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Herbert Seeliger Collection
The Herbert Seeliger collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, photographs and clippings pertaining to Berlin’s Jewish community life. A large part documents Seeliger’s work on an extensive history of the Jews in Berlin.
Hermann Simon Collection
This collection records the life and profession of the lawyer Hermann Simon as well as provides information on the lives of some of his family members. Notable topics in the collection consist of his university and legal education, his service in World War II, and his legal work, including restitution. Other subjects include the histories of the Epstein and Simon families. The collection consists largely of correspondence, but also contains memoirs, clippings, publications, and notes.
Hugo Knoepfmacher Collection
This collection holds the papers of the lawyer and librarian Hugo Knoepfmacher. The main subject of the collection is his personal and professional life, although material concerning other members of the family is also present. The collection consists of official documents, notes, correspondence, manuscripts, some clippings, and a very small amount of published material.
Ilse and Eric Dean Collection
This collection consists primarily of letters from Ilse Glaser Dean to her later husband, Eric Henry Dean between 1952 and 1964. It also contains many photographs of the Deans and their relatives and friends from the 1930s until the 1970s. Additionally it holds correspondence by Wolfgang Schwerin to Ilse and Eric Dean between 1952 and 1988 and a collection of official and personal documents.
Isidor Choyke Collection
The collection contains items pertaining to the life and work of lawyer Isidor Choyke, particularly items documenting his legal career. The collecion also contains some family documents, including birth, vaccination, and school certificates.
Jacobi Family Collection
This collection contains a wide range of personal and family papers of the Jacobi, Kornik, and Mosse families of Posen and Berlin, as well as extensive family trees for the Jacobi and Wolff families.
Josephthal Family Collection
This collection brings together genealogical notes and manuscripts which Hans Josephthal (John Joseph Thal) amassed over his entire life. Among these materials are several notes and drafts from 1920s and 1930s Germany, including forms from the Gesellschaft für jüdische Familienforschung in Berlin.
Judah P. Benjamin Collection
Judah P. Benjamin, called the "brains of the Confederacy", was a statesman and jurist in the United States, the Confederate States, and Great Britain. Benjamin achieved high-ranking titles wherever he served, and left an indelible mark in the South where he held more official positions than any other man during the Civil War. After the fall of the Confederacy, Benjamin fled to England, where he was admitted to the English bar, and later assumed a judgeship. In 1872, he was appointed the highest ranking of Queen's counselor.
This collection contains correspondence; letters; newspaper clippings; Confederate bank notes and bonds; Civil War memorabilia; pamphlets; and a bound copy of Benjamin's diary, kept from 1862-1864. These materials are of particular interest to researchers studying the activities and experiences of Jews in the antebellum South and under the brief reign of the Confederate States of America. Additionally, through the material relating to memorials and preservation endeavors for Benjamin, the collection also provides a look at the continued glorification of Confederate heroes in the South long into the twentieth century. The collection also contains pre-Civil War correspondence between Benjamin and Peter A. Hargous regarding the creation of a railroad line on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Mexico and the Tehuantepec Railroad Company of New Orleans.
Kurt Schwerin Collection
This collection documents the life and work of Kurt Schwerin. Kurt Schwerin immigrated to the United States in 1938 where he became a librarian and professor of law. Contained are several of his writings, research notes and other papers mainly related to his attempts to organize the immigration of his family, to settle down in the United States and regarding to his function as board member and head of the Chicago Chapter of the Leo Baeck Institute.
Kurt Zander Collection
This collection contains family papers of the Zander and Prager families, as well as some of Kurt Zander's personal papers. There are several photographs of various family members and family homes in Prussia and Turkey, and a body of correspondence which documents the Zander family's time in Turkey and Greece in 1904-1905.
Leon David Crestohl, papers
Collection consists of correspondence, speeches, photographs, clippings, and memorabilia relating to Crestohl's activities as a lawyer and as a member of the House of Commons in the Parliament of Canada representing Montreal-Cartier, 1950-1963. It includes material relating to Canadian immigration policies, German rearmament, humane slaughtering, and citizen reactions to these issues; correspondence with members of the Israeli Parliament, and correspondence and speeches relating to his numerous activities in communal and Jewish affairs in general and Zionist organizations and The ORT in particular; and personal writings and memoirs in typescript and published material by and about Leon Crestohl.
The collection also contains correspondence in English and Yiddish between members of the Crestohl family, primarily his mother Rose (Weitzman) Crestohl, 1926-1941, and published and manuscript material, both original and copies, relating to the career of his father Hyman Meyer Crestohl, 1904-1921.
