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Guide to the Papers of Leo Baeck (1873-1956)
1885-2001

AR 66 / MF 710

Processed by Ilse Turnheim, LBI Staff, and Dianne Ritchey Oummia

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Dianne Ritchey Oummia in November 2005. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Baeck, Leo
Title: Leo Baeck Collection
Dates: 1885-2001
Dates: bulk 1935-1965
Abstract: The Leo Baeck Collection documents the life and work of Rabbi Leo Baeck, well-known as a leader, scholar, and spokesman for German Jewry. Although the most prominent items in this collection are articles, clippings, and biographical material on Leo Baeck, the collection also holds original manuscripts of his writing, as well as personal documents, correspondence, and a small amount of photographs and artwork.
Languages: The collection is mainly in German, English, and Hebrew.
Quantity: 4.5 linear feet + 1 oversized box + 1 card file box.
Identification: AR 66
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Biographical Note

Leo Baeck was born in Lissa (now Leszno, Poland), in the then German province of Posen on May 23, 1873. He was the son of the rabbi Samuel Baeck and Eva née Placzek and grew up with four sisters. Some of his earliest schooling took place at the Johann-Amos-Comenius-Gymnasium in Lissa. From 1891-1894 Baeck went to Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland), studying at the Jewish Theological Seminary as well as at the University there. Leo Baeck continued his studies in Berlin at the Lehranstalt für die Wissenschaft des Judentums in Berlin, where he studied with Wilhelm Dilthey. By 1897 he had secured his first post as rabbi in Oppeln (now Opole, Poland).

While in Oppeln, Leo Baeck married Natalie Hamburger in 1899, the daughter of the former rabbi there; they would later have a daughter, Ruth. In 1905, in answer to Adolf von Harnack's Das Wesen des Christentums, Leo Baeck published his work Das Wesen des Judentums, in which he defended Judaism against the accusation of diminishing modernity and stressed its timelessness. After staying in Oppeln for ten years, the Baecks moved to Düsseldorf. In 1912 Leo Baeck was called to Berlin. There he worked both as a rabbi at the large synagogue on Fasanenstraße as well as a lecturer at the Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judentums. During the First World War, Baeck served as a chaplain (Feldrabbiner) in the German Army, serving on both the east and west fronts.

In 1918 Leo Baeck returned to Berlin and worked at the Prussian Culture Ministry as an expert in Hebrew. During the 1920s he became involved in the work of several Jewish organizations. In addition to his position as a rabbi and his lecturing at the Hochschule, Leo Baeck also became President of the Union of German Rabbis (Allgemeinen Deutschen Rabbinerverbands) in 1922. He was elected President of the German B'nai B'rith Order in 1924. At this time Baeck also joined the Central-Verein deutscher Staatsbürger jüdischen Glaubens, and the Jewish Agency for Palestine.

When the Nazis rose to power in 1933 Leo Baeck was elected president of the Reichsvertretung der deutschen Juden (renamed the Reichsvertretung der Juden in Deutschland after the Nuremberg Laws were passed in 1935). As the head of this organization he worked to keep the morale of the German Jews high while simultaneously working to alleviate the discrimination and persecution of the Jews by the National Socialists and helping as many people as possible leave Germany. He traveled frequently in an attempt to bring the situation of the German Jews to international attention. In spite of several offers of emigration, Leo Baeck refused to leave Germany and the members of his community. He is reported to have stated that he would only leave Germany when he was the last Jew remaining there. In 1937 Baeck's wife Natalie passed away; during the November pogroms of the following year the synagogues in Berlin were destroyed, including the one at Fasanenstraße. Leo Baeck remained the nominal president of the Reichsvertretung when it was placed under Nazi control and renamed the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland. When this organization was finally disbanded in 1943, Leo Baeck, along with his family members, was sent to the concentration camp at Theresienstadt (Terezin) at the age of seventy.

During his time in Theresienstadt, Leo Baeck continued to teach, holding secret lectures on philosophy and religion in the barracks of the camp. In spite of being forced to perform hard labor, he also managed to begin a manuscript that would later become Dieses Volk – Jüdische Existenz, a work which attempted to interpret Jewish history. The camp was liberated in May 1945 by the Red Army. None of Baeck's four sisters survived Theresienstadt.

After the liberation of the camp, Leo Baeck eventually made his way to England where his daughter Ruth resided. He received many citations and honors as a result of his efforts under the Nazis, and spent much of his next years travelling and lecturing, as well as writing and helping to found several organizations with the goals of assisting the remnants of European Jewry. He lectured in the United States, including holding a series of Monday seminars at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. He also lectured in Germany and Israel. Baeck became president of the Association of Synagogues and of the Council of Jews from Germany, and was involved with the work of other organizations, including the B'nai B'rith, the Council of Christians and Jews, the Society for Jewish Study, and the Leo Baeck Foundation. In 1955 the Leo Baeck Institute was founded in Jerusalem for the study of the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry, with parallel institutes in London and New York. During the last week of his life, he completed the second part of his work Dieses Volk.

Leo Baeck died in London on November 2, 1956.

Published Works

1905 Das Wesen des Judentums
1933 Wege im Judentum; Aufsätze und Reden
1934 Die Pharisäer: ein Kapitel jüdischer Geschichte
1938 Aus drei Jahrtausenden. Wirtschaftliche Untersuchungen und Abhandlungen zur Geschichte des jüdischen Glaubens
1954 Maimonides, der Mann, sein Werk und seine Wirkung
1955 Dieses Volk – jüdische Existenz
1958 Von Moses Mendelssohn zu Franz Rosenzweig
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Scope and Content Note

The Leo Baeck Collection is comprised of items pertaining to rabbi Leo Baeck, and includes various personal documents, clippings, manuscripts, and a few photographs. This collection was originally composed of eight different collections, which are now consolidated into a single collection. Each of the former collections remains a separate subgroup within this one collection. As a result of the consolidation, researchers should be aware that papers of a similar nature are often located in several areas of the collection.

