Collection: The Gaby Glueckselig Collection
Description: This collection (44 reels of microfilm/44,000 frames) includes documents and papers from former German-Jewish emigrant Gaby Glueckselig. She was the hostess of New York’s longest running German-language Stammtisch. Founded in 1943 by Vienna-born artist George Harry Asher and Bavarian author Oskar Maria Graf, the weekly gathering became a cultural home for Jewish and non-Jewish émigrés who had fled the Nazi takeover of their beloved Heimat but did not want to leave their culture behind. The group met for years in cafes on the Upper East Side until Glueckselig began hosting the group in her Yorkville apartment – and many of the documents in the collection are connected to this Stammtisch.