Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
The collection contains records of the Jewish community of Adelebsen, Germany, spanning the years 1832 to 1917. During this period Adelebsen, a small town in the vicinity of Göttingen, was at first located in the kingdom of Hanover. When the latter was annexed by the kingdom of Prussia in 1866 it became known as the province of Hanover; and in 1871 it became part of the German Empire. A small amount of material pertains to the Jewish community in Barterode, some members of which eventually joined the Adelebsen community. Approximately half of the collection comprises financial records covering the period from 1838 to 1917 (with gaps), including annual statements; account books; lists of taxes, donations, synagogue fines, and synagogue seat fees collected from members; lists of families with school-age children; and accounts of the Adelebsen Jewish charitable association. The remainder of the records comprise administrative correspondence and documents, with correspondents including the government offices in Adelebsen, Uslar, and Hildesheim; the rabbis who headed regional districts of Jewish communities ('Landrabbiner'); and community members, including Sally Blumenfeld, the long-time teacher heading the Jewish school. Noteworthy documents include a handwritten copy of the Hanoverian synagogue regulations issued by Rabbi Nathan Marcus Adler in 1832, with later amendments; minutes of two meetings with Adler, one in 1836 at which he initiated the project to build a new synagogue; a regulation of 1841 governing the community's tax assessment; minutes of oath-taking by community officers and assessors in the Adelebsen municipal court; election materials; and files related to matters such as employment of the Jewish teacher, petition for exemption from the municipal poor tax, preparations for matzah baking, and purchase of a garden plot to expand the Jewish cemetery.
The collection contains the following items pertaining to August Belmont, Sr.: three autograph manuscript items reflecting Belmont's financial connections with the Rothschild family (1841); an autograph letter of introduction to the firm of C.N. de Rothschild, Naples, Italy, on behalf of Charles A. Mann, former state Senator of New York (1852); a letter declining an invitation (1879); and an undated letter, addressed to the President of the United States (most probably Abraham Lincoln) with 17 signatures, among which is Belmont's, recommending John Henley Higbee for a military appointment.
The Carol Davidson Baird Papers contain documentation of her family history. The collection includes copies of photographs, certificates and letters of various family members since 1862. It also contains genealogical charts reaching back to the 15th century.
Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929), philosopher and theologian, belonged to the important personalities of the German Jewish intellectual life after the First World War. Franz Rosenzweig started the Freie Juedische Lehrhaus, where he tried to teach Jewish tradition and culture as part of real life experience and in this way bring it closer to assimilated German Jewry. He wrote several philosophical works and translated the Hebrew Bible with Martin Buber. The Franz Rosenzweig collection contains manuscripts of many of Franz Rosenzweig’s smaller works, some of his personal items, and correspondence with his parents and with more than fifty of his friends and colleagues. The collection contains other correspondence, and a great number of newspaper clippings, photographs, and some objects.
The Frederick Brunner Collection incorporates the research of the banker and LBI board chairman Frederick Brunner. Prominent subjects encompassed in this research include the Rothschild family and the history of Jews in Landau in der Pfalz. Some research on banking history and Jews as bankers may also be found here. The collection contains extensive newspaper clippings, articles, correspondence, notes, genealogical tables and family trees, and a few photographs.
This collection contains handwritten family trees and short typed reports compiled by Hanns Jäger-Sunstenau on the Anhauch, Arnstein, Eichthal, Fould, Goldschmidt, Haber, Königswarter, Morpurgo, Rothschild, and Schnapper families. All of these families were elevated into the nobility. The reports provide vital information on individual family members, a short abstract history of the family, and information on the circumstances of the family's ennoblement.
This collection contains some personal papers and a number of printed sermons and essays by Heymann Jolowicz and others; in many cases these materials appear to have been privately printed or printed only in a very limited run.
The collections consists of so called “Rothschildiana”, which describe assorted documents of interest pertaining to the Rothschild family and their influence on the economic history of Europe. Specifically, there are original autographs; transcripts of original documents; photographs; correspondence; and manuscripts about aspects of the Rothschild family. Of special interest is an extended family history by Albert J. Phiebig, The descendents of Mayer Amschel Rothschild, which was compiled in the 1940s.
The collection contains an assortment of documents related to the extended family of Joseph Rothschild of Weiterode (now incorporated into Bebra, Germany), especially to the family of his descendent Meinhold Rothschild.
The Lewald, Löwenstein, Nachmann and Rothschild family papers contain first and foremost documents related to the genealogy of these families.
Dr. Martha Lev-Zion (1940-2014) was a genealogist and a historian at the Ben Gurion University in Be’er Sheva, Israel. This collection contains materials relating to her genealogy research, including family trees, genealogical tables, maps, photographs, family narratives, newsletters, correspondence, and vital records regarding her family.
This collection consists primarily of the postcard correspondence of Hans Rothschild (1890-1987). It includes correspondence of his parents Arnold Rothschild (1851-1921) and Fanny Rothschild née Lippmann (1869-1937?), as well as some ephemeral material related to the family. It also includes detailed genealogical material about the Lippmann and Rothschild families of Cologne, Germany and Simmern, Germany (today Simmertal, Germany).