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Abraham Klausner Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-879
Abstract

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Abraham Klausner, including articles written by and about him, research materials for his articles and his memoir, correspondence, and Klausner’s personal and military records. These materials reflect his active involvement with Displaced Persons and the DP Camps in Postwar Germany as well as his sometimes complicated relationships with the Joint Distribution Committee and the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA). The collection also contains issues of Fun Letstn Hurbn (From the Last Extermination).

Dates: 1942-2002

Adolf Loebel Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4185
Abstract

The Adolf Loebel Collection primarily documents the events of the Holocaust in Baden-Württemberg with an extensive amount of newspaper clippings. To a smaller extent it shows a few of the experiences of Adolf Loebel, head of the Jewish community in Heidelberg. In addition to the many newspaper clippings the collection contains circular letters and announcements, some correspondence, a list of Jews in Baden from 1940 and a few photographs.

Dates: 1897-1975; Majority of material found within 1938-1947

Albert Dann Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 98
Abstract

This collection contains a wide variety of materials concerning Albert Dann, his ancestors, and children. Included are genealogical materials, correspondence, biographical information, and official, business, and restitution documents.

Dates: 1819-1978

Albert F. Hirsch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1187
Abstract

This collection contains documents related to Albert Friedrich Hirsch, his family and the Philanthropin School in Frankfurt am Main, at which Hirsch was headmaster. Prominent topics are emigration and the school's fate under the Nazi regime as well as the attempts of its former pupils and faculty to stay in touch after 1945. The papers in this collection include some original material from the late 19th century through World War I and the "Third Reich" as well as several typescripts from the 1950s and 1960s that are related to a memorial book, which was eventually published in 1964.

Dates: 1880-1991; Majority of material found within 1930s-1960s

Alfred and Elisabeth Mayer Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25527
Abstract

The Alfred and Elisabeth Mayer Family largely centers on the emigration from Germany of the extended members of this family as well as documentation of Alfred and Elisabeth Mayer and information on the family's genealogy and individual experiences. The collection includes a large quantity of family correspondence; family trees; articles; official, military, and educational documents; some financial and legal documentation and correspondence; and photographs.

Dates: 1896-2012; Majority of material found within 1937-1946

Alfred Grünspecht Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11016 / MF 962
Abstract

The Alfred Grünspecht Family Collection illustrates Alfred Grünspecht’s interest in documenting the horrors of World War II by way of translating the works of other authors as well as his interest in the genealogy of his own family. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, vital documents, and printed materials.

Dates: 1748-2003

Altschuler and Weinberger Families Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25333
Abstract

The Altschuler and Weinberger Families Collection includes materials related to the history of these families prior to World War II as well as materials that shed light on the fate of various members of the Altschuler and Weinberger families during the Holocaust. The collection consists of correspondence, printed materials, documents, photographs, genealogical materials such as charts and family trees, stammbuch (most likely belonging to Helen Altschuler), and a handwritten cookbook.

Dates: 1884-2007

American Federation of Jews from Central Europe Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4420
Abstract

This collection consists mainly of responses to a 1944 questionnaire sent by the American Federation of Jews from Central Europe to collect information on the communal property owned by Jewish communities in Germany prior to November 1938. Materials include completed questionnaires, correspondence, lists of reporting congregations, addresses, charts of data collected, and a final report. A small amount of materials related to other functions of the Federation is also included.

Dates: 1942-2005; Majority of material found within 1944-1947

Anna Erlanger Rotenberg Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25576
Abstract

This collection contains documents, photographs, and manuscripts by and about Anne Lisa (Anneliese) Rotenberg née Erlanger (1925, Ichenhausen, Germany - 2013, New York) and her family.

Dates: 1890s-2006

Anna Schneider Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25715
Abstract

The Anna Schneider Correspondence contains a large body of correspondence between 1939 and 1945, plus a small amount of genealogical information gathered in 1993.