The collection holds several types of personal papers, including correspondence, certificates, and official documents. Original personal documents belonging to Leo Baeck may be found in Subgroup I, Series 1; Subgroup II, Series 1; and Subgroup VIII, Series 1. In Subgroup I, these type of papers include wedding telegrams, award certificates, educational and employment documents, and a passport. Subgroup II holds a family tree and list of family members. Correspondence will also be found throughout the collection, including in Subgroup I, Series 1; Subgroup II, Series 1 and 2; Subgroup III; Subgroup IV, Series 2, and Subgroup VIII, Series 1. Subgroup III holds the largest amount of correspondence. The letters found in Subgroup II, Series 2 are copies of correspondence sent from Leo Baeck to his wife Natalie while on a trip to the United States as well as letters to his daughter when he was incarcerated in Theresienstadt. Religious topics are often encountered among the correspondence in Subgroup III. Subgroup IV includes correspondence between Leo Baeck and Albert Einstein, among others.

Manuscripts written by Leo Baeck will be found in five subgroups: Subgroup I, Series 2; Subgroup IV, Series 3; Subgroup V, Series 1; Subgroup VI; and Subgroup VIII, Series 1. Lecture manuscripts are located in Subgroup I, Series 1and Subgroup IV, Series 3; and lecture notes in Subgroup VIII, Series 1. The remaining manuscripts pertain to Baeck's essays and books. Manuscripts for Dieses Volk – Jüdische Existenz will be found in Subgroup I, Series 1, with fragments belonging to the second part of this work in Subgroup VIII, Series 1. Subgroup IV, Series 3 holds another lengthy piece titled Die Rechtsstellung der Juden Europas, which was never published. The remaining manuscripts in the collection are of Baeck's shorter essays on religious, philosophical, and political topics. This same subgroup also holds bound page proofs for Baeck's published work Aus drei Jahrtausenden. Subgroup I, Series 1 also holds manuscripts for many published articles as well as clippings of the published works. Published essays will also be found in Subgroup V, Series 1 and Subgroup VI.

Biographical material written by others about Leo Baeck is situated in many different areas of the collection. There are numerous clippings concerning Leo Baeck, most of which were produced after his death or in honor of his significant birthdays. Clippings and articles about Leo Baeck are in Subgroup I, Series 3; Subgroup II, Series 3; Subgroup V, Series 2; and Subgroup VIII, Series 2. Subgroup VI contains articles about Leo Baeck both written during his lifetime and after his death. Obituaries and other articles written in memory of Leo Baeck will be found in Subgroup I, Series 4 and Subgroup VII. A scrapbook of a visit to America in 1948 by Leo Baeck is in Subgroup I, Series 1 ("American Jewish Cavalcade").

Finally, this collection has information on honors bestowed on Leo Baeck or named after him. These honors include the Leo Baeck School in Haifa, Israel, the Leo Baeck Prize, Leo-Baeck-Straße in Berlin, and Germany's Leo Baeck commemorative stamp. Material on these items will be found in Subgroup II, Series 4 and Subgroup VIII, Series 2, with additional information on the commemorative stamp in Subgroup VI. Copies of honorary degrees and membership certificates awarded to Leo Baeck are in Subgroup I, Series 1. Depictions of artwork created in honor of Baeck is located in Subgroup II, Series 3.

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Arrangement

The LBI had eight collections on Leo Baeck, each donated at separate times by separate individuals. These have been consolidated into one collection, and are represented as subgroups in this finding aid. The eight subgroups of this collection are arranged as follows:

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

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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Related Material

The Leo Baeck-Leonard Baker Collection at the Leo Baeck Institute contains materials, including personal papers, clippings, and correspondence, which Leonard Baker compiled for his biography "Days of Sorrow and Pain: Leo Baeck and the Berlin Jews" (New York, 1978).

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Separated Material

Objects have been removed from this collection and placed in the Art Collection. Photographs have also been removed from this collection and placed in the Photograph Collection. A complete version of Leo Baeck's manuscript on the "Rechtsstellung der Juden" has been removed to the Manuscript Collection (MS 624).

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Microfilm

This collection has eight microfillm reels.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Leo Baeck Collection; AR 66; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Processing Information

This collection was formerly composed of eight collections, each with their own collection numbers and some of which had their own finding aids. In November 2005 these collections were consolidated into one Leo Baeck collection. Series were maintained in collections that already had them. The General, Writings and Addenda collections, which had many items randomly assembled, were given series to assist in the retrieval of materials.

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Other Finding Aids

The LBI had eight collections on Leo Baeck, each donated by different people at separate times. These have been consolidated into one collection, and are represented as subgroups in this finding aid. The following finding aids exist for the former collections:

Paper inventories are available for the Leo Baeck Estate collection (Subgroup I); the Leo Baeck Institute, London collection (Subgroup IV); the Rabbi Dagobert Nellhaus collection (Subgroup VI); and the Obituaries collection (Subgroup VII). Catalog cards are available for the General collection (Subgroup II) and the Writings collection (Subgroup V). These paper inventories and catalog cards contain item-level lists of the contents of the collections. The Leo Baeck Letters collection (Subgroup III) has a brief description and identification of prominent letters available among its documents. Most of the these item descriptions are in German. Addenda added to the collection are described in the computer catalog record for the collection.

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Container List

 

Subgroup I: Leo Baeck Estate, 1894-1964, 1982.

This subgroup is in German and English.
1.5 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Arranged in six series:

Scope and Content:

Subgroup I holds personal papers, clippings, obituaries, material on Hannah Arendt's work Eichmann in Jerusalem, and Leo Baeck's manuscripts.

Among the personal papers found in this collection are telegrams for Baeck's wedding in 1899, his English passport of 1951, some correspondence that is partly about him from 1952 to 1954, a few writings, and numerous honorary degrees from 1946 to 1955.

Both handwritten and typed manuscripts of Baeck's work Dieses Volk will be found in Series 2, Subseries A. This series also contains fourteen lectures that Baeck gave in the last two years of his life. An apparently unpublished manuscript is also in this series with the title "The Four Stages of Life."

Series 3 contains newspaper clippings from 1943 to 1956. Newspaper clippings are also to be found in the scrapbook "American Jewish Cavalcade" concerning Leo Baeck's travels across the United States in the beginning of 1948. Articles honoring his eightieth birthday in 1953 are located in Subseries B of Series 3. Obituaries, found in Series 4, indicate that Leo Baeck's death was mourned all over the world.

Series 5 contains newspaper articles and some correspondence about Hannah Arendt's book Eichmann in Jerusalem.

Series 1: Personal,  1894-1899, 1946-1964.

