Guide to the Papers of Joseph Perles (1835-1894),
1808-1961 (bulk 1854-1894)
AR 1351

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Perles, Joseph (1835-1894)
Title: Joseph Perles Collection
Dates:1808-1961
Dates:bulk 1854-1894
Abstract: This collection mostly documents the professional career of Rabbi Joseph Perles, one of the first rabbis of the Conservative Judaism movement. As a rabbi, he strengthened and organized the Jewish community of Munich during his posting there from 1871-1894. The collection focuses on his religious writings, as well as his writings on Biblical archaeology, rabbinical philology, and folklore. A number of his sermons are included. There is a large body of correspondence from fellow rabbis and academic peers across Europe. Papers from the Jewish Theological Seminary in Breslau include a statute of the year 1854, a yearly report from 1875, and correspondence concerning nomination of directors for the seminary in 1875 and 1879.
Languages: The collection is in German, Hebrew, Italian, French, and English.
Quantity: 1.75 linear feet
Accession number: AR 1351
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Joseph Perles was born in Baja, Hungary, in 1835. He was born into a long line of rabbis and talmudic scholars. His ancestors include the famous talmudist and mathematician Judah Loew ben Bezaleel (d. 1609 in Prague) and Asher ben Jehiel, or Asheri, (1250-1327), an outstanding legal codifier and talmudist. Joseph’s own father, Baruch Asher Perles, was won over in his studies by the simple interpretation of the Bible, the “peshat.” As rabbi of Baja, he appreciated both talmudic teaching and more secular culture. He read German books and periodicals, and sent Joseph to the local grammar school for part of his education. When the Jewish Theological Seminary of Breslau (now Wrocaw, Poland) opened, he had Joseph enrolled as its first student. The Jewish Theological Seminary in Breslau was founded by Rabbi Zecherias Frankel (1801-1875) after his break away from the Reform Judaism movement. The seminary was founded in 1854 with the premise that Jewish law was not static, but needed to be flexible and adaptable to cultural changes as, Rabbi Frankel argued, it was historically. Both Baruch and his son Joseph were supporters of Frankel’s movement, which became what we now know as Conservative Judaism. In addition to studying at the seminary, Joseph Perles also took courses at the University of Breslau. He graduated from the university in Oriental Philology and Philosophy, receiving a Ph.D. in 1859. His dissertation, “ Meletemata Peschitthoniana,” was a treatise on the Syriac version of the Bible. Studying and writing about ancient versions of the Bible became one of his specialties. His work in medieval literature was also extensive.

Joseph Perles’s main scholarly contribution was to Hebrew and Aramaic lexicography, philology. Works include Zur rabbinischen Sprach-und Sagenkunde (1873), where Joseph Perles looks at Hebrew origins and Hebrew philology in the “Arabian Nights” tales, Die Juedische Hochzeit in Nachbiblischer Zeit, (1860), where he studies Jewish marriage customs in biblical times, and Die Leichenfeierlichkeiten im nachbiblischen Judentum, (1861), in which he studies mourning and funerary customs of Jews in biblical times. He also wrote Beitrage zur Geschichte der Hebraeischen und Aramaeischen Studien (1884). This is only a sampling of his work. Topics cover biblical history, German-Jewish history, philology and linguistics.

Rosalie Perles (1839-1932), wife of Joseph Perles, was a writer and journalist for a number of papers and periodicals. Her best-known work is Aphorismen, published immediately after her death in 1932. Their son, Felix Perles (1874-1933), became a noted rabbi and scholar in his own right. As a student, he became attracted to the Zionist movement in Vienna. Later he became rabbi at Koenigsberg (now Kalingrad, Russia). His academic interests included Bible criticism, Hebrew and Aramaic lexicography, medieval Hebrew poetry, Jewish dialectics and mysticism. He published a critique of W. Bousset’s Religion des Judentums im neutestamentlichen Zeitalter (1903), and a collection of essays, Jüdische Skizzen (1912). Felix Perles’ wife, Hedwig Perles, was an active social worker in Königsberg. Joseph Perles’ other son, Max Perles (1867-1894), became a noted oculist.

Joseph Perles served as a preacher of the Brüdergemeinde of Posen (now Poznan, Poland) from 1862-1871. He rejected an offer to serve as a rabbi in Berlin as well as a position to lecture at the newly founded Landesrabbinerschule in Budapest. He opted instead to become rabbi of the Jewish community of Munich in 1871. During his rabbinate the Munich Jewish community became more cohesive and organized, and a new synagogue was established during his tenure, in 1887.

