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Herta and Egon Wells Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25683
Abstract

The Herta and Egon Wells Family Collection centers on the emigration of Herta (née Guttmann) and Egon Wells from Vienna to New York by way of Trinidad, with further documentation on their lives prior to and following emigration. Documents relating to the emigration experiences and attempts of other family members are also present. About half the collection consists of personal correspondence, but it additionally includes official documents, immigration and citizenship documentation, educational and professional documents, memorabilia, legal correspondence, a few family photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1879-2014; Majority of material found within 1920-1943

Hirschberg-Goldmann Family Addenda

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25700
Abstract

The Hirschberg-Goldmann Family Addenda holds documentation on the lives and emigration of Harry and Leonor Harter, originally of Breslau. It additionally contains research, conducted by their son, into the history and genealogy of the Hirschberg and Goldmann families and their relations, as well as into the fate of his maternal grandparents, Siegfried and Käthe Goldmann. The collection includes material about the Breslau Jewish community, especially about its Storch synagogue and the Cosel cemetery (Legnica Street cemetery). The collection contains many copies of historical documents, extensive correspondence, photographs and a photo album, copies of articles related to the research of the collection, and some family trees.

Dates: 1814-2011; Majority of material found within 1935-1996

Hochheimer Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25469
Abstract

The Hochheimer Family Collection contains documents and letters relating to the Hochheimer, Heilbronn, Schoenthal, David, Rothenberg, Neuburg, and Kaunitz families, primarily dating from the late 1930s and early 1940s. The majority consists of the correspondence of Alice and Arthur Hochheimer with family members in Germany during World War Two.

Dates: 1904-1945; Majority of material found within 1938-1941

Hochherr Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6348
Abstract

This collection consists of the personal papers of the Hochherr family of southwestern Germany. Materials include vital records, photographs, a genealogical chart, a family history, official records of family members’ deportations and deaths in extermination camps, an account of life in Nazi-occupied Holland, and an account of an escape to Switzerland. With the exception of the photographs, the collection consists entirely of photocopies.

Dates: circa 1910-2014; Majority of material found within 1936-1946

Holocaust Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4546
Abstract

The Holocaust Collection consists of various donated materials pertaining to the Holocaust assembled into a single research file. Only a couple items date from the historical time period, most items were created decades after the Holocaust.

Dates: 1933-2004

Holocaust Memorials; Germany Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6923 / MF 557
Abstract

The following Holocaust memorial sites in Germany are mentioned in this collection:

Dates: 1981-1995

Igersheimer Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25466
Abstract

This collection documents the members of Igersheimer (Iggers) family of Frankfurt, Hamburg, and later Richmond, Virginia, as well as their ancestors and contemporary relatives.

Dates: 1880-1974, 1994

Ilse and Fritz Michel Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25502
Abstract

This collection contains personal and official documents pertaining to the family’s immigration to the United States and their situation in Germany as the political climate deteriorated. Included are a large amount of personal letters, supplemented by various other documents from government and military offices, some genealogical and tracing certificates, as well as other various material.

Dates: 1901-2003; Majority of material found within 1938-1942

Ingrid Decker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11676
Abstract

Three essays by Ingrid Decker are bound together into one illustrated typescript. They all report about Jewish German survivors of the Holocaust and their emigrations to Mexico and to the Dominican Republic.

Dates: 1910-1984

Isaac Z. Zieman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25448
Abstract

This collection documents the life of Isaac Zelig Zieman (1920-2007). Born into an Orthodox family in Riga, Zieman managed to escape Latvia in 1941 and spent much of the war in the Soviet Union. In Germany from 1945-1956, he worked with displaced persons and studied psychology, after which he emigrated to the United States. In New York City, he dedicated the remainder of his life to facilitating dialogue between groups with historical enmities. The bulk of the material relates to this work, from the 1970s-2000s, as a lecturer and group therapist focused on peace and understanding between groups such as Germans and Americans, blacks and whites, and Israelis and Palestinians. The collection also includes materials from Zieman's immediate post-war experience in Germany working with displaced persons and as a student in Munich.

