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Jews -- Germany -- Genealogy

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 129 Collections and/or Records:

Ida and Nathan Hess Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25426
Abstract This collection contains materials related to Hildegard Hess and to the Hess family. Included is correspondence between Hildegard, Arnulf, and Louis Hess and their parents, Ida and Nathan Hess, during the early years of World War Two. Other materials include a four-part epistolary narrative of the 1940 journey of Arnulf Hess and his family to Bolivia, via Amsterdam, Lisbon, and Costa Rica. The collection also contains additional correspondence, official documents, genealogical tables, and photographs. Much of the German material has English translations.
Dates: 1860s-1999; Majority of material found within 1920s-1949

Ida Loewenson Collection

Identifier: AR 11990
Abstract Various writings - poetry, short stories, essays, etc. - of Ida Loewenson, who used the penname Ida Loefen. Also included are Loewinson family trees.
Dates: 1901-1969

Ilse and William Niclas Collection

Identifier: AR 25341
Abstract This collection contains materials relating to the lives and families of William Niclas (1913, Ratibor, Silesia - 1978, Hampton Bays, NY) and Ilse Niclas née Israelowitz (1910, Koschentin, Silesia - 2006, California).
Dates: 1911-2001

Ivan Wolff Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25154
Abstract The main content of this collection consists of materials documenting the genealogical research of Dr. Ivan A. Wolff. The bulk the material is correspondence with archives and genealogy institutes, as well as friends and relatives concerning Dr. Wolff’s ancestors and family history in Germany. The collection also contains papers relating to his research, including birth, death and marriage certificates, photographs, newspaper articles and family trees, specifically about his mother’s relatives from small towns such as Bebra, Pfungstadt, Essingen, Alsbach, Morschen, Binsfoert and Niederstein, all located in the state of Hesse. A study of Jewish cemeteries of this region as well as books and pamphlets concerning general genealogical research can also be found in the collection.
Dates: 1808-1999; Majority of material found within 1952-1998

Jack Ruppel Collection

Identifier: AR 25336
Abstract This collection contains personal papers from the Simson and Ruppel families of Gotha, Germany as well as materials from the restitution claims made by the family members. The bulk of the materials relate to Jack Ruppel and his mother Margarete née Simson. Materials include family trees, personal correspondence, vital records, identification papers, emigration and naturalization records, educational transcripts and grades, military records, newspaper clippings, maps, oral history transcripts, and legal papers related to restitution claims.
Dates: 1913-2005

Jacob Bernheim Collection.

Identifier: AR 6208 / MF 462
Abstract The Jacob Bernheim Collection contains vital records and business documents pertaining to the Jewish community in Buchau in general and specifically to the Bernheim-Dreyfuss-Maendle families, including contracts, receipts, certificates, and balance sheets. Of special interest is a bound, handwritten manuscript of the Buchau Jewish community’s family register. Also included are a genealogical table of the Bernheim-Dreyfuss-Maendle families, a signed letter from Albert Einstein, newspaper clippings and a photograph.
Dates: 1820-1981

Jacob Jacobson Collection

Identifier: AR 7002 / MF 447 / MF 134
Abstract Records of several Jewish communities assembled by Jacob Jacobson.
Dates: 1450-1988

Janet Billstein Akaha Collection.

Identifier: AR 10270 / MF 620
Abstract The collection contains family trees of the extended Billstein family in Europe and in the United States.
Dates: 1997-1999

Janet Isenberg Collection

Identifier: AR 6820
Abstract This collection contains a large amount of correspondence and documents of Adolph Bernd's (the father of Janet Isenberg) restitution claims, as well as five family trees documenting the genealogy of the Bernd, Schild, Drucker, Wolff, and Heine families.
Dates: 1958-1970, 1994

[Judenfamilienregister Zaberfeld]

Identifier: DM 317
Abstract These are pages from the original family register of the town of Zaberfeld in the district of Heilbronn in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, recording the households of Jewish families from the mid-1800s to the 1930s. Mentioned are the names and dates of male and female members of the households; the names of their respective parents; and the households’ children.
Dates: circa 1850 - 1988

Justin J. Mueller Collection

Identifier: AR 10254
Abstract This collection primarily documents the efforts of Justin Mueller, his mother Laura (née Zivi) Mueller, and the extended Zivi family to leave Muellheim (Baden), Germany in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Also included are genealogical research on the Zivi family, materials about the family of Justin Mueller's wife, Hella Rees Mueller, and items of general German-Jewish interest donated by Mueller.
Dates: 1890-2005; Majority of material found within 1936-1942

Kalischer Family Collection

Identifier: AR 1748
Abstract The Kalischer Family Collection contains genealogical research and a few family papers. Included in the collection are genealogical tables, related articles, a small amount of correspondence, and photographs.
Dates: 1920-1966; Majority of material found within 1932-1936

Katzenstein Family Collection

Identifier: AR 6458
Abstract The Katzenstein Family Collection holds the papers and correspondence of Martin Katzenstein and Anna Charlotte Katzenstein. The collection contains genealogical materials, personal letters, and official papers relating to Anna's time spent living in England and Chile.
Dates: 1875-2009; Majority of material found in 1914-1918, 1939-1947

Kaulla Family Collection

Identifier: AR 496
Abstract The Kaulla Family Collection holds materials on Kaulla genealogy along with some family papers and articles on the family. It includes family trees, articles, clippings, correspondence, manuscripts and notes.
Dates: 1836-1996; Majority of material found within 1900-1964

Kempner Family Collection

Identifier: AR 3212
Abstract The collection contains family trees of the Kempner, Davidsohn, and Wolffsohn families from the mid 18th to early 20th century, including birth dates and some death dates, as well as brief biographies of David Kempner and Friederike Kempner.
Dates: 1967-2009

