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Hannover Jewish Community Collection

Identifier: AR 1685

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence and printed materials related to the history of the Jewish community of Hannover.

In folder one is correspondence between Rudolf Herzberg and Baruch Z. Ophir from Yad Vashem concerning research materials, a questionnaire for the community book of Yad Vashem completed by Herzberg, and correspondence between Herzberg and Herman Muller of the American Federation of Jews from Central Europe. Corresponding notes and supplementary material from Herzberg is also included pertaining to the synagogue, management and activities of the Jewish community, community institutions, social and cultural organizations, Jewish education, outstanding personalities, deportations, the town of Wunstorf, and explanatory summaries of land and property belonging to the synagogue, Das Israel Simon'sche Waisenhaus, entailed estates, Verein für Krankenversorgung und Alterspflege, Gartenbauschule Ahlem, and Kindererholungsheim Norderney. Folder two contains photographs of the synagogue, a photocopied invitation to a parent-teacher meeting evening, a program and menu for the occasion of the inauguration of the new synagogue in 1963, and typewritten notes and text of a speech by Chief Rabbi Dr. Meyer (given in 1866). Folder three consists of the correspondence and related materials of Peter Schulze regarding his research on the history of the Jewish people and the Jewish communities in Hanover.


  • 1866, 1944-1986


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



3 Folders


This collection contains correspondence and printed materials related to the history of the Jewish community of Hannover.

Other Finding Aid

The original German-language inventory is available in the first folder.

Separated Material

Some photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection. To see photographs click here.

Acquisition Note

Deaccessioned photocopied material from the book Genealogische Studien über die alten jüdischen Familien Hannovers , which can be found in the LBI library (CS 627 H3 G7).

Guide to the Hannover Jewish Community Collection, 1866, 1944-1986  AR 1685
Processed by Kate Jadwin
© 2012
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • July 02, 2013 : 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