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Otto Hirsch Collection

Identifier: AR 234 / MF 640

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Copy of a speech by his son Hans George Hirsch in Esslingen, Neckar on January 27, 2000 (the speech contains hitherto unpublished material about Otto Hirsch's life and work).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.


  • 1885-2000


Language of Materials

This collection is in German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

This material has been digitized to expand access while protecting the materials from degradation through physical handling. Access to the original materials in the reading room of the Center for Jewish History in New York City will only be granted to users who can demonstrate a legitimate research need to do so. Please submit requests to view original materials via email to and include a description of your research project and an explanation of why access to the physical materials is necessary.

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Access Information

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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

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.


4 Folders


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.


Photographs removed to Photograph Collection
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.
Guide to the Otto Hirsch Collection, 1885-2000  AR 234 / MF 640
Processed by LBI Staff
© 2014
Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States