Guide to the Max Dienemann Collection, 1898-1948

AR 60 / MF 614 / MF 96(2)

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Finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Chris Bentley on June 11, 2010. Description is in English.
October 29, 2013  Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Creator:Dienemann, Max
Title:Max Dienemann Collection
Dates:1898-1948
Abstract:Dienemann's dissertation, articles and manuscripts by him on theology and Jewish history, and lecture notes for his Jewish history course during the 1930s at the Freies Juedisches Lehrhaus, Frankfurt; sermons by Dienemann, and records kept by him of rabbinical duties performed in Offenbach.
Languages:This collection is in German and Hebrew.
Quantity:1 linear foot
Identification:AR 60 / MF 614 / MF 96(2)
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Born in Krotoschin (now Krotoszyn, Poland) on September 30, 1875, Dienemann studied at the University of Breslau and the Juedisch-theologisches Seminar, Breslau, receiving his doctorate and rabbinical ordination in 1898. He served as rabbi in Ratibor and Offenbach until his emigration to Palestine in 1938. He died in Tel Aviv on April 10, 1939.

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Scope and Content Note

Dienemann's dissertation, articles and manuscripts by him on theology and Jewish history, and lecture notes for his Jewish history course during the 1930s at the Freies Juedisches Lehrhaus, Frankfurt; sermons by Dienemann, and records kept by him of rabbinical duties performed in Offenbach.

Correspondence with individuals, including Chaim Bloch, Martin Buber, Ismar Elbogen, Siegfried Guggenheim, Richard Koch, Else Lasker-Schueler, Claude Montefiore, Franz Rosenzweig, and Eduard Strauss; letters written to Dienemann by inmates of Buchenwald concentration camp.

The following individuals are mentioned in this collection: Bloch, Chaim ; Buber, Martin ; Elbogen, Ismar ; Lasker-Schueler, Else ; Guggenheim, Siegfried ; Rosenzweig, Franz ; Strauss, Eduard ; Dienemann, Mally ; Klausner, Joseph ; Koch, Richard ; Montefiore, Claude

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Arrangement

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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.

Collection is microfilmed (MF 614).

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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Microfilm

Collection is available on 2 reels of microfilm (MF 614). Some material also apears on MF 96(2).

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Max Dienemann Collection; AR 60; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Other Finding Aid

See Inventory List.

16-page paper inventory.

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Bibliography

See also letters in Leo Baeck Collection, Letters Box 1-3.

See also Max Dienemann's and his wife's memoirs ME 759 and ME 112.

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Container List

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

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Box 1, undated, 1900-1960

BoxFolderTitleDate
11FOLDER 11920-1948
  

31 items include notebooks (1920-1935); 5 letters partly from Buchenwald; letters from Max Dienemann to different people (1933 - 1937); 9 letters from Dienemann to Siegfried Guggenheim (1938-1939), "Aus den Gebeten Israels," "Dem Andenken an meinen Freund und Lehrer Dr. Max Dienemann Rabbiner in Offenbach a.M. 1920-1939 gewidmet von Siegfried Guggenheim." (1948)

 
12FOLDER 2
  Manuscript: "Das Eid der Juden in historischer und theologischer Erziehung". German, 21 p.; handwritten. How the Jewish covenant with God is taught in historical and theological instruction.1900
  Manuscript: "Die Bibel und die assyriologische Forschung". German, 27 p; handwritten in notebook. Lecture on the link between modern archeological research and the Bible's stories.1903
  Manuscript: "Das Judentum um die Wende des ersten vorchristlichen Jahrhunderts". German, 31 p.; handwritten in notebook. Lecture on Jewish history in the era just before the Christian era.1906
  Manuscript: "Die Juden in Deutschland im 19ten Jahrhundert". German, 24 p.; typed in a notebook. Lecture on the social, organizational and moral development of the Jews of Germany in the 19th century.1090 [sic]
  Manuscript: "Das juedische Schrifttum in seiner Entwicklung von Esra bis zum Erloschen des Gaonats". German, 31 p.; handwritten in notebook. Siegfried Guggenheim's notes from a lecture on Jewish literature and scripture from the end of the prophets to the Middle Ages.1921
  Manuscript: "Drei Legenden der Hoffnung und des Trostes um Jerusalem fuer Ludwig und Sidi Mandowsky zum 15. 6. 1927." German, 2 p.; typed. Three legends of hope and faith in God, translated (from an unidentified language and source) by Max and Mally Dienemann.undated
  Mansucript: "Humanitaetsgedanke von Goethe bis heute". German, 6 p.; handwritten. Evolution of the concept of humanity from the 18th to 20th centuries.undated
  Manuscript: Untitled sermon for Jewish New Year, first day; German, 10 p.; typed. Explanation of why atonement comes at the beginning of a new year, rather than at the end of the old.1933
  Manuscript: "Muhammed". German, 6 p.; handwritten. Essay on the founder of Islam.undated
  Manuscript: Untitled historical lectures deliverd at the Frankfurt Lehrhaus in 1935. German, 84 p.; typed.
  Manuscript: "Zidduk Haddin. Die Unterwerfung unter Gottes Walten". German, 2 p.; typed. An explanation of the importance and meaning of a prayer said at Jewish burials.undated
1BOUND VOLUMES
  Band I: Predigten, Vortraege
  Band II: Ansprachen, Vortraege
  Bound lectures, Frankfurt: "Juedische Geschichte nach der Zerstoerung des zweiten Tempels bis zur Entstehung des Karaeertums" (138 pages); "Juedische Geschichte von der Entstehung des Karaeertums an bis Raschi"1935
  Transcripts by Siegfried Guggenheim of lectures and essays by Max Dienemann, Ismar Elbogen, and others; Mitteilungen der Grossloge fuer Deutschland 1935
  Clippings with artices by Max Dienemann1933-1939
13FOLDER 3
  

Chaim Bloch (1), Martin Buber (3), Ismar Elbogen (67), Rudolf Kittel (1), Joseph Klausner (2), Richard Koch (1), Else Lasker-Schueler (2), Claude Montefiore (3), Franz Rosenzweig (3), and Eduard Strauss (1).

 
14Newspaper and Journal Articles1908-1919
  

(Note regarding folders 1/4-1/8: IV Newspaper - and journal articles: 134 items on theology and Jewish history (1906-1939).)

 
15Newspaper and Journal Articles1920-1929
16Newspaper and Journal Articlesundated, 1931-1939
17Newspaper Clippings; 61 Clippings
18Newspaper and Journal Articles, 1919-1935; letter written by Mally Dienemann to Dr. Gruenewald, 19601919-1935, 1960
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Microfilm

BoxFolderTitleDate
MF 96(2)Ueber die Bedeutung des Irrationalen fuer das liberale Judentum.
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