Social Welfare

The German social state was to a large extent formed by the field of independent welfare work. Philanthropical and Christian initiatives and organisations spearheaded the social work in the 19th century.

During the Weimar Republic the influence of the non-statutory, and in particular religious, welfare agencies was so great that the lawmakers had to consider them when drafting new state welfare laws. In the dual system of welfare, which in this form is unique in Europe, the independent welfare work carries main responsibilities.

The journals edited in this series from the Protestant Inner Mission, the Catholic Charity Society, the Jewish and the non-confessional independent welfare work reflect this key position. The first five titles come from the holdings of the Library of the Social Service Agencies of the Protestant Church in Germany in Berlin, the holdings of additonal libraries will be taken into account in the future. The series contains central and up to now too little regarded sources of German social history from before the 1848 Revolution up to the Second World War.

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