Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 102 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: AR 25320 / MF 897
Abstract The Adolf Leschnitzer Collection documents the life and professional activities of Adolf Leschnitzer, researcher, historian, and teacher. The collection includes brochures, booklets, clippings, correspondence, financial, vital, and immigration documents, minutes, notes, photographs, printed materials, and writings, by Adolf Leschnitzer as well as other authors. Additionally, there are materials dealing with other members of the Leschnitzer family, namely his wife, Maria Leschnitzer, née Bratz, her mother, Elly Bratz, née Michael, Adolf and Maria Leschnitzers' son, Michael Lesch, also known as Michael Leschnitzer, and Adolf and Albertt Frank.
Dates: 1886-1986; Majority of material found in 1937-1973
Identifier: AR 25615
Abstract This collection includes personal and official documents of the Adolf Schwersenz family, including his professional work as a cantor, mainly during his time in Berlin. It contains sheet music used by Adolf Schwersenz, as well as newspaper clippings and letters.
Dates: 1895-1969; Majority of material found within 1937-1951
Identifier: AR 25330
Abstract This collection holds materials relating to the life and work of Alfred Karger, a German lawyer who immigrated to Ecuador in 1941. In addition to biographical materials this collection also contains some of Alfred Karger's writings, mainly published articles, and correspondence with different individuals and organizations, related to various topics between 1945 and 1968.
Dates: 1932-2003; Majority of material found within 1932-1968
Identifier: AR 25284
Abstract This collection documents the life and work of the flute player Alfred Lichtenstein. Contained in this collection are papers relating to his professional life, including recordings, programs, photographs, flyers, and clippings concerning his public performances, and also an extensive amount of music scores used by him. His personal life is reflected in personal correspondence, including letters exchanged with other family members and photographs as well as identification and immigration papers. Some papers of his family members, including his wives, daughter, and father, will also be found here as well as restitution correspondence.
Dates: 1874-2004; Majority of material found within 1940-1975
Identifier: AR 7198
Abstract This collection contains materials about Kurt Alten, his parents Emil Aron and Selma Aron-Alten, and the family of his sister, Elli Loewenthal. The bulk consists of restitution files for Kurt Alten and Selma Aron-Alten. Other materials include documents about Kurt Alten and his family. Most of these are of an administrative or official nature. There are also documents about Alten's extended family and some genealogical information about the Aron and Cohn families. There is little personal material in this collection.
Dates: 1882-1967; Majority of material found within 1943-1967
Identifier: RG 347.17.10
Abstract The collection documents American Jewish Committee’s efforts to combat all forms of discrimination against the Jews in the United States. Additionally, there are materials pertaining to AJC’s work regarding other minority groups in the United States. The collection offers researchers a unique chance to see how and what was done prior to the changes in public opinion and civic and legal laws. The American Jewish Committee Records, Subject Files consists of materials created by executive offices, departments, local offices and chapters of the Committee concerning a variety of matters; foremost Jewish civil and religious rights, immigration, and the Holocaust.
Identifier: AR 7219 / MF 501
Identifier: AR 25167
Identifier: AR 25122
Abstract The Brüder Böhm Company Collection includes materials documenting the operations of the company that was involved in the production of hats and had plants in Vienna, Austria and Neutitschein, Czechoslovakia (now Nový Jicín, Czech Republic). There is also a small amount of personal materials pertaining to the lives of the owners of the company, the brothers Joseph and Victor Böhm and their cousin Richard Böhm, as well as some other members of the Böhm family.
Dates: 1910-1979; Majority of material found within 1938-1965
Identifier: AR 7108 / MF 516
Abstract This collection includes historical and genealogical information about the Weil family. Also included is correspondence regarding Bruno Weil's restitution case as well as the organization of Nazi persecution victims. World War I diaries and manuscripts of books written by Weil are also part of the collection.
Identifier: AR 25490
Abstract This collection holds letters exchanged between the Austrian émigré Cecilia Ruberl in Rome and Stefan Taussig in upstate New York, to whom she loaned funds in order to establish a farm. Although most of the correspondence concerns their financial association, letters sent during and after World War II document his aid of her and her family members. In addition to correspondence, the collection holds a few receipts for stock transactions and documentation of a restitution claims decision on behalf of Cecilia Ruberl's family.
Dates: 1938-2004; Majority of material found within 1939-1950
Identifier: AR 65
Abstract This collection contains records of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. The bulk of the collection consists of confidential summaries of applications and communications from applicant organizations. Other materials include reports, agendas, memoranda, and communications of the Executive Committee, as well as documents from the founding of the Claims Conference.
Dates: 1957-2001; Majority of material found within 1959-1963
Abstract The work of the New York office of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany is documented in this collection via reports, financial statements and memorandum dating from 1955 to 1972.
Identifier: AR 5890
Abstract This collection contains the records of the Council of Jews from Germany (Council for the Protection of the Rights and Interests of Jews from Germany). It represents the interests of former German Jews in matters of restitution and indemnification, legislation, contacts with successor organizations for heirless Jewish property in West Germany, and social work activities, and was a founding member of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany (the Claims Conference). The records primarily range from the 1950s to the 1970s, and include correspondence concerning all aspects of restitution, particularly with the Claims Conference, internal minutes and other administrative and financial documents, and a small amount of cultural material.
