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Soncino Society Publications

Digitization of All Publications of the Soncino Society of Friends of the Jewish Book

Admission ticket to the Soncino Society evening, Berlin 24 May 1925; Jewish Museum Berlin

Founded in Berlin in 1924, the Soncino Society of Friends of the Jewish Book was the first and only society of Jewish book lovers in Germany. Until it was dissolved in 1937, it published around eighty books from all fields of Jewish history and culture as well as approximately twenty magazines and society newsletters.

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Library
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin Postal address: Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

Our library is the only institution in the world that owns a complete set of Soncino Society publications. In addition, our archives contain a large collection of documents that, like the publications, were acquired from the estate of Herrmann Meyer, the society’s founder.

In the course of the project we digitized these collections and cataloged the related archival documents. In addition, we will expand the library database to make the digital copies available online (show publications in our OPAC).

Digitized Publications at Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB)

With the exception of a few non-licensed titles, the Soncino Society Collection is now accessible via the DDB (in German).
The Jewish Museum Berlin at deutsche-digitale-bibliothek.de

We received support for the project from the Service Center for Digitization Berlin (digiS) as part of its funding program to digitize cultural heritage objects from Berlin.

Final Report

Our final report (in German) is available to download on the website of digis, our project partner.
digis Project Archive 2016

If you have any questions about the project, please contact

Ulrike Sonnemann
Head Librarian
T +49 (0)30 259 93 564
u.sonnemann@jmberlin.de

or

Bernhard Jensen
Librarian
T +49 (0)30 259 93 563
F +49 (0)30 259 93 409
b.jensen@jmberlin.de

Address

Jewish Museum Berlin
Lindenstraße 9–14
10969 Berlin