Guide to the Ernst Feder Collection, 1851-1972

AR 7040 / MF 497

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Creator:Feder, Ernst
Title:Ernst Feder Collection
Dates:1851-1972
Abstract:Correspondence of Feder and his wife, Erna Feder (nee Zobel), with individuals and institutions, including Julius Bab, Moritz Julius Bonn, Erich Dombrowski, Manfred George, Kurt Grossmann, Ernst Hamburger, Gustav Heinemann, Theodor Heuss, Alfred Hirschberg, Bernhard Kahn, Kindler Verlag, Guido Kisch, Paul Loebe, Henry Morgenthau Jr., Ina Seidel, Ernst Simon, Fritz von Unruh, Bruno Weil, Robert Weltsch, Alfred Wiener, Theodor Wolff, Egmont Zechlin, Leon Zeitlin, Frederike Zweig, and Stefan Zweig.
Languages:This collection is in German, Portuguese, English, French.
Quantity:10 linear feet.
Identification:AR 7040 / MF 497
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Born in Berlin on March 18, 1881, Ernst Feder was a journalist and editor of Berliner Tageblatt from 1919 to 1931. Feder emigrated to France in 1933 and to Brazil in 1941. He returned to Germany in 1957 and died in Berlin on March 29, 1964.

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Scope and Content Note

Correspondence of Feder and his wife, Erna Feder (nee Zobel), with individuals and institutions, including Julius Bab, Moritz Julius Bonn, Erich Dombrowski, Manfred George, Kurt Grossmann, Ernst Hamburger, Gustav Heinemann, Theodor Heuss, Alfred Hirschberg, Bernhard Kahn, Kindler Verlag, Guido Kisch, Paul Loebe, Henry Morgenthau Jr., Ina Seidel, Ernst Simon, Fritz von Unruh, Bruno Weil, Robert Weltsch, Alfred Wiener, Theodor Wolff, Egmont Zechlin, Leon Zeitlin, Frederike Zweig, and Stefan Zweig.

Diaries by Feder recording his experiences from 1913 to 1962.

Manuscripts, photos of Feder and his wife, and clippings by and about Feder and his work.

Material on immigration to Brazil and on Nazi activities there; transcripts of the restitution case brought by Norbert Wollheim against I.G. Farben.

Addenda: Correspondence between Ernst Feder and Hans Wilhelm Arnold; curriculum vitae by H.W. Arnold

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The following individuals are mentioned in this collection:

Ackermann, Charlotte ; Afranho de Mello Franco ; Alemann, Else ; Altmann, Therese ; Appelbaum, Helena ; Arens, Hans ; Arnold, Hans Wilhelm ; Ascher, Fred ; Aschheim, S. ; Atcon, Rudolph ; Auras, Dora ; Bab, Julius ; Baconm Henry Selden ; Baeumlin, Klaus ; Baldus, Herbert ; Bamberger, Ludwig ; Baptista, Pereira ; Barth, Margret ; Bartmann, Ferdinand ; Bauer, Lothar ; Bayer, Hans ; Bechtle, Otto Wolfgang ; Benjamin, Ella ; Berley, Lilian ; Beyme, Werner von ; Bielschowsky, Rudolf ; Birkenfeld, Guenther ; Bitaon Publishing Co. ; Blairon, Erna ; Bloch, Camille ; Bloch, Rita ; Bonin, Renee von ; Bonn, Moritz Julius ; Borghardt, Robert ; Boveri, Margret ; Bowne, Raoul ; Brandt, Siegbert ; Brandt, Willy ; Brauer, Max ; Breal, August ; Brentano, Sopie ; Chen, Chieh ; Cieplik, Helene ; Clark, Charles ; Dahlheim, Luiz ; Das Parlament ; Dombrowski, Erich ; Donig, Arturo ; Donig, Else ; Dovifat, Emil ; Dyck, Richard ; Ebert, Carl ; Ebert, Christa ; Ebert, Louise ; Eilitz, Trudhild ; Elkins, Else ; Eyck, Erich ; Feder, Erna ; Feder, Ernst ; Fels, Walter ; Fernandez, Alzira ; Fiedler, Grete ; Fischer, Martin ; Fitzbacher, Erich ; Fleiuss, Max ; Foerder, Ludwig ; Fortner, Wolfgang ; Freund, Gunter ; Friedensburg, Ferdinand ; Friedenthal Richard ; Friedlaender, Fritz ; Friedler, Grete ; Fuhrmann, Hans ; Furcht, Brigitte ; Gaertner, Charlotte ; Garnier, Charles ; Geiger, Dietrich ; George, Manfred ; George, Manfred ; Gerschler, Karl ; Goetsch, Christian ; Goldstein, Erich ; Gollwitzer, Helmut ; Graeter, Karl Heinz ; Grassmann, Siegfried ; Grimme, Adolf ; Grossmann, Kurt ; Gruenbaum, Alfredo ; Grumach, Ernst ; Gufler, Bernard ; Guimaraes de Almeida, Carlos ; Gumpert, Heinrich ; Gurau, Kurt ; Haas, Karl ; Hahn, Adolf ; Hamburger, Charlotte ; Hamburger, Ernst ; Hammer, Franci ; Hartmann, Heinz ; Hehl-Neiva, Artur ; Heinemann, Gustav ; Heinig, Kurt ; Heppner, Charlotte ; Heuss, Theodor ; Hiller, Kurt ;

