Union of Jewish Humanitarian Associations B'nai B'rith of Austria B'nai B'rith-Bund der jüdischen humanitären Vereinigung Österreichs des UOBB und seine Ortsgruppen, Wien (Fond 1221)

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 1993.A.0085.1.39
  • RG-11.001M.39
1 Jan 1933 - 31 Dec 1935
Level of Description
  • German
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

1 microfilm reel (partial), 16 mm

109 digital images, JPEG


Biographical History

The Independent Order of B’nai B’rith (Sons of Covenant) was established in New York in 1843 by a group of German Jews. B’nai B’rith of Austria was funded in 1894 and designated District no. 10 of the International Order of B’nai B’rith. Its jurisdiction comprised the entire Hubsburg Empire, including the loges of Moravia and Galicia. After WWI, B’nai B’rith was structurally reorganized to match Europe’s new territorial divisions: District 10 become the Federation of B’nai B’rith of Czechoslovakia, while District 12 was created in Austria under the leadership of S. Ehrmann. Officially named: Verband der Israelitischer Hummanitäts-Vereine B’nai B’rith fűr Ősterreich”, the B’nai B’rith union in Austria numbered six loges with 862 members in 1932. It published a bulletin “Bnai Brith Mitteilungen fűr Ősterreich” edited by Dr. Arnold Ascher.

Archival History

Rossiĭskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ voennyĭ arkhiv


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.

Source of acquisition is the Russian State Military Archive (Rossiĭskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ voennyĭ arkhiv), Osobyi Archive, Fond 1221. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in 1993.

Scope and Content

Letters, correspondence, notes, and memos of Zionist organizations regarding assistance for German emigrants seeking to resettle in Palestine. Included is an appeal from a Russian aid organization on behalf of Russian Jews. Note: USHMM Archives holds only selected records.

System of Arrangement

Fond 1221 (1919-1938). Opis 1; Delo 1-97. Selected records arranged in two series: 1. Correspondence with Zionist organizations regarding assistance to German emigrants, 1933-1935; 2. Various memos, notes from Jewish organizations, includes an appeal of Russian Jews, 1933-1935. Note: Location of digital images; Partial microfilm reel # 111: Image #100-209.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Rossiĭskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ voennyĭ arkhiv


Corporate Bodies



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