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World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Jewish

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 51 Collections and/or Records:

Ahlfeld-Zeitlin Family Collection

Identifier: AR 4733
Abstract Three volumes of Fritz Zeitlin's correspondence sent from the front, and a short notebook containing genealogical information on the Ahlfeld-Zeitlin families.
Dates: 1844-1916

Arnold Taenzer Collection

Identifier: AR 485
Abstract The Arnold Tänzer Collection documents the work and life of this German rabbi. Prominent topics of this collection include Moritz Lazarus, Jews in the German military, and the Jewish communities of Göppingen and Württemberg. The papers consist of manuscripts, official documents, diaries, correspondence, clippings, and a few photographs.
Dates: 1904-1996

Bendix Family Collection

Identifier: AR 6138
Abstract The collection contains documents relating to the Bendix family, particularly to Fritz Bendix and his wife, Johanna Bendix née Hahn. There are also many papers and photographs concerning the family company, a linen factory in Silesia.
Dates: 1873-1950

Carl Boschwitz - Hermann Leubsdorf Collection

Identifier: AR 7251
Abstract The Boschwitz papers are focused on Carl Boschwitz's efforts with the Prisoners of War Relief Committee during World War I. The Leubsdorf papers trace the lineage of the Leubsdorf Family, notably related to the family of Heinrich Heine, and also include an eighteenth-century prayer book.
Dates: 1731-1959

David Tachauer Family Collection

Identifier: AR 4396
Abstract This collection contains personal papers, correspondence, and vital records of David Tachauer and the Tachauer and Löw families, as well as extensive genealogical tables compiled by David Tachauer and others.
Dates: 1878-1976

Egon Loewe Collection

Identifier: AR 3738
Abstract Letters, telegrams, postcards from sent by Egon Loewe from the front in Belgium to family members in Germany.
Dates: 1915-1918

Erich Simon Collection.

Identifier: AR 6495
Abstract The collection comprises two groups of photographs, the first being family photographs and the second photographs from Erich Simon's time spent on the Eastern front in World War I.
Dates: 1860s-1959

Felix and Frieda Schuster Collection

Identifier: AR 11898
Abstract The collection contains documents pertaining to Felix Schuster's service in World War I; the restitution claims of Felix Schuster and his wife Frieda Schuster née Wolf; and family photographs.
Dates: undated, 1913-1963

Fred S. Boyko Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25084
Abstract This collection contains photocopies of documentation of portraitist Fred S. Boyko’s life in Vienna, immigration to the United States, and life in New York, particularly his education and career as a portraitist. Included are school certificates, documents pertaining to his emigration and naturalization, and applications, correspondence, exhibit booklets, and clippings regarding his career as a portraitist. Also included are items pertaining to members of Fred S. Boyko’s family, particularly articles about the work of his brother Hugo Boyko, an ecologist who worked to develop methods of salt water irrigation in the Negev desert in Israel.
Dates: 1904-1998; Majority of material found within 1904-1951

George Berlstein Family Collection

Identifier: AR 11639
Abstract The collection contains documents pertaining to Emil and Irma Neumann's life in Vienna before World War II and their emigration from Vienna to the United States, including identity cards; passports; documentations pertaining to their acceptance of the names Israel and Sara; documents pertaining to Emil Neumann's claim for property seized by the German government; and family correspondence.
Dates: 1916-1985

Graefenberg Family Collection

Identifier: AR 231
Abstract The collection contains military letters for Julius Frankenstein; genealogical tables for the Graefenberg family; and materials about the gynaecologist Ernst Graefenberg.
Dates: 1877-2003

Gustav Wendel Family Collection

Identifier: AR 544
Abstract The collection contains documents of Gustav Wendel and his family, including documents pertaining to Wendel's service as a physician in the German army; family documents, such as birth, marriage, and citizenship certificates, family history, and correspondence; and documents pertaining to Wendel's medical training. Also included is a letter to Wendel from Lion Feuchtwanger.
Dates: 1833-1954

Heinz Herbert Liepmann Collection

Identifier: AR 10111
Abstract In this collection are personal papers and documents of Heinz Herbert Liepmann and his father Herbert Liepmann, as well as a few items belonging to other family members. The bulk of these documents relate to the Liepmanns' medical education, military service for Germany and the United States, and emigration to the United States in 1938.
Dates: 1873-1981

Herbert Hirsch Collection

Identifier: AR 11156
Abstract This collection contains many postcards between Herbert Hirsch, a front line soldier in the 29th Infantry Division, to his family in Mannheim, and vice versa. Herbert Hirsch's letters describe the difficulty of front line existence, how long his unit has been in certain positions, fallen comrades, joy at receiving letters, postcards and packages from home, and ensures his family not to worry. Postcards from his family provide various news about family members, items they promise to send, etc. There are also photographs of Herbert Hirsch, and one photograph that appears to be his unit at rest. Included in the collection are letters concerning Herbert Hirsch's death in 1917, prayer books for Jewish soldiers, and an oversize map of the Western Front.
Dates: 1914-1917

