Relief Committee for the War Stricken Jewish Population
Founded in 1939-09
The Relief Committee for the War Stricken Jewish Population was established in Geneva on 1939-09 by Dr. Abraham Silberschein under the aegis of the World Jewish Congress. He assisted Jewish refugees from Germany and later from Poland and Lithuania and other areas of Europe. This organization was instrumental in getting refugees to Kobe, Japan, and Shanghai, China. It was also one of the first to apprise the world of the Chelmno and Treblinka death camps. The Relief Committee for the War Stricken Jewish Population’s attempt to obtain 10,000 South American passports for prominent Poles fell through due to U.S. State Department opposition.
Founded in Switzerland, Geneva.
Dictionary of the Holocaust : Biography, geography, and terminology / E.J. Epstein, P. Rosen. – Westport, 1997. – p. 252