Joseph Perles stayed in Munich until his death in 1894.

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Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the material concerns the scholarly and religious career of Dr. Joseph Perles. His work is divided within the collection into sermons, academic papers, and correspondence. The sermons are handwritten in notebooks, and are often marked and notated with changes. The handwriting can be difficult to read. In both sermons and correspondence a researcher can discern much about Joseph Perles’s own academic and rabbinical development, as well as his role in Conservative Judaism. There is material he collected, such as documents pertaining to the history of the Jewish Theological Seminary in Breslau and the history of the Jewish community in Munich. Various family members are also represented. The correspondence of Felix Perles gives a great deal of insight into the work Felix did in carrying on the legacy of his father.

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Arrangement

The collection is organized in 4 series.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

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Access Points

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Related Material

Breslau (Theological Seminary) Collection (AR 2044)

Heinrich Graetz Collection (AR 154)

Zacharias Frankel Collection (AR 2903)

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Provenance

The Joseph Perles Collection was a donation received from Hans Perles and F.S. Perles, both grandsons of Joseph Perles.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Joseph Perles Collection; AR 1351; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

 

Series I: Personal, 1808-1961

The series is in German and Hebrew.
4 folders
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

This series contains documents of and collected by Joseph Perles. The first folder is material from the Jewish Theological Seminary in Breslau. The papers in this section span the years 1854 to 1880. Included is a statute of the seminary from 1854, a yearly report printed in 1875, and correspondence concerning the nomination of directors for the seminary in 1875 and 1879. The second and third folders contain documents and letters concerning the Jewish community of Munich. Two Hebrew documents date from 1808 and 1812. The 1808 document is a tribute by the community to King Maximillian Joseph, and the 1812 document is a prayer by Rabbi Hesskiel Hessel upon the birth of Princess Therese. All other papers concern the period 1863-1893 and relate to questions of reform, religious instruction, kosher butchering, and public celebrations. There is also correspondence with other Jewish communities. The final folder of the series is an addenda composed of articles and correspondence concerning and/or belonging to Joseph Perles, and covers the years 1875-1894. At the end of the series is an article, “Briefe aus dem Breslauer Seminar von 1856 bis 1861” by Joseph Perles, published in 1904, with a forward by Rosalie Perles.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Jewish Theological Seminary (Breslau, Germany)1854-1880
12Munich Jewish Community1808-1961
13Munich Jewish Community1873-1893
14Addenda1875-1904
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Series II: Sermons, 1858-1894

This series is in German and Hebrew.
7 Folders
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

This series contains 34 notebooks with handwritten sermons by Joseph Perles. They are dated from 1858, when Joseph Perles was in Breslau, to 1894, the year of his death in Munich. There are 528 sermons amounting to more than 200 pages. The sermons include Sabbath sermons, holiday sermons, and sermons for events such as birth, marriage, and death. At the end of the sermons there is various other written material, including a liturgy for the opening of the Neue Synagoge on Oranienburger Strasse in Berlin in 1866. It should be noted that Felix Perles edited a volume of his father’s sermons titled Predigten. Aus dem Nachlass in 1866.

BoxFolderTitleDate
15Predigten Joseph Perles - Heft I – VIII1858-1865
16Predigten Joseph Perles - Heft IX – XVI1865-1867
17Predigten Joseph Perles - Heft XVII – XXIV1867-1871
18Predigten Joseph Perles - Heft XXV – XXX1876-1888
19Predigten Joseph Perles - Heft XXXI – XXXIV1885-1892
110Predigten Joseph Perles - Printed material1859-1892
111Notesundated, 1892
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Series III: Correspondence, 1859-1894

Material in this series is in German, Hebrew, Italian, French, and English.
12 Folders
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by the last name of the correspondent.

Scope and Content:

Correspondence of Joseph Perles. This series is divided into three subseries.

Subseries 1: Frankel, Zacharias, 1862-1875

Material in this series is in German and Hebrew.
2 Folders
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries 1 consists of 56 letters from Rabbi Zacharias Frankel, a nineteenth century leader of Conservative Judaism in Germany, to Joseph Perles, and 5 letters from Zacharias Frankel to Joseph Perles' father, Rabbi Baruch Ascher Perles. The letters to Baruch Ascher Perles are written in Hebrew. These letters span the years 1862-1875.

