Heinrich Eduard Jacob Collection
Scope and Content Note
Folder one contains a variety of personal certificates and documents belonging to Heinrich and Dora Jacob, including documents related to his arrest, deportation, and emigration from Vienna and arrival in the United States in 1939. There are also brochures regarding his publications or exhibitions on his work and life. Folder two contains personal correspondence to Heinrich including letters from Thomas Mann, Max Brod, Ludwig Marcuse, Bernard von Brentano, Hugo von Hoffmansthal, Stefan Zweig, Herbert Hoover, Oskar Maurus Fontana, Louis Bromfield, Serge Saxe, August Hermann Zeiz, and Siegfried Freiberg.
- Jacob, Heinrich Eduard, 1889-1967 (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German and English.
Open to researchers.
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
Heinrich Eduard Jacob was born in Berlin in 1889 to Richard and Martha Jacob (née Behrendt). During the Weimar Republic he worked as a journalist, but was also known for his fiction and non-fiction works which included plays, short stories, and novels. Starting in 1927 he led the Vienna-based Central European bureau of the Berliner Tageblatt newspaper. After the Anschluss, Jacob was arrested and interned in Dachau and Buchenwald. Thanks to the efforts of his later wife, Dora Angel-Soyka, he was eventually released in 1939 and together they emigrated to the United States. In New York he continued to publish, now for Aufbau and other English-language publications. Following the war he returned to Europe but did not permanently settle in any one location. He died in 1967 in Salzburg.
Folder one contains a variety of personal certificates and documents belonging to Heinrich and Dora Jacob, including documents related to his arrest, deportation, and emigration from Vienna and arrival in the United States in 1939. There are also a number of letters from prominent literary and cultural figures such as Thomas Mann, Max Brod, Hugo von Hoffmansthal, and Stefan Zweig.
Other Finding Aid
Item-level inventory list is in folder 1.
Two photographs of Heinrich Jacob have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection. To see these photographs click here.
The correspondence is all photocopied, and legibility is therefore not optimal.
- Brentano, Bernard von, 1901-1964
- Brod, Max, 1884-1968
- Bromfield, Louis, 1896-1956
- Buchenwald (Concentration camp)
- Böhm, Hans, 1876-1946
- Dachau (Concentration camp)
- Fontana, Oskar Maurus, 1889-1969
- German literature -- Jewish authors
- Hofmannsthal, Hugo von, 1874-1929
- Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
- Jacob, Heinrich Eduard, 1889-1967
- Kersten, Kurt
- Legal documents
- Ludwig, Emil, 1881-1948
- Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955
- Marcuse, Ludwig, 1894-1971
- Saxe, Serge
- Weltmann, Lutz, 1901-1967
- Zweig, Friderike Maria Burger Winternitz, 1882-1971
- Zweig, Stefan, 1881-1942
- Guide to the Heinrich Eduard Jacob Collection, 1929-1983 AR 1498
- Processed by Julie Dawson
- © 2012
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- July 05, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.