Friday, July 22, 2016

Free download of Courage of the Spirit August 1-5


UPDATE:
I have been informed by several people outside the US that they had trouble with the download..

First, be sure that you have clicked on the button in the middle of the page that says "kindle", not "paperback." If its till shows a fee, then go to the bottom of the page, look for a link to Amazon USA and then enter the book and my name in the search. It may work from the USA version only.
Best wishes,
Regards, Norbert


In honor of my parent's memory, I am making my book, Courage of the Spirit, available for free eBook download through Amazon Kindle from August 1-August 5.

29 Tammuz is the date, according to the Jewish calendar, of the passing of my mother, Irene Weinberg, who survived Nazi persecution while hiding in the open in Lwow and Warsaw. I am doing this special offer in honor of her and of my father, Rabbi William Weinberg, who served as the first State Rabbi of the German State of Hesse after the Shoah .

To download your copy, please go to Amazon.com Click here to go to the page at Amazon.  (Or copy and paste this link   https://www.amazon.com/Courage-Spirit-Norbert-Weinberg/dp/098466856X?ie=UTF8&qid=1398150275&ref_=tmm_pap_title_0&sr=8-1) Select Kindle version. Then click on the "Buy Now" button ( not the "Read for Free" which is for Kindle subscribers only). The "buy now" will cost $0.00 if you chose to do so during the Free Giveaway Time. Please feel free to pass this on to your contacts, as I want to make my father’s incredible story available to a broad public.
You don’t need a Kindle to read it. The Amazon website has a link for information  for reading Kindle on any device. 

My book, Courage of the Spirit, tells of my father’s saga in the decades up to and through the years of the Shoah. It is a story that spans thousands of physical miles, by freight train and on foot, from the Galician Shtetl to cosmopolitan Vienna and Berlin, and to Stalingrad and central Asia and back as my father kept one step ahead of the Nazi armies. It is a story that spans the mental and emotional journey from the medieval Shtetl, the great empires, and the weak democracies and totalitarian regimes that followed, and finally, to freedom.
          
We are shown a window into life in a Nazi prison and concentration camp, the day-to-day life of Jews in Nazi Berlin, and the vagaries of survival under Stalin’s totalitarianism.

It is my plan to ​tell  my mother’s ​story  as well as the story of the rebuilding of Jewish communal life in Frankfurt in the post-war years. I will be basing my work on documents now archived at the United States Museum of the Holocaust( recently placed on-line by the Museum).
        
Please download the ebook from Amazon from August 1 through August 5,
and forward this email to your friends and contacts as a way of helping me honor my parents and spreading the message of Courage of the Spirit..

Shalom and regards,
Norbert


Rabbi Dr. Norbert Weinberg

Link for information on Courage of the Spirit

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Comments on Courage of the Spirit:

I'm so glad my book reached you. I just finished reading Courage of the Spirit and I'm simply overwhelmed by the extraordinary story you relate! Your book is an extraordinary contribution to Jewish thought, as well as the triumphant story of survival in the face of unimaginable odds. I'm not sure where to begin. I'm actually speechless at the moment. As a writer, I can appreciate the painstaking research, which went into this book. Every page was an emotional and intellectual revelation to me. Your writing style is not only inviting and accessible, but also intellectually engaging. It's as if you consciously set out to engage those who have a passive interest in the Jewish narrative of the twentieth century, as well as the intellectual who is well grounded in the history, but may lack an appreciation for the unfolding human drama. (Ralph Georgy, author of Absolution: A Palestinian Israeli Love Story)

Congratulation on getting the first volume of your trilogy published! It´s great that the book is finally available for researchers. I will definitely recommend the book for the Jewish Museum´s library, other institutions and some Czech historians/researchers who are interested, especially in the aftermath of the Shoah and the postwar time.(Mgr. Monika Hanková, The Archives of the Jewish Museum in Prague)

In Rabbi Norbert Weinberg’s reckoning of his father’s tumultuous, tragic past, history is no arid enterprise, no bloodless recording of facts and figures.  Interspersing personal reminiscence with detailed historical rendering, Courage of the Spirit brings the horrific twentieth century to life  through the story of Rabbi Wilhelm Weinberg, and his journey through Nazi camps and Soviet terror.(Saul Austerlitz, author of Sitcom: A History in 24 Episodes from I Love Lucy to Community)