The correspondence between Rabbi Frankel and Joseph Perles cover a variety of topics, including but not limited to news from the Theological Seminary in Breslau, discussions about Jewish history, and discussions on various books and articles. There is also family news. Some of the letters deal with Rabbi Joseph Perles’s relationship with his congregations in Posen and later Munich, and the strengthening of both communities through religious education programs. At one point, Rabbi Frankel thanks Joseph for his research, commenting on how Joseph’s work has helped Frankel with a book he is writing. There is talk of where they should send work to be published, and connections they have with the publishing world. Letters from the period when Joseph Perles was officiating in Posen often deal with the book Geschichte der Juden in Posen, which Perles was writing at the time. There is discussion of whether or not Joseph Perles should accept various rabbinical and teaching posts he is being offered, particularly an offer from Vienna that is apparently rejected. It is somewhat unclear if the offer from Vienna is a rabbinical post or a teaching position.

The 5 letters to Rabbi Baruch Ascher Perles from Zacharias Frankel are questions that Frankel is posing to Rabbi Perles for his response or decision. Frankel seeks clarification of a talmudic sugye (a subject of talmudic study). The questions are of a legal nature

BoxFolderTitleDate
112Letters from Zacharias Frankel to Joseph Perles1862-1875
  56 letters 
113Letters to Rabbi Baruch Ascher Perles from Zacharias Frankel1854-1859
  5 letters 

Subseries 2: Graetz, Heinrich, 1862-1891

Material in this series is in German and Hebrew.
1 Folder
Arrangement:

Arranged chronoogically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries 2 consists of 87 letters and cards from Heinrich Graetz to Joseph Perles. They date from the years 1862 to 1891. Heinrich Graetz was a scholar of Jewish history, controversial for his belief in Jewish national identity. Much of the correspondence is about books that Graetz and Perles are either reading or writing. Graetz inquires about the history of the Jews in Posen, aware Perles is writing a book on the topic. Graetz talks about his own research on Jewish history in the 16th century. He also writes about the periodical he edits (and where Perles contributes articles to), the seminary where he teaches, theological organizations, and traveling he or Perles is doing for vacation or professional reasons. They exchange private information about their families and their own health as well.

BoxFolderTitleDate
114Heinrich Graetz to Joseph Perles1862-1891
  57 letters 

Subseries 3: General, 1857-1894

Material in this series is in German, Hebrew, Italian, French, and English.
9 Folders
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by the last name of the correspondent.

Scope and Content:

Subseries III consists of 457 letters and 221 cards from 229 senders. They are dated from 1857 to 1894 and amount to 1,249 pages. Most of the letters and cards are written in German script, often with Hebrew references, titles, explanations, etc. A relatively large part is written in only Hebrew. Letters are also in French, Italian, and English. Some cards and letters contain only short notes, such as congratulatory messages. But most of the letters discuss scientific questions, Jewish history or literature, and religious subjects. Occasionally Joseph Perles added notes to the letters concerning their contents. Not all the correspondence is dated.

Included in this subseries is correspondence from various leading figures in Jewish scholarship at the time. Many of the letters deal with Hebrew philology, especially Hebrew as written and spoken in Biblical times. Other topics include Hebrew literature from Biblical to modern times, Jewish history, and various episodes in Jewish literature and Jewish philosophy. The writers of the correspondence reflect the scholarship and interest these individuals had in these subjects, even if these topics were not their main concerns. Many of the writers are most remembered as scholars. Individuals include Wilhelm Bacher, a Hungarian scholar of biblical Hebrew, and Adolf Neubauer, an orientalist and bibliographer who traveled and lived throughout Europe and Palestine, researching Jewish history and language. Also represented is Solomon Buber, editor of rabbinical texts and a scholar of Jewish history and literature who was the grandfather of Martin Buber.

Many writers were prominent rabbis. These include Pinkus Fritz Frankl, rabbi of the Jewish community in Berlin, Moritz Gudemann, a leading Viennese rabbi, and Salomon Mayer Schiller-Szinessy, a rabbi in Manchester, England. Others held important academic posts. Marcus Brann was a famous historian and teacher at the University of Breslau. Isidore Loeb was a leading figure of French Jewry, serving and teaching at a variety of posts and Jewish institutions. David Rosin was a lecturer on Hebrew philology at the Jewish Theological Seminary in Breslau. Adolf Schwarz served as the first dean of the Vienna Israelitisch-Theologische Lehranstalt.

