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Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: LBIJER 1085

Scope and Content Note

Series I: Correspondence of the early years, 1950-1959

Series I contains correspondence pertaining to the establishment of the Leo Baeck Institute by the Irgun Oley Merkaz Europa (Israel) and the Council of Jews from Germany (London). These documents are dated between 1950 and 1959. The series is arranged chronologically.

Individual correspondents in Series I are: Adolf Paul Michaelis, Alexander Karl Neumeyer, Bruno Italiener, Bruno Kirschner, Curt Wormann, Eli Rothschild, Elias Karl Frenkel, Erich Lisch, Ernst Daniel Goldschmidt, Ernst Simon, Eva Michaelis-Stern, Franz Ebstein, Georg Landauer, Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt, Hans Gaertner, Hans Liebschuetz, Hans Reichmann, Hans Tramer, Heinz Gerling, Helga Nissenbaum, Hermann Broch, Hermann Levin Goldschmidt, Hermann Muller, Ismar Freund, Josef Jakobsohn, Juda Joseph Shapiro, Kaethe Loewinson, Kaethe Sauer, Kurt Blumenfeld, Leo Baeck, Leo Lauterbach, Manfred George, Manfred Sturmann, Martin Buber, Max Busyn, Max Elk, Max Gruenewald, Max Kreutzberger, Nahum Wahrmann, Oskar Wolfsberg, Rivka Zagagi, Robert Weltsch, Rudolf Callmann, Salman Schocken, Saul Kagan, Schaul Esch, Selmar Spier, Shalom Adler-Rudel, Siegfried Moses, Sigmar Gunsburg, Suessmann Muntner, Walter Breslauer, Wolf Rosenstock, Zvi Avneri, Zwi Horowitz.

Corporate correspondents in Series I are: American Federation of Jews from Central Europe; Association of Jewish Refugees in Great Britain; Chovevei Yerushalayim; Committee of Jews from Czechoslovakia for material claims against Germany; Conference of Jewish Material Claims against Germany; Council for the Protection of the Rights and Interests of Jews from Germany; Die Gesellschaft der Freunde des Leo Baeck Institute; Irgun Olej Merkas Europa; Juedische Rundschau; The Jewish National and University Library; The Tel-Aviv Trust.

Series II: Correspondence, 1957-1979

Series II contains correspondence conducted between 1957 and 1979. It pertains to current affairs, publications, LBI international, and meetings of the board and the advisory committee.

Individual correspondents in Series II are: Abraham Bromberg, Abraham Kamil, Adolf Diamant, Adolf Gaisbauer, Adolf Paul Michaelis, Albrecht Bürkle, Alex Bein, Alfred Hirschberg, Alfred Philipp, Alfred Wiener, Alice Blumgart, Alice Holdheim, Alice Jacob-Loewenson, Alice Schwarz, André Meyer, Andrzej Brozek, Arieh Stein, Arieh Ben-David, Arieh Harel, Arnold Paucker, Arthur Prinz, Arthur Stern, Artur Katz, Barbara Groneweg, Benno Mascher, Botho Bauch, Bruno Kirschner, Curt Silberman, Curt Wormann, David Nachmansohn, Desider Stern, Donald Niewyk, Edith Hirsch, Edith Rosenzweig-Scheinmann, Edith Stern, Eli Rothschild, Emanuel bin Gorion, Erich Gottgetreu, Erich Guggenheim, Erich Kulka, Ernest Hamburger, Ernst Loewenthal, Ernst Simon, Eva Fröstl, Eva Michaelis, Eva Reichmann, Felix Weltsch, Franz Eliezer Meyer, Franz Meyer, Fred Grubel, Freya Adams-Christiansen, Fridolin Solleder, Fritz Millner, Fritz Naphtali, Georg Heintz, Georg Herlitz, George Mosse, Gerhard Nachmani, Gershom Scholem, Gotthard Gambke, Grete Fischer, Haim Avni, Hans Franke, Hans Heimann, Hans Kohn, Hans Liebschütz, Hans Reichmann, Hans Seelenfreund, Hans Seidenberg, Hans Thieme, Hans Tramer, Harry Epstein, Hedwig Lachmann, Heinrich Schnitzler, Heinz Gerling, Heinz Moshe Graupe, Heinz Salomon, Heinz-Joachim Heydorn, Helga Nissenbaum, Helmut Eschwege, Herbert Freeden, Herman David Poster, Hermann Levin Goldschmidt, Hilde Lieberz, Hugo Bergmann, Ilse Blumenthal, Ilse Flatow, Ilse Walter, Ingrid Belke, Jackie Renka, Jacob Jacobsohn, Jacob Seide, Jacob Toury, Jan Hans, Josef Burg, Josef Lazinka, Josef Meisl, Joseph Jashuvi, Joseph Walk, Jozef Sandel, Julius Schoeps, Jutta Bohnke-Kollwitz, Kaethe Loevinson, Kaethe Sauer, Kalman Schlesinger, Karl Erich Born, Karl Schwarz, Kfar Ruppin, Klaus Litwan, Klaus Schütz, Kurt Blumenfeld, Kurt Jacob Ball-Kaduri, Kurt Loewenstein, Kurt Nemitz, Leon Shapiro, Leopold Marx, Lieselott Zirkenbach, Lothar Lazarus, Lou Landauer, Ludwig Kahn, Ludwig Rosenthal, Ludwig Stargardt, Manfred Sturmann, Margarete Turnowsky-Pinner, Martin Buber, Max Brod, Max Gruenewald, Max Kreutzberger, Max Mayer, Max Nathan, Max Sinasohn, Maximilian Mueller-Jabusch, Meir Fraenkel, Meir Lamed, Moshe Israel, Moshe Spitzer, Moshe Tavor, Nachum Gidal, Nathan Rotenstreich, Ora Ratner, Oscar Mareni, Oskar Wolfsberg, Paula Kirschner, Pauline Jacobsohn, Pnina Nave, Rachel Freund, Rafael Rosenzweig, Raphael Patai, Rivka Zagagi, Robert Lamberg, Robert Marcus, Robert Payne, Robert Weltsch, Samuel Almog, Samuel Ettinger, Samuel Jeselsohn, Selmar Spier, Shabettai Keshev, Shalom Adler-Rudel, Shaul Esh, Shimshon Marcus, Shlomo Neeman, Shlomo Ruelf, Siegfried Moses, Sima Arlosoroff, Stefan Schwarz, Sydney Wallach, Theodor Hennig, Uri Boschwitz, Ursula Huellbuesch, Walter Breslauer, Walter Goldstein, Walter Simon, Walther Bohnke, Werner Jochmann, Werner Mosse, Werner Rosenstock, Wilfried Burkert, William Stern, Wolf Rabinowitsch, Wolfgang Marienfeld, Yehoshua Amir, Yehudah Amichai, Yochanan Ginat, Zeev Estreicher.

