Country: Israel
  1. Records of the Geneva office of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1945-1954.

    This incredibly rich archival fonds contains several hundreds of files relevant to the immediate post-war relief efforts of the JDC, and its support of Jewish organisations engaged in the reconstruction of the Belgian Jewish communities during the late 1940s - early 1950s. The fonds is divided into four main sections (‘subcollections’): Administration, Organisations, Subject Matter and Countries & Regions. Subcollection 1: Administration contains the following files, whose descriptions explicitly mention Belgium, Brussels, … and other relevant keywords: “Financial Statistical Reports” (...

  2. Zydowska Samopomoc Spoleczna (ZSS-Jewish Self Aid) activities in the Generalgouvernement, 1939-1943

    In the documentation: The ZSS documentation includes correspondence between the administration of the organization in Krakow and the branches throughout the Generalgouvernement, and correspondence with the German governmental authorities, the Judenrats, and various Jewish relief organizations, such as CENTOS, ORT, TOZ and welfare organizations outside of Poland, mainly the JDC. In the correspondence there are requests for social welfare in various areas, itemization of aid and welfare activities including assistance to those in need and Jewish refugees, the establishment and maintenance of ...

  3. O.84 - Documentation gathered in preparation of the "Hungarian ("Pinkas HaKehilot") Communities Registry" published by Yad Vashem

    O.84 - Documentation gathered in preparation of the "Pinkas HaKehillot, Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, Hungary" published by Yad Vashem The ""Pinkas HaKehillot, Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, Hungary" Project and a history of the Record Group: "Pinkas HaKehillot, Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, Hungary", which was published in 1975 was the third volume in the Yad Vashem "Communities Registry" series. The editorial board members (Theodore Lavi, Nathaniel Katzburg, Shmuel Shichor, Neta Perach and Avraham Shein) wrote in the introduction to the book: "This volume […] went through...

  4. Documentation from the State Archive of the Russian Federation (GARF), 1939-1960

    In the collection there is documentation from the following organizations: - The Council for Religious Affairs of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union, 1943-1953, and the Council for Religious Affairs of the Government of the Soviet Union, 1943-1954The documentation includes protocols, official correspondence and reports concerning religious life and the Soviet Jewish communities during the war and afterwards, the fate of the Jews during the Holocaust, statistical data regarding the Jewish population and the Jewish communities and the antisemitic policy in the Soviet Union; -TASS (t...

  5. P.55 - Personal Papers of Dr. Heinz E.Samson

    P.55 - Personal Archive of Dr. Heinz E. Samson In the collection there are files from the private archive of Dr. Heinz E. Samson. Description of the collection: The documentation deals with a part of the estate of the Samson family, originally from the city of Norden in Northern Germany. There is pre-war documentation on tax issues and the assets of the Samson family, pre- and postwar correspondence with German authorities, personal documents and certificates, documents on the restoration of the Norden Jewish cemetery supported by the Samson family after WW II, the dedication of a memorial ...

  6. P.22 - The Dr. Nathan Eck Collection, holocaust researcher, 1938-1976

    P.22 - The Dr. Nathan Eck Collection, holocaust researcher, 1938-1976 In the collection there are files from the private archive of Dr. Nathan Eck. Description of the collection: The documentation mainly deals with research on various aspects of the Holocaust period in Poland and France. There are research papers, testimonies, newspaper clippings, correspondence and documentation concerning the emigration of Jews to Latin American countries. About Dr. Nathan Eck: - Dr. Nathan Eck was born in Janow, Poland, 19 March 1896. He was a Gordonia youth movement activist and a Zionist activist, as w...

  7. Documentation from archives in Belorussia, 1930-1960

    In the record group there are files selected from the State Archive of Belorussia and the Archive of the Public Associations (the archives of the former Communist Party) of Belorussia, the State Archive of the Grodno Region, the State Archive of Belorussia which was attached to the National Archive of the Republic of Belorussia, the State Archive of the Public Associations of the Grodno Region, the State Archive of the Gomel Region, the State Archive of the Public Associations of the Mogilev Region; the Historical Museum of the Great War for the Motherland (the Great Patriotic War - World W...

