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Anneliese Riess Collection
This collection documents the life of Anneliese Riess and her family. The bulk of the collection contains correspondence that reflects the impact of fascism and anti-Semitic policies on her personal life and on her immediate family.
Archives of the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews
This collection contains the records of the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews, an organization founded in 1961, in New York City, by members of the Joseph Popper unit of B’nai B’rith, to foster and disseminate knowledge about the history and culture of Jews in the Czech and Slovak lands. Along with the Joseph Popper unit and, later, the Holocaust Survivors of Slovakia, the society sponsored an annual memorial service held in New York City to honor Czechoslovak Jews who perished in the Holocaust. A majority of the records are from the tenure of Rabbi Norman Patz as president (1994-2008). The materials primarily comprise correspondence, and items related to the annual memorial service, including texts of addresses, and yizkor memorial booklets. Also included are meeting minutes, letters to the membership, financial reports, writings, speeches, obituaries, clippings, photographs, and printed ephemera. The society's correspondence reflects its participation in cultural events related to Czech and Slovak Jewish history, as well as its relationship to the Jewish communities in the Czech Republic and, to a lesser extent, Slovakia; some correspondence with members contains genealogical information.
Congregation Shaari Tephillah Collection
This collection consists almost exclusively of materials documenting the administration of Congregation Shaari Tephillah's plots in three New Jersey cemeteries. Congregation Shaari Tephillah was founded in 1935 as the first German-Jewish congregation formed in the United States after 1933.
Edith Neumann Collection
The Edith Neumann Collection describes the personal and professional life of the microbiologist Edith Neumann née Spitzer and several of her family members. Foremost her husband Frederick Neumann. The emigration from Austria and eventual immigration to the United States of Edith and Frederick Neumann is also documented here, as are significant events in her life. Documents in this collection include personal correspondence, official papers, notes, calendars, index cards, address books, photographs and other visual material, and clippings.
Emery I. Gondor Collection
This collection primarily contains materials relating to Emery I. Gondor's varied career as an illustrator, creator of puzzles, photographer, and writer. It also includes some personal documents and vital records, as well as materials relating to Emery Gondor's brother, artist Bertalan Gondor. It is closely related to the collection AR 25085 (Papers of Emery and Bertalan Gondor).
Emil Carl Grossmann Collection
The bulk of the Emil Carl Grossmann Collection is comprised of albums of photographs taken by Grossmann during his travels in Europe, mostly throughout his native Austria, and the United States from the early 1920s through early 1940s. A significant portion of one album documents trips to various Austrian spa towns, as well as tours through the states of Burgenland and Carinthia during summers and holidays. Another noteworthy portion of the album deals with Grossmann’s extended visits to the United States, particularly New York City, in 1929 and 1937. During these trips, he photographed New York’s landmarks, neighborhoods, parks, and major streets. A second photograph album is dedicated exclusively to photographs Emil Carl Grossmann took at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. In addition to Grossmann’s albums of photography, a third album holds a collection of theater programs for plays, musicals, and operas he attended from 1922 to 1938, mostly at various theaters in Vienna.
Erna B. and Fred G. Katz Collection
This collection holds personal and official documents, correspondence, genealogical information, biographical manuscripts and photographs related to the Feith, Lyon and Katz families. Most of the documents pertain to Erna Bonette, Fred Gustav and their son Henry Arthur Katz. The collection focuses on their lives in Germany and the United States as well as their emigration via Luxemburg and Portugal. It also holds materials pertaining to members of the extended Katz and Lyon families and their ancestors, including the Feith family. Also included is material about a Mikveh from the 15th century in Siegburg, Germany.
Erna Maier Family Collection
The Erna Maier Family Collection documents the life and the education of Erna Maier. The collection primarily consists of letters written to Erna Maier by her parents. The correspondence between Erna, Laura and Heinrich Maier shows their close relationship. Postcards, daily calendars, poetry and a recipe collection can be found in the collection as well. Other documents includes official documents of Erna Maier and her family, as well as school materials, photos and notes.
Florence Mendheim Collection of Anti-Semitic Propaganda
This collection of mainly anti-Semitic material was compiled by a Jewish librarian of German descent who infiltrated the pro-Nazi community developing in New York City in the years leading up to World War II. The bulk of the collection consists of publications and printed matter, with the notable exception of narrative reports that describe first-hand experiences and observations of Nazi-affiliated events. Document types include advertisements, event announcements, books, clippings, correspondence, magazines and newspapers, travel guides, political memorabilia, and other print ephemera.
Henry Bauer Family Collection
This collection gives a diverse insight into the Henry Bauer family. It holds family trees, memorial and prayer books, notebooks, certificates and correspondence of different family members. The second part of the collection focuses more strongly on Henry Bauer and his life, elucidating the time he spent in Germany as well as the time after his immigration to the United States. His persistent efforts to obtain a visa for his younger brother and his parents to release them from Camp de Gurs are documented in official correspondence and documents, as well as in extensive correspondence with his parents between 1940 and 1941, which makes up the collection's largest part.
Henry Heinrich Otto Berolzheimer Collection
This collection holds documents, correspondence and some visual material related to Henry (Heinrich Otto) Berolzheimer and his family. Prominent issues are the real estate business and genealogy. The papers in this collection form a heterogeneous corpus of official and legal papers as well as personal and genealogical correspondence.
