Moritz Sobernheim Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains copies of 62 letters, 10 reports and 39 news clippings. They were accumulated in the course of Sobernheim`s work at the German Foreign Office. Folders II to IV mostly pertain to Jewish citizens of Eastern European countries that immigrated to Germany after the beginning of World War I, to their situation in Germany, and to the agitation against them. Folder V pertains to the increasing anti-Semitic actions in Germany and to the reactions outside of Germany.
Language of Materials
The collection is in German.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Conditions Governing Use
The collection has been digitized.
Biographical / Historical
Prof. Moritz Sebastian Sobernheim (1872-1933) was a specialist for Middle Eastern Cultures and a promoter of Jewish Studies (Wissenschaft des Judentums). He was a member of the Komitee für den Osten, founded in 1916 by German Zionists in cooperation with the German Foreign Ministry. From 1918 until 1933 he was in charge of Jewish affairs at the German Foreign Office.
The collection contains copies of various materials accumulated in the course of Moritz Sobernheim's work at the German Foreign Office.
This collection is arranged in two series.
- Series I: Metadata, undated
- Series II: Correspondence, Minutes and Clippings (1918-1932)
- Amsterdam (Netherlands)
- Antisemitism -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
- Arbeiterfürsorgeamt der Jüdischen Organisationen Deutschlands (Berlin)
- Archival materials
- Berlin (Germany)
- Bern (Switzerland)
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Diplomatic documents
- Emigration and immigration
- Friedemann, Adolf
- Germany -- Relations -- Palestine
- Hague (Netherlands)
- Jews -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
- Komitee für den Osten
- Minutes (administrative records)
- Opole (Poland)
- Oppenheimer, Franz, 1864-1943
- Sobernheim, Moritz
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews
- Wrocław (Poland)
- Zürich (Switzerland)
- Processed by Meirav Reuveny
- © 2020
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