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Lot 144: Collection of Family Books - German Jewry, 1879-1966

Auction 53 - Rare and Important Items

by Kedem Public Auction House Ltd

November 15, 2016

Jerusalem, Israel

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Description: Approximately 70 family books and other material related to genealogy of German Jewry. Frankfurt, Berlin, Bonn, Manheim, Hannover, Cologne, Copenhagen, Rio de Janeiro, Jerusalem and other cities, 1879-1966 (most of the books were printed until the 1930s). German and some Hebrew. Tens of family books, genealogies and documents gathered towards creating various genealogic compositions, which reveal details about Jewish families and their widespread relationships in Germany until World War II. The collection comprises books about outstanding and famous families alongside books that were printed in limited editions or bound privately for family use only. Among the items: · archive of materials gathers towards composing a book about the Warburg family, one of the largest and most prosperous families among German Jews: 28 genealogies of the various family branches, booklet with an index of names and an introduction, typewritten booklets, letters and handwritten notes. · Family book of Eger, Margolis-Kalvaryski, Simon family, accompanied by a genealogy drawing by Dr. Michael (Fritz) Simon, private secretary of David Ben-Gurion and descendant of Mahram Padua, Rabbi Akiva Eger, the Maharshal and Maharal of Prague. · 13 genealogies, printed on 14 separate sheets, recording the history of the Teutsch family from 1590 until the day of printing, 1936. Printed by a family member Albert (Albert Teutsch) who composed a genealogic record which was completed just before he was murdered in Auschwitz. · Emmanuel I Pretender to the Throne of David, a rare booklet, apparently, tracing the descendants of King David to his "last inheritor", Emnuel Solnik. The booklet was probably printed in the mid-1940s. · Books about the families: Zweig; Jolowicz; Valentin-Loewen; Katzenellenbogen; Wolf; Bruck; Birnbaum; Fleckeles; Goldsmidt-Cassel; L?wenstein-Port; Ettlinger-Friemann-Horovitz; Heimann; Eltzbacher; and others. On many books appear corrections, additions, names and dates written by hand. Some of the items are not listed in OCLC. A complete list will be sent upon request. Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition. Creases, stains and tears (mostly small). Damages to bindings of some of the books.

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