Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
The life of Ernst Hamburger was extraordinarily rich and varied; regrettably, his literary estate does not completely document it. In his flight from Nazi Germany, Hamburger had to leave all his papers behind. With a few exceptions, the same was the case in 1940. It appears he made it a practice to periodically weed his papers. At his request, a friend went through his papers after his death and destroyed two cartons full of personal and confidential material. Consequently, the remaining matter is only a fragment of a much larger life’s work.
Much of the material in this collection consists of residual fragments of Hilferding's estate, which his widow probably gave to Meyer in the United States in the 1950s. Included are letters of August Bebel and Albert Einstein to Hilferding; letters of Rudolf and Rose Hilferding to Oscar and Margarethe Meyer; a postcard with photographs and signatures of Hilferding, Meyer, Heinrich Brüning, Paul Lejeune-Jung and Hans von Raumer, the members of the Reichstag delegation to the International Interparliamentary Conference in Rio de Janeiro, 1927; and a letter from Max Nordau.
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.