Dates: 1936-1994; Majority of material found within 1950-1977
Identifier: AR 25124
Abstract The collection documents the life and interests of Curt C. Silberman. There are only a few materials related to his life in Germany and his and family's immigration. The bulk of the collection consists of documents and correspondence related to his involvement with Jewish organizations in the US and his visits to Germany, especially his hometown Wuerzburg.
Identifier: AR 25313
Identifier: AR 10148
Identifier: AR 1249
Abstract This collection holds papers of the physician and author Edmund Hadra. Much of the collection is composed of unpublished manuscripts of his writing, a significant part of which is autobiographical in nature and describe some of the most notable events of his life. In addition to these works are other writings on themes such as literature and art. The collection additionally contains official, educational and professional documentation, some correspondence and a few research notes.
Dates: 1877-1971; Majority of material found within 1939-1966
Identifier: AR 25301
Abstract This collection contains restitution case files for survivors of occupation and internment during World War II. The case files concern restitution for lost personal property, lost businesses, back pensions and immigration costs. The bulk of these claims sought restitution for injuries and medical conditions contracted during internment.
Dates: 1919 - 1993; Majority of material found in 1957 - 1967
Identifier: AR 25169
Abstract This collection describes the private and professional lives of Elisabeth Gay and her husband, the businessman Joseph Gay, who came to the United States from Austria in 1939. Topics present in the documents found here include Austria of the 1930s, America during World War II, the economies of several South American countries, and restitution for the Gays' Austrian property. Documents include extensive correspondence, publications, notes and manuscripts, reports, scrapbooks, and photocopies.
Dates: 1849-2003; Majority of material found within 1935-1975
Identifier: AR 25099 / MF 972
Abstract The collection is organized in four series. Series I contains writings and publications by and about Elisabeth Freund about her personal life as well her work for the blind. There are several version of her manuscript "Zwangsarbeit Berlin 1941", which was published in 1996. She also wrote about her great-great-uncle, Julius R. Friedlaender, and published a book on home improvement for women in 1930. The series also contains her extensive writings, published and unpublished, on working with the blind, as well as publications and clippings about her and her work at the Overbrook School for the Blind. There are also several legal publications by Rudolf Freund. Series II: Correspondence contains both personal and professional correspondence by Elisabeth Freund, correspondence of her daughters Clare Freund and Ursula Goebel regarding her mother's work, and correspondence with the Leo Baeck Institute regarding the donation of Elisabeth Freund's papers. Series III: Photographs contains mainly images used in Elisabeth Freund's professional publications. The collection also contains a longhand writing device and workbooks developed by Elisabeth Freund (Series IV).
Identifier: AR 10303 / MF 996
Identifier: AR 6455
Abstract This collection holds the papers of Emmanuel Fraenkel and his wife, Thea Fraenkel. Emmanuel Fraenkel was a textile factory owner in Neustadt, Germany (now Prudnik, Poland). Due to the politics of Aryanization Fraenkel lost his property and fled with his wife to England, where he was granted citizenship. The collection documents the Fraenkel family effort for restitution by Ernst Fraenkel (son) and his widow.
Identifier: AR 25303 / MF 859
Identifier: AR 7034 / MF 672
Abstract The life of Ernst Hamburger was extraordinarily rich and varied; regrettably, his literary estate does not completely document it. In his flight from Nazi Germany, Hamburger had to leave all his papers behind. With a few exceptions, the same was the case in 1940. It appears he made it a practice to periodically weed his papers. At his request, a friend went through his papers after his death and destroyed two cartons full of personal and confidential material. Consequently, the remaining matter is only a fragment of a much larger life’s work.
Identifier: AR 5784
Identifier: AR 6305 / MF 876
Abstract Diverse Restitution claims of Ernest Wertheimer and several member of his family (his wife Ruth, his mother Selma, his mother-in-law Alice Wertheimer nee Falkenstein, his son Stephen - his wife's sister Liesel Wertheimer. These claims are directed partly against the German Reich and various German states' authorities, partly against private parties, they are based on a variety of reasons to demand compensation: loss of property (e.g. business, real estate), "Berufs- und Ausbildungsschaden", emigration expenses and loss of Umzugsgut. The claims and related correspondence cover a period of over 20 years (1946-66). The family's attorney throughout the entire proceedings was a New York City (formerly German) lawyer, Dr. Hans Strauss.
Identifier: AR 25741
Abstract The Esther Milich Family Collection holds documents about the immigration of Esther Milich and her brother Nathan Berkowicz in 1939 and about other members of the Berkowicz and Milich families, including the fate of Berkowicz family members left behind in Europe. The collection also contains documentation on the restitution claims filed by Esther and her brother. This collection includes official, legal, and personal family correspondence; official and legal documents; personal family papers; and a few photographs and newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1919-2017; Majority of material found within 1930s-1960s
Identifier: AR 25187
Abstract This collection portrays the personal and professional life of the violinist Felix Freilich. It also provides information on his wife and the genealogy of their families. The collection contains correspondence, family trees, photographs, clippings, publications and music scores. Subjects found in this collection include the genealogy of the Freilich and Greenberg families, the professional life of Felix Freilich, and the city of Altenburg, Germany.
Dates: 1858-2003; Majority of material found within 1990-2000
Identifier: AR 25083
Abstract The collection contains documents and correspondence of the Fleischer and Steiner families. Prominent topics are the Fleischer's family business as well as restitution and inheritance matters. The papers in this collection include a vast amount of correspondence, business and restitution papers, as well as some documents regarding immigration.
Dates: 1814-1993; Majority of material found within 1930s-1960s