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Gleiwitz (now Gliwice, Poland) Jewish Community Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 151

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains manuscripts on the history of the Gleiwitz community, with an emphasis on the period from 1933-1945, as well as some original programs and correspondence related to the local Bne Briss (B'nai Brith) lodge and deportation lists.

Folder one contains Erich Schlesinger's manuscript Geschichte der jüdischen Gemeinde Gleiwitz vom 31.1.1933-21.1.1945, as well as some related materials and drafts. Other materials on the history on the community can be found in folder 2 and 4, in particular short manuscripts on the broader history and especially on the demographics of the community since its beginnings in the 17th century. These latter manuscripts were compiled by Wilhelm and Ernst Lustig. Deportation lists are housed in the final folder.

Primary source materials in this collection consist of some programs and announcements from the Bne Briss lodge in Gleiwitz, located in the second folder. Folder 3 contains Red Cross letters regarding the fate of Lisa Froehlich, who was deported to Auschwitz in 1942.

Dates

  • 1890-1985

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, English and Polish.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

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

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Extent

4 Folders

Abstract

This collection contains manuscripts on the history of the Gleiwitz community, with an emphasis on the period from 1933-1945, as well as some original programs and correspondence related to the local Bne Briss (B'nai Brith) lodge and deportation lists.

Other Finding Aid

The original German-language inventory is available in the first folder.

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

Note

Several of the pages in folder 1 are low-quality photocopies and are poorly legible.

Title
Guide to the Gleiwitz, (now Gliwice, Poland) Jewish Community Collection, 1890-1985  AR 151
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Kate Jadwin
Date
© 2012
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • July 11, 2013 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States