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Samuel Echt - Bernhard Kamnitzer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7016 / MF 569

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and materials by and about Kamnitzer and Echt on Danzig; personal materials on life in emigration; childhood memoirs in Danzig.

Manuscript by Sam Echt: "Geschichte der Juedischen Gemeinde Danzig". Undated; German, 687 p. (3 volumes); typed. History of the Jewish congregation of Danzig from the 11th to 20th centuries. Includes appendices.

Dates

  • 1913-1970

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German and English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Collection is microfilmed - MF 569.

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

Samuel Echt was born in Norgau, East Prussia (now USSR), on July 17, 1888. A teacher, historian, and Jewish communal leader in Danzig, he emigrated to Great Britain in 1939 and to the United States in 1948. He died in New York City on November 12, 1974.

Bernhard Kamnitzer was born in Dirschau (now Tczew, Poland) on October 25, 1890. He worked as a lawyer and served as a judge, legislator, and senator in the Free City of Danzig. He emigrated via Great Britain to the United States in 1938, where he was co-founder and president of the American Danzig Association. Kamnitzer died in New York City on July 15, 1959.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Abstract

Correspondence and materials by and about Kamnitzer and Echt on Danzig; personal materials on life in emigration; childhood memoirs in Danzig.

Microfilm

Collection is available on 3 reels of microfilm (MF 569).
  1. Reel 1: 1/1-1/16
  2. Reel 2: 1/17-1/26
  3. Reel 3: 1/27-1/39

Bibliography

"Geschichte der Juedischen Gemeinde Danzig" published in 1972.
"Der Danziger Ritualmordprozess Czybulla" was published in an article by Hugo Friedlaender, "Interessante Kriminalprozesse von kulturhistorischer Bedeutung" in 'Gerichts-Berichterstatter', Bd. VII, Berlin 1920.
Title
Guide to the Samuel Echt - Bernhard Kamnitzer Collection, 1913-1970 AR 7016 / MF 569
Status
In Progress
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

  • 2010-12-17 : 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