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Schermbeck Community Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 5108

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.

Dates

  • circa 1900-1988

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, English, and Hebrew.

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

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Extent

5 Folders (1 audiocassette)

Abstract

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.

Separated Material

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.
Title
Guide to the Schermbeck Community Collection, circa 1900-1988  AR 5108
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 05, 2011 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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