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Hans Reichmann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2236

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the collection consists of letters of recommendation for Hans Reichmann, including - among many others - Rabbi Leo Baeck and Thomas Mann (copy). Also included are clippings with articles by Hans Reichmann, as well as a copy of his Dr.jur thesis.

Dates

  • 1918-1964

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.

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

Lawyer (born 1900 in Hohensalza, died 1964), representative of German Jewish refugees. He worked as a lawyer for the "Centralverein Deutscher Staatsbuerger Juedischen Glaubens". In 1930 he married Eva Jungmann, a sociologist and historian, who also worked for the Centralverein. He was the initiator of an anti-Nazi propaganda campaign in the last phase of the Weimar Republic. Hans Reichmann was arrested after the November Pogrom and sent to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp for two months. He emigrated with his wife to London in April 1939. He was interned there in July 1940 and released in January 1941 on grounds of his anti-Nazi activities. In 1950 he became secretary of the Board of the United Restitution Organization. He was also a member of the board of the "Leo Baeck Institute" in New York and Vice President of the "Council of Jews from Germany".

Extent

3 Folders

Abstract

The bulk of the collection consists of letters of recommendation for Hans Reichmann, including - among many others - Rabbi Leo Baeck and Thomas Mann (copy). Also included are clippings with articles by Hans Reichmann, as well as a copy of his Dr.jur thesis.

Other Finding Aid

See inventory list

Related Material

See also the Eva Reichmann Collection, AR 904.

Separated Material

Two memoirs by Hans Reichmann have been moved to the LBI Memoir Collection.

Bibliography

Photograph removed to Photograph Collection
Title
Guide to the Hans Reichmann Collection, 1918-1964  AR 2236
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2017
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • January 03, 2018 : 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