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The Rabbi Nathan Baruch collection Related to Vaad Hatzala for Germany

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2008.180.1 | RG Number: RG-19.072

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    Contains materials related to Rabbi Nathan Baruch’s Directorship of the Vaad Hatzala for Germany, 1946-1948 and that organization’s activities related to the reestablishment of Jewish religious life. Includes a photo album, two scrapbooks, and one haggadah.
    bulk:  1946-1948
    inclusive:  1943-1975
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Doris Baruch
    Collection Creator
    Nathan Baruch
    Rabbi Nathan Baruch was born on June 7, 1921. He was the director of Vaad Hatzala in Germany from September 1946 to September 1949. The Vaad Hatzala Rescue Committee was originally established in November 1939 to rescue Polish rabbis and yeshiva students who escaped to Lithuania at the beginning of World War II. It later expanded to include assistance to all Jewish Holocaust survivors. Rabbi Baruch established the central Vaad Hatzala office in Germany and was responsible for reestablishing Jewish religious life in Europe. His duties included the printing and distribution of religious items, including prayer books, haggadahs, Torahs, pocket sized editions of the Talmud, and other sefarim. Rabbi Baruch was instrumental in getting the United States Army to print, in 1948, the 19 volume Heidelberg Talmud. The texts were distributed to displaced persons camps and Jewish communities worldwide. He married, had a daughter, and died in Long Beach, New York, on November 28, 2001, at the age of 81.

    Physical Details

    German English Hebrew
    4 boxes
    5 oversize boxes

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    Conditions on Access
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    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Baruch, Nathan.

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the collection from Mrs. Doris Baruch, Rabbi Baruch’s widow, on February 5, 2008.
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