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Bertha Badt-Strauss Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3945
Abstract

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence to Bertha Badt-Strauss from various writers and friends between 1940 and 1969. The letters deal with topics related to emigration/immigration, Judaism, Zionism and publishing opportunities in the United States and Mexico. Included are manuscripts, poems, photographs and clippings of Badt-Strauss's correspondents, as well as some of her own writings.

Dates: 1935-2011; Majority of material found within 1940-1969

Council of Jews from Germany Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 5890
Abstract

This collection contains the records of the Council of Jews from Germany (Council for the Protection of the Rights and Interests of Jews from Germany). It represents the interests of former German Jews in matters of restitution and indemnification, legislation, contacts with successor organizations for heirless Jewish property in West Germany, and social work activities, and was a founding member of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany (the Claims Conference). The records primarily range from the 1950s to the 1970s, and include correspondence concerning all aspects of restitution, particularly with the Claims Conference, internal minutes and other administrative and financial documents, and a small amount of cultural material.

Dates: 1936-1994; Majority of material found within 1950-1977

Emil Bernhard Cohn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 793
Abstract

This collection contains a few letters sent to Cohn by notables such as Leo Baeck, Stefan Zweig, Martin Buber, and others, as well as a couple of Cohn's sermons and manuscripts and two scrapbooks.

Dates: 1899-1948

Eva Abraham-Podietz Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25165
Abstract

The Eva Abraham-Podietz Family Collection holds the assorted papers of members of the Jacobus, Rosenbaum, Rosenberg and related families. Included in the collection are official documents, personal papers, family trees, photographs, and articles.

Dates: 1767-2004

Felix I. Kauffmann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2633
Abstract

This collection holds the papers of publisher and rare book dealer Felix I. Kauffmann, and contains documents relating to the family publishing house, his military service in World War I, and membership in Jewish organizations. The collection includes some correspondence with Leo Baeck as well as other correspondence, official documents such as military, vital and legal papers, curricula vitae, newspaper clippings and articles, and other papers.

Dates: 1877-1965; Majority of material found within 1939-1946

Fritz Friedlaender Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7201 / MF 621
Abstract

The collection mainly contains articles, notes, manuscripts and other writings by Fritz Friedlaender on various topics as well as articles from other authors on related topics. There are articles on Gabriel Riesser, Friedrich Meinecke, Moritz Heimann, Heinrich Heine, Stefan Zweig, Richard Beer-Hofmann, Ulrich Sanders and others. The collection also contains letters to Friedlaender from Leo Baeck, Ismar Elbogen, and Max Wiener (1935-1972), and misc. personal documents.

Dates: undated, 1924-1980

Fritz Kaufmann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 244
Abstract

This collection offers an insight into the life of Fritz Kaufmann, philosopher and early disciple of Edmund Husserl and the phenomenologist movement. He lectured in philosophy at the Universities of Freiburg and Berlin until forced to leave the country and immigrating to the United States in 1938. The bulk of the collection focuses on Kaufmann's professional responses to the increasing restrictions of the Nazi Regime between the years of 1934 and 1936. Furthermore, the collection includes lecture scripts and a shorthand manuscript of Kaufmann relating to his last unfinished work, the introduction of Leo Baeck's book Aus drei Jahrtausenden.

Dates: 1934-1958; Majority of material found within 1934-1936

Guide to the Rabbi Leo Baeck Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LBIJER 104
Abstract

The collection consists of material pertaining to Rabbi Leo Baeck. The material, mostly secondary, was collected by the Leo Baeck Institute’s staff and in some cases bear markings and notes by the Institute’s staff.

Dates: 1914-2007

Leo Baeck Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 66
Abstract

The Leo Baeck Collection documents the life and work of Rabbi Leo Baeck, well-known as a leader, scholar, and spokesman for German Jewry. Although the most prominent items in this collection are articles, clippings, and biographical material on Leo Baeck, the collection also holds original manuscripts of his writing, as well as personal documents, correspondence, and a small amount of photographs and artwork.

