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Fred Einstein Collection

Identifier: AR 3171

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).


  • Creation: 1871-2010
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1970-1990

Language of Materials

The 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


Biographical Note

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:

  1. Series I: Family History Research, 1871-2009
  2. Series II: Jewish History Clippings, 1966-2010

Processing Information

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.

Guide to the Papers of Fred Einstein 1871-2010 AR 3171
Processed by Adrijana Blatnik
© 2016
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Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from FredEinstein.xml

Revision Statements

  • March 2016:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States