Selected records from the International Committee of the Red Cross. Division Assistance Spéciale

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 1999.A.0167
  • RG-58.002M
1 Jan 1940 - 31 Dec 1963
Level of Description
  • French
  • German
  • English
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

90 microfilm reels (digitized), 16 mm

digital images,

Archival History

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.

Scope and Content

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.

System of Arrangement

Organization is thematic

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

Corporate Bodies



This description is derived directly from structured data provided to EHRI by a partner institution. This collection holding institution considers this description as an accurate reflection of the archival holdings to which it refers at the moment of data transfer.