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Herbert Loebl Collection

Identifier: AR 6353

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains material about the Jews of Bamberg, assembled by Herbert Loebl. The bulk consists of Loebl's newsletter "Letter from Bamberg," which chronicles the history and activities regarding Jewish communities in Bamberg and the Franconia region. The collection includes the Letters from 1986 and 1990-2003; it is not a complete set.

The collection also includes two genealogical manuscripts by Loebl about the Rosenfelders of Huettenheim (Marktbreit) / Theilheim (Werneck). Also found in the collection are materials (clippings, scholarly articles) about the history of Jews in Mitwitz, Burgkunstadt, and Bamberg, and materials about commemorative events in Bamberg and other localities in Germany, mostly from the 1980s and 1990s. The collection also includes a photocopy of a letter of protection for Maier Loeb Schloss (1815) and correspondence between Fred Grausmann and German authorities attempting to trace birth records and other family materials pertaining to the Grausmann family.

The following towns are mentioned in this collection: Adelsdorf; Altenkunstadt; Aschbach; Bamberg; Burg Feuerstein; Burgkunstadt; Buttenheim; Dormitz; Ebern; Ermreuth; Herzogenaurach; Höchstadt; Hüttenheim; Kronach; Lahr; Marktbreit; Mitwitz; Mühlhausen; Schnaittach; Theilheim; Tüchersfeld; Walsdorf.


  • 1815-2006


Language of Materials

This collection is in English and German.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Biographical Note

Dr. Herbert Loebl OBE (1923, Bamberg, Germany – 2013, Newcastle upon Tyne, England) was prominent industrialist and entrepreneur who founded the scientific manufacturing business Joyce, Loebl & Co in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. His family fled Germany for England in the late 1930s.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)


This collection contains the "Letter from Bamberg" newsletter by Herbert Loebl, which chronicles the history and activities regarding Jewish communities in Bamberg and the Franconia region. It also includes genealogical research into the Rosenfelder family of Huettenheim (Marktbreit) / Theilheim (Werneck), and other clippings and material about the Jews of Franconia, Germany.


The folders are arranged alphabetically.

Digitization Note

The collection was digitized and made accessible in its entirety.

Related Material

The LBI holds extensive material about Jews from Bamberg, which can be found by searching the catalog.

Separated Material

The following two items were removed to the LBI Library:

Kattermann, Hildegard (Becker). Geschichte und Schicksale der Lahrer Juden (1976)

Lion, Shlomo Sigmund. Stammbaum der Familie Lion (1967)

Guide to the Herbert Loebl (1923-2013) Collection 1815-2006 AR 6353
Processed by Kevin Schlottmann
© 2014
Language of description
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Language of description note
Description is in English.
Processing made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany. Digitization made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany

Revision Statements

  • June 2015: dao links and digitization information added by Leanora Lange.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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