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Vierfelder Family Collection

Identifier: AR 890 / MF 408

Scope and Contents

This collection features an illustrated history and genealogy of the Vierfelder family of Buchau, Wuerttemberg. The centerpiece is the 266 page Vierfelder Family Chronicle. The collection includes articles and manuscripts about Buchau, its Jewish community, and its synagogues. Also included is material on former residents of the town who served in the allied armies during World War II, including reports on conditions there after the war. In addition to Jewish ritual objects and books containing handwritten notes, there are photos of family members and of the synagogues and other buildings of the communities of Buchau and Kappel.


  • 1694-1960

Language of Materials

The collection is in German and Hebrew.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Box 1 is closed - use digital copy or microfilm copy (MF 408).

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Collection is digitized. Follow the link(s) 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

The Vierfelders were a family of merchants and rabbis in Buchau, Wuerttemberg.


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This collection covers the history of the Vierfelder family, and includes materials on the town of Buchau, Wuerttemberg.


This collection is arranged in 2 boxes.


Collection is available on one reel of microfilm (MF 408).

  1. Reel: Box 1; selections from Box 2

Separated Material

Separated Material Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

Objects have been removed to the LBI Art and Objects Collection, including the following:

  1. Two medals, shaped in a cross, with 1916 inscribed into the centers, the smaller attached to a black lapel pin with a yellow and black ribbon.
  2. Medal/pin with black inscription on gold emblem (on silver background), Wuerttemberg and Buchau on emblem and on ribbons, "Wuerttemberg Kriegerbund" inscribed on pin.
  3. Lapel pin, with emblem in a laurel wreath, white, black and gold enameling, inscribed "Reichsverband Selbstaendiger Konditoren".
  4. Two medals (silver with red, gold, blue and white enameling, black and red ribbon) with safety pins attached to the ribbons; inscription reads "Wortt Rotes Kreuz"; medals are the same on both sides.
  5. Four medals: (1) silver cross with red, gold, blue and white enameling, black and red ribbon, inscription reads "Wortt Rotes Kreuz"; (2) bronze cross with laurel wreath, inscription reads "Landes-Feuerwehr-verband..."; (3) bronze, circular with helmet, ladder and ax, inscription reads "Fuer 25 Jaehridge Dienstzeit"; (4) Distinguished cross, silver with "CW" on front and 1916 on back. Medals are attached to the ribbons, which are attached to the lapel pin.
  6. Arm band, red on one side, yellow on the other. Baden-Wuerttemberg emblem and badge on them respectively. Metal snaps on the ends to fasten them.
  7. Yellow, black, white, brown and red ribbon attached to a black button or fastener.
Vierfelder Family Collection, 1694-1960   AR 890 / MF 408
Processed by LBI Staff
© 2009
Language of description
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Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • May 2012: 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