Hanna Emmrich

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Hanna Emmrich (born December 18, 1903 in Tarnowitz , † 1983 in Jerusalem ) was a German philologist and librarian.


Emmrich was the daughter of the rabbi Dr. Levi Emmrich and his wife Charlotte, b. Guttmann. She attended the Schwarzenbergsche and later the municipal lyceum in Beuthen , then she went to the municipal Viktoriaschule (a college with a secondary school direction) in Breslau . After graduating from high school in 1923, she attended the seminar class of the municipal Cecilienschule in Breslau, where she was qualified to teach elementary schools, secondary schools and lyceums. She then studied Romance, English and Semitic philology, art history and Jewish theology in Neuchâtel and Breslau, where she received her doctorate in 1930. In the same year she began working at the State and University Library in Wroclaw . In 1931 she moved to the library of the Jewish Theological Seminary at the University of Breslau . In 1932 she worked for a short time at the Berlin State Library before returning to the Wroclaw State and University Library. There she was probably dismissed as a result of the " Law for the Restoration of the Civil Service ". Presumably in 1935 she emigrated to Palestine. After her marriage she changed her name to Hanna (h) Oppenheimer. From 1935 to 1968 she worked at the Jewish National Library and the National and University Library in Jerusalem . From 1956 she also built the library school there.

A copy of Hanna Emmrich's dissertation, published in 1930, with a personal dedication to her teacher Carl Brockelmann is in the holdings of the Berlin State Library .


  • On the treatment of Judaism in Voltaire , Breslau: Priebatsch's Buchhandlung 1930 (Breslau, Univ., Diss., 1930, partial print).
  • The Judaism at Voltaire, Breslau: Priebatsch 1930 (language and culture of the Germanic and Romance peoples. C, Romance series; 5) (partly also: Breslau, Univ., Diss., 1930).
  • Aron Freimann Bibliography . In: Alexander Marx / Hermann Meyer: Festschrift for Aron Freimann on the 60th birthday, Berlin: Soncino-Gesellschaft 1935.
  • Isaak Heinemann's writings . In: Monthly for the history and science of Judaism, Vol. 80 (NF 44) (1936), Issue 3 (May / June), pp. 294–297 ( online ).


  • Alexandra Habermann et al: Lexicon of German Scientific Librarians 1925–1980 , Frankfurt a. M .: Klostermann 1985, ISBN 3-465-01664-5 , p. 68.
  • Ulrich Hohoff: Scientific librarians as victims of the Nazi dictatorship. An overview of 250 résumés since 1933, part 2: Emigration, resistance, deportation and imprisonment . In: O-Bib. Das Offene Bibliotheksjournal , Vol. 3 (2016), Issue 2, pp. 1–41, here: p. 10 (online: https://doi.org/10.5282/o-bib/2016H2S1-41 ).

Individual evidence

  1. Information from the curriculum vitae she wrote herself in her dissertation: Das Judentum bei Voltaire, Priebatsch, Breslau 1930 (language and culture of the Germanic and Romanic peoples. C, Romanistic series; 5) (partly also: Breslau, Univ., Diss., 1930).
  2. Catalog of the Berlin State Library: http://stabikat.de/CMD?ACT=SRCHA&IKT=3080&TRM=%22Emmrich+Hanna%22
  3. Hanna Emmrich. In: Provenance Wiki of the GBV. Retrieved July 25, 2020 .