This series is in German and English.
0.25 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series 1 is comprised of correspondence, several folders of honors and citations in various formats, educational and employment documents, a bound volume of telegrams in response to the marriage of Leo and Natalie Baeck née Hamburger, and a few other personal documents.

Almost all of the award certificates date from after World War II. Some clippings also describe honors given to Leo Baeck. Many of the awards consist of honorary degrees conferred upon Leo Baeck, with a majority located in the United States, such as the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and Dropsie College. Hebrew Union College named Baeck an honorary president of the student body. Two Jewish communities in Brazil also accorded Baeck honorary membership in their communities, as did the Jewish Community of Berlin in 1953. A leather folder holds a dedication certificate from a Jewish community in Dublin upon his visit there.

Educational documents, which were a later addition to this collection, include certificates from the Jüdisch-theologische Seminar in Breslau, a degree indicating the completion of study from the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Berlin in 1896, and one that indicates attendance at a religious lecture in Berlin. Employment documents located in this series consist of a certificate indicating Baeck's participation in religious services in 1896 and his application for a position with a Jewish community in Königsberg in the same year.

The correspondence found in this series is not correspondence with Leo Baeck himself, but is often with his daughter, Ruth Berlak. Much of it concerns honors and memorials individuals wished to confer upon Leo Baeck, such as the organization of a Festschrift in honor of Leo Baeck's eightieth birthday and the naming of a street after him in a district of Berlin.

Personal documents of Leo Baeck will also be found in other areas of the collection, including Subgroup II, Series 1; Subgroup IV, Series 1; and Subgroup VIII, Series 1.

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Correspondence: 1952-1964
   
  • Berlak, Ruth
  • Bezirksamt Zehlendorf
  • Bishop of Chichester [George Kennedy Allen Bell]
  • Council of Christians and Jews
  • Ehrlich, E.L.
  • Leo Baeck College, London
  • Melchior, Marcus
  • Plotke, C.J.
 
1 2 Dedication Certificate - Visit to Dublin Jewish Progressive Congregation 1949
1 3 Educational Documents 1894-1896
1 4 Honors and Citations 1948-1955
1 5 Honors and Citations - Clippings 1948, 1954
Box Folder Title Date
ROS 10 1 Honors and Citations - Oversized Certificates 1946-1948
ROS 10 5 Honors and Citations - Oversized Leather Binder - Ehrenmitglied der Jüdischen Gemeinde zu Berlin 1953
Box Folder Title Date
6 Honors and Citations - Rolled 1936, 1954
1 6 Passport 1951
1 7 Photographs and Pictures 1947-1954
1 8 Rabbinical Employment Documents 1896
1 9 Telegrams for Wedding of Leo and Natalie Baeck - Bound Volume 1899

Series 2: Manuscripts,  1941-1965.

This series is in German and English.
0.75 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Separated into two subseries: Writings and Lectures.

Scope and Content:

Series 2 holds manuscripts of various lectures and writings of Leo Baeck. Most of these manuscripts focus on Jewish topics.

Manuscripts will also be found in Subgroup IV, Series 3; Subgroup V, Series 1; Subgroup VI; and Subgroup VIII, Series 1.

Subseries A: Writings,  1941-1965.

This subseries is in German and English.
0.125 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Divided into Dieses Volk and Shorter Writings.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A consists of some examples of the writings of Leo Baeck. Most notable among the documents in this subseries are the manuscripts of Dieses Volk, Baeck's work on the history of the Jews. Although some of his shorter essays concern specific individuals, the majority of these writings discuss religious themes, liberal Judaism, or political topics.

a) Dieses Volk

Box Folder Title Date
1 10 Dieses Volk – Part I [1941-1943]
1 11 Dieses Volk – Part I – Later Draft undated
1 12 Dieses Volk – Part II – Handwritten – Pages 1-328 undated
1 13 Dieses Volk – Part II – Handwritten – Pages 329-662 undated
1 14 Dieses Volk – Part II – Typed – Pages 1-150 undated
1 15 Dieses Volk – Part II – Typed – Pages 1-296 undated

b) Shorter Writings

Box Folder Title Date
1 16 The Four Stages of Life undated
1 17 Manuscripts A-G undated, 1953
1 18 Manuscripts I-S undated, 1946
1 19 Manuscripts T-Z undated, 1949, 1953
1 20 Manuscripts – Untitled undated
1 21 Prayer for United States House of Representatives 1948
1 22 Published Writings 1956-1965

Subseries B: Lectures,  1955-1956.

This subseries is in German.
0.125 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

The lectures found in this subseries include a series of fourteen weekly lectures as well as a specific talk on well-known Jewish individuals. Other copies of these lectures will be found in Subgroup IV, Series 3.

Box Folder Title Date
1 23 Speech: Moses Mendelsohn, Moses Hess, Walter Rathenau, Franz Rosenzweig. Typen jüdischen Selbstverständnisses in den beiden letzten Jahrhundert 1956
1 24 Weekly Lectures 1955-1956

Series 3: Newspaper and Magazine Clippings and Excerpts,  1943-1959, 1982.

This series is mainly in German and English.
0.125 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Separated into two subseries: Chronological and Eightieth Birthday.

Scope and Content:

Series 3 consists of clippings on Leo Baeck. Subseries A is comprised of documents describing Baeck's actions and appearances, while Subseries B focuses on articles honoring Leo Baeck on the occasion of his birthday. Many of them, especially those in Subseries B, contain biographical information.

Clippings about Leo Baeck will also be found in Subgroup II, Series 3; Subgroup V, Series 2; Subgroup VI and Subgroup VIII, Series 2. Other material on Leo Baeck is located in Subgroup IV, Series 4.

Subseries A: Chronological,  1943-1959, 1982.

This subseries is in English and German.
4 folders.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A contains clippings about Leo Baeck. Although some of these clippings focus on important dates, such as Baeck's birthdays, most announce talks and public appearances of Leo Baeck. The majority of clippings found here are from American publications. The scrapbook "American Jewish Cavalcade" holds clippings concerning Leo Baeck's speaking tour across the United States in 1948.

Box Folder Title Date
2 1 Clippings undated, 1943-1947
2 2 Clippings 1948
2 3 Clippings 1949-1959, 1982
2 4 Magazines, Newsletters, and Bulletins undated, 1946-1952
Box Folder Title Date
ROS 10 3 Scrapbook – American Jewish Cavalcade 1948

Subseries B: Eightieth Birthday,  1953.

