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Akiva Ernst Simon Collection
The collection contains various documents pertaining to Akiva Ernst Simon.
Albert Salomon Collection
Correspondence of Albert Salomon, manuscripts, course outlines, photos
American Jewish Committee Records, Subject Files
The collection documents American Jewish Committee’s efforts to combat all forms of discrimination against the Jews in the United States. Additionally, there are materials pertaining to AJC’s work regarding other minority groups in the United States. The collection offers researchers a unique chance to see how and what was done prior to the changes in public opinion and civic and legal laws. The American Jewish Committee Records, Subject Files consists of materials created by executive offices, departments, local offices and chapters of the Committee concerning a variety of matters; foremost Jewish civil and religious rights, immigration, and the Holocaust.
American Jewish Historical Society Records
The records of the American Jewish Historical Society, the oldest national ethnic historical organization in the United States, include correspondence of officers and staff as well as inter-office memos, multiple versions of the constitution and by-laws of the society, meeting minutes of administrative branches and committees, membership and financial records, reports, exhibit materials, records relating to the society’s library and archival holdings, press releases and newspaper clippings, and publications and newsletters created by the society. There are also materials from various programs, such as meetings and conferences, tours, lectures, awards and dinners, films, and educational programs.
Anna Herzfeld Woog Family Collection.
The collection contains original and photocopied documents about the Meinungen, Herzfeld and associated families as well as marriage contracts and divorce papers for Anna and Julius Woog.
Anna Schneider Correspondence
The Anna Schneider Correspondence contains a large body of correspondence between 1939 and 1945, plus a small amount of genealogical information gathered in 1993.
Annual and Mid-Winter National Conventions Records in the Hadassah Archives
The Annual and Mid-Winter National Conventions Records document the proceedings and outcomes of the conventions and conferences attended by Hadassah’s National Board as well as by convention delegates from the various regions of Hadassah. The conventions in particular are where local and regional leaders meet with each other and the National Board and learn about Hadassah’s various projects and committees. This record group also includes annual reports from 1926-2001.
Arno Herzberg Collection
The collection consists almost entirely of newspaper clippings of Arno Herzberg’s articles. The articles deal with the Jewish situation in Germany in the 1930s, Israel and her problems with the outside world, Jewish holidays, and a small amount of articles dealing with economic issues, such as taxes. Other materials include a small amount of correspondence, manuscripts (all the manuscripts are photocopies lacking any annotations or remarks), and a memoir depicting the Hess family members between 1930 and the 1940s, including their imprisonment in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
Arthur A. Goren Papers
This is the collection of Arthur A. Goren, a historian and professor of American Jewish history at the Hebrew University and Columbia University. This collection consists of his research material and professional files from his academic pursuits and career as a professor, primarily at Columbia University. Included in the collection are copies of articles and photocopies of archival material used for research, drafts of speeches and manuscripts, handwritten and typed research notes, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and teaching and course material such as syllabi, readings, notes, and bibliographies.
Bar Kochba-Theodor Herzl Prague Academic Association Collection
The collection contains a comprehensive or nearly comprehensive collection of the newsletter sent regularly to former members of the Bar Kochba and Theodor Herzl academic associations of Prague which existed in the first part of the 20th century. Numerous prominent writers, scientists, lawyers, doctors, and other men and women of note stemming from German-speaking families of Bohemia published historical, political, and scientific essays, articles, and letters in the pages of the internationally-distributed newsletter. The newsletters in this collection were mailed to Robert Weltsch, a member and frequent contributor.
Benedikt (Pinchas) Wolf Collection
This collection consists of a memory book and letters to Dr. Pinckus Wolf of the Talmud Thora in Cologne. In 1936, on the eve of his departure for Erez, Israel, his students of the Talmud Torah of Cologne offered this Sepher ha-Zichronoth or book of memories. As the introduction to the book explains, the Talmud Torah of Cologne was founded by Pinchas father, Rabbi Ze'ev Wolf. Each student offered a verse from the bible, which he or she signed. Accompanying this book is a folder of letters written to Dr. Wolf, after his emigration, while he was in Erez. The letters convey a sense that learning has continued among the students, however they miss him and mention deteriorating conditions in Cologne. One letter says "Die Torah bewahren wir in unserem Herzen. Da kann sie niemand zerstören. Das bleibt!" (The Torah lives in our hearts. Because nobody can destroy it. That remains!).
Bertha Badt-Strauss Collection
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.
Berthold Rosenthal Family Collection
This collection holds predominately private letters from Berthold Rosenthal to his son on a Kibbutz in Israel. The correspondence documents developments within his domestic life from 1940 to his death in 1957. The correspondence covers his opinions on a variety of political and religious topics. The collection also contains articles on Berthold Rosenthal’s life and his works.
Berwin-Neisser Family Collection
This collection contains papers related to the lives of individuals belonging to the Berwin and Neisser families. The papers include documents related to the business operations of the Guttman company. as well as documents related to the emigration of the Berwin and Neisser families to Israel and the United States. The materials include correspondence; official documents; newspaper clippings; publications; and photographs.
Board of Delegates of American Israelites Records
The Records of the Board of Delegates of American Israelites (1859-1878) documents the life cycle of the Board of Delegates, a Jewish civil rights organization located in New York City. The Board served in a two-fold function: acting as a central organization for American Jews and working on behalf of Jews abroad. To the latter end, the Delegates collaborated with the Committee of Deputies of British Jews and the French Alliance Israélite Universelle to provide for the relief and aid, civil, and religious rights of Jews throughout the Americas, Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, particularly Romania, Ottoman Palestine including Jerusalem, and Morocco.