Dates: 1939-1947, 1993; Majority of material found in 1939-1941

Archives of the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25443
Abstract

This collection contains the records of the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews, an organization founded in 1961, in New York City, by members of the Joseph Popper unit of B’nai B’rith, to foster and disseminate knowledge about the history and culture of Jews in the Czech and Slovak lands. Along with the Joseph Popper unit and, later, the Holocaust Survivors of Slovakia, the society sponsored an annual memorial service held in New York City to honor Czechoslovak Jews who perished in the Holocaust. A majority of the records are from the tenure of Rabbi Norman Patz as president (1994-2008). The materials primarily comprise correspondence, and items related to the annual memorial service, including texts of addresses, and yizkor memorial booklets. Also included are meeting minutes, letters to the membership, financial reports, writings, speeches, obituaries, clippings, photographs, and printed ephemera. The society's correspondence reflects its participation in cultural events related to Czech and Slovak Jewish history, as well as its relationship to the Jewish communities in the Czech Republic and, to a lesser extent, Slovakia; some correspondence with members contains genealogical information.

Dates: 1962-2010; Majority of material found within 1992-2010

Arnold and Werner A. Stein Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25821
Abstract

This collection contains the personal papers of Arnold Stein (1890-1974) and Werner A. Stein (1925-2017), a Jewish German-born father and son who fled Berlin, Germany in 1939 with their immediate family, Arnold’s wife Gertrude and daughter Marianne. The family settled in Kew Gardens, Queens, New York, where Arnold opened a printing business.

The collection includes correspondence and documentation of Arnold’s printing business in Berlin; his World War I German army service; his marriage with Gertrude Rosenthal; and the family’s emigration from Germany. Also documented are Werner’s schooling; United States army service; longtime involvement with the German-Jewish newspaper Aufbau; marriage to Helga Marcus and their lives in Great Neck, New York with their two daughters, Susan and Barbara. The collection also includes documentation on Stein, Rosenthal and Marcus genealogy and family history.

Dates: undated, 1892-2008; Majority of material found within 1938-1974

Arthur Bluhm Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1884 / MF 733
Abstract

This collection is composed of the papers of Arthur Bluhm, chief rabbi of Krefeld, Germany between 1928 and 1938, and rabbi of Temple B'nai Israel in Amarillo, Texas. It documents his professional life and also holds records related to the Krefeld Jewish Community and the Jews in Westphalia. In addition, the collection contains the papers of Abraham Sutro, chief rabbi of Westphalia from 1815-1869.

Dates: 1809-1962

Arthur Prinz Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 5103 / MF 681
Abstract

This collection documents the life and work of the economist Arthur Prinz. It is comprised of correspondence, documents, diaries, clippings, research notes, index cards, and books and offprints. Information on various topics, especially immigration and emigration during the 1930s, Jews and the German economy, and Marxist economics will also be found here.

Dates: 1908-1982

Arthur Rath Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25762
Abstract

This collection contains the archival papers of Arthur Rath. Most of it consists of correspondence with friends and family members. Primary topics of the collection are Arthur's life in Switzerland towards the end of World War II and the decades immediately after, correspondence with friends who were also Jewish refugees from Germany after the war, and Arthur Rath's life decisions following the displacement of his family during the war.

Dates: 1908-2013; Majority of material found within 1942-1960

Babette B. Buch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25217 / MF 1031
Abstract

The Babette B. Buch Collection documents the life, philosophies, and literary career of the writer Babette B. Buch. Included in this collection are numerous unpublished manuscripts, some personal correspondence, and a small amount of clippings and photographs.

Dates: 1939-1982; Majority of material found within 1942-1966

Bernhard Kolb Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 360 / MF 1021
Abstract

This collection holds the papers of Bernhard Kolb, the business manager of the Jewish Community of Nuremberg. Among the material here are personal papers with some information on the Kolb family as well as a small amount of papers of Hans and Käte Bruck and some material on Jewish communities, especially that of Nuremberg. However, the collection is largely comprised of records from Theresienstadt and the offices of Der Stürmer, the Nazi newspaper. The collection includes official records such as lists, reports and announcements; correspondence; unpublished manuscripts; notes; and some photographs and drawings.

Dates: 1778-1977; Majority of material found within 1929-1944

Betty and Morris Moser Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25497
Abstract

This collection consists of letters to Betty and Morris (Moritz) Moser and their daughter Lore in New York from friends and family in Germany. The primary topic is the search for emigration opportunities.

