Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:
Arnold and Erna Stein Collection
This collection contains correspondence, much of it containing drawings and illustrations, between Gerda Mayer née Stein and her relatives and friends in Czechoslovakia from 1938-1942.
David Friedman Collection
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.
Dezider Scheer Collection
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.
Edward Luft Collection
Various articles, excerpts, maps, and books related to the Jewish community in Posen/Poznan, collected by Edward Luft.
Emigration 1864-1952: This collection - encompassing about 90 years - contains papers about the situation and persecution of Jews in Eastern European countries (Russia, Poland, Roumania, Bulgaria, Lithuania). Papers describe the activities of various relief organizations. There are more than 170 papers (ca.900 pages), about half of them written in German, about 30 each in French or English, over 20 in Yiddish and some in Polish. A printed appeal of the Reichsausschuss fuer Russisch-Juedische Fluechtlingshilfe, Berlin (1929) carries among others the signatures of Leo Baeck and ALbert Einstein. (VI, 16).
Fischl Family Collection
Personal documents of various family members of the Fischl family,: certificates, emigration papers, photos; correspondence between Anna Fischl and her daughter Nelly Wilder (1930s); collection of maps from World War I; 4 poetry books; 1 cookbook; 1 prayer book.
Fritz Mauthner Collection
Collection contains correspondence of Fritz Mauthner with translators, newspapers, publishing houses, family members, and other individuals, including Martin Buber, Lion Feuchtwanger, Hermann Hesse, Erich Muehsam, Walther Rathenau and others. Also included are clippings by and about Mauthner, manuscripts of essays and plays, diaries and notebooks; family papers and photographs.
George H. Asher Collection
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.
Greta Bayer Family Collection
This collection contains certificates, vital documents, letters of recommendation, military documents, emigration documents, and photographs related to Greta Bayer's father, Friedrich Stux (born 1888), and her stepfather, Wilhelm Freud (1887-1966).
These are papers presented at a symposium, sponsored by the Leo Baeck Institute, held in Haifa, Israel, on March 13-15, 1983. Manuscripts from three additional presentations were not submitted for this collection.
Jacob Jacobson Collection
Records of several Jewish communities assembled by Jacob Jacobson.
Johannes and Gertrude Urzidil Collection
This collection focuses on the work and lives of author Johannes and poet Gertrude Urzidil. It contains drafts of published works, correspondence, clippings, personal documents, financial and legal documents, objects, photographs, and audio cassette tapes.
Joseph Friedmann Collection
Photocopies of correspondence from the Joseph Friedmann family from Czechoslovakia
Klein-Cohn Family Collection
The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence from Fanni Blatny, née Klein in England to her niece Alice Jaffé, née Rice in Maryland. Also included are correspondence and immigration documents pertaining to the extended Klein family. There are explanatory notes by Alice Jaffé throughout the collection.
Lederer Family Collection
The collection holds the correspondence of Emil Lederer to his family and friends in Czechoslovakia. Emil had emigrated to Canada and tried to establish his own farm. The collection also holds manuscripts for a book and several plays written by Emil’s mother Paula Lederer, who published under the name Paul Lederer.
Lilian Singer Collection
The Lilian Singer Collection includes materials pertaining to the personal life and professional activities of Lilian Singer and some members of her family. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs; other materials include personal, educational, immigration, and professional documents, correspondence, and sketches.
Ludwig Rosenberger Family Collection
This collection contains a wide array of vital records, documents, correspondence, and clippings, documenting the life of several generations of the Rosenberger family.
Moritz Guedemann Sermons
Sermons (over six hundred), 1860-1918, organized chronologically and given by Guedemann on Sabbaths, holidays, and other occasions, including confirmations, weddings, funerals, and the Kaiser's birthday
Moshe and Nora Tavor collection
The collection contains official documents pertaining to Nora Tavor, née Heller and to her second husband, Moshe Tavor, formerly Fritz Tauber. Also included is some information about Nora Tavor’s first husband, Leo Baum, and about her mother Elsa Hahn.
Norbert Troller Collection
Extensive autobiographical manuscript by Troller, with illustrations and other supporting material, discussing his family and community, his early life, and his experiences during and after the Holocaust.
Oscar I. Janowsky Papers
University professor, historian, and scholar Oscar I. Janowsky sought to understand Jewish culture and human rights in light of modern anti-Semitism, imperialism, and pluralistic states. Throughout his robust career he was a professor of history at the City College of New York, he also served as an advisor to League of Nations High Commissioner James G. McDonald, directed and authored major studies in the fields of Jewish community centers and education. The papers in this collection include his correspondence with colleagues and friends, research notes and article drafts, and his unpublished memoirs.