Herbert Mautner Collection

Identifier: AR 4715
Abstract This collection consists of genealogical manuscripts compiled by Herbert Mautner, with extensive family trees and genealogical tables. There are also chronicle-like narrative history sections, and several photocopied documents and images.
Dates: 1924-circa 2000

Irene Shomberg Collection

Identifier: AR 6256
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1909-1994

Jacobi Family Collection

Identifier: AR 116
Abstract This collection contains a wide range of personal and family papers of the Jacobi, Kornik, and Mosse families of Posen and Berlin, as well as extensive family trees for the Jacobi and Wolff families.
Dates: 1836-circa 1935

Julie Braun-Vogelstein Collection

Identifier: AR 25034 / MF 473
Abstract This collection contains correspondence and other materials related to the Braun-Vogelstein family.
Dates: 1743-1971

Kaethe Placzek Collection

Identifier: AR 25308
Abstract The Kaethe Placzek Collection contains family correspondence of Kaethe Placzek and her husband Julian Spiegel. Such correspondence includes letters sent to Kaethe by her parents while they were separated during summers, often while they attended health spas. Letters sent by Julian Spiegel are to his parents, especially during his time in World War I.
Dates: 1894-1931; Majority of material found within 1907-1920

Karl Rosenthal Collection

Identifier: AR 909 / MF 719
Abstract This collection holds material relating to Karl Rosenthal, rabbi of the Berlin Reform Congregation and Temple of Israel in Wilmington, North Carolina. Items in this collection center on his life, especially his time as rabbi in Berlin, as well as on the life of his wife. In addition to biographical material, the collection also holds Karl Rosenthal's writings, such as sermons and published articles. There are also two tapes of a lengthy interview with Trudie Rosenthal that describe the Rosenthals' life in Germany.
Dates: 1915-1981; Majority of material found within 1925-1951


Identifier: AR 25881
Abstract The collection contains Ewald Schmidt’s transcript of his World War One diary (photocopy) and the original, accompanying photo album. Also included are two addenda.
Dates: 1916-1935

Kurinsky-Shalit family papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P21, Folder: P-730
Identifier: P-730
Abstract Collection contains photographs of the Kurinsky-Shalit family: military record books, a Jewish Welfare Board army prayerbook, and discharge papers for Bernard Shalit from World War I. Also contains badge ribbons from the Hebrew Ladies Helping Hand Association and the Helping Hands Temporary Home for Destitute Children.
Dates: undated, 1917-1919

Kurt Zadig Collection

Identifier: AR 3791
Abstract This collection consists of two bound volumes of correspondence sent by Zadig from the front in World War I.
Dates: 1914-1916

Leopold Krämer Collection

Identifier: AR 2994
Abstract This collection contains Leopold Kraemer's certification documents as a teacher and cantor, professional recommendations, and liturgical sheet music.
Dates: 1907-1959

Lessing Family Collection, Danzig

Identifier: AR 2019
Abstract The collection contains documentation of the Lessing family of Danzig, including citizenship documents; correspondence with the Jüdische Gemeinde zu Berlin confirming family members' birth and marriage dates and other genealogical information; letter to the Leo Baeck Institute discussing recent family history; identity card; and family photographs.
Dates: 1814-1963

Lilly Fabian Collection

Identifier: AR 7234
Abstract This collection contains personal and official papers and correspondence, and vital records documents pertaining to Fritz and Lilly Fabian and their families, including Lilly Fabian's papers from her time in the Theresienstadt camp and a short memoir by Fritz about life under the National Socialist oppression. The other major group of materials in this collection pertains to Fritz and Lilly Fabian's restitution claims and efforts to regain German citizenship.
Dates: 1877-1971

Ludwig Löwenstein Collection

Identifier: AR 6364
Abstract This collection contains personal identification documents and school records of Alex Löwenstein, as well as a short manuscript on Grevenbroich and materials on antisemitic legislation.
Dates: 1893-1987

Magnus Family of Königsberg Collection

Identifier: AR 5814
Abstract This collection contains family and personal papers, as well as correspondence, of the Magnus family of Königsberg. Several of the letters date to the 19th century and document the family member's global travels.
Dates: 1828-1913, 1976

Mankiewitz Family Collection

Identifier: AR 722
Abstract Official and vital documents and family papers pertaining to the Mankiewitz and Magnus families of Mühlhausen, Leipzig, and Berlin.
Dates: 1806-1972; Majority of material found within 1806-1935

Mannheim Jewish Community Collection

Identifier: AR 270
Abstract This collection contains various manuscripts, clippings, photographs and other materials pertaining to the history of the Jewish community in Mannheim.
Dates: 1679-1990