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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

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 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 Included in this collection are numerous unpublished manuscripts, some personal correspondence, and a small amount of clippings and photographs.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

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

Ehrlich - Tannenwald Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6983 / MF 809
Abstract

Correspondence and family trees of the Ehrlich-Tannenwald family, 1940-1995.

Dates: 1940-1995

Eleanor G. Feitler Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25629
Abstract

The Eleanor G. Feitler Family Collection consists of the correspondence and papers of members of the Emil and Auguste Glauber and Heinrich and Erna Mayer families, especially the descendants of the three Herrmann sisters (Clara, Paula, and Erna) along with the families into which they married.

Dates: 1927-2009; Majority of material found within 1938-1945

Elizabeth Deutsch Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25179
Abstract

This collection documents the life of Elizabeth Deutsch. It includes correspondence and photographs, primarily from her time as a young person in Vienna. It also includes restitution materials.

Dates: ca 1890s-1982; Majority of material found within 1927-1964

Else Herz Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25523
Abstract

This correspondence consists of letters sent to Else Herz in New York from her parents, relatives, and friends in Germany between 1937 and 1941.

Dates: 1937-1941

Erica Furnberg Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10807
Abstract

The collection consists of the correspondence, personal documents and family photos of Erica Furnberg, her mother, and daughter. A large part of the correspondence deals with Erica's attempts to help her sister Magda to emigrate from France to the USA.

Dates: 1881-1998; Majority of material found within 1887-1969

Eugen and Frida Rosenberg Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6434
Abstract

This collection documents the family of Eugen Rosenberg and Frida Giglio Saenger Rosenberg née Magnus, in particular two of their sons, actor Hans-Karl Rosenberg (stage name Hans-Karl Magnus) and electrician Herbert Rosenberg. It includes a large amount of correspondence between Frida, Hans-Karl, and Herbert Rosenberg during World War Two.

Dates: 1867-1965; Majority of material found within 1898-1949

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

Fleischer-Steiner Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25083
Abstract

The collection contains documents and correspondence of the Fleischer and Steiner families. Prominent topics are the Fleischer's family business as well as restitution and inheritance matters. The papers in this collection include a vast amount of correspondence, business and restitution papers, as well as some documents regarding immigration.

Dates: 1814-1993; Majority of material found within 1930s-1960s

Fred Cahnmann Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25508
Abstract

The Fred Cahnmann Family Collection documents portions of the lives of Fred Cahnmann and other Cahnmann family members. In addition it provides genealogical research on the Cahnmann and related families. The collection includes many family trees, correspondence, photographs, official documents, articles and newspaper clippings and research notes.

Dates: 1859-1992; Majority of material found within 1920-1985

George and Lillian Friedman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7223
Abstract

Documents and correspondence related to the Friedmanns' emigration from Germany and Cuba via the famous S. S. St. Louis (they were the only family who disembarked in Cuba), as well as documents related to the freezing of their assets and Jewish forced contributions in Germany in 1939.

Dates: 1938-1983; Majority of material found within 1938-1941

Gerald Weiss Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25393
Abstract

This collection documents the history of the Weiss family with a focus on Gerald Weiss’ parents Jacob and Selma Weiss née Falk and their siblings. Jacob (alternatively Köbes) Weiss (1883-1965) was born the second of nine children to the cattle dealer Albert Weiss and his wife Mathilde Amalie née Michel. As a young man, he lived in Cologne and started a bed linen manufacturing business, S & J Weiss, with his brother Siegmund. As the situation for Jews in Germany worsened in the 1930s, he and Siegmund smuggled money from the business to banks in Holland to aid in the Weiss family’s emigration. Jacob Weiss emigrated with his wife and children in 1939 and settled in New York. This collection contains family trees, family correspondence, translations of family correspondence, vital records, immigration and naturalization records, correspondence and legal documents concerning restitution claims, correspondence and legal documents concerning the estate of Hermann and Carolina Michel née Frank, and correspondence and photographs concerning family gravesites and the restoration of a Jewish cemetery.

Dates: 1921-1999; Majority of material found within 1938-1960

Gerard Caspary Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25577
Abstract

The personal papers of the professor for medieval history Gerard E. Caspary consist mainly of a typescript “From the edge of the Holocaust: Letters from my mother and grandmother 1940-1943”, composed by Caspary between 2005-2006 and the original letters on which it is based. Also included are photographs and additional family research documents.

Dates: 1830s-2006; Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Gertrud Mainzer Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25417
Abstract

The Gertrud Mainzer Family Collection documents the personal and professional life of Holocaust survivor, attorney, and New York Family Court judge Gertrud Mainzer. It also includes materials about her family and her ancestors, including her husband, attorney Richard Mainzer, and her father, noted legal scholar Hugo Sinzheimer.

