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Memoirs

 Subject
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Found in 100 Collections and/or Records:

Abraham Shoenfeld Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-884
Overview Under the employ of the New York Kehillah, detective Abraham Shoenfeld infiltrated and documented Jewish crime rings, prostitution houses and gambling establishments from 1912 to 1917. For the American Jewish Committee from 1938 to 1964, he investigated anti-Semitic organizations and individuals. He also authored a controversial book about the New York crime world, The Joy Peddler, and he was at work on other pieces of fiction and his memoirs. The bulk of his papers consist of investigative reports and research for the American Jewish Committee, his manuscripts, and his collection of anti-Semitic literature.
Dates: 1892, 1920-1978, 2010; Majority of material found within 1927 - 1964

Adler Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25684
Overview The Adler Family Collection holds materials regarding the lives of Thekla (née Grünebaum) and Leopold Adler and their children Bennie, Rose, Irma, and Berthold. The papers document their lives in Hintersteinau, Germany, the deaths of Leopold and Irma Adler, and the emigration of the remaining family members to New York. Included in the collection is a large amount of their correspondence, in addition to various family papers, including official documents, school records, immigration documentation, documentation relating to the careers of family members, and genealogical and historical research. The collection also contains family photographs and a photo album.
Dates: 1884-2013; Majority of material found in 1920-1938

Alan M. Kohn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-956
Overview The collection contains papers of Alan M. Kohn, a former emergency preparedness operations officer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and a former president of Temple Beth Sholom, the Conservative Synagogue of Brevard County, Florida. It documents Mr. Kohn's participation in the Rally for Soviet Jewry outside of the John F. Kennedy Space Center of NASA on July 15, 1975. The occasion for the rally was the launch of the Apollo spacecraft manned with three astronauts for a rendezvous with the Soviet Soyuz manned spacecraft on the Apollo-Soyuz Space Mission. The purpose of the rally was to raise public awareness of the plight of the Jews in the Soviet Union and to demand their freedom. The collection includes part of an unpublished, novelized memoir written by Alan M. Kohn in 1995, that focused on the rally. The collection also contains a letter of introduction to the memoir.
Dates: 1995, 2008

Alfred Philippson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3245 / MF 461
Overview The collection contains numerous personal papers, manuscripts and correspondence with explorers and geographers. The personal papers follow Philippson’s career as professor in Bonn and in Halle.
Dates: 1872-1953

Arthur Rath Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25762
Overview This collection contains the archival papers of Arthur Rath. Most of it consists of correspondence with friends and family members. Primary topics of the collection are Arthur's life in Switzerland towards the end of World War II and the decades immediately after, correspondence with friends who were also Jewish refugees from Germany after the war, and Arthur Rath's life decisions following the displacement of his family during the war.
Dates: 1908-2013; Majority of material found within 1942-1960

Bergmann Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6386 / MF 878
Overview Personal documents of Robert, Martha and Hertha Bergmann including diary of WWI, immigration papers, examples of currency from Austria, Hungary, Germany, Photographs, Correspondence
Dates: 1901-1981

Bernard Eckstein Collection Addenda

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25795
Overview The Bernard Eckstein Addenda Collection focuses on providing documentation of the life of the chemist Bernard Eckstein, especially his early life in Ulm, Germany, his education in England and the United States, and his military service during World War II. Documentation of the lives of his parents, brother, and other family members are also present. The collection includes official and personal documents, scrapbooks, family correspondence, biographical and autobiographical narratives, photographs, military documents, newspaper clippings, and other documents.
Dates: 1872-2018; Majority of material found in 1938-1946; 1990-2012

Bernard G. Richards, papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-868
Overview The collection contains Bernard G. Richards personal and official correspondence, papers from his involvement with the American Jewish Congress and Jewish Information Bureau, published and unpublished writings, publications collected by Richards, articles about Richards and his activities, correspondence and articles from testimonial dinners in honor of Richards, and photographs. Significant correspondents include Joseph Barondess, Louis D. Brandeis, Vladimir Jabotinsky, J.L. Magnes, Louis Marshall, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jacob H. Schiff, Philip Slomovitz, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, Morris Winchovsky, and Stephen S. Wise.
Dates: undated, 1820, 1868, 1895-1996, 1999

