Collection LBI JMB MF 13 - Komitee für den Osten

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Komitee für den Osten


  • 1914-1918 (Creation)

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reels 1-7

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Komitee für den Osten

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The Komitee für den Osten was founded 1916 by German Zionists in cooperation with the German Foreign Ministry. It attempted to influence Eastern European Jewry against Russia in favor of the Central Powers during World War I.

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Letters: various letters relating to activities of the Komitee between 1914 and 1918; Correspondence of K.d.O. with stellvertretende Reichskanzler (1917-1919/ on reel 6)
Protocols of meetings: February 3, 1916 on Jews and World War I; meeting between Franz Oppenheimer and Max Warburg in Hamburg (February 1916); meeting on Febrary 9, 1916 at the house of Mr. Morgenstern; meeting of representatives of K.f.O with representatives of Jewish papers in Warsaw (February 9, 1916); meeting with Major Simon in Warsaw (February 13, 1916); meeting with Christian Poles (no date); meeting with Dr. Kempner and Social Democrat representative Dr. Jodko (no date); meeting between Dr. Friedemann and Professor Sobernheim with Baron von Bergen in German Foreign Ministry (March 4, 1916); meeting between Sobernheim and Oppenheimer with Lewald of the Ministry of the Interior (March 18, 1916); meeting of executive comittee (April 16, 1916); meeting of Komitee (June 29, 1916); meetings between 1915-1918.
Reports: Dr. Oppenheimer's trip to Kowno (February 1916); trip of K.d.O to Poland (no date); Prof. Sobernheim trip to Munich (April 26-28); Bodenheimer's trip to Poland (May/June 1915); report on 'Juedisches Schulwesen" in Lydz (May 1915/ on reel 2); Oppenheimer and Sobernheim trip to Breslau (December 1915/ on reel 2);
Manuscripts and articles: Eugen Fuchs, "Juedische Organisationen" (internal memo of Jewish organizations in Germany including K.d.O.; Ms: on the economical and cultural position of the Jews in Kowno before and during the War; articles in "Kol Mewasser" (Die Kunde) on Jews in Poland; Heinrich Loewe, "Die Deutsche Sprache der Polnischen Juden" (39p./October 1915); Hermann Struck, "Ueber die Juedisch-Deutsche Sprache" (no date); Wladimir Kaplan, "Die Juden in Polen" (no date); "Zu der Zionistischen Resolution ueber die Schulfrage" (no date/ on reel 2; "Deutschland und die russischen Fremdvoelker"(no date/ on reel 2); Max Bodenheimer, "Juedischer Nationalismus in Polen"; Franz Oppenheimer, "Zur Erkaerung der Reichsregierung ueber die Judenfrage" (no date/ on reel 7; Georg Brandes, "Zustaende in Russisch-Polen" ( no date/ on reel 7); Leo Rosenberg, Die Juden In Litauen; Verlag der Neuen Juedischen Monatshefte, Berlin, 1918; Georg Gothein, 'Die Juden in Posen' in Maerz (1916), pp.1-7; Heinrich Loewe, 'Die Juedisch-deutsche Sprache der Ostjuden, (Berlin, 1915/25p). MF 13 reel 5
Miscelleneous: Press-clippings on Polish Jews (1915); statistics on Jews in Congress Poland; Stieler's Hand-Atlas on Russia (1:3,700.000) / on reel 2; material on Eastern European Jews by Hilfsverein der Deutschen Juden (1916/ on reel 5); press-clippings on Polish Jews (1916/ on reel 5).
Records, letters, minutes and travel reports of the Komitee relating to the activities of the Komitee during the years 1914-1918.

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  • German

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Inventory list on ca. 70 catalogue cards

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All the material of reels 3 and 4 is included in reel 1. If not otherwise indicated, all material is on reel 1.

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Andrei Zamoiski, FUB

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