Jews -- Legal status, laws, etc
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
Alfred Neumeyer Collection
The first folder contains photocopies of letters written to Alfred Neumeyer regarding his paper "Bemerkungen zu einer Abaenderung des Edikts vom 10. Juni 1813, die Verhaeltnisse der juedischen Glaubensgenossen im Koenigreiche Bayern betreffend" (Regierungsblatt 1813, Stueck 39, Seite 921). Referat erstattet im Auftrag der größeren und mittleren Israelitischen Kultusgemeinden Bayerns," Augsburg 1914. 33 pp.) (Cf. http://opac.cjh.org:8991/F?func=direct-doc-set&doc_number=000195490 &format=999)
Attached is the carbon copy of a letter from the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem (Max Nathan) to Alfred Neumeyer's son, Alexander Neumeyer from Shavei Zion (1966), who gave copies to the institute, but kept the originalThe second folder contains Alfred Neumeyer's memoirs titled "Erinnerungen". They were written in the Jewish agricultural settlement Avigdor (Argentina) between 1941 and 1944 (typescript, 268+2 pp.) after his emigration from Germany and cover the years 1867 to 1944.
Alfred Neumeyer describes: his childhood in Munich; primary and secondary education; military service; university studies in Berlin and Munich; marriage and domestic life; work as a judge in Munich; Jewish communal activities; establishment of "Verband Bayerischer Israelitischer Gemeinden"; fight against prohibition of ritual slaughter in Bavaria; activities for "Centralverein" and "Reichsvertretung"; forced retirement as judge in 1933; changes in Jewish communal work after 1933; emigration and life in Argentina. (Cf. http://opac.cjh.org:8991/F?func=direct-doc-set&doc_number=000200946 &format=999)
Berliner family collection
The bulk of the collection consists of one bound scrapbook with documents pertaining to Abraham Jacob, his estate, his son in law David Berliner, David Berliner’s son Abraham Berliner, and his son Moritz Berliner, all in the town of Flatow, ranging 1789-1898. The 456 pages in this scrapbook are in no chronological order. - Also included are three further documents, 1844-1913.
The collection contains official and private documents (originals or photocopies) pertaining to Jews in Bohemia during the 18th and 19th centuries.
George Berlstein Family Collection
The collection contains documents pertaining to Emil and Irma Neumann's life in Vienna before World War II and their emigration from Vienna to the United States, including identity cards; passports; documentations pertaining to their acceptance of the names Israel and Sara; documents pertaining to Emil Neumann's claim for property seized by the German government; and family correspondence.
Hennigson Family Collection
The collection contains documentation of the Hennigson and related families, including family trees; birth, educational, citizenship, and military service certificates; marriage contracts; wills; wedding and funeral announcements; and correspondence. An antisemitic pamphlet about Hungarian Jews is located in folder 8.
Hesse Decrees Collection
Collection of decrees mainly related to the Jews of Hesse and Frankfurt am Main in particular.
Jewish emancipation in Prussia
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.
Lessing Family Collection, Danzig
The collection contains documentation of the Lessing family of Danzig, including citizenship documents; correspondence with the Jüdische Gemeinde zu Berlin confirming family members' birth and marriage dates and other genealogical information; letter to the Leo Baeck Institute discussing recent family history; identity card; and family photographs.
Lithuanian Jewish Communities Collection
The Lithuanian Jewish Communities Collection is comprised of documents relating to Jewish cultural, religious, social, political, and economic life in approximately 150 towns in Lithuania. The bulk of the collection pertains to the period between 1919 and 1926, when elements of a system of Jewish national autonomy existed within the Lithuanian state, including a Ministry of Jewish Affairs and governmentally empowered Jewish community councils. Smaller parts of the collection relate to the periods before (1860-1918) and after (1927-1940) the autonomy.
Margarethe Geiringer Collection
The collection contains documents pertaining to the life of Margarethe Geiringer, including a birth certificate; school certificate; workbook; citizenship certificate; confirmation of her assumption of the name Sara; German and United States passports; United States naturalization certificate; and photographs of Margarethe Geiringer.
