Guide to the Papers of Adolf Leschnitzer
(1899-1980) AR 1886-1986

AR 25320 / MF 897

Processed by Yakov Sklar

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lesch, Michael
Title: Adolf Leschnitzer Collection
Dates:1886-1986
Dates:bulk 1937-1973
Abstract: The Adolf Leschnitzer Collection documents the life and professional activities of Adolf Leschnitzer, researcher, historian, and teacher. The collection includes brochures, booklets, clippings, correspondence, financial, vital, and immigration documents, minutes, notes, photographs, printed materials, and writings, by Adolf Leschnitzer as well as other authors. Additionally, there are materials dealing with other members of the Leschnitzer family, namely his wife, Maria Leschnitzer, née Bratz, her mother, Elly Bratz, née Michael, Adolf and Maria Leschnitzers' son, Michael Lesch, also known as Michael Leschnitzer, and Adolf and Albertt Frank.
Languages: The collection is in German and English with some Hebrew and Spanish.
Quantity: 20 linear feet.
Identification: AR 25320 / MF 897
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Biographical Note

Adolf Leschnitzer, scholar, historian, and teacher was born on February 3, 1899 in Posen, Germany (now Poznań, Poland). He was the son of the pharmacist Dr. phil. Oscar Leschnitzer and Natalie Leschnitzer, née Fuchs.

He began his schooling at the Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium in Posen. He then continued his studies at the Kaiserin Auguste Gymnasium, Berlin, Charlottenburg, which he graduated with honors in 1917. Upon graduation Leschnitzer served in the German Army until 1918

He resumed his studies in 1918 at the Universities of Berlin and Heidelberg, concentrating on German philology, history, philosophy, and education and in 1923 received his Doctoral degree from the University of Heidelberg. By 1926 Leschnitzer also passed First and Second State Examination for High School Teachers. Between 1925 and 1933 he was an instructor, and later a professor in a number of municipal high schools in Berlin.

IIn 1933 Adolf Leschnitzer was asked by Leo Baeck, then the head of the Reichsvertretung der Juden in Deutschland (National Federation Of Jews in Germany), to head the Department of Education, one of the most important positions there. The following six years, until his immigration in 1939, Leschnitzer dedicated his work to organizing and supervising Jewish schools throughout Germany in addition to collaborating with other agencies involved in organizing teacher’s seminars and adult education.

In 1939, Adolf Leschnitzer and his wife Maria Leschnitzer, née Bratz left Germany and after a brief stay in England arrived in the United States in 1940.

Upon arrival to the United States, Prof. Leschnitzer organized the American Institute of Modern Languages, an organization aimed at helping immigrants from Central Europe, mostly from Germany, to learn the language and to get acclimated to the new environment. In 1943 he became an instructor in the German Section of the Foreign Area and Language Curriculum of the Army Specialized Training Program at Rutgers University and in 1944 he got a position of a field representative of the Office of the War Information and also became a consultant to the War Department.

In 1946 Dr. Leschnitzer became an instructor at the Department of German and Slavic Languages at City College of New York, of which he was elected chairman in 1958. He retired from City College in 1966.

In addition to his work at City College, starting in 1952 and until 1972, Prof. Leschnitzer taught one term each year at the Freie Universität Berlin. As it was said, Prof. Leschnitzer was trying to bring his mostly Jewish students at City College closer to German literature and culture, whereas he was concerned with exposing his German students at the Freie Universität to Jewish history and culture and making them understand better German-Jewish culture and life. During his lengthy professional career, Prof. Leschnitzer was awarded numerous honors and awards, among them a Bollingen Fellowship (1951-1953), a Fulbright Fellowship (1961-1962), the Order of merit of the German Federal Republic, and an honorary Ph. D. degree from the Freie Universität, all to acknowledge his efforts in improving German-Jewish relations.

Additionally, to commemorate Leschnitzer’s 60’s birthday in 1959, a Festschrift, edited by Drs. Erich Fromm and Hans Herfeld, as well as by Kurt Grossman, was published in Heidelberg.

Adolf Leschnitzer was a member of a number of professional organizations and served as President of the New York Society of Teachers of German, (Verein deutscher Lehrer von New York, 1950-1956) and was a founding member and a member of the Board of Directors of the Leo Baeck Institute, New York.

Prof. Leschnitzer wrote a number of works on German-Jewish history, Anti-Semitism, Heinrich Heine and other German-Jewish writers, as well as on Goethe. His works include Das Judentum im Weltbild des Mittelsalters (1935), Die deutsche-judische Symbiose, Goethe and the Myth of the Birth of the Hero and other essays and articles on Goethe. His major work, The Magic Background of Modern Anti-Semitism, a study that examines the causes of modern Anti-Semitism, was first published in Germany in 1954 under the title Saul und David; die Problematik der deutsch-jüdischen Lebensgemeinschaft. Additionally, Prof. Leschnitzer was a regular contributor to the New York Aufbau and other professional and other newspapers and journals. He also contributed to a number of Festschrifts as well as to the Handbuch zur Geschichte der deutschen Juden, that was published in cooperation with the Historische Komission zu Berlin.

Professor Leschnitzer was one of the first German-Jewish academicians to realize the importance of the dialogue between the new post-war Germany and the German Jews, who lived in Germany as well as those who were forced to leave. He was immediately involved with the reconstruction of the German school system right after the war ended and authored, in 1945, a memorandum entitled An Immediate Program for the Reconstruction of the German School System. He recognized the importance of bringing the next generation of German students closer to understanding German history in relation to Jewish history and culture as a way for bringing the two peoples together.

Adolf Leschnitzer died on July 24, 1980, in Centerport , Long Island, NY.

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Scope and Content Note

The Adolf Leschnitzer Collection documents the life and professional activities of Adolf Leschnitzer, researcher, historian, and teacher. The collection includes brochures, booklets, clippings, correspondence, financial, vital, and immigration documents, minutes, notes, photographs, printed materials, and writings, by Adolf Leschnitzer as well as other authors.

Materials constituting this series shed light on various aspects of Adolf Leschnitzer's personal and professional life, teaching, research and writings in the fields of German-Jewish history, culture and relations, Anti-Semitism and languages.

Most of the personal and related materials are grouped in Subseries 1: Personal, 1921-1980 but can also be found throughout the collection, in particular in Subseries 2: Professional, 1921-1986, due to the fact that in many cases Adolf Leschnitzer was involved with many of his colleagues personally as well as professionally. In such case professional and personal correspondence was difficult to separate and was put in either the Personal or Professional section of the correspondence, depending on notes and professional judgment.

In many cases folders consists of both, incoming correspondence and copies of Adolf Leschnitzer's responses.

Series I: Leschnitzer, Adolf is the largest one and includes such personal materials as correspondence, financial, official, immigration, and family documents, and materials pertaining to his and his wife’s, Maria Leschnitzer, restitution case. There is an abundance of correspondence between Adolf Leschnitzer and his acquaintances as well as with family members.

In addition to correspondence with friends and family, personal materials also include the Leschnitzer family’s restitution case and their immigration. It also consists of correspondence with German, American, and British authorities and organizations, lawyers, as well as German banks.

Adolf Leschnitzer’s professional activities are well documented by materials such as professional correspondence, printed materials, that include his articles and reviews, and his writings. In many cases manuscripts found in this collection are fragmentary, with complete manuscripts constituting just a small portion of the Subsubseries E: Writings.

In many cases these are drafts of just a few chapters of his works. His writings include drafts of articles, reviews, and books. There is a considerable amount of notes and some correspondence regarding Dr. Leschnitzer’s publications. Additionally, there are some unpublished manuscripts, such as Die deutsch-jüdische Symbiose.

Most of the correspondence regarding Leschnitzer’ publications can be found in Series I: Leschnitzer, Adolf, Subseries 2: Professional, Subsubseries B: Correspondence.

Furthermore, there are manuscripts by other authors, including Leschnitzer’s students from the Freie Universität. These writings cover such topics as German-Jewish relations, Anti-Semitism, as well as Psychology and Social Services.

