Hamburg Archives

Portugiesensynagoge - 1882 geschlossen und an die Altonaer Hochdeutsche Israelitengemeinde verkauft, die sie als Wintersynagoge benutzte - 1940 abgerissen

Altona/Hamburg was an important community. In 1959 the archives of the Hamburg Portuguese community were divided between the city of Hamburg ( and the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP) in Jerusalem. Each city has part of the original archive and the other part on microfilm. A list of the CAHJP holdings on Hamburg is available in German, starting on page 107, here:

The Jacob Jacobson Collection of the Leo Baeck Institute holds the 1774-1797 Minute book of the Chevra Kadisha Hesed Vehemet of Congregation Neve Salom of Altona, handwritten, Portuguese.