Dates: 1859-2008

Gertrude Kaplan Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25329
Abstract

The collection documents the family of Gertrude Kaplan. It includes vital, educational, and employment records related to her father, typesetter Raphael Haber (1889-? ), and mother, Dora née Seidler (1896- ?). Both were from the Bukovina province of the Austro-Hungarian empire and perished in the Holocaust. Gertrude Kaplan and her brother Manfred escaped to New York in 1939, and materials relating to the immigration are also found here, as are a few photographs.

Dates: 1906-2005; Majority of material found within 1933-1940

Goldmark Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1909
Abstract

This collection documents the life and accomplishments of the Goldmark family, whose most famous members were the two composers Carl Goldmark (1830-1915), who embraced Viennese musical life with colleagues such as Brahms, Liszt, Wagner and Rubinstein, and his nephew Rubin Goldmark (1872-1936), who has been honored for his services to American music, as a prolific composer, and composition department chair at (amongst others) the newly created Juilliard School of Music. The collection contains a large amount of correspondence, but also includes newspaper clippings, musical journal articles, concert programmes and notes, a libretto, a citizenship certificate, obituaries, eulogies and photographs.

Dates: 1832-1969; Majority of material found within 1863-1956

Gundersheimer Siegel Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25546
Abstract

The Gundersheimer Siegel Family Collection holds papers of the art historian and professor Hermann S. Gundersheimer as well as papers of members of the Gundersheimer and Siegel families. With a focus on the professional work of Hermann Gundersheimer and the family's emigration, the collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, lecture texts and notes, official documents, articles, certificates, genealogical research and family trees.

Dates: 1834-2004; Majority of material found within 1925-1942

Harold Helmut Frank Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25322
Abstract

This collection contains letters addressed to Rabbi Dr. Harold Helmut Frank in Philadelphia, primarily from 1939 to 1941. Most of the letters are from Worms, Germany or from people who used to live there, pleading with Frank for help to obtain immigration papers.

Dates: 1939-1945; Majority of material found in 1939-1941

Hedwig Geng Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1587
Abstract

This collection documents the experience of Hedwig Geng née Berg (1891-1981) as a Jewish woman living in Munich during the Nazi regime and her survival of Theresienstadt. Materials include personal correspondence, official correspondence and directives, ephemera from Theresienstadt, identification papers, poems, notes, clippings, and a few photographs.

Dates: 1939-1970s

Hedwig Strauss Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25350
Abstract

This collection holds materials relating to the life of Hedwig Strauss, a Jewish woman who perished during the Shoah. Although it is primarily composed of letters and postcards to her son Walter dealing with her life in Germany between 1939 to 1941 and her attempts to escape, it also includes further correspondence with and between family members as well as personal and official documents on Hedwig Strauss and her son Walter.

Dates: 1920-2006

Heinrich Busse Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6230
Abstract

This collection contains a substantial amount of correspondence written by Heinrich and Toni Busse while in hiding in Berlin 1939-1945, as well as manuscript drafts of Heinrich Busse's anti-war writings, some of his personal papers and official documents.

Dates: 1933-1959

Helen and Eva Hesse Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25327
Abstract

The Helen and Eva Hesse Collection holds material on the Hesse family of Hamburg. Most notable in this collection are the diaries of Helen and Eva Hesse, created by Wilhelm Hesse, which document the sisters' childhood. In addition, the collection includes scrapbooks and photograph albums, some of Wilhelm Hesse's educational papers, and correspondence related to immigration.

Dates: 1882-1956; Majority of material found within 1933-1946

Hellmann-Kirchberger Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25655
Abstract

The collection holds diaries, memoirs, reports, letters and papers pertaining to five generations of the Hellmann-Kirchberger family. A prominent topic is the life of the family in the Lahn area in Rhineland in the 18th and 19th century. Additional topics are the emigration from Nazi Germany and immigration to the United States. Letters and diaries that are included in the collection draw an intense picture of the distinct impacts of historical and social events from the 18th until the beginning of the 21st century.

Dates: 1710-2014; Majority of material found in 1863-1915, 1937-1950

Herbert Jonas Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6279
Abstract

The collection mainly consists of Herbert Jonas' and his family members' private correspondence and personal documents. There are also some writings, photographs and a collection of newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1902-1994; Majority of material found within 1933-1968

Herta and Carl Mayer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25616
Abstract

The Herta and Carl Mayer Collection holds the assorted papers of Herta Mayer (Fuchs/ Fox) and her husband Carl (Karl) Mayer. Included in the collection are scattered documents of the Fuchs family members, Moric, Alice and Richard Fuchs. The collection primarily consists of Herta Mayer’s official documents and correspondence regarding immigration and restitution attempts after 1945. Photographs and family correspondence can be found as well.

Dates: 1912-2000; Majority of material found within 1945-2000

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

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