Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Personal documents of Abraham Jakob Hammerschlag and his son Sally Hammerschlag such as birth certficates, certificates of citizenships (1901, Prussia, Lippe), work and trade permits, military passport, identity cards, military draft for World War I; correspondence; photos
This collection contains research material on the genealogy of Irene Newhouse's ancestors, including members of the Morgenstern, Honigman, and Goldschmidt families and others, mainly from Prussia (in particular, Breslau). It includes as well the correspondence she had with cemeteries, communities and other institutions for her research as well as the family trees she found or made herself.
This collection contains research assembled by Shulamit Magnus and consists entirely of photocopies of nineteenth century Prussian documents. Included are copies of address books for the city of Cologne as well as copies of transcriptions of Prussian government documents relating to Jews, including statistics of Jewish populations, government reports and official governmental correspondence.
The collection consists of materials pertaining to the Lask family, in particular to the fancy goods business (Galanterie- und Luxuswarengeschaeft) “Michael Lask” in Kiel (founded in 1869, and forced out of business and sold in 1938).
This collection consists of papers of the Loewen family, including Samuel Liepmann Loewen and Liepmann (Leopold) Loewen. It includes personal, business and official papers, correspondence, genealogy, a collection of wax seals, some newspaper clippings, art prints, and a few photographs.
The Nadelmann and Wolff Families Collection provides documentation about members of the Nadelmann, Wolff, Lewinsohn, and Kann families, including details on their professions, early lives, the towns from which family members derived, and including details on the emigration and deportation of family members. The collection consists of family correspondence, photographs, genealogical research, and research on family members' hometowns.
The collection contains documents pertaining to the Preussischer Landesverband Jüdischer Gemeinden, including descriptions of the organization and its activities; constitution and procedures; minutes; reports; accounting statements; petition to the Prussian Minister of Culture; list of member communities; and correspondence, including a letter from Arthur Lilienthal to Alfred Klee with a draft agreement for the merger of the Preussischer Landesverband Jüdischer Gemeinden and the Preussischen Landesverband gesetzestreuer Synagogengemeinden. There is also a photograph of a meeting of the organization in the former Prussian House of Lords, 1930.
The Jewish historian and scholar Selma Stern-Taeubler was born in 1890 in Kippenheim, Baden, and was the first archivist of the American Jewish Archives. This collection is comprised of extensive research notes used by her in the preparation of her book Der Preußische Staat und die Juden (The Prussian State and the Jews). It also contains other material pertaining to her scholarly writing such as a few manuscripts, reviews of her works, and correspondence concerning publications of her writing. Some personal information is also available in the form of diaries and poetry, biographical clippings and obituaries, and a few photographs.
This collection contains papers of several generations of the Veit and Simon families, including passports, letters of protection, contracts, wills, official and financial documents, and a few photographs. Some of the prominent individuals featured in this collection include Moses Mendelssohn, Dorothea Schlegel, and Meyer Amschel Rothschild.