Guide to the Papers of the Alfred Grünspecht Family
1748-2003

AR 11016 / MF 962

Processed by Yakov Sklar

Leo Baeck Institute

Center for Jewish History

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Yakov Sklar in November 2008. Description is in English.
February 2010: Microfilm inventory added. September 2010: Links to digital objects added in Container List. 2010-09-20  encoding of linking to digital objects from finding aid was changed from <extref> to <dao> through dao_conv.xsl

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Alfred Grünspecht
Title: Alfred Grünspecht Family Collection
Dates:1748-2003
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.
Languages: The collection is in German and English.
Quantity: 1 linear foot.
Identification: AR 11016 / MF 962
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Biographical Note

Alfred Gruenspecht was born in Wuestensachsen in 1920. His family emigrated to the United States in 1937, where they launched a successful butcher business. He died on September 28, 2001 in New York.

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Scope and Content Note

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 bulk of the collection consists of manuscripts, mostly of Alfred Grünspecht’s translations but also includes biographical writings by other authors, such as David Grünspecht and Sydney Baumann. All these writings in this collection deal with the German-Jewish experience in Germany prior and during World War II.

All genealogical materials were assembled by Alfred Grünspecht and pertain to three families, Grünspecht, Oppenheimer, and Seitenbach. These materials include vital documents, lists, correspondence, printed materials, and family trees.

Other materials in the collection include correspondence, mostly regarding Grünspecht’s donation to a number of Jewish museums as well as correspondence regarding the history of Jews in Germany in genearl, and in Würzburg, Thuringia, and Wüstensachsen in particular.

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Arrangement

This collection consists of one series.

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Access and Use

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the “Request” button.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Collection is digitized.

Collection is microfilmed, please use MF 962.

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

Gruenspecht, Alfred, Gruenspecht 1886-1999

Gruenspecht, David, Memoiren 1933-1945

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Separated Material

Some photographs have been removed to the LBO Photo Collection.

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Microfilm

Collection is available on 2 reels of microfilm (MF 962).

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Alfred Grünspecht Family Collection; AR 11016; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Container List

 

Series I: Correspondence, 1950-2003

This series is in German and English.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

This series consists of Alfred Grünspecht’s correspondence regarding his donations to a number of Jewish museums as well as correspondence regarding the history of Jews in Germany.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Generalundated, 1950-2003
12K'hall Adath Jeshurun, Inc.1950-1957
13Köhler-Knacker, Margitta1998-1999
14Museum of Jewish Heritage1977-2000
15United States Holocaust Memorial Museum1997-1998
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Series II: Genealogy, 1748-2000

This series is in German and English.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series II: Genealogy includes family history materials collected by Alfred Grünspecht. Included here are materials pertaining to three families: Grünspecht, Oppenheimer, and Seitenbach.

Materials collected here consist of vital documents, lists, correspondence, printed materials, and genealogical trees.

BoxFolderTitleDate
16Grünspecht familyundated, 1748-2000
17Oppenheimer familyundated, 1992
18Seitenbach familyundated, 1800s-1970s
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Series III: General, undated, 1930s-1950s

This series is in German and English.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

This series includes various materials such as documents, sheet music, prayers, and other.

BoxFolderTitleDate
19Grünspecht, Alfred, documents1930s-1950s
110Grünspecht, Alfred, prayers2000
111Variousundated
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Series IV: Writings, undated, 1967-1998

Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series IV: Writings includes manuscripts by Alfred Grünspecht as well as by other authors.

The bulk of the series consists of Alfred Grünspecht translations from German. Other materials include writing by other authors, including David Grünspecht and Sydney Baumann.

All the writing in this series deal with German-Jewish experience in Germany prior to World War II.

BoxFolderTitleDate
112Baumann, Sydneyundated
  

After Würzburg

 
113Grünspecht, Alfred and David1998
  

Die jüdische Gemeinde in Wüstensachsen

 
114 AGrünspecht, Alfredundated
  

Aus der ehemaligen Heimat

 
114 BGrünspecht, Alfredafter 1967
  

Grünspecht family history

 
115Grünspecht, Alfredundated
  

History of the Nazi Terror in Wüstensachsen

 
116Grünspecht, Alfredundated
  

Sprüche

 
117Between Dignity and Despairundated
118Claudia G. Diaryundated
119Deportation bookundated
120German Jewish Soldiersundated
121Hilda's Voiceundated
122History of Former Jewish Community of Gossmannsdorf on the Main Riverundated
123Jews in Thuringiaundated
124Jews of Würzburg, 1918-1933undated
125Pinkas Kehilot Hessenundated
126The Poetess Gertrud Groagundated
127Salonikiundated
128A solemn Statementundated
129The Solo Effort of Lieutenant Captain Friedrich Wilhelm Lübke
130The Swamp Soldiersundated
131Teacher, Athlete, Founder of Newspaperundated
132Variousundated
133Variousundated
134Variousundated
135Walter Rathenauundated
136We Gladly Purchased from the Jewundated
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Series V: Printed Materials, 1942-2002

Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

[Series description goes here]

BoxFolderTitleDate
137Clippingsundated, 1942-2002
  

includes photos

 
138A Day to Remember1965
139Frankfurter Rundschau1995
140Israelitische Lehrerbildungs-Anstalt, Würzburg1976-2000
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