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Alfred Neumeyer Collection

Identifier: LBIJER 41

Scope and Contents

The first folder contains photocopies of letters written to Alfred Neumeyer regarding his paper "Bemerkungen zu einer Abaenderung des Edikts vom 10. Juni 1813, die Verhaeltnisse der juedischen Glaubensgenossen im Koenigreiche Bayern betreffend" (Regierungsblatt 1813, Stueck 39, Seite 921). Referat erstattet im Auftrag der größeren und mittleren Israelitischen Kultusgemeinden Bayerns," Augsburg 1914. 33 pp.) (Cf. &format=999)

Attached is the carbon copy of a letter from the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem (Max Nathan) to Alfred Neumeyer's son, Alexander Neumeyer from Shavei Zion (1966), who gave copies to the institute, but kept the originalThe second folder contains Alfred Neumeyer's memoirs titled "Erinnerungen". They were written in the Jewish agricultural settlement Avigdor (Argentina) between 1941 and 1944 (typescript, 268+2 pp.) after his emigration from Germany and cover the years 1867 to 1944.

Alfred Neumeyer describes: his childhood in Munich; primary and secondary education; military service; university studies in Berlin and Munich; marriage and domestic life; work as a judge in Munich; Jewish communal activities; establishment of "Verband Bayerischer Israelitischer Gemeinden"; fight against prohibition of ritual slaughter in Bavaria; activities for "Centralverein" and "Reichsvertretung"; forced retirement as judge in 1933; changes in Jewish communal work after 1933; emigration and life in Argentina. (Cf. &format=999)


  • 1914; 1944; 1966
  • 1944
  • 1966

Language of Materials

The collection is in German.

Access Restrictions

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Biographical / Historical

Alfred Neumeyer was born in Munich in 1867. He was a public prosecutor and a judge ("Oberlandesgerichtsrat") at the "Oberstes Landesgericht" in Munich. He was the president of the Munich Jewish community and of the "Verband Bayerischer Israelitischer Gemeinden" which he co-founded in 1920 and led until his emigration to Argentina in 1940. He was a co-founder of the "Reichsvertretung der Juden in Deutschland" and a member of its "Rat". Between 1932 and 1938 he was a member of the "Hauptvorstand" of the "Centralverein". Neumeyer died in the agricultural settlement Avigdor in Argentina in 1944.


2 Folders

Other Finding Aids

English language summaries on file.

Related Materials

Excerpts from the memoirs were published in: Richarz, Monika (ed.): Juedisches Leben in Deutschland. Selbstzeugnisse zur Sozialgeschichte. Vol. 3: 1918-1945. Stuttgart 1982.

A copy of the memoir is held at the archives of the Leo Baeck Institute New York (Call number: ME 471).

Copies of the letters are also held at the archives of the Leo Baeck Institute New York (Call number: AR 3155).

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Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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