Out of the ArchivesForesightSubmitted by Kevin Schlottmann, Levy Processing Archivist, Center for Jewish History
From the Leo Baeck Institute’s Helen Ollendorff Curth Collection ([AR 25004]).
Excerpt from the above June 1933 letter:
"I doubt whether I can really give you authentic information on the German-Jewish doctor question. I happen to know, because I have a married sister in Cork, that the Irish Free State is willing to allow them to re-study and take the exams there provided they can certify the possession of at least…(say about $2,500). On the other hand, Germany has backed water regarding the Upper Silesia question and maybe, as a result of the Bernheim petition at the League of Nations, Jewish doctors thrown out may be compelled to be reinstated once more. Though my personal opinion is, that the Jewish people are finished for all time as regards a future in Germany."
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Out of the Archives
Foresight
Submitted by Kevin Schlottmann, Levy Processing Archivist, Center for Jewish History

From the Leo Baeck Institute’s Helen Ollendorff Curth Collection ([AR 25004]).

Excerpt from the above June 1933 letter:

"I doubt whether I can really give you authentic information on the German-Jewish doctor question. I happen to know, because I have a married sister in Cork, that the Irish Free State is willing to allow them to re-study and take the exams there provided they can certify the possession of at least…(say about $2,500). On the other hand, Germany has backed water regarding the Upper Silesia question and maybe, as a result of the Bernheim petition at the League of Nations, Jewish doctors thrown out may be compelled to be reinstated once more. Though my personal opinion is, that the Jewish people are finished for all time as regards a future in Germany."

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Out of the Archives
Priorities

by Kevin Schlottmann, Levy Processing Archivist, Center for Jewish History

The first image above is a letter of reference written for Ernst Fleischmann upon his leaving the position of head chemist for BMW’s airplane engine division. He left voluntarily for the United States in 1935 as conditions for Jews in Germany were worsening. The second image is the United States patent for Fleischmann’s invention upon arriving in the United States, a jacketed bullet with improved accuracy.

Both items are from the Leo Baeck Institute’s Fleischmann Family Collection ([AR 25349]).

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Judisches Ceremonial

This German book contains illustrated explanations to numerous Jewish rituals spanning from birth to death, including circumcision, presentation of the first born, prayer at the synagogue, a wedding procession, purification of the bride, the washing of the brother-in-law’s feet, the feast of reconciliation, death rites, burials, and celebrations of the Sabbath, Passover, and the New Year. Published in 1716, a copy of the 1724 second edition is located at the Center and can be viewed in digitized form here. You can look see more illustrations on the Center’s Flickr Page