Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 985
Held at: Wiener Library
Title: Kristallnacht: lists of synagogues destroyed and eyewitness testimonies
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 folder
Name of creator(s): Various
The bulk of the material in this collection was collected on the initiative of the Wiener Library in 1939. Former rabbis of synagogues in Germany who had managed to escape to Great Britain were asked to supply information on the fate of their synagogues. 985/1 consists of these responses, most of which are dated November or December 1939. In addition, there is a list of respondents. The project's results comprised a set of statistics on the fate of Germany's synagogues.
Scope and content/abstract:
Papers concerning Kristallnacht, 1939-1960, notably includes responses from rabbis to the Wiener Library, regarding the fate of their former synagogues in Germany during Kristallnacht, 1939; statistics on the fate of synagogues in Germany during Kristallnacht, 1939 and 1960; a translation of a Nazi document regarding the fate of synagogues in Germany during Kristallnacht and copies of contemporary Nazi newspaper extracts describing events on the same night, undated.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: German and English
System of arrangement:
Arranged in original order.
Conditions governing access:
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.
A detailed description exists on the Wiener Library's online catalogue www.wienerlibrary.co.uk.
Immediate source of acquisition:
Jewish Central Information Office
Archivist's note: Compiled by Samantha Velumyl.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: March 2008