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Bruno Weil Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7108 / MF 516

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.

Dates

  • 1854-1972

Language of Materials

The collection is in English, French, German, and Spanish.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

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.

Use Restrictions

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

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

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.

Extent

10 Linear Feet (10 boxes; 1 oversized box; 1 tube box)

Abstract

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.

Microfilm

Collection is available on 29 reels of microfilm (MF 516).
  1. Reel 1: 1/0 - 1/12
  2. Reel 2: 1/13 - 1/18
  3. Reel 3: 2/1 - 2/7
  4. Reel 4: 2/8 - 2/22
  5. Reel 5: 3/1 - 3/11
  6. Reel 6: 3/12 - 3/19; 4/1
  7. Reel 7: 4/2 - 4/7
  8. Reel 8: 4/8 - 4/13; 5/1 - 5/3
  9. Reel 9: 5/3 - 5/9
  10. Reel 10: 5/10 - 5/12
  11. Reel 11: 5/13 - 5/16
  12. Reel 12: 5/17 - 5/19; 6/1 - 6/8
  13. Reel 13: 6/9 - 6/16
  14. Reel 14: 6/17 - 6/26
  15. Reel 15: 6/27 - 6/29; 7/1 - 7/8
  16. Reel 16: 7/9 - 7/18
  17. Reel 17: 7/19 - 7/22; 8/1 - 8/3
  18. Reel 18: 8/4 - 8/12
  19. Reel 19: 8/13 - 8/20
  20. Reel 20: 8/21 - 8/24; 9/1
  21. Reel 21: 9/2 - 9/6
  22. Reel 22: 9/7 - 9/10
  23. Reel 23: 9/11 - 9/17
  24. Reel 24: 9/18 - 9/19; 10/1 - 10/4
  25. Reel 25: 10/5 - 10/8
  26. Reel 26: 10/9 - 10/12
  27. Reel 27: 10/13 - 10/14
  28. Reel 28: 10/15 - 10/16
  29. Reel 29: 10/17 - 10/20; Oversize

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.
Title
Bruno Weil Collection, 1854-1972   AR 7108 / MF 516
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • May 2011: Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States