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Bernheim Petition
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Petition presented to the League of Nations in May 1933 in the name of Franz Bernheim as an official complaint against the deprivation of rights of the German Jews at the hands of the Nazi Regime. The complaint, prepared by a committee of Jewish delegations, was based on the Geneva Accord concluded in 1922 between Germany and Poland over Upper Silesia, which the League of Nations had overseen. The claimants saw the antisemitic German policies as violations of the stipulations contained therein. …

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Philipp Graf, Leipzig, “Bernheim Petition”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 26 September 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0085>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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