 “Courage of the Spirit” by Rabbi Norbert Weinberg is a major contribution to the literature of the Shoah by transcending the cold facts of those dark days into a personal account of the experiences of the author’s father.   Rabbi Weinberg meticulously traces his father’s arrest by the Nazis in 1939 and brings us full circle to his being named the first State rabbi of Hesse. Throughout those terror-filled days, the rabbi retained his faith and determination to survive.The book is a must reading to all those who want to capture and be inspired by the inner strength and resilience of the Jewish people as reflected in the life of Rabbi William Weinberg.  (Rabbi Norbert Weinberg, Rabbi of the Adams Street Shul and author of A Time to Tell: Stories and Recollections of a Rabbi from Kristalnacht to the Present , ''and When The Rabbi Laughs'': A Delightful Compendium Of Contemporary Rabbinic Humor,and numerous other books.)
Courage of the Spirit was recently featured on “Advocacy Heals You”, with Joni Aldrich on W4CS.com, the Cancer Support Network, as themes from the book offered moral and spiritual courage in life’s struggles; the interview can be heard at: http://www.iheart.com/talk/show/Joni-Aldrich-SOS-Supporter-of/?episode_id=26932481

Rabbi Weinberg was interviewed by Phil Blazer, JLTV.TV:This is a link to the conclusion:  http://youtu.be/DC2YDnxbM8E   . The full interview is at http://www.jltv.tv/videos.php?id=3&play=1881 at 29:30 seconds into the program


Friday, May 20, 2016

Courage of the Spirit and the Rise of Radical Islam- An exchange of ideas with Ralph Georgy, an Egyptian-born novelist

This is an excerpt from an email conversation I had with Ralph Georgy, author of  Notes from the Cafe and Absolution: A Palestinian Israeli Love Story.  Georgy, born in Egypt, is a Coptic Christian, a member of one of the oldest existing Christian communities in the world, a community facing great dangers in today's volatile Middle East.  For information, go to Arab World Books: http://www.arabworldbooks.com/authors/ralph-georgy.htm
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May 17 at 12:13 AM

Dear Rabbi Norbert,

I'm so glad my book reached you. I just finished reading Courage of the Spirit and I'm simply overwhelmed by the extraordinary story you relate! Your book is an extraordinary contribution to Jewish thought, as well as the triumphant story of survival in the face of unimaginable odds. 

I'm not sure where to begin. I'm actually speechless at the moment. As a writer, I can appreciate the painstaking research, which went into this book. Every page was an emotional and intellectual revelation to me. Your writing style is not only inviting and accessible, but also intellectually engaging. It's as if you consciously set out to engage those who have a passive interest in the Jewish narrative of the twentieth century, as well as the intellectual who is well grounded in the history, but may lack an appreciation for the unfolding human drama. 

Early on in the book (p.5), you say, "To be a Jew was to invite a firing squad, and the worst of all was a roar of laughter and ridicule. Everyone was free to take out his heart on the Jew; he was the only one who could not retaliate, for the offender had the police, the church, the army, and the whole society lined up before him." What power your words have!!! 

You father was an intellectual giant who perfectly understood the philosophical currents of his time. On page 123, you state, "He penned his thoughts in a series of three essays on the position of Judaism as the naysayer of civilization especially in contrast to the popular intellectual trends of his day: the economic determinism of Marxism; the genetic determinism of Nazi racism; the cultural determinism of fascism; the psychological determinism in the schools of depth psychology espoused by Freud and Jung." Your father was indeed an extraordinary man!!! 

On a personal note, I was deeply affected by your book! I'm not sure if you ever knew this about me, but there is something about Jewish history, which is deeply meaningful to me. This is partly why I chose to teach at Herzl so many years ago. I wanted to be close to the Jewish people, the religion, the culture, etc. The love I have for the Jewish people is profound and I cannot fully explain why. 

I'm not sure if I told you this, but the Israeli director (Eran Riklis) who will adapt my book, Absolution, has recently given the book to the screenwriter. When I met her for the first time, she broke down in tears and said to me, "I've never met any writer from the Arab world who writes of Jewish history and the people with such love and compassion." 

