Guide to the Records of the Leo Baeck Institute London
undated, 1907-2008 (bulk 1956-2000)

AR 6682

Processed by Kevin Schlottmann

Leo Baeck Institute

Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th Street

New York, N.Y. 10011

Phone: (212) 744-6400

Fax: (212) 988-1305

Email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

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Center for Jewish History, Publisher.
Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Kevin Schlottmann in 2012. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Leo Baeck Institute London
Title: Leo Baeck Institute London Records
Dates:undated, 1907-2008
Dates:bulk 1956-2000
Abstract: This collection contains records documenting the operation of the Leo Baeck Institute London. The majority of the material relates to the publication of The Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook, journal of the Leo Baeck Institute. It is the pre-eminent journal on central European Jewish history and culture. Also included is a small amount of documentation about the ongoing series of monographs on German-Jewish history, the Schriftenreihe wissenschaftlicher Abhandlungen des Leo Baeck Instituts. The collection also contains administrative documents, such as general and LBI-internal correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, as well as printed materials clipped and saved by LBI London. It also includes a small but wide-ranging set of archival materials collected by or donated to LBI London.
Languages: The two primary languages of LBI London were and are English and German, and the collection reflects this. However, Hebrew, Yiddish, and many western European languages also appear, mainly in the printed material.
Quantity: 24 linear feet + one oversized item.
Identification: AR 6682
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Historical Note

The Leo Baeck Institute was founded in 1955 and is named after Leo Baeck, who was the last public representative of the Jews in Nazi Germany. Its aim is to put on record the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry throughout central Europe, from Koenigsberg to Alsace, whose contribution to their countries of origin was immense. The LBI consists of independent centers in New York, Jerusalem, and London. The Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft, the Verein der Freunde und Foerderer in Frankfurt/Main and the branch of the New York archive at the Jewish Museum in Berlin – all in Germany – contribute to the work of the three centers.

The London Institute is responsible for The Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook, which has appeared annually since 1956. Its articles cover cultural, economic, political, social and religious history, the impact of antisemitism and the Jewish response to it. Its classified bibliography is recognized as being of unique value for researchers and students. Over the years, the London Institute has also produced many symposium volumes and monographs, as well as more than 70 volumes in the Schriftenreihe wissenschaftlicher Abhandlungen des Leo Baeck Instituts. In addition to its publishing activities, the LBI London organizes a broad range of events such as lecture programs and international conferences, both in the UK and abroad, and also funds fellowships.

More information about the history of LBI can be found in Preserving the Legacy of German Jewry: A History of the Leo Baeck Institute 1955-2005 (2005).

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains records documenting the operation of the Leo Baeck Institute London. The majority of the material relates to the publication of The Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook, journal of the Leo Baeck Institute. It is the pre-eminent journal on central European Jewish history and culture, featuring the world's most prominent experts in the social, cultural, intellectual and political history of Jews in central Europe after 1789, including the Holocaust. Records in this collection include the Yearbook Binders from 1956 to 2000. These comprise the primary internal record of the editorial work behind each volume, and include extensive correspondence with the authors of the yearbook articles. Other yearbook materials include reviews and administrative documents. The collection also includes a small amount of documentation about the ongoing series of monographs on German-Jewish history, the Schriftenreihe wissenschaftlicher Abhandlungen des Leo Baeck Instituts. Administrative documents reflecting the basic functioning of LBI London include general and LBI-internal correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports. The collection also includes printed materials clipped and saved by LBI London mostly from the 1950s through the 1970s, such as reviews of its publications, German-Jewish subject files, and articles about LBI London itself. The collection also contains a small but wide-ranging series of archival materials collected by or donated to LBI London.

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Arrangement

Series were determined based on record function. The folder and binder titles used by LBI London where maintained, where they existed, and otherwise arranged by function. The primary function of the London center within the Leo Baeck Institute organization is scholarly publication. The first two series are records relating to the Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook and the Schriftenreihe wissenschaftlicher Abhandlungen des Leo Baeck Instituts. Series III contains administrative documentation, primarily correspondence. The fourth series contains printed material, chiefly collections of clippings, while the fifth series includes materials collected by and donated to LBI London.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers. There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection.

Access Information

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.

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Access Points

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Related Material

The Library holds many of LBI London's publications, including the Yearbook, the Annual Report, and many of the Schriftenreihe publications.

The Archives holds materials from the yearbook's first editor, Robert Weltsch (AR 7185) as well as a small collection relating to the second editor, Arnold Paucker (AR 3985).

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Separated Material

Books, pamphlets, magazines, and complete newspapers were removed to the LBI library.

The following dissertation abstracts were removed to the LBI Manuscript Collection:

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Leo Baeck Institute London Records; AR 6682; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Processing Information

Files received from LBI London between 1997 and 2010 were processed into the existing collection AR 6682, which was itself reprocessed. Four accretions and the existing collection AR 6682, totaling thirty-five linear feet, were surveyed. Some archival collections were identified and removed for separate processing. Preliminary series were identified by the survey. During a previous processing, some records had been re-foldered and had had paper clips and staples removed, but most were unprocessed.

Series were determined based on function and on folder and binder titles provided by LBI London, where existing. Files were physically arranged into series order and then placed in acid-free folders. Many complete issues of periodicals having only one relevant article were found. The articles were photocopied onto acid-free paper and the periodicals provided to the LBI library. Thermal fax paper and newsprint that was affecting nearby items was interleaved with acid-free paper.

The correspondence and yearbook files appear to have been stored in binders and often heavily used. Some documents are worn and dirty, especially at the front and back of the binders. Some of the onion skin and thin copy paper is folded or torn. Records and newsprint from the 1950s are fragile. Some thermal fax paper from the 1990s is fading.

Four additional boxes of material were located in May 2011. These materials were processed and rehoused, and are found in Boxes 22-24. Books and pamphlets were removed to the LBI library. Four individual folders in box 24 are listed within the finding aid in their proper intellectual location, rather than their physical location.

