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Moritz Sobernheim Collection

Identifier: LBIJER 668

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.


  • 1918-1932

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.


5 Folders