Guide to the Fritz Blumenthal Collection, 1930-1990 

AR 4882

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Finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Emily Andresini on 2013-08-16. Finding aid written in English.
March 26, 2015  dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Descriptive Summary

Creator:Blumenthal, Fritz 1913-2002
Title:Fritz Blumenthal Collection
Dates:1930-1990
Abstract:The bulk of the collection (photocopies only) consists of Fritz Blumenthal’s poems: handwritten German poems, ca. 1929 – 1934; and typed English poems, ca. 1979 – 1987. Also included are genealogical materials – correspondence, notes, family trees – for the families Feibelmann and Wolff, as well as biographical materials about Fritz Blumenthal.
Languages:This collection is in English and German.
Quantity:5 folders
Identification:AR 4882
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Biographical Note

The physician Fritz Blumenthal was born 1913 in Mainz, Germany. He studied at German universities in Frankfurt, Freiburg and Würzburg, graduating in 1937 in Berne, Switzerland. He immigrated to the United States in 1938. Next to his medical career in Middletown, NY, Fritz Blumenthal worked as a painter and print artist, exhibiting in various museums in the United States. He also was a poet, creating poems in German as well as in English.

Fritz Blumenthal’s mother Recha née Feibelmann was the daughter of a prominent Jewish family with roots in Germany and in the United States.

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Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the collection (photocopies only) consists of Fritz Blumenthal’s poems: handwritten German poems, ca. 1929 – 1934; and typed English poems, ca. 1979 – 1987. Also included are genealogical materials – correspondence, notes, family trees – for the families Feibelmann and Wolff, as well as biographical materials about Fritz Blumenthal.

The following names are included:

Bachmann family; Curth family; Davidson family; Detering family; Elkan-Sutro family; Feibleman, James; Flamme family; Fuchs family; Genz family; Günsburg family; Heinen, Alfred; Hermanns family; Hirschel family; Hochheimer family; Kauffmann family; Knopf family; Kreuer family; Krigman family; Krings family; Lehman family; Levy family; Löwenhardt family; Reger, Julius; Richter family; Salmon family; Speyer-Ofenberg family; Waldi family; Walter family.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Fritz Blumenthal Collection; AR 4882; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Other Finding Aid

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

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection. Follow the links to access the digitized materials.

 

Container list:

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Biographical materials about Fritz Blumenthal 1980
12Fritz Blumenthal Gedichte: 60 German poems 1930-1937
13Poems in English 1940-1990
14The Wolff family: descendents of Rabbi Moses Wolff, 1825-1985 1985
15The Feibelmann family 1933-1987
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