Paul Eppstein Collection
The collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings in remembrance (and mostly praise) of Paul Eppstein. Also included are photocopies of official documents pertaining to Eppstein’s academic career.
- Majority of material found in 1929, 1959
Language of Materials
This collection is in German.
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
The sociologist and German-Jewish community leader Paul Eppstein (1901–1944) was born in Mannheim, Germany. After studies in Heidelberg he was appointed lecturer (‘Privatdozent’) in sociology at the university of Mannheim (then ‘Handelshochschule’) from 1926 until 1933. After the Kristallnacht pogrom of November 1938, he was invited to England as a sociology lecturer but refused to go. As a prominent Jewish youth leader, organizer, and speaker he was one of the founders of the Reichsvertretung der deutschen Juden; he was the head of its welfare department, retaining the position when it became the Nazi-imposed Reichsvereinigung, until his deportation to Theresienstadt in January 1943. Upon his arrival he was nominated "Judenaeltester" ("Jewish Elder") in place of Jacob Edelstein. On September 27, 1944, he was arrested by the Gestapo and immediately shot.
Other Finding Aid
Original German language index cards are included in folder 1.
- Archival materials
- Baden (Germany)
- Eppstein, Paul, 1901-1944
- Gutfeld, Alexander
- Handelshochschule Mannheim
- Jacobson, Jacob, 1807-1858
- Jewish leadership
- Jews -- Persecutions -- Germany
- Mannheim (Germany)
- Manuscripts (documents)
- Reichsvertretung der Juden in Deutschland
- Simonsohn, Berthold
- Sociologists -- Germany -- Biography
- Theresienstadt (Concentration camp)
- Universities and colleges
- Inventory of the Paul Eppstein Collection , 1928-1967 AR 804
- © 2009
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- The inventory is in English.
- June 29, 2017 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.
Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States