Bloch, Julius (1877-1956): correspondence (microfilm)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This microfilm collection of correspondence documents the experiences of Julius Bloch and family and friends, some of whom managed to escape Nazi occupied Europe, and others, who did not. The papers include correspondence from his brother in Gurs concentration camp in the French Pyrènees, where he died.

Administrative / Biographical History

Julius Bloch was born in Bruehl/ Baden in June 1877. He became a member of the Jewish Gemeindevorstand in Pforzheim, Baden Wuertemberg, in 1923; member of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde, Frankfurt/ Main, where he was also chairman of the Jewish welfare committee and head of the regional office for the Hilfsverein der Juden in Deutschland. He was responsible for rationalisng the provision of welfare to Jews in Frankfurt by centralising the numerous smaller organisations into one large organisation. By May 1938 he was living in London. In 1946 he was deputy of the New Liberal Congregation, London. He died in London in 1956.

Arrangement

Chronological

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Bloch family

Other Finding Aids

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue www.wienerlibrary.co.uk.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Microfilm

Archivist's Note

'Israelitisches Familienblatt', Hamburg-Berlin, 9.6.1938, No. 23. Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Related Material

Other correspondence of Julius Bloch can be found in the Weiner Library (ref: WL 1436).

Location of Originals

Wiener Collection, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Personal Names

Geographical Names