Selected records from the International Committee of the Red Cross. Division Assistance Spéciale
90 microfilm reels (digitized), 16 mm
International Committee of the Red Cross
Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
From the Archives du Comite International de la Croix-Rouge series B SEC DAS. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the microfilm via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Programs Division on August 5, 1999. In Feb. 2000 the ICRC sent a DIAZO copy of the collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archive with an extra reel (reel 91) containing a comprehensive, French-language index of the entire collection.
Series B SEC DAS pertains to the institutional and administrative history of the International Committee of the Red Cross. It concerns relief provided to civilians of all nationalities imprisoned or deported by the Nazi regime during the Second World War. Viewed from this angle, the archives of the DAS can inform the public of the significance of the humanitarian actions implemented under difficult political circumstances and aimed at people completely deprived of judicial and ethical protection. Series B SEC DAS includes general files, accounting and administrative records, receipt acknowledgements from civilians who received packages from the CIRC as well as files relating to the sending of individual and collective relief to civilians of all nationalities detained in Germany and the occupied territories. Includes records related to the Service Watson program, which used machines provided by the International Business Machines (IBM) corporation to quantify and track receipt cards for food packages received by prisoners.
Organization is thematic
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.
Copyright Holder: International Committee of the Red Cross