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Jakob Wassermann Collection

Identifier: AR 2189


The collection consists mainly of published and unpublished reminiscences about the author Jakob Wassermann by journalists and remote family mebers. Also included are two original autographs by Wassermann himself.


  • 1922-1991

Language of Materials

This collection is in German.


The Jakob Wassermann Collection may be viewed online.

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

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

Jakob Wassermann was born 1873 in Fuerth, Germany. He worked as a journalist in Germany and in Switzerland, before publishing his first novel ‘Melusine’ in 1896. He then moved to Austria where he lived alternatively in Vienna and in the spa-town Altaussee, where he died in 1934.


4 Folders

Related Material

Original manuscripts, correspondence and other autographs by Jakob Wassermann are held in the Jakob Wassermann autographs collection, AR 253.

See also Reminiscences of Wassermann written by Rudolf Kaiser in DM 120.

Separated Material

The physical contents of folder 1 has been removed to the Jakob Wassermann autographs collection, AR 253.

Processing Information

During microfilming and consequent digitization the original order of the collection has been disrupted.

Inventory of the Jakob Wassermann Collection, 1922-1991 AR 2189
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
The inventory is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States