General professional correspondence consists of communication with organizations and individuals and covers such topics as academic research, publishing of Leschnitzer’s works, the American Institute of Modern Languages, charitable work (in particular helping foreign scholars in the US), job search at American universities, and grants. There are also materials dealing with Leschnitzer’s involvement with City College of the City University of New York, where he taught from 1946 till 1966, and Freie Universität Berlin, where he was a visiting professor one term each year, starting in 1952 and until 1972. These materials are represented by correspondence with colleagues, various departments of the Universities, correspondence with the Fulbright Commission regarding grants for teaching in Germany as well as correspondence with other grant giving organizations.

There are also materials pertaining to the Leo Baeck Institute, of which he was a founding member, and for which - for many years - he served as a member of the Board. These consist of correspondence concerning exhibitions, publication and various LBI projects, financial documents, such as reports and statements, minutes of meetings, beginning with the very first meeting of the LBI in 1956, and by-laws.

There is also a considerable amount of notebooks, belonging to both, Adolf and Maria Leschnitzer.

In addition to the materials directly dealing with Adolf Leschnitzer’s personal and professional life, there are also materials pertaining to the members of the Leschnitzer family and their friends. These materials include materials pertaining to Leschnitzer’s mother-in-law, Elly Bratz, née Michael, his wife, Maria Leschnitzer, née, Bratz, their son Michael Lesch (also known as Michael Leschnitzer) and the friends of the Bratz family, Adolf and Albert Frank, who were renewed chemists.

Materials dealing with Elly Bratz include correspondence with friends and family, and immigration authorities in England and the United States, and also include various documents and property reports.

Materials dealing with the Frank family include correspondence, both personal and professional, family papers, minutes, notes, patents, a guest book, and materials dealing with the Frank family’s immigration efforts.

Materials dealing with Maria and Michael Leschnitzer include school materials and correspondence, with personal one constituting the larger portion ,. In addition, there are legal, court, travel, and vital documents, and materials pertaining to Maria Leschnitzer’s efforts to collect compensation from the German government. Other materials include Sag es auf English, a book written by Maria Leschnitzer, and student and teaching materials, including a copy of Maria Leschnitzer’s dissertation.

There is also a small amount of printed materials that include clippings, publications by Adolf Leschnitzer and by others, reviews of Leschnitzer’s work and reviews written by Leschnitzer.

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Arrangement

This collection is divided into 6 series:

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Access and Use

Access Information

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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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Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photo Collection. Books have been removed to the LBI Library.

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Microfilm

Collection is available on forty seven reels of microfilm:

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Adolf Leschnitzer Collection; AR 25320 / MF 897; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Container List

 

Series I: Leschnitzer, Adolf, 1921-1986

This series is in German and English with some Hebrew.
18.25 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series I: Adolf Leschnitzer documents the life and professional activities of Adolf Leschnitzer, researcher, historian, and teacher. The collection includes brochures, booklets, clippings, correspondence, financial, vital, and immigration documents, minutes, notes, photographs, printed materials, and writings, by Adolf Leschnitzer as well as other authors.

Materials constituting this series shed light on various aspects of Adolf Leschnitzer personal and professional life, teaching, research and writings in the fields of German-Jewish history, culture and relations, Anti-Semitism and languages.

Most of the personal and related materials are grouped in Subseries 1: Personal, 1921-1980 but can also be also found throughout the collection, in particular in Subseries 2: Professional, 1921-1986, due to the fact that in many cases Adolf Leschnitzer was involved with many of his colleagues personally as well as professionally. In such case professional and personal correspondence was difficult to separate and was put in either the Personal or Professional section of the correspondence, depending on notes and professional judgment.

In many cases folders consist of both, incoming correspondence and copies of Adolf Leschnitzer responses.

Series I: Leschnitzer, Adolf includes such personal materials as correspondence, financial, official, immigration, and family documents, and materials pertaining to his and his wife’s, Maria Leschnitzer, restitution case. There is an abundance of correspondence between Adolf Leschnitzer and his acquaintances as well as with family members.

In addition to correspondence with friends and family, personal materials also include materials pertaining to the Leschnitzer family’s restitution case and their immigration and consist of correspondence with German, American, and British authorities and organizations, lawyers, as well as German banks.

Adolf Leschnitzer’s professional activities are well documented by materials such as professional correspondence, printed materials, that include his articles and reviews, and his writings. In many cases manuscripts found in this collection are fragmentary, with complete manuscripts constituting just a small portion of the Subsubseries E: Writings.

In many cases these are drafts of just a few chapters of his works. His writings include drafts of articles, reviews, and books. There is a considerable amount of notes and some correspondence regarding Dr. Leschnitzer’s publications. Additionally, there are some unpublished manuscripts, such as Die deutsch-jüdische Symbiose.

Most of the correspondence regarding Leschnitzer’s publications can be found in Series I: Leschnitzer, Adolf, Subseries II: Professional, Subsubseries B: Correspondence.

Furthermore, there are manuscripts by other authors, including Leschnitzer’s students from Freie Universität. These wirings cover such topics as German-Jewish relations, Anti-Semitism, as well as Psychology and Social Services.

General professional correspondence consists of communication with organizations and individuals and covers such topics as academic research, publishing of Leschnitzer’s works, the American Institute of Modern Languages, charitable work, in particular helping foreign scholars in the US, job search at American universities, and grants. There are also materials dealing with Leschnitzer’s involvement with City College of the City University of New York, where he taught from 1946 till 1966, and Freie Universität Berlin, where he was a visiting professor one term each year, starting in 1952 and until 1972. These materials ere represented by correspondence with colleagues, various departments of the Universities, correspondence with the Fulbright Commission regarding grants for teaching in Germany as well as correspondence with other grant giving organizations.

There are also materials pertaining to the Leo Baeck Institute, of which he was a founding member, and for which for many years he served as a member of the Board. These consist of correspondence concerning exhibitions, publication and various LBI projects, financial documents, such as reports and statements, minutes of meetings, beginning with the very first meeting of the LBI in 1956, and by-laws.

There is also a considerable amount of notebooks, belonging to both, Adolf and Maria Leschnitzer.

Subseries 1: Personal, 1921-1980

This series is in German and English.
2.5 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Subseries I: Personal includes personal materials of Adolf Leschnitzer and to a lesser extent of his wife, Maria Leschnitzer, and consists of personal and official correspondence, official and financial documents, with correspondence comprising the bulk of the series. Correspondence with friends includes personal as well as professional correspondence, since in many cases Adolf Leschnitzer was involved professionally with many of his acquaintances. In many cases, folders consisting of correspondence with friends and family members include both incoming and outgoing correspondence.

Additionally there is correspondence with organizations. There is a wealth of materials pertaining to Leschnitzer’s immigration, first to England and then to the United States; genealogical information about Leschnitzer’s family. Additionally, there are financial materials and an abundance of materials pertaining to Leschnitzer’s family restitution case. These materials consist of correspondence with German authorities and various Jewish restitution organizations, as well as lawyers, and German banks.

Subsubseries A: Correspondence, 1921-1980

This subsubseries is in German and English.
1.75 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Subsubseries A: Correspondence consists of Adolf Leschnitzer’s personal correspondence with friends and relatives, lawyers, travel agencies, and organizations and includes outgoing as well as incoming correspondence. Many folders include correspondence addressed to Adolf and Maria Leschnitzer as well as copies of his responses.

Correspondence with organizations includes correspondence with American and British authorities regarding the Leschnitzer family's immigration to England and the United States. In addition to correspondence pertaining to immigration there is also a small amount of immigration documents.

Furthermore, there is also some professional correspondence with Leschnitzer’s colleagues, since in many cases personal and professional matters are discussed in the same letters.

In addition there is a small amount of information regarding Leschnitzer’s family genealogy, Adolf Leschnitzer’s divorce, and correspondence with German authorities regarding his pension.

