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Kulturkampf Association Collection

Identifier: AR 25432

Scope and Content Note

Kulturkampf: news bulletin on the religious policy of the Third Reich was published in England from circa 1936 to 1939. At the same time, Kulturkampf: Bulletin chronicling the struggle between the Church and the Nazi authorities appeared in New York, and there also was a Kulturkampf publication in Paris, published in German language as Kulturkampf: Berichte aus dem Dritten Reich .

The collection also contains a scrapbook of newspaper clippings on fascism and religion, and a few folders of Erwin Kraft's correspondence regarding anti-fascist projects, including the book Education in Germany and the film Exiles .


  • 1936-1948


Language of Materials

This collection is in English and German.

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


Historical Note

The Kulturkampf Association was an organization of anti-fascist Christians and Jews, dedicated to anti-Fascism, who informed the English public about the spiritual and religious propaganda that was going on in Nazi Germany. The group also appeared under the name of League for the Defence of Christianity.

The organization was partially financed by Erwin Kraft, a Jewish refugee from Austria, and supported by George Bell, Bishop of Chichester, among others. The translator Conrad Bonacina, Margrieta Beer (1871–1951), an active convert to Roman Catholicism, and the Catholic printers Samuel Walker of Hinckley, Leicestershire, supported the organization actively. Norman Angell and Dorothy Buxton were also associated with the publication.


0.25 Linear Feet


This collection contain bulletins of the anti-fascist Kulturkampf Association from London, Paris, and New York, as well as a scrapbook of clippings and correspondence of founder Erwin Kraft.

Guide to the Kulturkampf Association Collection, 1936-1948  AR 25432
Processed by Dianne Ritchey, Hermann Teifer, and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
© 2011
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • January 19, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States