not be determined at the end of World War II.

Folder 6 contains clippings, the bulk of which are obituaries, for Braunschwieg city councilor and privy councilor Max Jüdel.

Folder 7 contains clippings on a variety of topics, including B'nai B'rith, Leo Baeck and the Leo Baeck Institute, and German Jewish psychologist Walter Blumenfeld.

Dates

  • 1907-1968

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German and English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Walter Heinemann was born in Braunschweig in 1883. He was a physician in Berlin and Braunschweig and president of the Braunschweig Jewish community. In 1935, he emigrated from Germany to Palestine and later to England and the United States.

Extent

7 Folders

Abstract

The bulk of the collection contains material pertaining to Jewish life in Braunschweig, Germany, before World War II, including documents from Walter Heinemann's life in Braunschweig during the 1930s and material pertaining to the larger Jewish community and its prominent members. The collection also contains photographs of concentration camps and material pertaining to prominent Jewish individuals and organizations. Included are correspondence, photographs, government forms, notes, speeches, and clippings.

Other Finding Aid

The original German-language inventory is available in the first folder

Related Material

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

Title
Guide to the Walter Heinemann Collection, 1907-1968  AR 865
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Sarah Glover
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • September 22, 2014 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States