Otto Hirsch Collection
Scope and Content Note
Folder 3 contains Copy of a speech by his son Hans George Hirsch in Esslingen, Neckar on January 27, 2000 (the speech contains hitherto unpublished material about Otto Hirsch's life and work). "Dr. Hans George Hirsch erinnert sich an seinen Vater Dr. Otto Hirsch, Ansprache im Verein Denk-Zeichen e.V., Esslingen am Neckar, 27. Januar 2000). Folder 4 contains copies of protocolls of exams and other documents pertaining to Jewish religious education in Hall (1925-1931), signed among others by Louis and Otto Hirsch.
- Hirsch, Otto, 1885-1941 (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German.
Open to researchers.
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Otto Hirsch was born in Stuttgart in 1885 as the son of Louis Hirsch (ME 310). He was a co-founder and board member of the Neckar AG which was responsible for the canalization of the Neckar river. After his forced dismissal in 1933 he dedicated himself to Jewish politics and became the chairman of the newly founded "Reichsvertretung der deutschen Juden". He died in the Mauthausen concentration camp in 1941.
1/4: Copies of protocolls of exams and other documents pertaining to Jewish religious education in Hall (1925-1931), signed among others by Louis and Otto Hirsch.
See also Otto Hirsch's memoirs (ME 311)
A biographical note honoring Otto Hirsch is included in Rueckert, Maria Magdalena (ed.): Wuerttembergische Biographien, vol. I, Stuttgart 2006, p. 113-114.
- Civil service
- Esslingen am Neckar (Germany)
- Heuss, Theodor, 1884-1963
- Hirsch, Hans G. (Hans George), 1916-
- Hirsch, Otto, 1885-1941
- Hirsch, Theodor Carl, 1888-1965
- Jewish religious education of children
- Jews -- Germany -- History
- Kellermann, Heinz, 1910-
- Konz, Otto
- Manuscripts (documents)
- Mauthausen (Concentration camp)
- Nebinger, Robert
- Schwäbisch Hall (Germany)
- Stern, Selma, 1890-1981
- Stuttgart (Germany)
- Täubler, Eugen, 1879-1953
- Verein Denk-Zeichen (Esslingen)
- Württemberg (Germany)
- Guide to the Otto Hirsch Collection, 1885-2000 AR 234 / MF 640
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.