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Tuchmann Family Collection

Identifier: AR 1401

Scope and Content Note

The Tuchmann Family Collection contains a family chronicle and related family trees assembled in the early twentieth century for the Tuchmann Family, its relations, and other Jewish families from the region around Nuremberg. In addition to genealogy, there are three short autobiographical memoirs, a substantial number of family papers including architectural drawings, some correspondence and photos, and finally a large number of papers pertaining to the family's restitution claims after World War II.

Folder 8, Tuchmann family papers, contains funeral programs and speeches for several family members, as well as a number of documents regarding taxation and financial affairs of the family and their firm S. Tuchmann und Söhne. These latter papers include a copy of Salomon Tuchmann's will which established a family foundation. There are also postwar documents regarding the sale of their property in Nuremberg, and several certificates, some signed by crown prince Luitpold of Bavaria, demonstrating the engagement of various family members, especially Ernst Tuchmann, in civic affairs and institutions in Nuremberg and Bavaria.

The Jung family papers (folder 9) document the piece goods business of Samuel Jung in Obernbreit, Bavaria in the mid-19th century, and the activities of his descendents, especially Richard Jung, lawyer in Nuremberg active in social services who emigrated to New York at the end of the 1930s. The papers include a Samuel Jung's certificate for the completion of vocational training and various permits related to his textile business. The bulk of these papers, however, belong to Richard Jung, and include citizenship and inheritance papers, certificates and awards for service in the first World War, and certificates pertaining to membership in the local bar association. His later papers document the seizure of his assets by the National Socialist government and also include letters of recommendation used to secure employment after emigrating to the United States.

The other materials in this collection include architectural drawings and records from the postwar period related to the Tuchmanns' property on Gleisbühlstrasse in Nuremberg, family correspondence largely in regards to genealogy, a large amount of documents and correspondence regarding restitution claims, and some notes and clippings on the history of the Jewish community of Nuremberg.


  • Creation: 1831-1980


Language of Materials

This collection is in German and English.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

For permission to publish from his memoirs (Folder 6), contact Walter Bierer, 3827 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303

For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011


Biographical Note

The Tuchmann family originated in Uehlfeld, near Nuremberg, in the eighteenth century. Family members lived in Nuremberg and Fürth in the nineteenth century. The children of Otto Tuchmann, including Ernst and Fred, emigrated to the United States in 1934.


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This collection contains official documents, family papers, and correspondence pertaining to the Jewish community in and around Nuremberg, with an especial focus on the Tuchmann family genealogy. There are also a number of family papers and some correspondece, including materials related to the family's restitution claims.

Other Finding Aid

The original inventory is available in folder 1.

Alternate Formats Available

Chronik der Familie Tuchmann call number MM 104 (Folder 2) has been microfilmed and digitized separately.

Separated Materials

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

The following books have been removed to library collection:

  1. Adressbuch der Stadt Nürnberg nach amtlichen Quellen bearbeitet. . . by J. C. Hering ( 1863)
  2. Der Neptunbrunnen zu Nürnberg: seine Entstehung und Geschichte. . . by Ernst Mummenhoff ( 1902 )

Three issues of Gemeindeblatt der israelitischen Kultusgemeinde Nürnberg have been removed to the library collection.

Commemorative medal and placard for Nuremberg Neptune Fountain has been removed to the LBI Art and Objects Collection

Chronik der Familie Tuchmann call number MM 104 (Folder 2) has been microfilmed and digitized separately.

Clippings have been removed to the Tuchmann Family Clippings Collection AR 1401 C .

Guide to the Tuchmann Family Collection, 1831-1980  AR 1401
Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
© 2010
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • December 06, 2011 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States