Schermbeck Community Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists primarily of photocopies, largely of materials pertaining to memorial and reconciliation events for the Jewish community of Schermbeck in the 1980s. These materials were assembled by Marga Randall, who was born in Schermbeck but emigrated to the United States. Other photocopies inlcude some documents correspondence of the Adelsheimer-Silbermannn-Randall families written during the second World War, as well as some typescript memoirs and accounts on the pre-war community in Schermbeck. A folder of photographs, including photos of community buildings and community members from the first half of the 20th century, rounds out the collection.
The following families are mentioned in this collection:
Adelsheimer, Anschel, van Gelder, Hoffmann, Marchand, Metzger, Randall, Schoenbach, Silbermann.
- Creation: circa 1900-1988
- Schermbeck Jewish community (Organization)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German, English, and Hebrew.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
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
5 Folders (1 audiocassette)
This collection consists primarily of photocopies, largely of materials pertaining to memorial and reconciliation events for the Jewish community of Schermbeck in the 1980s.
Other Finding Aids
An original inventory and an older finding aid are available in folder 1.
Some photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.
A matzah cloth for Passover from 1908 has been removed to the LBI Art and Objects Collection.
A recording on audiocassette of the dedication ceremony for the Schermbeck synagogue in 1982 is filed separately in the LBI Audiovisual Collection.
The pamphlet Die ehemalige jüdische Gemeinde in Schermbeck by Andrea Kammeier, published in 1982 by the Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Schermbeck , has been removed to the LBI Library Collection.
- Guide to the Schermbeck Community Collection, circa 1900-1988 AR 5108
- Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
- © 2009
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- October 05, 2011 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.