There is also a small amount of documents and printed materials.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11A 1941-1957
12Alberti, Frederic 1950-1953
13B 1939-1972
14Bab, Julius 1950-1957
15Berlak, Herman and Ruth 1946-1974
16Berlet, Frank 1944-1949
17Berlet, Hartmut 1953-1967
18Bieber, Konrad 1948-1953
19Birthday wishes 1959
110Birthday wishes 1969
111Bratz, Frank and Lisa 1940
112Braun, Edward and Maria 1944-1964
1 13C1958-1971
114Callmann, William 1961-1966
115Carnegie Hill Realties Securities, Inc. 1954-1971
116Classen, C. 1963-1966
117Clubhouse Nursery School 1941
118Cohn, Harry and Lilly 1963-1979
119Columbia Insurance Company of New York 1952
120Cosmopolitan Travel Bureau, Inc. 1954-1958
121Custius, Klaus 1968-1973
122D 1940-1953
123Death certificate 1980
124Divorce 1931
125Documents undated, 1955
126E 1939-1940
127Eckertz, Tilbert 1967
128Eichelberg, Henry 1956
129Eliezer, Ben S. 1957-1958
130Epstein, Hans and Rosie undated, 1921-1971
131Eyhern, Gert and Margorete, von 1965-1970
132F 1961-1972
133Family registers undated, 1937
134Fargo Travel, Ltd. 1965-1967
135Federal Bureau of Investigation 1942
136Frank, Albert 1956
137Frank, Robert 1940-1975
138Frankenstein, Hedwig 1940-1946
139Frankenstein, Hedwig 1946
140G 1944-1972
141Gramm, E. 1956
142Greeting cards 1974
143Grünfeld, Fritz V. 1959-1975
144H 1939-1971
145Hauptman, Gerda 1956
146Honcamp, Mary undated, 1949
147I 1949-1950
148Immigration, England 1939
  

German Jewish Aid Committee

 
149Immigration, general 1932-1952
150Immigration, general 1940-1945
151Immigration, general 1941
152Isaak, Alfred 1947-1949
153Isaac, Julius 1940-1957
154Ising, Ernst 1947-1948
155J 1950-1975
156Jacobsthod, Ernst 1952-1958
157K 1937-1970
158Kronheim, Käte and Walter 1967-1975
159Kunze, Agatha 1964-1965
160Kurze, Agatha 1967-1968
161L 1941-1971
162Lachs, R. 1954-1971
163Landmannm, Salsia 1954-1961
164Langer, Käte and Moritz 1947-1949
165Leasing contracts1950-1954
166Lesch, Sara Ellie 1970s
167Leschnitzer family, correspondence 1940-1941
168Leschnitzer family, genealogy undated, 1930
169Leschnitzer, L. 1939
170Leschnitzer, Maria undated, 1941-1958
171Leschnitzer, Maria undated, 1957
172Leschnitzer, Maria 1939-1957
173Leschnitzer, Maria 1942-1953
174Leschnitzer, Maria 1952-1958
175Leschnitzer, Maria 1953
176Leschnitzer, Maria 1961-1962
BoxFolderTitleDate
21Lowenberg, Ernst 1943-1962
22M 1939-1974
23Magistrat von Gross Berlin 1948-1950
24Masur, Gerhard 1965-1973
25Masur, Helen 1943-1975
26Membership cards 1940s
27Meyer, Emil 1940-1941
28Meyer, Martin 1939
29Moser, Alfred 1972
210N 1939-1973
211New Development Corp. 1940-1941
212O 1947-1962
213P 1944-1977
214Peisach, Lother Israel 1940-1941
215Personal history, and interview 1976-1977
  

Research Foundation for Jewish Immigration

 
216Personal History Statement 1940s
217Plessner, H. 1963-1972
218Poelchau, Dorothee 1970s
219Pollack, Hubert 1963
220R 1940-1972
221Ran 1947-1961
222Rosenberg, Hans and Leni 1954-1988
223Rosenberg, Loewe & Co. 1939
224S 1939-1977
225Scherk, Alicia 1974
226Schiffer, Erhard and Gert 1939
227Schneider, Lambert 19491-1953
228Schoenheimer, Rudolf 1964-1975
229Schröder, F. 1955-1973
230Segal, Dora 1957-1973
231Segall, Gabriel 1956-1967
232Self Help of Émigrés from Central Europe, Inc. 1940-1949
233Sellenthin, H. 1950-1968
234Seyffert, Heinz 1955-1957
235Seyffert, Heinz 1956
236Sigal, Michael 1970-1974
237Solomon, Ann 1940
238Sonnenfeld, Anni and Arthur 1969-1972
239Spiero, Ella 1949-1961
240Stein, Nathan 1940-1963
241Stein, S. 1972-1973
242Stoekmann, [1940]
243Summer camps 1952-1957
244Svadron, E. undated, 1964
245T 1938-1972
246Tranquility Camp 1950-1951
247U 1947-1974
248Unidentified 1920s-1970s
249W 1939-1975
250Waller, John 1972-1977
251Walters, 1941
252Z 1939-1957
253Zoellner, Eva and W. 1950-1969

Subsubseries B: Finance, 1938-1978

This subsubseries is in German and English.
0.25 linear feet
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Subsubseries B: Finance includes financial correspondence and documents from German and American banks, such as bank statements and receipts; materials related to Adolf Leschnitzer’s efforts to collect restitution and a pension from the German government; and materials dealing with Leschnitzer’s tax payments.

BoxFolderTitleDate
254Bank materials 1939
255Bank of the Manhattan Company 1940
256Brée, Rechsanwalt 1938-1939
257Chase National Bank 1941
258Deutsche Bank Statements 1940
259Deutsche Bank 1940-1941
260Frankfurter Bank 1953
261General 1939-1962
262Helphand, Lewis 1970-1978
263Oberfinanzdirektion Düsseldorf 1953-1970
  

Restitution, pension, taxes

 
264Peisach, Lothar 1939
265Rheinische Girozentrale und Provinzialbank 1953-1955
266Sterling National Bank 1954-1955
267Süddeutsche Bank 1956-1960
268Taxes 1938-1945
269Taxes 1941-1951
270Taxes 1956-1958

Subsubseries C: Restitution, 1929-1975

This subsubseries is in German and English.
0.5 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Subsubseries C: Restitution includes materials pertaining to Adolf Leschnitzer’s effort to collect compensation from the German government. It also includes materials pertaining to Maria Leschnitzer’s restitution case. Included here are the correspondence with restitution organization, namely the United Restitution Organization, the Jewish Restitution Successor Organization, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany; correspondence with German and United States’ authorities, and lawyers. Also included here are documents that were used by Leschnitzer in his restitution case.

BoxFolderTitleDate
31Bundestelle für Entschädigung der Bediensteten jüdischer Gemeinden 1954-1955
32Franke, Hellmuth 1956
  

lawyer

 
33Franke, Hellmuth1959-1969
  

lawyer

 
34Franke, Hellmuth 1962
  

lawyer; includes materials pertaining to Maria Leschnitzer

 
35Franke, Hellmuth and Warnke, F. 1953-1959
  

lawyers

 
36General 1929-1970
37General1953-1975
  

United Restitution Organization

 
38German authorities 1953-1975
39Jewish Restitution Successor Organization 1955
310Recommendation Letters for Restitution Claims undated, 1953-1954
311United Restitution Organization 1954-1956
  

Guttmann, A.

 
312United Restitution Organization 1956-1969

Subseries 2: Professional, 1921-1986

This series is in German and English, with some Hebrew.
15.75 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Subseries II: Professional includes materials related to Adolf Leschnitzer’s professional activities as a researcher, fellow, writer, and academician. These materials consist of correspondence, manuscripts, printed materials, teaching materials, notebooks and materials related to a number of professional and charitable organization that Adolf Leschnitzer was affiliated with.

These materials document the work of Guido Kisch in the field of German-Jewish culture and history, and his efforts in bringing the two people together. Materials in this series also document Leschnitzer’s involvements with a number of professional organizations and universities, most notably the Leo Baeck Institute, City College of the City University of New York, and Freie Universität Berlin.

The bulk of the material in this series consists of correspondence and manuscripts, both Leschnitzer’s and by other authors. There is correspondence with organizations, universities, archives and libraries, publishing houses, journals, and individuals. Topics include academic research, publications of Leschnitzer’s works, job search at American universities, and grants. Adolf Leschnitzer was professionally involved with a wide variety of individuals which included academicians, Jewish scholars, philosophers, rabbis, and Christian activists.

