Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Found in 108 Collections and/or Records:
Abraham Liebmann Family Collection
The collection mainly pertains to Abraham Liebmann and his son Wilhelm, as well as on Abraham's grandson Siegfried and his great-grandson Albert, including their wives. It contains various documents, poetry and a large amount of correspondence from the 19th century. Prominent topics are related to the education, professional and military careers, politics, and marital lives of the family members. Also included are two restitution cases.
Abraham Salomon Weissman Collection
The collection contains materials pertaining to the life and work of Abraham Solomon (Salo) Weissman(n). Materials in this collection include official documents, correspondence, and photographs. Most of the materials pertain to everyday life in pre-war Germany, as well as the struggle to help people escape the country during the war.
Adler Family Collection
The Adler Family Collection holds materials regarding the lives of Thekla (née Grünebaum) and Leopold Adler and their children Bennie, Rose, Irma, and Berthold. The papers document their lives in Hintersteinau, Germany, the deaths of Leopold and Irma Adler, and the emigration of the remaining family members to New York. Included in the collection is a large amount of their correspondence, in addition to various family papers, including official documents, school records, immigration documentation, documentation relating to the careers of family members, and genealogical and historical research. The collection also contains family photographs and a photo album.
Adolphe J. Warner Collection
This collection contains material by financial executive Adolphe Warner about German banking in the 1930s, as well as material about his family, particularly his father Moritz Werner.
Albert Dann Family Collection
This collection contains a wide variety of materials concerning Albert Dann, his ancestors, and children. Included are genealogical materials, correspondence, biographical information, and official, business, and restitution documents.
Albert F. Hirsch Collection
This collection contains documents related to Albert Friedrich Hirsch, his family and the Philanthropin School in Frankfurt am Main, at which Hirsch was headmaster. Prominent topics are emigration and the school's fate under the Nazi regime as well as the attempts of its former pupils and faculty to stay in touch after 1945. The papers in this collection include some original material from the late 19th century through World War I and the "Third Reich" as well as several typescripts from the 1950s and 1960s that are related to a memorial book, which was eventually published in 1964.
Arnold Lazarus Collection
This collection contains personal and family documents of the noted rabbi and scholar Arnold Lazarus, and is particularly strong in documenting his time as a German field chaplan in World War I.
Arthur Rath Collection
This collection contains the archival papers of Arthur Rath. Most of it consists of correspondence with friends and family members. Primary topics of the collection are Arthur's life in Switzerland towards the end of World War II and the decades immediately after, correspondence with friends who were also Jewish refugees from Germany after the war, and Arthur Rath's life decisions following the displacement of his family during the war.
Aryeh Ben-David Collection
The collection contains various material pertaining to Aryeh Ben-David and comprises six folders.
Baerwald Family Correspondence
The Baerwald Family Correspondence Collection primarily consists of a bound volume of handwritten correspondence of members of the Baerwald and related families. The correspondence is arranged chronologically, and dates from 1889 through 1919, with a gap between 1908 and 1919 and only a few letters from each year. The bulk of the correspondence is from Hermann Baerwald, director of the Philanthropin School in Frankfurt am Main, to his sons Paul and Emil and especially to his son-in-law Johannes Behrendt (called Hans) and daughter Elise (called Lieschen), although letters of other extended family members are also present.
Benno and Pesha Bermann collection
The collection consists of personal letters that Benjamin ("Benno") and Pesha Bermann exchanged between 1926-1927 from Frankfurt to Jerusalem; official documents and passports of Germany, America and Palestine pertaining to the couple; family trees; and copies of photographs.
Bier Family Collection
This collection pertains to the family trees of Nathaniel M. Bier and the Wertheimber family. Furthermore the collection is a source for information on Jewish association and clubs in Frankfurt am Main between 1870 and 1939.
Bruno Strauss Collection
This collection contains the academic Bruno Strauss's collection of correspondence and other papers from the notable German Jewish intellectuals Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenzweig, Martha Wertheimer and others, as well as some of Strauss's personal papers.
Collection on Jewish Customs
The collection consists of materials relating to Jewish religious life in Europe from the 1830s to the 1930s. Topics include: marriages, births, divorces, deaths, bar mitzvahs, holidays, the Sabbath, daily customs, ritual slaughter (shehitah), ritual baths, mezuzahs, prayers, rabbis. Items include: marriage contracts, divorce deeds, wedding invitations, birth announcements, bar mitzvah speeches, New Year's cards, correspondence, photographs.
Commemorating Kristallnacht and Jewish musicians
Newspaper clippings and other published materials about Kristallnacht commemorations and an exhibition about Jewish musicians in Frankfurt am Main.
