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Westphalia (Germany)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Alex Bernstein Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4187 / MF 459
Abstract This collection contains materials written and/or collected by Alex Bernstein. Most is focused on the Jewish communities in Westphalia and in particular the town of Hoexter. Genealogical information is featured throughout, including a history of the Eichengruen family.
Dates: undated, 1923-1937

Arthur Bluhm Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1884 / MF 733
Abstract This collection is composed of the papers of Arthur Bluhm, chief rabbi of Krefeld, Germany between 1928 and 1938, and rabbi of Temple B'nai Israel in Amarillo, Texas. It documents his professional life and also holds records related to the Krefeld Jewish Community and the Jews in Westphalia. In addition, the collection contains the papers of Abraham Sutro, chief rabbi of Westphalia from 1815-1869.
Dates: 1809-1962

[Deportations from Westphalia 1933-1942]

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10911
Abstract This collection contains the names and basic data of 8,112 Jews who lived in Westphalia between 1933-1942. It notes whether they moved, emigrated, or were deported. The data were provided to Dr. Bernhard Brilling by over 60 Westphalian communities between 1961 and 1963. Also included is an introduction to and summary of the collection and Brilling's survey, prepared by Peter Lande in 1998. The finding aid contains links to a spreadsheet of the data, also prepared by Lande.
Dates: 1961-1963, 1997-1998

Ernest R. Stiefel Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3591
Abstract This collection represents a lifetime of genealogical research by Ernst R. Stiefel about his family history. Files about individuals and families contain documents that are almost entirely photocopies from various German archives. Various family trees and photocopies of articles about Jews in Germany are also in this collection.
Dates: 1668-1999

Hans Eltzbacher Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3623 / MF 649
Abstract Financial, business, and personal papers of the Eltzbacher family and related families, including correspondence, architectural plans, financial ledgers, wills and testaments, clippings, and eulogies; of particular interest is the business correspondence of Count Aloys zu Kaunitz-Rietberg with the banker Jacob Loeb Eltzbacher (1758-1825), who was based in Neuenkirchen, Westphalia, along with supporting documents and records; material on the career of the lawyer Carl Eltzbacher (1854-1936), including clippings on his candidacy to the Cologne city council in 1903 and correspondence, including a letter from Konrad Adenauer.
Dates: 1781-1971

Hope Feitelberg families collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6143
Abstract The collection consists of memoirs and other manuscripts by David Feitelberg and other members of the Feitelberg-Hope families.
Dates: 1895-1993

Jacob Jacobson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7002 / MF 447 / MF 134
Abstract Records of several Jewish communities assembled by Jacob Jacobson.
Dates: 1450-1988

Materials pertaining to social, political and economic history

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3519
Abstract This collection contains mostly printed documents pertaining to the social, political and economic history in Danzig, Bavaria, Alsace and Westphalia.
Dates: 1696-1858

Ostwald Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11029
Abstract Documents refer to the Ostwald, Tendlau and Cohen families. One focus is on the life of Alice Witte née Cohn. Of special significance is a letter that Karl Siche wrote to Alice Witte. Together with Alice Witte's former husband Max Witte, Karl Siche was detained in a concentration camp. Here Max Witte passed away. There is also a remarkable letter from Hedwig Ostwald, which she wrote in Theresienstadt in 1944, prior to her deportation to Auschwitz where she died. Her husband Max Ostwald, a lawyer and the head of the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland (district Westphalia) had already died in 1942 in Theresienstadt from disease.
Dates: 1816-1976; Majority of material found within 1889-1947

Westphalia Jewish Community Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2075
Abstract Documents, clippings and reports pertaining to the Jews in Westphalia, Germany from the early 19th to the 20th century.
Dates: 1805-1993