In many cases manuscripts found in this collection are fragmentary, with complete manuscripts constituting just a small portion of the Subsubseries E: Writings.

In many cases these are drafts of just a few chapters of his works. His writings include drafts of articles, reviews, and books. There is a considerable amount of notes and some correspondence regarding Dr. Leschnitzer’s publications. Additionally, there are some unpublished manuscripts, such as Die deutsch-jüdische Symbiose.

Furthermore, there are manuscripts by other authors, including Leschnitzer’s students from Freie Universität. These wirings cover such topics as German-Jewish relations, Anti-Semitism, as well as Psychology and Social Services. There are also materials dealing with Leschnitzer’s involvement with City College of the City University of New York, where he taught from 1946 till 1966, and Freie Universität, where he was a visiting professor one term each year, starting in 1952 and until 1972. These materials are represented by correspondence with colleagues, various departments of the Universities, correspondence with the Fulbright Commission regarding grants for teaching in Germany as well as correspondence with other grant giving organizations.

There are also materials pertaining to the Leo Baeck Institute, of which he was a founding member, and for which for many years he served as a member of the Board. These consist of correspondence concerning exhibitions, publication and various LBI projects, financial documents, such as reports and statements, minutes of meetings, beginning with the very first meeting of the LBI in 1956, and by-laws .

Subsubseries A: City College, 1938-1966

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

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Subsubseries A: City College includes materials pertaining to City College, where Adolf Leschnitzer taught from 1946 to 1966 and consists of correspondence, printed materials, documents, and minutes. The bulk of the materials in this section consists of correspondence with colleagues from City College and other universities, correspondence regarding former students, and correspondence regarding Adolf Leschnitzer’s and other faculty members’ promotion. Other correspondence includes correspondence concerning Leschnitzer’s leave of absence and his teaching at the Freie Universität, teacher exchange, recommendation for students, and grants.

Materials dealing with Leschnitzer’s promotion include Leschnitzer’s records, Board of Higher Education Recommendation For Promotion Form, and applications.

There is also a small amount of teaching materials consisting of syllabus, student answer sheets, notes, and other course related materials.

BoxFolderTitleDate
313Anger, Alfred 1958-1961
314Alexeieff, K. 1955-1960
315Correspondence, general1938-1966
316Correspondence, general 1951-1961
317Course materials, answer sheets 1951
318Course materials, attendance 1954-1955
319Course materials, general 1951
320Faculty Council 1954-1957
321Four-College Legislative Conference 1953-1958
322General 1938-1965
323General 1947-1965
324General 1953-1965
325General 1955-1964
326Gutzmann, Erich, journalism 1947-1956
327Hirschberg, W. 1955-1958
328Kahn, Ludwig 1951-1953
BoxFolderTitleDate
41Lemann, Theodore 1964
42Leschnitzer, Adolf, correspondence 1961-1962
43Leschnitzer, Adolf, general 1949-1965
44Leschnitzer, Adolf, promotion 1946-1954
45Leschnitzer, Adolf, promotion 1947-1963
46Leschnitzer, Adolf, promotion 1951-1965
47Leschnitzer, Adolf, promotion 1953-1956
48Leschnitzer, Adolf, retirement 1964-1980
49Levy, Bernard 1943-1963
410Liptzin, Sol 1943-1959
411Loewenstein, Steven 1958-1966
412Ludwig, Irene 1964
413Mankiewicz, Frank 1940-1941
414Plant, Richard 1958-1960
415Wissemann, Heinz 1955-1961

Subsubseries B: Correspondence, 1921-1980

This subsubseries is in German and English with some Hebrew.
4 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Subsubseries B: Correspondence includes Adolf Leschnitzer’s professional correspondence with individuals as well as organization and also includes some printed materials, manuscripts, and lists.

Correspondence with organizations includes correspondence with German and American universities, Jewish organizations, professional organizations such as Verein deutscher Lehrer von New York, an organization helping foreign scholars in the United States, and various Jewish charitable organizations.

Correspondence with individuals includes correspondence with Leschnitzer’s colleagues, academicians, former students, Jewish scholars and leaders, philosophers, rabbis, and writers and covers a wide variety of subjects.

There is a wealth of correspondence regarding the American Institute of Modern Languages, which was established and run by Adolf Leschnitzer, and later by Maria Leschnitzer.

Additionally, there is correspondence with publishing houses and professional journals regarding Leschnitzer’s work, and a very extensive correspondence with Historische Kommission zu Berlin and other organizations, and contributors, concerning publishing a Handbuch zur Geschichte der Juden in Deutschland.

Other materials include correspondence with archives, libraries, and universities regarding Leschnitzer’s research; correspondence with universities and schools in Germany and the United States regarding jobs; correspondence with the Fullbright Commission regarding grants for teaching in Germany; correspondence with radio stations in Germany.

BoxFolderTitleDate
416A 1939-1978
417A-L 1961-1962
418Allen, Edwin 1944
419Altenberg, Paul 1953
420Albert Teachers’ Agency 1943-1944
421Allerhand, Jacob 1953
422American Association of Teachers of German undated, 1945-1950
423American Committee for Refugee Scholars, Writers and Artists 1945
424American Federation of Jews from Central Europe, Inc. 1950-1976
425American Friends Service Committee 1943-1945
426American Institute of Modern Languages 1943-1951
427American Institute of Modern Languages 1943-1951
428American Institute of Modern Languages 1946-1952
429American Institute of Modern Languages 1947-1952
430American Institute of Modern Languages 1947-1953
  

includes financial documents

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
51American Institute of Modern Languages 1949-1950
52American Jewish Committee 1943-1956
53American Jewish K C Fraternity, Inc. 1961
54Archive fur Kommunalwissenschaften 1963-1965
55Aspects of Medieval Anti-Semitism, Conference 1968
56 AB 1945-1977
56 BB-T1929-1970
57Baeck, Leo 1935-1955
58Baker, Leonard 1956-1975
59Bauer, Alex 1939
510Baron, Salo W. 1944-1969
511Beeson, Nora 1961
512 ABen-Gavriel, M. 1958
512 BBeratungsausschuss1954 1958
513Berend, Eduard 1953-1954
514Berlin: A Study in Conflict Resolution, conference 1965
515Bernsdorf, Wilhelm 1953-1968
516Bernstein, Reiner 1967-1971
517Betz, Albrecht 1972-1977
518Bibliographia Judaica 1978
519 ABitson Publishing Co. Ltd. 1967-1968
519 BBlankenburg, Wera von1926-1944
520B’nai Brith Hillel Foundation 1957-1966
521Boenheim, Curt 1939
522Böhm, Franz 1959-1963
523Bollingen Foundation 1951-1964
524Bondy, Curt 1958
525Biemer, Lisa undated, 1926-1937
526Brodnitz, F. 1969-1971
527Brooks, Charles 1964-1966
528Brown, E. 1946-1947
529 ABuber, Martin1956-1963
529 BBuber, Rafael 1971
530C 1939-1963
531Carmel, Herman 1959-1962
532Caro, Klara 1973
533Cohn, Hans 1939-1971
534Cahnann, Werner 1967
535Commentary 1954-1974
536Cooperative Bureau for Teachers 1944-1947
537Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany 1954-1960
538Congregation Habonim, Inc. 1940-1962
539Congregation Habonim, Inc. 1950-1972
540Council of Jews from Germany 1962-1965
541Crônica Israelita 1957
542D 1939-1967
543Degkwitz, Rudolf 1957-1963
544Demandt, Dieter 1969-1975
545 Deutsches General Konsulat 1957-1974
546Dover Publications, Inc. 1950-1954
547Drucker, Erich 1957-1972
548Drucker, Erich 1975-1976
549E 1940-1972
550Eckert, Thomas undated, 1955
551Eissler, K. 1959-1969
552Elsberg, Heinz 1964-1969
554Evangelische Akademie Berlin 1959-1968
555Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars 1940-1941
556 AEpstein, Hans 1933-1938
556 BEpstein, Hans and Rosenzweig, Franz 1920s
557F 1952-1972
558Fabian, Hans Erich 1939-1971
559Faust and Moses 1950
560Felsenthal, Stefan 1956-1957
561Ferdinand Enke Verlag 1952-1970
562Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag 1971-1972
563Fraenkel, Anna 1961-1966
564Franz Steiner Verlag 1964
565Frederick Ungar Publishing Co. 1956-1960
566Freedman, Paul 1958-1966
567Frenzel, Ivo 1964
568Fromm, Erich 1949-1964
569Funkenstein, Amos 1964-1970
570Funkenstein, Amos 1968-1973
571Funkenstein, Amos 1963-1968
572G 1939-1970
573Gablentz, Otto-Heinrich von 1957-1966
574Goldwitzer, Helmut 1966-1970
575Garai, Ingeburg 1939
576German-Jewish Relationship 1945
577Germania Judaica 1959-1970
578Gesellschaft für Christlich-Jüdische Zusammenarbeit 1952-1966
579Glatler, N. 1956-1958
580Goethe House 1958-1970
581Goldschmidt, Hermann 1953-1961
582Goldschmidt, M. 1953-1962
583Gottschalk, W. 1959-1961
584Grossman, Elsa and Kurt 1956-1972
585Gruenewald, Max 1948-1972
586Grünfeld, Joseph 1963-1967
587Guttman, Erich undated, 1939-1959
588H 1936-1971
589Hadassah 1944-1945
590Hamburg University 1949-1950
591Hammerschlag, Clara and Ludwig1945-1965
592Handbuch zur Geschichte der Juden in Deutschland1963-1966
BoxFolderTitleDate
61Handbuch zur Geschichte der Juden in Deutschland1963-1967
62Handbuch zur Geschichte der Juden in Deutschland1965
63Havesi, Eugene1952-1953
64Hebrew University of Jerusalemundated
65Heinrich Graetz Lodge1967-1968
66Hermann, G.1964
67Hessischer Rundfunk1971
68Heuss, Theodor1958
69Hinrichs, Carl1956-1957
613Hirsch family1939
614 AHirsch, Albert1958-1970
614 BHirsch, Hans1964
614 CHirschberg, Alfred1961
614 DHirshler, Eric1948-1964
615Historische Kommission zu Berlin1963-1975
616Hohnholz, J.1970-1980
617Holzmann, Albert1943
618Horkheimer, May1939-1959
619Huebener, Theodore1947-1972
620I1947-1975
621Ihud Association for Jewish-Arab Rapprochement1949-1969
622International Rescue Committee1951-1952
623International Universities Press, Inc.1956-1976
  

