Kaufmann, Fritz, 1891-1958
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: AR 244
Abstract This collection offers an insight into the life of Fritz Kaufmann, philosopher and early disciple of Edmund Husserl and the phenomenologist movement. He lectured in philosophy at the Universities of Freiburg and Berlin until forced to leave the country and immigrating to the United States in 1938. The bulk of the collection focuses on Kaufmann's professional responses to the increasing restrictions of the Nazi Regime between the years of 1934 and 1936. Furthermore, the collection includes lecture scripts and a shorthand manuscript of Kaufmann relating to his last unfinished work, the introduction of Leo Baeck's book Aus drei Jahrtausenden.
Dates: 1934-1958; Majority of material found within 1934-1936
Identifier: AR 4151
Abstract Material, mostly photocopies, assembled by Baker for his biography of Leo Baeck, including personal documents; correspondence of Baeck with family members and others, including Martin Buber, Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich, Ismar Elbogen, Joseph Herman Hertz, Fritz Kaufmann, and Baron Hans-Hasso von Veltheim; manuscripts and clippings by and about Baeck; records of the Reichsvertretung der Juden in Deutschland; an anonymous report about Theresienstadt; and other documents from the Nazi period from the Institut fuer Zeitgeschichte and elsewhere.