Language of Description: Hebrew
  1. P.19 Collection of Carl Lutz, Swiss Diplomat and Righteous Among the Nations, 1935-1970

    • ארכיון יד ושם / Yad Vashem Archives
    • 4019608
    • English, Hebrew
    • 1935-1970
    • Paper, 39 files Survey report Letter Research article Personal documents List of names Album Passport Newspaper clippings Photograph Official documentation

    P.19 Collection of Carl Lutz, Swiss Diplomat and Righteous Among the Nations, 1935-1970 Carl Lutz (1895-1975) was the Swiss Vice Consul in Jaffa, Eretz Israel, 1935-1941, and in Budapest, Hungary, 1942-1945. Following the German occupation of Hungary, 1944, he was extremely active in rescuing Jews with United States, British, Romanian, El Salvadorian and other citizenships, as well as on behalf of those with certificates to make aliya to Eretz Israel. - The collection was submitted to Yad Vashem in 1981, through the generosity of Agnes Hirschi, Lutz's adopted daughter; - The collection is c...

  2. The Zorach Warhaftig Collection: Documentation of rescue and aid extended to refugees who escaped from Poland and Lithuania to Japan, 1939-1990

    The Zorach Warhaftig Archive includes much documentation regarding the condition of the Jews of Poland and Lithuania at the outbreak of World War II, and especially documentation related to aid to refugees through the obtaining of visas to Japan, 1939-1941. The documentation includes letters, telegrams, reports and lists of those refugees and survivors who sought visas. The Record Group also includes documents, letters and other documentation regarding Warhaftig's activities in assisting the refugees and survivors after the Holocaust and his diverse activity in commemorating the Holocaust.

  3. O.71- Koniuchowsky Collection: Testimonies Regarding the Holocaust of Lithuanian Jewry, 1945-1981

    O.71- Koniuchowsky Collection: Testimonies Regarding the Holocaust of Lithuanian Jewry, 1945-1981 Leyb Koniuchowsky was born in Lithuania on 18 November 1910. An engineer by profession, he resided in Kaunas (Kovno). During the German occupation he lived in the Kaunas Ghetto and worked there until his escape. He found shelter in a bunker at a farmer's home where he remained until the liberation of Lithuania by the Red Army in 1944. From 1944-46, he wandered through the war battered towns of Lithuania, collecting testimonies from the few Jews that survived. The testimonies focus on the exterm...

  4. The Mecker Collection: Letters and newspaper clippings from the"Forverts"newspaper published in New York regarding the search for relatives, 1940-1951

    Included in the documentation in the Collection: Letters from readers from all over the world received by Mecker between 1940 and 1951; requests for help in locating relatives, emigration or financial aid from Jewish refugees and Holocaust survivors; articles written by Holocaust survivors who had emigrated to the United States during the 1940's, describing their integration in their new country; newspaper clippings containing testimonies regarding the destruction of Jewish communities in Europe that were published during and after the war, including advertisements for missing relatives and...

  5. Documentation of the People's Court in Bulgaria, 1944-1945

    The Seventh Panel of the People's Court dealt with accusations against those who had been responsible for the anti-Jewish policy during the war and its implementation. Among those tried were Commissariat for Jewish Questions (KEV) officials, guards, the staff in the forced labor camps and others. There are 12 files in the Record Group, each one of which contains documentation regarding one day's court sitting. The files were adjudicated between 16 March 1945 (Court Sitting Number 9) and 31 March 1945 (Court Sitting Number 20).

  6. R.3 - Documentation of the Nazi Party (National Socialist Party - NSDAP) in Eretz Israel, 1928-1939

    R.3 - Documentation of the Nazi Party (National Socialist Party - NSDAP) in Eretz Israel, 1928-1939 The first two chapters of the Nazi Party in Eretz Israel were established in Sharona and Jaffa in March 1933. Karl Ruf from Haifa set the chapters up, but during most of the time that the Nazi Party was active Cornelius Schwarz, from the Templar settlement, served as head of the party. In the summer of 1933 the party numbered 42 members, and in 1934, their numbers reached 239 (the largest chapter was in Jerusalem with 67 members). That same year, there were already active Nazi youth organizat...