includes agreements

 
624J1931-1972
625Jacobi, Hugo1951-1952
626Jewish Agency for Israel1959
  

memo

 
627Jewish Book Guild of America, Inc.1955-1956
628Jewish Social Studies1956-1966
629Jewish Telegraphic Agency1955-1956
630Job search1940-1947
631Job search1944-1946
632Jokl, Anna Maria1956-1957
633Jüdische Gemeinde zu Berlin1963-1970
634Jüdisches Reform-Realgymnasium i.E. für Knaben und Mädchen 1935-1937
635Junghaus, Lutz1963-1966
  

includes a manuscript

 
636K1945-1972
637Kalckreuth, Stanislaus1970-1977
638Kalenter, 1954
639Kartagener, M.1971-1972
640Kartel Juedischer Verbindungen1954-1974
  

includes newsletters

 
641Kästner, 1954
642Kern, Walter1954
643Kerntopf, Karl1958
644Kibbutz Hazoreaundated, 1949
645Kiewitt, C. De1943
646Kirsch, James1964-1977
647Kirschner, Sumner1962-1964
648Kisch, Guido1964-1971
649Klucke, P.1955-1972
650König, Rudolf1968
651Kowal, Michael1964
652Krakauer, Lotte1937-1947
653L1943-1973
654Landmann, Michael1956-1960
655Lenz, Harold1958-1963
656Lewy, Immanuel1947
657Liedke, Herbert1949-1950
658Liedke, Herbert1949-1975
659Loewenstein, Kurt1962
660Lüth, Erich1957-1971
661M1944-1972
662M-Z1961-1962
BoxFolderTitleDate
71Magill, Stephen 1970
72Mayer, Frank1959
73Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture 1972
74Modern Language Association of American 1967-1974
75Moses, S. 1969-1971
76Mundus 1968-1975
77N 1941-1967
78National Foundation for Jewish Culture 1963-1972
79New World Club, Inc. 1941-1966
710Neue Schweizer Rundschau 1952-1953
711Neuman, Robert 1972-1973
712Norbisrath, Gudrun 1974
713Nüsse, Robert-Julius 1959-1961
714O 1944-1960
715O’Daniel, Edgar 1940
716Oelsner, Toni 1964
717Otto, Ingrid 1964-1967
718P 1938-1972
719[Panzer, Ludwig]1933
720Paucker, Henry 1961-1970
721P.E.N.1959-1961
  

Zentrum Deutschsprachiger Autoren im Ausland

 
722Perry, A. 1943-1945
723Philipp, Werner 1958-1971
724Plessner, M. 1968
725Poster, Herbert 1967
726Proeger, Frederick 1972
727Prinz, Joachim 1957-1967
728Pross, Harry 1961-1973
729R 1952-1975
730Radio Bremen 1960-1972
731Radio Bremen 1962
732Recommendation letters 1940-1948
733Reichmann, 1956-1978
734Reichsvertretung der Juden in Deutschland undated, 19371939
735Reinhardt, Joachim 1957-1958
736Reissner, Hans 1954-1974
737Rengstorf, Karl 1955-1957
738Rose, Ernst1963
  

includes manuscript

 
739Rutgers University 1943-1963
740Ryping, Stanley 1953
741S 1942-1977
742Salm, Peter 1965
743Saul and David 1954-1957
744Scheer, Frederick 1966
745Schleunes, Karl 1963-1964
746Schocken Books, Inc. 1970-1972
747Schlösser, Manfred 1963-1964
748Schuh, Oskar 1971-1972
749School file 1925-1941, 1963
750Schultze, Barbara 1959-1960
751Schwarz, Walter 1956-1965
752Sender Freies Berlin Radio 1959-1965
753Shuster, George 1956
754Simon, Ernst 1947-1987
755Simon, Ernst 1955-1969
756Simon, Ernst1949-1975
  

Festschrift

 
757Somin, Willy 1957
758 ASpanier, 1904-1920
758 BState Education Department 1948
759Staudinger, Else and Hans 1966-1970
760Steinitz, Hans 1970
761Stern, Desider 1966-1967
762Stern, J. undated, 1938
763Storm Publishers 1949-1954
764Strutz, Henry 1962-1963
765Süddeutscher Rundfunk 1965-1972
766Susman, Margarete 1957-1971
767T 1949-1974
768Targit, Gabrielle 1958-1959
769Taub, Leo undated, 1956-1972
770Taussig, Fred 1966
771Teaching materials undated
772Technische Universität Berlin 1952
773Theodor Herzl Society 1940-1958
774Tillich, Paul 1954-1964
775Tramer, H. 1960-1965
776Trüper, Hellmut 1947-1972
777Trüper, Hellmut and M. 1952-1974
778U 1949-1965
779Unidentified undated, 1942-1968
781Urania Berlin 1966-1969
782Urzidil, Johannes and Ursula 1956-1971
783V 1921-1961
784Valentin, Agnes 1939
785Veit, Otto 1965-1966
786Verein Deutscher Lehrer von New York1947-1964
  

folder 1 of 2

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
81Verein Deutscher Lehrer von New York1947-1964
  

folder 2 of 2

 
82Verlag Lambert Schneider 1952-1954
83Verlag Lambert Schneider 1954-1973
84W 1940-1977
85War Department 1942-1944
86War Department 1944-1945
87Warburg, Eric 1940-1970
88Warburg, Eric 1946
89Warburg, Max 1941-1946
810Weil, Frederic 1959
811Weinryb, B. 1974-1975
812Weissenberg, Werner 1938-1939
813Weller, Hilde 1962-1972
814Wenzel-Jersch, Stefiundated
  

includes amnuscript

 
815Weyl, Shalom 1959
816White, Lyn 1971
817Who’s Who 1955-1979
818Whyte, John 1944-1951
819Wiener Library 1952-1966
820Winterfeldt, Hans 1958-1972
821Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 1970-1981
822Wolff, Lilly 1939
823Wolf, Norbert 1964
824Wulf, Joseph 1967-1971
825Wunderlich, Eva 1960
826Wünsche, Astrid 1963-1965
827Y 1960-1961
828Z 1940-1971
829Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland 1957-1959
830Zionistische Organisation in Deutschland 1957

Subsubseries C: Freie Universität, 1951-1977

This subsubseries is in German and English.
0.75 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Subsubseries C: Freie Universität includes materials documenting Adolf Leschnitzer’s involvement with the Freie Universität Berlin, where he taught from 1952 to 1972. The bulk of the materials in this section consist of correspondence, with printed materials and lists constituting just a fraction of the section.