This series is in German, English, Hebrew, and Dutch.
4 folders.
Arrangement:

By language or format.

Scope and Content:

This subseries holds clippings specifically concerning Leo Baeck's eightieth birthday. Most of the clippings found here contain biographical sketches of the well-known rabbi, and are from publications of different countries, including Germany, the United States, Brazil, Israel, South Africa, England and Austria.

Box Folder Title Date
2 5 Clippings – English 1953
2 6 Clippings – German 1953
2 7 Clippings – Other Languages 1953
2 8 Magazines, Newsletters, and Bulletins 1953

Series 4: Obituaries,  1956-1957.

This series in German, English, Portuguese, Dutch, French, and Spanish.
0.125 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Series 4 consists of obituaries announcing the death of Leo Baeck. Although the majority of announcements are published clippings in newspapers, both Jewish and general, there are also some obituaries from Jewish community newsletters. Announcements of his death in this series came from newspapers all over the world, including England, Israel, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Holland, Switzerland, and France.

Obituaries will also be found in Subgroups VI and VII.

Box Folder Title Date
2 9 Obituaries 1956
2 10 Obituaries – Clippings 1956
2 11 Obituaries – German 1956
2 12 Obituaries – German - Clippings 1956
2 13 Obituaries 1957
2 14 Obituaries – Clippings 1957

Series 5: Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem,  1963-1964.

This series is in English.
3 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series 5 holds published articles and a small amount of correspondence about Hannah Arendt's controversial work. Most of the documents found here seem to refute her allegations about the complicity of the German Jews and Baeck in particular in the Holocaust.

Box Folder Title Date
2 15 Clippings 1963-1964
2 16 Correspondence 1963-1964
2 17 Offprint 1963

Series 6: Other Items,  1899-1949.

This series is in German.
2 folders + 1 rolled item.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Items located in Series 6 include writings by other individuals on topics other than Leo Baeck, including articles on German-Jewish historiography and manuscripts of lectures by others on non-Jewish topics. Arthur Lilienthal's papers feature copies of his birth and marriage certificate as well as a family tree. The Megilath Esther scroll listed here was a gift given to Leo Baeck on his eightieth birthday.

Box Folder Title Date
2 18 Manuscripts by Others undated, 1947-1949
2 19 Personal Papers – Arthur Lilienthal 1899-1939
Box Folder Title Date
6 Scroll – Megilath Esther 1953
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Subgroup II: General, 1885-1911, 1925-1988.

This subgroup is in German and English.
0.75 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Divided into five series:

Scope and Content:

Subgroup II is comprised of general documents collected by the Leo Baeck Institute about Leo Baeck. It includes correspondence both by and about him, several photographs and representations of him, articles and clippings concerning Leo Baeck and honors granted him. A small amount of material on Baeck's family members will also be found here.

Correspondence is located in Series 1, 2, and 5. Letters written by Leo Baeck to his family members will be found in Series 2; these include letters to his wife Natalie while he visited the United States in the 1920s and to his children while Baeck was in Theresienstadt. Correspondence about Leo Baeck will be found in Series 1, 2, and 5; many of these inquire or inform of documents pertaining to Leo Baeck.

Articles about Leo Baeck and honors given him are also in more than one series of this subgroup. Series 3 contains many articles with biographical information on Baeck, as well as material on a bust, plaque, drawings, and other art that depict Leo Baeck. Series 4 has articles on other honors to Leo Baeck, including a street, school, stamp, and prize that were named after him.

Series 1: Personal Documents and Correspondence,  1935-1976.

This series is in German and English.
3 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series I holds a few personal documents and correspondence concerning Leo Baeck. The correspondence about Baeck includes letters from archives holding documents of his or signed by him. Letters also include an interview about his liberation from Theresienstadt and mention of his last days. Correspondence with the House of Representatives library contains a request for a copy of the Congressional Record on the day Baeck gave the invocation in 1948. Personal documents include Leo Baeck's family tree, among other documents.

Personal documents of Leo Baeck will also be found in Subgroup I, Series 1; Subgroup IV, Series 1; and Subgroup VIII, Series 1.

Box Folder Title Date
2 20 Correspondence about Leo Baeck 1943-1976
2 21 Correspondence about Leo Baeck – House of Representatives 1948, 1976
2 22 Personal Documents and Correspondence of Leo Baeck 1935-1956

Series 2: From Marianne Dreyfus,  1885-1911, 1925-1953.

This series is mainly in German and English, with Russian and Czech.
0.25 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series 2 holds papers from the general collection originating from Marianne Dreyfus, the daughter of Leo Baeck's child, Ruth. Most documents in this series are photocopies. This series contains correspondence, photographs, and copies of the scrapbook from Baeck's Dublin Jewish Progressive Community visit in 1949.

Correspondence in this series is comprised largely of letters sent to family members, including Leo Baeck's daughter Ruth, his son-in-law Hermann L. Berlak, and his wife, Natalie. Most of the correspondence with members of the Berlak family, Baeck's daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter, was sent during Baeck's incarceration in Theresienstadt; this folder also holds general information about the camp, including a few documents on the composition of inmates and number of transports. "Theresienstadt - Cards" holds cards or telegrams from Theresienstadt residents to relatives and friends requesting assistance in leaving the camp and reassuring them of the residents' survival. Correspondence with Natalie Baeck includes copies of German letters sent by Leo Baeck to his wife while visiting the United States along with English summaries and translations of the correspondence.

Among the copies of photographs are depictions of Lissa, the town where Baeck grew up, as well as people. "Photographs - People" includes photos of Leo Baeck by himself, with other family members, of a meeting in Bonn, and with Albert Schweitzer. There are photocopies of the pages of a scrapbook available in Subgroup I, Series 1.

Box Folder Title Date
2 23 Correspondence with Berlak Family Members 1939-1945
2 24 Correspondence with Natalie Baeck - Trip to the United States 1925-1930
2 25 Family History undated, 1968
2 26 Photographs – Lissa undated
2 27 Photographs – People undated, 1907, 1911, 1950-1953
2 28 Placzek Family Members 1885, 1948
2 29 Prayer for Natalie Baeck 1937 March 7
2 30 Religious Articles undated, 1952
2 31 Theresienstadt – Cards undated, 1945
2 32 Visit to Dublin Jewish Progressive Congregation 1949

Series 3: Biographical Material,  1933-1988.