Himmelreich, Anneliese ; Hirschberg, Alfred ; Hirschberg, Alfred ; Hirschfeld, Eva ; Hirschfeld, Hans ; Hoffmann, Johannes ; Israel, Georg ; Jacob, Heinrich Eduard ; Jacoby, Charlotte ; Janowitz, Mela ; Janz, Friedrich ; Jaratzki, Grete ; Joao, Marinho ; Jonas, Klaus ; Jordan, Max ; Kaestner, Erich ; Kahn, Bernhard, 1876-1955 ; Kahn, Dora ; Katz, Richard ; Kausch, Hans-Joachim ; Kindler Verlag ; Kirszenbaum, J.D. ; Kisch, Guido ; Klabin-Segall, Jenny ; Klages, Victor ; Klee, Eugen ; Klemperer, Otto ; Krauel, Wolfgang ; Krause, Willy ; Landsberg, Otto ; Lasker, Albert ; Lemle, Rabbi ; Lemmer, Ludwig ; Lenneberg, Robert ; Leskoschek, Axel ; Levy, Arthur ; Lewin, Herbert ; Liebmann, Karl Wilhelm ; Loebe, Paul ; Loewe, Walter ; Loewenstein, Konrad ; Lorch, Luiz ; Luckner, Gertrud ; Lueth, Erich ; Maacks, Margarete ; Maltzan, Vollrath ; Mann, Monika ; Marchthaler, Hans Ulrich ; Marinho, Jao ; Marx, Karl ; Mecklenburg, Werner ; Meets, Margarethe ; Merz, Friedrich ; Meyer, Erica ; Mistral, Gabriela ; Mohn, Paul ; Momsen, Richard ; Morgenthau, Henry Jr. ; Moses, Herbert ; Mosich, Ernst ; Mucio, Leao ; Munk, Ricardo ; Munk, Wilhelm ; Neubuerger, Jo ; Oellers, Fritz ; Oppenheim, Cissy ; Oppler, Friedrich ; Osborn, Max ; Ostermann, Ernst von ; Otto, Margret ; Paneth, Else ; Peier, Werner ; Peisser, Werner ; Pellischek, Herta ; Pfau, Erna ; Pliverics, Emil ; Preuss, Hans ; Redslob, Erwin ; Reiter, Julius ; Renan, Noemi ; Reuter, Ernst ; Roeder, Adolph ; Rohden, Tona ; Rosenbauer, Stefan ; Rosenberg, Heinrich ; Rosenstein, Paul ; Rubinstein, Walter ; Ruppert, Hans ; Salomon, Kurt ; Scherck, Alice ; Schiffer, Eugen ; Schiffer, Mieze ; Schlesinger, Armanda ; Schmid, Werner ; Schneider, Ernst ; Scholz, Werner ; Schreiber, Walter ; Schultz, Hans ; Schulze, Elisabeth ; Schwarz, Paul ; Schwarzbart, Ignacy ;

