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Alicia Latzer Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25471
Abstract This collection contains correspondence, vital records, and other materials pertaining to restitution claims against Austria by Alicia Latzer on behalf of herself, her sister, Renata Latzer de Davids, aka Renée Latzer, and their parents Aladár and Elsa Latzer. Also included are Hungarian land ownership records and Spanish translations of various vital documents. It also contains a small amount of personal material, and genealogical materials about the descendents of Moses Latzer (1810-1905) and Albert Löwy (1836-1902).
Dates: 1868-2008

American Jewish Committee Records, Subject Files

 Collection
Identifier: RG 347.17.10
Abstract The collection documents American Jewish Committee’s efforts to combat all forms of discrimination against the Jews in the United States. Additionally, there are materials pertaining to AJC’s work regarding other minority groups in the United States. The collection offers researchers a unique chance to see how and what was done prior to the changes in public opinion and civic and legal laws. The American Jewish Committee Records, Subject Files consists of materials created by executive offices, departments, local offices and chapters of the Committee concerning a variety of matters; foremost Jewish civil and religious rights, immigration, and the Holocaust.
Dates: 1930-1973; Majority of material found within 1941-1961

Anna Schneider Correspondence

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Identifier: AR 25715
Abstract The Anna Schneider Correspondence contains a large body of correspondence between 1939 and 1945, plus a small amount of genealogical information gathered in 1993.
Dates: 1939-1947, 1993; Majority of material found in 1939-1941

Archives of the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews

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Identifier: AR 25443
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1962-2010; Majority of material found within 1992-2010

Arthur and Vally Feigl Collection

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Identifier: AR 11966
Abstract This collection documents Arthur and Vally Feigl of Vienna, Prague, and New York, and their family.
Dates: 1921-1955

Autobiographies of Jewish Youth in Poland

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Identifier: RG 4
Abstract The collection consists of more than 300 autobiographies and supplementary biographical materials, such as correspondence, diaries, and documents collected by YIVO in the interest of Jewish youth research. The autobiographies were assembled through public competitions in 1932, 1934, and 1939 directed at Jewish youth aged 16-22. The collection also contains records of the contest, including lists of the contestants, correspondence with them, reports and clippings.
Dates: 1905-1940; Majority of material found within 1932-1939

Bar Kochba-Theodor Herzl Prague Academic Association Collection

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Identifier: AR 6465
Abstract The collection contains a comprehensive or nearly comprehensive collection of the newsletter sent regularly to former members of the Bar Kochba and Theodor Herzl academic associations of Prague which existed in the first part of the 20th century. Numerous prominent writers, scientists, lawyers, doctors, and other men and women of note stemming from German-speaking families of Bohemia published historical, political, and scientific essays, articles, and letters in the pages of the internationally-distributed newsletter. The newsletters in this collection were mailed to Robert Weltsch, a member and frequent contributor.
Dates: 1931-1977

Bohemia Collection

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Identifier: AR 4196
Abstract The collection contains official and private documents (originals or photocopies) pertaining to Jews in Bohemia during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Dates: 1787-1981

Brüder Böhm Company Collection

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Identifier: AR 25122
Abstract The Brüder Böhm Company Collection includes materials documenting the operations of the company that was involved in the production of hats and had plants in Vienna, Austria and Neutitschein, Czechoslovakia (now Nový Jicín, Czech Republic). There is also a small amount of personal materials pertaining to the lives of the owners of the company, the brothers Joseph and Victor Böhm and their cousin Richard Böhm, as well as some other members of the Böhm family.
Dates: 1910-1979; Majority of material found within 1938-1965

Bruch-Kassel Collection

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Identifier: AR 7229 / MF 1032
Abstract This collection contains material on the related Kassel and Bruch (Bruck) families as well as on the immigration experiences of Fritz Kassel. Included among the collection are correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, notes, family trees, and a few publications.
Dates: 1922-1977; Majority of material found within 1939-1950

