Wien [Vienna]: Verlag der Israelitischen Kultusgemeinde in Wien, 1900. Item #42561

1st edition thus, 8vo, original printed paper wrappers, [51] pages. In German. Title translates as, “Statutes of the Jewish Community in Vienna. 1900”
The Jewish Community of Vienna (Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien or IKG) “is the body that represents Vienna's Orthodox Jewish community. Today, the IKG has around 10,000 members. Throughout history, it has represented almost all of Austria's Jews, whose numbers are sufficient to form communities in only a few other cities in Austria….
The history of Vienna's Jewish population dates back to the time of the Roman Empire, but for a long time, Vienna's Jews were prevented from forming an organisation to represent themselves, as a result of legal and social discrimination. This situation first began to change with Emperor Joseph II's 1782 Edict of Tolerance.
The emancipation of Vienna's Jewish population began in 1848. In a speech held on 3 April 1849, the young emperor, Franz Joseph I, used the words ‘Israelite Community of Vienna’ for the first time; three years later, a provisory constitution for the community was enacted, and 1852 is therefore considered the year in which Vienna's Kultusgemeinde was founded. The community's offices were established in the Stadttempel in the Seitenstettengasse.Vienna's Jewish community had around 185,000 members at the time of Austria's ‘Anschluss’ with the ‘Third Reich’ in 1938. In that same year, the Nazis closed the IKG down. It was re-opened in May 1938 as the ‘Vienna Jewish Community, with the task of acting as a buffer organisation between the Nazis and Vienna's Jewish population. This body was also forced to organise the emigration, and later the deportation, of Vienna's Jews for the Central Office for Jewish Emigration. The title Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien has been in use again since 1945” (Wikipedia).
SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Austria -- Vienna. Juifs -- Autriche -- Vienne. OCLC lists not a single holding for the 1900 statues, though it does list an indeterminate holding for various years by NLI. Heavy edgewear to top and gutter margin of front cover; cello tape repair across text and ink notation on cover as well. No text loss. Otherwise Good Condition. Rare. (GER-56-6).

Price: $375.00