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Jews in Switzerland Collection

Identifier: AR 11925

Scope and Content Note

The archival materials in this collection include a photostat copy of 1825 rules for the management of the Jewish community of Oberendingen; photocopies of 1943 correspondence about clandestine attempts to smuggle Jewish children into Switzerland from France; clippings and typescripts about Swiss police chief Paul Grueninger, who helped Jewish refugees enter Switzerland during World War Two; correspondence and typescript articles about Swiss immigration policy since 1933; a membership booklet for the Jüdischer Gesangverein "Hasomir" Zürich; the 2001 Official Notification by the World Jewish Congress: List of Known Swiss Bank Accounts; a photograph of a menorah; and two receipts.

Clippings in this collection are copies and originals of articles from American and Swiss newspapers about Swiss Jews; also found are pamphlets about Hebrew printing in Basel, the Jüdisches Lehrhaus Zurich, and the Jewish Museum of Switzerland in Basel. Genealogical materials include newsletters, bulletins, and correspondence from Swiss genealogical organizations, as well as a photocopy of an 1894 family tree for the Diedesheim family, originating in Allschwil, near Basel, and descended from Bernard Diedesheim (Berle Diedesheim).


  • 1825-2003

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, with some English and French.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.


3 Folders


This collection contains archival and genealogical materials, as well as clippings, about Jews in Switzerland.

Processing Information

This collection was formerly part of AR 34, Jews in Switzerland Collection. Materials unrelated to the Bern trial were removed and placed in this collection, AR 11925, Jews in Switzerland Collection. Materials relating to the Bern trial remain in AR 34, which was renamed the Bern Trial on the Protocols of the Elders of Zion Collection.

Guide to the Jews in Switzerland Collection 1825-2003 AR 11925
Processed by Kevin Schlottmann
© 2012
Language of description
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Language of description note
Description is in English.
as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation

Revision Statements

  • July 2015:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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