Bruno Weil Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection includes the following materials:
Correspondence on various topics, including Weil's libel suit against Henry Torres in 1942, his restitution case, and the organization of victims of Nazi persecution. Correspondents include Konrad Adenauer, Frederick Aron, Philipp Auerbach, Manfred George, Alfred Hirschberg, Joseph Klibansky, Alexandre Millerand, Henry Morgenthau, Fritz Moses, Joseph Panholzer, Kurt Rosenfeld, Paul Tager, and Julius Weigert.
Diaries (with photos) of World War I experiences, internment in La Vernet camp, 1940, and a trip to Germany in 1948.
Clippings of articles by and about Weil, and on politics in Alsace and Lorraine before and after World War I, on Jews in Weimar and Nazi Germany and on emigration, antisemitism, and restitution.
Manuscripts of books by Weil, and of articles, essays, and speeches about the Dreyfus Affair, Jews in Germany, and other topics.
Material on the Kartell-Convent deutscher Studenten juedischen Glaubens, including meeting minutes, correspondence, circulars, and clippings.
History and genealogy of the Weil family.
Language of Materials
The collection is in English, French, German, and Spanish.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
Collection is microfilmed - use MF 516 (29 reels). Selected memoirs are also duplicated on microfilms MM 104 and MM 105, in addition to being available on MF 516.
Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.
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
Born in Saarlouis on April 4, 1883, Bruno Weil received his doctorate in law at the University of Wuerzburg in 1906, and was a lawyer in Strasbourg, 1910-1914, and Berlin, 1920-1935. He was executive secretary of the Centralverein deutscher Staatsbuerger juedischen Glaubens and active in the Deutsche Demokratische Partei (DDP). In 1935 he emigrated to Argentina, and he lived in France, 1939-1940, before emigrating to the United States. In America, he was a founder of the Axis Victims League and the American Association of Former European Jurists. Weil died in New York City on November 11, 1961.
10 Linear Feet (10 boxes; 1 oversized box; 1 tube box)
This collection includes historical and genealogical information about the Weil family. Also included is correspondence regarding Bruno Weil's restitution case as well as the organization of Nazi persecution victims. World War I diaries and manuscripts of books written by Weil are also part of the collection.
This collection is arranged in 10 boxes, 1 oversized box, and 1 tube box.
- Box 1: Personal Papers, undated, 1912-1961
- Box 2: Notebooks and Diaries, undated, 1910-1948
- Box 3: Notebooks and Diaries, undated, 1930-1948
- Box 4: Speeches and Articles, undated, 1905-1961
- Box 5: Manuscripts, Drafts, Etc., undated, 1950-1962
- Box 6: "Deutschland Judenrein" Manuscripts and Materials; C-V Zeitung Materials; Kartell- Convent Minutes and Materials, undated, 1904-1972
- Box 7: Clippings and Other Materials Regarding France, Latin America, South America, Emigration, Alien Rights, undated, 1887, 1910-1950
- Box 8: Restitution; Post-War German Anti-Semitism; Correspondence, Reports, Documents, Periodicals, Clippings, 1932-1965
- Box 9: Family Papers; Correspondence; Scrapbooks; Clippings, undated, 1854, 1885-1964
- Box 10: Restitution; Legal Cases; Publications; Family Materials; Reports, Correspondence, Clippings, 1897, 1905-1964
- OS 23 (Oversized Box): Certificates; Scrapbook pages, undated
- TB 12 (Tube Box): Doctor of Law degree (original and copy), Wuerzburg, 1906
Collection is available on 29 reels of microfilm (MF 516).
- Reel 1: 1/0 - 1/12
- Reel 2: 1/13 - 1/18
- Reel 3: 2/1 - 2/7
- Reel 4: 2/8 - 2/22
- Reel 5: 3/1 - 3/11
- Reel 6: 3/12 - 3/19; 4/1
- Reel 7: 4/2 - 4/7
- Reel 8: 4/8 - 4/13; 5/1 - 5/3
- Reel 9: 5/3 - 5/9
- Reel 10: 5/10 - 5/12
- Reel 11: 5/13 - 5/16
- Reel 12: 5/17 - 5/19; 6/1 - 6/8
- Reel 13: 6/9 - 6/16
- Reel 14: 6/17 - 6/26
- Reel 15: 6/27 - 6/29; 7/1 - 7/8
- Reel 16: 7/9 - 7/18
- Reel 17: 7/19 - 7/22; 8/1 - 8/3
- Reel 18: 8/4 - 8/12
- Reel 19: 8/13 - 8/20
- Reel 20: 8/21 - 8/24; 9/1
- Reel 21: 9/2 - 9/6
- Reel 22: 9/7 - 9/10
- Reel 23: 9/11 - 9/17
- Reel 24: 9/18 - 9/19; 10/1 - 10/4
- Reel 25: 10/5 - 10/8
- Reel 26: 10/9 - 10/12
- Reel 27: 10/13 - 10/14
- Reel 28: 10/15 - 10/16
- Reel 29: 10/17 - 10/20; Oversize
Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.
- Alsace (France)
- American Association of Former European Jurists
- Anti-Nazi movement
- Archival materials
- Axis Victims League
- Centralverein Deutscher Staatsbürger Jüdischen Glaubens
- Deutsche Demokratische Partei
- Dreyfus, Alfred, 1859-1935
- Europe -- Emigration and immigration
- Germany (West)
- Germany -- History -- 1945-1955
- Germany -- Politics and government -- 1918-1933
- Jewish cities and towns
- Jews -- Germany -- Genealogy
- Jews -- Persecutions -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
- Le Vernet (Concentration camp)
- Lorraine (France)
- Manuscripts (documents)
- Political persecution -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
- Torres, Henry
- United States -- Emigration and immigration
- Vichy (France)
- Voyages and travels
- War reparations
- Weil family
- Weil, Bruno, 1883-1961
- World War, 1914-1918
- World War, 1939-1945
- Bruno Weil Collection, 1854-1972 AR 7108 / MF 516
- Processed by LBI Staff
- © 2009
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- May 2011: Links to digital objects added in Container List.
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