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Linz Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11230

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains genealogical and family documents of the Linz and the Weiter families from Greussenheim and Tauberrettersheim; as well as documents and photographs regarding the Jewish community in Hof. Genealogical information includes a family tree and family history about the Linz and the Weiter families (from mid-18th to early 20th century), and correspondence with German archives about historical members of that family (1983-1998) including a list of Linz family members listed in the Jewish registers of Greussenheim and Weiter family members of Tauberrettersheim, 1813-1875. Material about the Jewish community at Hof consists of correspondence with the city of Hof and photographs taken in 2005 of the new Jewish community center (primarily composed of Russians) and memorial plaque to the original synagogue burned in 1938 (where current community has a Yom Hashoah service annually). The collection also contains a leather bound book that belonged to Hermann Epstein (maternal grandfather of Charles B. Linz), containing poetry dedicated to his future wife Marie Frank, and a poem written on business stationary. Old photographs include one of Hermann Epstein in a Shakespeare performance. Also included in the collection is a letter, of unknown connection to the rest of the collection, addressed to Emil Heniken in Nürnberg, enforcing the law that non-Jews must only be treated by non-Jewish doctors (1934).

Dates

  • 1887-2005

Creator

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

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

The maternal grandparents of Charles B. Linz were Hermann Epstein (1861 - ) and Marie Epstein (nee Frank) (1865 - ), who had a business of fabrics in Hof.

Extent

2 Folders

Abstract

This collection contains genealogical and family documents of the Linz and the Weiter families from Greussenheim and Tauberrettersheim; as well as documents and photographs regarding the Jewish community in Hof. Genealogical information includes a family tree and family history about the Linz and the Weiter families (from mid-18th to early 20th century), and correspondence with German archives about historical members of that family (1983-1998) including a list of Linz family members listed in the Jewish registers of Greussenheim and Weiter family members of Tauberrettersheim, 1813-1875. Material about the Jewish community at Hof consists of correspondence with the city of Hof and photographs taken in 2005 of the new Jewish community center (primarily composed of Russians) and memorial plaque to the original synagogue burned in 1938 (where current community has a Yom Hashoah service annually). The collection also contains a leather bound book that belonged to Hermann Epstein (maternal grandfather of Charles B. Linz), containing poetry dedicated to his future wife Marie Frank, and a poem written on business stationary. Old photographs include one of Hermann Epstein in a Shakespeare performance. Also included in the collection is a letter, of unknown connection to the rest of the collection, addressed to Emil Heniken in Nürnberg, enforcing the law that non-Jews must only be treated by non-Jewish doctors (1934).

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to LBI Photograph Collection.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Linz Family Collection, 1887-2005  AR 11230
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Michael O'Connor
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • September 04, 2014 : 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