Kurt Singer Collection
The collection holds materials pertaining to the physician and musician Kurt Singer, including some of his musical writings; reviews of his books; correspondence, including letters from Max Friedlaender, Wilhelm Furtwaengler, and Siegfried Ochs, and others. Also included are papers of Kurt Singer’s father, the Hungarian-born Moritz Singer, who served as rabbi in Koblenz, including letters from Helmuth von Moltke and Duke Friedrich I of Baden; and documents from his studies at the universities of Berlin and Jena, including a thesis, as well as academic reports signed by Moritz Lazarus, Heymann Steinthal, and Theodor Mommsen.
Language of Materials
This collection is in German with some Hungarian, Latin and Hebrew.
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
Born in Berent (now Koscierzyna, Poland) on October 11, 1885, Kurt Singer was a physician, conductor and musicologist, as well as music critic for the socialist newspaper Vorwaerts. From 1935 to 1938, he served as director of the Juedischer Kulturbund. He emigrated to Holland in 1939, and was deported to Theresienstadt in 1942. He died there in 1944.
0.25 Linear Feet
Other Finding Aid
The original 7-page inventory by Ilse Turnheim from May 1967, listing all items individually, is also available online.
During microfilming and consequent digitization the original order of the collection has been disrupted.
- Archival materials
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Conductors (Music)
- Education, Higher
- Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
- Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin
- Genealogical tables
- Germany -- Intellectual life
- Jüdischer Kulturbund
- Koblenz (Germany)
- Manuscripts (documents)
- Music critics
- Publications (documents)
- Singer, Kurt, 1885-1944
- Singer, Moritz
- Inventory of the Kurt Singer Collection, 1855-1953 AR 3100
- © 2009
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- The inventory is in English.