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Heinrich Heine Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 36

Scope and Content Note

Seven original letters in the handwriting of Heinrich Heine (AR 855) may be found in folder 1. The bulk of the collection consists of various materials which describe primarily Heine’s mixed perception in Germany throughout the 20th century. In addition, there are photocopies of his letters, as well as manuscripts and other materials pertaining to Heinrich Heine and his family. Articles in typescripts deal with various aspects of Heine’s work.

Dates

  • 1823-1997

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 Heine (Dec. 13, 1797 – Feb. 17, 1856) was one of the most significant German poets of the 19th century. He was also a journalist, essayist, and literary critic. His political views led to many of his works being banned by German authorities. Heine spent the last 25 years of his life as an expatriate in Paris.

Extent

6 Folders

Abstract

The bulk of the collection consists of various materials which describe primarily Heine’s mixed perception in Germany throughout the 20th century. In addition, there are seven original letters in the handwriting of Heinrich Heine and photocopies of several more letters, as well as manuscripts and other materials pertaining to Heinrich Heine and his family. Articles in typescripts deal with various aspects of Heine’s work.

Microfilm

Manuscript by Adolf Schmidt: Aus Heinrich Heines Ahnensaal is also available on microfilm MF 164(16).

Bibliography

Photographs removed to Photograph Collection
A bronze plaque commemorating the 50th anniverary of Heine's death has been removed to the LBI Art and Objects Collection, 57.1
Title
Guide to the Heinrich Heine Collection, 1823-1997  AR 36
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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