This series is in German, English, and Dutch.
0.5 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Separated into two subseries: Documents and Representations.

Scope and Content:

Series 3 is made up of material that provides biographical information about Leo Baeck. Subseries A holds many articles, especially clippings, about the rabbi. Some of the articles, especially those written for Leo Baeck's birthdays, are retrospective and provide some details about his life. Subseries B has some photographs of Baeck, as well as of artwork made of him.

Subseries A: Documents,  1935-1978.

This subseries is in German and English.
0.25 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Most of Subseries A consists of articles about Leo Baeck, largely made up of clippings. A large amount of the clippings pertains to Leo Baeck's birthdays. Other articles discuss topics in Leo Baeck's teachings and lectures. "Controversial Articles" holds articles about the Hannah Arendt book Eichmann in Jerusalem and other articles insinuating that Baeck collaborated with the Nazis.

Other areas of the collection with articles on Leo Baeck include Subgroup I, Series 3; Subgroup IV, Series 4; Subgroup V, Series 2; and Subgroup VIII, Series 2.

Box Folder Title Date
2 33 Biographical Articles 1935-1978
2 34 Biographical Articles - Anniversaries of his Death 1957-1966
2 35 Biographical Articles - Birthdays 1948-1963
2 36 Biographical Articles - Birthdays - 100th Birthday 1973
2 37 Biographical Articles - Birthdays - 100th Birthday - Germany Today Radio Program 1973
2 38 Biographical Articles - Brief Mentions 1958-1976
2 39 Biographical Articles - Controversial Articles 1964-1965, 1975
2 40 Biographical Articles - Teachings, Writings, Speeches and Lectures 1918, 1948-1981
2 41 Books about Leo Baeck - Reviews 1959-1974
2 42 Radio Play - Uw naam worde geheiligd: Een theologisch portret van Rabbijn Dr. Leo Baeck 1968

Subseries B: Representations,  1933-1988.

7 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Subseries B is comprised largely of photographs of Leo Baeck or of photographs of artwork made in his honor. It includes photos of a bust of Leo Baeck, of a stained glass window, of a painted portrait, and of a plaque of the rabbi. Photographs of Leo Baeck that were published in newspapers and magazines will also be found here. Drawings of the rabbi are also included.

Box Folder Title Date
2 43 Drawings undated
2 44 Photographs undated, 1933-1953, 1977, 1988
2 45 Photographs - Bust undated
Box Folder Title Date
3 1 Photographs – Leo Baeck by himself undated
3 2 Photographs – Negatives undated
3 3 Photographs of Other Artworks undated, 1965
3 4 Photographs - Published undated, 1953

Series 4: Honors,  1948-1988.

This series is in German and English.
6 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series 4 contains documents, especially clippings, about honors bestowed upon Leo Baeck. The folder "Honors" holds a copy of correspondence concerning a meeting between Leo Baeck and President Truman, a notice of a plaque in Baeck's honor in a Rio de Janeiro synagogue, and a notice of the awarding of an honorary degree. There is also information on and examples of the Leo Baeck commemorative stamp, issued in 1956. Some clippings and a publication are available about the Leo Baeck school in Haifa, Israel. There are also clippings and a photograph of Leo-Baeck-Straße in Berlin and a few memorials to the rabbi.

Box Folder Title Date
3 5 Honors 1948-1978
3 6 Leo Baeck Commemorative Stamp 1957-1958
3 7 Leo Baeck Prize 1956-1973
3 8 Leo Baeck School 1964-1988
3 9 Leo-Baeck-Straße 1960-1962, 1972
3 10 Memorials to Leo Baeck 1956-1983

Series 5: Other Items,  1936, 1965, 1989.

This series is in English and German.
2 folders.
Scope and Content:

This series is made up of two folders of documents that do not pertain to Leo Baeck. The first folder holds obituaries for Ruth Berlak, Leo Baeck's daughter. Material on the Zionist Rebecca Sieff, including a request for information from an Israeli museum and copies of photographs with Leo Baeck, will be found here.

Box Folder Title Date
3 11 Ruth Berlak 1965
3 12 Rebecca Sieff 1936, 1989
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Subgroup III: Letters, 1917-1968, 1980-1990.

This subgroup is in German and English.
0.5 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Subgroup III consists of correspondence between Leo Baeck and specific individuals. Individuals with whom Baeck frequently exchanged letters in this Subgroup include Rabbi Robert Geis and Rudolf Jaser. Topics mentioned here discuss religious as well as social issues, Baeck's life in Berlin, and the time he spent in Theresienstadt.

One individual who has many letters in this subgroup is Rabbi Robert Geis. Among his letters with Baeck themes such as women in the synagogue, German Jewry, German mentality, Jewish preaching, and Hebrew in teaching and religious services are mentioned. Another person well-represented here is Rudolf Jaser. Topics found in his letters include the new generation, trips to Palestine in the 1940s, idealism and presidential elections in the United States, collective guilt, and humanism. A letter from Siegfried Guggenheim mentions Judaism in Germany in 1955. Letters exchanged with Alfred Neumeyer in 1941 and 1942 discuss Baeck's life in Berlin. Cards from Theresienstadt were sent to Haumberg Plaut in 1943 from Leo Baeck; a report on the camp is with the correspondence of Margerita de Weisstein.

Correspondence will also be found in Subgroup I, Series 1; Subgroup II, Series 1 and 2; Subgroup IV, Series 2; and Subgroup VIII, Series 1.

Box Folder Title Date
3 13 A 1980
   
  • Arbetsutskottet
 
3 14 B 1917-1956, 1988
   
  • Bachenheimer, S.
  • Badt-Strauss, Bertha and Bruno
  • Baumgardt, David
  • Beer, Robert
  • Berger, Elmer
  • Bielschowsky, Mrs.
  • Blank, Mrs.
  • Blum, Dr.
  • Blumenthal-Weiß, Ilse
  • Borchardt, Alice
  • Breslauer, Dr.
  • Buber, Martin
 
3 15 C 1956
   
  • Cohen, Dr.
 
