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Subseries 3: Volume 34 (XXXIV), 1819-1868

 Sub-Series

Scope and Contents

Volume 34 (XXXIV) consists of about sixty published pamphlets, clippings, sheets, and various ephemera related to Jewish topics and events between 1819 and 1867. Many of the articles and texts have markings in red, and occasionally blue pencil and once in a while black ink by L. Zunz. One letter features a handwritten address to Leopold Zunz in Berlin. The documents are partially arranged chronologically, partially by topics, partially randomly. The majority of the items in volume 34 were published between 1863 to 1867 and relate to events or persons in Berlin. A large group of clippings is focused on the re-election of members of the Jewish community in Berlin in 1865 after a controversy about the form of the synagogue service. Other topics are publication announcements, letters to Zunz asking for contributions to newspapers, statutes and member lists of Jewish organizations in Berlin (such as the Association for the Advancement of Jewish Students and the Rosenfeld Choir), and first issues of new newspapers. At the end of the volume are several theater play announcement of plays written by Jewish authors and poems on the occasion of weddings and birthdays. The volume also contains the German translation of a Russian decree concerning Jews issued in 1835, a draft for the organization of Jewish communities in Bohemia from 1862, and invitations and programs for the public examination of the students of the Jewish Main School in Prague. The pamphlets in this volume give in-depth insights into Jewish topics related to Berlin during the time period 1861 to 1867, in Zunz’s social and professional contacts, and topics he in which he was interested.

Dates

  • 1819-1868

Language of Materials

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

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.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement

Original order. 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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