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Adolf and Frieda Heilberg Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1054
Abstract

The Adolf and Frieda Heilberg collection documents their lives and achievements. Most of the documents discuss Adolf Heilberg's 70th birthday and tributes on him. The publications of Frieda Heilberg concern topics like the textile industry and social and economic questions. In the personal documents of each person can be found birth certificates, master's and doctor's degrees and death certificates. Other documents include a Festschrift, speeches, articles, legal correspondence of Adolf Heilberg and a photo album.

Dates: 1893-1995; Majority of material found within 1928-1978

Adolf Leschnitzer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25320 / MF 897
Abstract

The Adolf Leschnitzer Collection documents the life and professional activities of Adolf Leschnitzer, researcher, historian, and teacher. The collection includes brochures, booklets, clippings, correspondence, financial, vital, and immigration documents, minutes, notes, photographs, printed materials, and writings, by Adolf Leschnitzer as well as other authors. Additionally, there are materials dealing with other members of the Leschnitzer family, namely his wife, Maria Leschnitzer, née Bratz, her mother, Elly Bratz, née Michael, Adolf and Maria Leschnitzers' son, Michael Lesch, also known as Michael Leschnitzer, and Adolf and Albertt Frank.

Dates: 1886-1986; Majority of material found in 1937-1973

Adolf Schwersenz Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25615
Abstract

This collection includes personal and official documents of the Adolf Schwersenz family, including his professional work as a cantor, mainly during his time in Berlin. It contains sheet music used by Adolf Schwersenz, as well as newspaper clippings and letters.

Dates: 1895-1969; Majority of material found within 1937-1951

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

Berend & Co. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1571
Abstract

The Berend & Co. Collection holds information about the Berend & Co. banking house and later sugar refining company and the Berend family itself. Prominent topics are business matters and Samuel Bacher Berend's son Herz Berend. The collection consists of correspondence, bank checks, birth certificates, military documents, protection papers, royal recognitions, academic documents, and other certificates.

Dates: 1769-1855; Majority of material found within 1830s

Berlin Community Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 88
Abstract

The collection consists of various materials covering aspects of the Berlin Jewish community’s history from the 1880s to the 1990s, concentrating on documents from the community’s sole official congregation, “Jüdische Gemeinde zu Berlin”.

Dates: 1849-1991

Berthold M. Herko Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25834
Abstract

This collection holds documentation about the personal and professional life of the artist Berthold M. Herko. It also includes some material about his family members, including members of the Cohn and Bock families. The collection includes many family photographs, official documents, documentation related to exhibits of his work, examples of his work, professional correspondence, and other papers.

Dates: 1915-2017; Majority of material found within 1915-1988

Bruck-Jacobson Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25579
Abstract

The Bruck-Jacobson Family Collection holds documentation of and genealogical research on this family as well as of members of the related Bruck and Flato families. The collection includes official papers, genealogical notes and family trees, personal and educational papers, receipts, paper currency, research notes, certificates, a handwritten cookbook and a handwritten housekeeping manual, a diary, photographs, and a sketch of a family residence.

Dates: 1868-2012

Denise Wilde Family Collection Addenda

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25877
Abstract

The collection contains materials relating to the members of the Wilde family that are addenda to the Denise Wilde Family Collection (AR 25189). The items in this collection consist primarily of restitution correspondence, official documents such as birth and death certificates, as well as a few personal notes by Bertha Wilde and family trees.

Dates: undated, 1906-1969; Majority of material found in 1952-1969

Dimon-Kurrein Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25652
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1835-2013; Majority of material found in 1930s and 1960s

Edmund Hadra Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1249
Abstract

This collection holds papers of the physician and author Edmund Hadra. Much of the collection is composed of unpublished manuscripts of his writing, a significant part of which is autobiographical in nature and describe some of the most notable events of his life. In addition to these works are other writings on themes such as literature and art. The collection additionally contains official, educational and professional documentation, some correspondence and a few research notes.

