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Subseries 1: Volume 26 (XXVI)), 1829-1853


Scope and Contents

Volume 26 (XXVI) consists of forty-two marked clippings, newspaper pages, ephemera, and pamphlets, but many of the marked items consist of several documents, so that there are more than 100 items in this volume. The documents were published between 1815 and 1856, the bulk around 1847-1849 and 1850-1852. The documents are partially arranged by broader topic, some more or less chronologically, some randomly. Most documents concern the Jewish community in Berlin (elections, election lists, budgets, institutions, regulations), especially around the time of the 1848 revolution. Of special interest is a larger section of documents related to the founding of the reform movement in Berlin and the split of the Jewish community. Several flyers and documents relate to the founding and establishment of the "Genossenschaft fuer Reform im Judenthum" (1845-1847, see documents listed under 20). Quite a number of the flyers are publication announcements which were folded and mailed to Zunz and which often have his address written on them; they often include small personal notes to Zunz. Other topics range from the emancipation of the Jews. a poem celebrating the spa treatments in Bad Pyrmont, to articles about the Jews in Posen, obituaries, and regulations about burials.


  • 1829-1853

Language of Materials

This subseries is primarily in German, with a small amount of English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Reserve" button.


0.75 Linear Feet


Divided into the unbound documents from volume 26 and the bound documents in volume 26. The numbers in parentheses indicate the pencil numbering of the pamphlets by Leopold Zunz.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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