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Cassirer-Tietz Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7237

Scope and Content Note

The Cassirer-Tietz Family Collection concentrates on the genealogy of the Cassirer and related families. It also holds some biographical information on family members along with papers of a few individual members. The collection includes both research and personal correspondence, family trees and related research notes, documentation on the family foundation, articles and newspaper clippings, and photographs and negatives.

Genealogical research is located in Series I. This series contains many letters between researcher Edith Tietz and her extended family, with many letters providing further genealogical information in addition to personal greetings and updates on family members' activities. This series also contains the collection's family trees, which show assorted branches of the family.

Series II contains the papers of individual family members in addition to documentation on the Cassirer family foundation (the Marcus und Jeanette, Siegfried und Henriette Cassirer'sche Familien-Stiftung), including some information on the family history. Other documents include those relating to family marriages or estates as well as articles and newspaper clippings on individual family members.

The following families are mentioned in this collection: Ahmeen family; Appelbaum family; Bach family; Baer family; Bano family; Baron family; Bellin family; Berman family; Bieber family; Blumenthal family; Bondy family; Buber family; Buschke family; Chotzen family; Cohen family; Corkey family; Cruys family; Dimond family; Dispecker family; Domizio di family; Duff-Arnot family; Durieux family; Eiffler family; Falk family; Falkenstein family; Feith family; Fiedler family; Fischer family; Forbes family; Freund family; Friedman family; Fuerstenberg family; Geheeb family; Glaser family; Glauber family; Godefrey family; Gold family; Goldstein family; Gordimer family; Gotthelf family; Granberg family; Gruenfeld family; Gustafsson family; Guthmann family; Guttentag family; Heinrich family; Hell family; Hermann family; Herrmann family; Herzberg family; Heubach family; Hoffmann family; Houdy family; Jacobi family; Jasen family; Karo family; Kaufman family; Kaufmann family; Kellermann family; Koenigsberger family; Kohn family; Kopelanski family; La Parne family; Lasker family; Lederer family; Leske family; Lewinsohn family; Lindemann family; Lloyd-Thomas family; Loewe family; Loewenberg family; Lohnstein family; Markus family; Marx family; Mayer family; Metzenberg family; Michael family; Miles family; Mitchel family; Molenaar family; Neumann family; Nostrand van family; Oberwart family; Olynyk family; Paret family; Perlstein family; Pollak family; Proskauer family; Rehfeld family; Reich family; Remak family; Reyto family; Rifkin family; Rogue-Houdy family; Rosen family; Rosenbaum family; Rundquist family; Sack family; Sauter family; Schachtel family; Schermann family; Schertz family; Schiffer family; Schlesinger family; Schoenbrunn family; Schwass family; Sikrawa family; Silberfeld family; Silberstein family; Simon family; Skaller family; Solmitz family; Sommerguth family; Stein family; Steinitz family; Stenzel family; Tinschmann family; Waller family; Walzer family; Weill family; Westermann family; Woelfler family; Wolff family; Woythaler family; Zabika family; Zerlette family; Zuckermann family.

Dates

  • 1879-1983
  • Majority of material found within 1966-1983

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English and 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

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

The Cassirer family originated in Breslau (now Wrocław, Poland) but by the early twentieth century many members had settled in Berlin. On October 28, 1890 eight family members founded the Marcus und Jeanette, Siegfried und Henriette Cassirer'sche Familien-Stiftung.

The family included many individuals who became well-known in their fields. Some of its prominent members included Hugo Cassirer, a chemist who founded the firm Dr. Cassirer & Co. with his father Louis Cassirer in Berlin in 1896; the philosopher Ernst Cassirer, who taught at the universities of Berlin, Hamburg, Oxford, Yale and Columbia, as well as elsewhere; the publisher Bruno Cassirer, who had his own publishing company begun in 1901; the publisher, author and art enthusiast Paul Cassirer; the philosopher Fritz. Cassirer; the neurologist Richard Cassirer; and the astronomer Eva Cassirer.

Most family members emigrated from Germany following the rise of Nazism, eventually leaving the family spread throughout the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Denmark, Switzerland, and South Africa. A few family members returned to Germany.

Edith Grünfeld (great-granddaughter of Marcus and Jeanette Cassirer) married the businessman Georg Tietz, the eldest son of Oscar Tietz, founder of the German department store known today as Hertie. In 1936 they immigrated to the United States with their two children by way of Lichtenstein, Yugoslavia and Cuba, arriving in 1941.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Overview

The Cassirer-Tietz Family Collection concentrates on the genealogy of the Cassirer and related families. It also holds some biographical information on family members along with papers of a few individual members. The collection includes both research and personal correspondence, family trees and related research notes, documentation on the family foundation, articles and newspaper clippings, and photographs and negatives.

Related Material

The LBI Archives and Library contain a number of archival collections, memoirs and books related to the extensive Cassirer family and its members. Please search the LBI Online Catalog for further materials.

Among the holdings related to the Cassirer family is a book about the family foundation: Marcus und Jeanette, Siegfried und Henriette Cassirer’sche Familien-Stiftung [q CS 629 C38].

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

During processing of the archival collection in February 2014, two books were removed to the LBI Library: Edith Geheeb-Cassirer zum 90. Geburtstag and Die Familie Cassirer, eine bedeutendende Berliner Familie.
Title
Guide to the Papers of the Cassirer-Tietz Family 1879-1983 AR 7237
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Dianne Ritchey
Date
© 2014
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from Cassirer-TietzFamily.xml

Revision Statements

  • May 2014:: 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