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Peter Hereld Collection

Identifier: AR 25422

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains eulogies for Curtis L. Hereld (1923-2005) and a photocopy of his bar mitzvah photo (1936); genealogical tables for Peter and Curtis Hereld, as well as geographic, occupation, and narrative information about their ancestors; and 22 biographical letters and a genealogical table, collected for the Steinberg family reunion in Palo Alto, California, in 1989.


  • Creation: 1936, 1987-2010


Language of Materials

This collection is in English, with a small amount of German.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Access Information

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

Biographical Note

Curtis L. Hereld was born in Hannover, Germany to John and Alice Herzfeld (née Steinberg) in 1923. He was married to Gabrielle (Gaby) née Reichmann (1926- ). His parents tried to emigrate to Ecudaor or Brazil; in 1939 his family immigrated to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Curtis settled in Fort Lee, NJ and worked as a business executive. He was active in the congregation Beth Shalom in Teaneck, NJ. His older brother Peter Hereld was born in 1920, and married Ruth Maria née Brown (Braun) (1921-1974) in 1944. They were divorced in 1966.

Primary family names mentioned in the genealogical information include Dreyer, Hereld, Herzfeld, Steinberg, Wolfe, and Wolfes.


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This collection contains eulogies for Curtis L. Hereld (1923-2005), and genealogical tables and other family information for Peter Hereld, Curtis Hereld, and the Steinberg family.

Related Material

See also Peter Hereld's digitized memoirs, ME 1330 and ME 1354.

Guide to the Peter Hereld Collection 1936, 1987-2010 AR 25422
Processed by Kevin Schlottmann
© 2012
Language of description
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Language of description note
Description is in English.
as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation

Revision Statements

  • September 17, 2014 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States