BoxFolderTitleDate
21Inventory of lettersundated
22Abrahams, Israel (London, England)1891
22Alberstadt?, Yehudah Zvi Hirsch (Belsk, Russia, now Bielsk, Poland)1890
22Anger, [Rudolf?] (Leipzig, Germany)1859
22Babad, J. (Greifswald, Berlin)1885, 1890
22Bacher, Wilhelm (Breslau, Germany; Budapest, Hungary)1873-1893
22Badt, Benno Guilelmus (Breslau, Germany)1871
22Bamberger, Isaak (Königsberg, Germany)1879-1888
22Bamberger, Nathan (Würzburg, Germany)1888-1892
22Bamberger, Salomon1888
22Baranek, ? (Vienna, Austria)1889
22Bekack, Jehuda (Kherson, Russia)undated
22Barlepsch, Hans E. von (Munich, Germany)1886, 1887
22Berliner, Adolf (Berlin, Germany)1870-1893
22Bernays, Jacob (Bonn, Germany)1875
22Bernstein, Bela (Breslau, Germany)1890
22Blau, Ludwig1891
22Bloch, Josef (Vienna-Florisdorf, Austria)1881
22Bloch, Moritz (Paris, France)1885, 1888
22Bloch, Philipp (Posen, Germany)1884, 1890
22Brann, Marcus (Pless, Germany; now Pszczyna, Poland)1888-1893
22Brüll, Adolf (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)1891
22Buber, Salomon (Lemberg, Galicia, now L'viv, Ukraine; Karlsbad, Bohemia)1880, 1884-1893
22Bürchner, L.[Ludwig?] (Amberg, Germany)1892
22Campagnana, Guiseppe de Menagio (Florence, Italy)1876
22Carlsohn (?), H. de (Amsterdam, Netherlands)1877
22Cassel, [David?] (Berlin, Germany)1888
22Chwolson, Daniel (St. Petersburg, Russia)1893
22Cohn, Abraham (Posen, Germany)1885
22Cohn, Albert (Paris, France)1859, 1860
22Cohn, Jacob (Kattowitz, Germany, now Katowice, Poland)1880
23Dalhousie, John William Ramsay1882
23Dembitzer, Hayyim Nathan (Kraków, Galicia, now Poland)undated
23Derenbourg, Joseph (Paris, France)1881-1890
23Doellinger, Ignaz von (Munich, Germany)1875-1889
23Dünner, Joseph Hirsch (Amsterdam, Nederlands)1876
23Edelstein, Seev Wolf (Munich, Germany)undated
23Egers, Jacob (Berlin, Germany)1884
23Ehrenfeld, Rosa (Budapest, Hungary)1876
23Ehrenreich, Moses Lewi (Rom, Italy)1890
23Ehrentreu, Heinrich (Munich, Germany)1886
23Engelbert, Hermann (Saint Gallen, Switzerland)1876, 1881
23Engelmann, Th. [Theodor?] (Munich, Germany)1889
23Epstein, Abraham (Vienna, Austria)1888-1891
23Eschelbacher, Josef (Bruchsal, Germany)1887
23Feilitzsch, Max von (Munich, Germany)1876, 1879, 1881
23Feust, Philipp (Fürth, Germany)1884
23Föringer, ? (Munich, Germany)1873, 1876
23Fraenkel, Siegmund (Breslau, Germany, now Wrocaw, Poland)1893
23Frankl, Adolf (Kremsier/ Kroměříž, Moravia)1892
23Frankl, Pinkus Fritz (Berlin, Germany)1872-1884
23Freimann, Israel Meir (Filehne, Germany, now Wielen, Poland; Ostrowo, Germany, now Ostrów Wielkopolski , Poland)1862, 1873
23Freimann, Jakob (Kanitz, Germany)1892
23Freudenthal, Jacob (Göttingen, Germany)1879-1891
23Fried, ? (Meisenheim, Germany)1880
23Fürst, A (Amsterdam, Nederland)1884
23Fürst, Julius (Mannheim, Germany)1884-1891
23? , ? (Ostrowo, Germany, now Ostrów Wielkopolski)1889
24Geiger, Ludwig (Berlin, Germany)1888, 1889
24Gohr?, Gohrpahn (Bacs-Topolya, Hungary; now Bačka Topola, Serbia)1893
24Goldblum, Isidore (Paris, France; Nuremberg, Germany)1887-1894
24Goldziher, Ignác (Budapest, Hungary1893
24Gotthelf, Jakob (Munich, Germany)1871
24Gräber, Eisig (Jaroslaw, Galicia)1889
24Gross, Heinrich (Strelitz, Germany; Augsburg, Germany)1873-1891
24Grünbaum, Elias (Landau, Germany)1877, 1878
24Grünbaum, Max (Munich, Germany)1881-1893
24Güdemann, Moritz (Vienna, Austria)1878-1894
24Guttmann, Jakob (Breslau, Germany, now Wrocaw, Poland)1893
25Haentle, Chr.? (Munich, Germany)1885
25Halberstam, Solomon Chaim (Bielitz, Galicia, now Bielsko-Biala, Poland)
25Hamburger, J.Z. (Breslau, Germany, now Wrocaw, Poland)1887
25Haneberg, B. von (Munich, Germany)1871
25Hasenstab, B.undated
25Haug (?), M. (Munich, Germany)1871
25Hefner-Alteneck, Jakob Heinrich von (Munich, Germany)1881-1883
