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Adolf and Frieda Heilberg Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1054
Abstract

The Adolf and Frieda Heilberg collection documents their lives and achievements. Most of the documents discuss Adolf Heilberg's 70th birthday and tributes on him. The publications of Frieda Heilberg concern topics like the textile industry and social and economic questions. In the personal documents of each person can be found birth certificates, master's and doctor's degrees and death certificates. Other documents include a Festschrift, speeches, articles, legal correspondence of Adolf Heilberg and a photo album.

Dates: 1893-1995; Majority of material found within 1928-1978

Albert B. Oppenheimer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6282
Abstract

This collection contains a considerable amount of correspondence relating to Albert Oppenheimer's restitution and inheritance cases, as well as a number of personal, family, and vital records (mostly photocopies) and a large number of photographs.

Dates: 1920-1978

Alfred Karger Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25330
Abstract

This collection holds materials relating to the life and work of Alfred Karger, a German lawyer who immigrated to Ecuador in 1941. In addition to biographical materials this collection also contains some of Alfred Karger's writings, mainly published articles, and correspondence with different individuals and organizations, related to various topics between 1945 and 1968.

Dates: 1932-2003; Majority of material found within 1932-1968

American Association of Former European Jurists Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6546
Abstract

The collection contains correspondence, circular letters, reports, and lectures of the American Association of Former European Jurists. The materials are from the files of member Hans Teutsch.

Dates: 1945-1977

Anne Fischer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10519
Abstract

This collection contains the correspondence and personal papers of Anne Fischer. The bulk of the material consists of nearly five decades of continuous correspondence between Anne Fischer and Hermann Simon. In addition, there is a very small amount of official documents of family members and a few photographs.

Dates: 1884-1982; Majority of material found within 1930-1978

Bernhard Kahn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 416
Abstract

Bernhard Kahn dedicated 50 years of his life to welfare activities in order to help distressed Jews. Among others he worked for the Hilfsverein der deutschen Juden, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Comittee and the American Joint Reconstruction Foundation .The collection contains personal as well as professional correspondence, articles on Bernhard Kahn’s work and biography, lectures and speeches by him and a number of official documents such as letters of consignment, citizenship papers and educational and professional certificates.

Dates: 1901-1955; Majority of material found in 1908-1955

Carol Kahn Strauss Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25211
Abstract

This collection documents the history of the Kahn family from the 19th century to the end of the 20th century. The bulk of the materials relate to Alfred and Lotte Kahn, who fled Germany for New York City in 1939, where Alfred made a career as a lawyer and Lotte as a stockbroker. Paper materials include a family tree, vital records, correspondence, memoirs, education and emigration records, World War I military records, clippings, speeches, and ephemera. Papers showing the activities of the Kahn family in the Congregation Habonim in New York City are also included, as well as a large amount of family photographs ranging from the 1880s to 1969.

Dates: 1826-1999

Curt C. Silberman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25124
Abstract

The collection documents the life and interests of Curt C. Silberman. There are only a few materials related to his life in Germany and his and family's immigration. The bulk of the collection consists of documents and correspondence related to his involvement with Jewish organizations in the US and his visits to Germany, especially his hometown Wuerzburg.

Dates: 1930-2001

Curt C. Silberman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25782
Abstract

The collection documents the life and professional activities of the German-born attorney Curt Silberman, in the period of his life following his emigration to the United States, from the 1940s to the 1990s. The materials include correspondence; manuscripts of speeches; ephemera; clippings; publications such as organizational newsletters and anniversary booklets; and photographs. The majority of the materials relate, on the one hand, to Silberman's service in and engagement with social welfare, cultural and educational organizations and institutions, including the American Federation of Jews from Central Europe and allied organizations; and, on the other, to his activities as a lecturer and speaker, both in the United States and (from the 1960s on) in Germany, especially his hometown of Würzburg, on topics including the commemoration of Kristallnacht, German Jewish history, and aspects of international law.

Dates: 1937-2000

Edgar and Brigitte Bodenheimer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25709
Abstract

The Edgar and Brigitte Bodenheimer Collection documents the professional and personal life of law professor Edgar Bodenheimer as well as that of his wife, Brigitte Bodenheimer (née Levy). The collection contains documentation on their early legal work during the 1940s, Edgar's participation in the Nuremberg Trials, and postwar work as professors, as well as material on their daily lives and other family members. The collection includes a copious amount of correspondence, lecture texts, certificates and diplomas, diaries and notebooks, newspaper clippings, teaching material, poetry, a friendship album, and other papers.

