Hermann Baerwald Collection
Scope and Content Note
The collection is a somewhat loose medley of (mostly photocopied) official documents and Hermann Baerwald’s correspondence, diaries, lecture notes and other manuscripts – such as an autobiography, accompanied by published materials by and about Baerwald, as well as transcripts of speeches and eulogies.
Language of Materials
This collection is in German, Judeo-German and Latin
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
Collection is microfilmed - MF 973.
Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.
The highly esteemed German Jewish educator Hermann Baerwald was born in the town of Nakel in the Prussian province of Posen (today Nakło nad Notecią in Poland) in 1828. His academic education began at academic high schools in Konitz and Breslau, followed by studies at a Historical Seminary devoted to the study of philology and history under Gustav A. Stenzel. At the University of Berlin he studied history with Leopold Ranke and Philipp Jaffé. As a Jew, Baerwald could not enter the Prussian civil service as a high school teacher, and therefore he went as a private teacher to Vienna. In 1859 he was called to Berlin to fill an important place at the Jewish Teachers' Seminary, and then in 1868 he followed a call from the Jewish community of Frankfurt/Main to become the director of the ‘Philantrophin’, a position that he held until 1899. Hermann Baerwald died in Frankfurt am Main in 1907.
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Official documents, correspondence, diaries, lecture notes and other manuscripts (an autobiography), as well as eulogies, transcripts and published materials.
Collection is available on 2 reels of microfilm (MF 973).
- Reel 1: 1/1-1/12
- Reel 2: 1/13-2/17
An edition of a German Bible, "Die vier und zwanzig Buecher der Heiligen Schrift nach dem masoritischen Texte. Unter der Redaktion von Dr. Zunz uebersetzt von H. Arnheim, Julius Fuerst [und] M. Sachs. 12 Aufl. 1889" with a dedication by Hermann Baerwald has been removed to the LBI Library (17th edition).
- Archival materials
- Baerwald, Hermann, 1828-1907
- Berlin (Germany)
- Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
- Jewish educators
- Jewish historians
- Kisch, Guido, 1889-1985
- Manuscripts (documents)
- Münster in Westfalen (Germany)
- Philanthropin (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
- Poznań (Poland : Voivodeship)
- Publications (documents)
- World War, 1914-1918
- Wrocław (Poland)
- Guide to the Hermann Baerwald Collection, 1805-1929, 1990 AR 744 / MF 973
- Processed by LBI Staff
- © 2009
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- 2010-11-30 : encoding of linking to digital objects from finding aid was changed from <extref> to <dao> through dao_conv.xsl