There is correspondence with colleagues, various departments of the University, correspondence with the Fulbright Commission regarding grants for teaching in Germany as well as correspondence with other grant giving organizations. There is an abundance of correspondence with Hans Herzfeld and Horst Hartwich. Correspondence with Hans Herzfeld and Horst Hartwich can also be found in the folders marked “Correspondence”. Additionally, there is correspondence with Leschnitzer’s former students.

BoxFolderTitleDate
831Correspondence 1952-1956
832Correspondence 1952-1957
833Correspondence 1954-1973
834Correspondence 1957-1971
835Correspondence 1959-1972
836Correspondence, general 1965-1972
837Ernst Reuter Gesellschaft 1954-1968
838Fraenkel, Ernst 1955-1964
839Fraenkel, Ernst 1960
840Fulbright Commission 1954-1962
841Fulbright Commission 1960s
842Fulbright Commission 1965-1968
843General 1951-1969
844Grants 1953-1955
845Hartwich, Horst 1953-1954
846Hartwich, Horst 1952-1953
847Hartwich, Horst 1958-1977
848Herzfeld, Hans 1954-1977
849Homeyer, Alfred 1953
850Invitations to teach 1951-1957
BoxFolderTitleDate
91Koser, Michael1964-1965
  

includes manuscript

 
92Kotowski, George1954-1971
93Küpper, Heinz1956-1970
  

includes manuscript

 
94Library1953-1954
95Lindheim, Bogislav von1953-1955
96Neumann, Eduard1959-1960
97Richarz, Monicaundated, 1966-1969
  

includes manuscript

 
98Richarz, Monica1969-1980
  

includes manuscript

 
99Ritter, Gerhard1964-1965
910Teaching materials1963-1966
911Teaching materials1965-1972

Subsubseries D: Leo Baeck Institute, New York, 1947-1980

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

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Subsubseries C: Leo Baeck Institute includes materials that document Adolf Leschnitzer’s life-long association with the Leo Baeck Institute. Adolf Leschnitzer, who was one of the men responsible for the foundation of the Institute following the death of Leo Baeck in 1956, was involved with the organization in various capacities until his death in 1980.

This section includes correspondence concerning exhibitions, publication and various LBI projects, financial documents, such as reports and statements, minutes of meetings, beginning with the very first meeting of the LBI in 1956, and by-laws.

BoxFolderTitleDate
912By-Lawsundated
913Conference, LBI Jerusalem, London and New York1977-1978
914Correspondence1955-1964
915Correspondence1962-1978
916Correspondence1963-1968
917Correspondence1971-1980
918Financial reports1963-1965
919General1956-1964
920General1960-1977
921General1964-1967
922General1971-1980
923Heller, Peter1969
924Kafka Exhibition1969
925Klestadt, Fred1965
926Matenko, Percy1969
927Minutes1963
928Minutes1975
929Minutes and reports1955-1969
930Minutes and reports1966-1970
931Minutes and reports1971-1980
932Paucker, Arnold1969-1973
933Weltsch, Robertundated, 1947-1970

Subsubseries E: Writings, 1920-1984

This subsubseries is in German and English.
4.25
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Subsubseries E: Writings includes manuscript works by Adolf Leschnitzer as well as other authors. This section also includes school works by Leschnitzer’s students from the Freie Universität. There are no school papers from Leschnitzer’s students at City College

Section a): Adolf Leschnitzer includes Adolf Leschnitzer’s writings and consists of drafts, fragments, notes, complete and incomplete manuscripts of his academic works as well as his articles, reviews, and lectures.

Additionally there are transcripts of radiobroadcasts, autobiographical writings, and speeches.

Materials in this section cover such topic as Jews and Germany, Anti-Semitism, Heine and Jewish writers, Goethe and Biblical motives, and German school systems, both Jewish and non-Jewish, before and after the war.

A number of manuscripts are presented here in English and German. Furthermore, there are card catalogues, assembled by Adolf Leschnitzer for his research.

There are also unpublished manuscripts, such as Die deutsch-jüdische Symbiose and other works.

This section is in German and English

Section b): Other Authors includes writings by other authors, including Leschnitzer’s students from the Freie Universität (There are no student papers from City College). Unlike Leschnitzer’s manuscripts, most of the manuscripts collected here are complete drafts. These materials cover such topics as Jews and Germany, Anti-Semitism, psychology, social services/work.

In addition there are materials pertaining to Leschnitzer’s Festschrift that was published in his honor in 1959; a short story by an unknown author; a memoir.

Section a): Adolf Leschnitzer, 1929-1978

BoxFolderTitleDate
934[Ahasver]undated, 1960-1962
  

includes notes

 
935[Antisemitismus]undated
936Aspects of Medieval Anti-Semitismundated
937Bemerkungen zur Reorganisation des Schulwesens der jüdischen Gemeinde 1929
938A Century of Jewish Life. The History of Modern Judaism1967
  

Review

 
939Die deutsch-jüdische Symbiosebefore 1955
940Dr. Carl Melchior: Ein besiegter Feindundated
941The Enigma of Jewish Survivalundated
942Die Entstehung des Mythos vom Ewigen Juden undated
943Erich Bergeer1960
944Erinnerungen1978
BoxFolderTitleDate
101Eröffnung der Jüdischen Volkshochschule Berlin1962
  

speech

 
102[Der Ewige Jude]undated
103Der Ewige Jude-Mythos und Wirklichkeitundated
  

radio broadcast

 
104Faust and Mosesundated
  

articles and lectures

 
105Faust and Mosesundated
106Faust and Mosesundated
  

notes

 
107Faust and Mosesundated
108Forschungsstelle für die Geschichte der Juden in Deutschland e.V.[1966-1970]
  

includes printed materials; radiobroadcast

 
109Fragmentsundated
  

on Henrich Heine

 
1010Fragments[1960]
  

on Henrich Heine

 
1011Fragments and notesNotes
1012Fragments and notesundated
1013Fragments and notes1960-1970
  

includes teaching materials; lists

 
1014Fragments and untitledundated, 1940s
1015Fragments and untitled1960s
1016Fragments and untitled1960s
1017Fragments and untitledundated
1018Fragments and untitledundated
1019Fragments and untitledundated
1020Fragments and untitledundated
1021Fragments and untitled1940s-1960s
1022Fragments and untitled1950s-1960s
1023Fragments and untitled1960s
1024Fragments and untitled1960s
  

includes correspondence

 
1025German Irredentism-Made in Britain[1950]
1026German-Jewish Symbiosis1960s
1027Geschichte der deutschen Juden vom Zeitalter der Emanzipation bis 1933 1961-1962
1028Geschichte der israelitischen Religionundated
  

review

 
1029Der Gestaltwandel Ahasversundated
1030Goethe and the Myth of the Birth of the Hero1953
1031Goethe and the Myth of the Birth of the Hero1953
1032Great Dissenter. Erich Luth1967-1972
  

includes correspondence

 
1033Hans Epsteinundated
1034Hans Josephundated
1035Heinrich Heine und Polen1972
  

review

 
1036Handbuch zur Geschichte der deutschen Juden1963-1968
  

includes correspondence

 
1037Hugo Hahnundated
1038An Immediate Program for the Reconstruction of the German School System 1945
  