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Container List

 

Series I: Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook, undated, 1930s-2000, bulk 1956-2000

This series is in English and German, with a small amount of material in other European languages and in Hebrew.
11.5 linear feet and one oversize item.
Arrangement:

This series is divided into five subseries, based on the function of the records. The Yearbook Binders were clearly labeled as such by LBI London, while the remaining four subseries were identified during processing.

Scope and Content:

This series contains materials relating to the publication of The Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook, journal of the Leo Baeck Institute. It is the pre-eminent journal on central European Jewish history and culture, featuring the world's most prominent experts in the social, cultural, intellectual and political history of Jews in central Europe after 1789, including the Holocaust.

The yearbook has been edited by Robert Weltsch (1956-1970), Arnold Paucker (1970-1992), John Grenville (1993-present), and Raphael Gross (2003-present). It has helped shape the study of German-Jewish history throughout its existence. For the first fifteen years, the yearbook primarily published essays by and often about people who had been prominent members of the German-Jewish community. Under Arnold Paucker's editorship, the yearbook moved toward publishing more material by professional historians, as it continues to today. Christhard Hoffmann's essay "An International Forum for German-Jewish Studies: The Year Book of the Leo Baeck Institute," in Preserving the Legacy of German Jewry: A History of the Leo Baeck Institute 1955-2005 (2005), provides a brief overview of the yearbook's history.

Subseries 1, the Yearbook Binders, contains the majority of the material. It comprises the primary internal record of the editorial work behind each volume, and includes extensive correspondence with the authors of the yearbook articles. The second subseries, Additional yearbook correspondence, documents the details of printing and distributing the yearbook, and also contains other administrative correspondence. Layout work-product contains the complete 1976, 1977, and 1993 volumes as annotated typescripts, as well as one folder of draft cover designs for the first volume in 1956. The Reviews subseries consists of clippings from a wide range of publications reviewing the yearbooks. Unpublished materials, primarily manuscripts, are found in the last subseries.

A key feature of each yearbook is a bibliography of scholarly materials about German Jewry published that year. This series contains very little material about the bibliography.

Subseries 1: Yearbook Binder, 1956-2000

This subseries is in English and German, with a small amount of material in other European languages and in Hebrew.
8 linear feet.
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged by yearbook volume. The date refers to the year in which a given yearbook was published. However, correspondence with authors often began years before publication, and sometimes continued thereafter. Many of the binders have a small amount of front matter, such as a table of contents and letters of acknowledgment to the authors. Binders with more substantial front matter are noted. The individual binders were arranged in alphabetical order by correspondent. Binders were originally one large unit, but were broken up into folders during processing.

Scope and Content:

Each volume of the yearbook has a dedicated binder, which is the primary internal record of the editorial work behind that volume. It contains correspondence with the authors and referees, information about the contributors, and internal notes. There are occasional manuscripts and clippings, and some correspondence with proofreaders, as well as criticism of articles and errors to be corrected. As noted above, the yearbook has been a premier outlet for scholarship on German Jews since its inception; much of the correspondence in this subseries is with leading scholars, and it is often substantive. This subseries contains the Yearbook Binders for volumes I-XLV (1956-2000).

BoxFolderTitleDate
11YB Binder I1956
12YB Binder II, A-K1957
13YB Binder II, L-W1957
14YB Binder II, Circulars and Notes1957
15YB Binder III, A-P1958
16YB Binder III, R-W1958
17YB Binder III, Circulars and Notes1958
18YB Binder IV, B-P1959
19YB Binder IV, R-W1959
110YB Binder IV, Circulars and Notes1959
111YB Binder V, A-D1960
112YB Binder V, E-L1960
113YB Binder V, M-W1960
114YB Binder V, Circulars and Notes1960
115YB Binder VI, A-C1961
116YB Binder VI, D-S1961
117YB Binder VI, Circulars and notes1961
118YB Binder VII, A-L1962
119YB Binder VII, O-W1962
120YB Binder VII, Circulars and notes1962
121YB Binder VIII, A-J1963
122YB Binder VIII, K-R1963
123YB Binder VIII, S-Y1963
124YB Binder VIII, Circulars and notes1963
BoxFolderTitleDate
21YB Binder IX, A-G1964
22YB Binder IX, H1964
23YB Binder IX, J-W1964
24YB Binder IX, Circulars and notes1964
25YB Binder X, A-D1965
26YB Binder X, F-J1965
27YB Binder X, K-R1965
28YB Binder X, S-T1965
29YB Binder X, U-Z1965
210YB Binder XI, A-K1966
211YB Binder XI, L-Z1966
212YB Binder XI, Circulars and notes1966
213YB Binder XII, A-G1967
214YB Binder XII, H-Z1967
215YB Binder XIII1968
216YB Binder XIV, A-G1969
217YB Binder XIV, H-L1969
218YB Binder XIV, M-W1969
219YB Binder XV1970
BoxFolderTitleDate
31YB Binder XVI, A-L1971
32YB Binder XVI, M-N1971
33YB Binder XVI, S-W1971
34YB Binder XVII, A-C1972
35YB Binder XVII, D-P1972
36YB Binder XVII, R-Z1972
37YB Binder XVIII, A-L1973
38YB Binder XVIII, P-S1973
39YB Binder XIX, A-D1974
310YB Binder XIX, F-P1974
311YB Binder XIX, R-W1974
312YB Binder XX, C-H1975
313YB Binder XX, J-P1975
314YB Binder XX, R-W1975
315YB Binder XXI, C-M1976
316YB Binder XXI,R-S1976
317YB Binder XXII, A-G1977
318YB Binder XXII, H-S1977
BoxFolderTitleDate
41YB Binder XXIII, A-K1978
42YB Binder XXIII, L-M1978
43YB Binder XXIII, P-Z1978
44YB Binder XXIV, A-G1979
45YB Binder XXIV, K-M1979
46YB Binder XXIV, N-W1979
47YB Binder XXV, B-C1980
48YB Binder XXV, F-P1980
49YB Binder XXV, R-Z1980
410YB Binder XXVI, A-F1981
411YB Binder XXVI, H-R1981
412YB Binder XXVI, S-W1981
413YB Binder XXVII, B-J1982
414YB Binder XXVII, K-W1982
415YB Binder XXVII, Z, General1982
416YB Binder XXVIII, General, A-B1983
417YB Binder XXVIII, C-M1983
418YB Binder XXVIII, N-S1983
419YB Binder XXVIII, W1983
BoxFolderTitleDate
51YB Binder XXIX, A-K1984
52YB Binder XXIX, L-M1984
53YB Binder XXIX, P-W, General1984
54YB Binder XXX, A-H1985
55YB Binder XXX, J-L1985
56YB Binder XXX, M-R1985
57YB Binder XXX, S-W1985
58YB Binder XXXI, B-G1986
59YB Binder XXXI, H-M1986
510YB Binder XXXI, N-R1986
511YB Binder XXXI, S-W1986
512YB Binder XXXII, B-G1987
513YB Binder XXXII, H-R1987
514YB Binder XXXII, S-V1987
515YB Binder XXXIII, B-G1988
516YB Binder XXXIII, H-N1988
517YB Binder XXXIII, R-W1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
61YB Binder XXXIV, General, A-F1989
62YB Binder XXXIV, G-M1989
63YB Binder XXXIV, N-S1989
64YB Binder XXV, B-L1990
65YB Binder XXV, M-R1990
66YB Binder XXV, S-Z1990
67YB Binder XXXVI, B-F1991
68YB Binder XXXVI, G-K1991
69YB Binder XXXVI, L-M1991
610YB Binder XXXVI, N1991
611YB Binder XXXVI, R-W1991
612YB Binder XXXVII, A-E1992
  

