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Bruno Blau Collection of Manuscripts

Identifier: LBIJER 103

Scope and Contents

The collection contains two manuscripts, demographic and sociological studies with numerous statistics e.g. on birth and death rates, gender, health, education etc. by Bruno Blau, on the Jewish population of the Czech Republic in 1938, and on the Jewish population in Germany between 1800 and 1945.


  • 1938 - 1954


Language of Materials

This collection is in German.

Access Restrictions

This collection is located at LBI Jerusalem. For information on accessing the collection please visit their website:

Biographical Notes

Bruno Blau, lawyer, journalist and sociologist, was born in Marienwerder (Western Prussia) in 1881. Between 1908 and 1927, he was the editor of the "Zeitschrift fuer Demographie und Statistik der Juden". He emigrated from Germany to Prague in 1937, however, in 1942, was arrested by the Gestapo and brought back to Berlin. He survived World War I in the Jewish hospital in Berlin. In 1947, he migrated to the USA, however returned shortly afterwards to Germany. He died in Freiburg in 1954.


2 Folders

Other Finding Aids

English language finding aid on file.

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Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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