memorandum

 
1039An Immediate Program for the Reconstruction of the German School System 1945
  

memorandum

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
111An Immediate Program for the Reconstruction of the German School System 1945
  

memorandum; includes correspondence

 
112[Introduction to autobiography]undated
113Jacob Picard1956
114Ein Jahrhundert jüdischen Lebens1969
  

review

 
115Jewish Writers in the German Literary Establishment undated
116Jewish Writers in the German Literary Establishment undated
117Josel von Rosheim
118Juden Als Bürger deutscher Städte[1963]
  

review

 
119Juden in der deutschen Literatur1962
1110Die Juden im Weltbild des Mittelalters[1935]
1111Das Judentum und die deutsche Literatur 1957
1112Die jüdische Jugend Amerikas und das neue Deutschland undated
1113Jüdische Trauungen in Berlin 1759-1813 1969
  

review

 
1114Jüdische Autoren in der deutschen Literaturundated
  

includes notes

 
1115Die jüdischen Arbeitskompanien in Ungarnundated
1116Kongresszionismus und der Erste Kongress undated
1117[Konstantin Nathaniel von Salemon]undated
1118Kultur und Geistesgeschichte des jüdischen Volkes1968
  

review

 
1119Lectures1959
1120Lectures1959-1966
1121Lectures1961-1963
1122Lectures und fragments1960s
1123Lectures, notes1960-1970
1124Leo Baeck. Zur hundertsten Wiederkehr seines Geburstages 1973
1125Martin Buber. Zu seinem achtzigsten Geburstag1958
1126Nietzeches Kampf gegen den Historismusundated
1127Notesundated
1128Notesundated
1129Notesundated
1130Notesundated
1131Notesundated
1132Notesundated
1133Notesundated
1134Der preussische Staat und die Judenundated, 1962
1135Rathenau and Zionismundated
1136Reflixionen über Richterischen Ruhmundated
1137Die Rekonsrtruktion des deutschen Schulwesens1945
1138Richtlinien für die Lehrtätigkeit und das Studium an den Hochschulen für Lehrerbildung1935
1139Rise and Disintegration of German Jewry undated
1140The Salzburger Tagebuchundated
  

review

 
1141Symposium on Literature in Exile1972
1142So war Rabbiner Leo Baeck1950s
1143Soziologie des Antisemitismusundated
1144The Unknown Leo Baeckundated
1145Untersuchungen über das "Hohelied in Minneliedern". Ein Beitrag zur Historienbibel-Forschung 1929?
  

dissertation

 
1146Untitled1960s
  

on Hannah Arendt

 
1147Untitledundated
  

on Heinrich Graetz

 
1148Untitled1966
  

Sender Freies Berlin, radio broadcast

 
1149Untitled1956
  

speech at the Freie Universität

 
1150Zu einer neuen Heine Ausgabeundated, 1972
1151Zur Geschichte der deutschen Juden1966-1970
1152Zur Geschichte der deutschen Judenlate 1960s
  

radio broadcast

 
1153Zur Gründung einer höheren judischen Schule in Berlin 1929
1154Zur Gründung einer höheren judischen Schule in Berlin 1929
1155Zur Gründung jüdischer Schulheime in Europa1943-1944
BoxFolderTitleDate
121Card cataloguesundated
122Card cataloguesundated
123Card cataloguesundated
124Card cataloguesundated
125Card cataloguesundated
126Card cataloguesundated
127Card cataloguesundated
128Card cataloguesundated
129Card catalogues, A-Kundated
  

folder 1 of 2

 
1210Card catalogues, L-Zundated
  

folder 1 of 2

 

Section b): Other Authors, 1920-1984

BoxFolderTitleDate
131In Search of Peace1959-1961
  

Leschnitzer's Festschrift; includes correspondence

 
132Winterreise in feinliche Laender1960
  

Askanasy, A.H.

 
133Harvest-journey1969
  

Askanasy, A.H.

 
134Blaustrumpf ohne Füsse1970
  

Beitz, Albrecht

 
135Der Centarlverein deutscher Staatsbürger judischen Glaubens e.V.[1970]
  

Bernstein, Reiner

 
136Saving Jews of Budapest1944
  

Biss, Andreas, [eye-witness account]

 
137Die Emanzipation der englischen Juden1972
  

Brandt, Wolfgang

 
138Memories of the Reichsvertretung1984
  

Brodnitz, Friedrich

 
139Contribution of the Psychologists to Problem of Psychiatric Diagnosis and Therapy undated
  

Brown, Fred

 
1310Christian Dohm: Uber die bürgerliche Verbesserung der Juden1968
  

Burge, Hans-Georg

 
1311Das jüdische Hoffaktorentum unter besonder Berücksichtingung Branderburg-Preussens1968
  

Demand, Ebbo

 
1312Von Kampfe gegen Einstein und gegen Relativitätstheorieundated
  

Dinghas, Alexander

 
1313Die Familie der Kalonymiden in Deutschlandundated
  

Dunker, Ulrich

 
1314Gedenkrede auf Prof. Franz L. Neumannundated
  

Fraenkel, Ernst

 
1315Periodization and Self-UNderstanding in the Middle Ages undated
  

Funkenstein, Amos

 
1316Social Services in the Settlement for School-Age Children and Pre-Adolescents undated
  

Garfield, Goodwin

 
1317Social Work as Mutual Aid: An Administrative Viewundated
  

Garfield, Goodwin

 
1318Anti-Semitism in the Last Two Decadesundated
  

Grossmann, Kurt

 
1319Casework Expirience with Group Methods in a Family and Children's Agencyundated
  

Grunwald, Hanna

 
1320Offener Brief an die Deutschen Juden1930
  

Heimann, Gustav

 
1321Assorted1970-1972
  

Jacobson, Gerhard

 
1322Die Familie Rathenau[1972]
  

Junghaus, Lutz

 
1323Kalanymos und seine Nachkommen[1972]
  

Koser, Michael

 
1324Moses Hess[1972]
  

Koser, Michael

 
1325Das Sabbat-Problem auf den deutschen Rabbinerversammlungenundatede
  

Koser, Michael and Kaster, Helma

 
1326Theodor Herzl[1972]
  

Koser, Michael

 
1327Der jüdische Rat in den Niederlandenundated
  

Kwiet, Konrad

 
1328Internationale Konferenz in Bretton Woods 1944
  

Leschnitzer, Maria

 
1329A Therapeutic Community Project in a Department of Rehabilitation undated
  

Packer, F. and Abramson, A.

 
1330Das Berliner Judentum, 1871-19141966
  

Pischel, Wolf-Reinhard

 
1331Der Eintritt der Juden in die Akademischen Berufe1969
  

Richarz, Monika

 
1332Memoiren Projekt des Leo Baeck-Institute, New York1971-1973
  

Richarz, Monika; includes correspondence

 
1333Moses Mendelssohn[1972]
  

Richarz, Monika

 
1334Die Soziale Lage der preussischen Juden zur Zeit der Emanzipation (1786-1812)1961-1963
  

Richarz, Monika

 
1335Untitled, fragments1965
  

Richarz, Monika

 
1336Untitled, printer's copy1960s
  

Richarz, Monika

 
1337Thoughts About Therapy Today1958
  

Schafner, Bertram

 
1338Die Tragik der deutsch-jüdishcen Symbiose1957
  

Schniewind, Fritz

 
1339Vorgegebene Gründe der Antisemititen gegen die Judenundated
  

[Schoeps]

 
1340Fragen zur Studentenkrise-Amerika und Deutschland1972
  

Staudinger, Hans

 
1341Student papersundated, 1960's
1342Student papers[1953]
1343Student papers1958-1962
1344Student papers1961-1962
1345Student papers1962-1968
1346Student papers1963
1347Student papers1967
1348Student papers1970-1971
1349Alexander Altmann: The Rabbi1973
  

unknown author

 
1350Arbeitsinformationen uüber Studienprojekte auf dem Gebiet der Geschichte des deutschen Judemtums und des Antisemitismus1968
  

unknown author

 
1351Die Juden in Speyer, Worms und Meinz in 11. Jahrhundredundated
  

unknown author

 
1352Leschnitzer's 60's birthday1959
  

unknown author

 
1353Psychoanalytic Study of Anti-Semitism1960s
  

unknown author

 
1354Quellen zur Chanukka-Geschichteundated
  

unknown author

 
1355Untitledundated
  

unknown author

 
1356Untitled, short story[1920]
  

unknown author

 
1357Wege zur deutschen Einheitundated
  

unknown author

 
1358Meyer Amechel Rothschildundated
  

Wnsel, Stefi

 
1359Ein Germannisten Tag in New York
  

Weyl, Shalom

 

