Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
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”.
This collection contains a notebook, circa 1930, with transcriptions of 1820s contracts from the Staatsarchive Bamberg for the schützjuden Salomon Benjamin Frank of Heiligenstadt. There is also a folder of (primarily transcripts and copies) of loose documents from municipal archives in Germany related to Salomon Benjamin Frank, Wolf Frank and his son, Leopold Frank: tax documents, marriage contract, property inventory, other contracts from Bamberg and Bayreuth (1824-1896). Accompanying this material is a family tree and history, compiled in the 1970s, tracing the Frank family from the 18th to late 20th century.
The collection includes materials related to the professional and personal life of the German-born businessman Fred W. Lessing, in the period following his immigration to the United States in 1942. Approximately half of the collection by extent comprises correspondence and documents pertaining to Lessing's restitution claims, including documentation related to the brickworks and brewery businesses of his father, Willy Lessing, and correspondence in the early postwar years with his father's former bookkeeper, Franz Bütterich, of Bamberg, who had served as a trustee for the firm under the Nazi regime from 1938 to 1943. Other materials relate to Fred Lessing's activities as a member of the board of the Leo Baeck Institute, New York, and as a member of the executive committee of the Wiener Library, London. Also included are materials concerning the history of the Jews of Bamberg, and postwar commemorative activities there; documents and notes pertaining to Lessing's family history; and a relatively small amount of personal correspondence and ephemera, including some pertaining to Lessing's receiving an honorary doctorate at Tel Aviv University.
This collection contains the "Letter from Bamberg" newsletter by Herbert Loebl, which chronicles the history and activities regarding Jewish communities in Bamberg and the Franconia region. It also includes genealogical research into the Rosenfelder family of Huettenheim (Marktbreit) / Theilheim (Werneck), and other clippings and material about the Jews of Franconia, Germany.
This collection contains a large number of letters from the immunologist Julius Morgenroth to his family, especially to his wife Getrude née Bejach. Correspondence from other family members and professional acquaintances is also present, as are some photographs and a small number of personal and professional papers.
The Wassermann Family Collection contains information on the entire Wassermann family. Prominent topics include the family history and life and death of individual family members. The collection consist of birth certificates, death certificates, and books of condolence, identification papers, academic documentations, emigration papers, photographs, family history documents, memoirs, and a family tree.