1. World Jewish Congress

    This fonds is incredibly rich in information regarding the relation of the WJC with Belgium and the Belgian Jewish community, the refugee question before the war, the Shoah in Belgium, the immediate postwar reconstruction and relief effort, the restitution issue, Jews in the former Belgian Congo, … The files in “Series A. Central Files” (1919-1976) contain correspondence, minutes, records of conferences, and miscellaneous other materials. In its “Subseries 2. Executive Files” – holding files of several WJC leaders – we note the files “Belgium, Kubowitzki, Aryeh L.” (box A9, folder nr. 17; y...

  2. The Zorach Warhaftig Collection: Documentation of rescue and aid extended to refugees who escaped from Poland and Lithuania to Japan, 1939-1990

    The Zorach Warhaftig Archive includes much documentation regarding the condition of the Jews of Poland and Lithuania at the outbreak of World War II, and especially documentation related to aid to refugees through the obtaining of visas to Japan, 1939-1941. The documentation includes letters, telegrams, reports and lists of those refugees and survivors who sought visas. The Record Group also includes documents, letters and other documentation regarding Warhaftig's activities in assisting the refugees and survivors after the Holocaust and his diverse activity in commemorating the Holocaust.

  3. The Mecker Collection: Letters and newspaper clippings from the"Forverts"newspaper published in New York regarding the search for relatives, 1940-1951

    Included in the documentation in the Collection: Letters from readers from all over the world received by Mecker between 1940 and 1951; requests for help in locating relatives, emigration or financial aid from Jewish refugees and Holocaust survivors; articles written by Holocaust survivors who had emigrated to the United States during the 1940's, describing their integration in their new country; newspaper clippings containing testimonies regarding the destruction of Jewish communities in Europe that were published during and after the war, including advertisements for missing relatives and...

  4. O.12 - Perlman Collection: Testimonies of refugees from Poland who arrived in Eretz Israel, 1942-1943

    O.12- Perlman Collection: Testimonies of refugees from Poland who arrived in Eretz Israel, 1942-1943 The Perlman Collection consists of 64 testimonies gathered by Jewish Agency representatives during the years 1942-1943, mainly from Jews who arrived to Eretz Israel during World War II. Most of the testimonies were given by Jews who held Mandatory Palestine citizenship, were married to Mandatory Palestine citizens or were related to them. These Jews were included in exchange agreements of foreign citizens for German citizens, and they succeeded in reaching Eretz Israel. Another group of witn...

  5. The Benjamin Sagalowitz Archive, head of the press agency of the Union of Jewish Communities in Switzerland, 1929-1969

    In the Record Groupe: - Drafts and galley proofs of Benjamin Sagalowitz's book,"The Way to Majdanek"; - Documentation regarding the Jewish communities in Switzerland, 1929-1956;- Documentation regarding JUNA, 1935-1964; - Documentation regarding the attitude of the Swiss authorities towards the Jewish refugees, 1933-1963;- Documentation regarding attempts to rescue Jews, 1944-1945; - Documentation regarding the World Jewish Congress (WJC), 1959-1962;- Newspaper clippings regarding trials of Nazi criminals; - Personal details regarding Nazi criminals: Yad Vashem Archives P13/178 and P13/145.

  6. Archives of A. Silberschein, Geneva (Relico).

    In this fonds, we firstly note the correspondence of Silberschein with the Fédération des Juifs polonais en Belgique, concerning relief for Shoah survivors and financial support (file nr. 8; years 1946-1949). In nr. 110 we find several reports (i.a. a detailed activity report of the Comité de Défense des Juifs, 1942-1943) and correspondence concerning the situation of the Jews in Belgium, the deportations, difficulties in emigrating to the United States, the condition of intellectual refugees in Belgium, necessary relief, … for the period 1940-1944. File 89 (1945-1947) contains corresponden...

