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Großlogen Deutschlands des jüdischen Ordens B'nai B'rith, Berlin (Fond 769)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.34 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.34

Constitution of B'nai B'rith and other materials of the Great Lodge of Germany (B'nai B'rith), including minutes, financial reports, lists of members who were lawyers, proceedings, and information for local lodges; minutes of the executive committee of the Great Lodge; minutes of a 1932 secret meeting about annual reports, charity, and other questions; communications to the Ministry of the Interior and the Gestapo; correspondence with other lodges in Europe; correspondence with individuals regarding immigration conditions in other countries, in particular Argentina; correspondence with branch lodges and other organizations regarding charitable activities; reports for Jewish hospitals in Marienbad and Bad Kissingen and with other Jewish benevolent organizations; materials of the Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle der deutschen Juden, including lists of locations abroad where Jewish law students could study and other matters; proceedings and minutes of various B'nai B'rith and Masonic organizations; issues of Monatsschrift; correspondence with the Ministry of the Interior regarding abolition of the Great Lodge; information about dissolution of B'nai B'rith lodges generally. The collection also contains bulletins of the Grand Lodge; pamphlets and journals; articles from Jewish newspapers on the Yishuv in Palestine; reviews and bibliographic indexes of Jewish and German literature; issues of the Jewish youth magazine “Der Jugendbund” and the Masonic magazine “Die Bauhűtte; issues of the bulletin “Der Orden Bne Briss”, the women’s magazine “Die Frau von Heute, and other publications; a collection of depictions of the seals of Jewish lodges of America and Germany; newspaper clippings on the works of Goethe, Lessing, Zola, Wagner, and others; clippings on manifestations of antisemitism, on the activities of the committee to aid Jewish victims in Russia; and a portrait of the Order of B’nai B'rith founder, Henry Jones.

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Alternate Title
The Great Lodge of the Jewish Order, B'nai B'rith, Berlin
inclusive:  1928-1937
6 microfilm reels (partial) ; 16 mm.
6,062 digital images : JPEG.
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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.
Record last modified: 2021-05-25 09:16:03
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