Rabbi Bernhard Brilling collection

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2004.119
  • RG-14.067M
1 Jan 1908 - 31 Dec 1984, 1 Jan 1933 - 31 Dec 1945
Level of Description
  • German
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

16 microfilm reels (digitized), 35 mm

digital images,


Biographical History

Bernhard Brilling was a rabbi, genealogist, and archivist living in Germany before and after World War II. During the war, Brilling escaped to Palestine.

Archival History

Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt am Main


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 Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt am Main. The collection was transferred by the International Archives Project Division to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives in Jan. 2004.

Scope and Content

This collection contains extensive correspondence files from Brilling, documenting his role as an archivist and historian of the Jewish communities in Silesia, and in particular in Breslau, during the years prior to his own emigration to Palestine in 1939. Also included are correspondence files pertaining to Jewish genealogy in those regions, collections of printed materials collected by Brilling from the German Jewish diaspora in Palestine during the early 1940s, documents collected by Brilling about the Jewish community of Breslau, as well as documents he collected about the deportation of Jews from Breslau, Posen, Pomerania, and other regions of eastern Germany during the Holocaust.

System of Arrangement

Arrangement is thematic

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt am Main




This description is derived directly from structured data provided to EHRI by a partner institution. This collection holding institution considers this description as an accurate reflection of the archival holdings to which it refers at the moment of data transfer.