Dates: 1897-1992, 2011; Majority of material found within 1920-1983

Eduard Lasker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1195
Abstract

This collection documents the life and work of Eduard Lasker, a German politician and jurist, who was member of the Prussian House of Representatives between 1865 and 1879, and later on member of the German Parliament (1867). He played a decisive role in the process of German Unification (1870), and gained importance as a co-founder and leader of the National Liberal Party and chief opponent to Chancellor Bismarck. The collection includes a great amount of photographs, identity cards, membership cards and business cards, but the core consists of obituaries, transcripts of some of his speeches and essays of other scholars, a draft of a constitution of the North German Federation with marginal comments by Lasker, letters, newspaper clippings, scholarly papers, essays, articles and a review.

Dates: 1856-1976; Majority of material found within 1860-1929

Eleanor and Paul Alexander Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6414
Abstract

Eleanor Alexander née Eyck (1913-2009) and her husband Paul Alexander (1910-1977) were both born in Berlin and immigrated to the United States in the 1930s, where Paul Alexander became a respected professor of Byzantine history. This collection mainly documents his education and career. Several folders also contain book reviews and biographical information related to the lawyer and historian Erich Eyck, Eleanor’s father. It also contains correspondence between Eleanor Eyck and her parents from the 1930s, a few photographs, a family tree, and a few materials relating to other family members.

Dates: 1860-2004; Majority of material found within 1930-1977

Ernst Marcus Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4322 / MF 1019
Abstract

This collection contains manuscripts by Ernst Marcus, as well as notes and diaries in which he recorded his philosophical ideas. There is also correspondence of a philosophical nature with Rebecca Hanf and Salomo Friedlaender, and original clippings of newspaper articles written by Ernst Marcus.

Dates: 1899-1976; Majority of material found within 1900-1928

Ernst Pincus Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25873
Abstract

The Ernst Pincus Collection contains papers and correspondence of the lawyer Ernst Pincus and his wife Käte (née Zorek). The collection also includes some papers and correspondence of their parents, family members, and friends, along with family photographs and genealogical information.

Dates: 1882-2015; Majority of material found within 1900-1945

Erwin Lichtenstein Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7193
Abstract

The Erwin Lichtenstein Collection documents the work of Erwin Lichtenstein as an author. The bulk of the archival collection is in reference to his book Die Juden der Freien Stadt Danzig unter der Herrschaft des Nationalsozialismus 1933-1945. The correspondence with Sam Echt, Werner Feilchenfeld, Ernst Loops and others reflect the response to Erwin Lichtenstein's publication. Noteworthy with regard to the book is the correspondence between Günter Grass and Erwin Lichtenstein. Although the bulk of the documents consists of correspondence, the collection also includes newspaper articles and book reviews, corrections and changes and the original manuscript of the aforementioned book.

Dates: 1926-1989; Majority of material found within 1954-1984

Eugen and Lucie Oppenheimer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6131
Abstract

The Eugen and Lucie Oppenheimer Collection consists of papers which belonged to Lucie and Eugen. A prominent topic is their relationship. The collection contains correspondence, a manuscript, an eulogy, financial documents, academic documents, a family tree, a confirmation book, a wedding journal, photographs, notes, and notebooks.

Dates: 1867-1967; Majority of material found within 1890s

Eva Schiffer Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25458
Abstract

This collection contains the personal papers of Eva Schiffer (1925-2010) and her immediate family, focusing almost exclusively on the childhood of Eva and her younger brother Stefan Georg Schiffer in Vienna in the 1930s. The collection consists of family photograph albums, passports, school notebooks, correspondence, an autograph album, a diary documenting the infancy of Stefan Georg Schiffer, and a program from a memorial service for Eva Schiffer.

Dates: 1897-2011; Majority of material found within 1925-1938

Fred Grubel Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3695 / MF 1020
Abstract

Personal and professional documents of Fred Grubel relating to his work in the Jewish community in Leipzig and later on in the Leo Baeck Institute.

Dates: 1883-1999; Majority of material found within 1920-1997

Gabriel Riesser Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2027
Abstract

This collection contains a variety of material regarding Gabriel Riesser, such as personal and professional correspondence in his own hand; a typescript, describing two publications about Riesser; photographs of his portrait; and a 1983 letter to the Leo Baeck Institute, discussing correspondence from Adolphe Cremieux to Gabriel Riesser. Also included is an album with personal messages from friends and colleagues.

