Stacks of the Cuba Archives

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Herbert Haas (1884–1953). Papers, 1915.
(photocopies of correspondence between attorney Herbert Haas and Leo and Lucille Frank)

Isaac Haas. Papers, 1869–1930.
(identification card for Isaac Haas during the Franco-Prussian War, 1869, and newspaper articles regarding Camp Civitania)

Joseph F. Haas (1911–2000). Papers, 1915-1991.
(photocopies of correspondence between Herbert Haas and Leo Frank and newspaper articles regarding the trial of Leo Frank)

Leonard Haas Family. Papers, 1896–1988.
(photocopy of memoir of Aaron Haas, 1900 and newspapers articles re. Jewish life in Atlanta and the community service career of Be Haas)

Leopold Haas (1877–1958). Papers, 1915.
(Correspondence between Leopold Haas and Leo M. Frank)

Sherry Habif. Papers, 1940.
(currency from the Lodz Ghetto)

Linda Hallenborg. Papers, 1983.
(campaign memorabilia)

Bernard Halpern (1922–1980). Papers, 1941.
(newspaper clipping re. the immigrant success story of Bernard Halpern)

Dorothy Pearl Hamburger Family. Papers, 1945–1986.
(speech, newspaper articles, and memorabilia from Selig Chemical Industries, Inc.)

Michael Harris. Papers, c.1916–1936.
(wanted poster for Adolph Hitler issued by the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League, and a facsimile of 1 issue of "The American Jewish Review,"1916)

Erika Heymann Hecht. Papers, 1939–1989.
(primaily photocopies of material relating to the town of Monchengladbach in Rhineland, Germany)

Joel Hecht Family. Papers, 1944–1945.
(photocopies of the death certificates of Richard and Edith Hecht who died in Bergen-Belsen, 1945; and a photocopy and translation of a poem written by Edith Hecht at Bergen-Belsen, 1944)

David (1923–2005) and Virginia (1926– ) Hein Family. Papers, 19122004.
Mss 175

Size: .4 linear feet

Content:  The collection consists of correspondence; writings by Dr. David Hein and Dr. Virginia Herzog Hein; genealogical material relating to the Herzog, Blum, Bloch, Bernd, Cohen, Hein and Montag families; and school memorabilia. Of special interest is a journal article written by Dr. Virginia Hein entitled: "The Image of 'A City Too Busy to Hate': Atlanta in the 1960's" for the "Phylon, The Atlanta University Review of Race and Culture."

Significance:  Dr. David Hein was born in 1923 in Atlanta, Georgia.  He graduated Boys' High School in 1941, attended Northwestern University and earned both his Bachelor of Arts and Medical Degree from Emory University. He was Assistant Resident and Cief Resident at Grady Memorial Hospital from 1952-1954.  He was in private practice specializing in Gastroenterology from 1954 until his retirement in 1994.

Kalman Held Family.  Papers, 19391942.
(photocopy of the Romanian passport of the Held family, 1939 and photocopies of the letters written by Gustav Held to his wife while imprisoned in Transnistria, 1942)

Harold Hersch Family.  Papers, 19341991.
Mss 193

Size: .2 linear feet.

Content:  The collection consists of newspaper articles, a family history, correspondence from relatives in Poland, and papers relating to the restitution of property confiscated during World War II.

Significance:  Harold Hersch is a Holocaust survivor from Poland who survived the Lodz Ghetto and several concentration camps including Auschwitz.  Following the war, Harold Hersch immigrated to the United States and settled in Atlanta, Georgia.  He married Helen Lefkowitz, the daughter of Holocaust survivor Frieda Lefkowitz.  Hersch was in the grocery business in Atlanta and established Hersch's Super Value Market and is credited with helping to break down racial barriers in employment by hiring African American cashiers and managers in the 1960s.

Albert Hershberg (1911–1992) Family. Papers, 1908–1985.
Mss 63

Size: 1 linear foot.

Content: Primarily records from the organizations in which Hershberg family members participated including Ahavath Achim Congregation, The Jewish Home, Hadassah and Roseland Cemetery.

Significance: The collection contains some of the earliest extant records from Roseland Cemetery, including the first internment record book, 1910.

Reba Kreisberg Herzfeld Family.  Papers, 1945.
(newspaper articles regarding the dedication of a new Ark by the Jewish congregation of the Eighth Air Force bomber base in England, 1945, attended by United States soldier Meyer Kriesberg of Augusta, Georgia)

Herman Heyman Family. Papers, 1886–1983.
Mss 5

Josephine Joel Heyman

Josephine Joel Heyman

Size: 1.6 linear feet.

Content: Correspondence, diaries, and writings.

Significance: The collection contains material relating to both the Heyman and Joel families who were among Atlanta’s leading first Jewish settlers. Of special interest are the diaries written by 14 year old Josephine Joel Heyman from 1914-1915. The diaries, kept by this young affluent Jewish girl, are indicative of the type of lifestyle members of the German Jewish community led in the first part of this century. Reference is also made to the Leo Frank case in one of volumes.

Joseph K. Heyman (1908–2001).  Papers, 18951997.
Mss 184

Size: .8 linear feet.

Content:  The collection consists of publicity files and speeches given by Joseph Heyman on the state of the economy to organizations throughout Georgia, publicity files relating to his speaking commitments, records from boards and organization on which he served, correspondence and newspaper articles.  Also contained in the collection are records from The Coca Cola Company, and a biography of Herman Heyman (18251885) a German immigrant who settled in West Point, Georgia, written by his daughter, Bertha Heyman.  The biography also describes the military record of Louis Merz, also from West Point, who was killed while serving the Confederacy.