Two YB 37 binders appear to exist. Each was maintained in original order.

 
613YB Binder XXXVII, G-R1992
614YB Binder XXXVII, S1992
615YB Binder XXXVII, T-W1992
616YB Binder XXXVII, Additional Correspondence1992
617YB Binder XXXVII, A-F1992
  

Two YB 37 binders appear to exist. Each was maintained in original order.

 
618YB Binder XXXVII, G-L1992
619YB Binder XXXVII, M-Z1992
BoxFolderTitleDate
71YB Binder XXXVIII, B-G1993
72YB Binder XXXVIII, J-W1993
73YB Binder XXXIX, A-H1994
74YB Binder XXXIX, J-M1994
75YB Binder XXXIX, N-W1994
76YB Binder XL, A-F1995
77YB Binder XL, H-M1995
78YB Binder XL, P-W1995
79YB Binder XLI, A-D1996
710YB Binder XLI, E-H1996
711YB Binder XLI, J-L1996
712YB Binder XLI, M-W1996
713YB Binder XLII, A-H1997
714YB Binder XLII, J-M1997
715YB Binder XLII, N-W1997
BoxFolderTitleDate
81YB Binder XLIII, General1998
82YB Binder XLIII, Photo Requests1998
83YB Binder XLIII, A-C1998
84YB Binder XLIII, F-K1998
85YB Binder XLIII, M-W1998
86YB Binder XLIV, B-F1999
87YB Binder XLIV, G-N1999
88YB Binder XLIV, P-W1999
89YB Binder XLIV, General1999
810YB Binder XLV, B-F2000
811YB Binder XLV, H-M2000
812YB Binder XLV, R-V2000
813YB Binder XLV, Internal Correspondence2000

Subseries 2: Additional yearbook correspondence, 1955-1999

This subseries is mostly in English, with some German.
1.5 linear feet.
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains correspondence related to production, publication, and distribution of the yearbook, primarily with the publisher and printer. The most common topics are scheduling, correction of errors, and difficulties with distribution. The subseries also includes some other yearbook-related correspondence, such as rejection letters and a collection of correspondence belonging to editor John Grenville.

BoxFolderTitleDate
91Autorenvertraege und copyright1957
92Distribution1958-1964
93Distribution1969-1973
94Grenville Correspondence, General1992-1999
95Grenville Correspondence, A-K1992-1999
96Grenville Correspondence, L-W1992-1999
97Legal advice re publication contracts1966
98Miscellaneous correspondence1963-1973
99Publishing1960-1961
910Publishing1962-1967
911Publishing1968-1971
912Publishing1972-1981
913Publishing1981-1993
914Publishing and Distribution1955-1956
915Publishing and Distribution1957
916Publishing and Distribution1958-1959
917Publishing and Distribution1958-1959
918Publishing and Distribution1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
101Rejections, A-F1989-1996
102Rejections, J-M1989-1996
103Rejections, N-W1989-1996
104Rejections, A-L1996-1999
105Rejections, M-W1996-1999
106YB Index Correspondence1980-1995

Subseries 3: Layout work-product , 1956-1993

This subseries is mostly in English, with some German.
1 linear foot.
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains the complete 1976, 1977, and 1993 yearbooks in annotated typescript form. This is likely the form in which the yearbook was sent to the printer. There are editorial and layout markings throughout. The subseries also includes one folder of draft designs of title pages for the very first volume of the yearbook.

BoxFolderTitleDate
107Title page drafts1956
108XXI1976
109XXI1976
1010XXI1976
1011XXI1976
1012XXI1976
1013XXI1976
1014XXII1977
1015XXII1977
1016XXII1977
1017XXII1977
BoxFolderTitleDate
111XXXVIII1993
112XXXVIII1993
113XXXVIII1993
114XXXVIII1993
115XXXVIII1993
116XXXVIII1993
117XXXVIII1993
  

Includes 3.5" diskette

 

Subseries 4: Reviews, undated, 1957-1984

This subseries is in English and German, with a handful of clippings in other European languages and in Hebrew.
0.3 linear feet and one oversize item.
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged by yearbook volume.

