Papers about eminent German Jews in Victorian Britain and Ireland

Scope and Content

The material is divided into: files relating to provincial cities (Belfast, Coventry, Dundee, Manchester, Northampton, Norwich and Nottingham); files relating to industry and commerce, art and medicine, literature and the press, music, education, religion, scholarship, orientalists and Zionists; material on English anti-German feeling during World War I and reasons for emigration. Individuals included are N.M.Adler, B.H.Asher, Sir Julius Benedikt, Gustav Behrens, Jacob Behrens, Dr Abraham Benish, Siegfried Bettman, George Bonar, Sir Ernest Cassel, Dr Joseph Chotzner, Emanuel Oscar Deutsch, Julius Dreschfeld, Leopold Dreschfeld, Charles Dreyfus, Sigismund Englander, William Flatau, Dr J.Freund, Dr Michael Friedlaender, Sigismund Gestetner, E.P.Goldschmidt, Edward Goldschmidt, P.Goldschmidt, Sir Hermann Gollancz, Philip Haldinstein, Karl Halle, James Hecksher, Sir George Henschel, Leo Herrman, Lewis Heymann, Dr Hartung Hirschfeld, Hugo Hirst, Hyman Hurwitz, Daniel J.Jaffe, Sir Otto Jaffe, Saemi Japhet, Joseph Joachim, Dr Rudolph Lessing, Ivan Levinstein, Oscar Levy, Morris Lissack, Dr L.Loewe, Sir Robert Mayer, Sir Carl Meyer, Edward Allan Meyerstein, Edward N.Meyerstein, Ludwig Mond, Ignaz Mosheles, Dr Adolf Neubauer, Josef Neuberg, N.M.Rothschild, Julie Salis-Schwabe, Dr Mayer Schiller-Szniessy, Dr Max Schlesinger, Arthur Schuster, Ernest Joseph Schuster, Isaac Seligman, Sir Felix Semon, Sir Edgar Speyer, Bernard Stiebel, Arthur Strauss, Siegfried Trebitsch, Sir Adolph Tuck, Gustave Tuck, Sir Siegmund Warburg, Isaac Julius Weinberg, Jacob Weinberg, John Wertheimer, Gustav Wilhelm Wolff, Joseph Zedner and Maximilian Zosselheim.

Administrative / Biographical History

A collection of newspaper cuttings, typescript articles, booklets and papers concentrating on a number of eminent German Jews who settled in Britain and Ireland during the nineteenth century, c.1907-77.

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