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Jakob Freimann Collection

Identifier: AR 3489

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains 51 letters and 48 cards written by 57 senders between 1865 and 1937. 13 letters and 5 cards from 16 senders were not written to rabbi Jakob Freimann; some of these were addressed to rabbi Wolf Feilchenfeld, Freimann's predecessor in Posen. The letters and cards come from several countries and are written by well known rabbis, historians, philosophers and orientalists, including Marcus Benedict, Martin Buber, Heinrich Graetz, Paul Heyse, and others.


  • 1827-1937


Language of Materials

This collection is in German and Hebrew.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

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.

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


Biographical Note

Born in Cracow, Austria-Hungary (now Poland), on October 1, 1866, Rabbi Jakob Freimann died in Berlin on December 24, 1937.


0.25 Linear Feet


This collections contains letters and cards from 57 correspondents, including Marcus Benedict, Martin Buber, Heinrich Graetz, Paul Heyse, and others.

Other Finding Aid

The original German-language inventory is available in folder 0.

Guide to the Jakob Freimann Collection, 1827-1937  AR 3489
Processed by Ilse Turnheim
© 2011
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • March 2012: Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States