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Hirschkind Family Collection

Identifier: AR 10735

Scope and Content Note

Almost all of this collection consists of family correspondence from the 1940s received by Ruth and Lothar Hirschkind of New York City from relatives in Düsseldorf, including Philipp Israel Weinberg, Theodor Israel Sondheimer, Louis Israel Grünebaum, and the Goldschmidt families, as well as from Klaus Anschel in Australia. The final folder includes a letter from 1946 from Dr. Josef Eitel of Düsseldorf alluding to the fate of some of these relatives. Other materials include a printed card advertising a concert (1934) and some photos included in a letter from 1984. Many of the letters from the 1940s bear censorship stamps.


  • 1934-1984


Language of Materials

This collection is in German and English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links 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



0.25 Linear Feet


This collection contains family correspondence received by emigrated members of the Hirshkind family in New York from relatives in Düsseldorf in 1940-1940.

Guide to the Hirschkind Family Collection, 1934-1984  AR 10735
Processed by LBI Staff
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • September 27, 2011 : 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