3 16 D 1928-1956
   
  • Darmstädter, Karl
  • Davidsohn, Mr.
  • Dienemann, Max
 
3 17 E 1948-1956
   
  • Edinger, Dora
  • Ellenbogen, Dr.
 
3 18 F 1941-1955
   
  • Fischer, Mr.
  • Fischel, Walter J.
  • Flörsheim, Mr. and Mrs.
  • Fries, Dr. (Professor)
 
3 19 G 1937-1956
   
  • Gallewski, Simon
  • Geis, Robert
  • Glatzer, Nahum N.
  • Goldstein, Harry
  • Gruenewald, Max
  • Guggenheim, Karl
  • Guggenheim, Siegfried
  • Gutfeld, Fritz von
  • Guttmann, Heinrich
 
3 20 H 1937-1957
   
  • Halle, Edwin
  • Hamburger, Rabbi
  • Harf, Hans
  • Heidenfeld, Gertrud
  • Heinemann, Walter
  • Hepner, Mrs.
  • Herz, Dr.
  • Herz-Shikmoni, G.
  • Hirsch, Hans Georg
  • Hirsch, Louis
  • Hirschberg, Alfred
  • Horovitz, Dr.
 
3 21 J 1933, 1946-1956
   
  • Jaser, Rudolf
  • Jeselsohn, Max
 
3 22 K 1937-1956
   
  • Kasch, Magdalena
  • Kastan, Max
  • Katz, Berthold
  • Kleeberg, Mr. and Mrs.
  • Koppel, Herman
  • Kramer, Helene
  • Kronheim, Emil
  • Kusznitzki, Bernhard
 
3 23 L 1926-1955
   
  • Lamitz, Baron von
  • Lamm, Hans
  • Laubhardt, Hilde
  • Lichtenberg, Leo
  • Loeb, Rudolf
  • Loesten, Dr.
  • Loew, Emmanuel
  • Loew, Leopold
  • Loewensberg, I.
  • Loewenstein, Dr.
 
3 24 M 1904-1956, 1982
   
  • Marcus, Otto
  • Marx, Alexander
  • Maybaum, Ignaz
  • Maydell, Bodo von
  • Metz, Adolf
  • Meyer, Johanna
  • Michaeles-Stern, Eva
  • Moss, Mrs.
  • Muhr, Fritz
 
3 25 N 1920-1956
   
  • Nellhaus, Dagobert
  • Neumayer, Alfred and Carl
  • Nitke, S.
  • Northman, Margaret
 
3 26 O 1912-1957
   
  • Oestreicher, Elsa
  • Ollendorff, Friedrich
  • Oppenheimer, Mr.
 
3 27 P 1926-1956
   
  • Petuchowski, Jacob
  • Philipp, Alfred
  • Pineas, Hermann
  • Pineas, Sophie
  • Plaut, Dr.
  • Poppers, Harry L.
 
3 28 R 1938-1950
   
  • Razowsky, Mrs.
  • Rose, Lou G.
  • Rosin, Eva
 
3 29 S 1930-1968, 1990
   
  • Schalit, Heinrich
  • Scheinmann-Rosenzweig, Edith
  • Schocken, Salman
  • Schönewald, Ottilie
  • Schwarzschild, Steven S.
  • Seligsohn, Gerda
  • Simon, Mrs.
  • Sostheim, Mrs.
  • Stein, Nathan
  • Steinberger, Ilse
  • Sterling, Eleonore
  • Strauss, Otto
 
Box Folder Title Date
ROS 10 5 Schocken, Salman - Oversized 1947 October 30
3 30 T 1952
   
  • Tannenberg, Herta
 
3 31 U 1912-1960, 1980
   
  • Ullmann, Fritz
  • Unknown
  • Urquhart, Clara
 
3 32 W 1925-1957
   
  • Wasserhart, Bernhard
  • Weisstein, Margerita J. de
  • Weizmann, Chaim
  • Weltsch, Robert
  • Westfeld, M.
  • Wiener, Georg
  • Wiener, Max and Toni
  • Wilk, Curt
 
3 33 Z 1934
   
  • Ziegler, Siegfried
 
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Subgroup IV: Leo Baeck Institute, London Office, 1922-1958.

This subgroup is in German and English.
1 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Divided into the following four series:

Scope and Content:

This subgroup holds Leo Baeck's papers from the LBI London office. It primarily includes a series of post-war lectures and essays.

This subgroup also has some correspondence, covering the years 1928 to 1958 but predominantly from the post-war period. Among the correspondents are Ismar Elbogen, Siegfried Moses, and Albert Einstein.

There are also a number of items from the Nazi era, including the unprinted manuscript of a Festschrift for Baeck's sixtieth birthday in 1933 with contributions by, among others, Max Dienemann, Max Kreutzberger, and Ismar Elbogen. In addition, a Kol Nidre prayer from 1935 and Baeck's speech in the same year on the departure of the ship Tel Aviv with emigrants bound for Palestine, and a manuscript written 1938-1942 entitled Die Rechtsstellung der Juden Europas.

Series 1: Personal,  1933-1956.

This series is in German.
3 folders.
Scope and Content:

Series 1 is comprised of a few personal items. In addition to the Festschrift that was written in honor of Leo Baeck in 1933, this series also holds some photographs and drawings of him.

Personal documents will also be found in Subgroup I, Series 1; Subgroup II, Series 1; and Subgroup VIII, Series 1.

Box Folder Title Date
3 34 Festschrift for Leo Baeck's Sixtieth Birthday 1933
3 35 Photographs and Drawings undated, 1956
3 36 Jüdisches Nachrichtenblatt 1943

Series 2: Correspondence,  1922-1956.

This series is in German, with some Latin.
0.25 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

This series holds correspondence with several different individuals. Among the most notable is Albert Einstein, although there is also some with Ismar Elbogen, and a large amount with Hans Hasso von Veltheim. Most of the correspondence found here appears to be copies of Leo Baeck's letters.

Topics discussed with Albert Einstein include an inquiry about a member of the Mosse family who was accused of having collaborated with the Gestapo, concerning a meeting in Geneva in 1931, and several letters expressing greetings and thanks. Letters from Ismar Elbogen mention publication of a Monatschrift and passover services, among several other topics. With "Baurat" Fischer, Baeck discusses the question of world peace and the growth of weapons in the 1950s. There is also a letter in Latin, ostensibly to Baeck's daughter Ruth.

