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Fritz Haber Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 182

Scope and Content Note

Original correspondence consists of one letter each to Peter Pringsheim (1912); Joseph Koeth (1928); and A. Sommerfeld; as well as six letters to Ernst Stern (1907-1908). A handwritten 1933 letter from Fritz Haber to Chaim Weizmann in Mannern, Switzerland (6 pages) is available as a photocopy only. Also included is a typescript by Hans Schaeffer on Jews in Breslau (photocopy), Die soziale, politische und religioese Stellung der juedischen Familien in Breslau um die Jahrhundertwende 1900. The typescript is part of a letter by Hans Schaeffer to Johannes Jaenicke, also in the collection.

Dates

  • 1907-1960

Creator

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

The 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

Biographical Note

Born in Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland) on December 9, 1868, Haber was a chemist, professor of chemistry at the Karlsruhe Technical Institute from 1903 to 1911, when he was appointed director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institut fuer Physikalische Chemie. Haber received the Nobel Prize in 1919 for his work on the fixation of atmospheric nitrogen. He resigned his directorship in 1933 and died in Basel on January 29, 1934.

Extent

2 Folders

Language of Materials

German

Abstract

Original correspondence consists of one letter each to Peter Pringsheim (1912); Joseph Koeth (1928); and A. Sommerfeld; as well as six letters to Ernst Stern (1907-1908). A handwritten 1933 letter from Fritz Haber to Chaim Weizmann in Mannern, Switzerland (6 pages) is available as a photocopy only. Also included is a typescript by Hans Schaeffer on Jews in Breslau (photocopy), Die soziale, politische und religioese Stellung der juedischen Familien in Breslau um die Jahrhundertwende 1900. The typescript is part of a letter by Hans Schaeffer to Johannes Jaenicke, also in the collection.

Other Finding Aid

3-page inventory.

Bibliography

Photographs removed to Photograph Collection
Title
Guide to the Fritz Haber Collection, 1907-1960  AR 182
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States