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Manfred Saalheimer Collection.

Identifier: AR 3616


The collection contains various documents relating to the Jewish communities in Chemnitz, Dresden and Hamburg in the late 1930s, as well as biographical information and personal documents regarding Manfred Saalheimer (1907-1967), legal representative of the Dresden Jewish community, and Josef Kahn (1881-?), president of the Chemnitz Jewish community. Also included are tributes to Otto Hirsch (1885-1941), president of Reichsvertretung der Juden in Deutschland.


  • 1932-1957


Language of Materials

The collection is in German.

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

Manfred Saalheimer was born 1907 in Wuerzburg. He was a lawyer, working with the Jewish community in Dresden and the Saxon community federation (Gemeindeverband). He emigrated to Canada, where he died in 1967.

Josef Kahn (1881 - ?) was president of the Chemnitz Jewish Community; he emigrated to Palestine in 1939.

Otto Hirsch was born 1885 in Stuttgart. He served as president of the Vertretung der Juden in Deutschland, and was killed 1941 in Bergen-Belsen.


2 Folders

Other Finding Aid

Also available are 7 original German language index cards with itemized descriptions.

Guide to the Manfred Saalheimer Collection, 1932-1957  AR 3616
Processed by LBI Staff
© 2009
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 07, 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