France community records

France Community Records, 1648–1945

Name France community records, 1648–1945.
Special Call Number ARC 36
Physical Description 11.2 cubic ft.
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Collection Summary Correspondence, notices, business and legal records, clippings, community records, and publications concerning Jewish life in France. Subjects include pre-emancipation economic and legal condition of Jews in Alsace, emancipation during the Revolution and First Empire, anti-Semitism, development of consistorial system, communities in Bordeaux, Bayonne, and Papal Provinces, education, reform movement, growth of Paris as a Jewish center, life under the Vichy government and Nazi occupation, organizational and political life, and others.
Language French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish, Yiddish.
Preliminary guide: Kohn, Roger S. "Documents on Modern French Jewry in American Collections : A Catalogue."
Inventory Note The most current general and box level inventory is available in the Special Collections Reading Room (Guide to the JTS Archival Collections).
Selected Search Terms


Jews France Commerce.
Jews France Education.
Jews France History.
Jews France Emancipation.
Jews France Alsace.
Jews France Bordeaux.
Jews France Bayonne.
Jews France Paris.
Jews Legal status, laws, etc. France.
Jews France Politics and government.
Reform Judaism.
World War, 1939–1945 France.
Jewish councils and synods.
Anti-Semitism France.
National socialism France.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939–1945) France.

Geographical Terms

France History Revolution, 1789–1799.
France History Consulate and Empire, 1799–1815.
France History German occupation, 1940–1945.
France Commerce.
France Religious and ecclesiastical institutions.
France Religious life and customs.
France Politics and government 1940–1945.
Paris (France) History.
Vichy (France) History 1940–1945.
Archive Location Jewish Theological Seminary. Library, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY, 10027.
Record ID# 0246517