Centre for German-Jewish Studies
University of Sussex
Brighton & Hove
Since its establishment in 1994, the Centre has developed into a major institution for the study of the history, culture and thought of Jews in Central Europe and for the training of a new generation of teachers and researchers in this field. Given the location of the Centre, a key objective is to research the history of Jewish refugees and their families to the United Kingdom during and after the Second World War. The Centre also focuses on projects related to the history of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and its effects on post-war history until today. The Centre's archival collection, located in the University of Sussex Library, is being developed in accordance with these main themes. There is a particular interest in materials documenting the histories of German-Jewish families since the Enlightenment, including diaries, letters, oral testimony, survival narratives and other biographical sources recording the history of refugees.
All visits to the Centre for German-Jewish Studies archive are by appointment only. Researchers using the Collections are advised to write or telephone in advance stating the purpose of their visit. Researchers are also required to complete an Application for Access form, sign an undertaking to comply with the regulations that govern the protection of archival materials, and to adhere to copyright regulations.
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