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Worms (Germany)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Abraham Liebmann Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25571

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.

Dates: 1809-1981; Majority of material found in 1830-1918, 1947-1960

Carola Levy Collection

Identifier: AR 257

The Carola Levy Collection holds the papers of Carola Levy Kaufmann as well as of the Levy and Feldheim families and related families. The collection consists of correspondence, article manuscripts, copies of family members' documents and newspaper clippings, and a friendship book.

Dates: 1823-1978; Majority of material found in 1840-1890, 1965-1975

Ernst Wertheimer Family Collection

Identifier: AR 3356

This collection contains vital and personal documents, photographs, clippings, and correspondence pertaining to the Wertheimer and Gutmann families.

Dates: 1857-1937

Harold Helmut Frank Collection

Identifier: AR 25322

This collection contains letters addressed to Rabbi Dr. Harold Helmut Frank in Philadelphia, primarily from 1939 to 1941. Most of the letters are from Worms, Germany or from people who used to live there, pleading with Frank for help to obtain immigration papers.

Dates: 1939-1945; Majority of material found in 1939-1941

Harry J. Hirschhorn Collection

Identifier: AR 10880 / MF 636 / MF 635

Three genealogical manuscripts of the Gans family in Germany and in Holland.

Dates: 1997

Hugo Sinzheimer Collection

Identifier: AR 25413

This collection primarily contains materials relating to Hugo Sinzheimer's professional activity as a labor lawyer and professor. It includes published writings, drafts of his 1938 book Jüdische Klassiker der Deutschen Rechtswissenschaft (Jewish Classics in German Jurisprudence), legal work files and correspondence, as well as some educational material. Some biographical information on Hugo Sinzheimer is also present, as well as a few personal items, including an illustrated biographical poem. Some writings and other papers of Ludwig Sinzheimer are included.

Dates: 1893-2001; Majority of material found in 1895-1939

Inge Worth Collection

Identifier: AR 11134

This collection contains a wide variety of material from Inge Worth and her family, reflecting Jewish life in Danzig from the late 19th century until its destruction in WWII. Folder 1 contains mostly personal documents from Inge Worth, with genealogical information and some documents from other family members. Included are: history of some of the materials and personal experience by Inge Worth (2000); Jacoby family tree and genealogical information about the family (circa 1961); school certificates of Ingeborg Josephsohn (Danzig 1934, 1938); program from music performance of her father (1937); guest list for music performances of her father (1949); speech by Ida Josephson held in Danzig on occasion of a Else Lasker Schueler celebration (1936); certificate of literacy (New York, 1944); B'nai B'rith Membership card of Eric A. Joston, Inge Worth's father (1945); calling card of Ernst Stahl with grave information (in Worms) his gravestone reads: "und das heisst ein kämpfen sein"; correspondence between Irene Worth's aunt, Edith Aron Jacoby in Germany, and the Partridge family of England, who had taken in her children (1939). Folder 2 largely contains about a 1984 Danzig synagogue exhibit in the Joslyn Museum in Omaha, as well as a typewritten recollection by Inge Worth. Folder 3 contains fragments and clippings from the Danzig Jewish newspaper, Jüdisches Gemeindeblatt (1936). Folder 4 contains Worms newspapers, including editions of Jewish newspapers: Die Wormser Jüdengemeinde-heute (1934); Der Israelit (note originally attached read: "See page 425, "Lenchen" angestellte für 48 Jahre bei meinen Urgrosseltern (1899)".

Dates: 1868-2000

Isidor Kiefer Collection

Identifier: AR 1894

The Isidor Kiefer Collection consists of documents compiled by Isidor Kiefer on the history of the Jewish community in Worms, including Kiefer's own research, original documents and copies. A significant part of the collection is dedicated to the history and reconstruction of the synagogue, cemetery and Jewish museum in Worms.

Dates: 1902-1972; Majority of material found within 1922-1962

Jack and Miriam Gerber Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25503

This collection contains materials about Jack Gerber and Miriam Gerber née Sondheimer. In particular, it includes materials about their emigration to and settlement in the colony of Sosúa in the Dominican Republic.

Dates: 1801-2002; Majority of material found within 1932-1960

Ludwig Edinger Collection

Identifier: AR 10236 / MF 603
Dates: 1855-1997

Memorial Committee for Jewish Victims of Nazism from Worms

Identifier: AR 25302

This collection contains material of the Memorial Committee for Jewish Victims of Nazism from Worms, such as the professional and personal correspondence of Gerhard Spies, who was the Committee's principal. Other material concerns the history of the Jewish Community in Worms. A large amount of the material is newspaper clippings, mainly from the Wormser Zeitung.

Dates: 1894-2007; Majority of material found within 1996-2007

Siegfried Guggenheim Collection

Identifier: AR 180 / MF 612

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.

Dates: 1791-1969

Wallach (Wallich) Family Collection

Identifier: LBIJER 809

The collection contains various materials pertaining to the Wallach family, collected and edited by Else Levi-Mühsam (a decedent of the family), and comprises three folders.

Dates: 1930-1997


Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This resource is a list of all of the landsmanshaftn for which there are records at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The list is organized by ancestral town (that is, the town from which the founders of the organizations originally immigrated from).
YIVO has the records of over 1,500 individual landsmanshaftn. Some landsmanshaftn records comprise stand-alone collections with their own Record Group numbers. Some records are in a folder that is included in a larger collection.

Once you have identified organizations you’re interested in, check the “Physical Location” note for information on which YIVO Record Group contains the material. You can then use the ArchivesSpace toolbar to search for that record group and get more information about the contents of the collection.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1900 - 2017

Worms Jewish Community Collection

Identifier: AR 145

This collection contains a original documents dating back to the 19th century, clippings and articles, correspondence, programs, pamphlets, photographs and pieces of writing relating to the Jewish community and synagogue of Worms.

Dates: 1739-2000

Wormser Family Collection

Identifier: AR 26007

The collection contains personal papers and belongings, photographs, and genealogical information regarding the Wormser family. To a large extent, the collection concerns the descendants of Heumann and Jette Wormser’s son Sigmund Wormser and his wife Fransika Wormser as well as their respective families.

Dates: 1722-1988; Majority of material found within 1820-1880