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Alfred Rieser Family Collection

Identifier: AR 4871

Scope and Contents

Folders 1 and 2 hold a typescript with photocopies of older documents; “The family Rieser of Müllheim in Baden / Compiled by Alfred C. Rieser of New Haven Connecticut in 1980”. Also included in folder 2 is a letter from David H. Blum.

Folder 3 and 4 contain correspondence to Alfred Rieser with additions and comments pertaining to his family research. Correspondents in folder 3 are: Police in Berlin; David H. Blum; Chicago County Clerk; Joe Cohen; Archives du Haut-Rhin, Colmar; City Hall Dijon; Pierre Dreyfus; City Hall Efringen-Kirchen; Embassy GDR; Erna Frankel; City Hall Frankfurt/Main; City Hall Genève; René Grumbach; Annie Heim; Harald Heim; Hugo Heim; Albert Heitzler; Jewish Theological Seminary, NY; archives Karlsruhe; Eve Levy; City Hall Loerrach; City Hall Luxembourg. Folder 4 holds the correspondents: City Hall Muellheim; City Hall Norwich, NY; S. Picard; Victor Popper; Irene Rieser; City Hall Ruelzheim; City Hall Saarbruecken; City Hall Saarlouis; Harry Siegmund; City Hall St. Ingbert; Hans and Lore Sternweiler; Marylen Sternweiler; City Hall Strasbourg; City Hall Worms; City Hall Zurich.

Folder 5 contains carbon copies of correspondence from Alfred Rieser to most of the correspondents listed under folders 3 and 4, above.

Folder 6 holds photocopies of older documents from Alsace and other places that are related to Rieser’s research.

Folder 7 contains various letters and documents, similar to the ones described above. A typescript by Sigmund Sachs describes his former friends in Limburg and Diez an der Lahn. Also included are photocopies from publications pertaining to Baden, Alsace and other places.


  • 1979-1981


Language of Materials

This collection is in German, English, French and some Dutch.

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

The geologist Alfred C. Rieser was born 1920 in Giessen/Lahn; he died 1981 in New Haven, Conn.


0.25 Linear Feet


The collection holds Alfred Rieser’s family tree and his correspondence, documenting his genealogical research. Also included are photocopies of older official documents, illustrating the family tree.

Processing Information

During microfilming and consequent digitization the original order of the collection has been disrupted.

Inventory of the Alfred Rieser Family Collection, 1979-1981 AR 4871
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
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