Guide to the Nahida Ruth Lazarus Collection, 1894-1904 

AR 3754

Processed by Sarah Glover

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Finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Sarah Glover on 2013-08-20. Finding aid written in English.
July 2015: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Creator:Remy, Nahida, 1849-1928
Title:Nahida Ruth Lazarus Collection
Dates:1894-1904
Abstract:The collection contains the handwritten manuscript for Nahida Ruth Lazarus's autobiography Ich suchte dich, which was published by Verlag Siegfried Cronbach in 1898. Also included is a handwritten and signed postcard from Lazarus to Arnold Tänzer regarding the health of her husband Moritz Lazarus; a handwritten and signed postcard from Lazarus to Arnold Lazarus with mention of a new book about her husband Moritz Lazarus entitled Lazarus, der Begründer der Völkerpsychologie; and handwritten and signed letter from Lazarus detailing a lecture tour on which she embarked.
Languages:This collection is in German.
Quantity:2 folders
Identification:AR 3754
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Nahida Ruth Lazarus was born in Berlin in 1849. She was married first to Dr. Max Remy, who died in 1881. In the late 1880s, she started studying Judaism with Professor Moritz Lazarus. She later converted to Judaism and married Lazarus in 1895. She contributed many essays on history, art, and theatrical criticism, and sociology to the feuilletons of the Vossische Zeitung, Monatszeitung, Westermann's Monatshefte, and other publications. She died in 1928.

Arnold Tänzer (also Aaron Tänzer) was born in 1871 in Pressburg, Hungary. He studied at the Pressburg Rabbinerschule, and Oriental philology and history at the University of Berlin (PhD 1895). In 1896, he was called to Hohenems as chief rabbi of Tyrol and Vorarlberg; since 1904, he was rabbi of Meran (Tyrol). He died in 1937 in Göppingen.

Arnold Lazarus was born in Breslau in 1877, where his father was principal of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Lazarus passed his rabbinical examination at this seminary while simultaneously studying at the University of Breslau. After teaching religion in Breslau, he was summoned to Frankfurt in 1904, practicing there alongside Rabbi Caesar Seligmann and later with Rabbi Georg Salzberger. He was a field chaplain in World War I. He died in 1932.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the handwritten manuscript for Nahida Ruth Lazarus's autobiography Ich suchte dich, which was published by Verlag Siegfried Cronbach in 1898. Also included is a handwritten and signed postcard from Lazarus to Arnold Tänzer regarding the health of her husband Moritz Lazarus; a handwritten and signed postcard from Lazarus to Arnold Lazarus with mention of a new book about her husband Moritz Lazarus entitled Lazarus, der Begründer der Völkerpsychologie; and handwritten and signed letter from Lazarus detailing a lecture tour on which she embarked.

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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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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Nahida Ruth Lazarus Collection; AR 3754; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Other Finding Aid

The original German-language inventory is available in the first folder

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Container List

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

 

Container list:

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Ich suchte dich : Eine Erzählung aus dem Leben von Nahida Ruth Lazarus (Nahida Remy) 1898
12Letters from Nahida Ruth Lazarus 1894-1904
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