Bernhard Altmann Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25672
Overview The collection holds papers, photographs, documents and correspondence pertaining to four generations of the Altmann family. Topics of the collection are, among others, the lives of the family members in Austria-Hungary, in pre-war Austria, in the emigration process and in the United States. Part of the material focuses on the family’s genealogy. The collection comprises correspondence, memoirs, personal and official papers, family photographs, postcards and some notes.
Dates: 1916-1987; Majority of material found within 1933-1966

Bruno Weil Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7108 / MF 516
Overview 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.
Dates: 1854-1965

Carol Kahn Strauss Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25211
Overview This collection documents the history of the Kahn family from the 19th century to the end of the 20th century. The bulk of the materials relate to Alfred and Lotte Kahn, who fled Germany for New York City in 1939, where Alfred made a career as a lawyer and Lotte as a stockbroker. Paper materials include a family tree, vital records, correspondence, memoirs, education and emigration records, World War I military records, clippings, speeches, and ephemera. Papers showing the activities of the Kahn family in the Congregation Habonim in New York City are also included, as well as a large amount of family photographs ranging from the 1880s to 1969.
Dates: 1826-1999

Christine Roth-Schurtman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10103
Overview This collection contains materials on Christine Roth-Schurtman's family, especially her father Bruno Roth.
Dates: 1890-1985

Clara G. Binswanger Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 5231
Overview This collection contains correspondence between a German-Jewish woman in the Netherlands, Sefi Hirsch Kronheimer, to Clara Binswanger, an American friend in New York. The letters reflect her story as she and her husband flee Hitler and settle in Holland. Subsequent post-war letters reflect the efforts of concerned family members to determine the fate of Sefi Hirsch Kronheimer and other family members.
Dates: 1939-circa 2000

Dimon-Kurrein Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25652
Overview The Dimon-Kurrein Family Collection contains the assorted papers of the Kurrein, Blau, Dimon, and Loewe families. A special focus is on the family correspondence during and after their emigration to the United States and Palestine in 1934. Official documents, a biographical essay, a family photo album, articles on Max Kurrein and several family trees are included in the collection.
Dates: 1835-2013; Majority of material found in 1930s and 1960s

Dorit B. Whiteman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6168
Overview The bulk of the materials in this collection are drafts of articles by psychologist Dorit Whiteman on the experience of Holocaust survivors, including a full draft of the longer work The Uprooted. Additional materials include some photocopies of personal papers belonging to her mother, Lillian Stern Bader.
Dates: 1919-1996; Majority of material found within 1990-1996

E. Hans Freund Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25358
Overview This collection holds the papers of the philosophy professor E. Hans Freund. Notable subjects include the development of his professional life, the Freund family, and his experiences in Nazi Germany. The collection consists of correspondence, official documents, memoirs, manuscripts, official documents, and photographs.
Dates: 1924-1945; Majority of material found within 1924-1934

Emigration Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1989 / MF 894 / MM 129
Overview Emigration 1864-1952: This collection - encompassing about 90 years - contains papers about the situation and persecution of Jews in Eastern European countries (Russia, Poland, Roumania, Bulgaria, Lithuania). Papers describe the activities of various relief organizations. There are more than 170 papers (ca.900 pages), about half of them written in German, about 30 each in French or English, over 20 in Yiddish and some in Polish. A printed appeal of the Reichsausschuss fuer Russisch-Juedische Fluechtlingshilfe, Berlin (1929) carries among others the signatures of Leo Baeck and ALbert Einstein. (VI, 16).
Dates: 1864-1995

Enrique Lerdau Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25726
Overview The Enrique Lerdau Family Collection focuses on documentation of the lives of Fritz and Barbara (née Elkan) Lerdau and their children, including their early years, marriage, and emigration to Peru. In addition the collection provides material on the Elkan and Rée families and their members, and to a smaller extent on the Lerdau (formerly Levy) family, including some genealogical information. The history of the hops industry and of the company J.F.U. Scheibel is also mentioned among the documents of this collection. The collection includes an assortment of documents, including extensive correspondence; several memoirs; official, legal, educational, financial, and military documents; many photographs; and family writings including poems, notebooks, and eulogies.
Dates: 1849-2011; Majority of material found within 1924-1940

Erich Drucker collection

 Collection
Identifier: ME 728
Overview Various manuscripts by Erich Drucker from the Erich Drucker Collection and the LBI Memoirs Collection
Dates: 1918-1980

Ermanno (Hermann) Loevinson

 Collection
Identifier: ME 826
Overview This collection offers an incomplete assortment of Ermanno Loevinson’s diaries, from 1886 to 1920.
Dates: 1886-1920