  8. Documentation of the Central Historical Commission (CHC) of the Central Committee of Liberated Jews in the American Occupied Zone, Munich

    The Central Historical Commission in Munich began collecting historical documentation in Germany in December 1945. Much work was invested in involving Jewish survivors of concentration camps in Germany in the collection activity, and the response was great. It could be that the survivors' response was an expression of their spontaneous desire to perpetuate the memories of those who perished and document the terrors of the Holocaust. The 50 CHC branches established in the American Occupied Zone in Germany filled an important role. Indeed, much documentation arrived at the CHC in Munich via t...

  9. Documentation from the Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine, 1941-1977

    There are files in the coolection which were selected from among the 60 records groups in the Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine. Previously, the Central Archive was known as the Party Archive of the Institute for the History of the Communist Party in Ukraine (the Institute was a branch of the Tsentralny Komitet Komunisticheskoy Partiy Ukrainy [Ukrainian Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the Communist Party]). Until 1989, foreign researchers were not given access to the Archive, and access granted to Soviet researchers was limited.In 1991, an agreement was reached for ...

  10. The Itzhak Katzenelson Collection

    The collection contains the works of poet and educator Itzhak Katzenelson, based on periods in his life and crucial events from the early 20th C. through and including the Holocaust. Materials include manuscripts of plays, prose works, and poetry; his correspondence with figures in the spheres of culture, education and literature; his letters to family members; and more. Scope: The collection has four chronological divisions: (a) his pre-war writings and correspondence; (b) his Warsaw ghetto works; (c) his Vittel camp works; (d) correspondence about the fate of Katzenelson and about his wr...

  11. P.32 - Collection of Hansi and Joel Brand, activists in the Relief and Rescue Committee in Budapest during World War II P.32 -

    P.32 - Collection of Hansi and Joel Brand, activists in the Relief and Rescue Committee in Budapest during World War II Biographies of Joel Jenő Brand and his wife Hansi (Hartmann) Brand Joel Brand was born in Naszód, Transylvania in 1906. In 1934, after a stay in Germany, he settled in Budapest, Hungary, where he joined the Poalei Zion Party. In 1935 he married Hansi Hartmann and together they set up a glove factory. In 1942 Joel and Hansi were among the founders of the Relief and Rescue Committee, the Budapest-based underground organization, which worked on behalf of Jewish refugees in Hu...

  12. O.30 - Documentation regarding the Jews of Austria, mainly during the Holocaust period

    O.30 - Documentation regarding the Jews of Austria, mainly during the Holocaust period The collection is primarily comprised of original documents: typewritten documents, manuscripts, surveys and duplicated reports entrusted to the Yad Vashem Archives over the years, mostly by private bodies. The internal division of the Record group was changed a few years ago, and the original division has been entered in the "Previous File" field. The diverse material contains official documents, personal documentation, statistical material, reports and surveys, articles and journalistic pieces from Jewi...

  13. P.54 - Archive of Dr. Israel Kasztner, one of the leaders of the Relief and Rescue Committee in Budapest, and Collection of Dov Dinur, Kasztner's Biographer

    P.54 - Archive of Dr. Israel Kasztner, one of the leaders of the Relief and Rescue Committee in Budapest, and Collection of Dov Dinur, Kasztner's biographer Biography of Dr. Israel Rezső Rudolf Kasztner: Israel Kasztner was born in Cluj, Transylvania, Romania in 1906. Between World War I and World War II, he worked as a journalist and an attorney at law, and, at the same time, he was an activist in the Zionist Labor Movement in Cluj. After the annexation of northern Transylvania to Hungary in 1940, Kasztner moved to Budapest and continued his Zionist Movement activities. He was one of the f...

