Correspondence with Brilling, Bernhard

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      GB 1556 3000/9/1/206
  • Dates of Creation
      21/08/1952 - 13/04/1962
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      56 letters

Scope and Content

The correspondence reflects Brilling’s prolific work as historian by pertaining to numerous articles on various topics he wrote, including a few for The Wiener Library’s Bulletin (published with the initials B. G.). Besides, the correspondence deals with the exchange of published material.

Administrative / Biographical History

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Brilling (1906-1987) was a German rabbi and historian. He served as archivist of the Jewish community in Breslau (now Wrocław) since 1927. After being interned in Buchenwald concentration camp during the November Pogrom 1938, Brilling emigrated to Palestine. In the 1950s he returned to West Germany, where he became a historian of German Jewry. See Freimark, P. and H. Richtering (ed.), Gedenkschrift für Bernhard Brilling, Hamburg, Christians, 1988.

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