Scope and Content:

The subseries consists of clippings of reviews of the yearbooks. A wide range of publications is represented. Many clippings come from mainstream European (primarily German and English) newspapers and scholarly journals. The American press as well as the worldwide Jewish press are also well-represented.

BoxFolderTitleDate
118YB I Reviews1957-1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
OS140YB I Reviews (scrapbook)1957
BoxFolderTitleDate
119YB II Reviews1958-1960
1110YB III Reviews1959-1960
1111YB IV Reviews1960-1961
1112YB V Reviews1961-1965
1113YB VI Reviews1962-1963
1114YB VII Reviews1963-1967
1115YB VIII Reviews1964-1965
1116YB IX Reviews1965-1966
1117YB X Reviews1966
1118YB XI Reviews1967-1968
1119YB XII Reviews1968-1969
1120YB XIII Reviews1969-1970
1121YB XIV Reviews1970-1977
1122YB XV Reviews1971-1972
1123YB XVI Reviews1972-1974
1124YB XVII Reviews1972-1974
1125YB XVIII Reviews1974
1126YB XIX Reviews1976
1127YB XX Reviews1975-1976
1128YB XXI Reviews1977-1978
1129YB XXII Reviews1978
1130YB XXIII Reviewsundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
2450YB XXIII-XXXIV Reviews1979-1984

Subseries 5: Unpublished materials, undated, 1930s-1983, bulk 1960s

This subseries is in English and German.
1.2 linear feet.
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by author. Titles are used if the author is unknown.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains scholarly manuscripts and typescripts of materials that appear to have been submitted for the yearbook but were not published. These materials were found with little contextual information.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1131Aufhaeuser, Siegfried interviews1967, 1969
1132Callmann, Walter "Der Reichsbund Juedischer Frontsoldaten (RJF)"1956
1133"Die Deutsche Rechte und die Juden"undated
1134Field, Fred "The Jews of Parchim"1983
1135Freeden, Herbert "Salomon Maimon"undated
1136"Der Glaube des Paulus"undated
1137Goldhammer "Adolf Boehm"1960
1138Gurewicz, Paul "Kultur-historisches Museum ueber das Leben der Juden…"1964?
1139Heilbrunn, Rudolf "J. Dreyfus und Co., Frankfurt a.M. / Berlin"1961
1140Hildesheim "Education in Israel"undated
1141Hirshler, E.E. "The Jews in Germany"undated
1142Jacobson, Jacob "Juedische Trauungen in Berlin"1957
1143Jashuvi, Josef "Die juedische Schule in Deutschland"undated
1144Laqueur, Walter "The Jewish Question"1961?
  

Photographs

 
1145Liebeschuetz, Hans "Problems and Aspects of Diaspora History in 19th-century Germany"undated
1146Meisel, Joseph "A Blessed Memory: The Center of Jewish Culture in Berlin"1959-1965
1147Schwab, Hermann "My Life"1960?
BoxFolderTitleDate
121Sommer, Bruno "The Trial of the Century"1962?
122Sommer, Bruno "The Trial of the Century"undated, 1930s-1960s
123Strauss, Heinrich, "Juedisches Kunstschaffen -- ein Minoritaetenproblem"undated
124Strauss, Heinrich, "Schicksal und Form des Tempelleuchters der Makkabaerkoenige"undated
125Tramer, H. "Objektivitaet und Werturteil"1961
126Wehle, Kurt "A History of Czechoslovak Jews"undated
127Weinryb, Bernard, "Enlightenment and German-Jewish 'Haskalah'"1960
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Series II: Schriftenreihe, 1959-1994

This series is in English and German, with some other western European languages and Hebrew.
0.5 linear feet.
Arrangement:

This series was divided into two subseries.

Scope and Content:

This series concerns the Schriftenreihe wissenschaftlicher Abhandlungen des Leo Baeck Instituts, an ongoing series of monographs on German-Jewish history published by LBI London. The first subseries contains three correspondence files for publications from the 1960s, primarily containing author-editor correspondence. No files for the approximately 70 other Schriftenreihe publications are found in this collection. The second subseries consists primarily of clipped reviews of the Schriftenreihe publications.

A complete list of Schriftenreihe publications is found at LBI London's website.

Subseries 1: Publication files, 1965-1969

This subseries is in English and German.
3 folders.
Arrangement:

This series is arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains three correspondence files for publications from the 1960s, primarily containing author-editor correspondence. No files for the approximately 70 other Schriftenreihe publications are found in this collection.

BoxFolderTitleDate
128Fischer, Staat und Heer1967-1968
129Liebeschuetz, Das Judentum1965-1968
1210Liebeschuetz, Von Simmel zu Rosenzweig1967-1969

Subseries 2: Reviews, 1959-1994

This subseries is in English and German, with some other western European languages and Hebrew.
0.4 linear feet.
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged by Schriftenreihe number. The folder titles consist of the author's last name and the first few words of the publication's title. The last folder consists of the publisher's promotional fliers.

Scope and Content:

This subseries consists of reviews of the Schriftenreihe from European, American, and Jewish publications. In addition to off-prints, clippings, and typed copies, some folders also contain index cards that reference other reviews. The last folder contains promotional fliers prepared by the publisher.

