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RG 1937: Charles R. Allen, Jr. Papers

Identifier: RG 1937
Scope and Contents

The collection pertains to Charles R. Allen, Jr.'s career as a journalist, author, scholar, editor, and lecturer who devoted much of his life to fighting fascism, as well as exposing and helping bring to justice former Nazis residing in the U.S. The collection consists mainly of correspondence (originals and copies), 1962-1993, printed materials (original and copied clippings and book excerpts, 1937-1995, press releases, 1974-1992, periodicals, 1946-1987, invitations, programs, posters, bulletins, brochures, and leaflets, 1964-1993, business cards, bibliographies, biographical materials and resumes, television and film transcripts, reports, memoranda, book reviews, speeches, and educational materials.) Also included are financial records, 1981-1982, photographs, 63 audio cassettes featuring interviews and lectures, lists of former Nazis tried in criminal cases, and legal proceedings pertaining to alleged former Nazis issued by the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Dept. of State, the FBI, and other agencies, 1942-1987. Among those names of alleged former Nazis appearing in the collection are: Hermine Braunsteiner, Vilis A. Hazners, Jurgis Juodis, Liudas Kaiyrs, Karl Linnas, Tscherim Soobzokov, Dr. Hubertus Strughold, Frank Walus, and Constantin Warvariv.

Dates: 1937 - 1995

Robert Raphael Geis Collection

Identifier: AR 7263

Robert Raphael Geis (1906-1972) was a rabbi, educator, and Jewish theologian. He identified strongly with German liberal Judaism, but his keen interest in Jewish studies brought him close to leaders of conservative Judaism as well. Before the Second World War Robert Raphael Geis worked as a rabbi for the youth and Religion teacher in Munich and Mannheim, and as a rabbi in Kassel, Germany. After the war he served as a rabbi in Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Germany. In the early 1960s, Raphael Robert Geis became engaged in the dialog of Protestant and Jewish theologians. The Robert Raphael Geis collection consists mainly of correspondence and writings. There are only a few personal documents. The writings consist of newspaper articles, reviews of books on Jewish topics and sermons for major Jewish holidays. The correspondence has two main foci: the periods before and after the Second World War. The first period is characterized by letters written by various leading figures of Jewish communities in Germany and is concerned with employment opportunities for young rabbis, as well as insights into inner workings of congregations. A large amount of letters from this period also come from Robert Raphael Geis' students. The correspondence written after the war centers on theological matters and the workings of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der "Juden und Christen" (Working Group of "Jews and Christians").

Dates: 1862-1984; Majority of material found within 1928-1972

Rudolph Seiden Collection

Identifier: AR 406

The Rudolph Seiden Collection describes the life and work of Rudolph Seiden, who was a chemist and a Zionist activist. Included in this collection is personal and editorial correspondence regarding Judaism, Zionism, anti-Semitism and the proposed Jewish resettlement in Alaska in the 1930s. Unpublished manuscripts collected by Rudolph Seiden for the Foreign Authors’ Syndicate can be found in this collection as well as autographs from Max Brod, Lujo Brentano, Franz Oppenheimer, Erich Muehsam, Arthur Schnitzler and Otto Warburg.

Dates: 1840-1939; Majority of material found within 1916-1939

Salamon Dembitzer Collection

Identifier: AR 4212 / MF 673

This collection describes the professional life of the writer Salamon Dembitzer, who is best known as a Yiddish poet and the author of Visas for America, a novel on the situation of Jewish refugees during World War II. Included in these papers are manuscripts of his poetry, newspaper articles, and novels as well as reviews of his work, correspondence, and biographical information on him.

Dates: 1908-1975

Sartorius Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25504

The Sartorius Family Collection holds documentation on the history of the Sartorius family, along with its related families. Most of the collection consists of family trees and correspondence concerning family genealogy, although memoirs and biographical articles are also present, as are a number of family photographs. The collection especially provides information on the family's origins in Germany and lives in the American South, including family members' service in the Confederate forces during the Civil War, in addition to some information on parts of the family who resided in France.

Dates: 1839-2009

Schuster-Ettlinger Collection

Identifier: AR 25613

Correspondence between Ignaz Schuster and his then-fiancée, Amélie Ettlinger. Also included are diaries of Amélie Bonn.