Corporate correspondents in Series II are: Bitaon Publishing Co. Ltd.; Bouvier Verlag, Bonn; Bundeszentrale fuer politische Bildung; Central Zionist Archives; Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany; Council of Jews from Germany; Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart; Gesellschaft der Freunde des Leo Baeck Institute; Irgun Sherit Hapleta; Israel Mission, Köln; Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Straubing; Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien; Jewish Agency for Israel; Jewish Publishing House Ltd.; Jewish Restitution Successor Organization; Jüdisches Lehrhaus Zürich; Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz Berlin; Stiftung Volkswagenwerk; The Jewish National and University Library; United Restitution Organization; Wiener Library; World Jewish Congress; World Union of Jewish Studies; Yad Vashem.

Series III: Correspondence, 1980-2005

Series III contains correspondence conducted between 1980 and 2005. It relates to research inquiries, applications for the publication of manuscripts, and copyright issues. It also pertains to donations of material to the archive and library. The series is arranged alphabetically. (Restrictions on usage apply).

Dates

  • 1950-2005

Language of Materials

The collection is in German, Hebrew and English.

Access Restrictions

Please note: materials from 1980 onward can be viewed only by permission from the director of LBI Jerusalem.

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Leo Baeck Institute in Jerusalem; we recommend reserving the collection in advance.

Historical Note

The Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem for the Study of German-Jewish History and Culture is an international academic research institute established to promote research into German and Central European Jewry in the modern era and to further the liberal heritage of German Judaism in contemporary Israeli society. In May 1955, the Leo Baeck Institute was founded in Jerusalem by a diverse group of intellectuals and well-known public figures of German-Jewish origin. Among them were Martin Buber, Gershom Scholem, Shmuel Hugo Bergman, and Ernst Simon. The institute was named after the last public representative of German Jewry, Rabbi Leo Baeck (1873-1956).

Extent

6 Boxes (42 folders)

Abstract

The collection contains the correspondence of the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem from 1950 up until 2005 and comprises 42 folders. The file contains internal correspondence of the institute's staff, as well as correspondence with other individuals and institutions. The correspondence includes minutes of meetings, requests for support, applications for scholarships, and research inquiries. It also addresses topics such as book publishing, donations of archival materials, cooperation with other institutes, and current affairs.

Related Material

Folder containing correspondence pertaining to the Gesellschaft der Freunde des Leo Baeck Instituts (1960-1969; 1979-1984) removed from LBIJER 1085 and integrated into LBIJER 1082 (Correspondence with Freunde und Förderer des Leo Baeck Instituts).
Title
Guide to the Correspondence of the LBI Jerusalem 1950-2005 LBIJER 1085
Author
Processed by Bettina Farack and Meirav Reuveny
Date
© 2014
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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