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 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 156 Collections and/or Records:

Abraham Selz Collection

 Collection — Consolidated Box P11, Folder: P-385
Identifier: P-385
Abstract Photocopy of the Record book of Abraham Selz of Niederstettin, Germany (and later of Baltimore, MD) contains records in Hebrew, Yiddish, and German regarding the circumcisions of over 450 boys in Niederstettin and its surrounding towns. Also includes one folder of background information on Abraham Selz.
Dates: 1853-1881, 1981

Adolf Leschnitzer Collection

 Collection
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

Albert Phiebig Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 352
Abstract This collection contains materials collected and created by Albert Phiebig in the course of his genealogical work. It primarily documents the history of the Phiebig family and related families, but also contains original materials from his ancestors and genealogical tables of other German-Jewish families, as well as other genealogical material and a few personal materials.
Dates: 1600s-2002

Albert Salomon Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25522
Abstract The Albert Salomon Family Collection holds papers of several members of the Salomon family, especially sociologist Albert Salomon, his wife Anna Salomon, his aunt social reformer Alice Salomon, and his daughter Hannah Salomon Janovsky. Much of the collection consists of family photographs. Other prominent materials include correspondence of Hannah Janovsky on the preservation and publication of her family members' writings and articles on the life of Albert Salomon. A small amount of family papers and genealogical information is also present.
Dates: 1765-2008; Majority of material found within 1972-1983

Alexander Altmann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 796
Abstract The bulk of this collection consists of materials docmenting the research of Alexander Altmann on German and German-Jewish history, particularly the philosophy of Moses Mendelssohn.
Dates: 1935-1981

Alfred Grünspecht Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11016 / MF 962
Abstract The Alfred Grünspecht Family Collection illustrates Alfred Grünspecht’s interest in documenting the horrors of World War II by way of translating the works of other authors as well as his interest in the genealogy of his own family. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, vital documents, and printed materials.
Dates: 1748-2003

Alfred Philippson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3245 / MF 461
Abstract 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

Alfred Werner Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7158
Abstract This collection documents the professional life of Austro-American art historian and journalist Alfred Werner (1911-1979). After being released from Dachau in 1939, Werner fled to New York. From 1940 to 1979, he wrote thousands of stories, reviews, and columns, and was an editor of or contributor to dozens of art magazines and Jewish periodicals. His primary interests were European, Jewish, and Zionist political affairs, and 19th and 20th-century European and American art, with an emphasis on Jewish and Israeli artists. The bulk of the collection consists of his published output. The collection also contains some additional professional material, such as manuscripts, research materials, and reference photographs, as well as a few personal documents.
Dates: 1914-1979; Majority of material found within 1940-1979

Altschuler and Weinberger Families Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25333
Abstract The Altschuler and Weinberger Families Collection includes materials related to the history of these families prior to World War II as well as materials that shed light on the fate of various members of the Altschuler and Weinberger families during the Holocaust. The collection consists of correspondence, printed materials, documents, photographs, genealogical materials such as charts and family trees, stammbuch (most likely belonging to Helen Altschuler), and a handwritten cookbook.
Dates: 1884-2007

American Jewish Committee Records, Subject Files

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1930-1973; Majority of material found within 1941-1961

Arno Herzberg Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25299
Abstract The collection consists almost entirely of newspaper clippings of Arno Herzberg’s articles. The articles deal with the Jewish situation in Germany in the 1930s, Israel and her problems with the outside world, Jewish holidays, and a small amount of articles dealing with economic issues, such as taxes. Other materials include a small amount of correspondence, manuscripts (all the manuscripts are photocopies lacking any annotations or remarks), and a memoir depicting the Hess family members between 1930 and the 1940s, including their imprisonment in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
Dates: 1930s-1992

Arthur Abelmann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25372
Abstract This collection documents the life of pharmacist and entrepreneur Arthur Abelmann. It contains materials about his personal and professional life, including his service in World War I. The bulk of the material concerns Chemiewerk, the pharmaceutical firm he founded in 1920 and cultivated for 13 years. In 1933, Abelmann was forced to resign his leading position and then to sell the company in one of the earliest cases of "Aryanization."
Dates: 1888-1950, 1997-2000s; Majority of material found within 1920-1934

Arthur Lilienthal Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2871
Abstract The collection contains Lilienthal’s 1924 doctoral diploma from the University of Heidelberg. Also included is a photograph of Lilienthal’s portrait at about age 40 by the artist Colin.
Dates: 1924-1939

Boernstein-Tuerk family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LBIJER 701
Abstract The collection contains various documents pertaining to the Boernstein-Tuerk family. The collection focuses on Ernst Boernstein (1854-1932), his parents, Ludwig (Levin) Boernstein and Fredericke (née Mayer), and his children Katharina, Ludwig, Walter and Rudolf.
Dates: 1846-1989

