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Salomon Samuel Collection

Identifier: LBIJER 36

Scope and Contents

The first folder contains a two part typescript by Salomon Samuel, a reflection on the period of Jewish emancipation (5600-5700, i.e. circa 1840 to 1938) titled "5600-5700. Rueckblick auf ein Jahrhundert juedischer Weltenaera". In the first part (27 pp.) Samuel describes the historical events from the so called "Damascus affair" (1840) to the Évian Conference (1938), in the second part titled "Religioese und geistesgeschichtliche Entwicklung" (179 pp.) the Jewish religious and intellectual developments in the Era of emancipation.

The second folder contains a photocopied typescript titled "Einfuehrung", the introduction to Samuel's "Ein Lehrbuch juedischer Religion" (published in 1930) and a biographical article by Samuel's son Jochanan Samuel (1901-1976) titled "Rabbiner Dr. Salomon Samuel" published in: Muenster am Hellweg. 6/9 (June, 1978). pp. 81-88.


  • circa 1930-1978

Language of Materials

This collection is in German.

Access Restrictions

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Biographical Notes

Rabbi Salomon Samuel was born in Culm in 1867. He studied in Berlin at the university and the "Lehranstalt fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums" and became a follower of liberal Judaism. From 1894 to 1932 Samuel served as rabbi in Essen (Synagogengemeinde). He was a member of the "Vereinigung fuer das liberale Judentum". In 1942 he was deported and murdered in the Theresienstadt concentration camp.


2 Folders