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Max Rosengart Collection

Identifier: AR 25053

Scope and Content Note

The Max Rosengart Collection contains his autobiographical memoirs, as well as biographies of his wife, Prof. Pfeiffer and "uncle" Samson (who appears to have been a friend of the Rosengart family). In addition there are several letters and certificates from officials, such as Heilbronn's chief attorney and senior mayor, as well as from his family members, especially his children. The certificates show that Max Rosengart was nominated honorary citizen of Heilbronn, due to his popularity amongst the residents of this town. The family correspondences make up the majority of the collection; the topics of these vary from concrete personal issues, such as the selling of the Rosengart's estate, to the exchange of greetings and congratulations on his 75th and 80th birthday. Personal diary entries and newspaper articles either about or written by Max Rosengart are also included.


  • Creation: 1846-1938
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1930-1936


Language of Materials

The 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


Biographical Note

Max Rosengart was born June 18th 1855 in Hundersingen, Germany. His great grandfather was Samuel Schwab, after which his own father was named as well. His grandfather, on the father's side, was named Abraham Samuel. It is to be assumed, according to Max Rosengart's memoirs, that the family name had been Schwab because they had settled in Swabia. Only after moving to Buttenhausen, did the family name eventually change from Schwab to Rosengart.

Throughout his life, Max Rosengart lived in Heilbronn along with his wife Emma Rebekka Rosengart, née Dannheiser and their children. Working as an attorney and long-time member of the city council, Rosengart gained popularity and was nominated honorary citizen of Heilbronn for his good services to Heilbronn and the people.


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The Max Rosengart Collection consists of a variety of personal writings to friends, family and colleagues. It gives a brief overview over the life and person of Max Rosengart as attorney, father, honorary citizen of Heilbronn and friend.


The collection is arranged in four series:

  1. Series I: Memoirs/ Diary Entries, 1875-1938
  2. Series II: Achievements/ Congratulations, 1927-1937
  3. Series III: Joseph Rosengart, 1846-1927
  4. Series IV: Miscellaneous, 1899-1937

Processing Information

The collection has been divided into 4 parts during processing, the first consisting of all memoirs, diary entries and eulogies. Within the first part, there are 3 folders to be found which differentiate between Max Rosengart, diverse family members and a friend – Professor Pfeiffer. The second series contains all achievements and congratulations that have been credited, or mentioned. According to the sources they have been drawn from, the series is divided into 4 folders, the first being official, or prominent correspondence, the second being newspaper articles. The third folder contains certificates and the fourth one family correspondence. The third series contains documents over and from Joseph Rosengart in 3 folders, the first with newspaper articles, the second correspondence between family members and the third a correspondence between Joseph Rosengart and a friend. Finally, the fourth series is made up of miscellaneous documents, which could either not be assigned to any of the upper series, or clearly identified.

Guide to the Papers of Max Rosengart 1846-1938 AR 25053
Processed by Lena Grajek
© 2011
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from MaxRosengart.xml

Revision Statements

  • November 21, 2013 : 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