Bruno Lambert Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25310 / MF 1067
Abstract Documents pertaining to Dr. Bruno Lambert’s medical career and his service in the armed forces during WW II.
Dates: 1932-2007

C Theo Marx Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25207
Abstract The C. Theo Marx Family collection consists entirely of the materials used by C. Theo Marx for his book The Kohnstamm and Allied Families. By and large the materials collected here consist of photocopies form various archives and print-outs. Original materials consist of correspondence with archives and other research institution and other members of the Kohnstamm family, genealogical tables, photographs, manuscripts.
Dates: 1917-2004

Cahnman Foundation Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25836
Abstract This collection contains the records of Ira H. Jolles’ activities with the Cahnman Foundation, a philanthropic organization which funded projects dedicated to the preservation and care of Jewish archives, architecture, and culture. It consists primarily of correspondence relating to funded projects, including their planning and scope. Also included are several years worth of Board of Director meeting minutes and select legal documents from the Estate of Gisella Levi Cahnman.
Dates: undated, 1951-2018; Majority of material found within 2000-2017

Carola S. Trier Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25039/MF 771
Abstract The Carola S. Trier collection consists of the personal documents of Carola S. Trier. The bulk of the collection consists of her memoirs, covering a period from 193 to 1942. The collection also includes Carola S. Trier's personal and official correspondence and personal documents, as well as notes and notebooks by her father, Eduard Strauss. Also included clippings, mostly from The New York Times and Aufbau.
Dates: 1910-2000

Celia Schweizer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6441
Abstract The collection contains various documents and papers related to the life of Celia Schweitzer including family trees and geneology notes, several vital certificates, a poetry album, correspondence and sewing patterns.
Dates: 1853-1988

Christian Morgenstern Correspondence Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3466
Abstract This collection mainly consists of letters and postcards from Christian Morgenstern to Ephraim and Fega Frisch, née Lifschitz. Some clippings and poems are also included.
Dates: 1897-1914; Majority of material found in 1903, 1906-1907

Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany Collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-319
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.
Dates: 1955-1972

David Balter Archive

 Collection
Identifier: YUM 03
Abstract The David Balter Ccollection includes materials pertaining to World War II. The bulk of the collection consists of printed materials: brochures, newspapers, magazines, and clippings, and German propaganda leaflets. Other materials include photographs, small amount of personal correspondence, and General Orders of the 79th Infantry Division.
Dates: 1930s-1990s

David Baumgardt Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 797 / MF 553
Abstract The collection contains extensive correspondence of Baumgardt including letters from the front to his family during World War I, and correspondence with Conrad Aiken, Hannah Arendt, Julius Bab, Bertha Badt-Strauss, Leo Baeck, Isaiah Berlin, Walter Benjamin, Hugo Bergmann, Kurt Blumenfeld, Ilse Blumenthal-Weiss, Martin Buber, John Dewey, Dora Edinger, Albert Einstein, Ismar Elbogen, Elisabeth Foerster-Nietzsche, Felix Frankfurter, Sigmund Freud, Georg Heym, Salomo Friedlaender (Mynona), Max Gruenewald, Hermann Hesse (including photos, watercolors, autographed poems), Sidney Hook, Rudolf Kayser, Wolfgang Koehler, Hans Kohn, Georg Landauer, Heinrich Mann, Thomas Mann, Hans Margolius, Reinhold Niebuhr, Erwin Panofsky, Jacob Picard, Kurt Pinthus, Joachim Prinz, Hyman Rickover, Eleanor Roosevelt, Arthur Schlesinger, Hans Joachim Schoeps, Gershom Scholem, Toni Sender, Ernst Simon, Chaim Weizmann, Beatrice Webb, Robert Weltsch, and Arnold Zweig.

Also included are manuscripts, articles, lectures, and offprints by and about Baumgardt on philosophy, ethics, religion, literature, politics, and other subjects; transcripts of conversations with Einstein and Freud.

Correspondence and reviews about publication of Horizons of a Philosopher (the Festschrift for David Baumgardt).

Letters, notes, and manuscripts by Dorothy Canfield Fischer.

Photos of Baumgardt's family and friends.

Organizational records of the Zionist youth group Ha-Poel Ha-Zair, including minutes of the central council of the organization in Berlin and letters from Georg Landauer, Eugen Taeubler and Robert Weltsch, 1919-1921.

