Fred Einstein Collection
Scope and Content Note
The collection is divided into two series, "Series I: Family History Research" and "Series II: Jewish History Clippings". Series I "Family History Research" contains family trees, findings from genealogy research and correspondence related to this research. In folder one copied photographs of the Feigenbaum and Friedberger family, family trees of the Einstein, Feigenbaum, Friedberger and Guggenheimer family as well as descendant reports for various members of the extended family can be found. Folder two includes family history records, such as photographs, genealogy chart requests and copies; birth certificates; abstracts of the state register; oral history notes and cemetery plans for various branches of the extended Einstein family. The third folder holds a small amount of genealogy correspondence, including letters of the physicist Albert Einstein. The fourth folder contains four articles about the Einstein-Guggenheimer family and the history of Jews in Wuerttemberg.
Series II includes clippings on general Jewish history, such as remembrance events especially in Laupheim. In the second folder there are clippings on debates about memorials, especially on the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, remembrance art and cultural events related to Jewish history, synagogues in Baden-Wuerttemberg and clippings and articles on renowned individuals like Albert Einstein or Carl Laemmle.
The following individuals and families are mentioned in this collection: Ainstain , Baruch Moyses "Borichle"; Bergmann, John H.; Blau, Marietta; Braun, Ernst; Cahn, Loeb; Can, Loew Meier; Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955; Einstein, Fred; Einstein, Fred family; Einstein, Irene; Einstein, Max; Feigenbaum family; Feigenbaum, Julius; Feigenbaum, Linonel ; Friedberger family; Guggenheim family; Guggenheimer family; Guggenheimer, Josef; Heinrich "Hayum"; Laemmle, Carl; Lazarus, Moss; Mannheimer, Marschall; Meier, Friedberger; Moos family; Noël, ILse; Obernauer family; Schmidt, Johanna Erika; Simon Leopold; Wagner, Guenther.
The following places are mentioned in this collection: Beverly Hills (California); Binswangen (Dillingen an der Donau, Germany); Bloomfield (New Jersey); Bodersweiler (Germany); Freistett (Germany); Jerusalem (Israel); Kappel (Germany); Langen (Hessen, Germany); Mannheim (Germany); Memmingen (Germany); Neckarzimmern (Germany); Neu-Isenburg (Hessen, Germany); Seeheim-Jugenheim (Hessen, Germany); Walldorf (Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany); Weiskirchen (Germany); Wiesloch (Germany).
- Majority of material found within 1970-1990
Language of Materials
The collection is in German and English.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
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
Fred Salomon Einstein was born as Fritz Salomon Einstein on November 3rd, 1937 in Ulm, the son of Arthur Einstein (born 1898 in Buchau/Federsee, Germany) and Irene Guggenheimer (born 1902 in Ulm, Germany). Arthur was arrested twice by the Gestapo, but he and his family were able to flee Nazi Germany in December 1939 and immigrate to the United States. Arthur Einstein's siblings and numerous other members of his family together with some members of Irene G. Einstein's family were murdered in concentration camps.
Fred married Irene Cahn (born 1938 in New York) in 1967, and the couple had two children, Andrew Jeffrey and Jaqueline Helaine.
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The collection contains family history research of the extended Fred Einstein family with genealogical tables, findings from genealogy research and correspondence related to this research. Moreover it includes articles and clippings from and by members of the Fred Einstein family and on general German-Jewish history with a focus on Baden-Wuerttemberg.
The collection has been subdivided into two series as follows:
- Series I: Family History Research, 1871-2009
- Series II: Jewish History Clippings, 1966-2010
A DVD of the film "Erinnerung des Herzens" and a sound recording (Oral family history recorded with Irene Guggenheimer in 1989) have been removed to the LBI Audiovisual Collection. Two texts pertaining to the film and the sound recording can be found in Series I, folder 4.
The previous arrangement was adjusted due to more recent additions to the collection. The material in the first series was reorganized by type and chronological and in the second series by topic.
- Ainstain, Baruch Moyses
- Bad Buchau am Federsee (Germany)
- Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas (Berlin, Germany)
- Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
- Einstein, Max
- Feigenbaum family
- Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
- Friedberger family
- Genealogical tables
- Guggenheimer family
- Jewish community centers
- Jews -- Germany
- Jews -- Germany -- Genealogy
- Laemmle, Carl, 1867-1939
- Laupheim (Germany)
- Nobel Prize winners
- Ulm (Germany)
- Guide to the Papers of Fred Einstein 1871-2010 AR 3171
- Processed by Adrijana Blatnik
- © 2016
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- Edition statement
- This version was derived from FredEinstein.xml
- March 2016:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.
Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States