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Moritz Winter papers, 1910-1956.
BANC MSS 2010/557; BANC MSS 2010/557 oversize folder 1
Collection Overview

Title:

Moritz Winter papers, 1910-1956

Creator/Contributor:

Winter, Moritz, 1886-, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Menuhin, Yehudi, 1916-1999

Creator/Contributor:

Western Jewish History Center, 294.

Creator/Contributor:

Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1973.015.

Creator/Contributor:

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Abstract:

The collection includes doctoral and rabbinical certificates from Germany; clippings (1941-1956); a musical program autographed by Yehudi Menuhin; a scrapbook; two letters from Rabbi William Stern; and a photograph of Rabbi Winter giving an Eternal Light Medal to the first Jewish Boy Scout in Oakland to have received the honor.

Date:

1910 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca -- a-cc-sm
Winter, Moritz -- 1886- -- Archives
Stern, William -- 1897-1965 -- Correspondence
Jews -- Education -- California -- Oakland
Jews, German -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
Jews, German -- China -- Shanghai
Jewish community centers -- California
Jewish refugees -- China -- Shanghai
Rabbis
Rabbis

Note:

Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 294.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1973.015.
Moritz Winter papers, BANC MSS 2010/557, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Motitz Winter was a rabbi in Germany for twenty-eight years. After the Nazis burned down his synagogue, he went to Shanghai, China and served the refugee Jewish community there for two years. In 1941, he came to Santa Cruz, California where he led the Beth Israel Synagogue and the Jewish community center. In 1942, he moved to Oakland and conducted services for several Bay Area Jewish communities. In time, he became the director of the Oakland Jewish Welfare Federation's Hebrew school and the librarian of the Jewish community center. In 1945, he and his wife, Erna, became American citizens.
Materials in English.

Type:

Certificates-Germany.
Correspondence-California.
Scrapbooks.

Physical Description:

1 folder and 1 oversize folder.

Language:

English

Identifier:

2006585282
BANC MSS 2010/557
BANC MSS 2010/557 oversize folder 1

Origin:

California