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Paul Rieger Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2565 / MF 639

Scope and Contents

The collection documents a very wide spectrum of Paul Rieger’s writings and interests. Series I contains personal documents such as his ordination certificate as well as Rieger’s correspondence. The most extensive part of the collection is Series 2: Writings, which contains a variety of manuscripts, articles, notes, index cards, correspondence, excerpts and lectures. Rieger’s articles cover a wide scope of topics, incuding Jewish and non-Jewish issues. His main work however, was Zur Geschichte der Juden in Rom. Series 3 holds a vast amount of off-prints about different subjects, such as on Jewish and non-Jewish topics, on Palestine and Israel as well as on Leo Baeck. Series 4 consists of Jewish, Yiddish, Israeli and German newspapers, and newsletters of Jewish communities in Germany. Series 5: Varia covers miscellaneous documents, such as letters of protection, legal documents, an abundance of marriage contracts, original signatures of Jewish personalities such as of Martin Buber and a record of the first meeting of the Centralverein deutscher Staatsbuerger juedischen Glaubens. There are also various pictures and drawings of different places, synagogues and people. Series 6: Oversized Materials contains Hebrew learning material, newspapers and fliers of Germany as well as Nazi propaganda.



The following individuals are mentioned in this collection: Rieger, Paul; Auerbach, Berthold; Kohut, George Alexander; Philippson, Martin; Vogelstein, Hermann; Basch, Abraham; Feilchenfeld, W.; Hirsch, Otto; Levy, Alphonse; Levi, Markus Jacob; Liebeschuetz, Hans; Nathan, M.; Rieger, Emilie (nee Reiss); Rieger, Paul.



The following locations are mentioned in this collection: Stuttgart; Posen; Breslau; Freudental; Wuerttemberg.

Dates

  • 1531-1985

Creator

Language of Materials

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

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Collection is microfilmed, use MF 639.

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.

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

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Paul Rieger was born in Dresden on July 4, 1870. Between 1889-1894, he studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary and Philosophy and Oriental studies at the University of Breslau. In 1894, he received his Ph.D. in Talmudic Archaeology, his thesis was titled Versuch einer Technologie und Terminologie. After that he continued his studies at the University of Berlin and the Lehranstalt fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums. In 1896, he became the rabbi of the Potsdam community. From 1902 to 1908, he was the preacher of the Hamburger Israelitischer Tempelverband. During his time in Hamburg, he became a writer and an independent scholar, as well as a lecturer in various German cities and was the leader of a liberal Jewish youth group. Between 1917 and 1922, Rieger was the rabbi (Landesrabbiner) in Braunschweig. After that he became the rabbi (Stadtrabbiner) of the Jewish Community in Stuttgart and was the member of the Oberrat der Israelitischen Religionsgemeinschaft Wuerttembergs. From 1923 to 1938, Rieger was the editor of the Gemeindezeitung. He also published several books and articles, among them the major work Zur Geschichte der Juden in Rom.

Paul Rieger died in Stuttgart on July 10, 1939. His wife Emilie Rieger (nee Reiss) immigrated to America in 1940.

Extent

3 Linear Feet

Overview

The collection documents a very wide spectrum of Paul Rieger’s writings and interests. Series I contains personal documents such as his ordination certificate as well as Rieger’s correspondence. The most extensive part of the collection is Series 2: Writings, which contains a variety of manuscripts, articles, notes, index cards, correspondence, excerpts and lectures. Rieger’s articles cover a wide scope of topics, incuding Jewish and non-Jewish issues. His main work however, was Zur Geschichte der Juden in Rom. Series 3 holds a vast amount of off-prints about different subjects, such as on Jewish and non-Jewish topics, on Palestine and Israel as well as on Leo Baeck. Series 4 consists of Jewish, Yiddish, Israeli and German newspapers, and newsletters of Jewish communities in Germany. Series 5: Varia covers miscellaneous documents, such as letters of protection, legal documents, an abundance of marriage contracts, original signatures of Jewish personalities such as of Martin Buber and a record of the first meeting of the Centralverein deutscher Staatsbuerger juedischen Glaubens. There are also various pictures and drawings of different places, synagogues and people. Series 6: Oversized Materials contains Hebrew learning material, newspapers and fliers of Germany as well as Nazi propaganda.

Microfilm

Collection is available on four reels of microfilm (MF 639).
  1. Reel 1: 1/1 - 1/12
  2. Reel 2: 1/13 - 2/4
  3. Reel 3: 2/5 - 2/21
  4. Reel 4: 3/1 - 3/19; OS 113; OS 119; OSXL
Title
Paul Rieger Collection, 1531-1985   AR 2565 / MF 639
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2010-03-24 : encoding of linking to digital objects from finding aid was changed from <extref> to <dao> through dao_conv.xsl

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States