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Leopold Eichelberg Manuscript Collection

Identifier: LBIJER 76

Scope and Contents

|a This collection contains two photocopied manuscripts by Leopld Eichelberg.

|a "Einige Blicke auf Deutschland in seinem politischen Processe seit 1813" (photocopied manuscript, 24 pp.) deals with the political developments in Germany from 1813 until 1974.

|a The second text is the incomplete political memoir (photocopied manuscript, 111 pp.) of Eichelberg. The first part deals with Eichelberg's experiences as democratic activist during the 1830s, his involvement in the founding of the "Pressverein" (press organization) in Hesse in 1834, his arrest by the authorities, and his prison sentences in Marburg, Spangenberg, and Kassel (from circa 1835-1848).

|a In the second part Eichelberg writes about his political activities after his release from prison in 1848.

|a Among the people mentioned are: |a Briel, Wilhelm; Buechner, Georg; Clemm, Gustav; Hess, Friedrich Ferdinand; Jordan, Sylvester; Kolbe, Georg; Ricker, Joseph; Rosenberg, Benedict; Weidig, Friedrich Ludwig.

|a The memoir contains the following chapters: |a "Vorwort" (p. 1); |a "I. Meine Beziehungen zu den politischen [Bewegungen] in Deutschland [...] der Jahre 1832- [?]5 und was sich an dieselben fuer mich [knuepfte]. Einleitung" (pp. 2-8); |a "Zweites Kapitel. Meine Beziehungen zu dem im Sommer 1834 fuer beide Hessen gegruendeten Pressvereins" (pp. 9-14); |a "Drittes Kapitel. Die erste Untersuchung insonderheit soweit sie mich speciell betraf" (pp. 15-31); |a "Fuenftes Kapitel. Meine zweite Untersuchungshaft auf dem Schlosse zu Marburg" (pp. 32-43); |a "Sechstes Kapitel. Fortfuehrung meiner [...]haft auf der Feste Spangenberg" (pp. 44-51); |a "Siebentes Kapitel. Meine Erlebnisse im Kastell zu Kassel" (pp. 52-97); |a "II. Mein Verhalten auf dem Feld der Politik seit der Zeit meiner Entlassung aus der Haft" (pp. 98-111); |a The photocopies of the manuscripts were at least in part given the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem by Walter Eichelberg (Jerusalem) who kept the original manuscripts.


  • circa 1874


Language of Materials

The collection is in German.

Access Restrictions

|a This collection is located at LBI Jerusalem. For information on accessing the collection please visit their website:

Biographical Note

The German Jewish physician and political activist, Dr. Leopold Eichelberg was born in Marburg in 1804.

He worked as physician and lecturer (Privatdozent) at the University of Marburg and was active for the democratic movement. Eichelberg participated in the founding of the "Pressverein" during the 1930s and was involved in the reprinting of Georg Buechner's "Hessischer Landbote". Because of his political activities he was sentenced to a long prison term in 1835. During the revolution in 1848 Eichelberg founded the "Verein der reinen Republikaner".

Eichelberg died in Marburg in 1879.


2 Folders

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Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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