Ernst Mueller Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6736
Overview This collection contains the papers of Ernst Mueller: mathematician, writer, philosopher and librarian. The most prominent material here are his unpublished writings, including autobiographical items such as diaries and memoirs along with essays, articles and drafts of longer works. Major themes of the collection reflect Mueller's interest in Kabbalah and anthroposophy, in addition to a number of works relating to various areas of Jewish studies. Other materials in this collection include correspondence of Ernst Mueller and his wife Frieda, notes, many poems of himself and his brother Edmund, and a few biographical articles and official papers.
Dates: 1891-1984; Majority of material found within 1919-1954

Essays and fragments

 Collection
Identifier: AR 740
Overview Various biographical essays and fragments by the author, translator and teacher Paul Amann.
Dates: 1900-1945

Esther Elbin Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4651
Overview This collection contains a wide variety of family, personal, vital, and legal documents pertaining primarily to the Herz, Steinthal, Buchholz, Isenstein, and Cohn families.
Dates: 1787-1978

Fred W. Lessing Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2235 / MF 483
Overview Family documents, correspondence, genealogical tables, memoirs, photographs
Dates: 1800-1963

Frieda Wunderlich Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3230 / MF 480
Overview Correspondence, including letters from Alvin Johnson and Thomas Mann.
Dates: 1919-1969

Fritz Reiche Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25185
Overview Papers in this collection pertain to the academic life and career of theoretical physicist Fritz Reiche in Germany and the United States. Included are a curriculum vitae, memoirs, letters of recommendation, clippings from public documents such as newspaper articles, faculty letters, obituaries, as well as some personal correspondence, a death certificate, a manuscript and a few photographs.
Dates: 1928-2005; Majority of material found within 1939-1969

Gaby Glueckselig Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25602
Overview The Gabrielle Glueckselig Collection centers on the personal and professional lives of Gaby and her husband Fritz Glueckselig. This collection documents many facets of the couple's lives, including their professional work, friendships, and families. A large focus is on the literary work of Fritz Glueckselig, Gaby's hosting of the German-language Stammtisch (originally founded by Oskar Maria Graf and George Harry Asher), and their families, but many other aspects of their lives are also documented here. The bulk of the collection consists of their correspondence, drafts of Fritz Glueckselig's writing, and a large amount of photographs and photo albums. Other documents include official documents of Gaby, Fritz and some family members; sketches including of Gaby's jewelry designs; a few scrapbooks; drafts of other authors' works; and other materials.
Dates: 1873-2015; Majority of material found within 1930s-2000s

Gerard Caspary Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25577
Overview The personal papers of the professor for medieval history Gerard E. Caspary consist mainly of a typescript “From the edge of the Holocaust: Letters from my mother and grandmother 1940-1943”, composed by Caspary between 2005-2006 and the original letters on which it is based. Also included are photographs and additional family research documents.
Dates: 1830s-2006; Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Jefferson Monroe Levy collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-48
Overview Contains clippings, letters, certificates and photographs relating to the activities of Levy in both his public and private life. Materials relating to his service as a Representative of the State of N.Y. to the U.S. Congress focus on fiscal and labor legislation; the suffering of the Jews in Russia and Rumania and the attempts for the amelioration of their condition; and the controversy over Levy's purchase of Thomas Jefferson's home at Monticello. The latter constitutes the greater part of the collection.

Collection also includes also correspondence of Amelia Mayhoff, 1901-1939, sister of Levy, and documents relating to the military career of Monroe Mayhoff, 1910-1930.
Dates: undated, 1901-1939, 1985

Leon David Crestohl, papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-63
Overview Collection consists of correspondence, speeches, photographs, clippings, and memorabilia relating to Crestohl's activities as a lawyer and as a member of the House of Commons in the Parliament of Canada representing Montreal-Cartier, 1950-1963. It includes material relating to Canadian immigration policies, German rearmament, humane slaughtering, and citizen reactions to these issues; correspondence with members of the Israeli Parliament, and correspondence and speeches relating to his numerous activities in communal and Jewish affairs in general and Zionist organizations and The ORT in particular; and personal writings and memoirs in typescript and published material by and about Leon Crestohl.

The collection also contains correspondence in English and Yiddish between members of the Crestohl family, primarily his mother Rose (Weitzman) Crestohl, 1926-1941, and published and manuscript material, both original and copies, relating to the career of his father Hyman Meyer Crestohl, 1904-1921.
Dates: undated, 1841-1963