Nazi infiltration of the International Committee of the Red Cross

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 1996.A.0430
  • RG-58.020
1 Jan 1943 - 31 Dec 1996
Level of Description
  • English
  • French
  • German
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Biographical History

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a private humanitarian organization based in Geneva, Switzerland and a three-time Nobel Prize Laureate. State parties (signatories) to the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977 (Protocol I, Protocol II) and 2005 have given the ICRC a mandate to protect victims of international and internal armed conflicts. Such victims include war wounded, prisoners, refugees, civilians, and other non-combatants. The ICRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement along with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and 190 National Societies. It is the oldest and most honored organization within the Movement and one of the most widely recognized organizations in the world, having won three Nobel Peace Prizes in 1917, 1944, and 1963.

Archival History

International Committee of the Red Cross


Source of acquisition is the International Committee of the Red Cross (Comite International de la Croix-Rouge), Geneva. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archives Project in 1996.

Scope and Content

Records relating to Office of Strategic Services (OSS) research into allegations concerning Nazi infiltration of the ICRC: lists of people suspected of espionage, reports about Giuseppe Berretta, reports on activities of ICRC representatives in North Africa, Naples, and Marseille, documentation of the activities of Jean-Robert (Jean-Roger) Pagan in North Africa.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions on access. This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. No other access restrictions apply to this material.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: International Committee of the Red Cross


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