Dates: 1877-1971; Majority of material found within 1939-1966

Ellis Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25722
Abstract

The Ellis Family Collection consists of the papers of John and Eva Ellis and of many of their related family members. The collection has a particular focus on the education, marriage, and emigration of John (born Hans Elias) and Eva (née Steinitz), with further documentation of the couple's early lives and later professions. In addition, the collection holds a great deal of information on their extended families, with material on the related Elias, Steinitz/ Samuel, Fein, Goldschmidt, Eschwege, Mindus, and related families, including documentation of individual family members and the families in general and their histories. The collection includes extensive family and personal correspondence, official documents and correspondence, personal and professional writing, educational certificates, immigration documentation, photographs and photo albums, family trees and narratives of family history, and other documentation.

Dates: 1830-2009; Majority of material found within 1930-1941

Eric W. Zielenziger Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25390
Abstract

The Eric Zielenziger Collection includes materials dealing with various members of the Zielenziger family. The bulk of the collection consists of Ruth Zielenziger’s teaching materials. Materials dealing with other members of the family include vital and school documents, certificates, financial documents, some family correspondence, genealogical tables, and a large number of Kurt Zielenziger’s manuscripts.

Dates: 1890-2010

Erich Seligmann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4104
Abstract

The Erich Seligmann Collection documents the noteworthy events in the life of this bacteriologist and hygienist, holding material on both his personal and professional life. The material focuses on the events of the 1930s and 1940s, including the loss of his position in Berlin, his immigration to the United States and World War II. The collection consists of diaries, a family history, professional documentation, a small amount of correspondence and a few family trees.

Dates: 1812-1982; Majority of material found within 1931-1948

Ettinger Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25547
Abstract

This collection contains the papers of the Ettinger family originally of Fulda, Germany, and related families. Materials include personal papers, official and legal papers, photographs, and some personal correspondence and ephemera. The collection reflects the experience of some family members in internment and forced labor camps in France, their later immigration to the United States, and their restitution claims. The photographs are either formal portraits or depict leisure activities from the late 19th century through the 1930s.

Dates: 1891-2006

Eugen Kullmann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25439
Abstract

This collection holds papers of the philosopher Karl Joël and of various members of the Philippson family. Karl Joël's material includes personal and professional correspondence and a considerable amount of his notes, along with newspaper clippings on him and a few articles. Philippson family material largely focuses on Phöbus, Ludwig and Moritz Philippson's family correspondence and writing. Also present are letters of other family members, a few official documents and notes.

Dates: 1828-1949; Majority of material found in 1845-1934

Florence Marx Ross Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10606
Abstract

This collection centers on the experiences of Florence Marx Ross during a trip to Belgium, France and Germany from July 1913-November 1914, documented in her frequent correspondence to her family, daily diary entries, and newspaper clippings. In addition, the collection holds a number of postcards, some photographs and publications related to the beginning of World War I in Belgium.

Dates: 1913-1927; Majority of material found within 1913-1914

Frankl-Kulbach Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25568
Abstract

The Frankl-Kulbach Family Collection contains materials documenting the lives of members of the Frankl, Kulbach, and related families, particularly art historian Paul Frankl and his wife Elsa Frankl, and their daughters Johanna Kulbach née Frankl, Susan Wilk née Frankl, and Regula Davis née Frankl. Through family histories, correspondence, diaries, vital documents, writings, and photographs, the collection covers their lives in Germany before World War II, their efforts to immigrate to the United States, and their lives and careers in the United States.

Dates: 1728; 1867-2015

Frederick Ritter Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LBI-JMB-2014.1
Abstract

This collection documents the life and work of Frederick (Fritz) Ritter, an actor, writer, and academic. Included are manuscripts of published and unpublished writings, articles, reviews, clippings, notes, personal documents, and photographs.

Dates: 1903-2011; Majority of material found within 1915-1987

Frost and Wegner Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6468
Abstract

This collection holds the documents of Ismar Frost, his wife Rose Frost (née Wegner) and their family. The collection consists of private correspondence, professional and official correspondence, a large amount of restitution documents, personal documents and family photographs. It also holds Ismar Frost’s and other’s writings – fiction and non-fiction.

