David Mannheim Collection
Scope and Contents
The file contains various materials pertaining to David Mannheim.
- Series I: Official documents and correspondence; 1870-1972
- Series II: David Mannheim’s correspondence; 1912-1928
- Series III: Manuscripts, short stories, essays and lectures; 1912-1955
- Series IV: Newspaper clippings; 1880-1940
- Creation: 1870-1972
- Mannheim, David, 1871-1955 (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in German and Hebrew.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Conditions Governing Use
The collection has been digitized.
Biographical / Historical
David Moses Mannheim (1871-1955) was the son of Haimann Mannheim and his wife Gelle Mannheim, née Schottland. David Moses married Richa Mannheim, née Rosemann. They had five children: Selma Nelken, Meta Mannheim, Max Joseph Mannheim, Leo Mannheim and Erna Lillenstein. David Mannheim was born in Bresiny but grew up in Burghaslach. He studied at the Talmud-Thora-Schule zu Burgpreppach and later at the “Königliches Schullehrerseminar Würzburg in Würzburg and at the Israelitische Lehrerbildungs-Anstalt in Würzburg. From 1908 up until 1924 he worked in Graudenz as a teacher of religion and served as head of the Jewish community. After his son was arrested by the Nazis in 1933 he joined the Zionist movement. In 1936 he migrated to Israel and lived in Kyriat Bialik, where he helped build the community, wrote many short stories, and gave lectures. After the war he fought for restitution from the German government. He died in 1955.
The file contains various materials pertaining David Mannheim.
This collection is arranged in 3 series.
Genre / Form
- Grudziądz (Poland)
- Haifa (Israel)
- Palestine -- Emigration and immigration
- Würzburg (Germany)
- Ḳiryat Byaliḳ (Israel)
- Processed by Meirav Reuveny
- © 2020
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