Nahum N. Glatzer Collection

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Nahum N. Glatzer Collection

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The Nahum N. Glatzer Collection contains the papers of N.N. Glatzer 1903-1990, as well as a German Judaica collection including works by many of the prominent 19th and 20th century German Jewish thinkers, including Leopold Zunz, Herman Cohen, Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber and Gershom Scholem. Of note are the unique materials focusing on Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, and correspondence between the Zunz and Ehrenberg families. The Rosenzweig papers include manuscripts, correspondence, and ephemera. The focal point of the Rosenzweig papers are the manuscripts of his masterwork, Der Stern der Erlösung. Also in the Rosenzweig papers are correspondence between Rosenzweig and Buber regarding their collaborative work on Die Schrift, their translation of the Hebrew Bible into German, which Buber completed after Rosenzweig's death.

Items in the Nahum N. Glatzer Collection Collection

[Notes of Der Stern der Erlösung on Army Postcards]
During the First World War, Franz Rosenzweig enlisted in the army. While he was serving on the Macedonian front, he began to develop his ideas for a book which he claimed could never be published. To avoid possible death before putting The Star of…

[Franz Rosenzweig's Death Mask]
Franz Rosenzweig died on December 9, 1929. In accordance with Jewish tradition, the body was placed on the floor with a candle next to it and was covered with a linen cloth. He was buried in a cemetery of the Frankfurt Jewish community, where his…

[A Young Franz Rosenzweig, Seated in Suit]
Rosenzweig was raised in a secular Jewish home in Kassel, Germany. His renewed connection with Judaism as an adult led to a career in Jewish adult education that emphasized Jewish religious knowledge. In 1920, he was appointed director of the Freies…

[Franz Rosenzweig at the Writing Desk]
Franz Rosenzweig was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in the early months of 1922. By the end of 1922, he could no longer write. As his condition worsened and oral dictation was no longer possible, a special typewriter (visible in this…

[Portrait of Martin Buber]
From 1930-1933 Buber was professor of religion at the University of Frankfurt before moving to Palestine to work as professor of social philosophy at Hebrew University from 1938-1951. Along with his philosophical works, like I and Thou (1937), Buber…

[Franz Rosenzweig's Tallit]
The tallit (prayer shawl) is a portable spiritual home in which one can wrap oneself. According to Jewish tradition, a Jewish male is buried in his tallit with the corners cut off. The cut-off corner fringes signify that the tallit can no longer be…

[Notes of Der Stern der Erlösung]
The conceptual design for Franz Rosenzweig’s Der Stern der Erloesung (The Star of Redemption) is illustrated in Rosenzweig hand. The six-pointed Star Symbol clockwise from top: God - Revelation – Human Being – Redemption – Universe -…

[Letter to Martin Buber]
Throughout his life, Franz Rosenzweig would compose poems dedicated to those closest to or influential on him . This poem is dedicated to Martin Buber, Rosenzweig's partner in translation for a number of projects during the years of his illness.…

Der Stern der Erlösung
Der Stern der Erlösung (The Star of Redemption) is Rosenzweig’s major philosophical work. The first draft was written in the trenches and in a military hospital while serving in the German Army during W.W.I. In this work, he describes the…