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Spitzer family papers

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Identifier: 11-MWalB02696

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises manuscripts, books, photographs, and correspondence of the Spitzer family, originally from Germany. Much of the collection includes materials from David Spitzer, a German rabbi who died in Theresienstadt: a large Hebrew handwritten volume on the Bible, Jewish holidays, and Talmud; a rare volume in Hebrew, with a German translation in Hebrew script; typewritten local histories; and documents related to his education and career.   Other materials relate to David Spitzer's sons, Bruno and Harry, as well as other family members. This includes correspondence about immigrating to the United States, correspondence and documents about the Masaryk Society in Boston, personal documents, family photographs, and materials of a general historical nature, such as World War II ration books.


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  • Other: Date acquired: 2009-11-24


Conditions Governing Access

Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.  Please contact the department for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.


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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

About Us

The Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department at Brandeis University consists of two collecting units, the University Archives and Special Collections. University Archives documents the history and development of Brandeis University and its faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Special Collections features a broad array of unique primary source materials across a wide range of disciplines that support research, teaching and learning at Brandeis. Learn more about our collections