Guide to the Walter and Johanna Rischowsky Collection
1940 - 1942
AR 25033

Processed by Renate Evers

Leo Baeck Institute

Center for Jewish History

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New York, N.Y. 10011

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Center for Jewish History, Publisher.
Machine-readable finding aid created by Renate Evers in Inmagic DB/TextWorks. April 2001. Electronic finding aid converted to EAD 2002 by Dianne Ritchey Oummia. October 2003. Description is in English.
March 2005. Access points added by Dianne Ritchey Oummia. January 2006. Entities removed from EAD finding aid. May 2011 Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rischowsky, Johanna
Creator: Rischowsky, Walter
Title: Walter and Johanna Rischowsky Collection
Abstract: The Walter and Johanna Rischowsky Collection primarily contains documents collected by Walter Rischowsky stating rules and restrictions forced upon German Jews between 1941-1942, as well as documents on the emigration and deportation of German Jews. There is also a small amount of biographical information concerning Walter Rischowsky. The documents consist of official regulations from the , and copies of memos of the concerning meetings between their organization and the .
Languages:German and English
Quantity: 0.5 feet (1 box), 1 oversized folder, 1 reel
Accession number: AR 25033
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Biographical Note

Walter Rischowsky was a functionary in the financial section of the Jewish community in Berlin until his death in 1946. His wife was named Johanna, and they had a daughter, Ilse.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 2 binders with documents collected by Walter Rischowsky. The first binder ("Behördliche Anordnungen") is a collection of official regulations between 1941 and 1942, which restricted the life of German Jews. This binder consists primarily of copies of announcements of new regulations distributed by the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland to subordinated agencies and Jewish communities, as well as copies of memos, newspaper clippings, and the like. This binder is sorted by topics. The second binder is a chronological collection of copies of memos of the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland about meetings with members of the Zentralstelle für Jüdische Auswanderung (Central Office for Jewish Emigration) (1940-1941). The Zentralstelle für Jüdische Auswanderung was set up in Germany on January 24, 1939 on the models of similar offices in Vienna and Prague. The new office was headed by Heinrich Mueller, chief of section II of the Gestapo. In December 1939 Adolf Eichmann was transferred to Berlin. The office was staffed by the Sicherheitspolizei (Security Police) and SD (Sicherheitsdienst; Security Service) and dealt first with emigration and later with the deportation of Jews to extermination camps.

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Organization

This collection is comprised of three series:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Collection is microfilmed (MF 537).

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

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Access points

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Microfilm

Collection is available on 1 reel of microfilm (MF 537).

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Walter and Johanna Rischowsky Collection; AR 25033; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Follow the links to access the digitized materials.

 

Series I: Background Information on Walter Rischowsky, undated

Series is mostly in English.
1 folder
Scope and Content:

This series consists of one folder of background information on the collection and how it came to be at the Leo Baeck Institute. The information also offers a very small amount of biographical information on Walter Rischowsky.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Background information on Walter Rischowskyundated
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Series II: Official Regulations, 1941 - 1942

Series is mostly in German.
(Binder 1)
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Scope and Content:

Series II is a collection of official regulations ("Behördliche Anordnungen") between 1941 and 1942, which restricted the life of German Jews. It consists primarily of copies of announcements of new regulations distributed by the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland to subordinated agencies and Jewish communities, as well as copies of memos and newspaper clippings.

BoxFolderTitleDate
12B: "Briefwechsel mit Abgeordneten"1941-1942
12E: "Ablieferung von elektrischen Geräten"1941-1942
12F: "Umgang mit Ausländern"1941-1942
12GH: "Eingabe an Behörden"1941-1942
12IJ: "Inanspruchnahme von Friseuren"1941-1942
12L: "Halten von Haustieren"; "Töten von Tieren"; "Heiratsgesuche in Jüdischen Nachrichtenblättern"1941-1942
12K: "Kostenerstattung von Luftschutzeinrichtungen"1941-1942
12N: "Beschlagnahme und Einziehung von Betriebs- und Einrichutngsgegenständen in Gaststätten, Krankenanstalten, und ähnlichen Betrieben"1941-1942
12M: "Metallablieferungen"1941-1942
12OP: "Kostenerstattungen für Luftschutzeinrichtungen"1941-1942
12QR: "Nachrichtenverkehr mit dem Ausland"; "Pelz-, Ski-, und Wollsachen"1941-1942
13S: "Nachrichtenverkehr mit dem Ausland"; "Einsendung von Rundschreiben"1941-1942
13Sch: "Statistik der Spinnstoffabgabe"
13ST: "Aufstellung der von der Reichsvertretung der Juden in Deutschland bezogenen Gesetz- und Verordnungsblätter, Fachzeitschriften, Tageszeitungen"; "Erfassung von Fotoapparaten und Ferngläsern in Eigentum jüdischer Schulen"; "Auszählung der Meldung von Fahrrädern"; "Erfassung von Schreibmaschinen"; "Schenkungen oder Zuwendungen von Todes"1941-1942
13T: "Benutzung bestimmter Strassen in Berlin bzw. Aufenthalt in öffentlichen Parks"1941-1942
13W: "Fahrverbot"; "Benutzung öffentlicher Verkehrsmittel"1941-1942
13XYZ: "Ablieferung von Schreibmaschinen, Fahrrädern, und optischen Geräten"; "Benutzung öffentlicher Verkehrsmittel"1941-1942
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Series III: Memos of meetings between the Reichsvereinigung and the Zentralstelle für Jüdische Auswanderung, 1940-1941

Series is mostly in German.
(Binder 2)
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Series III contains a collection of copies of memos of the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland about meetings with members of the Zentralstelle für Jüdische Auswanderung (Central Office for Jewish Emigration).

BoxFolderTitleDate
14Memos A-H, No. 1-29January 3, 1940-May 10, 1940
15Memos No. 30-53May 15, 1940-October 2, 1940
16Memos No. 55-102October 22, 1940-September 18, 1941
17Memos No. 103-114; 3 Unnumbered MemosSeptember 9, 1941-December 3, 1941; December 1941
BoxFolderTitleDate
[OS 59]82 Original Leitz Bindersundated
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