Jewish Veterans Association Collection
The Jewish Veterans Association Collection holds this association's organizational records, such as membership lists, a memorial book, financial and tax records, meeting minutes, some clippings and notes.
John (Hans) and Trude Schiff Collection
This collection documents the professional and personal lives of John (Hans) and Trude Schiff, with emphasis on John Schiff's career as a professional photographer. Although the greater part of the collection focuses on his photography, the collection additionally holds papers pertaining to the Schiffs' immigration, legal and financial papers pertaining to restitution from Germany, documentation of Trude Schiff's early medical career, and personal correspondence and photographs. Aside from the preponderance of photographs, the collection holds letters, address books, exhibit catalogs, and official documents, and a few clippings.
John L. Englander Family Collection
The John L. Englander Family Collection describes the life of John L. Englander's mother and her family members. From 1937 to 1943 they corresponded between America, where John’s sister Elisabeth lived, and Augsburg. The letters describe their growing desperation and the need to send the children (Elisabeth and Hans, Elisabeth's twin sister stayed in Germany) out of Germany. The correspondence is the largest part of the collection. It furthermore contains poetry books and some photographs.
Joseph Floch Collection
This collection extensively documents the career of Joseph Floch, a painter, mostly through articles and exhibition catalogues, along with personal documents and textile workings of his wife, Hermine Floch.
Julius and Elisabeth Hirsch Family Collection
The Julius and Elisabeth Hirsch Collection holds the papers of this couple, with much of the collection consisting of family correspondence. Prominent subjects include the immigration of family members and genealogy of the family. In addition to extensive correspondence and family trees the collection includes notebooks, essays and articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, early drafts of Julius Hirsch's family memoir, and research notes.
Leo Breslauer Collection
The Leo Breslauer Collection documents the professional career of Rabbi Leo Breslauer, and to a smaller extent, his personal life, especially in relation to his and his family’s departure from Germany. Prominent topics include his rabbinical work at congregations in Fürth, Germany and in New York City, his writings, and his thoughts on Zionism.
Mendheim Family Collection
The Mendheim Family Collection holds papers of the family of Florence Mendheim. Most of the collection consists of correspondence, including letters of family members. Other materials include unpublished typescripts as well as a few personal papers and books.
Paul Egon Cahn Collection
The Paul Egon Cahn Collection holds personal and official papers of Paul Egon and Senta Ilse Cahn and their families, as well as about one thousand personal and family photographs.
Richard Beer-Hofmann Collection
The Richard Beer-Hofmann Collection documents the correspondence of Richard Beer-Hofmann and other family members. It contains letters from Ludwig August Frankl, Hermann Struck, Fritz Mauthner, and Hedwig Mauthner. Letters from several family members, for example Katharina, Rosa and Hieronymus Beer, Alois und Bertha Hofmann and Agnes and Sigmund Beer can be found in this collection as well. Photos of Richard and Paula Beer-Hofmann, personal items, transcriptions of correspondence, books, a bible and certificates are held in this collection as well as family trees, drawings and clippings.
Rose Lehrberger Grossmann Collection
The Rose Lehrberger Grossmann Collection holds papers and correspondence of Rose Grossmann and her husband Emil Grossmann. The collection contains immigration documentation, letters and official papers reflecting the attempt to get visas for Rose's parents as well as documents related to Rose and Emil Grossmann's restitution claims.
William Werner Bloch Collection
The William Werner Bloch Collection documents chapters in the life of William Werner Bloch, especially his involvement as an American soldier in World War II, as well as the history of his family and the claim for compensation against Germany after World War II.
- New York (N.Y.) 20
- Photographs 14
- Official documents 11
- Clippings (information artifacts) 9
- Albums (books) 8
- Emigration and immigration 6
- Manuscripts (documents) 6
- Notes (documents) 6
- Jewish families 5
- United States -- Emigration and immigration 5
- Vienna (Austria) 5
- Restitution -- Germany 4
- World War, 1914-1918 4
- Address books 3
- Certificates 3
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) 3
- Jews -- Genealogy 3
- Minutes (administrative records) 3
- Pamphlets 3 + ∧ less
- English 21
- Hebrew 9
- French 7
- Spanish; Castilian 3
- Yiddish 3
- Hungarian 2
- Italian 2
- Russian 2
- Arabic 1
- Chinese 1
- Czech 1
- Danish 1
- Latin 1
- Portuguese 1
- Slovak 1 + ∧ less
- Friends of New Germany 2
- Grossman, Emil Carl, 1907-1993 2
- Grossman, Rose, 1916-2006 2
- Mendheim, Florence, 1899-1984 2
- Theresienstadt (Concentration camp) 2
- Agudat Israel 1
- Albright, Madeleine Korbel 1
- American Jewish Congress 1
- Austria. Generalkonsulat (New York, N.Y.) 1
- B'nai B'rith 1
- Bachenheimer, Siegfried 1
- Baerwald, Leo 1
- Bauer family 1
- Bauer, Erna, 1907-1999 1
- Bauer, Henry, 1917- 1
- Bauer, Rudolf 1
- Beer, Hermann Hiernoymus 1
- Beer-Hofmann, Richard, 1866-1945 1
- Berol, Emile Albert 1
- Berolzheimer, Henry (Heinrich Otto), 1848-1917 1 + ∧ less