David Tachauer Family Collection
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.
Deborah Hertz research collection
Various archival materials from archives in Hesse, Nuremberg, Trier, Oldenburg, Regensburg, Maarburg, Mecklenburg, Frankfurt, Cologne, and Luebeck, pertaining mainly to the history of conversion and assimilation of Jews in Germany. The materials were collected by Deborah Hertz for her research on the book “How Jews Became Germans”.
Various decrees issued by rulers before emancipation to the Jewish communities of the towns and provinces of Alsace, Augsburg, Austria, Baden, Bamberg, Berlin, Bohemia, Brandenburg, Braunschweig, Breslau, Cassel, Cologne, Dresden, Eisenach, Frankfurt am Main, Hanau, Hanover, Helmstaedt, Hessen, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Nassau, Nuremberg, Palatinate, Potsdam, Prussia, Rawicz, Rheinfels, Saxony, Schleswig, Schwerin, Vienna, Weinheim, Wolfenbuettel, and Wuerzburg. The decrees concern many aspects of life, including economic activity and taxation, settlement rights, and the regulation of the internal life of the Jewish communities.
Eduard Strauss Collection
This collection contains the writings and correspondence of Eduard Strauss. Strauss was a chemist and philosopher who taught at the Freies Juedisches Lehrhaus in Frankfurt am Main and later immigrated to New York, where he helped establish a new Lehrhaus.
Ehrenberg-Rosenzweig Family Collection
The collection contains correspondence among members of the Ehrenberg and Rosenzweig families, including let-ters from Franz Rosenzweig, Adam Rosenzweig, Philipp and Richard Ehrenberg, as well as with other parties, including Rudolph von Jhering, Betty Mauthner, Claire von Gluemer, Jacob Freudenthal and, in copies only, Leopold and Adelheid Zunz and Heinrich Heine. Also included are engagement contracts, marriage banns, school curricula and certificates, character refer-ences, eulogies, family histories, and other documents concerning family members. This material also reflects much of the history of the Samsonschule in Wolfenbuettel of which members of the Ehrenberg family were principals.
Elk-Zernik Family Collection
The Elk-Zernik Family Collection provides documentation on the lives of several family members, especially Rabbi Max (Meir) Elk, dentist Benjamin Elk, Helmut Zernik and Charlotte Elk Zernik. The collection also holds the written compositions of several family members, including the sermons and articles of Max Elk and the autobiographical writing of Charlotte Elk Zernik. Other material includes a photo album and family photographs, a scrapbook, official papers and certificates, letters, some correspondence and clippings.
Ephraim Ginsberg Collection
The file contains documents pertaining to the connection between the Hebrew Teachers Union, represented by Ephraim Ginsberg, and the German Teachers Union (Arbeitgemeinschaft Deutscher Lehrerverbände), and comprises two folders.
Erich Ahrens Collection
The collection is composed of personal documents of Erich Ahrens and various manuscripts and translations.
Erich Jacobs Collection
The Erich Jacobs collection contains documents and correspondence, as well as genealogical tables of both the Jacobs and Neumann families. There are several documents regarding emigration attempts, as well as receipts, passport and naturalization forms, registrations to various organizations, and certificates. Much of the collection includes facsimiles of the original records with translations attached.
Ernest and Elise Marx Family Collection
This collection contains materials pertaining to the Marx family in Frankfurt am Main prior, during and shortly after World War II. The collection documents the lives of Elise Marx and her two children, Hans and Claire, in correspondence to Ernest while he is in Egypt. Materials in this collection are primarily letters, along with some professional and legal documents.
Ernest Goodman Collection
Ernest Goodman (born Ernst Gutmann) was a button and accessories salesman who immigrated to the United States in 1936. The collection contains correspondence and official papers belonging to him and his second wife, Carole Goodman née Vad. The collection documents Ernest’s unsuccessful attempts to bring his parents to the United States between 1936-1941 and his and Carole’s applications for restitution for themselves and their parents. A large collection of family photographs, a photo album, and a family tree are also part of the collection.
Ernst Heumann Family Collection
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.
Ettlinger-Nachmann Family Collection
This collection documents the Ettlinger-Nachmann family from World War I through the 1980s with an emphasis on the journalist Hugo Friedrich Nachmann (1889-1975). The materials include correspondence, legal records, university transcripts, obituaries, and a family tree. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence and legal records related to the restitution claims made by Friedrich Nachmann between 1950 and 1970.
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.
Felix and Frieda Schuster Collection
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.