Jews -- Germany -- Berlin -- History
Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:
Alfred Philipp Collection
Various documents pertaining to Alfred Philipp’s work as a community rabbi and a scholar, primarily his doctoral thesis about Werner Sombart’s work ´Die Juden und das Wirtschaftsleben´ (“Jews and the economy”).
Arno Kornhauser Collection
The Arno Kornhauser Collection includes documents pertaining to the Kornhäuser and Klein families in Kraków and Berlin, including their business dealings and role in the Jewish community.
Beiner Family Collection
The collection contains documents of Ernst Beiner and his family, including documents pertaining to his studies and work in pharmacy and dentistry, family photographs, and a file of material regarding his restitution claim against Germany after World War II. Also included are documents of the family of Biener's wife Fanny Beiner née Karpf.
Berlin Community Collection
The collection consists of various materials covering aspects of the Berlin Jewish community’s history from the 1880s to the 1990s, concentrating on documents from the community’s sole official congregation, “Jüdische Gemeinde zu Berlin”.
Bernhard Proskauer Family Collection
The collection contains documents pertaining to chemist Bernhard Proskauer (1851-1915), his son physician Arthur Proskauer (1880-1960); and his maternal grandfather Gottschalk Rosenberg.
Charles Leigh Collection
The collection contains a compilation of letters sent to Charles Leigh (formerly Karlheinz Liebenau) and his sister Helga in England, where they had immigrated via Kindertransport, from their parents Max Liebenau and Dora Liebenau née Simke in Berlin. The letters are dated from May 1939, the time of their arrival in England, to November 1941, when their parents were deported to Riga. Photocopies of the original correspondence are accompanied by English translations.
Clara Grunwald Collection
The Clara Grunwald Collection consists of photocopies of the correspondence of Margarethe Lachmund during World War II, including numerous letters from Clara Grunwald.
Erna Weingold Kleinermann Collection
The collection contains documentation of the Erna Weingold Kleinermann family, including vital records, identity cards and passports, school certificates, and correspondence.
Ernst von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Collection
The collection contains certificates issued and signed by various heads of state throughout Europe conferring medals and honors upon Ernst von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; letters to Mendelssohn-Bartholdy from Bernhard von Bülow, Otto von Bismarck, and Auguste Viktoria; and handwritten letter from Mendelssohn-Bartholdy to historian Adolf von Harnack regarding collections at the Königliche Bibliothek zu Berlin, of which Harnack was director.
Evelyn Benson Collection
The Evelyn Benson Collection consists of documents on six German Jewish nurses that were compiled for Benson's research on the history of Jewish women in nursing. Documents include correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, photocopies of official documents, and clippings.
Hanna Oppenheimer Family Collection
The collection contains documentation of the Hanna Oppenheimer family, including business documents, family documents, diaries, and family trees.
Hennigson Family Collection
The collection contains documentation of the Hennigson and related families, including family trees; birth, educational, citizenship, and military service certificates; marriage contracts; wills; wedding and funeral announcements; and correspondence. An antisemitic pamphlet about Hungarian Jews is located in folder 8.
Herbert Seeliger Collection
The Herbert Seeliger collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, photographs and clippings pertaining to Berlin’s Jewish community life. A large part documents Seeliger’s work on an extensive history of the Jews in Berlin.
Herzberg Family Collection, Berlin
The collection contains documentation of four generations of the Herzberg family of Berlin, including Moses Herzberg, Joseph Herzberg (1799-1871), Philipp Herzberg (1846-1916), and Bruno Herzberg (1887- ).
Howard Posener Family Collection
The collection contains documentation of the lives of Heimann Posener and Jenny née Reinhold in Germany and their emigration from Germany to the United States via England. Included are various identity cards; correspondence pertaining to obtaining American visas and ship tickets; and correspondence pertaining to storing furniture and household goods in Germany and shipping the items to the United States.
Irma Klausner-Cronheim Collection
The collection contains notes about and eulogy for Dr. Irma Klausner-Cronheim, her remembrances of her life and work, donation receipts, doctoral dissertation, and diplomas.
Isidor Choyke Collection
The collection contains items pertaining to the life and work of lawyer Isidor Choyke, particularly items documenting his legal career. The collecion also contains some family documents, including birth, vaccination, and school certificates.
Jüdisches Adressbuch für Gross-Berlin
Photocopies on acid-free paper of the Jüdisches Adressbuch für Gross-Berlin, Ausgabe 1929-1930 (Jewish Address Directory for Greater Berlin)
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.
Records of the Administration of the Berlin Community
The collection contains records from the administration and executive committee of the Berlin Community from 1933-1938.
Ruth Warschawzik Collection
The collection contains documentation of Ruth DeJay née Warschawzik and Otto DeJay, formerly Otto Dietsche, including vital records, passports and identity cards, school certificates, military service records, correspondence, biographical notes, and family trees.
Thorsch Family Collection
The collection contains documentation of the Thorsch, Hirschfeld, and Schott families, particularly vital records and family trees.
William Graetz Collection
Personal documents of William Graetz, including military papers, and membership and identity cards. Records of ORT committees, minutes of executive committee meetings, correspondence and reports of the activities of ORT branches during the years 1926-1970 in Argentina, Bessarabia, Bolivia, Brazil, France, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, and the USSR, also including letters from Leo Baeck. Records of the Jewish community of Berlin, in 1929 and 1930, including correspondence on juvenile care, financial reports, and meeting minutes. The following individuals are mentioned in this collection: Graetz, William; Baeck, Leo; Syngalowski, Aron; Lvovitch, David; Frumkin, Jacob; Sadler, Ilse.
Wolf Hamburger Collection
The file contains various materials pertaining to the artist Wolf Hamburger.