Heinrich Strauss Collection
Scope and Contents
Folder 1 contains three bound manuscripts by Strauss: Jüdische Auswanderungspolitik als zionistische Aufgabe. Ein wirtschaftspolitischer Versuch (ca. 1920); Prüfungsarbeit des Rechtskandidaten Heinrich Strauss (two copies; undated, after 1928).
Folder 2 contains draft manuscripts of the followings essays: Peter Bruegel in Unserer Zeit: "Die Kruppel" und "Die Blinden" als politische Allegorie; Naturgefül Landschaftsmalerei und Stadtische Entwicklung; Funde und Schätze im Lande der Bibel; Zum Thema: Juden und deutsche Kunst; Probleme der modernen Kunst in Israel; Kunstplannung in Israel; Jüdische Kunst; Buchpublikationen jüdischer Kultur in deutschen Verlagen; Britische Kunst und Europa 1680-1880; Neue nationale Miderheiten in West- und Mitteleuropa; הבריכה ברמלה – אחד השורשים של הסגנון הגותי (1949-1982, undated).
Folder 3 contains copies of Strauss' articles on art and on Zionism published in various journals (Hebrew and German, 1952-1978, undated); clippings from Israeli and German newspapers (German, Hebrew and English, 1945-1982); transcripts of articles pertaining to Peter Bruegel and Dante (German); and various drafts and notes by Strauss.
Folder 4 contains 11 notebooks that include bibliographical records and hand-written notes pertaining to Strauss' research on art history (German, undated), as well as five notebooks of his Hebrew studies (hand-written, undated).
Folder 5 contains Strauss' correspondence, mostly with Rosette Schragenheim (later Strauss) in Johannesburg, South Africa, (1966-1968) and with other individuals (1900, 1932-1988).
- undated, 1900-1988
- Majority of material found within 1920-1988
- Strauss, Heinrich (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in German.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Conditions Governing Use
The collection has been digitized.
Biographical / Historical
Heinrich (Heini) Strauss was born in 1899 and was a member of various Zionist organizations in Germany; in 1932(?) he migrated to Palestine with his wife Chava. Strauss lived in Jerusalem and wrote articles, mostly in the field of art history. His only son Dani (born 1936) was killed in the Six Days War, a few years after the death of Chava Strauss. Strauss married Rosette Schragenheim, who migrated from South Africa to Israel. Strauss passed away in 1994.
The collection contains various documents pertaining to Heinrich Strauss and comprises five folders.
This collection is arranged in 2 series.
- Series I: Manuscripts and Clippings, 1920-1982, undated
- Series II: Correspondence, 1900-1988
- Processed by Meirav Reuveny
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