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Humanitarian Federation "Brotherhood B'nai B'rith" in Warsaw (Sygn. 674)

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2017.55.1 | RG Number: RG-15.508

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    Founding documents of the "Brotherhood of B'nei B'rith," in Warsaw, Poland, as well as the minutes of sessions of the board and members, briefs of the operation and financial records, correspondence, registers of membership, reports and notes referring to the organization and operation of the federation.
    inclusive:  1926-1939
    Credit Line
    Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Collection Creator
    ?ydowskie Stowarzyszenie B'nai B'rith w Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej
    Żydowskie Stowarzyszenie B'nai B'rith w Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (B’nai B’rith-Loża Polin), the international organization founded in Poland 22-23 October 1922 in Kraków as the twelfth Polish district, a branch of international associations B'nai B'rith - the oldest, continuously operating Jewish organization in the world. The association was formed on the basis of earlier organizations operating in Galicia. The first president of the Polish section was Dr. Adolf Ader from Kraków, while the vice president was born in Przemysl Moses Schorr, formerly president of the 12th district of Leopolis. Until the dissolution of the organization in 1938 by the Polish authorities, it gathered a few hundred members representing the intellectual elite of Poland at that time. B'nai Brith was restored again in Poland on 9 September 2007. It is now called B'nai B'rith-Polin Lodge. The main fathers of the rebirth of this organization in Poland are Michel Zaki of Antibes and Witold Zyss of Paris.The Association is located in Warsaw, in the building of the Union of Jewish Religious Communities, at 6 Twarda Street. B'nai B'rith states that it is committed to the security and continuity of the Jewish people and the State of Israel and combating antisemitism and bigotry. Its mission is to unite persons of the Jewish faith and to enhance Jewish identity through strengthening Jewish family life, to provide broad-based services for the benefit of senior citizens, and to facilitate advocacy and action on behalf of Jews throughout the world.

    Physical Details

    1,012 digital images : PDF ; 772 MB .
    System of Arrangement
    Arranged in four series: 1. Statute of the Brotherhood B’nei B’rith” in Warsaw, 1922 [File 1]; 2. Minutes, 1928-1937 [File 2-4]; 3. Financial records, 1926-1938 [File 5-9]; 4. Address book of members of associations in Poland, 1926 (56 pages) [File 12]; 5. Correspondence and reports, activities of the Association of Sisters of the Humanitarian Association "Brotherhood-B'nai B'rith" [File 10-11, 13-19].

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    Conditions on Access
    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. No other access restrictions apply to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Reproduction of more than 100 pages of copies of documents for researchers or other institutions requires a written permission of the General Director of the State Archives of the Republic of Poland. Publication of more than 10 complete documents in an individual work requires the written authorization of the General Director. The Museum may not publish any archival material obtained from the General Director, including specific archives under his control, on the Internet, the World Wide Web, or any other publicly accessible on-line network without the written permission of the General Director. Citation of the materials in any publication must refer to the Museum and the Polish State Archives and must include the name of the archival group and catalogue number of the originals.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Corporate Name
    B'nai B'rith

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Archiwum Akt Nowych
    Source of acquisition is the Archiwum Akt Nowych w Warszawie, Poland, Sygn.674. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in March 2017. This is a cooperative project based on the agreement between USHMM and Yad Vashem, Israel.
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