Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:
This collection includes historical and genealogical information about the Weil family. Also included is correspondence regarding Bruno Weil's restitution case as well as the organization of Nazi persecution victims. World War I diaries and manuscripts of books written by Weil are also part of the collection.
The collection documents the life and interests of Curt C. Silberman. There are only a few materials related to his life in Germany and his and family's immigration. The bulk of the collection consists of documents and correspondence related to his involvement with Jewish organizations in the US and his visits to Germany, especially his hometown Wuerzburg.
This collection documents the life and work of Eduard Lasker, a German politician and jurist, who was member of the Prussian House of Representatives between 1865 and 1879, and later on member of the German Parliament (1867). He played a decisive role in the process of German Unification (1870), and gained importance as a co-founder and leader of the National Liberal Party and chief opponent to Chancellor Bismarck. The collection includes a great amount of photographs, identity cards, membership cards and business cards, but the core consists of obituaries, transcripts of some of his speeches and essays of other scholars, a draft of a constitution of the North German Federation with marginal comments by Lasker, letters, newspaper clippings, scholarly papers, essays, articles and a review.
Eleanor Alexander née Eyck (1913-2009) and her husband Paul Alexander (1910-1977) were both born in Berlin and immigrated to the United States in the 1930s, where Paul Alexander became a respected professor of Byzantine history. This collection mainly documents his education and career. Several folders also contain book reviews and biographical information related to the lawyer and historian Erich Eyck, Eleanor’s father. It also contains correspondence between Eleanor Eyck and her parents from the 1930s, a few photographs, a family tree, and a few materials relating to other family members.
The life of Ernst Hamburger was extraordinarily rich and varied; regrettably, his literary estate does not completely document it. In his flight from Nazi Germany, Hamburger had to leave all his papers behind. With a few exceptions, the same was the case in 1940. It appears he made it a practice to periodically weed his papers. At his request, a friend went through his papers after his death and destroyed two cartons full of personal and confidential material. Consequently, the remaining matter is only a fragment of a much larger life’s work.
The Ernst Pincus Collection contains papers and correspondence of the lawyer Ernst Pincus and his wife Käte (née Zorek). The collection also includes some papers and correspondence of their parents, family members, and friends, along with family photographs and genealogical information.
The Eugen and Lucie Oppenheimer Collection consists of papers which belonged to Lucie and Eugen. A prominent topic is their relationship. The collection contains correspondence, a manuscript, an eulogy, financial documents, academic documents, a family tree, a confirmation book, a wedding journal, photographs, notes, and notebooks.
This collection contains the personal papers of Eva Schiffer (1925-2010) and her immediate family, focusing almost exclusively on the childhood of Eva and her younger brother Stefan Georg Schiffer in Vienna in the 1930s. The collection consists of family photograph albums, passports, school notebooks, correspondence, an autograph album, a diary documenting the infancy of Stefan Georg Schiffer, and a program from a memorial service for Eva Schiffer.
This collection contains a variety of material regarding Gabriel Riesser, such as personal and professional correspondence in his own hand; a typescript, describing two publications about Riesser; photographs of his portrait; and a 1983 letter to the Leo Baeck Institute, discussing correspondence from Adolphe Cremieux to Gabriel Riesser. Also included is an album with personal messages from friends and colleagues.
The Grossman Family Collection holds papers on several members of the family, most prominently Erika Busse Grossmann and Hans Grossmann, but also includes articles by Walter Grossmann and a family tree. Included are Erika Busse Grossmann's official, educational and restitution papers and documentation of Hans Grossmann's legal practice.
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.
The bulk of the collection consists of letters of recommendation for Hans Reichmann, including - among many others - Rabbi Leo Baeck and Thomas Mann (copy). Also included are clippings with articles by Hans Reichmann, as well as a copy of his Dr.jur thesis.
Material collected by Wandel for his biography of Hans Schaeffer, including recollections of Schaeffer by contemporaries and associates; clippings, reviews concerning Schaeffer and his work; photocopies of excerpts from Schaeffer's diaries and of reports and memoranda he wrote.
