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Verband der jüdischen Legitimisten Österreichs, Wien (Fond 1189)

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.35 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.35

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    The records of Fond 1189 contains materials related to the activities of the Union of Austrian Jewish legitimists, its board, and departments: the youth group, the legitimist Union of Jewish Women, the legitimist Jewish Veterans organization, and the editorial Office of the newspaper "Legitimist” the organ of the Union of Austrian Jewish Legitimists. Deposited in the collection are charter documents; minutes of general assembles of the union and of meetings of its board; correspondence with affiliated Jewish organizations and with organizations of war veterans and other organizations; financial documents, as well lists photo albums, and the like.

    Selected records include: Copies of the association's newsletter "Der Legitimist," correspondence with the police, meeting minutes, and information about the March 1938 dissolution of this association, which supported the restoration of the Hapsburg monarchy.

    Note: USHMM Archives holds only selected records.
    Alternate Title
    Association of Jewish Legitimists of Austria, Vienna
    inclusive:  1935-1938
    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
    Verband der jüdischen Legitimisten Österreichs
    Verband der Judischen legitimisten Osterrreichs-The Union of Austrian Jewish Legitimists was an organization of the austral jewfish supporters of constitutional monarchy in Austria, who called for remaining loyal to the Habsburg dynasty and to Crown Prince Otto von Habsburg. The organization collaborated with the iron Ring, the Austrian association of legitimist parties and unions. From 1935 the union was a part of the Fatherland’s Front. Together with the impartial Union of Austrians and other organizations, the Union of Austrian jewfish Legitimists came out in early 1938 against Germany’s Anschluss of Austria. The organization was disbanded by the Nazi in March 1938.
    Fishman, D. E. and Kupovetsky, M, Kuzelenkov, V. (ed.), Nazi-Looted Jewish Archives in Moscow. A guide to Jewish Historical and Cultural Collections in the Russian State Military Archive. Scranton: University of Scranton Press 2010. Published in association with the United States Holocaust memorial Museum and The Jewish Theological Seminary.

    Browder, G. C. Captured German and other Nation's Documents in the Osobyi (Special) Archive, Moscow. Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of Conference Group for Central European History of the American Historical Association. Internet access:

    Physical Details

    1 microfilm reel (partial) ; 16 mm.
    107 digital images : JPEG.
    System of Arrangement
    Fond 1189 (1930-1938). Opis 1-2; Dela 55. Selected records arranged in two series: 1. Copies of newspaper “Der Legitimist," (1935-1937): 2. Correspondence with police (Organization was disbanded in March 1938), and reports and minutes.

    Note: Location of digital images; Partial microfilm reel #106: Image #1019-#1126.

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    Conditions on Use
    Reproduction and publication only with written permission of the Russian State Military Archives

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    Administrative Notes

    Source of acquisition is the Russian State Military Archive (Rossiĭskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ voennyĭ arkhiv), Osobyi Archive, Fond 1189. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in April 1993.
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