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Aschkenazy-Willdorff Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25066
Abstract

This collection contains the papers of the Aschkenazy Family as well as those of Erich Willdorff, who was married to Elfriede (Effy) Aschkenazy. Prominent topics are emigration and immigration as well as Erich Willdorff's watch and clock shop. The papers in this collection include a few photographs, some correspondence and personal papers. The bulk of the collection comprises official and commercial documents.

Dates: 1895-1959; Majority of material found within 1920s-1950s

Ferdinand and Emmy Lichter Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25455
Abstract

The Ferdinand and Emmy Lichter Family collection holds documents and personal as well as official correspondence of family members, friends, acquaintances, and public and private institutions. Prominent topics include refuge and refugee relief for the Lichters and the communication between family members describing their health, environment etc. in various refugee camps. The collection comprises vital documents, official certificates, emigration papers, correspondence, postcards, and some notes.

Dates: 1939-1951; Majority of material found within 1940-1944

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

Hans Jacoby Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4847 / MF 1086
Abstract

This collection documents the life of the painter Hans Jacoby, who immigrated to the United States via Holland and Shanghai. Documents include family papers, personal writings, correspondence, brochures, official and other administrative documents, newspaper clippings, photographs and autographs.

Dates: 1850-1984; Majority of material found within 1938-1947

Hirschland Bank and Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25638
Abstract

The Hirschland Bank and Family Collection contains the family papers and banking records of the Hirschland banking firm established by Simon Hirschland in Essen. Family papers pertain to members of the Hirschland, Grünebaum, Neumann and other families, with an emphasis on family members' emigration and role in the family firm. Banking records focus on the history of the family firm from the 1930s through the 1960s, including records of successor financial firms. The collection includes prolific correspondence, banking files and financial records, family papers, official documents, photographs and photo albums, contracts, and other papers.

Dates: 1819-1999; Majority of material found within 1925-1970

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

Kurt Roberg Collection

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Identifier: AR 25582
Abstract

The Kurt Roberg Collection focuses on the immigration and wartime experiences of Kurt Roberg and other members of the Roberg and Marx families, in addition to documentation on the genealogy of the families. The collection contains considerable correspondence, official and other documents, photographs and genealogical research.

Dates: 1818, 1882,1904-2013; Majority of material found within 1938-1946

Leiter and Berliner Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4448
Abstract

This collection contains the personal papers of members of the Leiter and Berliner families of Hamburg and Berlin. Some members of these families immigrated to the United States in the late 1930s while others survived World War II in Amsterdam, as forced laborers in Berlin, or in Theresienstadt. Materials include vital documents, official papers, personal correspondence, poems, clippings, official announcements and orders, banking records, restitution materials, and a few photographs.

Dates: 1911-1958, 1977

Ludwig Philippson Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2679
Abstract

This collection holds the papers of rabbi Ludwig Philippson and other Philippson family members. Noteworthy items in this collection include handwritten manuscripts by Ludwig Philippson, correspondence between various family members, and diaries kept by Henriette and Moritz Philippson; the latter describes experiences as a medical student in Jena. In addition, the collection also holds manuscripts by the geographer Alfred Philippson that describe in depth family members as well as his experiences as a student, lecturer, and professor. Other items include detailed family trees, official papers, poems, notes, clippings, wills, and photographs.

Dates: 1810-1989

Marianne Steiner Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10443
Abstract

This collection comprises documents of Marianne Steiner and her husband Paul Steiner. Material of the Esberg family, however, makes up the bulk of the collection, especially a large accumulation of family photographs. Furthermore, one can find material related to the Holocaust, i.e. a copy of the ‘Chronicle of the Esberg/ Meyerstein/ Pohly Families under the Holocaust’ and a series of original photographs taken in a concentration camp shortly after liberation.

Dates: 1896-1993; Majority of material found within 1917-1974

Max Meyer Collection

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Identifier: AR 25644
Abstract

The collection comprises documents related to the Meyer family and Jewish life in Württemberg as well as newspaper clippings from the 20th century. Mostly it features materials about Jewish life in Southern Germany from the 18th century to the 19th century. Moreover, personal notes from Max Meyer on religious topics, Festschriften and items related to the Jewish graveyard in Stuttgart-Hoppenlau are part of the collection.

Dates: 1791-1937

Robert Lowy Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25401
Abstract

The Robert Lowy Family Collection details the immigration of the Lowy family to the United States via Belgium. It also features the restitution of the family for its losses and the education of Robert (Ralph) Lowy. Many family members are remembered through the collection's numerous photographs. Aside from photographs and photo albums, the collection includes much correspondence, official documentation, notes and notebooks and some educational certificates of Robert Lowy.

Dates: 1899-1970; Majority of material found within 1938-1960

Ruth Jacobsen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25902
Abstract

The collection contains materials relating to Ruth Jacobsen, a Hidden Child of the Holocaust and the first female projectionist in New York. A lot of the collection is dedicated to Jacobsen’s attempt to cope with her past as a Hidden Child and sharing her testimony with others through her art. The collection is arranged into four series and six subseries. Materials in the collection include manuscripts, collage books, photographs, artworks, correspondence, and notebooks.

Dates: 1885-2019; Majority of material found within 1950s-1990s

Stanton Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25893
Abstract

The Stanton Family Collection contains documents, correspondence, and photographs representing several centuries of Henry Stanton’s German-Jewish ancestors from the Sobernheim, Hinrichsen, Bütow, Bendix, Reiche, Abraham, Goldschmidt, Bleichröder, and Mond families. Family histories by Stanton based upon these materials are also included.

Dates: undated, 1815-2018

Walter Eberstadt Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25366
Abstract

The Walter Eberstadt Collection documents Walter Eberstadt’s efforts to recover art works belonging to his grandparents that were appropriated by the Nazi government. The collection consists of Walter Eberstadt’s correspondence with lawyers, art historians, museum, and government organizations in Holland and Germany. Additional materials include printed materials, invoices, and publications about Jan Toorop’s art.

Dates: 1945-1951, 1998-2007

Walter Zvi Bacharach Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25814
Abstract

The Walter Zvi Bacharach Collection consists of various personal and professional documents, testimonials, certificates, newspaper clippings, notes and correspondence from the life of Walter Zvi Bacharach and his family. They mostly concern his life in Germany and the Netherlands, his captivity during the Holocaust as well as his liberation. Furthermore, the collection contains correspondence, testimonials and documents regarding his life and academic career in Israel. Additional family documents as well as family correspondence are included in the collection.

Dates: 1927-1993

Werner Weinberg Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10083
Abstract

This collection documents the personal lives of Werner Weinberg’s immediate family and his in-laws, Hans and Rosa Halberstadt, as well Weinberg’s efforts to preserve the memory of the German Jews and the Jews of his hometown Rheda in particular as well as a limited amount of materials documenting his professional activities as a writer.

Dates: 1907-1993; Majority of material found in 1932-1980