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"Meine letzten Jahre in Deutschland"

Identifier: ME 287b


In this memorial article, Herzfeld offers deep insight into the problems and the predicament for German Jews from 1933 to 1938. He especially describes the creation and the work of “Reichsvertretung der deutschen Juden”, the new organization for German Jews, facing the Nazi-regime.


  • 1919-1973


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


Biographical Note

Ernst Herzfeld was born in Graetz (Posen) in 1875 into an upper-middle-class Jewish family. He was a well-known industrial lawyer in Essen and the co-founder and chairman of the Rhineland branch of the CV. After the death of his brother-in-law Julius Brodnitz, Herzfeld became his successor as the chairman of the CV, over which he presided until its dissolution in 1938. Herzfeld emigrated to Palestine in 1938 and died in Argentina in 1948.


4 Folders