Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland: records (microfilm)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Microfilm copies of papers of the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland, 1939, including constitution and drafts; minutes of meetings; circulars and information sheets regarding emigration; accounts; correspondence and file on the Jewish community in Munich.

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.

Arrangement

Chronological by material type.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Former members of the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland.

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

Use microfilm.

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Separated Material

German Federal Archives: R1850.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

605, 606

Geographical Names