Finally, I want say to you: Bless you for writing such a powerful book!!! More people need to read this book!!! 

Ralph Georgy
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On Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:40 AM, R.F. Georgy wrote:


Dear Rabbi Norbert,

I absolutely agree with your observations. I believe the problem today in the Arab world is the Islamization of the region. I can tell you that as a Copt, my family in Egypt, as well as the Coptic community as a whole, lead lives of quiet desperation. President el-Sisi is saying all the right things and many Christians are hopeful, but as I write this, churches continue to be burned down. 

For the past several centuries, Islam has been on the decline. This decline has been accelerated after World War I and continues to this day. Arab intellectuals have offered various explanations and solutions to this decline, but nothing has worked. From Pan Arab nationalism to Nasserism, socialism to democracy, nothing has worked. The Islamists seem to be winning the day by instilling fear in people. Their argument is that the Arab world has moved away from Islam and the only way to recapture the glory of centuries past is to return to a strict interpretation of Islam. From within this generalized ideological reversion lies the radicalized elements we see today. 

On a personal note, radical Islam is a cancer, which will be with us for quite some time. When the Arab Spring happened in 2011, the world looked at the Middle East with hope and optimism. The Arab Spring, of course, served only as a punctuation, or a disturbance, if you like, in the status quo. Libya, Iraq, Yemen, and Syria are failed states. Egypt returned to military rule. The only country I can think of that benefited from the Arab Spring is Tunisia (where the Arab Spring started). Only time will tell if it continues down the path of democracy. 

In terms of Edward Said, I highly doubt he would have a place among Palestinians today. I'm not sure if you read his groundbreaking work, Orientalism, but I engage his ideas at length in my book, Absolution. Here is one argument I make. If we accept the premise that the West reduced the Orient to, what Said calls, an essentialist reality, shaped and informed by a paradigmatic view of the "other" as the antithesis of the civilized West, then my question is this: how did the West look at the Jewish people who lived in the heart of Europe? If the Orient was a distant, exotic place, then how do we account for the horrific treatment of Jews who were assimilated into the intellectual life of Europe? 

The argument is more developed in the book, so I won't go further into it here, sufficed it to say that Zionism became an existential necessity for many Jews. 
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Shalom,

Georgy

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Dear Ralph,
It will be fascinating to read these books. The premise is fascinating. I can somewhat understand Chomsky’s position, in that we have Jews who live in a  rarified atmosphere that if only we were perfect enough, leftist enough, internationalist enough,( going back to the Yevsekstia that were more Stalinist than the Stalinists) then all would be solved. I think that Edward Said represents the Middle Eastern variation—the Arab awakening involved many Jews &; Christians who dove in head first into the new Algeria  the new Syria or Iraq, to be more Arab than the others. No question that Edward Said was fully identified with Palestinian nationalism. Nationalist movements however, tend to homogenize their society--including the idea of one religion, to the exclusion of others. Would he have a place in a Palestine today, dominated by Islamists? Looking at what the Copts have experienced in the last few years, in Egypt, what would you say?
Regards , Shalom,
Rabbi Norbert
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Dear Rabbi Weinberg,
. . .
Absolution is a love story with a theme of redemptive possibilities. The story opens in 2018 where the Israeli Prime Minister, Avi Eban is in Oslo preparing to accept the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in establishing a Palestinian state. As Avi paces back and forth in his hotel room, he experiences a series of flashbacks, which take him to 1985 Columbia University, where he was an undergraduate. It was at Columbia that Avi fell in love with a red haired Palestinian girl. I made Avi Eban the great nephew of Abba Eban and Alena Said (the red haired girl) is the niece of Edward Said. It would be this love, profound and providential, which decades later would inspire peace. Both Avi and Alena had to navigate through the dialectic of hate, suspicion, blame and counter blame, and all of the historical forces plaguing both people. 
This novel took me several years to write. The amount of research was extraordinary. Although I had a strong foundational knowledge of Zionism and Arab/Palestinian nationalism, I needed to do research on the minute details of the conflict. In fact, Abba Eban's son, Elie Eban, helped me with details about his father. Eli and I became friends over the years. Most of the characters in the novel are actual historical figures, save for Avi and Alena. Edward Said's wife, Mariam Said, offered personal details about Edward Said, even the layout for the New York apartment they lived in. Many of my Jewish and Israeli friends loved the book. I can't say the same about the Arab reaction. Many Arab intellectuals told me I make the case for Zionism better than Jews. 
My response is that I will never apologize for the love I have for the Jewish people. You know, Rabbi, I have met Edward Said and Noam Chomsky on several occasions. We would get into heated arguments about the conflict. Many people will tell you that Chomsky is brilliant, which he is. I simply don't agree with his conclusions about Israel. 
I'm not sure if you are aware of this, but Chomsky and Said never met each other, let alone debate. In the novel, I created a fictional debate between them at Columbia. Let me know what you think of the debate. 
By the way, USC is devoting an evening to my book, Notes from the Cafe, this September. This is part of their Vision and Voices program. I will be speaking about the ideas in Notes and the Los Angeles Times article. The event will take place September 14th. It would be lovely if you can make it. 
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Shalom,
Ralph Georgy