  7. P.3 -Isaac Weissman Archive: Documentation of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) in Lisbon

    P.3 -Yitzchak Weisman Archive: Documentation of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) in Lisbon Isaac Weissman was the WJC representative in Lisbon; he was active in providing assistance to refugees and participating in rescue operations. This Record Group includes Weissman's correspondence from Portugal with the WJC office in New York, diplomatic representatives in Portugal and private individuals and other organizations, 1942-1967.

  8. M.4 - Bulletins of the Vaad Hahatzalah (Rescue Council) of the Jewish Agency in Eretz Israel, 1937-1959

    M.4 - Bulletins of the Vaad Hahatzalah (Rescue Council) of the Jewish Agency in Eretz Israel, 1937-1959 There are 220 files in the record group, which includes various publications, such as bulletins, reports, letters and surveys, containing information regarding the condition of the Jews in occupied Europe during World War II. The information was gathered, collated and distributed by Jewish organizations in Eretz Israel, Turkey (Istanbul) and Switzerland during the war and the early postwar years. Some of the communications were intended for distribution solely among the members of the org...

  9. Political Department/Department of International Affairs

    Contains files of the Political Department of the WJC in New York City.

  10. Relief and Rescue Departments

    Contains files of WJC departments engaged in relief and rescue work. The series includes files from the Relief Department, Department of European Jewish Affairs, Rescue Department, and Relief and Rehabilitation Department. Files of the Secretary-General of the WJC are included among the files of the Rescue Department director, since Aryeh L. Kubowitzki fulfilled both positions. In the WJC collection, rescue materials were often found interfiled with general Relief Department files. Since the Rescue and Relief Departments were closely related in function and were merged in 1945, the material...

  11. World Jewish Congress Submissions to the United Nations and Other Agencies

    Consists of memoranda, applications and reports prepared by the WJC and submitted to the UN and other agencies. These submissions pertain to issues such as human rights, statelessness, refugees, etc. Box B139. Folder 12. Index of United Nations chronological file, 1945-1949, undated Box B139. Folder 13. Memorandum Submitted to the United Nations Conference of International Organization at San Francisco, 1945 Box B139. Folder 14. Report of Executive of the United Nation Preparatory Committee, 1945 November Box B139. Folder 15. Stein, Kalman, Jewish Displaced Persons, answer from Sorieri, A.A...

  12. United Nations Files

    Contains material pertaining to the WJC's work and cooperation with the United Nations. Topics in this subseries include genocide, human rights, missing persons, non-governmental organizations, and Post-War Planning. Noteworthy in this subseries are files on numerous UN conferences, such as the United Nations Conference on International Organizations in 1945. The subseries concludes with a large amount of material on the United Nations General Assembly and its various sessions, commissions and committees for the years 1945—1972, together with records pertaining to the United Nations Economi...

  13. Office Files

    A major component of this subseries is correspondence with the WJC's British section and its Political Department director, Alexander L. Easterman. This subseries also contains a large section of files on the American Jewish Congress, the bulk of which covers the years 1950-1960. Box B47. Folder 1. Correspondence, 1947 Box B47. Folder 2. Correspondence, 1952, 1957-1958 Box B47. Folder 3. Correspondence, 1960-1967 Box B47. Folder 4. Correspondence, 1970-1975 Box B47. Folder 5. Advisory Council, Bronfman, Samuel, Germany, 1966 Box B47. Folder 6. Executive Committee, American branch, minutes, ...

  14. Organizational History and Activities

    Includes correspondence, minutes, publications, and reports related to the organizational and political activities of the WJC and its forerunner, the Committee of Jewish Delegations. Reports on the history and activities of the WJC from before its inception through the 1960s are also included in this subseries. Significant subjects covered include anti-Semitism, relief for refugees, and relations with the League of Nations. Box A1. Folder 1. Government interventions in: Austria, Czechoslovakia, Danzig, Poland, and Romania, 1936-1939 Box A1. Folder 2. League of Nations, Commission on Interna...

