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Herbert Seeliger Collection

Identifier: AR 3957 / MF 565

Scope and Content Note

Personal papers, including manuscripts and clippings on the communal affairs and history of the Jewish community of Berlin; reports about the activities of the community, including the conduct of religious services, 1937-1941, and on the situation of Jews in Berlin, October 1945.

Photos of synagogues and other communal buildings in Berlin, and of leaders of the Jewish community.

Also mentioned are Blumenthal, Louis; Salomonski, Martin, 1881-1944; Stahl, Heinrich, 1868-1942; and Jüdischer Kulturbund.


  • Creation: 1936-1959


Language of Materials

This collection is in German.

Use Restrictions

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


Biographical Note

Born in Neumark, West Prussia (now Poland), on March 15, 1903, Herbert Seeliger was a lawyer, administrator, and general secretary of the Jewish Community of Berlin, 1936-1940. He emigrated to the United States via Shanghai in 1940, and died in New York City on July 4, 1964.


0.5 Linear Feet


The Herbert Seeliger collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, photographs and clippings pertaining to Berlin’s Jewish community life. A large part documents Seeliger’s work on an extensive history of the Jews in Berlin.


Collection is available on 1 reel of microfilm (MF 565).

Guide to the Herbert Seeliger Collection, 1936-1959 AR 3957 / MF 565
© 2009
Language of description
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Language of description note
The inventory is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States