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Gibojr oder Cadik- Hero or Saint

Gibojr oder Cadik- Hero or Saint





A rough translation of Yiddish text,in Polish transliteration, of German essay
on Purim for the Survivors in the DP Camps by Rabbi Wilhelm Weinberg. Found on United States Holocaust Memorial Museum archive on line. Hebrew typeset was hard to come by, so Yiddish texts were transcribed in Latin letters, in this case, by Polish conventions ( hence "Cadik" for "Tzadik").

Friday 28 Feb 1947   Aufgang  Dr W Wajnberg ( from German original in Neuen Weg)

The content of the Megilat Esther which is the theme of Purim is surely well known by all, since it is one of the most popular creations in the Biblical literature. Nevertheless, I allow myself to present you a summary of the events.

The Megilat Esther describes in detail about the plan of Persian Minister Haman, who had intended the complete destruction of the Jewish people, and how this plot was undone by the unusual planning of Mordecai and Esther. It is then told how the King Ahasuerus gave his edict, that he could not undo his previous royal decree to destroy the Jews, since that was not allowed by the laws of the Persians, but he would give the Jews a free hand to defend themselves by all means necessary against whoever would attack them. Why this is the only solution offered, we do not have an explanation, but the author is suddenly short on words. We only know that the Jews liquidated thousands of their enemies.
The modern reader, who draws his literary understanding from non-Jewish and modern literature, would just at this point expect a description of how the Jews could plan and carry out their struggle for survival and a description of the participating heroes. But just here, there is not a word! How does one explain this form a modern perspective? This is missing from a modern historical or literary perspective.

However, one who understands Judaism would not be surprised that the Megilah dedicates so little attention to the details of the Jews struggle against their opponents.  Just so, he is not surprised that Esther, who has offered her life to appear before the king, is praised, in later Jewish folk-lore, the Agadah, not for her mesiras-nefesh (self-sacrifice) but for her modesty.
In a similar vein, we have our traditional texts about the Maccabean uprising. As is well known, the historical background of the Chanukah festival is the military event: the uprising against Antiochus and the victory of Judah Maccabee at Emmaus and Tzur.  The heroism of the Maccabees, who struggled to absolute victory against the overwhelming forces of the Syrian army, with such courage, comparable to the heroism of the Greeks at Salamis and Thermopylae, was for the Jews almost completely forgotten till the revival of Jewish nationalism in the 19th century. By tradition, the festival is not based on the recalling of the organization of the victory of the Maccabees but on the miracle of the bottle of oil wherewith the victory is crowned. In Judaism, the essence is not on the military victory of raw power, but the purification of the debased Temple and its renewal, which is the result of the victory.

In the same manner: The ancient account of the few similar heroes, such as the defenders of Masada, the last Jewish fortress after the fall of the Temple (70 CE). Tacitus and Dio Cassius report on this in great detail and amazement. Just the Jews give scant attention in their literature to these heroes. Six decades later, Bar Cochba, with the remnants of the Judeans, arose against Rome, and only after a prolonged struggle, could the Romans, with their overwhelming power, put down the rebellion. But the Jewish tradition makes no to-do about all these heroic struggles.