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.
This collection contains personal papers and clippings related to Herta Grove née Levi, her parents Moses and Bertha (Betty) Levi, and her brother Walter J. Levy, a noted oil consultant for the U.S. government. Materials include a family tree, a history of the Cohn-Levi family, an oral history interview transcript, records of memorials of Holocaust victim Betty Levi, clippings and biographical information, photographs of Walter J. Levy with government officials, and a plaque.
'Schulnachricht' concerning Herta Deutsch (maiden name) issued by Allgemeine Volksschule f. Maedchen, Wolfgang Schmaelzlgasse 15, 1020 Vienna, on July 15th 1922; school certificate issued by Oeffentliches Reform-Realgymnasium f. Maedchen, 1020 Vienna, in July 5th 1924; 'Belegschein' concerning studies in Allgemeine Musikgeschichte (Prof. Lach) at the University of Vienna issued in Oct. 16th 1931
Questionnaire II of the Austrian Heritage Collection (2 copies) at the Leo Baeck Institute; unused business envelope of Dr. jur. Josef Deutsch (lawyer); confirmation of the Amercain embassy about arrival of documents (1933); leaflet of the children's nursery run by Hertha Deutsch in Vienna
This collection holds the papers of the lawyer and librarian Hugo Knoepfmacher. The main subject of the collection is his personal and professional life, although material concerning other members of the family is also present. The collection consists of official documents, notes, correspondence, manuscripts, some clippings, and a very small amount of published material.
This collection consists primarily of letters from Ilse Glaser Dean to her later husband, Eric Henry Dean between 1952 and 1964. It also contains many photographs of the Deans and their relatives and friends from the 1930s until the 1970s. Additionally it holds correspondence by Wolfgang Schwerin to Ilse and Eric Dean between 1952 and 1988 and a collection of official and personal documents.
This is a collection of clippings pertaining mostly to German-Jewish individuals, whose life, accomplishment, or death had been noteworthy enough to trigger the interest of an editor at a newspaper or a journal. From the 1960s to the end of the 20th century, archivists at the Leo Baeck Institute perused dailies, immigrants’ journals and periodicals of special interest groups in the United States, in Israel, in various European countries and beyond to discover traces of the scattered survivors of German-speaking Jewry. Birthday celebrations, special anniversaries and obituaries as well as reports about deeds and accomplishments were clipped from the publications and collected. Today, these clippings bear testimony of all these individuals’ lives and German speaking Jewry as a whole.
The John H. E. Fried Collection contains legal briefs prepared by Fried as a legal consultant to the Nuremberg Tribunal. Manuscripts, legal briefs, clippings, offprints, and memoranda by Fried, Justice Robert Jackson, John J. McCloy and others, cover a range of topics including war crimes, National Socialism, international law, and human rights. The collection contains proceedings of war crimes trials, in particular those of the Nuremberg Tribunal. Also of interest are drafts and research notes by Fried for books on human rights and international justice.
The collection contains documents (birth and death certificates, diplomas, wills, etc.) and correspondence related to the Kristeller and Kappel families. One section deals with Hans Kristeller's collection of materials related to Jacques Offenbach. There is extensive documentation about him sending the collection to the US in 1937 and trying to sell it there. The fate of the collection is unknown.
The collection deals with the lives of members of the Rosenfeld family, most prominently Kurt Rosenfeld. It includes newspaper clippings, official documents, notes, and biographical sources which provide information on the private lives of individual family members, their possessions before the war, and their professional and political careers.
This collection documents the life and work of Kurt Schwerin. Kurt Schwerin immigrated to the United States in 1938 where he became a librarian and professor of law. Contained are several of his writings, research notes and other papers mainly related to his attempts to organize the immigration of his family, to settle down in the United States and regarding to his function as board member and head of the Chicago Chapter of the Leo Baeck Institute.
This collection contains family papers of the Zander and Prager families, as well as some of Kurt Zander's personal papers. There are several photographs of various family members and family homes in Prussia and Turkey, and a body of correspondence which documents the Zander family's time in Turkey and Greece in 1904-1905.