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David Mannheim Collection

Identifier: LBIJER 280

Scope and Contents

The file contains various materials pertaining to David Mannheim.

  1. Series I: Official documents and correspondence; 1870-1972
  2. Series II: David Mannheim’s correspondence; 1912-1928
  3. Series III: Manuscripts, short stories, essays and lectures; 1912-1955
  4. Series IV: Newspaper clippings; 1880-1940


  • Creation: 1870-1972


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.


12 Folders


The file contains various materials pertaining David Mannheim.


This collection is arranged in 3 series.


Processed by Meirav Reuveny
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Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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