BoxFolderTitleDate
12111. Adler-Rudel, Ostjuden in Deutschland 1959-1960
12122. Simon, Aufbau im Untergang1959-1962
12133. Susman, Die geistige Gestalt1960
12144. Kisch, Schriften zur Geschichte1959-1960
12155. Turnowsky-Pinner, Die zweite Generation 1962-1964
12166. Kohn, Kraus - Schnitzler - Weininger1962-1965
12177. & 8. Stern, Der preussische Staat 1962-1965
12189. Kahler, Die Philosophie Brochs1962-1963
121910. Homeyer, Deutsche Juden als Bibliophilen1963-1964
122011. Glatzer, Zunz1964-1965
122112. Freeden, Jüdisches Theater in Nazideutschland1965-1966
122213. Mosse, Entscheidungsjahr1965-1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
245113. Mosse, Entscheidungsjahr1965-1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
122314. Reissner, Eduard Gans1966
122415. Toury, Politische Orientierungen1966-1968
122516. Wilhelm, Wissenschaft des Judentums1967-1969
122617. Liebeschuetz, Judentum im deutschen Geschichtsbild1967-1969
122718. Kestenberg-Gladstein, Neuere Geschichte der Juden 1968-1969
122819. Hamburger, Juden im oeffentlichen Leben1968-1969
122920. Fischer, Judentum, Staat und Heer1968-1972
123021. Belke, Lazarus - Steinthal1972-1974
123123. Liebeschütz, Von Simmel zu Rosenzweig1970-1974
123224. Stern, Der preussiche Staat1971-1975
123325. Mosse, Deutsches Judentum im Krieg 1971-1977
123427. Lichtenstein, Juden von Danzig1973-1974
123528. Richarz, Der Eintritt der Juden1974-1977
123629. Adler-Rudel, Juedische Selbsthilfe1973-1974
123733. Mosse, Juden im Wilhelminischen Deutschland1976-1979
123835. Liebeschuetz, Das Judentum in der deutschen Umwelt 1978-1981
123939. Mosse, Revolution and Evolution1981-1988
124045. Paucker, Juden im nationalsozialistischen Deutschland1986-1990
124148. Mosse, Second Chance1991-1993
124249. Heid, Juden und Deutsche Arbeiterbewegung1993-1994
1243Promotional fliers1959-1976, 1991
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Series III: Administrative, undated, 1951-1996

This series is in English and German, with a small amount of Yiddish.
9 linear feet.
Arrangement:

This series is divided into four subseries, by document type and function.

Scope and Content:

This series contains materials related to the general functioning of LBI London. Most of the series consists of general correspondence and correspondence between LBI's centers in London, New York, and Jerusalem. Such internal reports and meeting minutes as were found are in subseries 3, but this is most likely an incomplete collection of organizational documents. Subseries 4 contains a few miscellaneous folders and documents.

Each subseries has a date range that is more restrictive than the series range. There are also large temporal gaps in some subseries, which are noted below.

Subseries 1: Correspondence, undated, 1951-1996

This subseries is in English and German.
7 linear feet.
Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged into two sections, general and topical. The general folders are arranged chronologically. Within a particular year, the folders follow the original arrangement, alphabetically by correspondent. The topical folders follow the original folder titles, and are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains general and topical correspondence.

The general section contains correspondence such as inquiries, invitations, death notices, and meeting and travel arrangements. Topics include LBI and the yearbook, Jewish history, other Jewish heritage organizations, office issues, the occasional clipping or unsolicited manuscript attached to a letter, research requests, and personal correspondence from friends of LBI London.

Note that there are gaps from 1970-1977 and 1991-1994 in the general section.

The topical section contains folders created by LBI London for correspondence about certain subjects. They are primarily from the early days of the organization, and include correspondence with board members and other organizations.

General, 1956-1969, 1978-1996

BoxFolderTitleDate
13 1 A 1956
13 2 B 1956
13 3 C-I 1956
13 4 J-N 1956
13 5 O-S 1956
13 6 T-Z 1956
13 7 A-D 1957
13 8 E-L 1957
13 9 M-S 1957
13 10 T-Z 1957
13 11 A-I 1958
13 12 J-R 1958
13 13 S-Z 1958
13 14 A-H 1959
13 15 I-S 1959
13 16 T-Z 1959
13 17 A-K 1960
13 18 L-S 1960
13 19 T-Z 1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 1 A-J 1961
14 2 K-S 1961
14 3 T-Z 1961
14 4 A-J 1962
14 5 K-S 1962
14 6 T-Z 1962
14 7 A-G 1963
14 8 H-P 1963
14 9 R-Z 1963
14 10 A-D 1964
14 11 E-K 1964
14 12 L-R 1964
14 13 S-Z 1964
14 14 A-C 1965
14 15 D-G 1965
14 16 H-K 1965
14 17 L-O 1965
14 18 P-S 1965
14 19 T-Z 1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
15 1 A-B 1966
15 2 C-F 1966
15 3 G-H 1966
15 4 I-K 1966
15 5 L-N 1966
15 6 O-S 1966
15 7 T-Z 1966
15 8 A-F 1967
15 9 G-H 1967
15 10 I-L 1967
15 11 M-R 1967
15 12 S-Z 1967
15 13 A-E 1968
15 14 F-J 1968
15 15 K-O 1968
15 16 P-Z 1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
16 1 A-C 1969
16 2 D-G 1969
16 3 H-K 1969
16 4 L-P 1969
16 5 R-S 1969
16 6 T-Z 1969
16 7 A-G 1978
16 8 H-S 1978
16 9 T-Z 1978
16 10 A-H 1979
16 11 I-M 1979
16 12 N-Y 1979
16 13 A-G 1980 August - 1981 September
16 14 H-N 1980 August - 1981 September
16 15 P-Z 1980 August - 1981 September
BoxFolderTitleDate
17 1 A-L 1981 October - 1983 July
  

During previous processing, this folder became disorganized.

