Benno Jacob Collection
Scope and Content Note
Folder 1 contains several journal publications by Jacob as well as the manuscript (with author's notes?) Die Judenbuche : eine jüdische Studie and the reprint The First and Second Commandments. The pre-WWII reviews in folder 2 primarily concern Jacob's book Auge um Auge.
The following names are mentioned in this collection: Arthur Allgeier, G. Beer, A. Buechler, Joseph Carlebach, U. Cassuto, Gustav Closen, E. Dienemann, M. Eschelbacher, Emanuel Fink, Felix Goldmann, Perez Halevi, J. Herrmann, B. Hoffmann, Wilhelm Levinger, Israel Levy, J. Meinhold, W. Michel, Nathan Porges, Adolf Posnanski, T.H. Robinson, S. Samuel, and C. Schmidt.
- Creation: 1898-1975
- Jacob, Benno, 1862-1945 (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
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
Benno Jacob was born in Breslau in 1862 and attended the Jewish Theological Seminary there as well as university. During his student days he co-founded the Jewish fraternity Viadrina. He served as rabbi in Göttingen from 1891 to 1906 and Dortmund from 1906 until his retirement in 1929. In 1932 he moved to Hamburg to continue his scholarly work and fled to London in 1939. He was known for his interpretations of the Bible, particularly the Torah and published extensively on the subject. He died in London in 1945.
This contains some of the literary critic Benno Jacob's writings and correspondence.
Other Finding Aid
Original German-language inventory is in folder 1.
The book Stellung des Rabbiners was removed to the LBI Library (call number BM 317 P7 J24)
Several items in are photocopied and legibility is therefore not optimal.
- Guide to the Benno Jacob Collection, 1898-1975 AR 2118
- Processed by Julie Dawson
- © 2012
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- July 05, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.