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Salomon Heilberg Collection

Identifier: AR 25480

Scope and Content Note

This collection provides material on the property and finances of the religious educator Salomon Heilberg. A few documents of other family members are also present. Included in this collection is a large amount of legal and financial correspondence, extracts of land register (Grundbuch) entries, mortgage cancellation and other financial forms, tax documents, loan agreements, an account book, a few clippings and a copy of a birth certificate.

The sparse family members' papers of Series I relate to Ernst Heilberg and Johanna Wolff. Series II holds the bulk of the collection, with material on Salomon Heilberg's property, mortgages and finances, including papers pertaining to money owed to him. Material on the sale and purchase of his property on Oststraße is the most prominent subject of this series and there is a significant amount of correspondence with lawyers and the Euskirchen Finanzamt (Euskirchen Finance Office) regarding the sale of the property after Heilberg's emigration and the payment of taxes. One folder holds a few letters on restitution.


  • 1885-1969
  • Majority of material found within 1910-1941


Language of Materials

The collection is primarily in German, with a small amount of 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


Biographical Note

Salomon Heilberg was a religion teacher who was born January 15, 1871 and resided on Oststraße in Euskirchen, Germany, where he established a Jewish boarding school. He married Rosa Ruhr of Kall, Germany. They had six children: Carl, Ernst, Leopold, Alfred, Ernst, Martha and Max. By November 1938 Salomon and Rosa had emigrated to the village of Ginneken near Breda in the Netherlands, and later lived in nearby Tilburg. Salomon Heilberg died there on March 16, 1942. His wife survived by pretending to be a deaf-mute in the household of non-Jewish friends in Brussels.

In July 2012 a Stolperstein (stumbling stone) was placed in front of Salomon Heilberg's former residence on Oststraße in Euskirchen.


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The Salomon Heilberg Collection documents the real estate holdings of Salomon Heilberg, their sale, purchase and taxation, as well as providing further information on his financial interactions with others. A very small amount of information on other family members is also present. The collection consists of legal and financial information and forms, land register entries, mortgage cancellation forms, tax papers, loan agreements, an account book, clippings and a birth certificate.


The collection is arranged in two series:

Related Material

Related is the Charlotte Hillburn Collection (AR 11926). Charlotte Hillburn was Salomon Heilberg's daughter-in-law.

Related is also the book Judaica: Juden in der Voreifel by Hans-Dieter Arntz (DS 135 G4 E42 A68), which includes some information on members of the Heilberg family of Euskirchen.

Processing Information

The collection was processed in February 2013 in preparation of the online finding aid. At this time untitled folders were assigned titles, a few folders were given more specific titles and the folders of Series II were placed in alphabetical order.

Guide to the Papers of Salomon Heilberg (1871-1942) 1885-1969 AR 25480
Processed by Dianne Ritchey and Arthur Rath
© 2013
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Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from SalomonHeilberg.xml

Revision Statements

  • September 18, 2014 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States