Significance:  Joseph Kohn Heyman was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1908, the son of Minna Simon Heyman and Arthur Heyman.  He attended Fulton High School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Georgia in 1928.  In 1930, he received his Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.  From 1930 until 1942 he served on the staff of Tri-Continental Corporation, a New York investment company, initially as an investment analyst and later as economist.  He returned to Atlanta in 1942 to serve with the War Production Board.  From 1945 to 1951, Heyman operated his own investment firm, joining the Trust Company of Georgia as a vice-president in 1951.  Throughout his career, Heyman was often called upon to comment in print and in speeches to local organizations on the state of the economy.  Notwithstanding two years where he served as Financial Vice-President of Rich’s Inc., he remained at the Trust Company of Georgia until his retirement in 1973.  Heyman served as a member of the Board of Directors of Rich’s Inc., and was active in a variety of civic organizations including the Atlanta Parking Commission, Community Chest, Family Service Society, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta-Fulton County Joint City-County Advisory Commission, Atlanta Arts Alliance, Inc., and the Atlanta Economics Club.  He was also a member of The Temple and the Standard Club. 

Lyons Heyman Family. Papers, 1912–1969.
Mss 125

Size: .2 linear feet.

Content: The collection consists of financial records from the Rialto Saloon Co., Inc., owned by the Marks family in Albany, Georgia, a history of Temple Beth El in West Point, Georgia; and material relating to Yoel Lyons Joel who was killed with the American forces fighting in France during World War I.

Significance: Lyons Heyman was born on January 25, 1928, in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Charles Simon Heyman and Minna Simon. In 1937, the family moved to Rome, Georgia, where Charles Heyman and Lawrence Fox established a furniture business. Lyons Heyman later married Albany, Georgia, native Josephine Marks.


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Herbert Haas, c.1940.

Herbert Haas, c.1940.


Benjamin Hirsch. Papers, 1941–1984.
(photocopies of articles regarding the controversy of opening the Jewish Community Center on the Sabbath, 1970, and a copy of the last letter written to Benjamin Hirsch and his siblings by their mother, a victim of the Holocaust)

Harold Hirsch (1882–1935). Papers, 1915–1935.
Mss 71

Harold Hirsch, Atlanta,

Harold Hirsch, Atlanta,

Size: .4 linear feet.

Content: Files from the Ingleside Country Club, the Coca-Cola Company and the Allied Jewish Campaign. Of special interest are the files relating to Harold Hirsch's relief and rescue efforts on behalf of German Jews prior to World War II.

Significance: Harold Hirsch was born in 1882, the son Henry and Rosalie Hutzler Hirsch. He began practicing law in Atlanta in 1904 and rapidly assumed a position of prominence in the legal, business, civic and social life in both the Jewish and general communities of this city. As an attorney he specialized in law relating to trade marks, unfair competition, income taxes and corporations, and for more than thirty years represented the Coca-Cola Company. In 1936, he was instrumental in establishing the Atlanta Jewish Welfare Fund.

Harold Hirsch. Papers, 1938.
(address delivered at the annual meeting of the Atlanta Jewish Welfare Fund held at the Standard Club, 1938)

Isaac B. Hirsch. Papers, 1930–1937.
(newspaper articles and invitations to the Mayfair Club)

Jack Hirsch Family. Papers,  1968–1971.
(household accountant book)

Jacob N. Hirsch (1873–1932). Family. Papers, 1929–1962.
(American Red Cross certificate and newspaper articles)

Louis Hirsch Family. Papers, 1911–1979.
(invitation to the Joy Seekers Club, 1911, memorabilia from the Kiddie Revue, 1930, certificate from Ahavath Achim Sunday School, 1931, programs from Young Judaea and A.Z.A., and newspaper clippings)

Morris Hirsch (1841–1906) Family. Papers, 1861–1976.
Mss 74

Size: .2 linear feet.

Content: Discharge certificate (photocopy) for Confederate soldier Henry Hirsch, 1861; and documents from Hirsch's, an Atlanta retailer established in 1863.

Significance: Early settlers to Atlanta, Morris Hirsch was a founder of The Temple and of Hirsch's, an Atlanta retailer for over 100 years.

Emil Hitchmann Family. Papers, 1938–1986.
(letters, 1938-1942, from Emil and Therese Hitchmann and Max and Irene Hitchman primarily to Therese's brother, Felix Kaufman, in which the Hitchmanns discuss conditions in Vienna and their plans for emigrating)

William Holthaus Family.  Papers, 1943.
(paper currency notes (multiple denominations) from Threresienstadt concentration camps, 1943 and 1 example of a card given to Jewish prisoners for  additional rations in the Buchenwald concentration camp, undated)

Kurt Homburger. Papers, 1938.
(immigrant identification card)

Moe D. Horowitz (1912-1967) Family. Papers, 1941–1983.
Mss 136

Size:  .2 linear feet.

Content:Thecollection consists of miscellaneous records from Shearith Israel, the Atlanta Jewish Welfare Fund, and the HebrewAcademy. 

Significance:  Moe D. Horowitz was an Atlanta businessman and past president of Congregation Shearith Israel.

Evelyn Greenblatt Howren (1918–1998). Papers, 1898–1990.
Mss 99

Evelyn Howren in later years, flying

Evelyn Howren in later years, flying
for the Lovable Brassiere Company.

Size: .2 linear feet.

Contents: Souvenir book from the Spanish American War, 1898; and records from Evelyn Howren's career as an aviatrix.

Significance: Evelyn Greenblatt Howren was a Women's Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) during World War II and is recognized in her field as a life-long aviatrix.


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Ben Hirsch, as a bar mitzvah.

Ben Hirsch, as a bar mitzvah in Atlanta.