So to Moses, who is by all accounts, considered a great military leader, lives on in the Jewish imagination as our teacher (Rabenu) and law-giver. Even King David, under whose government, the Jewish state expanded its borders for the first time by military success, is only remembered in the Jewish tradition as poet and singer, as author of the Psalms, as prototype for the Prince of Peace, of the Messiah, in which the military and the weapons will be set aside and the world will be ruled in social justice.

Even so we see this in more recent times. In Mainz (Mayence), the Jews held off the Crusaders, but we know only of Kinos” (lamentations). In 1648, the Jews of Prague stunned the world with their heroism; in just that same year, the Jews of Lemberg ( Lwow) fought together with the Poles against Chmielnitzki, and in the slaughter at Beresteczko, in which Chmielnitzki folded, there was a Jewish division of 1000 soldiers, a huge number for its time. In the same way, at the Polish slaughter at Sadowa-Wisznia In the 17th century, the Jews were praised as great heroes. But the Jewish literature of the time tells only of the cruelty of Chmielnitzki and of the destruction of Jewish communities, but nothing of the heroes of the resistance.

Is there anything new in our day?

Even till today, we have no organization that is collecti8ng information on our Partisans, not yet any central institute that gathers the reporting of the struggle and to save the information about the Jewish partisan movement in all lands of Europe. How many Jews know the name of the young partisan Moritz Zigmunt, who destroyed a bridge in Budapest on the Danube by strapping dynamite around his own body, in order to block the retreat route for the Germans? 140 German soldiers went down with him. The Hungarians have their famous “Horthy Promenade” but in Jewish circles, his name is unknown.

Few know the name of Hannah Szenes the young attractive student from Eretz Israel, who parachuted down to the Yugoslav partisans   and made her way to Hungary where she was captured by the Germans and executed.

Furthermore, we can give the example of the Eretz Yisrael Brigade, which sent into battle 30,000 Jewish volunteer combatants. Or the 40,000 casualties that the American Jews suffered in the war, a number far beyond their proportion in the population.  So too it is exceptional that Jews participated in high numbers in the Soviet armed forces and who  earned in unusually high numbers the medal of “Hero of the Soviet Union. “We also note the Jewish uprising in the Warsaw ghetto, an exemplary stand of 6 weeks duration against a concentrated force of aerial bombardment, tank and artillery shelling. Or the Jews who rose up in the Treblinka concentration camp? Yet we rarely speak or write of all these, so little that future generations will know even less.

The glorification of power does not belong to the realm of Judaism, even when used in the service of such a just cause as oppression and edicts against us. The man of power, the war hero stands in our tradition in an unhonored place, no crown placed by later generations, who thought only of the saintly, only if the miracles were attributed to a Tsaddik, and then it was remembered for eternity.
Our historic account intentionally left out the heroic element. We do not belong to those people for whom the hero is the ultimate. The cult of the great hero is foreign to us, as it goes hand in hand with the sanctification of physical power. Our national religious ethic is unmiltaristic. The war hero gets no honors. The ideal for us is the pacifistic, the Tsaddik, the man of righteousness. We did not see our fortune in physical conflict. Even where force was essential, as in the freeing of the slaves form Egypt, we did not see it as a virtue. Even today, on the last six days of Pesach, we only say the half-Hillel. The Agadah says in God’s name: My creation is drowning and you want to sing praises?”
This is not to say that Judaism denies self-defense. “ Haba lehargecha”- who come to kill, rise and kill him first.”

We consider a hero not to be the one who defeats the enemy, but the one who defeats himself. (Pirke Avot IV) This far greater than conquering foreign lands and shedding blood. For this reason, our historic teachings have elevated our personalities beyond the heroic cult, to the level of “Rabenu” teacher or “Tzadik, righteous. We cannot allow ourselves, especially after these years, to define our values by those of the other nations. Nothing is as dangerous to a nation as to have its values dictated by its enemies. I deny that we are bound to reject everything new because of “ Atoh bochartanu, but we can absorb that which is good from other nations, but not the Hero-cult. That which has come to us from Prussian Germany is neither  good nor new. It is as ancient as Hellas.

