Prinz, Joachim, 1902-1988

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Joachim Prinz was born in Burchartsdorf, Germany, in 1902, and ordained by the Breslau Jewish Theological Seminary in 1925. In 1926 he became rabbi of the Berlin Jewish community. His adherence to the Zionist movement brought him into conflict with the leaders of the Berlin Jewish community. Prinz continually attacked Nazism from his pulpit, even after Hitler came to power, and was arrested several times by the Gestapo. In 1937 he held his last meeting with his congregation before emigrating to the US. The meeting was spied on by Adolf Eichmann, who reported to the Gestapo that Prinz's plan to emigrate proved that an international Jewish conspiracy had New York as a headquarters. Prinz was subsequently arrested by the Gestapo and expelled from Germany. In 1939 he was appointed rabbi at Temple B'nai Abraham, Newark, New Jersey.

From the guide to the Prinz, Joachim (1902-1988): Papers, 1936-1937, (Wiener Library)

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referencedIn Fien (Family : 1923-1988 : N.J.). Fien family collection, 1923-1988. Jewish Historical Society of Metrowest
referencedIn Baron, Salo W. (Salo Wittmayer), 1895-1989. Salo Wittmayer Baron papers, ca. 1900-1980. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Prinz, Joachim, 1902-1988. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1969. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Baron, Salo W. Papers, 1900-1980 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom John F. Kennedy Library
creatorOf Prinz, Joachim (1902-1988): Papers, 1936-1937 Wiener Library
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Berlin Germany
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Third Reich
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Birth 1902-05-10

Death 1988-09-30

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