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Jews, German -- United States -- Biography

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

Altschüler Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3801
Abstract

The collection contains a family tree of the Altschüler family of Grünstadt from 1760 to 1969, including birth, death, marriage, and emigration dates and locations. The family tree is accompanied by related correspondence. Also included is a certificate in memory of Henry Altschuler's work with the Jüdischen Jugendverein Ludwigshafen am Rhein.

Dates: 1920-1972

Beiner Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11129
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1908-1999

Bernhard Proskauer Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3711
Abstract

The collection contains documents pertaining to chemist Bernhard Proskauer (1851-1915), his son physician Arthur Proskauer (1880-1960); and his maternal grandfather Gottschalk Rosenberg.

Dates: 1830-1970

B'nai B'rith Leo Baeck Lodge No. 1531 (New York, N.Y.) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11917
Abstract

This collection contains materials relating to the Leo Baeck lodge, a New York lodge of the Jewish fraternal benevolent society B’nai B’rith. This lodge was founded by German-Jewish émigrés in 1944.

Dates: Undated, 1918-1984

Chambré Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11627
Abstract

The collection contains correspondence regarding the Chambré family, accompanied by notes and clippings on the Jewish community and Chambré family of Lich (Hesse). Also included is an illustrated yahrzeit reminder for Carl Chambré.

Dates: 1919-1999

Congregation Ohav Sholaum Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25247
Abstract

This collection contains records of the German-Jewish Orthodox Congregation Ohav Sholaum of Washington Heights, New York, such as by-laws, correspondence of its long-time rabbi, Ralph Neuhaus, and documents relating to its charitable organization Gemiluth Chessed of Washington Heights. It also includes sheet music used by the congregation's choir.

Dates: 1944-2005; Majority of material found within 1952-1960s

Dagobert Nellhaus Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3237
Abstract

The collection contains documents of Dagobert Nellhaus, mostly pertaining to his work as a rabbi. Included are a marriage contract; sermon; correspondence; essay by Nellhaus on the Jews of Silesia; birth, death, and marriage records of the Jewish community of Pirmasens for the years 1931 to 1939; and Nellhaus' records for his activities as a rabbi in Hirschberg (Jelenia Góra) and Pirmasens for the 1920s and 1930s, including records of sermons, bar mitzvahs, and birthdays.

Dates: 1810-1963

Die Familie Steinthal vom Jahre 1720 bis 1935

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1393
Abstract

Family tree of the Eleasar Steinthal family of Gröbzig, Germany, from 1720 to 1935. The family tree includes some birth and death dates and locations. Also included is a photocopy of the original family tree with additions up to 1961.

Dates: 1935-1961

Donald W. Stein Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11482
Abstract

The collection contains documentation of the Stein and Kaufman families, including family correspondence and histories.

Dates: 2004-2008

Edgar and Brigitte Bodenheimer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25709
Abstract

The Edgar and Brigitte Bodenheimer Collection documents the professional and personal life of law professor Edgar Bodenheimer as well as that of his wife, Brigitte Bodenheimer (née Levy). The collection contains documentation on their early legal work during the 1940s, Edgar's participation in the Nuremberg Trials, and postwar work as professors, as well as material on their daily lives and other family members. The collection includes a copious amount of correspondence, lecture texts, certificates and diplomas, diaries and notebooks, newspaper clippings, teaching material, poetry, a friendship album, and other papers.

Dates: 1897-1992, 2011; Majority of material found within 1920-1983

Egon Klebe Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3916
Abstract

The collection contains a biographical sketch of Dr. Egon Klebe and 24 of his musical compositions.

Dates: 1950-1967

Eric Davidson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7245
Abstract

The collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings and other published materials regarding various Jewish communities, topics, and personalities, all compiled by Eric Davidson. Also included is the correspondence to and from Davidson that helped to acquire these materials.

Dates: 1830-1982

Ernst Heumann Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25752
Abstract

The Ernst Heumann Family Collection documents three generations of this family, including members of the Messer, van Gelder, Oppenheim, Haas, and related families. Much of the collection centers on how the businessman Ernst Heumann and his wife Hedi née Messer established themselves in the United States and built their family, although documentation on their early lives in Germany and their emigration is also present. Although the bulk of the collection consists of the family's extensive personal correspondence, official and personal documents are also a central part of the collection. The collection contains correspondence; official documents; educational documents; family writing including poems, essays and short stories; travel memorabilia; some immigration papers; legal documents; Ernst Heumann's business correspondence and papers; family trees; and other documentation.

Dates: 1843-1999; Majority of material found in 1918-1931; 1950-1981

Eva Engel Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6118
Abstract

This collection contains a longer manuscript on Erich Kahler's biography, two shorter manuscripts on Moses Mendelssohn, and two letters written during the Third Reich.

