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Jews of Germany collection of manuscripts and documents

Call Number: MS 1937
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of manuscripts and documents concerning Jewish communities in Germany from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, including correspondence, financial documents, communal documents, government documents, and rabbinic documents. Topics covered in the collection include property and financial matters; Jewish-Gentile relations; Halakhic decisions; and an incident similar to blood libel that occurred in the community of Goslar during the seventeenth century.

Language of Materials

The materials are in German, Yiddish, and Hebrew.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Judaica Collection, 2016.


The materials are arranged geographically.

1674 - 1897
3.33 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Related Names
Yale University. Library. Judaica Collection
Language of Materials
Multiple languages