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Alex Bernstein Collection

Identifier: AR 4187 / MF 459

Scope and Contents

The materials in this collection document the Jewish communities in Westphalia and in particular the town of Hoexter. It contains a manuscript written by Alex Bernstein called Die Juden im Kreise Hoexter (Westf.) und benachbarten Bezirken - In den letzten circa 200 Jahren, which includes a list of Jews in Hoexter as well as a map of Hoexter county. Folders 4-15 contain handwritten notebooks with information regarding cemeteries in various communities and lists of names, marriages, births, and deaths. A 23 page history of the Eichengruen family written by Gustav Eichengruen is included, called Die Eichen(l)gruens zugleich ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der westfaelischen Juden.


  • undated, 1923-1937

Language of Materials

The collection is in English and German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Collection is microfilmed (2 reels) - please use MF 459.

Access Information

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.

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


Biographical Note

Alex Bernstein was born in 1862 in Hoexter. He became an American citizen and lived in Chicago. He died in 1941 in San Diego.


0.5 Linear Feet


This collection contains materials written and/or collected by Alex Bernstein. Most is focused on the Jewish communities in Westphalia and in particular the town of Hoexter. Genealogical information is featured throughout, including a history of the Eichengruen family.


This collection is arranged in 1 box.


Collection is available on two reels of microfilm (MF 459). Please note that box and folder numbers do not appear on the microfilm version.

  1. Reel 1
  2. Reel 2
Alex Bernstein Collection, undated, 1923-1937 AR 4187 / MF 459
Processed by LBI Staff
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • September 2010:: Links to digital objects added in Container List.
  • 2010-09-15 : encoding of linking to digital objects from finding aid was changed from <extref> to <dao> through dao_conv.xsl

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States