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Offenbach Jewish Community Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 144

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.

Dates

  • 1867-1993

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German.

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

Extent

4 Folders

Abstract

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.

Separated Material

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

Title
Guide to the Offenbach Jewish Community Collection, 1867-1993  AR 144
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Kate Jadwin
Date
© 2012
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • July 15, 2013 : 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