David Friedman Collection

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Identifier: AR 6988/MF 742
Abstract David Friedman (Friedmann; 1893-1980) was an artist in Berlin. During the Nazi Holocaust, he was incarcerated in the Lodz Ghetto and Auschwitz. He resumed his artistic career immediately after the war and then immigrated to the United States. His papers include artwork, memoirs, and essays focusing on his experiences in the Holocaust.
Dates: 1910-2007

David Trotsky (1904-1945) Collection

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Identifier: RG 235
Abstract This collection contains materials collected by David Trotsky relating to the Jewish community of Belgium in the inter-war period. Materials include printed documents, posters, reports, meeting minutes, and newspaper clippings, mainly pertaining to the Jews of Brussels and Antwerp.
Dates: 1907-1940; Majority of material found within 1920-1938

Dezider Scheer Collection

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Identifier: AR 25398
Abstract This collection documents select periods throughout the life and career of Dezider Scheer. Containing material related to his personal and professional life, the collection is made up of correspondence and clippings, as well as original and photocopied photographs, historical documentation and ephemera.
Dates: 1940-2002; Majority of material found within 1940-1991

Diaries of Yehuda Bacon

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Identifier: LBI-JMB-2015.1
Abstract This collection holds the diaries of the Israeli artist Yehuda Bacon.
Dates: 1945-2015

Edith Friedlander Family Collection

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Identifier: AR 11677
Abstract This collection primarily contains materials from World War II related to Edith and Robert Friedlander, of Czech-German-Jewish descent. This material includes a birth certificate, declaration of intention document, US Army enlistment/separation papers for Robert Friedlander, and postcards that his parents wrote from Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia. There are questionnaires filled out by Edith Friedlander from the Austrian Heritage Collection, presenting a picture of pre-war Viennese Jewish life and the impact of the Anschluss. There are also Friedlander family photographs, predominately of Robert Friendlander during World War II. Accompanying this material are assorted miscellaneous 19th and early 20th century material: a title page of M. Friedlanders book Die Religiösen Bewegungen Innerhalb Des Judentums im Zeitalter Jesu (1905); an arcticle about Rabbi Michael Lazar Kohn mentioning Rabbi Jacob Schäfer (circa 1900); and pages from the newspaper Sportler über Sport.
Dates: 1862-1998

Edmund Hadra Collection

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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

Elisabeth Lederer Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6367 / MF 505
Dates: 1931-1941, 1991

Elizabeth W. Trahan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25038
Abstract The Elizabeth W. Trahan Collection documents the personal and professional life of Elizabeth Welt Trahan, who was active as a scholar and writer and taught for several years at various universities in the U.S. Her autobiographical materials, such as her diary, reflect her personal view on Vienna, Austria during World War II. Other papers include personal documents, correspondence, a diary and other autobiographical manuscripts.
Dates: 1913-2009; Majority of material found within 1939-1947

Ernst Fuerth Collection

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Identifier: AR 25559
Abstract The Ernst Fuerth Collection primarily documents the life of this businessman after he had immigrated to France as well as providing information on the lives of his daughter and her family in the United States. Much of the collection consists of correspondence, but there are also official documents used during immigration and a diary.
Dates: 1854-1972; Majority of material found within 1938-1943

Ernst Oppenheim Collection

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Identifier: AR 25030 / MF 1071
Abstract This collection contains the genealogical research of Ernst Oppenheim, and includes his investigations into the Oppenheim, Pasch, Breit, Altschul, Sirkis and Jaffe families. Included are his extensive correspondence, family trees and copies of original documentation, as well as interview transcripts and notes.
Dates: 1861-1999; Majority of material found within 1986-1992

