Germany Collection
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Brief Description:

Note to researchers: This collection is currently closed in preparation for the Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Collections Project.

A collection of miscellaneous documents pertaining to Jewish life in Germany.  The documents are of varied provenance and include the following:      Older documents, 17th and 18th centuries. Official documents issued by various German rulers to their Jewish subjects. Included are: *schutzbriefe* (residence permits); permissions to conduct a trade; litigation between the Jews of Frankfurt and the city municipality, 1732-1738; a *mohel* book.      Personal and family papers. These are papers of 59 German-Jewish individuals and families, including communal figures and rabbis, 19th and 20th centuries, and include family correspondence, personal documents, business and financial records.  Of special interest are:  papers of Lina Morgenstern, a writer and social worker, 1860s-1900;  Julius Rodenberg, publisher of Deutsche Rundschau, 1853-1913; Bondi family of Frankfurt and Mainz, 1814-1938;  Ernest Rabel, professor of international law and member of the International Court of Justice, 1925-1936.      Fragmentary records of German-Jewish communities, mostly from the Polish territories under German domination (the Grand Duchy of Posen), including minutes of meetings, by-laws, communal registers, financial records, correspondence, printed matter.  Following communities are represented: Berlin, Bromberg (Pol. Bydgoszcz), Filehne (Pol. Wielen), Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Mannheim, Neisse (Pol. Nysa), Raschkow (Pol. Raszkow), Rybnik.

Held at:
YIVO Online Guide
Record Series Number: RG 31 /RG 31 
Created by: Germany (Vilna Archives)
Volume: 0.0
Arrangement: This collection is arranged
Subject Index
Community Records
Customs, Jewish
Economic Life
Genealogy and Family History
Kehillah Records
Religious Life
YIVO - Vilna
Genres/Forms of Material
Documents - Collection
Finding Aid Revisions: 1994/06/01 ; 1999/02/22 ; MW
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