West European Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains documents and manuscripts on Alsace-Lorraine, France, and Germany. About half of the papers in this collection concern Alsace-Lorraine, the major part being written in Hebrew and Yiddish; documents and manuscripts in part I contain more than 200 pages in Hebrew and Yiddish. Business papers go back to 1738. There are several lists of the Jewish population counts 1684 Jewish names of the French population connected with Metz.
Series II shows reports by the major French organizations who tried to help the Jewish refugees in the Hitler years.
Various papers concerning Germany (1870-1936) can be found in Series III.
The following individuals and families are mentioned in this collection: Bloch family; Dreyfus, Louis; Frank, Heinz; Lehman, Joseph; and Moch, Jacob.
Language of Materials
The collection is in German, French, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Open to researchers.
Series I is microfilmed - use MF 356 (1 reel).
Series IV: Oversized is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
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 "Request" button.
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
0.5 Linear Feet
This collection contains documents and manuscripts on Alsace-Lorraine, France, and Germany.
Series I (except oversized materials) is available on 1 reel of microfilm (MF 356).
- Reel 1: Series I
- Alsace (France)
- Archival materials
- Banks and banking
- Briesen (Germany)
- Child welfare
- Colmar (France)
- Cologne (Germany)
- Comite National de Secours aux Refugies Allemands Victimes de l'Antisemitisme
- Comite pour la defense des droits des Israelites en Europe centrale et orientale
- Consistoire Israelite
- Guebwiller (France)
- Israelitisches Knaben Pensionat
- Kaliningrad (Russia) -- Kaliningradskai︠a︡ oblastʹ -- Königsberg (Germany)
- Lorraine (France)
- Manuscripts (documents)
- Metz (France)
- Reichsvertretung der Deutschen Juden
- Sarre (France)
- West European Collection, 1691-1941 AR 4099 / MF 356
- Processed by LBI Staff
- © 2009
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- March 2011: Links to digital objects for Series IV: Oversized added in Container List.