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Rudy Appel Family Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3614 / MF 585

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the Rudy Appel family collection holds detailed family trees of the Appel family; the Appel-Loewenstein families; the Willstätter-Appel families; the Hofmann family; the Stein family; and the Stein-Hofmann families, all created by Rudy Appel, 1966-1969. Also included is a 2 page typescript with the biography of Ephraim Willstaetter (1761-1829), written originally by his son Rabbi Elias Willstaetter (1796-1842) and translated by Rudy Appel. There is also a page with Yiddish notes on noteworthy events in Krefeld (1805-1811), and Rudy Appel’s letter to the LBI, explaining his donation.

A second folder holds Rudy Appel’s translation of the diary of Benjamin Willstaetter (1813-1895), recounting events in Karlsruhe in the Duchy of Baden, 1852 to 1872: 22 page typescript with copied inserts of the original diary and a sketched map of the area around the village of Willstätt, Germany; also available as DM 29.

Dates

  • 1966-1969

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in English and Yiddish.

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

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Rudy Appel’s paternal grandmother was a Willstätter; his paternal great-grandmother was a Loewenstein; his maternal grandfather was a Hofmann; and his maternal grandmother was a Stein.

Extent

2 Folders

Abstract

The bulk of the Rudy Appel family collection holds detailed family trees of the Appel family; the Appel-Loewenstein families; the Willstätter-Appel families; the Hofmann family; the Stein family; and the Stein-Hofmann families, all created by Rudy Appel, 1966-1969. Also included is a 2 page typescript with the biography of Ephraim Willstaetter (1761-1829), written originally by his son Rabbi Elias Willstaetter (1796-1842) and translated by Rudy Appel. There is also a page with Yiddish notes on noteworthy events in Krefeld (1805-1811), and Rudy Appel’s letter to the LBI, explaining his donation.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Rudy Appel Family Collection., 1966-1969  AR 3614 / MF 585
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2015
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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