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Reichsbund Jüdischer Frontsoldaten
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Reichsbund Jüdischer Frontsoldaten

Reich Federation of Jewish Front Soldiers. Founded in early 1919 by Captain Leo Löwenstein, this veterans’ organization worked primarily to counter the disparagement of Jewish World War patriotism. The organization’s local chapters quickly gained a following, especially among Jewish liberals. During the Kapp Putsch of 1920 and the Berlin Scheunenviertel ( Jewish Quarter) Riot of 1923, members defended the Jewish residents against Antisemitic attacks. In 1925 the Reichsbund jüdischer Frontsoldaten counted as the …

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Sieg, Ulrich, “Reichsbund Jüdischer Frontsoldaten”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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