Hugo Steinthal Collection
Scope and Content Note
The bulk of the collection consists of extensive research notes for a history of the Saarland and Lorraine and their Jewish communities from the 14th century until 1938, with a notable gap for the 19th century. For the most part, these notes are handwritten annotations by Steinthal in chronological order; he would list important events for each year, sometimes supplemented by excerpts from publications. For the 20th century, the notes also include related publications such as articles, annoucements and reports as well as correspondence. A lot of materials are related to the Saarland referendum of 1935. It seems like most of the material was gathered in the 1930s. The collection also holds Steinthal's doctoral dissertation on the status of Jews in the Merovingian and Carolingian empires (5th through 9th centuries) as well as a photograph and correspondence with Zvi Avneri of the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem.
- Creation: 1922-1958
Language of Materials
This collection is in German and French.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
Collection is microfilmed (MF 730).
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.
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
Hugo Steinthal was born in Saarbruecken on July 27, 1893. His parents were Josef Steinthal and Fanny (nee Stolzberg). In 1914, he moved to Freiburg where he studied history and philosophy. Later in 1914 he joined the army, and was discharged in 1916 due to an injury. He continued his studies in Freiburg, Munich and Breslau, where he received his doctorate in 1921. He was rabbi in Saarbruecken until his immigration to France in 1935. After the World War II, he returned to Germany and died in Saarbruecken in 1961.
0.75 Linear Feet
The bulk of the collection consists of extensive research notes for a history of the Saarland and Lorraine and their Jewish communities from the 14th century until 1938, with a notable gap for the 19th century.
Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.
- Guide to the Hugo Steinthal Collection, 1922-1958 AR 4056 / MF 730
- Processed by LBI Staff
- © 2010
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- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- August 23, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.