Dates: 1945-2011

Isidor Weisskopf Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LBI-JMB-2008.1
Abstract

Letters addressed to Isidor Weisskopf, Feb. 1939 - Dec. 1940, from his relatives and other members of the Jewish community in Ratibor (today Racibórz, Poland) about their planned or successful emigration.

Dates: 1936-1967

Israel Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25140
Abstract

This collection describes the history of the Israel Family of Berlin as well as their firm, the Kaufhaus N. Israel. Material on the N. Israel store includes publications, clippings, photographs, and correspondence concerning restitution for its loss. In addition, this collection also holds family papers, documents pertaining to family history, and family trees.

Dates: 1814-1996; Majority of material found within 1938-1991

Jack and Miriam Gerber Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25503
Abstract

This collection contains materials about Jack Gerber and Miriam Gerber née Sondheimer. In particular, it includes materials about their emigration to and settlement in the colony of Sosúa in the Dominican Republic.

Dates: 1801-2002; Majority of material found within 1932-1960

Jacob Barosin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25275
Abstract

This collection documents the academic, professional and private life of Jacob Barosin (1906-2001), a painter and artist of Russian-Jewish descent. Barosin was raised in Berlin, but he fled to France in 1933 and in 1943 survived a stint in the Gurs concentration camp. The collection primarily contains correspondence, ephemera, manuscripts, official documents, personal papers, and photographs.

Dates: 1892-1999; Majority of material found within 1926-1973

James May Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 5110
Abstract

This collection contains materials from the life of James May (1921- ). In particular, it documents via correspondence and clippings his ongoing engagement with his home town of Heilbronn, Germany, starting in the 1960s but particularly in the 1980s. It also includes other correspondence, personal papers, military materials, restitution files, genealogical materials relating to the family of his mother, Thekla Sänger May, and clippings and documents about his professional life as a textile designer.

Dates: 1883-2011

[Jews in Czechoslovakia, 1939-1945] Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6600
Abstract

The bulk of this collection consists of an undated manuscript on the experience of Jews in Czechoslovakia from 1933-1945. The authors of the manuscript are unknown. Also included are a synopsis of the manuscript and a few pieces of correspondence between the historians Johann W. Brügel (1905-1986) and Gary Cohen.

Dates: undated, 1978-1980

Jews in Germany after 1945 collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4197
Abstract

The collection consists of clippings from West-German, Swiss, and US newspapers, as well as some correspondence, published materials and ephemera, describing various aspects of Jews in Germany after the Holocaust.

Dates: 1951-1995

Jews in Weimar

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6261
Abstract

This small collection holds name lists of Jewish residents in Weimar, 1879-1941, as well as reports from survivors of the Holocaust in Weimar. Also included is correspondence, describing these reports’ provenance.

Dates: 1986-1991

John H. E. Fried Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7262 / MF 490 / MF 485
Abstract

The John H. E. Fried Collection contains legal briefs prepared by Fried as a legal consultant to the Nuremberg Tribunal. Manuscripts, legal briefs, clippings, offprints, and memoranda by Fried, Justice Robert Jackson, John J. McCloy and others, cover a range of topics including war crimes, National Socialism, international law, and human rights. The collection contains proceedings of war crimes trials, in particular those of the Nuremberg Tribunal. Also of interest are drafts and research notes by Fried for books on human rights and international justice.

Dates: 1815-1997

John L. Englander Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25170
Abstract

The John L. Englander Family Collection describes the life of John L. Englander's mother and her family members. From 1937 to 1943 they corresponded between America, where John’s sister Elisabeth lived, and Augsburg. The letters describe their growing desperation and the need to send the children (Elisabeth and Hans, Elisabeth's twin sister stayed in Germany) out of Germany. The correspondence is the largest part of the collection. It furthermore contains poetry books and some photographs.

Dates: 1879-2004; Majority of material found within 1937-1943

Josef Klausner Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6402
Abstract

The collection consists of photocopies of letters (typed and handwritten) from Josef Klausner, in Berlin, to his son Julius, in the United States.

