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Alfred Grünspecht Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11016 / MF 962

Scope and Content Note

The Alfred Grünspecht Family Collection illustrates Alfred Grünspecht’s interest in documenting the horrors of World War II by way of translating the works of other authors as well as his interest in the genealogy of his own family.

The bulk of the collection consists of manuscripts, mostly of Alfred Grünspecht’s translations but also includes biographical writings by other authors, such as David Grünspecht and Sydney Baumann. All these writings in this collection deal with the German-Jewish experience in Germany prior and during World War II.

All genealogical materials were assembled by Alfred Grünspecht and pertain to three families, Grünspecht, Oppenheimer, and Seitenbach. These materials include vital documents, lists, correspondence, printed materials, and family trees.

Other materials in the collection include correspondence, mostly regarding Grünspecht’s donation to a number of Jewish museums as well as correspondence regarding the history of Jews in Germany in genearl, and in Würzburg, Thuringia, and Wüstensachsen in particular.

Dates

  • 1748-2003

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in German and English.

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.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Collection is digitized.

Collection is microfilmed, please use MF 962.

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

Alfred Gruenspecht was born in Wuestensachsen in 1920. His family emigrated to the United States in 1937, where they launched a successful butcher business. He died on September 28, 2001 in New York.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Abstract

The Alfred Grünspecht Family Collection illustrates Alfred Grünspecht’s interest in documenting the horrors of World War II by way of translating the works of other authors as well as his interest in the genealogy of his own family. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, vital documents, and printed materials.

Microfilm

Collection is available on 2 reels of microfilm (MF 962).
  1. Reel 1: 1/1-1/23
  2. Reel 2: 1/24-1/40

Separated Material

Some photographs have been removed to the LBO Photo Collection.
Title
Guide to the Papers of the Alfred Grünspecht Family 1748-2003 AR 11016 / MF 962
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Yakov Sklar
Date
© 2008
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation

Revision Statements

  • February 2010:: Microfilm inventory added.
  • September 2010:: Links to digital objects added in Container List.
  • 2010-09-20 : 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