Seelig, Paul ; Segall, Lasar ; Seidel, Ina ; Selby, Ernst ; Sender Freies Berlin ; Shaltiel, David ; Shuster, George ; Simoes, Filho ; Simon, Ernst ; Simon, Hugo ; Simon, James ; Simson, Hilda ; Simson, Mary von ; Sinzig, Pedro ; Spengler, Grete ; Stampfer, Friedrich ; Stauffenberg, Karoline von ; Steinsieck, Lisbeth ; Stern, Anne ; Stern, Gustav Alfred ; Stria, Renate ; Strowaki, Fortunato ; Stuemke, Lalla ; Sulzbacher, Steffi ; Thieme, Karl ; Troppmair, A. ; Twardowski, Fritz ; Unger, Heinz ; Unruh, Fritz von ; Valentin, Bruno ; Vandsburger, Hans ; Wachsmuth, Bruno ; Wadepuhl, Walter ; Waegele, Dr. ; Waldner, Erich ; Warburg, Erich ; Weil, Bruno ; Weil, Bruno ; Weltsch, Robert ; Wendland, Else ; Wertheimer, Fritz ; Westphal, Dorothea ; Wettstein, Oscar ; Wiener, Alfred ; Wiener, Alfred ; Wittenberg, Alfred ; Wittkowski, Victor ; Wolf, Karl ; Wolff, Theodor ; Wollheim, Norbert ; Zach, Erwin ; Zechlin, Egmont ; Zeitlin, Leon ; Ziegler. G. ; Ziertmann, Frieda ; Zweig, Friderike ; Zweig, Stefan

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

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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
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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

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Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Ernst Feder Collection; AR 7040; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Other Finding Aid

5-page inventory.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection. Follow the links to access the digitized materials.

 

Box 1: Diaries I, 1913-1941

Box TitleDate
1 Diaries Volumes 1-141913-1941
 1913-19
 1926
 1927
 1928
 1929
 1930
 1931
 1932-1933
 1934
 1935
 1936
 1937
 1938
 1939-1941
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Box 2: Diaries II, 1941-1962

Box TitleDate
2 Diaries Volumes 15-251941-1962
 Brazil1941
 1942
 1943
 1944
 1945
 1946
 1947
 1948
 1949
 1950
 1951
 1953-1954
 1955-1956
 1957-1960
 1961
 1962
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Box 3: Diaries III, Notebooks, and Scrapbooks, undated, 1941-1947

Scope and Content:

Box 3 does not have any folders numbered 1 through 8.

Box TitleDate
3 1 unnumbered folder: Diary, Volume 24undated
3 5 Unnumbered folders: Notebooks, Volumes 1-13undated
39Ernst Feder Inventoryundated
310Scrapbook Vol 1 (7/1)1941-1943
311Scrapbook Vol 2 (7/2)1943-1944
312Scrapbook Vol 3 (8/1)1944-1945
313Scrapbook Vol 4 (8/2)1946-1947
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Box 4: Scrapbooks Vol 5-8, 1944-1954

BoxFolderTitleDate
41Scrapbook, Vol 51947-1949
42Scrapbook, Vol 61944-1950
43Scrapbook, Vol 71951-1952
44Scrapbook, Vol 81952-1954
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Box 5: Scrapbooks Vol 9-10; Clippings; Correspondence, undated, 1940-1958

BoxFolderTitleDate
51Scrapbook Vol. 9undated
52Scrapbook Vol 10undated
53Clippings, Stephan Zweig (12/1)1942-1943
54Correspondence; A-D (12/2)1940-1956
55Correspondence; E-J (12/3)1941-1956
56Correspondence; K-L (12/4)1940-1956
57Correspondence; M-P (12/5)1946-1956
58Correspondence; R-S (12/6)1941-1956
59Correspondence; S-Z (12/7)1941-1956
510Correspondence; A-Z (13/1)1955-1957
511Correspondence A-H (13/2)1958
512Correspondence; I-R (13/3)1958
513Correspondence; S-Z (13/4)1958
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Box 6: Corresppondence, undated, 1958-1970

BoxFolderTitleDate
61Correspondence1958
62Correspondence A-Z1959
63Correspondence Foreign A-Zundated
64Correspondence A-L1960
65Correspondence M-Z1960
66Correspondence A-FJuly 1960-1961
67Correspondence G-MJuly 1960-1961
68Correspondence N-ZJuly 1960-1961
69Correspondence A-E1961
610Correspondence F-K1961
611Correspondence L-Z1961
612Correspondence A-H1961-1962
613Correspondence I-L1961-1962
614Correspondence M-Z 1961-19621961-1962
615Correspondence A-E 1962-19631961-1962
616Correspondence F-L1962-1963
617Correspondence M-R1962-1963
618Correspondence S-Z1967-1970
619Correspondence A-E1967-1970
620Correspondence F-M1967-1970
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Box 7: Correspondence, Offprints, Programs, Photos Tributes, clippings, undated, 1939-1972

