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Ofra D. Core Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25421

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains materials by and about Ofra Core, her husband David Uriel Core, and her father-in-law, the noted German-Jewish and Israeli philosopher Hugo Bergmann (1883-1975).

The collection contains over twenty letters, written in Hebrew, from Hugo Bergmann to his son Uri Bergmann, as well as some other correspondence. The collection also contains a few of Hugo Bergmann's writings, primarily undated typescripts in Hebrew, as well as clippings about him. Other materials about him and his family include an excerpt from his mother's diary and a handful of photographs. The collection also contains a handwritten poem by Nobel laureate Shmuel Yosef Agnon, written for Uri Bergmann.

Materials by Ofra and David Core are also found in this collection, and include a photo album of David's, some of his material about the Japanese religious group Mayuka, as well as some of Ofra's professional materials from her career as a records manager and chief of the Registry Section at United Nations Headquarters, New York.

Dates

  • 1909-2010

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in Hebrew, German, and English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Access Information

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

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Biographical Note

Ofra D. Core (née Dushman) was a records manager for the United Nations and chief of its Registry Section. In 1951, she married David Uriel Core (born 1922 as Uri Bergmann), who was the son of noted German-Jewish and Israeli philosopher Hugo Bergmann and Else Fanta Bergmann, as well as the grandson of Prague salon hostess Berta Fanta.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains materials by and about Ofra Core, her husband David Uriel Core, and her father-in-law, the noted German-Jewish and Israeli philosopher Hugo Bergmann (1883-1975). The collection contains correspondence from Hugo Bergmann as well as other materials about him and his family. Materials by Ofra and David Core are also found in this collection, and include a photo album, material about the Japanese religious group Mayuka, and some of Ofra's professional materials from her career as a records manager for the United Nations.

Related Material

The LBI Archives holds memoirs by Ofra Core's mother-in-law Else Bergmann (ME 44) and grandmother-in-law, Prague salon hostess Berta Fanta (ME 1006). It also holds a small archival collection about her father-in-law Hugo Bergmann (AR 2345). The library holds many of Hugo Bergmann's published works.

Processing Information

The materials were refoldered, duplicates removed, and photocopies made of the relevant articles from entire journals. Photographs were rehoused. Loose prints found in the photo album in Series II were housed in Mylar and placed in the album at the page where they were originally found. Photocopies of excerpts of related memoirs by Else Bergmann (ME 44) and Berta Fanta (ME 1006) were removed.
Title
Guide to the Ofra D. Core Collection Undated, 1909-2010 AR 25421
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Kevin Schlottmann
Date
© 2011
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • January 24, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
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