Buchau Jewish Community Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains a original and photocopied clippings and articles, documents, booklets, photographs and pieces of writing pertaining to the Jewish community of Buchau. The following individuals, families and institutions are mentioned in this collection: Morris Vierfelder, Alfred Einstein, Sig Einstein, Volkshochschule Bad Buchau, Hans Garbelmann, Jacob Bernheim, Joseph E. Erlanger, Conrad family, and Max J. Mändle.
Folder one consists of original and photocopied newspaper and magazine clippings related to the Jewish community of Buchau, the Holocaust, the November progrom and commemorative events in German communities, Jewish communities in Germany, and the Martin Walser debate. Folder two contains a written accompaniment to the Volkshochschule Bad Buchau's 1998 exhibition Jüdisches Leben in Buchau. In folder three are photocopies of documents and related clippings pertaining to Jews and Jewish communities from Buchau. Folder four contains numerous mimeographed copies of the newsletter Buchauer Nachrichten. Addressed to the Jews of Buchau, these newsletters were written by Morris Vierfelder, Alfred Einstein, and Sig Einstein. Folder five is comprised of a variety of photocopied materials pertaining to the Jewish community in Buchau. These include an 1828 list of names of Jews and Christians in Buchau ("Besitzerliste von Christen und Juden"), a collection of stories and anecdotes from 1935 regarding life in Buchau ("Merkwürdigkeiten, Anekdoten, Besonderheiten aus dem Leben der jüdischen Gemeinde Buchau-Kappel"), as well as an 1879 cemetery list from Buchau. In folder six are writings about the history and persecution of Jewish communities in Buchau. Also included are two photographs of the Synagogue Gemeinde Buchau built in 1839, the only German synagogue with a steeple and a bell.
- Buchau Jewish community (Organization)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
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
This collection contains a original and photocopied clippings and articles, documents, booklets, photographs and pieces of writing pertaining to the Jewish community of Buchau.
Other Finding Aid
The original German-language inventory is available in the first folder.
Part of the collection available on microfilm MF 462
Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection. To see photographs click here.
- Guide to the Buchau Jewish Community Collection, 1914-2000 AR 449
- Processed by Kate Jadwin
- © 2012
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- February 10, 2015 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.