 
17 2 M-Z 1981 October - 1983 July
17 3 A-B 1983 August - 1986 July
17 4 C-E 1983 August - 1986 July
17 5 F-G 1983 August - 1986 July
17 6 H-I 1983 August - 1986 July
17 7 J-M 1983 August - 1986 July
17 8 N-S 1983 August - 1986 July
17 9 T-Z 1983 August - 1986 July
17 10 A-E 1986 August - 1987 July
17 11 F-K 1986 August - 1987 July
17 12 L-R 1986 August - 1987 July
17 13 S-Z 1986 August - 1987 July
17 14 A-F 1987 August - 1989 July
17 15 G-L 1987 August - 1989 July
17 16 M-Z 1987 August - 1989 July
BoxFolderTitleDate
18 1 A-F 1989 August - 1990 July
18 2 G-L 1989 August - 1990 July
18 3 M-S 1989 August - 1990 July
18 4 T-Z 1989 August - 1990 July
18 5 A-G 1995
18 6 H-K 1995
18 7 L-N 1995
18 8 R-Z 1995
18 9 A-F 1996
18 10 G-M 1996
18 11 N-R 1996
18 12 S-Z 1996

Topical, undated, 1951-1979, bulk 1956-1959

BoxFolderTitleDate
18 13 Bach, Hans 1956-1957
18 14 Board Member Circulars 1956-1962
18 15 Board Member Correspondence, A-L 1968-1969
18 16 Board Member Correspondence, L-S 1968-1969
18 17 Board Member: Altmann 1956-1959
18 18 Board Member: Jacobson 1956-1959
18 19 Board Member: Liebeschuetz 1956-1957
18 20 Board Member: Liebeschuetz 1958-1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
19 1 Board Member: Lowenthal 1956-1959
19 2 Board Member: Reichmann 1956-1959
19 3 Board Member: Rosenbaum 1956-1959
19 4 Board Member: Schmidt 1956-1957
19 5 Board Member: Wiener 1956-1959
19 6 Board Member: Wilhelm 1958-1959
19 7 Chodkiewicz, Count Leopold 1967-1979
19 8 Council of Jews from Germany 1955-1957
19 9 Council of Jews from Germany 1957
19 10 Council of Jews from Germany 1957-1959
19 11 Frankfurt Jews Project 1957-1958
19 12 Gesellschaft der Freunde des LBI 1956-1959
19 13 Israel (Board) 1958
19 14 Israel (Board) A 1959
19 15 Israel (Board) B-Z 1959
19 16 J.C.B. Mohr 1957-1965
19 17 Leo Baeck Charitable Trust 1956-1961
19 18 Leo Baeck Memorial Book A-K 1959
19 19 Leo Baeck Memorial Book L-W 1959
19 20 Liebeschuetz, Hans 1956-1959
19 21 Liebeschuetz, Hans 1960-1966
19 22 Liebeschuetz, Hans Undated, 1967-1977
19 23 Office correspondence 1955-1959
19 24 Office correspondence 1957
19 25 Office correspondence 1959
19 26 Tramer, Hans 1958-1962
19 27 Translation 1956
BoxFolderTitleDate
20 1 Weltsch (General) 1954-1957
BoxFolderTitleDate
24 52 Weltsch (General) 1951-1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
20 2 Weltsch (70th Birthday) 1961
20 3 Wirtschaftsforschung 1956-1957

Subseries 2: LBI Correspondence, 1955-1994, bulk 1977-1994

This subseries is in English and German.
1.6 linear feet.
Arrangement:

The folders were separated into New York and Israeli sections, but otherwise left as maintained. Each section is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains correspondence between LBI's London, New York, and Israeli centers. In addition to mundane organizational correspondence, topics include discussions about the intended focus of the LBI as an institution. This subseries also contains some minutes of LBI London and LBI International boards.

Note that in the LBI New York section, there is a gap between 1956 and 1977.

The LBI center in Israel is located in Jerusalem. The folders marked LBI Tel Aviv contain correspondence with academics at University of Tel Aviv. It is unlikely they were ever considered a separate branch, but the folders were left as found.

LBI New York, 1955-1994, bulk 1977-1994

BoxFolderTitleDate
20 4 LBI NY A-Z 1955-1956
20 5 LBI NY General 1955-1956
20 6 LBI NY Gruenewald 1955-1956
20 7 LBI NY Jerusalem 1955-1956
20 8 LBI NY General 1956
20 9 LBI NY General 1977
20 10 LBI NY General 1978
20 11 LBI NY A-Z 1978-1980
20 12 LBI NY General 1979
20 13 LBI NY General 1980
20 14 LBI NY General 1980-1982
20 15 LBI NY A-Z 1981-1983
20 16 LBI NY General 1982-1983
20 17 LBI NY General 1983-1984
20 18 LBI NY Gruenewald 1983-1986
20 19 LBI NY General 1984-1985
20 20 LBI NY Lessing and Schorch 1985-1986
20 21 LBI NY General 1985-1986
20 22 LBI NY General 1986-1988
20 23 LBI Executive 1986-1989
BoxFolderTitleDate
21 1 LBI NY General 1988-1989
21 2 LBI NY General 1990
21 3 LBI NY Various 1990-1994
21 4 LBI NY Saur/YB and Leipzig Meeting 1991
21 5 LBI NY General 1991-1993
21 6 LBI NY Meyer 1991-1993

LBI Jerusalem/Tel Aviv, 1973-1986

BoxFolderTitleDate
21 7 LBI Jerusalem 1973-1974
21 8 LBI Jerusalem 1975-1978
21 9 LBI Jerusalem 1979-1981
21 10 LBI Jerusalem 1982-1983
21 11 LBI Jerusalem, Dr. Moses 1973-1978
21 12 LBI Tel Aviv 1973-1977
21 13 LBI Tel Aviv 1978-1981
21 14 LBI Tel Aviv 1982-1986

Subseries 3: Minutes, reports, and organizational documents, undated, 1955-1968

This subseries is in English and German.
0.3 linear feet.
Arrangement:

This series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains such internal reports, administrative documents, and meeting minutes as were found. However, this is most likely an incomplete collection of organizational documents.

BoxFolderTitleDate
21 15 Accounts 1966
21 16 Aims and Organization of LBI 1955
21 17 Board Meeting Minutes 1957-1963
21 18 Board Meeting Minutes 1966, 1968
21 19 Frankfurt Jews Project Meeting Minutes 1957-1958
21 20 Germania Judaica Programme 1955
21 21 LBI Goals undated, 1962
21 22 Memoirs 1956-1957
21 23 Work Report 1966 August

Subseries 4: Various, undated, 1957-1970s

This subseries is in English and German, with some Yiddish.
4 folders.
Arrangement:

This series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains a few miscellaneous folders and documents.

