Personal and family papers, 1900-1939, ranging from First World War army records to correspondence and passports of several hundred Jews, handed over to the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland whilst the individuals were waiting in collection centres, having been rounded up by the Nazis prior to deportation to Eastern Europe. Includes index.
Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland: personal papers (microfiche)
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 1556 WL MF 57
- Dates of Creation1900-1939
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialGerman
- Physical Description800 microfiche
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Reischsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland (Reich Organisation of German Jews) came into being in February 1939 and, as far as its leadership and basic purposes was concerned, was a continuation of its predecessor, the Reichsvertretung der Juden in Deutschland . As a result of the intensification of the Third Reich's anti-semitic policies, its aims were increasingly linked to Jewish survival, and in particular, emigration. It was put under the control of the Ministry of the Interior, in practice the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (Reich Security Main Office). It was the only organisation in Germany dealing with Jewish survival until its liquidation in July 1943 when its leaders, Leo Baeck and Paul Eppstein were deported to Theresienstadt.
Alphabetical by family name.
Conditions Governing Access
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Other Finding Aids
Wiener Library reading room.
Alternative Form Available
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, USA; Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel.
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.
Conditions Governing Use
Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.
Discovered in the basement of the destroyed synagogue at Oranienbuerger Strasse, (former East) Berlin, the records were transferred to the Zentrales Staatsarchiv of the German Democratic Republic in Potsdam. Parts of the main archive were copied and transferred to Yad Vashem, Jerusalem. Now the archive is situated in the Bundesarchiv, Germany.
Location of Originals