Dates: 1869-1925

Spanish Civil War Collection

Identifier: RG 1477

This collection contains correspondence, pamphlets, periodicals, newspapers, press releases, writings, clippings, brochures, fliers, and posters from the era of the Spanish Civil War, and later, documenting American and international fund-raising for humanitarian relief of Republican Spain; American and international public opinion about the war; the participation of Jews in the International Brigades; and reminiscences and commemorations of the war and, particularly, of the International Brigades, in later years. A portion of the material on relief work pertains to trade union activities, as documented in papers of Charles S. Zimmerman, of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, in his capacity as leader of Trade Union Relief for Spain, in New York City. Other organizations represented include the Medical Bureau and North American Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy; the Spanish Information Bureau in New York; the Friends of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade; and the Israeli branch of the association of volunteers in the International Brigades. There are also autobiographical manuscripts by Benjamin Lubelski and Sigmund Stein, who participated in the International Brigades; and contemporary publications in a variety of languages, including publications of the anarchist-leaning Spanish trade union confederations CNT-FAI.

Dates: 1909-2013

The German Judaica Collection of Yosef Goldman

Identifier: AR 25802

A collection of printed rare German Judaica assembled by the scholar and collector Yosef Goldman. The collection consists of books, pamphlets, and decrees.

Dates: 1519-1934

The research files for the biographical dictionary of the Research Foundation for Jewish Immigration

Identifier: AR 25939

This collection contains research files on émigrés from Germany, Austria, and German-speaking Czechoslovakia during the Nazi period (1933-1945). These files were compiled by researchers at the Research Foundation for Jewish Immigration in New York and the Institut für Zeitgeschichte in Munich in preparation for the publication of The Biographisches Handbuch der deutschsprachigen Emigration nach 1933/International biographical dictionary of Central European émigrés 1933-1945.

Dates: undated, 1913-1988; Majority of material found within 1975-1981

Walter and Hedwig Grossmann Collection

Identifier: AR 25658

The lives of Walter and Hedwig Grossmann are documented in this collection through both textual and visual records. Series I focuses on the former, specifically correspondence and educational records. Series II shows the life of the couple, their families, and friends through photographs, with a particular emphasis on the Grossmanns’ travels.

Dates: undated, 1876-1972

Walter Friedlaender Collection

Identifier: AR 3393

The Walter Friedlaender Collection describes the professional life of this art historian. The major focus of the collection is his work on sixteenth and seventeenth century artists. It includes correspondence, a few published works, photographs, lecture and manuscript notes, art reference files, newspaper clippings, and poetry.

Dates: 1900-1966; Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Walter Kominik Collection

Identifier: AR 10486 / MF 505
Dates: 1919-1995

William F. Rosenblum Papers

Identifier: P-327

Rabbi William F. Rosenblum was head rabbi of the reform congregation at Temple Israel in New York City, 1930-1963. He was also an active leader in a number of Jewish social welfare and religious organizations. In addition to broadly documenting his rabbinical career and organizational activities, the William F. Rosenblum Papers reflect Rosenblum's interests in military chaplaincy, relations between Catholicism and Judaism, the media, race relations, post-WWII Europe, and the Vietnam War. Materials include correspondence, scrapbooks, sermons, speeches, notes, radio transcripts, clippings, photographs, audiotapes, and film.

Dates: Majority of material found in 1876, 1903-1973

William G. Niederland Collection

Identifier: AR 7165

Dr. William G. Niederland (1904-1993) was a renowned psychiatrist who immigrated to the United States in 1940 via Italy and the Philippines. While he was a psychiatric expert for German indemnification trials of survivors of the Holocaust, Niederland became an advocate of the survivors' claims and an empathetic researcher of their psychic suffering. He engaged in scientific research on psychic sequelae in Holocaust survivors for more than four decades. Niederland is believed to have discovered the "Survivor Syndrome," as a psychiatric disease and condition. The William G. Niederland Collection contains manuscripts, lectures and published writings by Niederland (and others) as well as 165 court case files consisting of psychiatric opinions, correspondence and court decisions referring to individual indemnification cases. Also included are correspondence with his colleagues and material related to his various research projects.

Dates: 1903-1989

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