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Nachlass Dr. iur. Georges Brunschvig (1908-1973)

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2017.88.1 | RG Number: RG-58.042

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    Private papers of Georges Brunschvig (1908-1973), Swiss lawyer and president of the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG). The collection consists of memories, correspondence of Georges Brunschvig’s parents Selma and Henri Brunschvig (1914-1918), obituaries, diaries and brief notes (1934-1973); trial documents: Bern Trial concerning the "Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion" (1933-1935), Chur Trial against David Frankfurter (1936-1945), trial against Maria Popesco (1946-1955), trial against Max Ulrich (1957), Yosef Ben-Gal Trial (1963), El-Al-Trial (1969) against Mordechai Rachamim; papers of Georges Brunschvig as the president of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Bern; various documents (1940-1973): numerous speeches, obituaries, internal reports, minutes, newspaper excerpts, correspondence, notes; publications: "Die Kollektiv-Ehrverletzung" (The collective injustice), Zurich (1937)-Prize work to the Swiss lawyers association, and a manuscript: "Vier Tage-Ein Leben" (Four Days-A Life), 1937; papers relating to antisemitism; personal files of Emil Ludwig, Max Petitpierre, Heinrich Rothmund, and Eduard von Steiger; portraits and various recordings (Berner Prozess (1935), David Frankfurter (1945)).
    Alternate Title
    Georges Brunschvig papers
    inclusive:  1914-2005
    Collection Creator
    Georges Brunschvig
    Georges Brunschvig (1908-1973) was a Swiss lawyer and president of the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG). Internationally, he is best known for representing the plaintiff in the 1934–1935 "Berne Trial" (Zionistenprozess) trial relating to the "Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion").

    Physical Details

    16,638 digital images : PDF ; 4.07 GB .
    4 sound recordings : MP3.
    System of Arrangement
    Arranged in eight series: 1. Materials for biography; 2. Diary and notes; 3. Legal activities; 4. Presidency and membership off the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Bern; 5. Activities in Schweizerischer Israelitischer Gemeindebund (Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities) [SIG]; 6. Manuscripts and publications; 7. Documentation; 8. Books.
    Notes: Empty units of digitized collection: File 190, 184, 191, 186, 188; Partially or not digitized: File 48, 135, 137, 139, 142, 144, 145, 146, 166, 168, 171, 173,175, 178, 185, 190, 192, 193.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. Users are required to complete a User Declaration in order to gain access to the collection.
    Conditions on Use
    No publication and copies of the records and finding aids to the 3rd party users without the written permission from the Archiv für Zeitgeschichte (AfZ). The Museum may not transfer the materials or duplicate records thereof or any of the finding aids to any third party, except as permitted in the Cooperation Contract, Article II paragraph 5 herein or as otherwise permitted in writing by the AfZ. The Museum may not publish the reproduction material or finding aid on the Internet, World Wide Web, or any publicly accessible on-line network without the written permission of the AfZ. Contact

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    Administrative Notes

    Source of acquisition is the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Archiv für Zeitgeschichte (AfZ), Switzerland; Archival signature: NL Georges Brunschvig. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s International Archives Project in March 2017.
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