[AV collection (records)] Interview with Voice of America, February 23, 1955 ( 1 record)

[OS 80] Article "Erwachen der Romantik" (1930) (copy in Box 16, Folder 16); page from the Juedische Rundschau with notes by Baumgardt (copy in Box 18, Folder 19); speech "Jeremy Bentham, an Englishman, to the Citizens of the Several American United States, London 1817" (copy in Box 24, Folder 2)

[R 12] Sigmund Freud Autographs (copies in file).
Dates: 1800-1983

Dorothy Filene Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7202 / MF 984
Abstract The Dorothy Filene collection documents the personal life and professional activities of Dorothy Filene, née Finkelstein and to a lesser extent personal lives of a number of members of the Finkelstein family. This collection consists of a variety of materials such as correspondence, clippings, annual reports, brochures, job applications, notes and other school materials, minutes, and various manuals, used by Dorothy Filene in her work as a social worker.
Dates: 1860s-1972; Majority of material found in 1900-1962

Douglas Morris Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6470
Abstract The Douglas Morris Collection consists of oral history interviews conducted by Douglas Morris in the mid-1970s. The interviewees were Swiss and German Jews who survived World War II and were living in Germany or Switzerland at the time of the interview. The collection includes audio cassette tapes as well as associated materials such as transcripts, translations, narrative summaries, notes, index cards, and printed research materials. The German interviews formed the basis of Morris’s undergraduate honors thesis at Wesleyan University, and the collection includes drafts and other materials related to this thesis.
Dates: 1975-1977

Edgar Trier Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6443
Abstract The Edgar Trier Collection documents Edgar Trier’s military career, first as a member of the French Foreign Legion and then as a soldier in the Unites States Army. The collection consists of personal materials as well as Army related materials such as personal correspondence, memoirs, military orders and reports, certificates, photographs, and clippings.
Dates: 1940-1960s

Elisabeth Lunau Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6461
Abstract The Elisabeth Lunau Collection documents Elisabeth Lunau’s personal life and her research on her father, Ludwig Marum, a Minister in the Weimer Republic and a prominent figure in the Socialist movement; the collection also documents Elisabeth Lunau’s research on her family’s genealogy. The collection consists of correspondence, vital-, immigration-, and financial documents, photographs, lists, genealogical tables, manuscripts, notes, and printed materials.
Dates: 1750s-1997; Majority of material found in 1916-1997

Eliyahu Guttmacher Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 27
Abstract Eliyahu Guttmacher was a rabbi, Talmudic scholar, mystic, communal leader, and early Zionist. During his lifetime he was known as the Tsadik of Grätz and thousands of Jews flocked to him for blessings and advice. Guttmacher was also known for his support of Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Kalischer, an early Zionist, and for his extensive collection of funds for institutions in Palestine. The bulk of the collection consists of several thousand kvitlekh (written requests to a rabbi asking for a blessing or advice). The kvitlekh were received from Jews residing in Poland and other, mostly European, countries. They reflect the social history of European Jews in the mid-19th century and relate to financial, medical, and family problems. In addition, the collection contains the following: general correspondence, including inquiries relating to religious matters, family correspondence, legal documents such as court and government papers, bills, certifications by unidentified authors, discussions on Jewish law by unknown authors, amulets, business documents, and receipts for contributions to charitable institutions in Palestine.
Dates: 1828-1908, 1958; Majority of material found within 1847-1874

Emil L. Feigenbaum Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11594
Abstract This collection contains materials highlighting accomplished German-Jewish athletes and soldiers. The earliest material in the collection are programs regarding memorial services for Jewish soliders in the German army (1915-1916) and regarding the 54th Infantry Division in Russia (World War I period); followed by two editions of newspapers (one containing an article by Hermann Badt entitled Momentbilder von der Palästinafahrt des Graf Zeppelin from publication Aus alter und neuer Zeit - Illustrierte Zweiwochenschrift des Israelitischen Familienblattes (1929); and obituary of Jakob Wolff, Jewish pilot in the German air force in WW I, from publication Der Schild - Zeitschrift des Reichsbundes Jüdischer Frontsoldaten (1926)); a scrapbook with clippings circa 1924-1936 featuring various Jewish Olympic athletes; photocopies of two pages of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, July 1953, with articles about: July 20 plot to assassinate Hitler, the Jewish artist Otto Freundlich (who was prominently featured in the 1937 "degenerate art" exhibit), and a film entitled Der Nürnberger Prozeß.
Dates: 1915-1953

Eric Lind Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6680
Abstract The Eric Lind collection documents his involvement with numismatics and philately and his interests in the Holocaust and the fate of the Jews during World War II. Materials collected here cover topics such as Anti-Semitism, Holocaust, Nazis and Neo-Nazis, forgeries during WW II, stamps and currency, and the era of Kaiser Wilhelm II. The collection consists of printed materials, artifacts, paper money and coins, stamps, post cards, envelopes, correspondence, documents, and photographs.
Dates: 1873-1983; Majority of material found within 1930s-1960s