Guide to the Leo Herrmann Collection, undated, 1909-1950 

AR 11640

Processed by Sarah Glover

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Finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Sarah Glover on 2013-05-01. Finding aid written in English.
July 2015: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Creator:Herrmann, Leo, 1888-1951
Title:Leo Herrmann Collection
Dates:undated, 1909-1950
Abstract:The collection contains letters and postcards to Leo Herrmann, his wife Lola Herrmann, and daughter Ruth Herrmann from various senders, including Max Brod, Franz Werfel, George Bernard Shaw, Martin Buber, and Albert Einstein.
Languages:This collection is in German and English.
Quantity:4 folders
Identification:AR 11640
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Leo Herrmann was a journalist and Zionist activist, born 1888 in Landskron. After studying law in Prague, Herrmann joined the Bar Kochba Association, the organization of Prague Zionists, in 1906 and served as its chairman between 1908 and 1909. Herrmann was editor of the Prague Zionist weekly Selbstwehr (Self-Defense) from 1910 to 1913. Under his editorship, it became a respected political and literary journal. In 1913, Herrmann moved to Berlin, where he assumed the post of secretary of the World Zionist Organization and later became editor-in-chief of Die jüdische Rundschau (The Jewish Review), succeeding his cousin Hugo Herrmann. He published Nathan Birnbaum, sein Werk und seine Wandlung (Nathan Birnbaum: His Work and His Transformation) in 1914 and the pamphlet “Im Kampf um die hebräische Sprache” (The Struggle for the Hebrew Language) in the same year. Die Treue (Fidelity), a collection of essays on Jewish themes, appeared in 1916. Herrmann was one of the promoters of Martin Buber’s journal Der Jude, which was launched in 1916. He was a member of the Czechoslovak delegation at the Versailles Peace Conference. In 1920, he cofounded Keren Hayesod (the Palestine Foundation Fund) with Berthold Feiwel. In 1926, Hermann moved to Jerusalem, where he worked as general secretary of Keren Hayesod. He remained in that position until his death in 1951.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains letters and postcards to Leo Herrmann, his wife Lola Herrmann, and daughter Ruth Herrmann from various senders, including Max Brod, Franz Werfel, George Bernard Shaw, Martin Buber, and Albert Einstein.

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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); Leo Herrmann Collection; AR 11640; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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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
11Letters to Leo Herrmann from Max Brod 1909-1913
12Letters and postcards to Leo Herrmann from various senders – Franz Werfel, George Bernard Shaw, and others 1918-1950
13Letters and postcards to Leo Herrmann from various senders – Martin Buber, Albert Einstein, and othersundated
14Letters and postcards to Leo Herrmann’s wife Lola and daughter Ruth from various senders 1920-1939
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