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Hans Wechsler Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10084

Scope and Content Note

The collection is primarily comprised of manuscripts written by Dr. Hans Wechsler. Many of the manuscripts describe life in Palestine prior to the 1948 war and touch on philosophical themes.

The piece Briefe aus Palästina (Letters from Palestine) was written in the mid 1930s and describes in short vignettes a weekend in Tel-Aviv, New Year's eve in Jerusalem, a journey to Arab regions of Palestine, trips to Haifa and Nazereth, and a hospital stay. The birthday trip piece (folder 7) describes an inspection of Israel's matzah bakeries. The story in folder 3 relates the life of a Jewish woman with a young boy whose father was German. She immigrated to Baghdad in the 1930s and came with her son to Palestine in the 1940s. The manuscript in folder 5 also takes up the experiences of this single woman and her son again. Wechsler was an avid fan of Schopenhauer and became the first Israeli member of the Schopenhauer Gesellschaft in 1961. The article in folder 11 was published posthumously in the Jahrbuch of the Schopenhauer Gesellschaft.

Dates

  • 1914-1961

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in 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

Hans Wechsler emigrated to Palestine sometime in the 1930s. He died in Jerusalem in 1961.

Extent

11 Folders

Abstract

The collection is primarily comprised of manuscripts written by Dr. Hans Wechsler. Many of the manuscripts describe life in Palestine prior to the 1948 war and touch on philosophical themes.

Other Finding Aid

There is an overview of the contents in folder 1 and a brief handwritten summary of each manuscript at the front of its respective folder.
Title
Guide to the Hans Wechsler Collection, 1914-1961  AR 10084
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Julie Dawson
Date
© 2012
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • January 23, 2013 : 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