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Rolf Hofmann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10913

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains manuscripts, genealogical tables, photographs, clippings, and correspondence originating from Rolf Hofmann's genealogical research on Jewish communities in southern Germany, including extensive materials from his Harburg Project.

The first series contains various fragments, and notes on the Eppstein, Liebmann, and Guldmann families, as well as on the individuals Löb Michael Weinbach and Theodor Harburg. There are also several photographs of Jewish cemeteries in Wallerstein and Harburg. A second series designates materials which Hofmann created under the title of The Harburg Project. Within this series, there are short typescript narrative sketches of events and episodes from several individual families' histories, as well as "family sheets," genealogical tables (family trees), and transcriptions of gravestones in Nördlingen and Oettingen. The family trees are standard in format and presentation, and the family sheets contain vital statistics, family data, and various other facts and and brief information on individuals; not every individual who has a family sheet is listed in the family trees, and vice versa. This second series contains data stretching back to the 17th century.

A small addendum in Series II includes a letter written in 1934 concerning the Harburg synagogue as an artistic landmark.

Dates

  • 1999-2005
  • 1934

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

11 Folders

Abstract

This collection contains manuscripts, genealogical tables, photographs, clippings, and correspondence originating from Rolf Hofmann's genealogical research on Jewish communities in southern Germany from the 17th century to the present, including extensive materials from his Harburg Project.

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.
Title
Guide to the Rolf Hofmann Collection, 1934, 1999-2005  AR 10913
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • November 29, 2011 : 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