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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

Emigration Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1989 / MF 894 / MM 129
Abstract

Emigration 1864-1952: This collection - encompassing about 90 years - contains papers about the situation and persecution of Jews in Eastern European countries (Russia, Poland, Roumania, Bulgaria, Lithuania). Papers describe the activities of various relief organizations. There are more than 170 papers (ca.900 pages), about half of them written in German, about 30 each in French or English, over 20 in Yiddish and some in Polish. A printed appeal of the Reichsausschuss fuer Russisch-Juedische Fluechtlingshilfe, Berlin (1929) carries among others the signatures of Leo Baeck and ALbert Einstein. (VI, 16).

Dates: 1864-1995

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

Franz Rosenzweig Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3001
Abstract

Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929), philosopher and theologian, belonged to the important personalities of the German Jewish intellectual life after the First World War. Franz Rosenzweig started the Freie Juedische Lehrhaus, where he tried to teach Jewish tradition and culture as part of real life experience and in this way bring it closer to assimilated German Jewry. He wrote several philosophical works and translated the Hebrew Bible with Martin Buber. The Franz Rosenzweig collection contains manuscripts of many of Franz Rosenzweig’s smaller works, some of his personal items, and correspondence with his parents and with more than fifty of his friends and colleagues. The collection contains other correspondence, and a great number of newspaper clippings, photographs, and some objects.

Dates: 1832-1999

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

Gottfried Isaac Family

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6180 / MF 869
Abstract

Correspondence, personal documents, family tree, IDs, documents relating to emigration, school documents, US Army papers, vocational documents (Photocopies)

Dates: circa 1920s-1940s

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

Hannah Arendt, "Eichmann in Jerusalem" Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 255
Abstract

Clippings, book reviews and published commentaries concerning Hannah Arendt’s book "Eichmann in Jerusalem" and the controversy that it caused, in particular regarding the question of collaboration by Jewish communal organizations, notably the Reichsvertretung der deutschen Juden, and the role of such leaders as Leo Baeck.

Dates: 1963-1966

Ida Loewenson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11990
Abstract

Various writings - poetry, short stories, essays, etc. - of Ida Loewenson, who used the penname Ida Loefen. Also included are Loewinson family trees.

Dates: 1901-1969

Jewish Institutions of Adult Education in Berlin – Collection of Lectures

 Collection
Identifier: LBIJER 492
Abstract

The collection holds mostly manuscripts of lectures given primarily at institutions of Jewish adult education. They were given by various scholars, lecturing on Judaism; Jewish history; Jewish philosophy; and other topics pertaining to Jewish culture.

Dates: undated, 1933-1935

Jüdisch-Theologisches Seminar Breslau

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2044
Abstract

Various materials from and about the Jewish Theological Seminary in Breslau, including manuscripts, publications and photographs.

Dates: 1854-1964

Juedisches Museum Frankfurt Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 5933
Abstract

Brochures from the Jewish museum in Frankfurt/Main and related articles from the press.

Dates: 1988-2005

Landschulheim Herrlingen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LBIJER 13
Abstract

This collection contains various materials pertaining to the Jewish boarding school ("Landschulheim Herrlingen").

Dates: 1933-1947

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

 Collection
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

Letters to Rudolf Jaser

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25283 / MF 856
Abstract

Letters of Leo Baeck and his daughter Ruth Berlak to the German physician Rudolf Jaser

Dates: 1946-1961

Lucie Benedikt collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25692
Abstract

The collection focuses primarily on Lucie Benedikt’s efforts to receive restitution and a pension from the Austrian government. Also included are a few personal items.

Dates: 1966-2000

Ludwig Tietz Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LBIJER 513
Abstract

The collection contains various materials pertaining to Ludwig Tietz, collected by Gustav Horn.

Dates: 1920-1979

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

Max Daniel family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1644
Abstract

The collection consists of vital records, other official documents, manuscripts, clippings, and some correspondence pertaining to Max Daniel and his family, reaching back for four generations.

Dates: 1816-1963

"Meine letzten Jahre in Deutschland"

 Collection
Identifier: ME 287b
Abstract

In this memorial article, Herzfeld offers deep insight into the problems and the predicament for German Jews from 1933 to 1938. He especially describes the creation and the work of “Reichsvertretung der deutschen Juden”, the new organization for German Jews, facing the Nazi-regime.

Dates: 1919-1973

Ottilie Schoenewald Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3896 / MF 622
Abstract

Correspondence of Schoenewald with institutions and individuals, including Leo Baeck, Klara Caro, Dora Edinger, Alfred Hirschberg, Selma Jolowicz, Hannah Karminski, Ernst Lowenthal, and Lilli Marx; Manuscripts, clippings, and offprints of articles, lectures, and speeches, by Schoenewald and others, on feminism, social work, the Juedischer Frauenbund, post-World War II Germany, U.S. immigration laws, and denazification; Material on Bertha Pappenheim; Records of the Juedischer Frauenbund; Records of the International Council of Jewish Women; Clippings.

Dates: 1905-1983