Leon J. Obermayer, papers
The collection contains correspondence, documents, and newspaper clippings relating to the life and activities of Obermayer in local and national Jewish organizations. Includes: correspondence and other materials concerning the Board of Public Education of Philadelphia on which he served as member and then president 1955-1961 (of special interest are the papers pertaining to communism in the schools, educational television, and the problems of minority students); the American Jewish Historical Society of which he served as a member, president and chairman of the Exec. Council (of special interest is the material pertaining to the litigation over the Society's move to Waltham); the Symphony Club (1959-1966); the Penn. Advisory Committee, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (1958-1960); the Penn. Alcoholic Beverage Study (1961-1967); the Heart Association of Southeastern Penn. (1964-1965); the National Committee on Employment of Youth (1965-1968); the American Bar Association Special Committee on Investigation, Solicitation and Handling of Personal Injury Claims (1957-1959); the Committee on Legal Ethics and Grievances (1961-1969); the Penn. Prison Society (1964-1969); the Phila. YM & YWHA (1925-1940, 1967-1968); the Hebrew Sunday School Society (1919-1970); the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, with special reference to Edmond Cahn's opposition to the establishment of Reform Jewish day schools (1964-1965); the Hebrew Union College (1964-1968); B'nai B'rith (1957-1967) and the Philadelphia Bar Assoc. (1937-1977).
Lev Aizenberg Papers
The Lev Aizenberg Collection documents Lev Aizenberg’s professional activities as a lawyer in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire at the beginning of the 20th century. Collected here are materials pertaining to a large number of cases involving Jews of Kursk and Kursk Guberniya (Province) and their attempts to fight eviction orders and subsequent relocation back to the Pale of Settlement
Levy family (New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore) Papers
This collection contains the legal and personal papers of several generations of the Levy family, including Moses Levy (1665-1728); Moses' sons Nathan Levy (1704-1753), Isaac Levy (1706-1777), Samson Levy (1722-1781), and Benjamin Levy (1726-1802); Samson's sons Moses Levy (1756-1826), Samson Levy, Jr. (1764-1831), and Daniel Levy (1766-1844); Isaac's son Asher Levy (1756-1785); and Benjamin's son Nathan Levy (1759-1846). Materials include business and property records, a letter of renunciation of allegiance to King George III during the American Revolution, correspondence, Continental currency, and wills.
Manfred Saalheimer Collection.
The collection contains various documents relating to the Jewish communities in Chemnitz, Dresden and Hamburg in the late 1930s, as well as biographical information and personal documents regarding Manfred Saalheimer (1907-1967), legal representative of the Dresden Jewish community, and Josef Kahn (1881-?), president of the Chemnitz Jewish community. Also included are tributes to Otto Hirsch (1885-1941), president of Reichsvertretung der Juden in Deutschland.
Margarete Berent Collection
Folder 1 also contains a list of the 90 some-odd members of the Deutscher Juristinnenverein, e.V. (Association for German Women Lawyers) in 1919, with names, position, and addresses. Berent served as treasurer.
Marta Fraenkel Collection
The Marta Fraenkel Collection holds papers and correspondence of Marta Fraenkel and her family members. Prominent topics include postwar Germany and Korea and the lives of family members who resided there. Some focus on the family genealogy is also existent. The collection comprises correspondence, personal and official papers, biographical articles, family trees, postcards and some notes.
Martin Beradt Collection
The Martin Beradt Collection centers on literary items. It holds manuscripts by the lawyer and writer Martin Beradt and the correspondence with several publishers. Furthermore there is material about Martin Beradt, for example reviews and broadcasting reports.
Martin Drucker Collection
This collection contains summaries of archival materials as well as speeches on the life of Martin Drucker, a prominent Leipzig attorney who was permitted to practice law until 1944 despite his Jewish ancestry.
Max Rabl Collection.
The bulk of the collection (folders 1-6) consists of correspondence to Max Rabl while serving in the Austrian Imperial Army during World War I. Correspondents included Friedrich Frank, Otto Gerstl, and Irma Schiller. Also included in the collection are correspondence 1925/26, photographs, and some materials about Ambassador Edith Rabl.
Max Rieser Collection
The Max Rieser Collection predominantly documents the life and work of the lawyer, philosopher and writer Max Rieser. The main subjects of the collection are his life, his writing and his publishing work. The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, clippings, official documents and photographs.
"Meine letzten Jahre in Deutschland"
In this memorial article, Herzfeld offers deep insight into the problems and the predicament for German Jews from 1933 to 1938. He especially describes the creation and the work of “Reichsvertretung der deutschen Juden”, the new organization for German Jews, facing the Nazi-regime.
Nathan D. Perlman papers
Contains correspondence, judicial opinions, addresses and speeches, newspaper clippings, and published material relating to Perlman's career as a judge in various municipal courts of the city of New York (1935-1952), his political career as a New York State Assemblyman (1915-1917), member of the United States House of Representatives (1920-1927), and as an unsuccessful candidate for New York State office.
