Papers of Rabbi Bruno Italiener

Scope and Content

News-cuttings from the German and English press, c.1933-56; sermons, articles and addresses by Italiener, including 'Baeck and Buber', 'Rembrants Gemalde', 'Frauengestalten der Bibel', 'Thoughts of a Jew on Dante's Divine Comedy' and 'Unity and Development'; papers for a course led by Dr Italiener in 1928; typescript article 'Jonathan Balter, 1928-49' and a memorandum, in German, to Presidium and Rabbinate of the Association of Temples by Hans Bloch, 24 May 1933. Correspondence including family letters, 1939; correspondence with Dr Hamburger, 1936; two letters on Dr Leo Baeck's book, 1951, a letter from Dr Reinhart to Mrs Italiener, and from Erich Leith, Hamburg, 1953. Correspondence of Dr Italiener with the Jewish communities in Hanover, Cologne and Hamburg regarding the upkeep of cemeteries.

Administrative / Biographical History

The archive is composed of writings and works by Rabbi Italiener and material about or collected by him.

Access Information

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