Arbetsutskottet för hjälp åt Polens judar

  • The Working Committee for Aid to the Jews of Poland
Arbetsutskottet för hjälp åt Polens judar
Language of Description
1941 - 1942
Level of Description
  • German
  • Polish
  • Swedish
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

0,15 linear meters. One box with textual material.

Biographical History

Arbetsutskottet för hjälp åt Polens judar (Working Committee for Aid to the Jews of Poland or Hilfskomitee für Juden im Generalgouvernement) was established in October 1941 and operated until July 1942.

The committee was later succeeded in 1942 by Arbetsutskottet för hjälp åt Europas judar_ (Working Committee for the Jews of Europe). Its activities included sending food parcels, clothing and medicine to Jews in Poland and providing cash grants to Jewish children in France. It also carried out searches for Jewish deportees on behalf of relatives and others.

Archival History

The archive is a sub-archive of the Jewish Community of Stockholm's archive, which was deposited with the National Archives in 1983, with several additional deliveries later.

Scope and Content

The archive consists of a single volume (E 1:1): Correspondence 1941-1942 and includes Chief Rabbi Marcus Ehrenpreis's correspondence and other documents regarding Jews in Poland.

Finding Aids

Related Units of Description

  • Correspondence related to the committee's activities can also be found in the Flyktingsektionens arkiv (SE/RA/730128/03/05): series E 2.

    In 1942, the committee was succeeded in by Arbetsutskottet för hjälp åt Europas judar (Working Committee for Aid for the Jews of Europe), SE/RA/730128/03/14.


  • The index and archival description in the National Archives' database, NAD:

    Carlsson, Carl Henrik. Källor till judarnas historia i Sverige: arkivguide. Skrifter utgivna av Riksarkivet 44. Täby: Riksarkivet, 2022.

    Hansson, Svante. Flykt och överlevnad - flyktingverksamhet i Mosaiska Församlingen i Stockholm 1933 - 1950. Stockholm: Hillelförlaget, 2004.

    Rudberg, Pontus. ‘An Undeniable Duty: Swedish Jewish Humanitarian Aid to Jews in Nazi- Occupied Europe during World War II’. In More than Parcels: Wartime Aid for Jews in Nazi- Era Camps and Ghettos, edited by Jan Lambertz and Láníček, Jan (eds.) Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2022, pp. 119–46.

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0