Board of Deputies of British Jews records

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2003.100
  • RG-59.023M
1 Jan 1925 - 31 Dec 1964
Level of Description
  • English
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

95 microfilm reels, 35 mm


Archival History

London Metropolitan Archives


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.

The records were retained in the custody of the Board of Deputies of British Jews at its office in Woburn House until 1992 when they were transferred to the Greater London Record Office, now know as the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA). The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's International Archives Project acquired the microfilm from the London Metropolitan Archives, Great Britain, in 2003. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the microfilm in Feb. , Aug., Nov. 2003, and July 2004.

Scope and Content

Contains documents relating to the response of the British Jewish community during World War II, including aid for refugees, immigration and Palestine issues, reports of persecution and conditions for Jews in Europe, as well as correspondence with Jewish communities and organizations in Europe and throughout the world, and President's and Secretaries' papers. Correspondents include: Neville Laski, Adolph Brotman, Selig Brodetsky, and Barnett Janer. Also contains Aliens Committee minutes and papers, Foreign Affairs Committee minutes, and Press Committee publicity material. Also contains records relating to restitution organizations, international communal cooperation, and the World Jewish Congress.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: London Metropolitan Archives


Corporate Bodies



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