Союз австрийских евреев (г. Вена)

  • Union österreichischer Juden (Wien)
Language of Description
1903 - 1938
Level of Description
  • German
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

134 files

Archival History

The records were created by several German occupation agencies including the Reichssicherheitshauptamt, the Zentralbauleitung der Waffen‐SS und Polizei in Auschwitz, the Gestapo, and the SS. The Red Army captured them at the end of World War II and later deposited them in the Center for the Preservation of Historical Documentary Collections (formerly the Osobyi Archive) in Moscow, Russia; in 1999, it was merged into RGVA, Russian State Military History Archives.

Scope and Content

The entire Fond 714, 1903-1938 (134 Dela) contains the Austrian Jewish Union charts for 1903-1937, minutes, correspondence with local Jewish organizations campaigning against antisemitism and fundraising for charitable purposes; circulars on rules for electing boards of Jewish religious communities; accounts of the activities of Jewish religious community of Vienna, 1925-1928; brochures, and issues of the Jewish newspapers “Jűdische Welt”, “Jűdische Rundschau”, “Die Wahreit”, and “Jűdische-liberale Zeitung”, as well as issues of the German newspapers “National Zeitung” and “Reichspost”, and informational bulletins and journals. Selected records consists of minutes of the central executive committee of the Union Österreicher Juden as well as name lists of members. Also included is information about the evacuation of Hamburg Jews in July 1942; correspondence, including numerous complaints to the Fatherland Front about anti-Semitic incidents; letters to the mayor of Vienna and to Chancellor Schuschnigg complaining about flyers and ads promoting boycotts of Jewish businesses; a report on the Nuremberg Laws; copies of publications of the Austrian National Jewish Youth; and newspaper clippings.

Existence and Location of Copies

  • USHMM holds selected copies RG‐11.001M.29 Reels 102‐103

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0