Union of Jewish Fighters for Lithuanian Independence (Fond 593)

Identifier
irn89488
Language of Description
English
Alt. Identifiers
  • irn89488
  • 2014.324
Dates
1 Jan 1933 - 31 Dec 1939
Level of Description
Item
Languages
  • Lithuanian
  • Yiddish
  • Hebrew
Source
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

8,990 digital images,

Creator(s)

Biographical History

The Union members were Jewish people, former soldiers who served in the Lithuanian army in 1918-1923, and participated in the battles for Lithuanian independence. The Union organized for its members clubs, courses, companies, sports and artistic circles, lectures, published and distributed publications, provideed its members with legal and medical assistance, and defended their rights, organized excursions, maintained contacts with other organizations.

Acquisition

Source of acquisition is the Lietuvos centrinis valstybės archyvas (Lithuanian Central State Archives), Fond. 593. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in 2014.

System of Arrangement

Arranged in two series: 1. Šiauliai city sections; 2. Kaunas city sections. Organized chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions on access

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Lietuvos centrinis valstybės archyvas

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