25Heinemann, ? (Istanbul, Turkey)1880-1883
25Hepner, A.? (Breslau, Germany, now Wrocaw, Poland)1880
25Hildesheimer, Israel (Berlin, Germany)1871, 1887
25Hirsch-Gereuth, Joseph von1881-1887
25Hirsch, Markus (Prague, Bohemia)1881
24Hirschberg, Julius (Berlin, Germany)undated, 1888, 1889
25Horowitz, Chaim M (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)1885
25Horowitz, Jacob (Krefeld, Germany)1887
25Huber, Johannes (Munich, Germany)1875
25Jaffe, Bernhard (Posen, Germany; Poznań, Poland)1877, 1879
25Janichs, Georg (Dresden, Germany)1868
25Jellinek, Adolf (Vienna, Austria)1872, 1874
25Joel, Manuel (Breslau, Germany, now Wrocaw, Poland)1881, 1884
25Jona, Shlomo (Modena, Italy)1883, 1885
25Jutrosinski, Moritz (Berlin, Gemany)1879, 1884
26Kahn, Zadoc (Paris, France)1892
26Karpeles, Gustav (Berlin, Germany)1890
26Kaufmann, David (Breslau, Germany, now Wrocaw, Poland)1875-1892
26Kayserling, Moritz (Budapest, Hungary)1877, 1887
26Kirchheim, Raphael (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)1874
26Klausner, Max Albert (Berlin, Germany)1883
26Klein, Herman/ Chaim Zvi (Fegyvernek, Hungary)undated
26Klein, Salomon (Zenta, Hungary, now Senta, Serbia)1878
26Kobak, Joseph (Germany; Innsbruck, Austria)undated, 1894
26Köbner, Heinrich (Berlin, Germany)1880
26Koch, C. (Breslau, Germany, now Wrocaw, Poland; Erlangen, Germany)1890, 1893
26Kohn, Ignatzundated
26Kohn, Moritz (Leipzig, Germany)1870
26Kohn, Samuel (Budapest, Hungary)1872, 1891
26Kohut, Alexander (Fünfkirchen/Pécs, Hungary)1875, 1882
26Kohut, Sándor ( Nagyvárad, Hungary, now Oradea, Romania)1884
26Krauss, Friedrich S. (Vienna, Austria)1891
26Kristeller, Samuel (Berlin, Germany)1879
26Kubinsky, Friedrichundated
26Kuhn, E. (Munich, Germany)1891, 1892
27Landauer, Samuel (Strasbourg, Germany, now France)1893
27Landsberger, Julius (Darmstadt, Germany)1882-1886
27Lasinio, J. (Florence, Italy)undated, 1872
27Lattes, Moses (Salo, Italy)1880
27Laubmann, [Georg?] (Munich, Germany)1887-1893
27Lazarus, Leiser (Charlottenbrunn, Germany)1875
27Lazarus, Moritz (Berlin, Germany)1892
27Lemberger, H.? (Baja, Hungary)1884
27Levi, Benedikt (Giessen, Germany)1889
27Levi, Hermann (Munich, Germany)undated
27Levy, ? Dr. (Munich, Germany)1888
27Lévy, J. (Paris, France)1881
27Levy, Jacob? (Breslau, Germany, now Wrocaw, Poland)1886
27Lewin, Adolf (Koblenz, Germany)1881
27Lewy, M. Gottschalk (Berlin, Germany)1885-1891
27Lewy, Heinrich ( Mülhausen, Germany, now Mulhouse, France)1891
27Lewy, Meyer (Breslau, Germany, now Wrocaw, Poland)undated
27Lichtenstein, A.J. (Tisza-Be, Hungary)undated
27Liliencron, Rochusn von (Schleswig, Germany)1877
27Lilienthal, Max (Cincinnati, Ohio)1878
27Lindermann, Simon Abraham (Posen, Germany, now Poznan, Poland)1882
27Lipschitz, Leopold (Abaújszántó, Hungary)1882
27Loeb, Isidore (Paris, France)1879-1889
27Loeffelpolz, Wilhelm (Wallerstein, Germany; Würzburg, Germany)1878
27Loewenfeld, Theodor (Munich, Germany)1875
27Löwenmayer, Maier (Salzburg, Austria)1886, 1887
27Löwenstein, Leopold (Mosbach, Germany)1890
27Loewinsohn, B. (Karlsbad/Karlovy Vary, Bohemia)1886
27Ludwig, Hansundated
27Luzzatto, Isaia (Padua, Italy)1881
27Luzatto, Leone d'Mose (Venice, Italy)1888, 1890
27Luzzatto, Samuel David (Padua, Italy)1860
27Magnus, E.J (Breslau, Germany, now Wrocaw, Poland)undated, 1871, 1875
27Mai, Eugen (Paris, France)1889, 1890
27Maison, Carl (Munich, Germany)1893
27Mannheimer, Moses (Darmstadt, Germany)1882
27Margulies, Samuel Hirsch (Florence, Italy)1893
27Maybaum, Sigmund (Berlin, Germany)1887, 1888
27Merzbacher, Abraham (Munich, Germany)1884
27Meyer, Wilhelm1883
27Mieses, Fabius (Leipzig, Germany)1887
27Minderer, ? (Parma, Italy)1890
27Mocatta, Frederic David (London, England)1892, 1893
27Modlinger, Samuel (Vienna, Austria)1890
27Montefiore, Moses (London, England)1872, 1873