Eva Krafft Kahn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25749
Abstract This collection pertains to the life of Eva Kahn (née Krafft) and members of her extended family. It encompasses documents of her life as a child and teenager in Eger (today Cheb, Czech Republic) and later in Chicago, Illinois. Included in her personal papers are school materials and a friendship book. The collection furthermore documents the lives of family members of Eva Kahn and her husband Stephen Martin Kahn with correspondence, photographs, a baby journal and an autograph album. Two letters written by Eva Kahn's cousin Martin Wels who was killed in the Holocaust are part of the collection.
Dates: circa 1911-circa 1940; Majority of material found within 1932-1940

Frances and Gustave Kauders Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25705
Abstract The Frances and Gustave Kauders Family Collection holds the papers of this couple, as well as of members of the Kauders family, and correspondence from the Schostal family. Topics found in the collection include the immigration of Frances and Gustave Kauders, some details of their early lives as expressed in family correspondence, and the failed emigration and subsequent deportation of members of the Schostal family. The collection includes family correspondence, official and educational documents, and correspondence with official agencies regarding immigration and restitution with related documentation.
Dates: 1829-2001; Majority of material found within 1925-1942

Frankl-Kulbach Family Collection

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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

Franz Kobler Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7184
Abstract This collection contains the papers of the lawyer and historian Franz Kobler (1882-1965), with the major focus of the papers here on his historical works. Included here are manuscript drafts, correspondence, official papers, notes, newspaper clippings, and a few photographs.
Dates: 1841-1977; Majority of material found within 1933-1965

Fred Herz Family Collection

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Identifier: AR 25324 / MF 1025
Abstract This collection contains correspondence, documents and photographs pertaining to the life of Fred Herz, his family and his wife's family, the Weinrebs. In particular there are several albums of family photographs ranging over the span of nearly a century.
Dates: 1904-2000; Majority of material found within 1936-1945

Frederich Mechner Barnard Collection

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Identifier: AR 25748
Abstract This collection consists primarily of three notebooks relating to Barnard's membership in the Labor Zionist youth movement Tchelet Lavan (1932-1938) and assorted notes from his years at Manor Farm (1938-1940), a residence in the United Kingdom to which he was brought by the Kindertransport.
Dates: 1932-1949; Majority of material found within 1932-1940

Friedrich Bill Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7059
Abstract This collection holds the papers of the Czech journalist Friedrich Bill. Focusing primarily on his writing, the records include numerous newspaper clippings of his published work. In addition, the collection contains articles on the cities of Brno and Prague and the country of Ecuador. There are also postcards, a small amount of personal correspondence, and a Masonic medal from Prague.
Dates: 1906-1972; Majority of material found within 1920-1960

George H. Asher Collection

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Identifier: AR 6555/MF 766
Abstract The collection holds the professional and private documents of George Harry Asher. The emphasis is on correspondence, writings and official papers. Advertising proofs reflect Asher's work and career. Prominent among the material is an autobiographical sketch and correspondence between Asher and his mother, shortly before her deportation in 1941. The collection also holds material, such as correspondence, manuscripts and articles about Oskar Maria Graf, a close friend to Asher.
Dates: 1907- 1996

George Vida Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7084
Abstract The collection contains primarily photocopies of documents concerning the efforts of the Vida family to emigrate from their home in Gablonz, Sudetenland (today Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic) to the United States. There are also several of Vida's handwritten sermons.
Dates: 1924-1990

George Vladar Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25266 / MF 930
Abstract The bulk of this collection consists of genealogical research materials about George Vladar's maternal side, the Jewish families Biheller from Cieszyn (Teschen), Poland and Perl/ Tugenthat from Bielsko-Biala (Poland), and on his paternal side, the non-Jewish Hungarian family Vladar and the non- Jewish Austrian Family Bittermann (various spellings) and Muehler (various spellings). The collection consists of numerous family trees, birth and death certificates, school reports, and a correspondence of Vladar's Grandparents Joseph Biheller and Marie, née Perl.
Dates: 1837-2004; Majority of material found within 1988-2004

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