Albert Dann Family Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains a wide variety of materials concerning Albert Dann, his ancestors, and children. Included are genealogical materials, correspondence, official, business, and restitution documents, and biographical information.
The bulk of folder one is from the 19th century and includes the testament of Nathan Abraham Oberndörfer, a drawing (xerox) of Abraham L. Stein (1756-1846, rabbi of Burgpreppach and Adelsdorf), marriage contract of Samuel Beer Dann and Sophie Gundersheim, and an original printed advertisement of Samuel Beer Dann's Frankfurt business (1834). Folder 2 contains pre-WWII business and official documents of Albert Dann, including documents relating to WWI, certificates, the accounting book for the Heymann company (his company as of 1905), and records of anti-Semitic measures taken against him in the 1930s.
Correspondence between Dann and the leaders of the Augsburg Jewish community concerning restitution may be found in folder 3, including details concerning the property of the community which was confiscated and/or damaged and destroyed during WWII. Folder 4 is made up of various correspondence to and from members of the Dann family. Of interest is a letter from Martin Buber to Albert Dann (1953), a letter from Baroness Theresa von Rothschild to Thea Dann on the occasion of the latter's engagement (1899), and post-war correspondence between Albert Dann and Lutheran pastor Hermann Maas.
Folder 5 is composed of biographical information regarding Albert, Sophie, and Gertrug Dann, clippings, condolences on the occasion of Albert Dann's death, and 2 publications of Sophie Dann: An Experiment in Group Upbringing by and ( New York: International Universities Press, 1951 ) and Beobachtungen an Kleinkindern bei der Anpassung an eine neue Sprache by ( München: Ernst Reinhardt Verlag, 1960 ).
- Dann family (Family)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German and English.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Albert Dann was born in Frankfurt in 1868. His grandfather, Dr. Leopold Stein, was one of the first liberal rabbis in Germany. Albert moved to Augsburg in 1899 and worked in wholesale for lining materials. He was active in the Jewish community's leadership and served in World War I, despite being over the age limit. He was imprisoned in 1938 and emigrated to Palestine thereafter. He died in 1960 in England. For full biography see the biographical abstract, DM 65.
Sophie and Gertrud Dann, Albert's daughters, emigrated to England in 1939. Eventually they both worked at the Hampstead nurseries and in 1945 worked with 6 child survivors of Teresienstadt who were relocated to Bulldogs Bank. Sophie Dann in collaboration with Anna Freud published a study of the children's behavioral and psychological state.
0.25 Linear Feet (5 folders.)
This collection contains a wide variety of materials concerning Albert Dann, his ancestors, and children. Included are genealogical materials, correspondence, biographical information, and official, business, and restitution documents.
A portrait photograph of Albert Dann has been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection
- Augsburg (Germany)
- Bankhaus H. Aufhäuser
- Buber, Martin, 1878-1965
- Bulldogs Bank
- Dann family
- Dann, Albert, 1868-1960
- Dann, Gertrud, 1908-1998
- Dann, Samuel Beer
- Dann, Sophie, 1900-1993
- Firma Heymann
- Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
- Freud, Anna, 1895-1982
- Genealogical tables
- Gundersheim, Sophie
- Hampstead Nurseries
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Reparations
- Jewish merchants
- Maas, Hermann, 1877-1970
- Manuscripts (documents)
- Oberndörfer, Nathan Abraham
- Rothschild, Theresa von
- Stein, Abraham L.
- Theresienstadt (Concentration camp)
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Reparations
- Guide to the Albert Dann Family Collection, 1819-1978 AR 98
- In Progress
- Processed by Julie Dawson
- © 2011
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- March 21, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.