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Fürth-Katzenstein Family Collection

Identifier: LBIJER 812

Scope and Contents

Folder 1 contains a booklet by Simon Katzenstein titled Der Anarchismus und die Arbeiterbewegung,Berlin, 1908; a booklet titled Sommernachtszauber, Henreitte Fürth zum 15. August 1921; a photograph of Henreitte Fürth, dated February 1937; a photograph of Simon Katzenstein along with a hand-written note "to Gersom Katzenstein, Doroth, Palestine; a short biographical text about Simon Katzenstein, 1993.

Folder 2 contains a manuscript by Avraham Frank titled The Fürth-Katzenstein Family, Biographies and Genealogical Charts (2002).

Folder 3 contains research material on the Fürth-Katzenstein family gathered by Avraham Frank and includes correspondence with family members, short biographies, photographs, and genealogical charts of the family from the eighteen-century onward (2000-2011).


  • 1908-1937, 1993-2011


Language of Materials

The collection is in German, English and Hebrew.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection has been digitized.

Biographical / Historical

Simon Katzenstein, Henreitte Fürth's brother, was born in Giessen in 1868, and joined the Sozialdemokrat Partei (SPD) in 1889. He was an advocate for workers' rights. In 1933 he left Germany and in 1935 settled in Sweden, where he passed away in 1945. His youngest son, Gershom Katzenstein-Nevo, migrated to Palestine and settled on Kibbutz Dorot.

Henriette Fürth (née Katzenstein) was born in Giessen in 1861 and became an author, social worker, politician, and feminist activist. At the age of 19 she married the merchant Wilhelm Fürth. The couple moved to Frankfurt in 1885 and had eight children. Between 1919 and 1925 Henriette was a deputy on the Frankfurt city council. She died in 1938.


3 Folders


The collection contains various materials pertaining to the Fürth-Katzenstein family.


This collection is arranged in 2 series.

  1. Series I: Original Materials, 1908-1937, 1993
  2. Series II: Secondary Biographical Materials, 2000-2011
Processed by Meirav Reuveny
© 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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