  7. O.89 - Collection of Personal Files of Jewish Underground Fighters in France

    O.89 - Collection of Personal Files of Jewish Underground Fighters in France Documentation regarding Jewish underground heroes who died in France or were deported from France to extermination camps collected by the Association of French Resistance Veterans (ARJF). Copies of the original material have been transferred to the Museum. The original documentation is located in the Yad Vashem Archives; the photographs have been transferred to the Yad vashem Photo Archives. The original numbering of the files has been preserved despite the fact that many files are empty.

  8. Documentation of the Mouvement National Hebreu (MNH- Hebrew National Movement) in France , 1941-1942

    The documantation is comprised of linguistic, historical and geographical research representing the MNH platform and ideology. Also in the collection:Statement regarding the founding of the"Masada"movement in the Compiegne camp under the leadership of Yitzchak Kadmi-Cohen, 28 December 1941.

  9. O.12 - Perlman Collection: Testimonies of refugees from Poland who arrived in Eretz Israel, 1942-1943

    O.12- Perlman Collection: Testimonies of refugees from Poland who arrived in Eretz Israel, 1942-1943 The Perlman Collection consists of 64 testimonies gathered by Jewish Agency representatives during the years 1942-1943, mainly from Jews who arrived to Eretz Israel during World War II. Most of the testimonies were given by Jews who held Mandatory Palestine citizenship, were married to Mandatory Palestine citizens or were related to them. These Jews were included in exchange agreements of foreign citizens for German citizens, and they succeeded in reaching Eretz Israel. Another group of witn...

  10. The Benjamin Sagalowitz Archive, head of the press agency of the Union of Jewish Communities in Switzerland, 1929-1969

    In the Record Groupe: - Drafts and galley proofs of Benjamin Sagalowitz's book,"The Way to Majdanek"; - Documentation regarding the Jewish communities in Switzerland, 1929-1956;- Documentation regarding JUNA, 1935-1964; - Documentation regarding the attitude of the Swiss authorities towards the Jewish refugees, 1933-1963;- Documentation regarding attempts to rescue Jews, 1944-1945; - Documentation regarding the World Jewish Congress (WJC), 1959-1962;- Newspaper clippings regarding trials of Nazi criminals; - Personal details regarding Nazi criminals: Yad Vashem Archives P13/178 and P13/145.

  11. Archives of A. Silberschein, Geneva (Relico).

    In this fonds, we firstly note the correspondence of Silberschein with the Fédération des Juifs polonais en Belgique, concerning relief for Shoah survivors and financial support (file nr. 8; years 1946-1949). In nr. 110 we find several reports (i.a. a detailed activity report of the Comité de Défense des Juifs, 1942-1943) and correspondence concerning the situation of the Jews in Belgium, the deportations, difficulties in emigrating to the United States, the condition of intellectual refugees in Belgium, necessary relief, … for the period 1940-1944. File 89 (1945-1947) contains corresponden...

  12. P.41 - Collection of Oskar Schindler, Righteous Among the Nations, personal documentation, mostly from after 1945

    P.41 -Collection of Oskar Schindler, Righteous Among the Nations, personal documentation, mostly from after 1945 In the collection: personal documents, correspondence with the German authorities after the war; lists of Jews whom Schindler saved; newspaper clippings; certificates of appreciation and more. The collection also contains correspondence between Oskar Schindler and the Jews he saved; the correspondence reflects the efforts made by the survivors on his behalf after the war.

