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Eisner Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25614

Scope and Content Note

The Eisner Family Collection contains correspondence and other papers of this family from Berlin. Although much of the collection is correspondence, there are also invitations and other material relating to family celebrations, notes, and a will.

The first series of the collection holds handwritten family correspondence, the majority being personal letters between Heinrich (Heinz) Eisner and his wife Olga. A smaller amount of letters from other family members, including of their children, siblings, parents, and others, comprise the second subseries of Series I. The correspondence of the series often imparts personal and family news and greetings, with some descriptions of family members' activities away from home.

Other family documentation will be found in the collection's second series, which holds material relating to family celebrations as well as Heinrich Eisner's will.

Dates

  • 1879-1918, 1945
  • Majority of material found within 1880-1910

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is primarily in German with some English and French.

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

Heinrich (called Heinz) Eisner was born in 1850 in Berlin. He married Olga Tarlau (born 1857), also from Berlin. Together they had three children: Paul, Rudolf, and Berta.

The Kommerzienrat Heinrich Eisner was a partner in Alfred Hahn Röhrenwalzwerk, later Hahnsche Werk Aktiengesellschaft, a firm which produced steel pipes and had branches in Düsseldorf, Moscow, Berlin, Vienna, and Oderberg. He was also head of the Jewish Community in Berlin. He died in 1918 and was buried in the family grave in the Weissensee cemetery in Berlin.

Berta Eisner married Fritz Sabersky and by 1945 the couple was living in California. Her brother Rudolf (Rudi) Eisner married and he and his wife Hilde had a son, Peter. They were living in England when Rudolf died in August 1945.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Abstract

The Eisner Family Collection contains correspondence and other papers of this family from Berlin. Although much of the collection is correspondence, there are also invitations and other material relating to family celebrations, notes, and a will.

Related Material

The Heinrich Eisner Collection (AR 2028) contains obituaries of Heinrich Eisner.

Processing Information

During processing of the archival collection, folders of correspondence were grouped together to form series and subseries.
Title
Guide to the Papers of the Eisner Family 1879-1918, 1945 AR 25614
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Dianne Ritchey
Date
© 2014
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from EisnerFamily.xml

Revision Statements

  • March 2015:: Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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