"Bikur Cholim" Jewish Society for Visitation and Support of the Ill, Graz "Bikur Cholim" Jüdischer Krankenbesuchs-und Unterstützungsverein, Graz (Fond 710)

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2006.515.4
  • RG-11.001M.86
1 Jan 1919 - 31 Dec 1938, 1 Jan 1926 - 31 Dec 1938
Level of Description
  • German
  • Yiddish
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

1 microfilm reel (partial), 16 mm

858 digital images, JPEG


Biographical History

The Bikur Cholim society of Graz was funded in 1921. Despite its name, it aided not only the sick, but also poor and needy, including Jewish refugees finding themselves in Graz during the WWI. The society conducted a yearly the “Kinder auf Land” (Children to the Country) campaign, which allowed children from the poor Jewish families to spend vacations at summer camp. The organization ceased activities after the Nazi Anschluss of Austria on March 1938. .

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 710. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in 2006.

Scope and Content

This collection contains office records of the Bikur Cholim: regulations, correspondence, appeals to the Jews of Graz for membership, name lists of members and donors, records of aid to children, and financial accounts. Also included are copies of newspapers “Die Stimme Der Jude” for 1937, and personal papers of the society director E. Grunschlag: personal correspondence with his wife and son. Note: USHMM Archives holds only selected records.

System of Arrangement

Fond 710 (1919-1938), Opis 1; Dela 22. Arranged in two series: 1. Records of Bikur Cholim; 2. Personal papers of E. Grunschlag. Note: Location of digital images; Partial microfilm reel #453: Image #200-1058.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Rossiĭskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ voennyĭ arkhiv




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