Thus, Heinrich Heine, when he was young, adored all that related to the Greeks. He then later declared.” I see now that the Greeks were merely handsome striplings. The Jews, however, have always been men, strenuous and full of power,..who have given to the world one God and a moral law, and have fought and suffered in all the battle-fields of thought."

We cannot allow ourselves to adopt this way of thinking. We cannot allow ourselves to be overrun by murderous impulses. When it comes to our rights, our freedom, our life, we can take up arms as cannot other people.  But the anti-militarism is so deeply ingrained in the Jew, that even when he is in uniform, he is civilized, While the German, in uniform, was not civilized. Our inner drive is towards peace, and our dream is a very different dream than that of the Teutonic Knights.

The greatest of all is Peace, and the Torah was given in order to promote peace in the world, as it says, “Derachecha darchei noam vchol neitivoteha shalom.” Her paths are pleasant and all her ways, Peace.”

Sunday, March 6, 2016

UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM RELEASES DIGITIZED ONLINE COPIES OF DOCUMENTS OF RABBI DR. WILHELM WEINBERG: SHEDS LIGHT ON THE RECONSTRUCTION OF JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE HOLOCAUST

UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM RELEASES DIGITIZED ONLINE COPIES OF DOCUMENTS  OF RABBI DR. WILHELM WEINBERG: SHEDS LIGHT ON THE RECONSTRUCTION OF JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE HOLOCAUST

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has digitized the archival documents of Rabbi Wilhelm Weinberg, the first post-Holocaust Chief Rabbi of Hesse and Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
 This is a treasure trove for historians researching how individual Jews and entire Jewish communities reconstructed themselves in the aftermath of the Holocaust in the heart of post-Hitler Germany.  The collection covers personal writings and published essays relevant to philosophical, ethical, and moral issues of the period as well as records documenting the reorganization of the surviving Austrian and German Jewish community after the war.

Thanks to the work of Brad Bauer, Chief Archivist, and the staff at the Museum, these documents were painstakingly scanned and digitized and can now be accessed online at http://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn502232.

        The education and experience of Rabbi Weinberg in the years up to and through the Holocaust are documented in the book,  Courage of the Spirit, written by his son, Rabbi Norbert Weinberg.
The book is available through:
Create Space     https://www.createspace.com/4773507
Amazon   http://tinyurl.com/m9a4e52
Barnes and Noble   http://tinyurl.com/nw7l582
Kobo  http://tinyurl.com/nxe3my3
Google Books  http://tinyurl.com/lc5dztw


A sampling of topics include:

A Jewish People’s University in the refugee camps near Salzburg , Austria; the fight against anti-Semitism and Nazis in post-War Germany; the renovation and dedication of the main synagogue in Frankfurt am Main; gaining freedom for Jewish convicts held in US custody ; relations with John J. McCloy, United States High Commissioner and the new German government, both on a local and national level; unification of community of German Jewish survivors with the communities of East European survivors that had flooded Germany.

Letters include correspondence with Rabbi Leo Baeck, and philosophers Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, as well as officials of the Hesse State government, Justice and Interior Ministries of West Germany, the various Jewish regional councils, Office of the Adviser on Jewish Affairs to the Allied Forces, the Jewish Agency and others.

Essays, lectures, sermons, newspaper articles and other writings of Rabbi Wilhelm Weinberg that cover such topics as events affecting the Jewish communities of Central Europe from the years before the Nazi rise to power to the post-war reconstruction of Jewish communities in Austria and Germany, comments on general issues of philosophy, ethics, morality, politics, religion in general and Judaism in particular as well as thoughts on Zionism and the challenges experienced in everyday life.

Legal papers and correspondences relating to the status of known Nazis in high positions, Jewish prisoners, protection of Jewish cemeteries, and other themes .