BoxFolderTitleDate
71Correspondence; M-Z (16/5)1964-1970
72Correspondence (16/6)1971-1972
73Correspondence; Ehemalige Schuhlehrerin (16/701960-1967
74Correspondence; Arthur Feder I1958-1960
75Correspondence; Arthur Feder II (17/2)1956-1960
76Correspondence; LeoBaeck Institute, Zeugnisse1956-1968
77Correspondence; LeoBaeck Institute (17/4)1958-59, 1968-1970
78Correspondence; Clippings, Offprint + LeoBaeck Inst.1968-1969
79Correspondence; Clippings, Programs, Ebert & Family (17/6)undated
710Correspondence; Eliat (17/7)1957-1960
711Correspondence; Clippings, Goethe Gesellschaft1958-1962
712Correspondence; Clippings Journalisten Verband (17/9)1960
713Correspondence; Dr. Werner Preiser (18/1)1958-1972
714Correspondence; Clippings, Ina Seidel (18/2)1958-1960
715Correspondence; Ercih Fitzbauer, Stephan Zweig Gesellschaft (18/3)1960
716Correspondence, Clippings, Fritz von Unruh1939-1955, 1965
717Correspondence, Tributes, Clippings re. 70th Birthday (19/1)1951
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Box 8: Tribute Books; Andenkenschreiben Books; A-Z Correspondence; Photos, undated, 1899-1979

BoxFolderTitleDate
81Tribute Book, Vol 1 (19/2)1951-1954
82Tribute Book, Vol 2 (19/3)1951-1956
83Tribute Book: Correspondence, etc. (20/1)undated
84Andenkenschreiben Book A-L (20/2)1964
85Andenkenschreiben Book M-Z (20/3)1964
86Correspondence B-K (20/4)1954-1971
87Correspondence L (21/1)1947-1968
88Correspondence, Ulrich von Marchthaler (21/2)1954-1969
89Correspondence, Dr. Else Paneth (21/3)1958-1959
810Correspondence, Fritz von Unruh (21/4)1961-1970
811Correspondence, Fredericke Zweig (21/5)1954-1969
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Box 9: Correspondence; Photos; Manuscripts; Clippings; etc., undated, 1851-1969

BoxFolderTitleDate
91Correspondence H-Z (21/6)1945-1965
92Correspondence; Lina, Landau, Fiedler1940-1946
93Correspondence; Clippings re. Theodor Wolff (21/8)1930-1969
94Correspondence; Clippings, etc. 21/91969
95Correspondence; Clara Hartgenbusch (22/1)1948-1960
96Correspondence; to Erna Feder1956-1963
97Correspondence; Kindler-Verlag (22/3)1956-1963
98Correspondence; regarding 75th Birthday1956
99Official correspondence, documents1939-1941
910Miscellaneous1969
911Correspondence Lists, Berlin Gemeinde (22/7)1969
912Correspondence; Pro. M.Bonn (22/80)1957-1960
913Correspondence, Ernst & Erna 50th Aniversary1961
914Correspondence, regarding 83rd Birthday1963-1964
915Correspondence, regarding Fanny Zobel (22/11)1944-1945
916Photos, Clippings Brazil (22/12)1943-1964
917Correspondence, Mendelssohn Archiv (22/13)1965-1966
918Correspondence, Alfred Wiener (22/14)1958
919Correspondence, Berlin Gemeinde (22/15)1959-1972
920Correspondence, Misc. (22/16)1950, 1958-1959
921Correspondence, Carolina (22/17)1957-1958
922Correspondence, Baptista (22/18)1959
923Correspondence, Tavares Bastos (22/19)1939-1940
924Correspondence, Nobel Commission (22/20)1908
925Correspondence, Fritz Baade (22/21)1968-1969
926Correspondence, Spectator (22/22)1946
927Dissertation "Der Publizist Theodor Barth" by Hans Wilhelm Arnold, Berlin (23/1)1956
928Manuscript on Hugo Preuss. Typed, some carbon copies, several versions. (23/2)undated
929"Die Kaiserin Friedrich und ihr geheimer Ratgeber". German, 143 p.; typed. Monograph on the Empress Victoria and her secret advisor, Ludwig Bamberger (ca. 1888) (23/3)undated
930Material and manuscripts on Paul Nathan. (23/4)undated
931Two incomplete manuscripts about Rui Barbosa. German, typed. (23/5)undated
932"Erinnerung an Stresemann". Undated; German, 11 p.; typed, Recollections by Feder about the life and achievements of the German statesman Gustav Stresemann. (23/6)undated
933"Erinnerung an Stefan Zweig zu seinen 80. Geburtstag". German, 4 p.; typed. Recollection by Feder of personal encounters with the romantic writer. (23/7)1961
934Correspondence and materials related to Norman Rich and his research on the financial misdeeds of Friedrich von Holstein in the early years of the German empire. (23/8)undated
935Manuscripts by Elsa von Bonin: "Der Schlaefer". Undated; German, 22 p.; typed. Short story. "Das bittere Ende". Undated; German, 4 p.; typed. Shorter story. "Ein Brief von R.E.v. Heide". 1945; German, 5 p.; typed. Fact or fiction? (23/9)undated, 1945
936"Fegefeuer. Roman". German, 216 p.; typed, carbon. Novella. (23/10)undated
937"Erinnerung an Mucki (zum 29. Maerz 1949)". German, 5 p.; typed, carbon. Recollection about the family's pet dog. (23/11)undated
938Manuscript by Heinz Elsberg: "Ein Publizist am Pusschlag der Zeit". German, 14 p.; typed, carbon. An appreciation of the skill and character of Ernst Feder. (23/12)undated
939Manuscript by "la Thume serieuse": "Monsieur Hercules". German, 2 p.; handwritten, reproduction. A book review. (23/13)undated
940Manuscript by Erna Feder: "Zu dem Buch von Jella Lepman `Die Kinderbuchbruecke'". German, 3 p.; typed, original and carbon copies. Recalls how a book about running a household and raising children had an impact in Berlin and in Argentina. (23/14)undated
941"Der Wendemantel" and "Miniaturen". German, each 2 p.; typed. Two short accounts, real or fictional. (23/15)undated
942Addenda; Correspondence, Hans W. Arnold (23/16)1956-1958
943"Begegnungen mit Groener" (24/1)1929-1930
944Research Materials etc. regarding Ludwig Bamberger (24/2)1851-1969
945Research Materials re Bernhard Kahn/Warburg (24/3)1960
946Research Materials regarding Ludwig Haas (24/4)1930
947Correspondence, Clippings, etc. regarding James Simon I (24/5)1948-1963
948Misc. Materials regarding James Simon II (24/6)1931-1965
949Misc. Materials regarding James Simon III (24/7)1968-1969
950Misc. Materials re James Simon IV (24/8)1931-1952
951Photos; Documents (25/1)1934-1960
952Photos (25/2)1942-1961
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Box 10: Documents; Correspondence; Photographs; Clippings; etc., undated, 1849-1983