In the U.S., the Delegates were partially responsible for the appointment of the first Jewish Military Chaplain and surveyed member synagogues concerning the history and size of their congregation, the first organization to systematically record this type of information in the States. The Delegates merged with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) in 1878 and dissolved in 1925. Correspondents include Adolph Crémieux, Sir Moses Montefiore, Benjamin Franklin Peixotto, Isaacs S. Myer, the Rev. Dr. Arnold Fischel, and Maj. General Benjamin Butler. Documents include correspondence, minutes, committee reports, memorials, announcements, surveys, some printed material including clippings, and a 1932 Rabbinical thesis on the Delegates by Allan Tarshish.
Bondi Family Collection
The collection contains various materials pertaining to the Bondi family, mostly concerning Aron (Alfred) Bondi and his scientific career.
Bronislaw Hubermann Collection
Signed letter and card (1903, 1906), concert announcements (1928) and a signed photograph of Bronislaw Hubermann and Arturo Toscanini with the Palestine orchestra in Tel Aviv on Dec. 25, 1936.
Bruno Hirsch Collection
The collection contains material created by and pertaining to Bruno Hirsch.
C. Z. Kloetzel Collection
The collection consists of material pertaining to Cheskel Zwi Kloetzel and his work.
Charlotte and Leo Landau Collection
This collection primarily contains correspondence between Leo Landau and his wife Charlotte Landau (née Mühsam). During their respective frequent travels, Leo for his legal work and for recuperation at spas, and Charlotte for the Jüdischer Frauenbund, they often wrote almost every day. The collection also contains some other correspondence, personal materials, and documents concerning Leo Landau's lifelong involvement with Jewish organizations such as the B'nai B'rith lodges in Lübeck and Haifa and the Israelitische Gemeinde Lübeck, and Charlotte's membership in the Lübeck city council from 1919-1921.
David Friedman Collection
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.
David Friedmann Freemason Collection
This collection contains documents related to the membership of David Friedmann in several Freemason organizations. The materials include correspondence; official documents; newspaper clippings; and photographs. Most of the materials relate to the correspondence between David and the different Freemason lodges he was a member of as well as official documents documenting the membership of the lodges.
David Mannheim Collection
The file contains various materials pertaining David Mannheim.
David Weiler Family Collection
This collection contains material about David Weiler and his family, including vital documents and photographs. It also contains translations by Paul Engelmann of Hebrew poems into German.
Diaries of Yehuda Bacon
This collection holds the diaries of the Israeli artist Yehuda Bacon.
Dimon-Kurrein Family Collection
The Dimon-Kurrein Family Collection contains the assorted papers of the Kurrein, Blau, Dimon, and Loewe families. A special focus is on the family correspondence during and after their emigration to the United States and Palestine in 1934. Official documents, a biographical essay, a family photo album, articles on Max Kurrein and several family trees are included in the collection.
Edith Burian Family Collection
This collection holds material related to Anna Perlmann, a German physician who worked in Israel at the Women’s Prison in Bethlehem, Israel; Edith Burian (née Muenz) from Austria who lived in a Kibbutz before immigrating to the U.S.; as well as material pertaining to family members and friends of Edith Burian. The collection includes correspondence, documents related to restitution payments, and photographs.
Elk-Zernik Family Collection
The Elk-Zernik Family Collection provides documentation on the lives of several family members, especially Rabbi Max (Meir) Elk, dentist Benjamin Elk, Helmut Zernik and Charlotte Elk Zernik. The collection also holds the written compositions of several family members, including the sermons and articles of Max Elk and the autobiographical writing of Charlotte Elk Zernik. Other material includes a photo album and family photographs, a scrapbook, official papers and certificates, letters, some correspondence and clippings.
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).
Ephraim Ginsberg Collection
The file contains documents pertaining to the connection between the Hebrew Teachers Union, represented by Ephraim Ginsberg, and the German Teachers Union (Arbeitgemeinschaft Deutscher Lehrerverbände), and comprises two folders.
- Leo Baeck Institute 109
- American Jewish Historical Society 28
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 16
- American Sephardi Federation 2
- Center for Jewish History 1
- Correspondence 125
- Photographs 82
- Clippings (information artifacts) 80
- Israel 72
- Manuscripts (documents) 68
- Archival materials 43
- New York (N.Y.) 43
- Jewish families 27
- Palestine -- Emigration and immigration 27
- Official documents 25
- Emigration and immigration 22
- Jerusalem 22
- Tel Aviv (Israel) 22
- Zionism 22
- Berlin (Germany) 21
- Germany 21
- Palestine 21
- Publications (documents) 21
- Haifa (Israel) 20
- Minutes (administrative records) 19 + ∧ less
- English 114
- Hebrew 103
- French 45
- Yiddish 37
- Russian 24
- Spanish; Castilian 22
- Polish 16
- Czech 13
- Italian 11
- Dutch; Flemish 8
- Hungarian 8
- Greek, Modern (1453-) 5
- Portuguese 5
- Swedish 5
- Latin 4
- Arabic 3
- Chinese 3
- Danish 3
- Romany 3 + ∧ less
- YIVO Archives 13
- Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America 12
- Jewish National Fund 8
- Theresienstadt (Concentration camp) 8
- Buber, Martin, 1878-1965 7
- Brandeis University 6
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 5
- Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957 5
- B'nai B'rith 5
- Baeck, Leo, 1873-1956 5
- Hadassah Medical Organization 5
- Jewish Agency for Israel. Youth Aliyah Department 5
- National Jewish Welfare Board 5
- Szold, Henrietta, 1860-1945 5
- Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yerushalayim 5
- World Jewish Congress 5
- American Jewish Committee 4
- Auschwitz (Concentration camp) 4
- Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1973 4
- Cohn, Benno 4 + ∧ less