Dates: 1871-2003; Majority of material found within 1903-1969

George Garrington Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25819
Abstract

Correspondence, personal documents, and photographs in this collection show the life of George Garrington (Grünbaum) from his youth in Berlin, through the war years spent in England, to his later life in the United States. These materials document his relationships with family and friends, as well as his education, immigration, military service, career in engineering, and organizations with which he was involved.

Dates: undated, 1927-2018

Germany (Vilna Archives) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 31
Abstract

The Germany (Vilna Archives) collection contains materials of diverse provenances pertaining to Jewish life in Germany and, to a much lesser extent, other German-speaking areas of central Europe (Austria, Bohemia, Moravia), from the 16th century until the beginning of the Second World War. It includes correspondence, financial records, official documents, business records, writings, minutes, reports, book catalogs, printed ephemera, occasional clippings, and a handful of photographs. A little more than 60% of the collection comprises personal and family papers, or individual items of correspondence (approximately 140 different name headings); and a little over 20%, portions of the records of the Jewish communities of Darmstadt, Frankfurt am Main, Filehne (Wieleń), Raschkow (Raszków), and Rybnik. The remainder of the collection consists of various printed ephemera and scattered records related to Jewish communities, organizations, or firms, including publishers and booksellers. Also included are some 15 individual older items dating from the mid 16th to the early decades of the 19th century, including Schutzbriefe (residence permits), petitions, and attestations, as well as a mohel book (registry of circumcisions). Especially noteworthy among the personal papers are those of art dealer Josef Sandel, comparative law scholar Ernst Rabel, the Henschel brothers (artists), writer and social activist Lina Morgenstern, engineer Erich Kempinski, and writer and editor Julius Rodenberg. The several rabbis represented include Josef Jona Horovitz, of Hunsdorf (Huncovce) and Frankfurt am Main; Salomon Breuer and Isidor Friedmann, both of Frankfurt am Main; and Wolf Landau, of Dresden.

Dates: 1567-1945; Majority of material found within 1732-1938

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

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

Herbert Bloch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25628
Abstract

The Herbert Bloch Collection contains the personal papers of the classicist and medievalist Herbert Bloch, a Harvard professor. Prominent is correspondence between himself and his family, which mentions not only family news and the deaths, deportations, and experiences of family members but also references his own research, writing, and teaching. In addition to family correspondence is correspondence with colleagues and friends, former neighbors, and legal and financial correspondence. Other papers in the collection include poetry, educational certificates and diplomas, material relating to Herbert Bloch's academic career, family trees, obituaries, and photographs.

Dates: 1882-2008; Majority of material found within 1933-1955

Herbert Strauss Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25252
Abstract

The Herbert Strauss Collection documents the life and professional activities of Herbert Strauss, writer, historian, and teacher. The collection includes correspondence, court procedures, documents, lists, manuscripts and lectures, notes, photographs, printed materials, and a small amount of teaching materials. Materials constituting the collection reflect various aspects of Herbert Strauss’ personal life, teaching, research and writings in the fields of German-Jewish history and relations, Anti-Semitism, and assimilation. The collection includes both, personal and professional materials related to Herbert Strauss, with personal being by far the smaller.

Dates: 1910s-2007; Majority of material found within 1939-1993

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

Hirschbruch Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25720
Abstract

This collection mainly consists of documents pertaining to the genealogy research of Josef Hadar, as well as personal documents of his parents Elsa Graetz and Ludwig Hirschbruch.

Dates: 1862-1996

Ilse Eden Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25399
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence and various documents pertaining to Ilse M. Eden, her mother Edith Salomon née Muellerheim, and Ilse's great-aunt Alice Salomon.

Dates: 1939-1992

Itzig Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4191 MF 1234
Abstract

The Itzig Family Collection contains papers documenting the history and genealogy of the Itzig and related families. Particularly prominent are the careers and significant achievements of Daniel Itzig (1722-1799) and his son Isaac Daniel Itzig (1750-1806). The collection includes family trees, many photocopies of official certificates and letters, an unpublished typescript for a book on Isaac Daniel Itzig and a few copies of photographs of family members.

Dates: 1760-1983; Majority of material found within 1780-1900

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