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Janet Isenberg Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6820

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a large amount of correspondence and documents of Adolph Bernd's (the father of Janet Isenberg) restitution claims, as well as five family trees documenting the genealogy of the Bernd, Schild, Drucker, Wolff, and Heine families.

Much of the restitution correspondence consists of letters and documents exchanged between the family attorney Paul Hirsch and authorities in Koblenz, although some of the claims papers went through Berlin. The restitution cases pertain specifically to assets of Adolph Bernd's parents Sally and Paula (née Wolff), as well as of his uncle Alfred Bernd, all of perished after being deported from Koblenz. There are also some claims materials related to the family business, a shoe store in Koblenz. The remainder of the collection consists of relatively lengthy family trees for various branches of Isenberg's extended family, some with data extending back into the 17th century. At the front of each of these manuscripts is a family tree diagram, followed by listings of individual family members which include vital statistics information, addresses, and relationships to other family members. Each manuscript ends with a name index.

Dates

  • 1958-1970, 1994

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

Extent

9 Folders

Abstract

This collection contains a large amount of correspondence and documents of Adolph Bernd's (the father of Janet Isenberg) restitution claims, as well as five family trees documenting the genealogy of the Bernd, Schild, Drucker, Wolff, and Heine families.

Note

Much of the restitution material is frayed and embrittled.
Title
Guide to the Janet Isenberg Collection, 1958-1970, 1994  AR 6820
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • May 22, 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