Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Alex Bernstein Collection
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.
Arthur Bluhm Collection
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.
[Deportations from Westphalia 1933-1942]
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.
Ernest R. Stiefel Family Collection
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.
Hans Eltzbacher Collection
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.
Hope Feitelberg families collection
The collection consists of memoirs and other manuscripts by David Feitelberg and other members of the Feitelberg-Hope families.
Jacob Jacobson Collection
Records of several Jewish communities assembled by Jacob Jacobson.
Materials pertaining to social, political and economic history
This collection contains mostly printed documents pertaining to the social, political and economic history in Danzig, Bavaria, Alsace and Westphalia.
Ostwald Family Collection
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.
Westphalia Jewish Community Collection
Documents, clippings and reports pertaining to the Jews in Westphalia, Germany from the early 19th to the 20th century.