Hans Capell collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains original and copied documents of Blau Weiss activities in Germany, including correspondence and newspapers clippings, as well as articles about youth movements in Germany. Also contains clippings and articles in general Jewish-German aspects, collected and noted by Hans Capell.
- Capell, Hans (Person)
- Blau-Weiss (Youth movement) (Organization)
Language of Materials
The collection is in German, Hebrew and English.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Conditions Governing Use
The collection has been digitized.
Biographical / Historical
Hans Capell was born 1908 in Dueren (Germany). After studying law, he worked for Keren Kajemet LeIsrael, first in Germany and then – after "Kristallnacht" - in London, where he was instrumental in several Zionist organizations. He immigrated with his family to Israel in 1951.
Blau-Weiss was a Zionist youth movement founded in Germany and Austria in 1912. It organized youth group outings and gatherings which stressed the appreciation of nature, scouting, and self-dependence.
The collection contains original and copied documents of Blau Weiss activities in Germany.
This collection is arranged in two series.
- Series I: German-Jewish Subjects, 1908-1983
- Series II: Blau Weiss, 1913-1923, undated
- Processed by Meirav Reuveny
- © 2021
- Language of description
- Script of description
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