Dates: 1936-1941

Joseph Rothschild Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6497
Abstract

The collection contains an assortment of documents related to the extended family of Joseph Rothschild of Weiterode (now incorporated into Bebra, Germany), especially to the family of his descendent Meinhold Rothschild.

Dates: 1851-1980

Joseph W. Eaton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10028
Abstract

Joseph Eaton (born Josef Wechsler) was an American sociologist at the University of Pittsburgh and a German-Jewish immigrant who arrived in the United States as a child in 1934. The collection primarily comprises correspondence, writings, clippings, ephemera, and photocopied archival materials related to Eaton's genealogical research in the Bavarian localities of Schwabach, Nuremberg, Fürth, and Theilheim (Waigolshausen), including materials pertaining to the history of the Jewish communities in those localities, as well as specifically to Eaton's own immediate family and his ancestors of the Wechsler, Rosenbaum, and Goldschmidt families. Included are materials related to Eaton's travels to those localities in the context of programs hosting former Jewish residents and commemorating the Holocaust and the German-Jewish communities that were destroyed. A small portion of the collection pertains to Eaton's scholarly interest in the experiences of Jewish communists in East German society, including transcripts and/or audio files of two interviews he conducted with Hermann Axen, a Jewish concentration camp survivor who from the 1970s until 1989 was a member of the Politburo of the ruling Socialist Unity Party.

Dates: 1597, 1704-1894, 1944-2008; Majority of material found within 1966-2008

Julius Hirsch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6515
Abstract

The collection comprises various official documents and correspondence of Julius and Bertha Hirsch née Fenster during the interwar-period and years of World War II.

Dates: 1902-1959

Julius S. Held Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25002
Abstract

This collection documents the family history of art historian Julius S. Held (1905-2002), who was born in Mosbach, Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1934. The bulk of the collection consists of personal family correspondence. Other materials include genealogical tables, a few business and educational records, personal notes, a few anti-Semitic flyers, clippings, a ketubah, and a portrait of Rabbi David Sinzheim.

Dates: 1800-1999

Karl Rosenthal Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 909 / MF 719
Abstract

This collection holds material relating to Karl Rosenthal, rabbi of the Berlin Reform Congregation and Temple of Israel in Wilmington, North Carolina. Items in this collection center on his life, especially his time as rabbi in Berlin, as well as on the life of his wife. In addition to biographical material, the collection also holds Karl Rosenthal's writings, such as sermons and published articles. There are also two tapes of a lengthy interview with Trudie Rosenthal that describe the Rosenthals' life in Germany.

Dates: 1915-1981; Majority of material found within 1925-1951

Kurt Schwerin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 121
Abstract

This collection documents the life and work of Kurt Schwerin. Kurt Schwerin immigrated to the United States in 1938 where he became a librarian and professor of law. Contained are several of his writings, research notes and other papers mainly related to his attempts to organize the immigration of his family, to settle down in the United States and regarding to his function as board member and head of the Chicago Chapter of the Leo Baeck Institute.

Dates: 1841-1993; Majority of material found within 1931-1993

Kurt Willner Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11998
Abstract

Photocopies of correspondence and other materials documenting the fate of Chaim and Rachel Willner.

Dates: 1938-1998

Leipzig Jewish Community Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2167
Abstract

This collection includes various material concerning the Jewish Community in Leipzig. It contains administrative files and correspondence from the Third Reich as well as lists of deportations. It also contains speeches and essays about Jewish life in Leipzig.

Dates: 1422-1997; Majority of material found within 1925-1968

Leo Abraham Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25425
Abstract

The Leo Abraham Collection documents the immigration of Leo Abraham to the United States on the eve of World War II. The collection contains mostly personal papers and correspondence to his family who he attempted to get clearance to immigrate as well. After 1945, most of the papers in the collection are related to restitution for his loss of property.

Dates: 1938-1983; Majority of material found within 1938-1942

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