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Albert Jacobson Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3794

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains Jacobson family documents from 19th and early 20th century Hamburg, as well as a substantial amount of materials pertaining to Albert Jacobson's attempts to secure an exit visa for his mother Adele Jacobson.

The first folder contains vital documents, such as birth and marriage records, belonging primarily to Albert Jacobson, his siblings and his parents. A few documents relate to business affairs, and there are also several items related to the Jacobsons' military obligations both in the 19th century and during the first World War. Also present are several of Albert Jacobson's educational documents, including several certificates in physical education he received after emigrating to the United States at the end of the 1930s. Materials relating to extended family relations, some of which date to the mid-19th century, are housed separately in folder three. Notable among these are a humorous wedding booklet for Clara Arends and Joseph Rosenberg, and a sheet containing some information on how all the families are interrelated.

A large amount of the correspondence in the collection relates to Albert Jacobson's attempts to get his mother Adele Jacobson out of Germany, primarily by way of a Cuban visa. These attempts failed and Adele Jacobson perished in Theresienstadt. Records and correspondence related to these events can be found in the second folder.

Dates

  • 1847-1971

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German and English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

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

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Gymnastic teacher, born 1893 in Hamburg. Died 1966 in Halifax.

Extent

3 Folders

Abstract

This collection contains Jacobson family documents from 19th and early 20th century Hamburg, as well as a substantial amount of materials pertaining to Albert Jacobson's attempts to secure an exit visa for his mother Adele Jacobson.

Other Finding Aid

The original German-language inventory is available in folder 1.

Title
Guide to the Albert Jacobson Family Collection, 1847-1971  AR 3794
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • May 20, 2014 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States