BoxFolderTitleDate
101Photos 25/3 (25/3)undated
102Photos Autographsundated
103Photos1949-1963
104Photos (25/6)1909-1953
105Photos (25/7)undated
106Photo & Sculptury Tina Haim-Wentcher Clippings (25/8)1960
107Photos (25/9)undated
108Photos & Correspondence (25/10)1946-1968, 1983
109Documents, Correspondence, Clippings (26/1)1954-1955
1010Documents, Correspondence, Clppings (26/2)1954-1959
1011Periodicals, Clippings1954-1955
1012Clippings, B.I.C.A. (26/4)1957-1958
1013Clippings1970s
1014Clippings (26/6)1949-1950
1015Clippings1930
1016Clippings, Xerox, Articles (26/8)1930
1017Publications, Clippings, Mendelssohn-Archive, Photo1965-1967
1018Clippings, Publication; Brazil (26/10)1951-1955
1019Correspondence, Photos, Clippings1950-1955
1020Clippings regarding Wir luegen Alle by Margret Boveri (26/12)undated
1021Clippings (26/13)1964
1022Clippings, Reviews of E.F.Books (26/14)1950-1956
1023Clippings, E.F. Articles1929
1024Clippings regarding Theodor Wolff (26/16)1968
1025Miscellaneous incl. Photo, Letter1938-1972
1026Die Pruegel Strafe1911
1027Photos Articles, Clippings, Correspondence1928-1974
1028Transcript Wohlheim vs. I.G.Farben Restitution Case1953
1029Restitution Laws (27/3)1955-1957
1030E.Feder; Gesamt Verzweichnis der AusBuergerungs Listen 1933-38; Articles, Correspondence, Clippings 1931-1963 (27/4)1933-1938, 1931-1963
1031E.Feder; Medical Papers; Tets, Prescriptions, Diagnoses, Bills, Receipts etc. (27/5)1939-1958
1032E.Feder; Brazilian Materials (27/6)1947-1953
1033E.Feder; Clippings, Articles in Inprenta Israelita (27/7)1948-1950
1034E.Feder; Miscellaneous (27/8)1930-1971
1035E.Feder; regarding E.F. Speeches, Correspondence, Publications1849, 1949-1968
1036E.Feder; Correspondence, Menus, Postcards, Programs (27/10)1933-1969
1037E.Feder; Notes (27/11)1970
1038E.Feder; Biographical Information incl. Documents1940-1965
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