Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
The bulk of the collection deals with a 1787 letter of protection for 25 Jewish families, allowing them to settle in Buttenhausen. Also included is material, documenting Jewish history in and around Buttenhausen; material, documenting the persecution of Jews, 1933-1945; and clippings about the dedication of various memorials, 1961-2000.
Various archival materials from archives in Hesse, Nuremberg, Trier, Oldenburg, Regensburg, Maarburg, Mecklenburg, Frankfurt, Cologne, and Luebeck, pertaining mainly to the history of conversion and assimilation of Jews in Germany. The materials were collected by Deborah Hertz for her research on the book “How Jews Became Germans”.
This collection contains family and business papers pertaining to the ancestors of Gertrude Gutman in the Levi, Gutmann, and Adler families of Württemberg, who were involved in the watchmaking and textile trades.
This collection consists primarily of materials documenting Ernst Shomberg's education and career as a physician both in Germany and in New York after emigration. There are a also a few items pertaining to his wife's family and some genealogical materials.
Correspondence and other documents collected and written by Hans Bach for the publication of his book about Jacob Bernays and the history of German Jewish intellectual life in the 19th century. Also included are autographs pertaining to Jacob Bernays and materials about his father, Rabbi Chacham Isaac Bernays.
Leopold Levi was a merchant in Stuttgart. Most of the material in this collection gives information on his activities for Jewish organizations and the Jewish Community in Wuerttemberg. Levi was a member of the Oberrat der Israelitischen Religionsgemeinschaft Wuerttembergs (from 1919 to 1940) and of the Israelitisches Gemeindevorsteheramt. He also was an Oberkirchenvorsteher in the Oberkirchenbehoerde and he was active in the Chewra Kadischa. Furthermore he assisted the Juedische Nothilfe. During the years 1941-1943 he succeeded to immigrate to the United States. He died in 1968 in New York.
The collection comprises documents related to the Meyer family and Jewish life in Württemberg as well as newspaper clippings from the 20th century. Mostly it features materials about Jewish life in Southern Germany from the 18th century to the 19th century. Moreover, personal notes from Max Meyer on religious topics, Festschriften and items related to the Jewish graveyard in Stuttgart-Hoppenlau are part of the collection.
This collection contains two journals handwritten by members of the youth group Ring, Bund deutsch-jüdischer Jugend (BDJJ) between 1934 and 1936. The contents include descriptions of group activities, hikes, trips, singing songs, etc. One of journals was written by girls aged 9 - 12, the Ameisen (ants), and the other one by girls 14 - 16, the Hummeln (bees). Both names were chosen because of the cooperative organizations of these insects.
This collection contains a comprehensive and very well annoted historical collection of documents of the Bach and Mayer family from Stuttgart and Neustadt an der Weinstrasse. Vital documents reflecting the families' professions and essential information such as family trees, birth, marriage, and death certificates, and wills are complemented by photographs, correspondence and memoirs. Most original German documents from the 19th century are translated into English, and some are annotated with complementary information from family memory.
The Steiner Family Collection tells the story of the physician Hans Steiner (né Levi), his wife Brigitte (née Marquard), their children Nicholas and Ursula, and related family members. Most prominent in this collection are the family members' memoirs. The collection also holds family documents, including educational and official documents, family correspondence, family photographs, and some family trees.
This collection contains family trees of Wolf and Landauer families, as well as various address books and customer lists dating to the turn of the twentieth century, pertaining to the textile firm W. Wolf & Söhne, active both in Stuttgart and in Boston, Massachusetts.