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Bernard Eckstein Collection

Identifier: AR 25296 / MF 838

Scope and Content Note

Folder 1 contains an Eckstein family tree : Ancestors and extended family ; compiled by Bernard Eckstein , August 2007. - Family tree of Otto Eckstein (1927-1984).

Folder 2 contains Sonderdruck der Schwaebischen Donau-Zeitung, Ulm: Speech of the mayor of Ulm, Pfizer, commemorating the destroyed synagogue of Ulm, and the reply of the chief rabbi of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bloch. - Clippings from German periodicals in 1938 about “Arisierung”, the confiscation of Jewish property (W. Eiselen acquired Hugo Eckstein’s Malzfabrik Winkler; the two families remained on good terms after the war.)

Folder 3 contains material on Landschulheim Herrlingen next to Ulm and the Bunce Court School in Kent, England (the school was founded by Anna Essinger next to Ulm in 1926 and moved to the new location in England in 1933.)

Folder 4 contains a copy of a typescript, July 19, 1975: “Rexingen und seine juedischen Mitbuerger ; Abhandlung fuer das Heimatbuch”. About 350 Jews from the German village of Rexingen (today Horb am Neckar) moved to Palestine in February of 1938 and established the settlement (Moshav) Shave Zion. - Copy of the entry for the brothers Bernard and Otto Eckstein in the book “Zeugnisse zur Geschichte der Juden in Ulm: Erinnerungen und Dokumente” (LBI library call number: DS 135 G4 U44 Z4.)

Folder 5 contains 'Stammbaum und Chronik der Familie Tuchmann aus Uehlfeld bei Neustadt/Aisch', along with family trees of the families Hopf, Winkler, Reitzenberger, Bing and Iglauer, by Friedrich Carl Tuchmann, private printing, 1928.

Folder 6 contains the title page (photocopy) of "Schnaittacher Haeuserchronik" signed by the authors.


  • 1928-2007

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


Biographical Note

Bernard Eckstein was born in 1927 in Ulm, Germany, the son of Hugo Eckstein and Hedwig, née Pressburger from Rexingen. In 1937 he was sent to his aunt in England, where he attended the Bunce Court School for one year. His brother, Otto, and his parents joined Bernard in England, and the family emigrated to the United States in December of 1939. Eckstein joined the army in 1943, which brought him back to Europe until 1945. After his return to the U.S. he studied chemistry at Princeton University, where he met another refugee from Ulm, Albert Einstein. Eckstein acquired a Ph.D. degree from Cornell University. In 1958 he got married to Sheila Rubin from Brookline, MA. Bernard Eckstein died on November 27, 2017, at the age of 93.


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Language of Materials



The collection contains manuscripts, genealogical tables, clippings and other archival materials pertaining to the family of Bernard H. Eckstein.

Related Material

The book 'Schnaittacher Haeuserchronik' with a signed dedication by the authors Karl Kroder and Birgit Kroder-Gumann has been removed to the LBI library.

Guide to the Bernard Eckstein Collection, 1928-2007  AR 25296 / MF 838
Processed by LBI Staff
© 2014
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Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • August 2014:: Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States