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Hubert Pollack Research Collection

Identifier: AR 3858

Scope and Content Note

The Hubert Pollack Research Collection consists of Hubert Pollack's accumulated research into his family's genealogy. The collection consists primarily of extensive research questionnaires on individual family members, their related notes, and some excerpts of a planned book on the family along with notes on the collection that mention Israeli archives where Hubert Pollack's research may be found.

The collection's numerous questionnaires provide many details on members of the Pollack family. They include basic information such as life dates, father's name, places and dates of birth, marriage and death and information on spouses. They also record individuals' language abilities, education, and military service in addition to information on career and employment activities. Of particular interest is the final section of the questionnaires, which relates to the individual's Jewishness (Jüdischkeit), and records the following data: participation in the lighting of Sabbath and Jahrzeit candles; regular, occasional or holiday attendance at synagogues; keeping a kosher household; holding a Seder; Kashrut during Passover; types of services attendance (Orthodox, Liberal, or Conservative) and any participation in Jewish organizations. There are many family members for which no religious data has been recorded.

Hubert Pollack's handwritten notes are located in folder 4, but also at the end of folders 2 and 3, following the questionnaire forms. These latter are often drafts of questionnaires, sometimes including notes on how their data was collected, such as from conversations with individuals. The notes of folder 4 includes some drafts of questionnaires as well, but also a table of historical time periods, listing which generations of the family lived during which periods and also some notes that portray his conjectures and thoughts regarding the research.


  • 1960s-1980
  • Majority of material found within 1960-1967

Language of Materials

The collection is primarily in German with a very small amount of 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


Biographical Note

Hubert Pollack was an economist with an interest in the genealogy of the Pollack family. He lived from 1903-1967.


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This collection contains Hubert Pollack's research into his family's genealogy, consisting primarily of extensive research questionnaires on individual family members and their related notes. It also holds some excerpts of a planned book based on this research.


The collection is arranged in one series.

Related Material

The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem include the Pollack Family Collection (P 115). The collection includes Hubert Pollack's genealogical research, family and research correspondence, and excerpts and notes of his historical works.

The Yad Vashem Archives include Hubert Pollack's memoirs.

Guide to the Research of Hubert Pollack 1960s-1980 AR 3858
Processed by Dianne Ritchey
© 2014
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Description is in English.
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This version was derived from HubertPollackResearch.xml

Revision Statements

  • April 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