The largest amount of correspondence is between Leo Baeck and Hans Hasso von Veltheim. A letter from 1946 states that Baeck has known von Veltheim for twenty-five years. Topics mentioned in the letters include the American presidential election and the future of Europe, among numerous other subjects.

Correspondence will also be found in Subgroup I, Series 1; Subgroup II, Series 1 and 2; Subgroup III; and Subgroup VIII, Series 1.

Box Folder Title Date
3 37 Altman, Dr. 1952-1956
3 38 Baeck, Natalie 1925, 1956
3 39 Bacharach, Anne 1946
3 40 [Berlak, Ruth?] undated
3 41 Einstein, Albert 1945-1954
3 42 Elbogen, Ismar 1939
3 43 Fischer, Baurat 1951-1955
3 44 Hollitscher-Bogicevic, M. von 1946-1947
3 45 Horweth, David 1959
3 46 Keyserling, Goedela 1922-1942
3 47 Lazarus, Harris 1957-1960
3 48 Meyer, Franz 1939-1957
3 49 Moses, Siegfried 1953-1955
3 50 Ollendorf, Dr. 1924-1928
3 51 Rothschild, H.H. 1951-1953
3 52 Veltheim, Hans Hasso von 1945-1956
3 53 Walz, Director 1955

Series 3: Manuscripts,  1946-1958.

This series is in German and English.
0.75 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Separated into two subseries: Pre-War and Post-War.

Scope and Content:

This series holds some of Leo Baeck's manuscripts, both handwritten and typed. The majority of manuscripts in this series were written after World War II. Writings in this series discuss the history of European Jews, lectures on Jewish topics, and shorter manuscripts on Judaism and its relationship to the country of Israel, an untitled manuscript on Theresienstadt, and other topics.

Manuscripts will also be found in Subgroup I, Series 2; Subgroup V, Series 1; Subgroup VI; and Subgroup VIII, Series 1.

Subseries A: Pre-1945,  1938-1942.

This subseries is in German.
0.25 linear foot.
Scope and Content:

Subseries A is comprised of parts of a manuscript that Leo Baeck wrote between 1938 and 1942 titled "Die Rechtsstellung der Juden in Europa." There is some controversy as to whether Leo Baeck wrote this manuscript on behalf of the SS or at the suggestion of the conservative resistance against Hitler. A complete version of the manuscript is available in the Manuscript Collection of the LBI. It was never published.

Box Folder Title Date
3 54 Die Rechtsstellung der Juden Europas – Part I: Vom Altertum bis zur Aufklärung undated
3 55 Die Rechtsstellung der Juden Europas – Part II: Vom Beginn der Neuzeit bis in das XIX Jahrhundert undated
3 56 Die Rechtsstellung der Juden Europas – Überblick undated

Subseries B: Post-War,  1946-1958.

This subseries is in English and German.
0.5 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

This subseries holds later documents written after the Second World War. The most prevalent material in this subseries are the lecture texts for the Society of Jewish Studies. Earlier drafts of these lectures will also be found in Subgroup I, Series 2. Among the shorter manuscripts are several concerned with Judaism, including "The Interrelations of Judaism, Science, Philosophy, and Ethics" and "Judaism, the Jew and the State of Israel." This folder also contains an untitled manuscript on Theresienstadt.

Box Folder Title Date
4 1 Aus drei Jahrtausenden – Bound Page Proofs 1958
4 2 Lectures for the Society for Jewish Studies 1955 March-December
4 3 Lectures for the Society for Jewish Studies 1956 January-July
4 4 Lectures for the Society for Jewish Studies – Second Copy 1955 March-December
4 5 Lectures for the Society for Jewish Studies – Second Copy 1956 January-July
4 6 Memorandum on the Work of the Leo Baeck Institute 1955
4 7 Other Post-War Manuscripts undated, 1946-1950
4 8 Untitled Manuscript Fragments undated

Series 4: Other Items,  1935-1957.

This series is in German.
2 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

This small series consists of a play and essay about Leo Baeck. In addition, this series holds a few documents of press releases and speeches made of Leo Baeck, as well as the text of a Kol Nidre prayer he composed.

Other areas with articles on Leo Baeck include: Subgroup I, Series 3; Subgroup II, Series 3; Subgroup V, Series 2 and Subgroup VIII, Series 2.

Box Folder Title Date
4 9 Material about Leo Baeck undated, 1948
4 10 Speeches and Press Releases 1935-1957
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Subgroup V: Writings, 1912-1966.

This subgroup is in German and English.
4 folders.
Arrangement:

Divided into two series: By Leo Baeck and By Others.

Scope and Content:

This small subgroup contains writings both by and about Leo Baeck. Writings by him are comprised of unpublished texts used in speeches and public religious services. The published writings in Series 1 include clippings of short essays of Baeck's as well as a few other published essays. Series 2 of this subgroup contains mainly reviews of Baeck's works. Some biographical articles on Baeck are also available in this series.

Series 1: By Leo Baeck,  1912-1963.

This series is in German.
2 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

This small series holds unpublished manuscripts by Leo Baeck and some of his published articles. Most of the unpublished writings include texts of speeches used at various public appearances such as his granddaughter's wedding, a funeral, a text of a prayer, and a speech used at the opening of a conference. The published articles include a speech he gave at a memorial service for Hindenburg, a short article entitled "I Was a Witness," used by the United Jewish Appeal, and several clippings of his articles.

Manuscripts of Leo Baeck's writings will also be found in Subgroup I, Series 2; Subgroup IV, Series 2; Subgroup VI; and Subgroup VIII, Series 1.

Box Folder Title Date
4 11 Manuscripts undated, 1912-1953
4 12 Published Articles 1912, 1934-1963

Series 2: By Others,  1957-1966.

This series is in German and English.
2 folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Much of Series 2 consists of clippings of reviews of Leo Baeck's published books. This includes reviews of his works Dieses Volk and its translation This People Israel. There are also a few clippings with biographical articles on Leo Baeck.

Other parts of the collection with articles on Leo Baeck include: Subgroup I, Series 3; Subgroup II, Series 3; Subgroup IV, Series 4; Subgroup VIII, Series 2.

Box Folder Title Date
4 13 Articles about Leo Baeck 1957-1963
4 14 Reviews of Leo Baeck's Books 1958-1966
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Subgroup VI: Rabbi Dagobert Nellhaus Collection, 1912-1963.

