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Hannah Arendt Collection

Identifier: AR 2160 / MF 585

Scope and Content Note

Folder 2 contains, "Natur und Geschichte", a transcript of a radio lecture on the philosophy of politics in the 20th century, and the contrasts and unity between nature and history, corrections, 28 pages

Folder 3 contains the manuscript, "Rahel Varnhagen ; Korrektur ihres Briefwechsels auf Grund der Berliner Archive". Also included in Folder 2 are typed lists of Rahel Varnhagen's correspondence and diary entries.

Folder 4 contains the manuscript, "Appendix : Aus unveroeffentlichten Briefen und Tagebuechern in chronologischer Folge". Also included is a typed list of Rahel Varnhagen's unpublished letters and diary entries.


  • 1793-1996


Language of Materials

This collection is in GermanEnglish.

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

Born in Hanover on October 14, 1906, Hannah Arendt studied philosophy at the Universities of Marburg, Freiburg and Heidelberg. She emigrated to France in 1933 and to the United States in 1941, where she taught at several universities and achieved a reputation as a leading political philosopher. In Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (New York, 1963), a reflection on the trial of Adolf Eichmann, she refuses to place the sole responsibility for the Holocaust on the Nazis, and assigns blame as well to the Allied nations and to the Jewish communal leaders who passively cooperated with the Nazis. She died in New York on December 4, 1975.


4 Folders


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Other Finding Aid

Catalogue cards for the first folder (28 items)

Guide to the Hannah Arendt Collection, 1793-1996  AR 2160 / MF 585
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Language of description
Script of description
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