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Harry Kaufman Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25159

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a Passover Haggadah signed Max Kaufman with a hadwritten date of April 1, 1993. The Haggadah was published in Vienna in 1892 in Hebrew and German. There is also a certificate from the Jewish National Fund, dated February 1956, for a grove of one thousand trees to have been planted in Israel in memory of twelve thousand German Jewish soldiers who died during the first World War. Alfred Kaufmann's name appears on the certificate among the list of committee members.


  • 1829-1956


Language of Materials

The collection is in Hebrew, German and English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

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.

Biographical Note

Alfred Kaufmann was born in Hainstadt in 1893. He served in World War I and was held as a prisoner of war by the British until 1919. In 1920 he became a member of the Oberrat (Supreme Council) of the Jewish community in Baden. In 1936, he opened a school for Jewish children in Freiburg, which was closed in 1938. He left Germany for England in 1939, and immigrated to the United States the following year. Alfred Kaufmann died in New York in 1984. Max Kaufman, a second cousin of Alfred Kaufmann's, immigrated to San Francisco in 1893, where he opened a store for handbags and jewelry called Sommer and Kaufman.


0.25 Linear Feet


The collection contains personal items from the Harry Kaufamn Family.


The collection consists of a single series.

Digitization Note

This collection was digitized and made accessible in its entirety.

Related Material

Guide to the Papers of the Harry Kaufman Family Collection 1892-1956 AR 25159
Processed by Angela Lawrence
© 2011
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Description is in English.
Described, encoded, and digitized as part of the CJH Holocaust Resource Initiative, made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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