Guide to the Max Hermann Maier Collection, 1915-1982 

AR 6136

Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall

Leo Baeck Institute

Center for Jewish History

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Finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall on 2010-09-15. Finding aid written in English.
September 27, 2011  Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Creator:Maier, Max Hermann
Title:Max Hermann Maier Collection
Dates:1915-1982
Abstract:This collection contains two letters, several passports and identification cards, and a large amount of small-format photographs, likely shot during World War I.
Languages:This collection is in German and Portuguese.
Quantity:3 folders.
Identification:AR 6136
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Max Hermann Maier (born in Frankfurt am Main in 1891) was the son of Hermann Maier, director of the Frankfurt branch of the Deutsche Bank. He was a soldier in World War I. After the war he worked as a lawyer in Frankfurt am Main. In 1936 Maier became the legal advisor of the "Hilfsverein der deutschen Juden" in Hesse and organized Jewish emigration. In 1938 he emigrated to Brazil.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains two letters, several passports and identification cards, and a large amount of small-format photographs, likely shot during World War I.

The first letter contains a long, essayistic statement expressing Maier's thoughts on the possibilities and implications of a return of Jewish refugees to Germany after the end of the second World War. The second letter is directed to the general secretary of Deutsche Bank and recounts his father's career as director of the Frankfurt branch of Deutsche Bank. The photographs appear to have been mostly taken while serving as a soldier in World War I. Most are unlabeled, but a few labels indicate locations in France and training in Darmstadt, Germany. Many other photos appear to have been taken in Eastern Europe during the war.

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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.

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

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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Related Material

See also the Mathilde Maier Collection, LBI call number AR 10726.

See also Max Hermann Maier's Ein Gedenk- und Dankblatt zum 25. Juni 1951, meinem 60. Geburtstag,
LBI call number ME 415.

See also the books:

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Separated Material

A medal for war service had been removed to the Art and Objects Collection.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Max Hermann Maier Collection; AR 6136; 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.

Follow the links to access the digitized materials.

 

Container list:

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Official correspondence and clippingscirca 1934-1967
12Max and Mathilde Meier: Brazilian passports and identification cards1948-1982
13Photos, most taken during the first World Warcirca 1915-1918
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