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Fritz Blumenthal Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4882

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the collection (photocopies only) consists of Fritz Blumenthal’s poems: handwritten German poems, ca. 1929 – 1934; and typed English poems, ca. 1979 – 1987. Also included are genealogical materials – correspondence, notes, family trees – for the families Feibelmann and Wolff, as well as biographical materials about Fritz Blumenthal.

The following names are included:

Bachmann family; Curth family; Davidson family; Detering family; Elkan-Sutro family; Feibleman, James; Flamme family; Fuchs family; Genz family; Günsburg family; Heinen, Alfred; Hermanns family; Hirschel family; Hochheimer family; Kauffmann family; Knopf family; Kreuer family; Krigman family; Krings family; Lehman family; Levy family; Löwenhardt family; Reger, Julius; Richter family; Salmon family; Speyer-Ofenberg family; Waldi family; Walter family.

Dates

  • 1930-1990

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in English and 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

Biographical Note

The physician Fritz Blumenthal was born 1913 in Mainz, Germany. He studied at German universities in Frankfurt, Freiburg and Würzburg, graduating in 1937 in Berne, Switzerland. He immigrated to the United States in 1938. Next to his medical career in Middletown, NY, Fritz Blumenthal worked as a painter and print artist, exhibiting in various museums in the United States. He also was a poet, creating poems in German as well as in English.

Fritz Blumenthal’s mother Recha née Feibelmann was the daughter of a prominent Jewish family with roots in Germany and in the United States.

Extent

5 Folders

Overview

The bulk of the collection (photocopies only) consists of Fritz Blumenthal’s poems: handwritten German poems, ca. 1929 – 1934; and typed English poems, ca. 1979 – 1987. Also included are genealogical materials – correspondence, notes, family trees – for the families Feibelmann and Wolff, as well as biographical materials about Fritz Blumenthal.

Other Finding Aid

The original German-language inventory is available in the first folder
Title
Guide to the Fritz Blumenthal Collection, 1930-1990  AR 4882
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • March 26, 2015 : dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States