  15. Alphabetical Files, A-Z

    Box H1. Folder 1. Aden, 1947-1948 Box H1. Folder 2. Aden, 1958-1968 Box H1. Folder 3. Aden, Aden Chronicle, Messa, Bentob, 1960-1967 Box H1. Folder 4. Aden, disturbances, 1947-1948 Box H1. Folder 5. Aden, Jewish Emergency Committee, 1947-1949 Box H1. Folder 6. Aden, Kubowitzki, Aryeh L., mission, 1949 Box H1. Folder 7. Aden, Messa, Bentob, 1965, 1967 Box H1. Folder 8. Aden, Organization Department, 1947-1950 Box H1. Folder 9. Aden, Organization Department, 1951-1952 Box H1. Folder 10. Aden, Organization Department, 1953-1959 Box H1. Folder 11. Aden, Political Department, 1956, 1958-1962 Box...

  16. Publications

    Consists of publications (Jewish and non-Jewish, WJC and non- WJC), from various countries and organizations. There are also one or two subject files. Additional publications are scattered throughout the other subseries, but these publications were maintained as a separate subseries to preserve their provenance, as they were kept in that manner by WJC staff. Box H372. Folder 28. Great Britain, 1942, 1953 Box H372. Folder 29. Israel, Gesher, 1962 Box H372. Folder 30. Israel, World Conference on Jewish Education; An Interim Report, 1962 Box H373. Folder 1. Japan, The Seventh World Conference ...

  17. Research Materials, Reports, and Publications

    Box C79. Folder 4. The Jewish Catastrophe, Its Background and Aftermath, typed outline for publication, undated Box C79. Folder 5. Part I. Preliminaries, Yiddish draft, undated Box C79. Folder 6. Part I. Preliminaries, 2nd draft, 1944 Box C79. Folder 7. Part I. Preliminaries, 3rd draft, 1944 Box C79. Folder 8. Part I. Preliminaries, 4th draft (incomplete), 1945 Box C79. Folder 9. Part I. Preliminaries, reactions and reviews, 1945 Box C79. Folder 10. Part I. Preliminaries, Questionnaire for Chaplains in the Army (English, Yiddish), 1945 Box C79. Folder 11. Part I. Preliminaries, questionnair...

  18. War Crimes and Retribution

    Contains mostly country-by-country files pertaining to individual war crime and retribution cases. This subseries contains background materials and related information as well, including files on searches for Holocaust witnesses and witness testimony, together with war crimes trial correspondence. Of particular interest are the files on war crimes and atrocities in individual communities in Poland, as well as the section on the Nuremberg trial proceedings and cases. Box C149. Folder 17. Legal definitions and cases cited, "A" - "B.", undated Box C149. Folder 18. Legal definitions and cases c...

  19. Indemnification

    Consists of files pertaining to restitution legislation and claims, including property claims, organized by country. The subseries concludes with nearly 25 boxes of correspondence and other materials pertaining to the Jewish Restitution Successor Organization, the United Restitution Organization, and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. Box C228. Folder 10. Committee on Reparation, proceedings, 1941-1943 Box C228. Folder 11. Indemnification, Schreir, Fritz, 1942-1943, 1946 Box C228. Folder 12. Reports, decrees, news clippings on restitution, 1942-1944 Box C228. Folder 1...

  20. Rescue Department

    Included are files of Aryeh L. Kubowitzki and Rudolf Glanz, together with inquiries and locations concerning missing Jews and records of rescue work in post-war Europe. Box D104. Folder 1. List of incoming mail and cables, 1944 July 21-November 9 Box D104. Folder 2. Kubowitzki, Aryeh L., 1944-1946 Box D104. Folder 3. Rescue Committee minutes, 1944-1945 Box D104. Folder 4. Sephardic communities correspondence, 1942-1943 Box D104. Folder 5. Women's Institute of Jewish Studies, 1943 December-1944 February Box D104. Folder 6. Peace Aims Planning Committee, 1941-1944 Box D104. Folder 7. Post-war...