  13. O.70 - Josef Rosensaft Bergen-Belsen POW Camp Archive

    O.70 - Josef Rosensaft Bergen-Berlsen DP Camp Archives Bergen-Belsen was liberated by the British Army, 15 April 1945. There were approximately 58,000 survivors at the time of the liberation, of whom approximately 28,000 died from disease and starvation during the first weeks after the liberation. A Displaced Persons (DP) camp was established in Bergen-Belsen and the survivors immediately began to organize themselves. They set up the Central Jewish Committee (CJC) for the camp, headed by Josef Rosensaft. The CJC and its various departments took responsibility for the physical and spiritual ...

  14. R.2 - National Socialist Party documentation from the Gau Wien (Vienna District), 1938-1945

    R.2 - National Socialist Party documentation from the Gau Wien (Vienna District), 1938-1945 NSDAP Gau Wien was established in 1926. The last Gauleiter (District Director) before the annexation of Austria to Germany was Dr. Leopold Tavs, who was appointed to this position in 1937. On 22 May 1938, after the Anschluss, when all the institutions in Austria, including the Nazi institutions were reorganized, SS-Standartenführer Odilo Globocnik was given that position. He was removed from his job after suspicions of corruption on his part arose, and Josef Bürckel was appointed in his place on 31 J...

  15. The Marc Jarblum Archive: Zionist Leader and one of the Jewish underground leaders in France

    This collection contains a bibliographical sketch, letters written by Jarblum, and information regarding Jewish organizations in France, persecution of the Jews, material about the French underground, information concerning post war events, correspondence and lists of deportees.

  16. P.11 - Moshe Keller Collection: The Finaly Children Affair

    P.11 -The Moshe Keller Collection: The Finaly Children Affair The event known as the "Finaly Children Affair" took place in France in the early 1950s. Jewish relatives of two orphaned Jewish brothers who had been baptized as Catholics and were living in a monastery in Spain, demanded that they be given custody of the children. The Catholic Church used the baptism as justification for letting the children remain in the Catholic faith. After a struggle mounted by the relatives against the French authorities, the Church finally gave up its demands, and the children were turned over to their Je...

  17. The Simon Brückheimer Collection regarding the Jewish communities in Bavaria and the Kristallnacht riots throughout Germany, 1904-1967

    The Collection contains information regarding the various communities in Bavaria which were affected by the Kristallnacht riots.

  18. P.3 -Isaac Weissman Archive: Documentation of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) in Lisbon

    P.3 -Yitzchak Weisman Archive: Documentation of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) in Lisbon Isaac Weissman was the WJC representative in Lisbon; he was active in providing assistance to refugees and participating in rescue operations. This Record Group includes Weissman's correspondence from Portugal with the WJC office in New York, diplomatic representatives in Portugal and private individuals and other organizations, 1942-1967.

  19. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground The archive gets its name from Mordechai Tenenbaum-Tamaroff, who set up the archive in early 1943, and Zvi Mersik, one of Mordechai Tenenbaum's outstanding aides, who continued to maintain the archive after Mordechai Tenenbaum-Tamaroff's death. Most of the documentation, which was created between July 1941 and April 1943, is located in the Yad Vashem Archive. The original material is not concentrated in one place: some of it is housed in the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, and the rest of th...

  20. P.10 - Archive of Mark Dworzecki, physician, Vilna Ghetto underground member and researcher of Lithuanian Jewry during the Holocaust, 1945-1975

    P.10 - Archive of Mark Dworzecki, physician, Vilna Ghetto underground member and researcher of Lithuanian Jewry during the Holocaust, 1945-1975 Dr. Meier (Mark) Dworzecki was born in Vilna in 1908 and died in Tel Aviv in 1975. He completed his high school studies in Vilna, and was active in its public life. He wrote for the "Zeit" newspaper in Vilna, as well as for "Hazifira" and "Heint". He served as the chairman of the SSRP (Zionist Socialist Workers Party) from 1933, and worked as a physician in the Novogrod workers' suburb from 1935. In 1939, he was elected as the Jewish representative ...