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Heinrich Eduard Jacob Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1498

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.

Dates

  • 1929-1983

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

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.

Extent

2 Folders

Overview

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.

Separated Material

Two photographs of Heinrich Jacob have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection. To see these photographs click here.

Note

The correspondence is all photocopied, and legibility is therefore not optimal.
Title
Guide to the Heinrich Eduard Jacob Collection, 1929-1983  AR 1498
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Julie Dawson
Date
© 2012
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • July 05, 2012 : 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