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Selected records of the Fonds Vanikoff from the French National Archives

Document | Accession Number: 2009.226 | RG Number: RG-43.122M

Records from the personal collection of Maurice Vanikoff (1886-1961), who in the 1930s was active in defense of rights of political refugees and victims of anti-Semitism, active in similar cause in Casablanca 1940-1943, and continued as an activist in France after the war. Includes government decrees concerning political refugees (1938-1939) and various associations and groups involved with their cause and anti-Semitism; reports on the situation of Jews in France before the war (1936-1939), under Vichy, as well as in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia (1940-1944); documents of the Center of Political and Social Documentation (1943-1944) created by the Commissariat of Information in Algiers; records from Vanikoff’s time as founder and General Secretary of the Association for Judeo-Christian Friendship (1948-1952), records of the Federation of Jewish organizations of France (1947-1950); personal correspondence; subject files on diverse topics such as the author Céline, the Pastor Lemaire; anti-Semitism in France after the Liberation; and press clippings catalogued by year. Also included are some anti-Semitic cartoons and pamphlets.

Date
1931-1955  (inclusive)
Language
French
English
Extent
12,500 digital images : JPEG ; 48.4 GB.
4 microfilm reels ; 16 mm.
1 CD ; 4 3/4 in..
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Record last modified: 2017-09-26 18:08:43
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