Found in 49 Collections and/or Records:
Max Hermann Maier Collection
This collection contains two letters, several passports and identification cards, and a large amount of small-format photographs, likely shot during World War I.
Miriam Merzbacher-Blumenthal Collection
The collection includes memoirs, poems, notes, correspondence, photographs and clippings pertaining to Miriam Merzbacher-Blumenthal, to her husband Peter and to her mother Ilse Blumenthal-Weiss.'Materials concentrate on the 1940s, when Miriam Merzbacher-Blumenthal and her mother Ilse Blumenthal-Weiss lived in Amsterdam and New York, as well as on correspondence from the 1950s and 1960s.
Munich Jewish Community Collection
This collection contains a broad range of materials which document the Munich community from the end of the 19th century to the end of the 20th century. Original materials include several Reichsvereinigung announcements from 1942 regarding confiscations and deportations, and an 1880 mohel book.
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.
Papers of Leo W. Schwarz
This collection, which is a sub-group of RG 294 Displaced Persons Camps, consists of the records of Leo W. Schwarz, the Director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC/JDC) for the U.S. Occupation Zone in Germany during the years 1946-1947. The papers pertain to his work with the JDC in Germany and to the history of the Jewish displaced persons in Germany after World War II.
Philipp Loewenfeld Collection
The Philipp Loewenfeld Collection mainly consists of legal documents and correspondence with Loewenfeld's colleagues.
Raphael Levi Collection
The collection contains various documents and manuscripts pertaining to Dr. med. Raphael Levi, a dentist who worked in Munich.
Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland Collection
TThe file contains various documents pertaining to the activity of the Reich Association of Jews in Germany (Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland) and comprises three folders.
Robert Raphael Geis Collection
Robert Raphael Geis (1906-1972) was a rabbi, educator, and Jewish theologian. He identified strongly with German liberal Judaism, but his keen interest in Jewish studies brought him close to leaders of conservative Judaism as well. Before the Second World War Robert Raphael Geis worked as a rabbi for the youth and Religion teacher in Munich and Mannheim, and as a rabbi in Kassel, Germany. After the war he served as a rabbi in Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Germany. In the early 1960s, Raphael Robert Geis became engaged in the dialog of Protestant and Jewish theologians. The Robert Raphael Geis collection consists mainly of correspondence and writings. There are only a few personal documents. The writings consist of newspaper articles, reviews of books on Jewish topics and sermons for major Jewish holidays. The correspondence has two main foci: the periods before and after the Second World War. The first period is characterized by letters written by various leading figures of Jewish communities in Germany and is concerned with employment opportunities for young rabbis, as well as insights into inner workings of congregations. A large amount of letters from this period also come from Robert Raphael Geis' students. The correspondence written after the war centers on theological matters and the workings of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der "Juden und Christen" (Working Group of "Jews and Christians").
Robitscher Family Collection
The Robitscher collection roughly covers a period beginning in the early 20th century to the mid 70’s. The bulk consists of a huge volume of correspondence concerning Thomas’ efforts to gain U.S. citizenship and a substantial amount of correspondence dealing with restitution claims. Most of the collection deals with Thomas, with smaller portions allotted to his mother, Magdalena Robitscher-Hahn, and his common-law wife Anne Kelemen.
Rolf Hofmann Collection
This collection contains manuscripts, genealogical tables, photographs, clippings, and correspondence originating from Rolf Hofmann's genealogical research on Jewish communities in southern Germany from the 17th century to the present, including extensive materials from his Harburg Project.
Siegfried Guggenheim Collection
This collection contains records of the Guggenheim family, including family tree, family history, vital records, obituaries, papers of family members who emigrated to Chile, and other papers of family members.
Spiegelberg Family Collection
This collection contains a few letters sent to prominent egyptologist Wilhelm Spiegelberg from colleagues regarding an antisemitic backlash against his university appointment, as well as a modest group of his family papers, especially those pertaining to his grandfather, a veterinarian in Hameln and Hannover districts.
Walther Weiss Collection
This collection contains records of the Munich Jewish community and the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland. Most of the materials stem from 1939-1941 and include administrative records, financial records, newsletters, reports, notes, and blank forms.
Werner and Gisella Cahnman Collection
This collection contains material pertaining to the sociologist Werner Cahnman and his wife, the biophysicist Gisella Levi Cahnman. It primarily documents the early years and immigration of Werner Cahnman, as well as his and his wife's careers in the United States. It also illustrates the immigration of family members. Papers in this collection include a large amount of photographs, correspondence, diaries, some writings, official papers, and restitution files.
Werner Erwin Stark Collection
This collection contains materials about Werner Erwin Stark (1921-1995), who during World War Two was one of the "Ritchie Boys" (a group of mostly Jewish German and Austrian men whose language and cultural skills proved valuable to Army intelligence in Europe). It includes vital and identification documents, family trees, snapshots and portraits of women, and a novelistic autobiographical account of Stark's youth and experiences as a counterintelligence agent during World War Two.
Wertheimer Family, Munich Collection
Original documents for family members, including passports, birth, death, marriage certificates and school reports, visas, and testaments (1856-1939). Business papers for the firm Holl & Co., Munich (Metallen und Bergwerksproduktion, 1931), as well as notarized documents referring to real estate (Grundbuch, 1917-1935).
Wilhelm Eckstein Collection
This collection holds unpublished writings of the lawyer Wilhelm Eckstein (born 1872), including a manuscript on the spy Bolo Pasha and the French politician Joseph Caillaux, anti-war writings, part of a work on economics, autobiographical sketches, and large amount of poetry. Other materials include notebooks, loose notes, clippings, and a few personal papers.
Wilmersdoerffer/Wilmers Family Collection
The Wilmersdoerffer/Wilmers Family collection pertains to the family of the twins John Geoffrey Wilmers (né Hans Max Wilmersdoerffer) and Marianne Gourary (née Wilmersdoerffer), who were born in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, in 1920, and eventually emigrated to England and the United States, respectively. The collection contains a small amount of family papers, three family trees, and a few secondary materials containing biographical information pertaining to family members. Families mentioned in the family trees (originating in Bavaria and, in part in Württemberg) include: Wilmersdoerffer (Wilmers); Oberndoerffer; Haymann; Schimmelburg; and Nauheim (Norland).