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Selected records from the French Diplomatic Archives in Nantes concerning Palestine

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 2010.139 | RG Number: RG-43.134

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    Description
    Contains a collection of diplomatic dispatches sent to all French diplomats during the period 1938-1949 concerning Palestine. Various subjects discussed include: illicit immigration to Palestine in 1939 (the exodus of Polish Jews toward the Levant); surveillance of the activities of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem in October, 1939 and his "escape"; Zionist politics; a letter from the French Ambassador to Turkey in 1942 to the Admiral of the Fleet under Vichy in 1942 on the "Strouma Affair" [Struma]; "Jewish Terrorism in Palestine," dated November 9, 1944; the evolution of the Palestinian economy and the projects of the Jewish Agency in November, 1944; and a dispatch from the French Ambassador to the United States to Georges Bidault on 8 February 1948, discussing the United Nations propositions to grant statehood to Israel and the diverging opinions of American diplomats.
    Date
    inclusive:  1938-1949

    Physical Details

    Language
    French
    Extent
    132 pages of photocopies (31 documents).
    System of Arrangement
    Arrangement is thematic.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    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
    Authorization from the Director of the Centre des Archives Diplomatiques de Nantes required to duplicate microfilm reels for other archives. No publication of materials on the Internet, World Wide Web, or similar network without the permission of the Director of the Centre des Archives Diplomatiques de Nantes.

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the collection from the Centre des Archives Diplomatiques de Nantes via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s International Archives Project in May 2010.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 17:51:30
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