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19 th century stories
The first Jews of Dorsten
Dorsten 1820: "Violence in
the synagogue itself"
Eisendrath Family in Dorsten
The family name
Julia Eisendrath - portrait of
a Jewish Mama
Eulogy at the grave of
Julia Eisendrath
Jewish real property in Dorsten
Nathan Eisendrath emigrates
David Samson Eisendrath
Establishing in the USA
Migration of Jews from Europe
to North America
20 th century stories
Simeon B. Eisendrath, architect
Nathan Wolff and the Eisendrath family
Strouss, Eisendrath & Company
Visits to Europe since the 1920s
1933: A Protest Letter to
President Hindenburg (1933)
The Letter in full text
The Eisendrath branch in Zaandam/Netherlands
The last jewish place in Dorsten
Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath
Charles R. Eisendrath: An
identity and family history that
are inextricably linked (1999)
21 st century stories
Adam Eisendrath: The German Heritage Quest - February 2000
Dorsten contacts and
visits 2001-2007
Family Reunion 2010
The journey of two prayer books
Stolperstein memorials for the Eisendrath family
Who and why?
The Dorsten research group
and the Jewish Museum
of Westphalia
* The signature in the header above
is that of Samson Nathan Eisendrath
(from the year 1840)
How to support the Project

This website should be seen as a »work in progress«: We are publishing here some results of earlier research from the 1980s und the 1990s and hope to amend new components by and by. If You can give us any hints at additional sources and accounts, photos or documents, if You can contribute an unpublished “Eisendrath story”, if you are involved in studies referring to our topics - please mail us!

The Eisendrath case is a well suited example for a study on details of the Jewish migration from Germany to Northern Europe. We plan to continue our research and are looking for partners from universities etc.; may be You can help us bringing together such scholars, institutions or to fund these studies?
The idea is a conception of a bilingual exposition that exemplifies this particular bridge across the Atlantic with facets of the family history. For this there exists a large variety of photos and documents, a starting point could be the impressive family tree with more than 500 family members which can also be a device for a multimedial exploration.

The exposition should be shown in various places, accompanied by a publication, lectures or other events about the state of research and a family meeting of the Eisendrath family in Dorsten.

In addition there should be a research project on Jewish emigration to the USA in general in the 19th cent and on economic developments in North America.
Those are the basic topics the project might be concerned with:

  • starting point in Dorsten
  • Emigration to the USA and Western Europe
  • Immigration to the USA
  • A professional knowledge transfer?
  • An extraordinary family network

We would appreciate a family reunion of Eisendraths from all over the world in Dorsten and have prepared a proposition for such a visit – combined with a touristy tour in the Ruhr region – for the year 2010. Learn more about the details:

In all questions of this website and the underlying research please send an E-Mail to Elisabeth Cosanne-Schulte-Huxel - schulte-huxel@jmw-dorsten.de


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