Otto Fantl Collection
The three scrapbooks (“Stammbücher”) by Otto Fantl were his guest books in his house in Prague. Visitors – individuals working in politics, art, literature, and science – signed the pages, often adding comments, mostly in Czech, but also in German, French, English, and Russian. There is a total of 272 entries, accompanied by obituaries and other clippings, as well as handwritten notes and photographs, providing further information about the various individuals.
Papers of Benjamin Eichler
Benjamin Eichler was a rabbi and leader of the Jewish community in Bratislava, Slovakia. This collection includes Rabbi Eichler’s memoirs and some of his personal papers, as well as materials he collected documenting Jewish life in Slovakia. Notable among these is the pinkas (community record book) of Liptovsky Mikulas, also known as Liptau, and the records of cemeteries and mass graves in Slovakia.
Pavel and Winn Family Collection.
The collection contains materials pertaining to the Winn-Pavel families, mainly their personal correspondence with friends and family members, and also literary works of Josef Wiener (Joseph Alcantara Winn) and Richard Weiner.
Prague Jewish Community Collection
The bulk of this collection consists of photographs and other illustrations of the Jewish cemetery in Prague, Prague synagogues, Prague rabbis, and others. Also included are published brochures and clippings, as well as some manuscripts.
Reiss Family Collection
The Reiss Family Collection deals with the lives of two brothers, Moritz and David Reiss, sons of Josef.
Ring Family Collection
The collection consists of documents, poetry books, and photos of the Ring family from Berlin, respectively the Sander family from Vienna. The majority of items consists of Rosa Ring's (nee Loewinsohn) handwritten poetry books, and photos of her family (her husband Jakob Ring, and their daughters Eva Ronel (nee Ring) and Gisela Judith Sander (nee Ring), an opera singer, who was known as Judith Sander).
Robert Weltsch Collection
Correspondence with family members and with other individuals; correspondence of Weltsch as editor of Juedische Rundschau and Juedische Welt-Rundschau; correspondence on Zionist affairs; personal papers of Robert Weltsch and other family members; manuscripts and other material on Jewish life in Prague; speeches, reports, essays, and journalistic dispatches by Weltsch on Zionism, Jewish-Arab and Jewish-German relations, displaced persons in post-World War II Europe, the Nuremberg war crimes trials, and the founding of the State of Israel; clippings of articles by Weltsch; clippings and manuscripts by others on Zionism and Jewish affairs; records of the Komitee fuer den Osten concerning the situation of East European Jewry at the end of World War I; records of the Verband Juedischer Studentenvereine in Deutschland from the 1920s and of the Jewish student fraternity Bar Kochba, Prague, including reports, minutes, membership lists, and correspondence of its Israeli alumni association; correspondence and minutes of Brith Shalom, an organization which favored Arab-Jewish cooperation and a bi-national state, and Ha-Poel Ha-Zair, a Zionist labor party; correspondence of the Zionistische Vereinigung fuer Deutschland and of Aliyah Hadasha, a German-Jewish party in the Yishuv; papers of Solomon Adler-Rudel; correspondence and other material on the Evian Conference and on emigration from Nazi Germany in the 1930s and from German-occupied Europe during World War II, including reports of the Movement for the Care of Children from Germany; research notes and manuscripts by Adler Rudel for his biography of Baron Maurice de Hirsch; manuscript: "Max Brod and his Age". 1969; lecture on the development of Jewish consciousness in a western, educated, assimilated man.
Robitscher Family Collection
The Robitscher collection roughly covers a period beginning in the early 20th century to the mid 70’s. The bulk consists of a huge volume of correspondence concerning Thomas’ efforts to gain U.S. citizenship and a substantial amount of correspondence dealing with restitution claims. Most of the collection deals with Thomas, with smaller portions allotted to his mother, Magdalena Robitscher-Hahn, and his common-law wife Anne Kelemen.
Susi Friedmann Kirsch Family Collection
This collection contains the papers of Susanne (Susi) Friedmann-Kirsch (1926-), documenting her family’s history in Austria, Eastern Europe, and Israel, from the mid 1800s to the 2000s. The collection mostly holds vital documents and genealogical materials, including family trees, photographs, correspondence, family narratives, diaries, and other writings.