- Correspondence, news clippings, postcards and printed material sent by pastor Heinrich Grüber of Berlin to Mrs. Eva Weiss of Givatayim, Israel, 1965-1975. Includes responses by Grüber to birthday wishes and other honors he received, and open letters by Grüber about events relating to Israel during the late 1960s and early 1970s, including the Six Day War in 1967, the murder of Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in 1972, and the Arab-Israeli War of 1973. File also includes his obituary in 1975 and a letter from his family in response to condolences received.
- Credit Line
- Purchase, from Reiss Antiquariat, Pardes Hanna, Israel, 2013.
- Collection Creator
- Heinrich Grüber
Heinrich Grüber (1891-1975) was a Protestant pastor who was a leading figure in the Confessing Church (Bekennende Kirche) in and around Berlin in the 1930s, serving as pastor of a congregation in Kaulsdorf and establishing an office that sought to assist Jewish converts to Christianity who were persecuted by the Nazis, an office that was later known as the "Büro-Grüber," and which sought to provide shelter for persecuted Jews and to supply them the means to emigrate. Arrested for these activities in 1940, Grüber was imprisoned for three years, first at Sachsenhausen, and then Dachau. Following the war, he was appointed to the position of "Propst" by the bishop of the Evangelical (Protestant) church in Berlin, and established an office to help Jews and others who had been persecuted by the Nazis, and who had returned to Berlin after the war.