Items in digitized records are listed by series, box, and folder
Series 1: Biographical materials, 1941-1985
Box Folder Title
1 1 Becher, Sonja Maria, Family tree, 1943
1 2 Calendars, 1941-1945
1 3 Weinberg, Rabbi Wilhelm, approximately 1956-1985

Series 2: Correspondence, 1941-1986
Box Folder Title
1 4 Correspondence, 1941-1947
1 5-7 Correspondence, 1948 (3 folders)
1 8-14 Correspondence, 1949 (7 folders)
1 15-18 Correspondence, 1950 (4 folders)
1 19-21 Correspondence, 1951 (3 folders)
1 22 Correspondence, 1952-1956, 1968-1972
1 23 Correspondence, Rabbi Norbert Weinberg, 1946-1979, 1985-1986

Series 3: Printed materials, 1909-1995
Box Folder Title
2 1 Articles and clippings about Rabbi Wilhelm Weinberg, 1947
2 2-3 Articles and clippings about Rabbi Wilhelm Weinberg, 1948 (2 folders)
2 4-6 Articles and clippings about Rabbi Wilhelm Weinberg, 1949 (3 folders)
2 7-9 Articles and clippings about Rabbi Wilhelm Weinberg, 1950 (3 folders)
2 10-11 Articles and clippings about Rabbi Wilhelm Weinberg, 1951 (2 folders)
2 12 Articles and clippings about Rabbi Wilhelm Weinberg, approximately 1952-1995

2 13 Articles and clippings, Miscellaneous, 1949-1951, 1978
2 14 The Jewish Travel Guide, 1952-1953
2 15 Machzor, 1947
2 16 Monatschrift für Geschichte und Wissenschaft des Judentums, 1927 July-August
2 17 Monatschrift für Geschichte und Wissenschaft des Judentums, 1930 May-June
3 1 Monatschrift für Geschichte und Wissenschaft des Judentums, 1939 December
3 2 Nach’lath Z’wi, 1936
3 3 Die Neue Furche, 1951 July
3 4 Programs and invitations, 1946-1951
3 5 Saturday Evening Post, “What’s Happening to Germany’s Jews?” 1949 (see oversize folder
1)
3 6 The Torch, 1968-1969
3 7 Zeitgenossen des Moses ibn Esra und Jehuda ha-Levi, 1909



Series 4: Records relating to legal cases, 1947-1986
Box Folder Title
3 8 Kasperkowitz, Karl, approximately 1947-1949
3 9 Reich, Roman Sylwan, Correspondence from Roman Reich, 1949-1951
3 10-13 Reich, Roman Sylwan, Correspondence and poems from Adrian Russo, 1949-1951, 1976-
1986 (4 folders)
3 14 Reich, Roman Sylwan, Interview and miscellaneous items, approximately 1949-1986
4 1 Reich, Roman Sylwan, Introduction and general case material, approximately 1978-1986
4 2-3 Reich, Roman Sylwan, Legal documents, 1949-1951 (2 folders)
4 4 Reich, Roman Sylwan, Photographs, 1951-1954

Series 5: Writings, 1928-1990s
Box Folder Title
4 5-7 Articles, speeches, and sermons by Rabbi Wilhelm Weinberg, approximately 1947-1975 (3
folders) (see also oversize folder 2)
4 8-12 Collected essays, lectures, and sermons of Rabbi Dr. Wilhelm Weinberg, compiled and
organized by Rabbi Norbert Weinberg, approximately 1928-1986 (5 folders)
4 13-17 Jews on Search of a New Image (A Hero in Search of a New Role), approximately 1970 (5
folders)
5 1-4 Notecards, approximately 1960s-1970s (4 folders)
5 5-8 Der Parlamentarismus, System und Krisis (1928), approximately 1990s (4 folders)
5 9 Miscellaneous, approximately 1947-1951
5 10 Fredman, Fritz, Mosaik: Analyse des Juden-, Christen-, und Freimaurertum, Synthese zur
Gotteserkenntnis, approximately 1940s
5 11 Nawrocka, Zofia, Poem, 20th century
5 12 Rawitz-Riwatz, Erich, Poems, 1947
5 13 Schrudler, Julius, An die Öffentlichkeit, 1952
5 14 Weinberg, Rabbi Norbert, About Rabbi Wilhelm Weinberg, 1976, 1985-1988

Oversize materials
Folder Title
1 Saturday Evening Post, “What’s Happening to Germany’s Jews?” 1949
2 Articles, speeches, and sermons by Rabbi Wilhelm Weinberg, approximately 1947-1975