27Mortara, Marco (Mantua, Italy)undated, 1880
27Müller, Joel Haconen (Berlin, Germany)1889, 1892
27Mink, Meier (Marburg, Germany)1891
28Neubauer, Adolf (Paris, France; Oxford, England)1857-1893
28Neumann, Salomon (Berlin, Germany)1884
28Neustadt, Louis (Breslau, Germany, now Wrocaw, Poland)1887
28Neustätter, August (Munich, Germany)1887
28Nissen, S. (Breslau, Germany, now Wrocaw, Poland)1860-1871
28Nöldeke, Theodor (Strasbourg, Germany, now France)1893
28Oberhummer, Eugen (Munich, Germany)1892
28Oefele, Edmund von (Munich, Germany)1884
28Ortenau, Clementine (Munich, Germany)1873
28Perlitz, ? (Klattau/Klatovy, Bohemia)1880
28Perreau, Pietro (Parma, Italy)1884
28Piliz, Adolfo (Lemberg, Galicia, now L'viv, Ukraine; Florence, Italy)1876, 1881
28Pinner, Adolf (Berlin, Germany)1883
28Pischel, Richard (Halle, Germany)1888
28Plaut, Rudolf (Karlsbad/Karlovy Vary, Bohemia)1881
28Pott, August Friedrich (Halle, Germany)1872
28Prager, Isaac (Hannover, Germany)1882
28Pulvermacher, David (Berlin, Germany)1891
28Puschmann, Theodor (Vienna, Austria; Leipzig, Germany)1877, 1878
28Rabinowitz, Raphael Nathan (Munich, Germany)1882-1892
28Rahmer, Moritz (Magdeburg, Germany)undated
28Reifmann, Jacob (Zavikhost, Russia, now Zawichost, Poland)1882-1892
28Reines, Moses (Lida, Russia, now Belarus)1889
28Rippner, Benjamin (Glogau, Germany, now Gogów, Poland)1883
28Rockinger, Ludwig (Munich, Germany)1887
28Rosin, David (Breslau, Germany, now Wrocaw, Poland)1870-1892
28Rotmanner, Odilo (Munich, Germany)1892
28Russek, ? (Berlin, Germany)1884
29Salvendi, Adolf (Dürkheim, Germany)1878
29Schechter, Solomon (Cambridge, England)1891
29Scherek, ? (Posen, Germany, now Pozna)1885, 1888
29Schiller-Szinessy, Salomon Marcus (Cambridge, England)1878-1887
29Schlemmer, Georg (Rosenheim, Germany)1875
29Schlosberg, Léon1877
29Schmidt, A. (Kolmar, Germany, now Colmar, France)1885, 1889
29Schmöldert, ? (Breslau, Germany, now Wrocaw, Poland)1871
29Schönmfelder, Josef (Munich, Germany)1891
29Schwab, Moise (Paris, France)1887
29Schwarz, Adolf (Breslau, Germany, now Wrocaw, Poland; Karlsruhe, Germany; Vienna, Austria)1873-1893
29Seidor, ? (Werschetz/Versec, Hungary, now Vršac, Serbia)1881
29Seligman, Joseph (Stockholm, Sweden)1881
29Selver, D. (Berlin, Germany)1884
29Silbernagl, ? Dr. (Munich, Germany)1892
29Simonsen, David Jakob (Kopenhagen, Denmark)1886
29Simonsfeld, Henry (Munich, Germany)1891
29Singer, [Isidore?] (Paris, France)1892
29Sokolow, Nahum (Warsaw, Poland)1888-1890
29Spira, J. (London, England)1893
29Stein, Abraham (Prague, Bohemia)1869, 1874
29Steinschneider, Moritz (Berlin, Germany)1858-1888
29Steinthal ?, Beno? (Baltimore, Md.)1889
29Sutro, ? (Utrecht, Nederlands)1883
29Theodor, Jehuda (Bojanowo, Germany, now Poland; Posen, Germany, now Pozna, Poland)1893
29Thomas, G.M. (Munich, Germany)1885, 1886
29Traub, ? Dr. (Mannheim, Germany)1880
29Treitel, Leopold (Koschmin, Germany, now Kozmin, Poland)1884
29Venetianer, Luidwig (Breslau, Germany, now Wrocaw, Poland)1889
29Wassermann, Moses (Stuttgart, Germany)1893
29Wecklein, ? Dr. (Munich, Germany)1893
29Weimann, Elkan (Buchau, Germany)1877
29Weiss, Isaak Hirsch (Vienna, Austria)1880
29Wickes, W.[iliam?] (Oxford, England)1886
29Wiedemann, E.[ilhard?] (Erlagen, Germany)1890
29Wittelshöfer, J. (Floss, Germany)1880
29Wolfsfeld, B. (Bamberg, Germany)1888
29Ziemlich, Bernhard (Breslau, Germany, now Wrocaw, Poland)1875
29Zimmels, Bernhard (Breslau, Germany, now Wrocaw, Poland; Saint Pölten, Austria; Mährische Ostrau/Ostrava, Moravia)1888-1892
29Zuckermandel, Moses Samuel (Trier, Germany)1887
29Zuckermann, Benedikt (Breslau, Germany, now Wrocaw, Poland)1888-1891
29Zunz, Leopold (Berlin, Germany)1872, 1885
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Series IV: Perles Family Members, 1904-1928

