Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:
Alfred Cohn Collection
This collection contains legal documents, correspondence, certificates, and photographs of Dr. Alfred Cohn, 1890-1965.
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.
Bernhard Wolff Family Collection
This collection documents the family of Bernhard Wolff, extending back to his earliest known ancestor in 1646 through his grandchildren born in the 1970s. Born in Esens (Ostfriesland, Germany), Bernhard escaped National Socialist persecution by emigrating to Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1938, followed shortly thereafter by his wife Fanny née Mitau. His six siblings and mother Flora née Oppenheimer also emigrated, eventually settling in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, or the U.S. The collection contains correspondence, family trees, vital records, official documents, and photographs of family and Jewish historical sites. Also included are a three-volume family chronicle and a two-volume collection of materials on the Jewish community of Esens (Ostfriesland) created by Bernhard Wolff. A unique highlight of the collection is the postcard album belonging to Fanny’s mother Ida Mitau née Jacobsohn, who was not able to escape Germany and perished in Theresienstadt.
Celia Schweizer Collection
The collection contains various documents and papers related to the life of Celia Schweitzer including family trees and geneology notes, several vital certificates, a poetry album, correspondence and sewing patterns.
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.
Glaser Family Collection
This collection contains a number of vital and personal documents belonging to the Glaser, Bass, and Poseles (Port) families, which illustrate their personal and professional lives in early twentieth-century Europe and their experience of diaspora during the fascist era.
Heinz (Heinrich) Auerbach Collection
This collection contains a large amount of business and legal correspondence and documents pertaining to Auerbach's tenure with Tri-Ergon AG and Tobis Tonbild Syndikat AG, most of which revolve around legal proceedings (patent and civil) in Germany, Switzerland, and the United States concerning Tri-Ergon's sound-on-film technologies which had become film industry standard. The collection also has a folder of Auerbach's personal papers, a considerable number of family and personal photographs (some arranged in albums), some personal correspondence, and a few manuscripts for film projects.
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 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.
Lene Schneider-Kainer Collection
The collection contains biographical notes on Lene Schneider-Kainer; photographs of her and signed photographs of the German author Bernhard Kellermann; and an album with newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and photographs. The album covers the years 1929-1951, and includes clippings pertaining to Schneider-Kainer, her work, and exhibits of her work; magazine articles concerning her trip through Asia with Kellermann, some written by him, illustrated with photographs of her related paintings; and photographs of Kellermann, Schneider-Kainer, and her paintings.
Leo Baeck Family Collection
The Leo Baeck Family Collection documents the lives and influential events of members of the Baeck and Berlak families, specifically Leo Baeck, Ruth and Hermann Berlak, and Marianne and A. Stanley Dreyfus. Most prominent is the documentation on Leo Baeck's life; other salient themes include the World War I experience of Hermann Berlak and the Dreyfuses' involvement in preserving the memory of Leo Baeck's life and teachings. The collection includes extensive correspondence; a large accumulation of articles, especially those focused on Leo Baeck; a smaller amount of personal papers, manuscripts, drafts and notes; and a few photographs and slides.
Lotte Buff Family Collection
The Lotte Buff Family Collection consists of material on the Neuburger, Bendit and other related families (including the Rosenberger, Bergmann and Muhr/ Fleischmann families). The collection encompasses family trees and a wedding album.
Ludwig Oelsner Collection
The collection contains documents pertaining to the life and work of historian Ludwig Oelsner. Included in the collection is bound book of poetry containing 106 handwritten poems by Oelsner; a bound album containing university degrees, certificates, handwritten and signed letters by historian Leopold von Ranke, articles by Oelsner, articles about Oelsner's career, book reviews, obituaries, eulogies, and photograph of Oelsner on the cover; honorary doctoral diploma with seal from the University of Wrocław; and membership certificate of the Freies Deutsches Hochstift. The collection also contains three Red Cross letters between Anna Mottek in London and her brother-in-law Eugen Mottek in Berlin dated between February 1941 and January 1942.
Margot Malachowski Wertheimer Collection
This collection portrays the significant life events of members of the related Malachowski and Wertheimer families. The bulk of the collection consists of family photographs. Other materials include wedding documentation, restitution and financial correspondence, and a smaller amount of personal correspondence, personal and professional papers of family members.
Nachman Zonabend Collection
The collection documents life inside the Lódz Jewish ghetto during the Nazi occupation of Poland. It consists predominantly of the records of the Eldest of the Jews in the Lódz ghetto, Chaim Mordechai Rumkowski, and of his administration. Included are original correspondence, announcements, circulars, charts, publications, reports, essays, albums and photographs.
Papers of Berthold Jeiteles
This collection contains materials collected by Berthold Jeiteles (1872-1958) in Theresienstadt. Jeiteles, a member of a prominent family in Prague, was deported to Theresienstadt in 1939 and survived the war due to a clerical error. After the war he moved to New York and became a Talmudic scholar.
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.
Rabbi Walter Plaut Memorial Collection
This collection consists mainly of correspondence, manuscripts and other documents pertaining to the death of Rabbi Walter Plaut on January 3, 1964. Most of the condolences are addressed to his widow Hadassah Plaut from his colleagues, congregants, students, and many others. Also included are get-well-letters that Rabbi Plaut received during his battle with cancer in 1963 and a memorial scrapbook by Walter Plaut’s son Joshua.
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.
Steinthal Family Collection
Education records, correspondence, and friendship albums (albums amicorum) pertaining to members of the Steinthal family in Dessau, Köthen, and Coswig.
Urias Heimann Collection.
Notebook, album of stickers
Wolfgang Roth Collection
The collection is primarily made up of photographs from circa 1930s-1950s of family, friends, and colleagues of the set designer Wolfgang Roth.