Three years after the end of Second World War, on September 13, 1948,
Heinrich Alexander, a Berlin Jew who survived
the war in emigration wrote this letter to the head of
congregation. In his brief letter he explained that he did not
want to remain in Berlin and asked Harry Goldstein, the head of the Hamburg
congregation to support his relocation to Hamburg. A couple of
weeks later Goldstein
replied. In his letter Goldstein explained that because of the housing shortage and the
difficulties to receive a residence permit for Hamburg he would not be
able to help, and he asks Alexander to
reconsider his plan. Both short letters are held in the Hamburg State
Archive’s collection (regarding the Jewish community after 1945).
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Letter by the Hamburg Jewish Congregation in Reply to Heinrich Alexander, September 13, 1948 (translated by Insa Kummer), edited in: Key Documents of German-Jewish History,
<https://dx.doi.org/10.23691/jgo:source-178.en.v1> [December 12, 2018].