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Dortmund Jewish Community Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3178

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains original and photocopied correspondence, documents and clippings pertaining to Jews and the Jewish community in Dortmund, Germany.

Folder one contains photocopied materials concerning the Theodor Herzl-Club, the Zionistische Vereinigung Dortmund, and the Verein Jung-Juda. Included are documents from 1911 listing members of the the Theodor-Herzl Club board and club statutes with an accompanying cover letter from board members to the Dortmund police. From the Zionistische Vereinigung Dortmund is a 1911 announcement for an event featuring a lecture by Kurt Blumenfeld, a letter from board members notifying the Dortmund police of the upcoming event, and a note of approval from the police department. There is a 1913 notification to the police department from the Bethaus-Verein Jung-Juda and the Theodor Herzl-Club regarding a planned Chanukah celebration, in addition to a registration document for the event. Also included are member directories for the the Theodor Herzl-Club and the Verein Jung-Juda, as well as photocopies of handwritten documents regarding the Verein Jung-Juda. In folder two are correspondence (original and photocopied) and photocopied official documents from 1938 regarding the persecution of the Jews by the Gestapo in Dortmund. Folder three consists of two articles about Jewish women in Dortmund and a list of Jewish women in Dortmund from 1930-1945 compiled by Christel Botterbusch.

Dates

  • 1911-2004

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German and English.

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

3 Folders

Abstract

This collection contains original and photocopied correspondence, documents and clippings pertaining to Jews and the Jewish community in Dortmund, Germany.

Other Finding Aid

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

Note

Several items in this collection are low-quality photocopies -- legibility is not optimal, and in some cases text is cut off.
Title
Guide to the Dortmund Jewish Community Collection, 1911-2004  AR 3178
Status
In Progress
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 02, 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