Re: Reference Book on Jews from Posen #poland
David & Diana Laufer <dlaufer@...>
In response to Geoff Kaiser's request for information on the book by
Heppner and Herzberg the following extract >from
may be of interest.
An excellent resource for information on Jewish communities in specific
towns was written in German at the turn of the 20th century: Aus
Vergangenheit und Geganwart der Juden und der jüd. Gemeinden in
den Posener Landen, nach gedruckten und ungedruckten Quellen. The
book has two parts: a history of
Jews in Posen (about 300 pages) and a history of specific Jewish
Communities in Posen (about 700 pages). A total of 130 communities
are profiled (>from Adelnau to Zydowo). Most of the profiles run
no more than 5 pages, although there are several that are much longer
than that (such as the one for Posen city).
A typical profile goes something like this: when Jews first came to
the town (or received permission to settle there), the terms that
the Jewish community had to abide to for the privilege of establishing
a community, some demographic information (number of households and total
population in given years), names of the communities' Rabbis and officers
of the congregation (or the founders of the congregation), and names of
prominent Jews in the community.
Heppner, Aaron, 1865- and Herzberg, Isaak
Aus Vergangenheit und Geganwart der Juden und der jüd. Gemeinden in
den Posener Landen, nach gedruckten und ungedruckten Quellen.
Koschmin, 1909 [i.e. 1904-29]
CALL NUMBER: DS135 .P62 P64
Also available on 17 microfiches, catalogue no. J-23-112/1, from:
InterDocumentation Company bv
P. O. Box 11205, 2301 EE Leiden
Is CALL NUMBER the same as the ISBN ?
Sydney NSW Australia
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