BoxFolderTitleDate
21 24 Book List 1960?
BoxFolderTitleDate
24 53 Gegenwart im Rueckblick Festschrift1970
BoxFolderTitleDate
21 25 Notes undated, 1960s-1970s
21 26 Paucker research on Yiddish language 1957-1962
21 27 Presentations and talks 1959-1965
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Series IV: Printed Material, undated, 1923-2004, bulk 1955-1975

This series is in English and German. Other western European languages, Yiddish, and Hebrew also appear.
2.2 linear feet.
Arrangement:

This series is divided into three subseries, each following original order. The first subseries contains reviews and commentaries on publications pertaining to German Jews. The second subseries contains clippings about LBI London. The third subseries consists of subject files created by LBI London.

Scope and Content:

This series contains printed materials that were clipped and saved by LBI London. A wide range of publications is represented. Many clippings come from mainstream European (primarily German and English) newspapers and scholarly journals. The American press as well as the worldwide Jewish press are also well-represented.

Additional printed material is found in the Yearbook and Schriftenreihe series, under Reviews.

Subseries 1: Reviews of German-Jewish publications, undated, 1955-1999, bulk 1957-1975

0.8 linear feet.
Arrangement:

This series is arranged alphabetically by author's last name or by title.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains reviews of and commentaries on publications by LBI and its associated scholars, as well as other publications pertaining generally to German Jews. A wide range of publications is represented. Many clippings come from mainstream European (primarily German and English) newspapers and scholarly journals. The American press as well as the worldwide Jewish press are also well-represented.

BoxFolderTitleDate
22 1 Arendt, "Eichmann in Jerusalem" 1963-1964
22 2 Arendt, "Eichmann in Jerusalem" 1963-1966
22 3 Arendt, "Eichmann in Jerusalem" 1964
22 4 Arendt, "Rahel Varnhagen" 1958-1960
22 5 Auerbach, "Pionier der Verwirklichung" 1966-1970
22 6 Bach, "Jacob Bernays" 1975
22 7 Baeck, Leo 1957-1974
22 8 Baeck, Leo "Gedenkbuch" 1959-1961
22 9 "Bewaehrung im Untergang" 1965
22 10 Blumenfeld, "Erlebte Judenfrage" 1963-1977
22 11 Braun-Vogelstein, "Was niemals stirbt" 1966-1968
22 12 "Bulletin of the Leo Baeck Institute" 1958-1971
22 13 "Deutsches Judentum" 1963-1967
22 14 "Germania Judaica" 1963-1970
22 15 Glatzer, "Leopold und Adelheid Zunz" 1958-1961
22 16 Grunberger, "A Social History of the Third Reich" 1971
22 17 "Haavara" 1973-1975
22 18 Handlin, "Jews in the Culture of Middle Europe" 1964
22 19 Heymann, "Der Chevalier von Geldern" 1962-1964
22 20 "Hildesheimer Briefe" 1966-1967
22 21 Hindls, "Einer kehrte zurueck" 1965-1966
22 22 Hochhuth, "Der Stellvertreter" 1963-1964
  

Clippings very fragile

 
22 23 Kohn, "Martin Buber" 1962-1963
22 24 Lazarus Gedenkbuch 1961
22 25 LBI New York Catalog 1970-1972
22 26 Lichtheim, "Rueckkehr" 1971
22 27 "Monatsschrift fuer Geschichte und Wissenschaft" 1966
22 28 Moses, Festschrift 1963
22 29 Paucker, "Der juedische Abwehrkampf"1968-1970
22 30 Ruelf, "Stroeme in duerrem Land" 1965
22 31 Stern, "Josel von Rosheim" 1959-1960
22 32 Strauss, "Wir lebten in Deutschland" 1962
22 33 Studies of the Leo Baeck Institute undated
22 34 Susman, "Ich habe viel Leben erlebt" 1964-1965
22 35 Tietz, "Geschichte einer Familie und Ihrer Warenhaeuser" 1965
22 36 Wallach, "Liberty and Letters" 1959-1960
22 37 Wandel, "Hans Schaeffer" 1975
22 38 Weltsch, "An der Wende des modernen Judentums" 1972-1975
22 39 Zondek, "Auf festem Fusse" 1974
22 40 Various 1955-1982
22 41 Various Undated, 1965-1971
22 42 Various 1984-1988
22 43 Various 1987-1989
22 44 Various 1995-1999

Subseries 2: LBI London clippings, 1955-2004, bulk 1955-1975

5 folders.
Arrangement:

The original order inside these folders was maintained. The contents are in rough chronological order, and the folders are arranged by earliest date.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains clippings about LBI London. A wide range of publications is represented. Many clippings come from mainstream European (primarily German and English) newspapers and scholarly journals. The American press as well as the worldwide Jewish press are also well-represented.

BoxFolderTitleDate
22 45 General clippings 1955-1958
22 46 General clippings 1956-1962
22 47 General clippings 1962-1979
22 48 General clippings 1970-1975
22 49 General clippings 2002-2004

Subseries 3: Subject files, undated, 1923-1995, bulk 1956-1972

1.3 linear feet.
Arrangement:

The integrity of each subject file was maintained. Within the subject file, the clippings are arranged in alphabetical order by subject. Some folders contain subject lists.

Scope and Content:

This subseries consists of subject-based clippings collections created by LBI London. All the files contain primarily clippings, but also include brochures and off-prints. A wide range of publications is represented. Many clippings come from mainstream European (primarily German and English) newspapers and scholarly journals. The American press, as well as the worldwide Jewish press, is also well-represented.

The "Individual" subject files form a collection of clippings about individuals broadly relevant to the study of German Jews.

"Subject File I" and "Subject File II" are two separate clippings files on subjects of general Jewish and German-Jewish interest, such as anti-Semitism, the Nuremberg trials, and individual Jewish communities. It is unclear why two separate subject files were maintained, but the second file appears to have been created at a slightly later date, as the clippings range from 1963 to 1974.

A few clippings files on specific topics are also found here.

