Alex Bernstein Collection
 
AR 4187 / MF 459

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Leo Baeck Institute

Center for Jewish History

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Finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Chris Bentley on February 12, 2009. Description is in English.
September 2010: Links to digital objects added in Container List. 2010-09-15  encoding of linking to digital objects from finding aid was changed from <extref> to <dao> through dao_conv.xsl

Descriptive Summary

Title: Alex Bernstein Collection
Abstract: This collection contains materials written and/or collected by Alex Bernstein. Most is focused on the Jewish communities in Westphalia and in particular the town of Hoexter. Genealogical information is featured throughout, including a history of the Eichengruen family.
Languages: The collection is in English and German.
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet
Identification: AR 4187 / MF 459
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Biographical Note

Alex Bernstein was born in 1862 in Hoexter. He became an American citizen and lived in Chicago. He died in 1941 in San Diego.

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Scope and Contents

The materials in this collection document the Jewish communities in Westphalia and in particular the town of Hoexter. It contains a manuscript written by Alex Bernstein called Die Juden im Kreise Hoexter (Westf.) und benachbarten Bezirken - In den letzten circa 200 Jahren, which includes a list of Jews in Hoexter as well as a map of Hoexter county. Folders 4-15 contain handwritten notebooks with information regarding cemeteries in various communities and lists of names, marriages, births, and deaths. A 23 page history of the Eichengruen family written by Gustav Eichengruen is included, called Die Eichen(l)gruens zugleich ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der westfaelischen Juden.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 1 box.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Collection is microfilmed (2 reels) - please use MF 459.

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.

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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Microfilm

Collection is available on two reels of microfilm (MF 459). Please note that box and folder numbers do not appear on the microfilm version.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Alex Bernstein Collection; AR 4187 / MF 459; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Container List

 

Box 1, undated, 1923-1937

16 folders
BoxFolderTitleDate
11Manuscript by Alex Bernstein, "Die Juden im Kreise Hoexter (Westf.) und benachbarten Bezirken - In den letzten circa 200 Jahren". Part 1: alphabetical list of Jews in Hoexter; part 2: Verzeichnis der Maedchennamen der Ehefrauen und der Namen ihrer Ehemaenner; part 3: list of places, including a map of Hoexter county. Manuscript written between 1929-1937, typescript, 80 + 36 + 131 pages, and handwritten original.1929-1937
12Alphabetical list of Jews in Hoexter/Westphalia, with some genealogical informationundated
13History of the Eichengruen family by Gustav Eichengruen, "Die Eichen(l)gruens zugleich ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der westfaelischen Juden"; published in Hanover, 23 pagesundated
14Notebook: Various communities/Westphaliaundated
15Notebook: Hoexterundated
16Notebook: Hoexter and other communities in Westphaliaundated
17Notebook: List of namesundated
18Notebook: Hoexterundated
19Notebook: Various communities, Westphalia (?)undated
110Notebook: Hoexterundated
111Notebook: Various communities, Westphalia (?)undated
112Notebook: Brakel in Westphaliaundated
113Notebook: Holzminden jewish cemetaryundated
114Notebook: Hoexter jewish cemetaryundated
115Notebook: List of namesundated
116Alex Bernstein’s US passports from 1923 and 1925/19261923-1926
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