It also contains published material relating to Perlman's activities on behalf of the Jewish community, especially the American Jewish Congress (1942-1946), where he served as chairman of its National Executive Committee.
Approximately half of this collection consists of the official minutes; memoranda; administrative and investigatory reports; and correspondence of the Mayor's Committee on Unity established by Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1944, of which Perlman served as a member on the subcommittees on Housing, City Services, and the Timone Investigation.
Nathan Stein Collection
The Nathan Stein Collection consists of the educational and professional papers of this jurist that document the progression of his career. Other papers include two confirmation books, certificates related to his year of military service and for awards given to him, and a few newspaper clippings, including obituaries for him.
Norman Salit (1896-1960) Papers
This collection contains material relating to Norman Salit's activities with various organizations, including the Synagogue Council of America, the Rabbinical Assembly of America, the Wartime Emergency Commission for Conservative Judaism, the Boy Scouts of America, the Jewish Education Committee, the American Child Guidance Foundation, Religion in American Life, the Valley Forge Foundation, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and the National Community Relations Advisory Council. There are also speeches, writings, sermons, items related to Sharit's legal work and Zionist activities, as well as some letters from Mordecai Kaplan.
Paul A. Mayer correspondence collection
This collection contains the correspondence of Paul A. Mayer. Most of it consists of correspondence with family members. Primary topics of the collection are the attempts of Ernst and Lisbeth Mayer to emigrate from Germany, Paul and Margaret Mayer's correspondence from their time in England, and Paul Mayer's correspondence to Margaret during his service in the United States Army in World War II.
Personal Papers and Special Collections of Influential Executives, Volunteers, and Individuals Associated with Hadassah in the Hadassah Archives
This record group contains personal papers and special collections documenting individuals, both Hadassah members and non-Hadassah members, who were important to Hadassah. Much of the material forming the collections in this record group came from the administrative files of the national office of Hadassah, though some of the material was donated to Hadassah. Key individuals represented within this record group include Hadassah national board members Anna Tulin Elyachar, Bertha S. Schoolman, and Denise Tourover Ezekiel, as well as Jesse Zel Lurie who served as the first professional editor of Hadassah Magazine (originally Hadassah Newsletter) from 1947 to 1980.
Philipp Loewenfeld Collection
The Philipp Loewenfeld Collection mainly consists of legal documents and correspondence with Loewenfeld's colleagues.
Reis Rosenberg Family Collection
This collection documents the history of the Rosenberg family originally of Hamburg, Germany and the Reis family originally of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Materials include correspondence, photographs, family trees, genealogical information, clippings, announcements, and certificates of citizenship.
Robert and Hertha Solmitz Collection
Primarily business correspondence between Robert Solmitz and various agencies regarding restitution and other business matters.
- Leo Baeck Institute 63
- American Jewish Historical Society 8
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 1
- Correspondence 71
- Jewish lawyers 42
- Clippings (information artifacts) 37
- Lawyers 30
- Photographs 27
- Manuscripts (documents) 23
- Genealogical tables 20
- New York (N.Y.) 19
- Official documents 16
- Legal documents 15
- United States -- Emigration and immigration 15
- Berlin (Germany) 14
- Emigration and immigration 14
- Archival materials 9
- Articles 9
- Notes (documents) 9
- Publications (documents) 9
- Speeches (documents) 8
- Jewish families 7
- Jews -- Persecutions -- Germany 7 + ∧ less
- German 53
- English 49
- French 18
- Hebrew 15
- Spanish; Castilian 6
- Latin 4
- Polish 4
- Russian 4
- Yiddish 3
- Chinese 2
- Dutch; Flemish 2
- Greek, Modern (1453-) 2
- Italian 2
- Swedish 2
- Arabic 1
- Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE); Imperial Aramaic (700-300 BCE) 1
- Czech 1
- Danish 1
- Hungarian 1
- Mongolian 1 + ∧ less
- Baeck, Leo, 1873-1956 4
- Council of Jews from Germany 4
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 3
- Simon family 3
- American Federation of Jews from Central Europe 2
- Boy Scouts of America 2
- Jüdische Gemeinde zu Berlin 2
- Reichsvertretung der Deutschen Juden 2
- Reis, Herbert, 1927-2003 2
- Reis, Thekla, 1928- 2
- Rosenberg, Kurt F. (Kurt Fritz), 1900-1977 2
- Rosenberg, Margarethe, 1898-1992 2
- Silberman, Curt C., 1908-2002 2
- Simon, Hermann E., 1900-1990 2
- Adams, Daniel, 1820-1872 1
- Adenauer, Konrad, 1876-1967 1
- Adler-&-Oppenheimer-Aktiengesellschaft (Berlin) 1
- Aizenberg, Lev 1
- Alexander, Eleanor E. 1
- Alexander, Paul Julius, 1910-1977 1 + ∧ less