Re: English Translation of Stammbuch der Frankfurter Juden #general


Dick Plotz
 

Leonard Robbins asked,

I have been unable to locate a copy of the English Translation
of Stammbuch der Frankfurter Juden by Alexander Dietz which was published
about 1988
This is not surprising, as the translation was published in a limited edition
of no more than a couple of hundred copies, by advance subscription only.
Major institutions such as the Leo Baeck Institute were among the
subscribers, but because of the nature of the book I doubt that any would
be willing to allow it out on interlibrary loan. Most of the subscribers
were surviving Jews >from Frankfurt or members of major Frankfurt Jewish
families.

But the unavailability of this book is not quite the tragedy it might have
been. I was able to borrow the copy of a neighbor who is a survivor >from
Frankfurt and compare it to the original, obtained by interlibrary loan.
Many minor errors crept in in the translation and publication process,
inevitably. While these would be of little consequence in the narrative
sections, they render the gene.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA

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