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Siegfried Guggenheim Collection

Identifier: AR 180 / MF 612

Scope and Content Note

Series A: Guggenheim family contains records of the family Guggenheim, including family tree, family history, vital records, obituaries, papers of family members who emigrated to Chile, and other papers of family members.

Series B: Communities contains material concerning the Jewish communities of Offenbach and Worms from the eighteenth through the twentieth century, including correspondence, reports, circulars, regulations, programs, memorabilia, and press clippings.

Series C: Letters to Siegfried Guggenheim contains correspondence of Guggenheim and his wife with individuals, including Bertha Badt-Strauss, Leo Baeck, Leo Baerwald, Ismar Elbogen, Oskar Maria Graf, Max Gruenewald, Hermann Hesse, Emil Herz, Otto Hirsch, Magdalena Kasch, Guido Kisch, Adolf Kober, Thomas Mann, Jacob Picard, Nathan Stein, Selma Stern-Taeubler, Eugen Taeubler, Friedrich Torberg, Alfred Wiener, Karl Wolfskehl, and Stefan Zweig.

Series D: Offenbacher Haggadah contains material concerning the Offenbacher Haggadah, edited by Guggenheim and acclaimed for its content and the quality of its printing, including correspondence, manuscripts, drafts, typography samples, printing blocks, and proofs.

Series E: Celebrities contains materials on the Paul Ehrlich Foundation, Hermann Hesse, Magdalena Kasch, and Karl Wolfskehl

Series F: Special Collection contains manuscripts, photos, and press clippings by Guggenheim and others on various topics, including: Jewish traditions, ritual art, Jews in Nazi Germany, and contemporary celebrities.

Series G: Ritual Art contains a bound volume with 55 photographs of ritual art.

The following individuals are mentioned in this collection:

Angersbach, Else; Badt-Strauss, Bertha; Baeck, Leo; Baerwald, Leo; Basch, Helene; Baumgarten, David; Behagel, Otto; Benda, Ada; Berendsohn, Walter; Bernhard, Georg; Bienheim, Erich; Bloch, Mariele; Boecher, Otto; Bornheimer, Sophie; Breidenbach, Wolf; Brentano, Heinrich; Buber, Martin; Carlebach, Joseph; Carlebach, Naphtali; Cohnen, Ilse; Cramer, Clementine; Dessauer, Jules; Dienemann, Mally; Dienemann, Max; Doerr, Hans; Dorn, Max; Eberhardt, Hugo; Ehrlich, Paul; Elbau, Julius; Elbogen, Ismar; Frey, Peter; Frick, Heinrich; Friedlaender, Henri; Fromm, Simon; Gallinger, August; Geiger, Rudolf; Geis, Robert Raphael; Goldschmidt, Ricka; Goldstein, Grete; Goldstein, Julius; Graf, Oskar Maria; Gramlich, Pauline; Grombacher, Carola; Gruenewald, Max; Guggenheim, Daniel; Guggenheim, Karl; Guggenheim, Max; Guggenheim, Samuel; Guggenheim, Siegfried; Guggenheim, Wilhelm; Hahn, Hugo; Halbey, Hans; Hardenberg, Kuno; Haupt, Georg; Hausmann, Fritz; Heilbrunn, Rudolf; Heinrichsen, Friedrich; Heinrichsen, Helmut; Hengst, Friedrich; Herz, Emil; Hesse, Hermann; Hirsch, Carl; Hirsch, Otto; Hirsch, Paul; Hirsch, Robert; Hirschberg, Max; Hoef, Carl; Horovitz, Abraham; Hubach, Charlotte; Illert, Friedrich; Italiener, Bruno; Jung, Leo; Kahlberg, Albert; Kahn-Wallerstein, Carmen; Kanka, Karl; Kasch, Magdalena; Kattler, Otto; Kaufmann, Mariechen; Kayser, Stephen; Kehr, Erich; Kerr, Alfred; Kerstein, Solomon; Keyserling, Hermann Graf von; Kiefer, Isidor; Kisch, Guido; Klaas, Walter; Klingspor, Karl Hermann; Kober, Adolf; Koch, Lore; Koch, Rudolf; Koehler, Mathilde; Kredel, Fritz; Kuhn, Eugen; Kullmann, Eugen;

Lachmann, Eduard; Lazarus, Arnold; Lazarus, Paul; Leffmann, Sofie; Lemle, H.; Levis, Leopold; Lichtenstein, Henry; Maas, Hermann; Mainzer, Fritz; Mann, Katharina; Mann, Thomas; Matthaeus, Friedrich; May, Cornel; Mayer, Eugen; Merzbach, Bernard; Metzig, William; Meyer, Herrmann; Mogk, Heinrich; Mueller, Theodor; Neumeier, Franz; Picard, Jacob; Post, Herbert; Ranft, Otto; Renker, Alfred; Renker, Armin; Rosheim, Jossel von; Rothschild, Ludwig; Salzberger, Georg; Schames, Samson; Schoenberger, Guido; Schred, Friedrich; Schuel, Joseph Maria; Schuette, Ernst; Seger, Georg; Seligmann, Caesar; Spengler, Wilhelm; Speyer, Wilhelm; Srill, Jacob; Stark, Siegfried; Stein, Nathan; Stein, Otto; Steiner-Prag, Eleanor; Stern, Guy; Stern, Julius; Stern-Taeubler, Selma; Straus, Alfred; Straus, Edith; Strauss, Alfred; Strauss, Jacob; Stroomann, Gerhard; Suhr, Heinrich; Taeubler, Eugen; Theiler, Heinrich; Toeplitz, Erich; Torberg, Friedrich; Usinger, Fritz; Voelker, Adolf; Vollmer, Carl; Waldra, Ursula; Wallnu, Rene; Weissman, Fred; Welles-Fromm, Bella; Wenzel, Therese; Wertheimer, Martha; Wiener, Alfred; Wilhelm, Kurt; Wolfskehl, Karl; Wolfskehl, Marie-Luise; Wolpe, Berthold; Wormser, Arthur; Zapf, Hermann; Zeh, Ernst; Zohn, Harry; Zweig, Stefan

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  • Creation: 1791-1969


Language of Materials

The collection is in German, Hebrew, English, Judeo-German, and Spanish.

Access Information

Collection has been digitized. Please follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Collection is microfilmed (MF 612), except the following: 2/28 (final, not corrected draft for Offenbacher Haggadahh) and 3/16 (letter from Eduard Strauss, 1940).

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.

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

Born in Worms on November 12, 1873, Siegfried Guggenheim was a lawyer, and chairman of the Jewish community of Offenbach from 1933 to 1938. He emigrated to the United States in 1939 and died in New York City on January 30, 1961.


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This collection contains records of the Guggenheim family, including family tree, family history, vital records, obituaries, papers of family members who emigrated to Chile, and other papers of family members.

Other Finding Aid

45-page inventory.


Collection is available on 6 reels of microfilm (MF 612).

  1. Reel 1: 1/1 - 1/10
  2. Reel 2: 1/11 - 1/21
  3. Reel 3: 1/22 - 2/12
  4. Reel 4: 2/13 - 2/22
  5. Reel 5: 2/23 - 3/1
  6. Reel 6: 3/2 - 3/15

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

Guide to the Siegfried Guggenheim Collection, 1791-1969 AR 180 / MF 612
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Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2010-10-12 : encoding of linking to digital objects from finding aid was changed from <extref> to <dao> through dao_conv.xsl
  • October 2010: 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