Dates: 1931-1989

Felix and Frieda Schuster Collection

 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

Frederick Asher Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11877
Abstract

This collection contains family trees, memoirs, and short narrative chronicles pertaining to the history of the Asher, Eller, Schüler, and Wormser families. In addition, there are several photocopies of family portrait photographs, as well as a few photocopies of letters sent by Else Lasker-Schüler to family members.

Dates: circa 1970-1995

Freudenthal Family Collection, Tann

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11653
Abstract

The collection contains a family tree of the Freudenthal family of Tann from 1740 to 1951, including some birth and death dates. Updates to the family tree document the descendants of Max Freudenthal from the late 19th century to 2005, including birth and marriage dates and locations.

Dates: circa 1951-2008

Gustav Wendel Family Collection

 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

Henry Sohn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10737
Abstract

The collection contains three handwritten personal letters from Henry Sohn to Bertha Wolf and a United States citizenshp certificate for Henry Sohn. The original German letters are accompanied by English translations.

Dates: 1878-1880

Howard Posener Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11798
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1904-1978

Irma Klausner-Cronheim Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 751
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1901-1959

John L. Loeb Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6558
Abstract

This collection contains John L. Loeb's collection of manuscripts and charts on the genealogy of his extended family, in particular the families Loeb, Rosenheim, Lehman, and Lewisohn/Levy.

Dates: circa 1930-1995; Majority of material found within 1980-1995

Kurt E. Reinsberg Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11356
Abstract

The collection contains a report by Kurt E. Reinsberg on his investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the early 1940s, after he was denounced as a German collaborator. The report includes redacted copies of the files the FBI kept on him. Also included are circulars and clippings pertaining to the Jewish community of Fulda and a membership roster and constitution and by-laws for the Isachar Widows and Orphans Benevolent Society.

Dates: undated, 1987-2002

Margo Wolff Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1470 / MF 482
Abstract

This collection documents the life and work of journalist Margo Wolff. It contains personal papers, correspondence (including a 1953 letter in the Addenda by writer Walter Meckauer to Wolff), articles, clippings, and diaries.

Dates: 1904-1990

Margot Garon Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11650
Abstract

The collection contains documents pertaining to Margot Garon née Straus, her father Jakob Straus, and her grandfather Hermann Straus.

Dates: 1868-2008

Max Stern Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3161
Abstract

The collection contains items pertaining to Max Stern's work in the iron and steel industries and documentation of the history of his company M. Stern AG. Included is a curriculum vitae by Max Stern describing his work in the industry from 1908 to the 1940s; list of patents held by Stern; business contracts; correspondence pertaining to the activities of Max Stern and M. Stern AG; and essays by Stern about the history of his company M. Stern AG.

Dates: 1922-1966

Max Weinmann Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2352
Abstract

The collection contains items commemorating the weddings of several members of the Weinmann family. Included are items pertaining to the wedding of Sophie Hachenburger and Simon Weinmann, including a menu and handwritten book of poems and sketches, entitled Jugendbilder, dedicated to Sophie Hachenburger on the occasion of her wedding; items pertaining to the wedding of Johanna Weinmann and Jakob Burg, including a menu, poem, celebratory newspaper, and songs; and items pertaining to the wedding of Paula Weinmann and Gustav Marxsohn, including a menu, poem, and song. The collection also contains additional items pertaining to Sophie Weinmann née Hachenburger, including a certificate commemorating her bat mitzvah, and a letter from Max Weinmann to the Leo Baeck Institute regarding the Weinmann family.

Dates: 1876-1964

Moritz Schweizer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11789
Abstract

The collection contains documentation of the life of Moritz Schweizer, particularly his persecution during World War II. Included in the collection is a diary excerpt listing concentration camp victims he buried after his liberation; correspondence; documents pertaining to his emigration from Germany to Amsterdam; documents pertaining to his internment in Westerbork and Bergen-Belsen; information kept by Schweizer on children in the orphanage at Bergen-Belsen; and letters of sympathy to his wife after his death.

Dates: undated, 1939-1988

Otto Simon Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1135
Abstract

The collection contains certificates for seats at the synagogue in Mannheim (1857-1910); and Jewish National Fund certificates for trees planted in honor of Otto Simon's 80th birthday (1961).

Dates: 1857-1961

Rubel genealogy

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11132
Abstract

Compilation of genealogical material on the Rubel family of Hochspeyer, Kaiserslautern, Germany. The document traces John H. Rubel's father's family from circa 1694 in Germany to the emigration of the family from Germany to Chicago in 1848 and further traces John H. Rubel's direct family from his great-grandfather to his grandchildren. The compilation includes family trees, biographical vignettes, historical excerpts, a few brief memoirs, and related documents. The principal document in the compilation is entitled "Chicago pioneers: a partial genealogy of the Rubel family, 1694-1999."

Dates: 1999.