German SIG #Germany Re: Bavarian anti-Semitism - Summary of responses. #germany
Diana da Costa
In a posting on 25th December 2018, I posed the following question to the
Over the years I heard it said that
a) Bavaria, even prior to the Nazification of Germany, had been for a long
time one of the most systemically anti-Semitic parts of what was, under
Bismarck, to become Germany.
b) As a consequence, partly through Streicher's activities in Nuremberg, the
Nuremberg rallies, the murder/assassination of Dr. Rudolf Benario in April
1933 - Jews >from Bavaria, were perhaps better forewarned, left earlier than
Jews in other parts of Germany and proportionately less perished.
Is this true or myth? I should be most grateful to hear GerSIG views.
First of all, many thanks to all those who responded who have received
individual acknowledgements. All the responses were interesting and I also
heard >from a number of people who recognised some of the surnames in my
family tree. Although I received a few individual qualitative accounts of
Bavarian emigration experiences during the 1930s, no one was able to supply
any statistical evidence relating to the numbers departing and the numbers
who perished, proportionate to the Jewish population of the various parts of
Germany. I followed this up with a visit to the Weiner Library in London
where I made no further progress.
So the overall conclusion is that this statistical information probably does
not exist and my original question remains unanswered. Should I ever find
the answer to this conundrum, I shall let you all know.
With renewed thanks and all good wishes,
Diana (Mohr) Gomes da Costa, Kent UK - formerly >from London -
Researcher number: 166938 email: dianadacosta@...
Researches include ARNSTEIN, BACH, BASS, BERLIN, COHN, DITTMANN, FLACHFELD,
GUETERMANN, HAHN, HELLMANN, HIRSCHMANN, KOHN, KRAILSHEIMER, KUGLER, LOEWI,
MANES, MARX, MENDEL, MORGENTHAU, MOHR, ROSENFELD, ROSENWALD, UHLMANN,
WEIKERSHEIMER and ZIRNDORFER - all originally >from Bavaria, mainly Furth,
Nurnberg and Bamberg as listed in the JGFF database.