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C. Z. Kloetzel Collection

Identifier: LBIJER 273

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of material collected by C. Z. Kloetzel in the course of his work. It comprises 15 folders. The material is arranged in 2 series. Series I contains manuscripts by C. Z. Kloetzel. The material is in German, English, and French, both typed and handwritten. It was created between 1947 and 1951. Among the material is Kloetzel’s autobiography “Eine jüdische Jugend in Deutschland” (incomplete), “Der unbekannte Columbus” (complete) and various travel reports, articles and short stories. Series II contains newspaper clippings of works by Kloetzel published in: Palestine Post, Züricher Illustrierte, Berliner Tageblatt, Jüdische Rundschau, Die Zukunft, Palästina-Blatt, Palestine Illustrated News, Ostjüdische Zeitung, National Zeitung, Jedioth Chadashoth, Radio Rundschau, Die Tribüne, Aufbau, Jüdische Weltrundschau, Orient-Express, Israelitisches Familienblatt, Pariser Tageszeitung, Mitteilungsblatt, La syrie et l’orient, Jerusalem Mail and the Manchester Guardian. Series II also contains material by other authors that Kloetzel had collected for his work, as well as some correspondence related to this material. Among Kloetzel’s correspondents are: Central British Fund for Jewish Relief and Rehabilitation, Jewish Agency for Palestine, Hitahdut Olei Germania, BBC, Jerusalem Post and Aufbau. The material of series II was created between 1920 and 1951. It is in English, German, French, and Hebrew, and is typed, handwritten, and printed.


  • 1920-1951


Language of Materials

The collection is in German, English, Hebrew and French.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection has been digitized and can be accessed online.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Cheskel Zwi Kloetzel was a journalist and writer. He was born on February 8, 1891 in Berlin and studied to become a teacher in Hamburg. After participating in the First World War, he turned to writing children’s books. His most famous work is “Moses Piepenbrinks Abenteuer” (1920). Additionally, Kloetzel wrote travel reports and articles for newspapers like Jüdische Rundschau, Vossische Zeitung, Aufbau, Palestine Post and many others. Kloetzel left Germany in 1933 and immigrated to Palestine. Kloetzel died on October 27, 1951 in Jerusalem.


15 Folders


The collection consists of material pertaining to Cheskel Zwi Kloetzel and his work.


This collection is arranged in 2 series.

  1. Series I: Manuscripts by C. Z. Kloetzel; 1947-1951, undated
  2. Series II: Newspaper clippings of published works by C. Z. Kloetzel; 1920-1951, undated
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