Dates: 1937-1958; Majority of material found within 1938

Bruch-Kassel Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7229 / MF 1032
Abstract

This collection contains material on the related Kassel and Bruch (Bruck) families as well as on the immigration experiences of Fritz Kassel. Included among the collection are correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, notes, family trees, and a few publications.

Dates: 1922-1977; Majority of material found within 1939-1950

Carol Davidson Baird Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10302
Abstract

The Carol Davidson Baird Papers contain documentation of her family history. The collection includes copies of photographs, certificates and letters of various family members since 1862. It also contains genealogical charts reaching back to the 15th century.

Dates: 1755-2002; Majority of material found within 1918-1988

Clara Grunwald Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7014
Abstract

The Clara Grunwald Collection consists of photocopies of the correspondence of Margarethe Lachmund during World War II, including numerous letters from Clara Grunwald.

Dates: 1941-1944

Clementine Kraemer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2402
Abstract

This collection is comprised of papers of the writer Clementine Kraemer. Although it is primarily composed of examples of her writing, including both poetry and prose, it also includes personal documents and correspondence, as well as a detailed biography.

Dates: 1894-1963

Concentration Camps Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 971
Abstract

This constructed collection contains very limited traces of several concentration camps established and run by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. The concentration camps covered are Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Buna-Monowitz, Dachau, Sachsenhausen, Schatzlar, and Stutthof. Limited materials from the Łódź ghetto are also included, and other concentration camps may be mentioned. The scant materials in the collection include correspondence, creative or religious writings, photographs, money, lists of prisoners, materials on Josef Mengele, calls to action to assist prisoners, military reports by liberators, a copy of a Totenbuch from Dachau, an original death certificate from Auschwitz, and an original certificate of discharge from Sachsenhausen. The one exception to the relative scarcity of materials on each camp is the extensive interrogation report from Buchenwald.

Dates: 1933-2004; Majority of material found within 1933-1945

Curt Bejach collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10876
Abstract

The majority of the materials in this collection consist of original and some published documents pertaining to the Berlin physician Curt Bejach and his family. Also included are original correspondence and published articles about the physicist Samuel Goudsmit.

Dates: 1919-1996

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

David and Dina Westheim Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25627
Abstract

The collection includes the correspondence 1937-1946 between members of the Westheim family, who lived in Amsterdam, and their two sons, Alfred and Benno Bodo Westheim, who lived in New York City.

Dates: 1937-1946; Majority of material found in 1940-1941, 1945-1946

David Friedman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6988/MF 742
Abstract

David Friedman (Friedmann; 1893-1980) was an artist in Berlin. During the Nazi Holocaust, he was incarcerated in the Lodz Ghetto and Auschwitz. He resumed his artistic career immediately after the war and then immigrated to the United States. His papers include artwork, memoirs, and essays focusing on his experiences in the Holocaust.

Dates: 1910-2007

[Deportations from Westphalia 1933-1942]

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10911
Abstract

This collection contains the names and basic data of 8,112 Jews who lived in Westphalia between 1933-1942. It notes whether they moved, emigrated, or were deported. The data were provided to Dr. Bernhard Brilling by over 60 Westphalian communities between 1961 and 1963. Also included is an introduction to and summary of the collection and Brilling's survey, prepared by Peter Lande in 1998. The finding aid contains links to a spreadsheet of the data, also prepared by Lande.

Dates: 1961-1963, 1997-1998

Dezider Scheer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25398
Abstract

This collection documents select periods throughout the life and career of Dezider Scheer. Containing material related to his personal and professional life, the collection is made up of correspondence and clippings, as well as original and photocopied photographs, historical documentation and ephemera.

Dates: 1940-2002; Majority of material found within 1940-1991

Documents Pertaining to the Łódź Ghetto

 Collection
Identifier: RG 1482
Abstract

This collection contains various materials related to the Łódź Ghetto which were originally part of the Bund Archives. Materials include memoirs and eyewitness accounts, materials created by the German occupiers, notices from the ghetto administration, documents originating with resistance groups, photographs, post-war articles and newspaper clippings about the Łódź Ghetto, internal ghetto correspondence, and various ephemera items, such as an armband, ghetto money and various work permits.

Dates: 1940-1995, 2008, 2013; Majority of material found within 1940-1947

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