Central Archives of German Jewry
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First independent Jewish archival institution in Germany which was founded in 1905 by the grand lodge of the B’nai B’rith together with the Federation of Deutsch-Israelitischer Gemeindebund in Berlin and existed until its takeover by the Reich Office of Genealogy (Reichssippenamt) after the November Pogrom in 1938. During this time, over 300 linear meters of files and documents were gathered from about 500 communities, associations, and institution…

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Peter Honigmann, Heidelberg, “Central Archives of German Jewry”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 24 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0262>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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