BoxFolderTitleDate
22 50 Individual File, Abt - Aviad-Wolfsberg1952-1988
22 51 Individual File, Baeck - Birnbaum1923-1986
  

Some copies

 
22 52 Individual File, Bischheim - Buber1957-1983
BoxFolderTitleDate
23 1 Individual File, Buerger-Prinz - Eyck1959-1972
23 2 Individual File, Feuchtwanger - Gold1957-1973
23 3 Individual File, Goldmann - Heilbrunn1954-1971
23 4 Individual File, Heine - Hirschberg1958-1971
23 5 Individual File, Hirst - Kahn1958-1972
23 6 Individual File, Karo - Langer1958-1994
23 7 Individual File, Langfus - Marcus1957-1980
23 8 Individual File, Marcuse - Oppenheimer1958-1972
23 9 Individual File, Ostwald - Rosenthal1958-1975
23 10 Individual File, Rosenzweig - Schoenberg1956-1971
23 11 Individual File, Schoeps - Szold1931, 1953-1974
23 12 Individual File, Sonnemann - Steinschneider1953-1973
23 13 Individual File, Tau - Weber 1958-1971
23 14 Individual File, Weichmann - Wolfskehl 1954-1972
23 15 Individual File, Wormann - Zweig 1958-1971
23 16 Subject File 1, A-F Undated, 1936, 1957-1965
23 17 Subject File 1, G-M Undated, 1957-1965
23 18 Subject File 1, N-Z Undated, 1956-1964
23 19 Subject File 2, A-H 1963-1974
23 20 Subject File 2, J-N 1964-1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
24 1 Subject File 2, O-Z 1964-1973
24 2 Centralverein 1924-1984
  

Copies

 
24 3 "Die deutschen Juden und der Liberalismus" conference, Koenigswinter 1986
24 4 "Jews in Nazi Germany" conference, Berlin1985
24 5 Resistance 1970-1995
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Series V: Collected Materials, undated, 1907-2008

This series is in English and German, with a small amount of Hebrew and Hungarian.
0.5 linear feet.
Arrangement:

This series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

This small but wide-ranging series contains archival materials collected by or donated to LBI London. The context and provenance of many of these items is unclear, but it appears that many were unsolicited donations. The series include photographs, essays, clippings, letters, and off-prints about German-Jewish topics from before World War One through the late 2000s. The fact that these historical documents were and continue to be collected and preserved provides evidence of an ongoing impulse to document German-Jewish history.

BoxFolderTitleDate
24 6 Alexander Granach und das jiddische Theater des Ostens (poster)1971
24 7 American Federation of Jews from Central Europe, "Information Bulletin" 1955
24 8 Antisemitism in Germany (essays) 1950s?
24 9 "Antisemitismus und die Deutsche Geschichte" bibliography 1950s?
24 10 Der Archivar1972
24 11 Bach, "Isaac Bernays" 1941
24 12 Ben Shemen youth villageUndated, 1916-1937
  

Some copies

 
24 13 Beranek, "Das Rätsel des Regensburger Brückenmännchens" 1961
24 14 "Bericht aus der oeffentlichen Sitzung der Representanten-Versammlung der juedischen Gemeinde in Berlin betreffend Interpellation ueber die Angelegenheit des Predigers Dr. Emil Cohn" 1907
24 15 Berliner, Cora (photograph)Undated
24 16 Britschgi-Schimmer letter to Weltsch re Krojanker 1932
24 17 Boschwitz, Julius Wellhausen: Motive un Massstaebe seiner Geschichtsschreibung (dissertation)1938
  

Copy

 
24 18 Burckhardt, Antisemitimus in DeutschlandUndated
24 19 Clippings and printed material collected by Peter Brod 1956, 1991-2008
24 20 Collin, Once Upon Four Decades1979
24 21 Dreyfus, "Hebrew Cemetery No. 1 of Galveston"1965
24 22 Evian conference1938
  

Some copies

 
24 23 Freier, Recha "Let the Children Come" (excerpts) 1960s
24 24 Heilbronner Vortraege, Heft 211984
24 25 Institute for Sociology of the Arts (bibliography)1969
24 26 Die Judensteine aus St. Marien in Parchim/Mecklenburg 1963
24 27 Kahn, Ludwig. Printed material about German-Jewish history 1957-1963
24 28 Kunoth, Report on difficulties at University of Bonn1963
24 29 Leib, Ascent into the Abyss1991
24 30 Lipschitz, Joachcim. Gedaechtnisfeier1962
24 31 Mombert, Bevoelkerungslehre und Bevoelkerungsstatistik1919-1921
  

In German shorthand

 
24 32 Palestinian flyers from University of Hamburg1971
24 33 Photographs of Florence and Athens Undated
24 34 Pinthus, "Die Wohnungsnot der Grosstadtjuden" 1929
24 35 Prayer calendar 1957-1958
  

Hungarian and Hebrew

 
24 36 "Pruefung, ob durch die Personalpolitik Misstaende im Auswaertigen Dienst eingetreten sind (Dr. Brill)" 1952
24 37 Rede von Dr. Helfferich in der Universitaet Berlin1919
  

Copy

 
24 38 Reichstierschutzbund 1957
24 39 Remarks on Rilke undated
24 40 Restitution materials 1957-1961
24 41 Die Rolle der Juden und der Judenfrage ... (research proposal)Undated
24 42 Rose, "Als Moses Kaz seine Stadt vor Napoleon rettete"1999
24 43 Rundverfuegung 90/41, Mitarbeiterverzeichnis 1941
24 44 Uebersicht zur Lehre der Wissenschaft vom Judentum1969-1971
24 45 Unpublished manuscripts Undated, 1954-1959
24 46 VariousUndated, 1932-1988
24 47 Weltsch clippings, reviews, notesUndated, 1925-1944
  

Very fragile

 
24 48 Wiener Corps Briefe1988
24 49 World Jewish Congress, "Jewish Cultural Affairs Vol XI" 1960
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