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Heimann Jolowicz Collection

Identifier: AR 3163

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains some personal and family papers and a number of printed sermons and essays by Heimann Jolowicz and others; in many cases these materials appear to have been privately printed or printed only in a very limited run.

The personal papers include Jolowicz's diploma, a printed recommendation with a bibliography of Jolowicz's works, and a brief from a Prussian court asserting that Jolowicz was never involved in political trouble.

Family papers consist of a birth and a marriage certificate.

The printed matter includes copies of the following pamphlets be Jolowicz:

  1. Geist und Wesen israelitischer Religion ( Cöslin: C. G. Hendeß, 1847 )
  2. Rabbinisches Rechtsgutachten in einer wichtigen Ehescheidungsangelegenheit ( Königsberg: Gruber, 1857 )
  3. Ein Bruchstück aus dem Bibel-Commentar des Rabbi Salomo ben Isaak gen. Raschi, dedicated to Leopold Zunz on his 70th birthday, ( Königsberg: Gruber & Longgrien, 1864 )

There are also several items not written by Jolowicz:

  1. Elegy on the death of the universally lamented Baroness H. de Rothschild, by the Rev. B. H. Ascher
  2. Trauer-Gottesdienst auf weiland Seine Majestät den Kaiser und König Friedrich III ( Königsberg: Erlatis, 1888 )
  3. Kol Mesaver by Adolf Wienbrack ( Leipzig: Bär & Hermann, 1864 )
  4. Hatsofe B'erez Hachadosho no. 1 ( New York, 1871 June 11 ) (The first Hebrew-language newspaper in the United States)
  5. David Bernhard Frankl, eine biographische Skizze by W. [William Wightman], ( Vienna: L. C. Zamarski & C. Dittmarsch, 1860? )
  6. [Poem for David Wahl] by Ẓevi Hirsch Edelmann ( Königsberg: Gruber & Eyfrat, 1854 )
  7. Feldgebetbuch für Rosch ha-shana und Jom Kippur ( Berlin: Verband der Deutschen Juden [printed by H. Ißkowski], 1915 )


  • 1807-1915


Language of Materials

This collection is in German, Hebrew, 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


Biographical Note

Rabbi and writer, born 1816 (in Coeslin/Koszalin?) and died 1875. Received a doctorate from the University of Kiel and was active as a rabbi in Marienwerder (Kwidzyn, Poland), Koszalin, and in London, England. He retired early and settled in Königsberg (Kaliningrad), where he wrote several theological and historical texts, as well as literary criticism.


2 Folders (1 OS Folder)


This collection contains some personal papers and a number of printed sermons and essays by Heymann Jolowicz and others; in many cases these materials appear to have been privately printed or printed only in a very limited run.

Other Finding Aid

An inventory is available in box 1, folder 1.

Separated Material

A portrait (oil on canvas) of Heimann Jolowicz has been removed to the LBI Art and Objects Collection.

Processing History

The former Jolowicz Family Collection, LBI AR 1686, a small collection of 3 items from the same donor and pertaining to the same family, was incorporated into this collection on 2011 January 28. These items are now housed in folder 2, family papers (Birth and marriage certificates).

Guide to the Heimann Jolowicz Collection, 1807-1915  AR 3163
Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 17, 2011 : Link(s) to digital objects added in Container List.
  • March 23, 2011 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States