Dates: 1885-2001

Leo Baeck Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25449
Abstract

The Leo Baeck Family Collection documents the lives and influential events of members of the Baeck and Berlak families, specifically Leo Baeck, Ruth and Hermann Berlak, and Marianne and A. Stanley Dreyfus. Most prominent is the documentation on Leo Baeck's life; other salient themes include the World War I experience of Hermann Berlak and the Dreyfuses' involvement in preserving the memory of Leo Baeck's life and teachings. The collection includes extensive correspondence; a large accumulation of articles, especially those focused on Leo Baeck; a smaller amount of personal papers, manuscripts, drafts and notes; and a few photographs and slides.

Dates: 1771-2011; Majority of material found in 1914-1956

Leo Baeck Institute Institutional Archives

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Identifier: AR 230 V
Abstract

Series V of the Leo Baeck Institute Institutional Archives consists of clippings, photographs, A/V materials, and a few other original documents that have been assembled at LBI New York, 1955-1997.

Dates: 1955-1997

Leo Baerwald Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3677 / MF 699
Abstract

This collection holds the papers of Leo Baerwald, rabbi of the Munich Jewish community from 1918-1940. Included are some of his religious writings, correspondence, and genealogical material. Other subjects of this collection are the Lazarus family, the Munich Jewish community, and Leo Baeck. Documents include manuscripts, letters, clippings, memorial albums, and family trees.

Dates: 1798-1971; Majority of material found within 1922-1960

Leopold Rosenak Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LBIJER 468
Abstract

Series I of the collection pertains to Rabbi Leopold Rosenak's work as a field chaplain during World War I in Kaunas (Kowno) in Lithuania. It contains manuscripts by Rosenak including a report on his work as field chaplain in 1915, private and official correspondence (letters, cables) with individuals and institutions such as "Ausschuss fuer fahrbare Kriegsbuechereien an der Front", Leo Baeck, "Hilfsverein der deutschen Juden", "Kriegsministerium" (Prussian War Office), "Kaiserlich Tuerkisches Generalkonsulat zu Bremen" (Turkish Consulate in Bremen), and Erich Ludendorff. The correspondence documents in particular his activities for the native Jewish population in Lithuania in particular regarding food supplies and education, his service as a field chaplain, and his efforts to support and supply libraries for Prussian soldiers. The series contains, furthermore, various certificates of L. Rosenak, a typescript by L. Hoppe, Protestant field chaplain, titled "Ein Ostermorgen im Grossen Hauptquartier" (typescript, 3 pp.), and flyers in German and Yiddish inviting to services of L. Rosenak in Lida.

Dates: undated, 1902-1980

Malvin Warschauer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 794
Abstract

This collection contains two volumes of biographical notes on individual congregation members that Warschauer created for use in eulogies, as well as a small amount of correspondence and biographical material on Warschauer himself.

Dates: 1917-1988; Majority of material found within 1917-1954

Margarete Berent Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2861 / AR 2862 / MF 592
Abstract

Folder 1 also contains a list of the 90 some-odd members of the Deutscher Juristinnenverein, e.V. (Association for German Women Lawyers) in 1919, with names, position, and addresses. Berent served as treasurer.

Dates: 1906-1965

Recha Freier Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LBIJER 364
Abstract

The file contains various documents relating to Recha Freier and her activities in Youth Aliyah in Germany.

Dates: 1940-2001

Robert Raphael Geis Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7263
Abstract

Robert Raphael Geis (1906-1972) was a rabbi, educator, and Jewish theologian. He identified strongly with German liberal Judaism, but his keen interest in Jewish studies brought him close to leaders of conservative Judaism as well. Before the Second World War Robert Raphael Geis worked as a rabbi for the youth and Religion teacher in Munich and Mannheim, and as a rabbi in Kassel, Germany. After the war he served as a rabbi in Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Germany. In the early 1960s, Raphael Robert Geis became engaged in the dialog of Protestant and Jewish theologians. The Robert Raphael Geis collection consists mainly of correspondence and writings. There are only a few personal documents. The writings consist of newspaper articles, reviews of books on Jewish topics and sermons for major Jewish holidays. The correspondence has two main foci: the periods before and after the Second World War. The first period is characterized by letters written by various leading figures of Jewish communities in Germany and is concerned with employment opportunities for young rabbis, as well as insights into inner workings of congregations. A large amount of letters from this period also come from Robert Raphael Geis' students. The correspondence written after the war centers on theological matters and the workings of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der "Juden und Christen" (Working Group of "Jews and Christians").

Dates: 1862-1984; Majority of material found within 1928-1972