||Typewritten poem on the occasion of the 40th birthday of a Dr. Bodenheimer on a postcard with the letterhead of "Oberrabbiner Dr. Carlebach," signed in ink by the nine children of Dr. Joseph Carlebach, chief rabbi of Hamburg.
The 6-line poem is lovingly addressed to "Dr. Bo" and signed by Dr. Joseph Carlebach's nine children: Salomon Peter, Ruth, Eva-Sulamith, Miriam, Sara, Esther, Noemi, Judith, Julius-Izchak (Bali).
Dr. Joseph Hirsch (Tzvi) Carlebach (1883-1942) was an Orthodox Rabbi and German-Jewish scholar, who served the Jewish communities of Lübeck (1919-22), Altona (1927-36) and Hamburg (1936-1941) as chief rabbi.
After Nazi Germany banned Jewish students from attending German schools together with "Aryan" German children, Rabbi Carlebach set up a number of schools throughout Germany to educate Jewish children. His schools bore his name and were known as Karlebach-Schulen. Carlebach published commentaries on various books of the bible, a thesis on Levi b. Gershom as a mathematician, and many articles in German-Jewish periodicals.
Rabbi Joseph Carlebach's wife managed to send her older children to England, and they survived the war.
In December 1941 Joseph Carlebach, his wife, his four youngest children, and about 800 members of the Jewish community in Hamburg were deported.
Joseph Carlebach, his wife Lotte (1900-1942), and his three daughters Ruth (15), Noemi (14), and Sara (13) were shot on March 26, 1942 at the Jungfernhof/Jumpravmuiža concentration camp near Riga, Latvia.
His son Salomon (Shlomo) survived 9 concentration camps.
He became the mashgiach ruchani ("spiritual supervisor") of students at the Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin in Brooklyn, New York City after the war.
Menora und Hakenkreuz : zur Geschichte der Juden in und aus Schleswig-Holstein, Luebeck und Altona (1918-1998) / Gerhard Paul, Miriam Gillis-Carlebach (Hrsg.). Neumuenster :Wachholtz Verlag,1998;
Carlebach, Joseph: Jüdischer Alltag als humaner Widerstand : Dokumente des Hamburger Oberrabiners Dr. Joseph Carlebach aus den Jahren 1939-1942 / ausgewählt und kommentiert von Miriam Gillis-Carlebach. Hamburg, 1990.
Memorbuch zum Gedenken an die juedischen, in der Schoa umgekommenen Schleswig-Holsteiner und Schleswig-Holsteinerinnen / hrsg. von Miriam Gillis-Carlebach. Hamburg, 1996 .