Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland
- Reich Association of Jews in Germany
This successor entity to the Reichsvertretung der Deutschen Juden started 1939-07-04, charged by the Nazis as its major mission emigration of Jews from the Reich. In included all Jews as defined by the Nuremberg Laws, but its jurisdiction was confined to Germany and the Sudetenland. Austria and Bohemia-Moravia were excluded. The Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland came under the direct control of the SS who gave it tasks that eventually led to the Final Solution. It continued to provide Jewish welfare and schooling. The emigration aspects ended after 1941-10-01. The Emigration section then became involved in deportation. A number of its leaders were executed as a result of the Baum Gruppe arrest. In the spring of 1943, the Reichsvereinigung was dissolved.
Founded and active in Germany.
Dictionary of the Holocaust : Biography, geography, and terminology / E.J. Epstein, P. Rosen. – Westport, 1997. – p. 250