Edith Gerson-Kiwi

Edith Gerson-Kiwi Estate

Edith Gerson-Kiwi, born in Berlin in 1908, died in Jerusalem in 1992, is one of the founders of musicology in Israel.

After her death her private research library and further parts of her estate came to the European Centre for Jewish Music. The book stock – many books bear notes and remarks in her own hand – has been integrated into the EZJM library. Among the objects are nine files containing her correspondence, several files of press cutting collections and programmes, compilations of materials, preliminary sketches for publications, photographs, individual sound recordings and much more besides.

The EZJM is currently in the process of thoroughly documenting and analysing this extensive estate to make it available for research purposes and to interconnect it with those parts of Edith Gerson-Kiwi’s estate that are kept in other places in the world. One long-term objective is a complete digitization of the various stocks.

For further information on the Edith Gerson-Kiwi Estate, please check our German website.


Person to contact

Dr. Susanne Borchers
Research Assistant
T. +49-(0)511-3100-7122
E-Mail: Dr. Susanne Borchers

Edith Gerson-Kiwi

Photo from the estate (around 1947)


“From Berlin to Jerusalem and Back - The Letters of German-Jewish Musicologist Edith Gerson-Kiwi (1908-1992)”

Project duration:
1 May 2019 –31 April 2022

Joint project of the European Center for Jewish Music at the Hanover University of Music, Drama, and Media (Prof. Dr. Sarah Ross and Dr. Regina Randhofer) and the Jewish Music Research Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Prof. Edwin Seroussi)

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Last modified: 2020-01-16

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