Klein-Cohn Family Collection

Identifier: AR 6217
Abstract The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence from Fanni Blatny, née Klein in England to her niece Alice Jaffé, née Rice in Maryland. Also included are correspondence and immigration documents pertaining to the extended Klein family. There are explanatory notes by Alice Jaffé throughout the collection.
Dates: 1938-1950, 1990; Majority of material found within 1945-1949

Kurt and Ruth Neu Collection

Identifier: AR 6295
Abstract This collection contains materials about the family of Kurt and Ruth Neu. Personal materials include family correspondence, photographs, and genealogical information, while professional materials for both Kurt and Ruth Neu include unpublished typescripts.
Dates: 1900-2003; Majority of material found within 1933-1957

Kurt Friedlaender Collection

Identifier: AR 6004
Abstract This collection contains the papers of German lawyer and government official Kurt Friedlaender. It also includes vital and personal documents relating to his brothers, parents, and ancestors.
Dates: 1851-1956


Identifier: ME 1610
Abstract Recollection of Julius Kohsen’s life, including a family tree. Also available are two translations by his grandchildren, Monica Schubert (ME 939) and Gunther Steinberg (ME 1611).
Dates: 1941, 1992, 2011

Leo Wolff Collection

Identifier: AR 4059
Abstract The Leo Wolff Collection consists of personal documents of Leo Wolff and of papers pertaining to the organizations and communities in which he was engaged. Prominent topics are his work for Jewish communities in Germany and the negative influence of Zionism. The documents include biographical articles, family history articles, newspaper issues and clippings, minutes, correspondence, newsletters, notes, and by-laws.
Dates: 1895-1939; Majority of material found within 1930s

Lewald, Löwenstein, Nachmann and Rothschild Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25612
Abstract The Lewald, Löwenstein, Nachmann and Rothschild family papers contain first and foremost documents related to the genealogy of these families.
Dates: 1905–1990; Majority of material found within 1920-1946

Loeb and Feibes Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25368
Abstract This collection contains personal papers of Siegfried Loeb and Else Loeb née Feibes and their immediate family members. The Loebs fled Germany for Palestine and then the United States, settling in Forest Hills, New York. Included are family trees, emigration papers, official documents, photographs, Julian Ulrich Loeb’s U.S. Army papers, and a cookbook.
Dates: circa 1900-circa 1980s

Ludwig Feuchtwanger Collection

Identifier: AR 6001 / MF 562
Abstract Correspondence with individuals, including Alexander Altmann, Werner Cahnmann, Guido Kisch, Raphael Straus, and Max Warburg; business correspondence with publishers and organizations; correspondence with family members, including his brother, the novelist Lion Feuchtwanger.
Dates: 1908-1973

Mannheim Jewish Community Collection

Identifier: AR 270
Abstract This collection contains various manuscripts, clippings, photographs and other materials pertaining to the history of the Jewish community in Mannheim.
Dates: 1679-1990

Margaret Rothenberger Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25465
Abstract This collection contains documents and photographs relating to Margaret Rothenberger (1894-1995) and her family. The materials include family trees and genealogical research about the Katz, Oppenheimer, Rothenberger, and Hochschild families, as well as documents relating to specific individuals and hundreds of photographs.
Dates: 1829-1995

Marietta Bach Family Collection

Identifier: AR 10972
Abstract The collection contains original and published materials pertaining primarily to the family of Marietta Bach in Munich, Germany and their textile company. Also included are mostly published materials about Jews in Bavaria during the Nazi period and the November pogrom.
Dates: 1873-1988

Martha Lev-Zion Genealogy Papers

Identifier: AR 25594
Abstract Dr. Martha Lev-Zion (1940-2014) was a genealogist and a historian at the Ben Gurion University in Be’er Sheva, Israel. This collection contains materials relating to her genealogy research, including family trees, genealogical tables, maps, photographs, family narratives, newsletters, correspondence, and vital records regarding her family.
Dates: 1708-2011; Majority of material found within 1890-2011

Martin G. Goldner Collection

Identifier: AR 3136
Abstract The Martin G. Goldner Collection holds materials amassed by this amateur historian in pursuit of his and his wife’s genealogy, thus interrelating five families: the Goldners, the Ehrenbergs, the Fischels, the Rosenzweigs, and the Baumanns. The most noteworthy materials belong to the Ehrenbergs and their Samsonschule in Wolfenbuettel, as well as to the Fischels and Rosenzweigs. Documents include correspondence, photographs, original manuscripts and other archival materials.
Dates: 1822-1986; Majority of material found within 1840s-1890s, 1970s

Marx Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25407
Abstract This collection documents the lives of the Marx family, who lived at the beginning of the twentieth century in Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Rheinland-Pfalz), Germany. There Sigmund Marx built up a flour wholesale business with his brother Willy Marx. Sigmund Marx was married to Mathilde Marx, who gave birth to Ernest and Paul Marx. The collection contains the correspondence of the Marx family, financial papers of the Sigmund Marx business and a huge amount of clippings regarding German-Jewish life during the Nazi period.
Dates: 1847-1999; Majority of material found within 1937-1945

Mecklenburg; Jewish Community Collection

Identifier: AR 3453 / MF 640
Abstract Folder 1 contains: List of Jewish communities from the American Federation of Jews from Central Europe; Genealogical records regarding Bonheim family; article by evangelisch-lutherische Landeskirche Mecklenburg, "Reichskristallnacht 1938, Reichspogromgedenken 1988", 48p., 1988
Dates: 1945-1998