Correspondence with Ehrlich, Dr. Ernst Ludwig

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      GB 1556 3000/9/1/370
  • Dates of Creation
      01/03/1955 - 05/06/1963
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Correspondence regarding the exchange of published material as well as research assistance on a Silesia, especially Gleiwitz (now Gliwice/Poland) related topic from the field of Jewish history. The latter includes the provision of information on archival material in Polish archives, among them the Zydowsky Instytut Historyczny (ZHI) in Warsaw.

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Dr. Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich (1921-2007) was a historian of Jewish studies of Jewish-Swiss-German descent. He had fled Germany to Switzerland in 1943. After the Second World War he started teaching at German universities and devoted himself to Christian-Jewish dialogue. From 1961-96 Ehrlich had served as director of B’nai B’rith Europe. See Bomhoff, H., Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich. Ein Leben für Dialog und Erneuerung, Hentrich & Hentrich Verlag Berlin, 2011.

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