Maurice Laserson collection
1,565 digital images, TIFF
3 microfilm reels, 35 mm
1 DVD-ROM, 4 3/4 in.
University of Sydney. Archive of Australian Judaica - Fisher Library
Source of acquisition is the University of Sydney. Archive of Australian Judaica. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the microfiche in July 2012 via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archives Project.
This collection includes personal papers of Maurice Laserson, a social worker involved with the resettlement of Jewish refugees. The papers reflect his work with the Obshchestvo remeslennogo i zemledelʹcheskogo truda sredi evreev (Soviet Union) (ORT) and his connections with the Australian Jewish colleagues. Includes reports, newspaper clippings, writings and publications by J.M. Machover, Walter Lippmann, Rabbi Schenk and his articles from 1937-57, as well as correspondence on the plight of German Jewish refugees, including James McDonald's correspondence about the Jews in Europe,1933-1934.
Arrangement is thematic. Arranged in two series: : Series 1. Correspondence 1933-34 on plight of German Jewish refugees: O.R.T. PR material in Australia; Exhibition of Paintings by Jewish Artists in Sydney 1951; and Series 2. Writings and publications: Articles of J.M. Machover, Walter Lippmann, Rabbi Schenk, and his own articles 1937-57.
Copyright Holder: University of Sydney. Archive of Australian Judaica - Fisher Library