This subgroup is in German and English.
0.25 linear foot.
Scope and Content:

Rabbi Dagobert Nellhaus collected writings by and about Leo Baeck for many years. The collection is not comprehensive but nevertheless quite extensive.

Included in this subgroup are essays by Leo Baeck on different subjects dating from 1912 to 1963. An address by Baeck given in Theresienstadt in 1944, published posthumously, will also be found here. Writings about Leo Baeck are included in chronological order. A scrapbook containing clippings dedicated to Leo Baeck's eightieth birthday in 1953 is also available. This subgroup also holds copies of the German memorial stamps depicting Leo Baeck.

Box Folder Title Date
4 15 Writings of Leo Baeck 1912-1962
4 16 Writings of Leo Baeck – Newspaper Clippings 1947-1963
4 17 Writings about Leo Baeck During his Lifetime 1946-1956
4 18 Writings about Leo Baeck During his Lifetime – Newspaper Clippings 1934-1953
4 19 Writings about Leo Baeck During his Lifetime – Scrapbook – Eightieth Birthday 1953
4 20 Writings about Leo Baeck After his Death 1956-1963
4 21 Writings about Leo Baeck After his Death – Newspaper Clippings 1956-1963
4 22 Writings about Leo Baeck After his Death – First Day Cover (Ersttagsbrief) for Memorial Stamps 1957
4 23 Leo Baeck Bibliography 1948-1963
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Subgroup VII: Obituaries, 1956-1960.

This subgroup is in German, English, Hebrew, and French.
0.25 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

The obituaries found in Subgroup VII include published clippings from newspapers and periodicals, as well as typed manuscripts from memorial services at synagogues. Obituaries from England include lists of texts of telegrams and letters received after Leo Baeck's death from Jewish organizations and institutions. The obituaries from Israel include the text of the service for Baeck from the Council of Jews from Germany. Clippings make up the majority of obituaries from Germany, but there are also biographical articles and mentions of services. With the obituaries from Germany is a special edition of the German publication Allgemeine dedicated to Leo Baeck; included in this publication are remarks on Baeck, including from Germany's first Bundespräsident Theodor Heuss, as well as various German Jewish organizations. USA obituaries include many clippings from New York newspapers on Baeck's death as well as synagogue publications mentioning memorial services for Baeck.

Obituaries will also be found in Subgroup I, Series 4 and Subgroup VI.

Box Folder Title Date
4 24 Canada 1957
4 25 England 1956-1957
4 26 Israel 1956-1957
4 27 Germany 1956-1957
Box Folder Title Date
5 1 USA 1956-1960
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Subgroup VIII: Addenda, 1921-2001.

This subgroup is in German and English.
0.5 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Divided into two series: Documents and About Leo Baeck.

Scope and Content:

Subgroup VIII contains addenda that were added at a later date to the collection. These papers have been divided into documents of Leo Baeck and those about him. Series I holds items of Leo Baeck's including fragments of his writing and documents concerning his property. Series 2 mainly contains documents honoring or about him. These types of douments include material on exhibits about him and displays of his stamp.

Series 1: Documents,  1921-1955, 1981-2001.

This series is in German.
0.25 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

This series is comprised of the personal documents of Leo Baeck. In addition to a small amount of correspondence, it also contains a few writings of his, including fragments of Dieses Volk, the text of a eulogy, and some lecture notes. Other personal documents found here are duplicate photographs and a marriage certificate signed by Baeck. The folder "Sale of property" contains papers documenting the forced sale of Baeck's Berlin property in the early 1940s.

Personal documents may also be found in Subgroup I, Series 1; Subgroup II, Series 1; and Subgroup IV, Series 1. Other areas of the collection with correspondence include Subgroup II, Series 2; Subgroup III; and Subgroup IV, Series 2.

Box Folder Title Date
5 2 Aus Alter und Neuer Zeit – Preface 1934
5 3 Correspondence: 1921-1955,
1981-2001
   
  • Adam, Leo and Bertel Adam Roe
  • Berlak, Marianne
  • Fischer, Baurat
  • Kronheim, Emil
  • Mendelsohn, Käthe
  • Plaut, Mr.
  • Rosenbaum, Ms.
  • Scheinmann-Rosenzweig, Mrs.
  • Unknown
  • Weisstein, Marianne
 
5 4 Dieses Volk: Jüdische Existens – Ein zweiter Teil – Fragments undated
5 5 Eulogy for Benzion Kellermann 1923, 1986
5 6 Die Jüdischen Gemeinden – Translation undated
5 7 Lecture Notes 1948
5 8 Marriage Certificate 1922
5 9 Photographs undated, 1951
5 10 Receipt 1943, 1994
5 11 Sale of Property 1940-1943

Series 2: About Leo Baeck,  1945-1998.

This series is in German and English.
0.25 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Series 2 holds papers providing information about Leo Baeck. The folder "Articles" contains some articles that mention Baeck. Included among these documents is an article on Germany's Leo Baeck stamp by the Athens Philatelic Society. More copies of the Baeck stamp and information on the prize named after him will also be found here. In addition, articles on Baeck's public appearances will be found in this series.

Museum publications from the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt and the Museum of Jewish Heritage, which had exhibits about Baeck, are included as well. A poster from one of these exhibits is also part of this series.

Articles about Leo Baeck will also be found in several other areas of the collection, including Subgroup I, Series 3; Subgroup II, Series 3; Subgroup IV, Series 4; and Subgroup V, Series 2. Other documents concerning the Leo Baeck stamp will be found in Subgroup II, Series 4.

Box Folder Title Date
5 12 Articles undated, 1963-1998
5 13 Exhibits 1995, 2001
5 14 Leo Baeck Commemorative Stamps – First Day Cover (Ersttagsbrief) 1957
5 15 Leo Baeck Prize 1995
5 16 Play of Erwin Sylvanus – Leo Baeck: Eine Herfolge nach authentischen Texten 1990
Box Folder Title Date
ROS 10 4 Poster - Leo Baeck Exhibition at the Jewish Museum Frankfurt 2001
5 17 Public Appearances 1945-1946
5 18 Rechtsstellung der Juden in Europa - Correspondence 1988
5 19 Restitution 1951-1957
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