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Records of the World Jewish Congress in Romania

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.10 | RG Number: RG-25.051

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    Contains sixteen-page family questionnaires distributed by the World Jewish Congress in Arad, Birlad, Botoşani, Brăila, Bucharest, Burdujeni, Carei, Cluj, Constanţa, Galaţi, Iasį, Oradea, Rădăuţi, Roman, Timişoara, and Vaslui. Forms include name, address, date and place of birth, occupation/profession, education, and details of persecution under the Antonescu regime (as well as deportations from Transylvania to German-occupied Poland).
    inclusive:  1945
    Credit Line
    Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Collection Creator
    World Jewish Congress
    The World Jewish Congress (WJC) is an international organization founded by resolution of the First World jewish Congress, which took place in August 1936 in Geneva. The organization goal is to defend the political, social, and economic rights of Jews throughout the world. Its governing bodies were elected at the First World Jewish Congress: the executive committee headed by Stephen Wise (also the organization’s chairman), an administrative committee, headed by Nahum Goldman, and a central council headed by Louis Lipsky. At the first session of the executive committee, Sept. 6, 1936, it was decided to establish regional offices of the WJC in Geneva, New York, and London, and a central bureau in Paris. The central bureau coordinated the WJC’s work, collected information on the situation of Jews in various countries, published materials, and also lobbied at the League of Nations. In 1940, with the Second World War under way, the central bureau was transferred to New York, and a European office was established in London.

    Physical Details

    67,817 digital images : JPEG ; 666 GB.
    2 DVDs.
    System of Arrangement
    Records arranged by geographical area.

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    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. No other access restrictions apply to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use. Fair use only.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Corporate Name
    World Jewish Congress

    Administrative Notes

    Source of acquisition is the Federația Comunităților Evreiești din România. Centrul pentru Studiul Istoriei Evreilor din România in Bucharest. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the collection via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in March 2009.
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