Subsubseries F: Notebooks, undated, 1940s-1986

This subsubseries is in German and English
5.25 linear feet
Scope and Content:

This series contains Adolf and Maria Leschnitzer’s notebooks, appointment calendars, dairies, student attendance books, notes, and address books

Box TitleDate
14 Notebooksundated
Box TitleDate
15 Notebooksundated
Box TitleDate
16 Notebooksundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
171Notebooksundated
172Notebooksundated
173Notebooksundated
174Appointment calendars1976-1986
175Appointment calendars1976-1986
176Diariesundated, 1960s
BoxFolderTitleDate
181Student attendance booksundated, 1940-1959
182Student attendance booksundated, 1940-1959
183Student attendance booksundated, 1940-1959
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Series II: Bratz, Elle, 1908-1965

This series is in German and English with some Spanish.
0.25 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series II: Bratz, Elly includes materials pertaining to Maria Leschnitzer’s mother, Elly Bratz and includes personal and official correspondence and documents.

Correspondence includes correspondence with friends and family, and immigration authorities in England and the United States. Documents include vital documents, such as birth and death certificates, passports, immigration documents, and property reports.

BoxFolderTitleDate
184Correspondence1939-1965
185Correspondence1941-1946
186Documents1908-1946
187Documents1938-1940
188Immigration1941
  

Affidavit of Support

 
189Immigration1936-1939
  

Home Office, England

 
1810Immigration1941-1946
1811Last Will and Testament1961-1965
1812Leschnitzer, Maria1939-1954
  

Correspondence

 
1813Leschnitzer, Maria1941-1953
  

Correspondence

 
1814Property reports1944
1815Rosenberg-Loewe & Co.1940
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Series III: Frank, Adolf and Albert,  1876-1956

This series is in German and English .
0.5 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series III: Frank, Adolf and Alfred includes materials pertaining to the Frank family, friends of Elly Bratz. Adolf and Albert Frank, father and son, were renowned chemists. Materials collected here consist of correspondence, both personal and professional, family papers, minutes, notes, patents, guest book. Also included here are materials dealing with the Frank family’s immigration efforts.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1816Congratulatory album1962
1817Correspondence1876-1956
1818Department of Justice1943
1819Department of Justice19041-1947
1820Documentsundated, 1930s-1940s
1821Documents and family papersundated, 1886-1930s
1822Generalundated, 1910-1917
1823General1949-1956
1824guest book1897-1910
1825Immigration1941
1826List of possessions1938
BoxFolderTitleDate
191Minutes1888-1893
192Notesundated
193Patents1910s
194War Departmentundated, 1943-1946
195War Department1942-1944
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Series VI: Lesch, Michael, 1947-1966

This series is in English.
0.25 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series IV: Lesch, Michael includes materials concerning Michael Lesch (also known as Michael Leschnitzer), Adolf and Maria Leschnitzer’s son, and consists of correspondence, mostly addressed to his parents, school materials, and materials pertaining to his bar Mitzvah and citizenship.

BoxFolderTitleDate
196Art workundated
197Bar Mitzvah1951
198Bar Mitzvah1951
199Citizenshipafter 1940s
1910Correspondence, general1950-1953
1911Correspondence, personal1950-1956
1912Film Censorship and the Doctrines of Unconstitutional Vagueness and Pride Restrain 1961
  

manuscript

 
1913General1950-1951
1914Lesch, Saraundated
1915Leschnitzer, Adolf and Mariaundated, 1944-1966
  

correspondence

 
1916School materials1947-1963
1917Summer camps1948-1949
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Series V: Leschnitzer, Maria,  1929-1984

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

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series V: Leschnitzer, Maria includes materials pertaining to Adolf Leschnitzer’s wife, Maria Leschnitzer. The bulk of the materials in this section consist of correspondence, with personal correspondence constituting the larger portion. In addition, there are legal, court, travel, and vital documents, and materials pertaining to Maria Leschnitzer’s efforts to collect compensation from the German government. Other materials include Sag es auf English, a book written by Maria Leschnitzer, student and teaching materials, including a copy of her dissertation.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1918A 1944-1958
1919Askanasy, A. 1954-1958
1920Aufhäuser, Siegfried 1952
1921B 1944-1969
1922Biographical materials before 1945
1923Boas, Sonya 1956-1972
1924Brinitzer, Maria 1957
1925Burns, Ursula 1946-1950
1926C 1962
1927Childhood recollectionsundated
  

memoir

 
1928Correspondence, general 1941-1968
1929Dissertation 1937
1930Directory of American Scholars 1978
1931Deutsches Theater, Inc. 1964-1970
1932Documents undated, 1911-1980s
1933Elly Bratz Estate 1970
1934F 1952-1980
1935Feinbube, Elsa1950-1954
  

includes photo

 
1936Frank, A. and family 1940-1941
1937Frank, Johanna Maria 1944-1952
1938Fuchs, Ida and Franz 1946-1953
1939C 1953
1940General undated, 1932-1935
1941H 1948-1986
1942Hailiger, Gerda 1955-1958
1943Horodisch, Abraham and Aile 1947-1975
1944Jacobsohn, Ursula and Gerhard 1942-1972
1945Jacobson family 1945-1957
1946K 1952, 1964
1947Kaskeline, Egon 1952-1974
1948 AKollmann, Alfred and Ingeborg 1946-1950
1948 BKollmann, Alfred and Ingeborg 1946-1972
1950Kollmann, Ingeborg 1948-1955
1951Korn, Ilse 1941-1942
1952L 1952, 1989
1953Leeser, Adele and Lore 1933-1961
1954Legal case 1983-1984
  

Leschnitzer vs Vendig

 
1955Lellau, Ruth 1968
1956Leschnitzer, Adolf 1955-1967
1957M 1939
1958Marx, Lisbet 1941-1951
1959Mehler, Ilse 1946-1952
1960Neumann, Ilse undated, 1956
1961New York School of Social Work 1956
1962Notebooks undated
1963P 1950-1978
1964Prausnitz, Alice 1972-1978
1965Prinz, Arthur 1949-1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
201Prinz, Arthur 1963-1979
202Queens College 1949-1953
203Queens College, correspondence 1953
204R undated
205Restitution 1945-1961
206Restitution 1958-1960
207Rosenberg, Hans and Leni 1939-1967
208S 1953-1982
209Sag es auf Englisch1955
  

book by M. Leschnitzer

 
2010Stockmann, Hans 1983-1984
2011Student materials 1929-1930
2012T undated
2013Teaching materials undated, 1956
2014Teaching materials [1950s]
2015Unidentified undated, 1931-1972
2016W undated, 1955-1961
2017Willis, Maria 1969-1978
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Series VI: Printed Materials, 1884-1980

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

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series VI: Printed Materials includes clippings, publications by Adolf Leschnitzer and by others, reviews of Leschnitzer’s work and reviews written by Leschnitzer.

BoxFolderTitleDate
2018American Institute of Modern Languages 1940s
2019American Institute of Modern Languages1940-1941
  

scrapbook

 
2020Clippings 1956-1960s
2021Frank, Adolf and Albert 1884-1962
2022Funkenstein, Amos 1970s
2023General 1957-1984
2024In memory of Adolf Leschnitzer 1980
2025Leo Baeck 1953-1973
2026Leo Baeck Institute 1950s-1970s
2027Leschnitzer, Adolf, about 1957-1981
2028Leschnitzer, Adolf, articles and reviews 1930-1971
2029Leschnitzer, Adolf, publications 1930s-1970s
2030Michel, Artur 1906
2031Saul und David 1954-1956
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