Agreement between the German-Israelite Congregation and the City Treasury, Hamburg, January 10, 1914

Source Description

Providing pastoral care for Jewish prisoners in the Fuhlsbüttel prison was common practice since the late 19th century, but the legal basis for it was only created with this agreement of January 1914. The two-page agreement between the German-Israelite congregation and Hamburg’s treasury office, which is part of the collections of the Hamburg State Archives, deals with the payment of Jewish chaplains at the Fuhlsbüttel prison. The agreement was made “subject to authorization of the required funds.” As a source, it highlights the specific needs of Jewish prisoners in Imperial Germany, among the most urgent of which were the question of obtaining kosher food and religious counseling by a chaplain.
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Agreement between the German-Israelite Congregation and the City Treasury, Hamburg, January 10, 1914 (translated by Insa Kummer), edited in: Key Documents of German-Jewish History, <https://dx.doi.org/10.23691/jgo:source-186.en.v1> [April 26, 2019].