This series is mostly in German.
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Series IV: Various members of the Perles family are represented in Series IV. Some information about the family members represented follows:

Rosalie Perles was the wife of Joseph Perles. This series consists of her manuscript Unsere Grossmütter, written in 1905. Following the manuscript are 20 thank you letters for the lecture Unsere Grossmütter as presented to the Verein fuer juedische Geschichte und Literatur in Königsberg, 1904.

Hedwig Perles was the wife of Dr. Felix Perles, daughter-in-law of Joseph Perles. She was a social worker in Königsberg. The series contains papers of the years 1905/1906, when Hedwig Perles was involved in organizing aid to Russian Jewish refugees. There are also two reports in this series from the Juedische Volkskueche for the years 1913 and 1914.

Felix Perles was the son of Rosalie and Joseph Perles. Personal correspondence, articles, and clippings of Felix Perles are in this series. The material spans the years 1906 to 1928. The articles deal with both the scholarly work of Felix Perles and the work of the Liberale jüdische Vereinigung (Liberal Jewish Association). The correspondence is also about both these issues.

BoxFolderTitleDate
210Perles, Rosalie1904-1905
211Perles, Hedwig1905-1914
212Davidson, Israel - Correspondence1923
213Perles, Felix - Correspondence and articles1906-1928
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