A German-Jewish Doctor’s Archive of Photography and Ephemera Including His World War I Military Service as a Doctor in Lazarett 397 in Occupied France

$2,500.00

Chiefly Photography with Ephemera Relating to Dr. Adolf Marcuse’s Life in Germany and in Exile after the Rise of Fascism.  More than 60 important images relate to his hospital and rehabilitative work with the wounded on the Western Front during World War I. Miscellaneous ephemera from the occupied zones, rare surviving documents of hospital entertainment for the German wounded and convalescents in Occupied France, offer a glimpse of humor during the mass slaughter in a war of attrition.

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Chiefly Photography with Ephemera Relating to Dr. Adolf Marcuse’s Life in Germany and in Exile after the Rise of Fascism.  More than 60 important images relate to his hospital and rehabilitative work with the wounded on the Western Front during World War I. Miscellaneous ephemera from the occupied zones, rare surviving documents of hospital entertainment for the German wounded and convalescents in Occupied France, offer a glimpse of humor during the mass slaughter of a war of attrition.

There is a Christmas edition of Der Stacheldraht Weinachtszeitung für das Feldlazarett 397, 1917.

Some 200 additional images document his social and family circles before and after the war. Dr. Marcuse became engaged in 1920 to Eva Katschinsky, a violinist, whose concert notices and reviews are included in his collection, as are wartime newspapers. A long school essay on Wagner’s  Der Meistersinger von Nürnberg titled, “Richard Wagner und Seine Meister-Sänger,” is an ironic testament to Dr. Marcuse’s identity as a thoroughly cultured German. Correspondence includes a long, detailed letter from his nephew, about his efforts to escape from friendly Holland to the United States possibly with the assistance of Albert Einstein. Family photographs from his childhood and school grade reports are included. A detailed description is available on request.

 

Judaica German Jüdischer Turnerbund Sommerprogramm 1930

Maximilian Stein Zum 25jährigen Amtsjubiläum des Großpräsidenten Berthold Timendorfer 1923 On the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Grand President Berthold Timendorfer in 1923 of B’nai B’rith

Ya’akov David Kamson Hatunah ba-ya’ar Illustrated by Elsa Wenns Viëtor Adolf Holst Hochzeit im Walde in Hebrew

Menachem Birnbaum Chad Gadjo Berlin 1920 Spamersche Buchdruckerei Leipzig