Private papers of Fritz Ullmann (A320)

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2017.13.1
  • RG-68.198M
1 Jan 1897 - 31 Dec 1975
Level of Description
  • German
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

65,954 digital images, JPEG

34 microfilm reels, 16 mm

9 microfilm reels, 35 mm


Biographical History

Fritz (Yitzhak) Ullmann was born in Carlsbad, Bohemia, in 1902 and passed away in Jerusalem in 1972. From the Zionist Congress in 1921 until the Zionist Congress in 1960-1961 he was active in the organization of the Zionist congresses. From 1927 he was active in various other aspects of the Zionist Movement. At the end of 1927 he became active in the Czechoslovakian Zionist Organization. He moved to Prague and dealt with the emigration of Jews from Czechoslovakia. In 1939 he left Prague for Switzerland. With the outbreak of the Second World War he remained in Geneva and was active in the World Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency until he immigrated to Palestine in 1946. Until 1940, he was active mainly in the promoting of immigration from Bohemia-Moravia and Slovakia to Palestine, and with issues of illegal immigration. Thereafter he dealt mainly with matters of aid to Jews under Nazi rule, the sending of food parcels to Jews in occupied Europe, including Bohemia and Moravia, the locating of family members, the providing of aid to refugees who had arrived in Switzerland, the running of Keren Hayesod in Switzerland, and with Zionist-cultural affairs there. With his immigration to Palestine, he settled in Jerusalem, where he worked in the fields of public and economic affairs for the Zionist Organization Executive in Palestine. (Source: Central Zionist Archives)

Archival History

World Zionist Organization. Central Zionist Archives


Source of acquisition is the Central Zionist Archives; Records A320. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s International Archives Project in February 2017.

Scope and Content

Personal papers of Fritz Ullmann (1902-1972). The collection consists of memorandums and correspondence relating to Jewish immigration, wartime rescue activities, the sending of relief packages into concentration camps and ghettos, and the Zionist movement.

System of Arrangement

Arranged thematically.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: World Zionist Organization. Central Zionist Archives


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.