  14. Documentation from the State Archives of Saint Petersburg

    In the Record Group there is documentation selected from the TSGA SPb (Central State Archive of St. Petersburg) from the years 1918-1955, and from the Central State Archive of Historical and Political Documentation (the former archive of the Communist Party), 1941-1973. The Records Group in Yad Vashem contains 3,136 files.In the Records Group there is documentation from the following collections: The Collection of the Department for Nationalist Minority Matters of the Regional Executive Committee of St. Petersburg, 1918-1923:Reports regarding the activities of Jewish schools, orphanages and...

  15. Documentation from Regional Archives in Ukraine, 1934-1966

    In the collection there are files from the following regional archives in Ukraine: the State Archive in the Lvov region, the State Archive in the Ivano-Frankovsk region, the State Archive in the Chervovtsy region, the State Archive in the Khmelnitskiy region, the State Archive in the Vinnitsa region, the State Archive in the Kiev region, the State Archive in the Rovno region, the State Archive in the Ternopol region, the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine (Lvov), the State Archive of the Office of Internal Affairs in Ukraine, the State Archive of the City of Kiev, the Vernadskiy C...

  16. Weichert Collection: Documentation of activities of the Zydowska Samopomoc Spoleczna (ZSS - Jewish Social Self Help Organization) in Poland under the German occupation and documentation belonging to Michal Weichert

    Included in the Collection: - Documentation of the administration of the JUS in Krakow during the war years:Correspondence with branches of the organization in the Generalgouvernement area and with various Jewish welfare organizations in occupied Poland; correspondence with the JDC in Geneva and Lisbon; periodical guidelines from the administration to the local chapters; excerpts from periodical reports issued by the German occupational authorities in the Generalgouvernement; - Testimonies and excerpts from testimonies given to the Area Committees for the Investigation of Nazi Crimes in Pol...

  17. The Dr. Nathan Eck Collection, holocaust researcher, 1938-1976

    The documentation mainly deals with research on various aspects of the Holocaust period in Poland and France. There are research papers, testimonies, newspaper clippings, correspondence and documentation concerning the emigration of Jews to Latin American countries. Outstanding documentation in the collection: - Draft of Dr. Nathan Eck's memoirs, Paris, June-July 1944; - Undated draft of descriptions and memoirs from the WW II period in Lodz, Warsaw and Vittel; - Testimonies regarding the persecution and murder of Jews and the uprising in the Sobibor extermination camp; - Articles, essays, ...

  18. Documentation of the Kulturbund der Juden in Deutschland (the Cultural Organization of German Jewry)

    This Record Group is the private archive of the director-actor Fritz Wisten, who was one of the organization activists. The documentation that arrived at Yad Vashem consists of photocopies of the original documentation in the archive, which is housed at the Stiftung Akademie der Kuenste Archive in Berlin. Most of the documentation in this Record Group is in German, dealing primarily with the Kulturbund activities after 1938. The Record group contains documentation of all the Kulturband activities:- Discussions with Hans Hinkel; - Organizational activities;- Surveys of organizational activit...

  19. The Mauritius Exile Collection

    The collection includes items created by the would-be immigrant refugees en route from Europe to Mandate Palestine, in detention at Haifa and Atlit, en route to Mauritius and as exiles while interned in detention camps there. artifacts, photographs, documents, letters, and artworks. Content includes: artifacts, mainly decorative items and utensils, toys, games, jewelry and souvenirs, handcrafted of local materials such as wood, shell, and fiber; photographs of individuals, groups, events, architectural and natural sites, and documentary photos of their journeys; documents such as diaries, p...

  20. Collection of Hansi and Joel Brand, activists in the Relief and Rescue Committee in Budapest during World War II

    In the Collection there are 97 files containing original documentation mainly regarding the following subjects: A. The history of the Jews of Hungary during the Holocaust;B. Efforts of the Relief and Rescue Committee in Hungary throguh which Hansi and Joel Brand conducted their activities, 1942-1944; G."Joel Brand: Die Geschichte eines Geschäfts"(Joel Brand, the Story of a Businessman), a radio play written by Heinar Kipphardt based on Joel Brand's life. C. The roles of various Jewish institutions which were active in the Free World whose goal it was to rescue the Jews of Hungary;D. Documen...