Jewish Refugees Committee, Leeds: correspondence and papers (microfilm)

WL 599
Language of Description
1 Jan 1938 - 31 Dec 1939
Level of Description
  • English
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

640 frames


Biographical History

The Jewish Refugees Committee, later the German Jewish Aid Committee, was founded in the early months of 1933 by Otto Schiff under the aegis of the Central British Fund for the Relief of German Jewry. Its tasks were to arrange for the admission of refugees to Britain, their maintenance, training, employment or re-migration. A number of provincial committees were formed to deal with issues regarding Jewish refugees in these areas. The Leeds office trainee department was supervised by David Makovski.


Jewish Central Information Office

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers of the Leeds office of the Jewish Refugee Committee, 1938-1939, comprising letters from local businesses regarding the recruitment of trainees/ refugees and letters from family members and guardians.

System of Arrangement

Filmed in no apparent order.

Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements


Finding Aids

  • Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Existence and Location of Originals

  • Wiener Collection, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Related Units of Description

  • MF Doc 27 Archives of the Central British Fund for the Relief of German Jewry (74 reels).

Process Info

  • Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Corporate Bodies



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