Max James Kohler Papers
The Papers of Max J. Kohler (1871-1934) document his life's work as lawyer, historian, writer, researcher, and defender of Jewish and immigrant rights. Correspondents include many of Kohler's contemporaries in the field of history and immigration law including Cyrus Adler; William Taft; John Bassett Moore; Mortimer Schiff; David Hunter Miller; Baron and Baroness de Hirsch; the Straus Family including Oscar Straus; Luigi Luzzatti; Leon Huhner; and Julian Mack. Subjects include U.S. immigration law, American-Jewish history, Col. Alfred Dreyfus, Haym Salomon, Ellis Island, Rabbi Kaufmann Kohler, the publication God in Freedom, international treaties, and the Peace Conference of 1919.
Mimi Reiter Collection
The collection contains documents pertaining to Mimi (Mina Dora) Reiter and her parents Adolf Reiter and Friedericke Reiter née Weitzman, particularly concerning their emigration from Austria to the United States. Included in the collection are residency certificates; identity certificates; receipt for the fee for a certificate of arrival in the United States; naturalization certificates; literacy certificates; earnings statement; birth certificate; and marriage certificates.
Records of the Ostrowo Jewish Community Council
The collection comprises a portion of the records of the Jewish community of Ostrów Wielkopolski, today in west-central Poland, in the Greater Poland Voivodeship. The region was annexed by Prussia in 1793, in the Second Partition of Poland; in German the town was known as Ostrowo. The records date mainly from 1834 to 1919, with a few materials from as early as 1822. During this period the town was part of the Posen (Poznań) region of Prussia and, after 1871, of the German Empire; in 1919, it was incorporated into the Second Republic of Poland. The community numbered nearly 2,000 members in the late 19th century and declined steadily thereafter due to migration of members to larger German cities or overseas; only a small Jewish community remained during the interwar period. The records are mainly those of the Jewish communal administration, or council; a small amount of material pertains to several community voluntary organizations. Included are financial records such as budgets, balance sheets, and tax lists; communal minutes and decisions throughout the period; correspondence with the government, and, to a lesser extent, with Jewish organizations and other Jewish communities; records pertaining to community members' naturalizations, marriages, births, and synagogue seat contracts; petitions from individual community members, especially pertaining to charitable aid in the mid to late 19th century; records pertaining to communal educational and religious institutions; records on the hiring and employment of community rabbis,cantors, and other personnel, including application materials from candidates not hired; property records and mortgages; documentation of construction and renovation of communal buildings; records related to court cases, bequests, and estate and guardianship matters; and ephemera such as meeting notices and announcement fliers, as well as scattered clippings.
Samuel Oppenheim Papers
This collection documents the research of Jewish historian Samuel Oppenheim (1857-1928) concerning the lives of colonial Jews in the Americas, and the early history of the United States. Included in the collection are his notes, transcripts of original works, photocopies of the records of the Dutch West India Company, correspondence relating to his research, his writings, and original documents from the Mayor’s Court of the City of New York that date from 1653-1760.
Schneidemühl (now Piła, Poland) Jewish Community Collection
This collection contains two original documents dating to the 17th and 18th centuries concerning the legal status of a Jewish community and the sale of a piece of land to the community. There are also photocopies and transcriptions of the burial register, pre-war photographs of the Jewish cemetery, and a clipping on the community's history.
Toni Oelsner Collection
The bulk of this collection consists of typescripts, research articles and notes as well as newspaper articles which the researcher and historian Toni Oelsner wrote on the subject of Jews in medieval Germany. Her research deals with anti-Judaic and anti-Semitic stereotypes, as they appeared in the Christian culture of southern Germany. In particular Oelsner analyzed economic processes and their impact on and creating of anti-Semitic harassment and persecution against Jewish communities in southern Germany. Research works that drew public attention relate to anti-Judaic violent persecutions in Endingen in the 1460s.
Welisch Family Collection
The collection contains documentation of the Welisch family of Graz, particularly Rudolf Welisch and Doris née Fleischmann and her parents Martin Fleischmann and Josefine née Borges. Included in the collection are vital records, identity cards, educational records, and photographs.