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Sammlung Egon Michael Zweig und familie (P 149)

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2018.16.1 | RG Number: RG-68.212

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    Genealogical documents, correspondence, photographs, published materials, records related to the political activities in Zionist movements, and claims of the Zweig family related to losses in WWII. Included are also records related to the Jewish organizations and Israeli religious community Vienna (Austria) and Olomouc (Czech Republic) and other organizations, also miscellaneous materials like: a map of the district Talpioth in Jerusalem with marking of all plots, publications in German newspaper, a bulletin of the Mitteilungsblatt des Heimatverbandes Olmütz und Mittelmähren (Homeland Association Olomouc and Central Moravia), 1962-1965, and handwritten music notes for German songs. File 96 includes manuscript copies of mostly published compositions for Viennese zither: Wilhelm Holler, Elfengesang am Traunsee (for zither), Vienna, 1861; A. J. Paschinger, Schweizer Echolied (Vienna, 1888); Zillerthaler Marsch (Austrian, traditional); Unidentified; Carl Michael Ziehrer, Das liegt bei uns im Blut, Op.372 (Vienna, n.d.); E. Y. Nikl, Vor da Miazl ihr’n Fensterl! (ca. 1896).
    Alternate Title
    Collection of Egon Michael Zweig and family
    inclusive:  1750-1973
    Collection Creator
    Egon M. Zweig
    Egon Michael Zweig was born in Olomouc (Olmütz), Czech Republic in 1877 as the son of Sigmund and Josefine Zweig (née Doctor) born. He studied law in Vienna. Egon Zweig remained in Vienna after graduation and worked there in the early 20th century as court and court advocate with his own law firm. Already at the age of 19 years was he was active in the Zionist movement of Vienna, among other things, he was a member of "Zion Association", the "Zionist Association of Austria" and the "Central Zionist Association." In 1918 he founded the first Palestine office outside of Palestine in Vienna. In the board elections of the Jewish Community Vienna 1906 he was branch Secretary for the Zionist and opposition electoral committee, and was Secretary of the District Commission of the III and XI (Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien and the Jewish-Democratic Kultuswahlkomitee), 1910. In 1920, Egon Zweig settled in The Hague, where he was on the board of directors of "Keren Kajemeth Lejisrael." In 1922, Zweig immigrated with his family to Israel and lived in the Jerusalem district Talpiot. He worked as a lawyer at "Keren Kajemeth" in Jerusalem. Egon Zweig died in March 1949.
    Further details about Zweig's family relationships are included in Zweig family archive. [Refrences: The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People Jerusalem (CAHJP)]

    Physical Details

    10,468 digital images : JPEG ; 10.2 GB .
    System of Arrangement
    Arranged in two series according to the provenence: 1. Personal documents of the Zweig family. A part of the Zweig's estate donated to CAHJP from the Central Zionist Archives: Correspondence, published materials and photographs of family members and others [Digital File-1-20]; 2. Family archive collected by the ancestors of Egon Zweig. A part donated later by Zweig's family: Personal and business documents as well as correspondence from Egon Zweig and various family members; correspondence and other documents related to the estate of Egon's brothers Felix and Otto [Digital File no. 21-79]; claims of the family Zweig against the German Reich, records related to Jewish organization and communities [Digital File no. 80-87]. Note: The documents of the Felix and Otto Zweig and claims against the German Reich were not well organized. Several files and individual documents overlaped.

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    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
    Fair use only. Publication and reproduction of records for commercial purposes for third parties require the written permission of the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP).

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    Administrative Notes

    Source of acquisition is the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People, CAHJP (Arkhiyon ha-merkazi le-toldot ha-ʻam ha-Yehudi). The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received this collection via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in January 2018.
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