Offenbach Jewish Community Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains Siegfried Guggenheim's handwritten manuscript on the Offenbacher haggadah, statutes of the burial society (ḥevra kaddisha) and some other original documents, and various other materials pertaining to the Offenbach community.
Folder one focuses on the synagogue and haggadah, and includes Siegfried Guggenheim's handwritten manuscript about the Offenbacher Haggadah. Also in this folder are the statutes of the burial society (ḥevra kaddisha) and documents related to the inauguration of Offenbach synagogue, to the synagogue's Haggadah, as well as to the synagogue's destruction by the Nazis. Photographs of the Offenbach cemetery and synagogue can be found in folder two. The third folder consists of clippings related to the Offenbacher Haggadah and Offenbach’s fourth synagogue. Folder four contains photocopied documents and offprints, including a report on Kristallnacht and deportation lists from Offenbach and Landkreis Offenbach including the towns of Dietesheim, Heusenstamm, Klein-Auheim, Mühlheim, Hainstadt, Seligenstadt, Sprendlingen, Weiskirchen. Also in this final folder are address lists of former Jewish residents of Offenbach, as well as a study about the mystic Jakob Frank.
- Offenbach am Main Jewish community (Organization)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
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
This collection contains Siegfried Guggenheim's handwritten manuscript on the Offenbacher Haggadah, statutes of the burial society (ḥevra kaddisha) and some other original documents, and various other materials pertaining to the Offenbach community.
Other Finding Aid
The original German-language inventory is available in the first folder.
Some photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection. To see photographs click here.
- Guide to the Offenbach Jewish Community Collection, 1867-1993 AR 144
- Processed by Kate Jadwin
- © 2012
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- July 15, 2013 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.