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Gaston Kahn papers

Document | Accession Number: 2013.303.1

Consists of documents from the collection of Gaston Kahn, who served as the director of the CAR ("comité d'assistance aux réfugiés) an aid organization affiliated with the Joint Distribution Committee that provided aid to Jewish refugees in the prewar period. Includes reports and a newsletter from the "L'Accueil Francais aux Autrichiens" [French Home for Austrians] in 1938-1939; a photograph of the CAR leadership of Gaston Kahn, Albert Levy, and R. R. Lambert; wartime ration cards; postcards and an envelope; and a recommendation letter, as well as copies of additional documentation related to Kahn. During the war, Kahn worked in Gap and in Marseilles in southern France, escaping to join his family in Chauffayer en Champsaur in late 1943. Also included are a black and white image of Gaston Kahn during ceremony at which he received the Legion d'honneur, dated 1962 and a blank form to be used to declare an individual's religion; requires information about parents and grandparents, children, and specifically asks for the names of Jewish grandparents of the individual's spouse, dated 1941, in French.

inclusive:  1936-2003
2 folders
1 oversize box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dr. Marcel-Francis Kahn
Record last modified: 2023-08-25 15:25:47
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