Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: AR 6410
Abstract This collection contains a variety of genealogical materials, largely concerning the descendents of Julius Bleichröder (1828-1907) and various related families. The materials take the form of family tree diagrams, genealogical tables and charts, as well as a couple of narrative accounts of the family history. They cover a period roughly from the early 18th century through the late 20th century.
Identifier: AR 25521
Abstract This collection documents Ernst Lissner and Ruth Lissner née Stern (1924-1998), in particular Ruth's time in England after leaving Germany via Kindertransport. It includes correspondence and documents.
Dates: 1902-1985; Majority of material found within 1939-1944
Identifier: AR 10028
Abstract Joseph Eaton (born Josef Wechsler) was an American sociologist at the University of Pittsburgh and a German-Jewish immigrant who arrived in the United States as a child in 1934. The collection primarily comprises correspondence, writings, clippings, ephemera, and photocopied archival materials related to Eaton's genealogical research in the Bavarian localities of Schwabach, Nuremberg, Fürth, and Theilheim (Waigolshausen), including materials pertaining to the history of the Jewish communities in those localities, as well as specifically to Eaton's own immediate family and his ancestors of the Wechsler, Rosenbaum, and Goldschmidt families. Included are materials related to Eaton's travels to those localities in the context of programs hosting former Jewish residents and commemorating the Holocaust and the German-Jewish communities that were destroyed. A small portion of the collection pertains to Eaton's scholarly interest in the experiences of Jewish communists in East German society, including transcripts and/or audio files of two interviews he conducted with Hermann Axen, a Jewish concentration camp survivor who from the 1970s until 1989 was a member of the Politburo of the ruling Socialist Unity Party.
Dates: 1597, 1704-1894, 1944-2008; Majority of material found within 1966-2008
Identifier: AR 7018
Identifier: AR 10775
Abstract This collection documents the history of the Jewish community of Burgsinn (Bavaria, Germany) and the Stein, Hamburger, and Heinemann families that played an active role in this community. Materials include official letters and contracts concerning the Burgsinn Jewish community; registries of births, marriages, deaths, and property owners; the records of the Burgsinn Soldiers’ Club; reports on visits of New World Club members to their former German cities in 1994; personal family papers of the Stein, Heinemann, and Hamburger families; and a few photographs.
Dates: 1782-2001; Majority of material found within 1860s-1930s