Dates: 1840-1963

Gertrud and Friedrich Hermann Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25259 / MF 945
Abstract

This collection holds the papers of Gertrud and Friedrich Hermann. The majority of the material found here documents Friedrich Hermann's education and his professional career as a lawyer, although material concerning his wife Gertrud and other members of the family is also present. The collection contains a typescript, correspondence, official documents, and clippings.

Dates: 1908-1962

Gisela A. Weil Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25391
Abstract

The Gisela A. Weil Family Collection holds papers of several branches of the family. Prominently featured are papers of members of the Meyer, Weil, Warburg and Melchior families. These papers provide glimpses into family members' lives along with some biographical details on them. The collection includes correspondence; many articles and clippings; official papers; educational certificates; family narratives and a few family trees and photographs.

Dates: 1829-2005; Majority of material found within 1933-1985

Hans Heinz Altmann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6294
Abstract

This collection contains the files of the restitution cases handled by the lawyer Hans-Heinz Altmann. It consists primarily of legal correspondence; medical opinions, attestations, insurance records or income statements are frequently enclosed. Although the focus is clearly on the legal bearings of the individual cases, the material also gives insight into the difficulties displacement and emigration inflicted upon the refugees. This becomes especially obvious in regard to the clients’ trouble procuring documentation and affidavits or finding attesters substantiating their restitution.

Dates: 1904-1974; Majority of material found within 1969-1972

Heinemann Family Collection, Lüneburg

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2973
Abstract

The collection contains documents of the Heinemann family of Lüneburg, including official and legal documents, business documents, and correspondence.

Dates: 1736-1918

Heinz (Heinrich) Auerbach Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7098
Abstract

This collection contains a large amount of business and legal correspondence and documents pertaining to Auerbach's tenure with Tri-Ergon AG and Tobis Tonbild Syndikat AG, most of which revolve around legal proceedings (patent and civil) in Germany, Switzerland, and the United States concerning Tri-Ergon's sound-on-film technologies which had become film industry standard. The collection also has a folder of Auerbach's personal papers, a considerable number of family and personal photographs (some arranged in albums), some personal correspondence, and a few manuscripts for film projects.

Dates: circa 1850-1968

Hennigson Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4114
Abstract

The collection contains documentation of the Hennigson and related families, including family trees; birth, educational, citizenship, and military service certificates; marriage contracts; wills; wedding and funeral announcements; and correspondence. An antisemitic pamphlet about Hungarian Jews is located in folder 8.

Dates: 1830-1966

Hermann Simon Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6372 / MF 1033
Abstract

This collection records the life and profession of the lawyer Hermann Simon as well as provides information on the lives of some of his family members. Notable topics in the collection consist of his university and legal education, his service in World War II, and his legal work, including restitution. Other subjects include the histories of the Epstein and Simon families. The collection consists largely of correspondence, but also contains memoirs, clippings, publications, and notes.

Dates: 1904-1989; Majority of material found within 1918-1945

Hugo Knoepfmacher Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7172
Abstract

This collection holds the papers of the lawyer and librarian Hugo Knoepfmacher. The main subject of the collection is his personal and professional life, although material concerning other members of the family is also present. The collection consists of official documents, notes, correspondence, manuscripts, some clippings, and a very small amount of published material.

Dates: 1865-1979; Majority of material found within 1920-1979

Ilse and Eric Dean Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25666
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of letters from Ilse Glaser Dean to her later husband, Eric Henry Dean between 1952 and 1964. It also contains many photographs of the Deans and their relatives and friends from the 1930s until the 1970s. Additionally it holds correspondence by Wolfgang Schwerin to Ilse and Eric Dean between 1952 and 1988 and a collection of official and personal documents.

Dates: 1900-1989; Majority of material found within 1950-1970

Isidor Choyke Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1341
Abstract

The collection contains items pertaining to the life and work of lawyer Isidor Choyke, particularly items documenting his legal career. The collecion also contains some family documents, including birth, vaccination, and school certificates.

Dates: 1869-1920

Jacobi Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 116
Abstract

This collection contains a wide range of personal and family papers of the Jacobi, Kornik, and Mosse families of Posen and Berlin, as well as extensive family trees for the Jacobi and Wolff families.

Dates: 1836-circa 1935

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