Providing pastoral care for Jewish prisoners in the Fuhlsbüttel
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
treasury office, which
is part of the collections of the Hamburg
, deals with the payment of Jewish
chaplains at the Fuhlsbüttel
. The agreement was made “subject to authorization of the
required funds.” As a source, it highlights the specific needs of Jewish
prisoners in Imperial
, among the most urgent of which were the question of
religious counseling by a chaplain.
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> [January 29, 2020].