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Stanford J. Shaw collection

Document | Accession Number: 1995.A.1202

The Stanford J. Shaw collection consists of photocopied archival documents assembled by Shaw during the research he conducted for his book "Turkey and the Holocaust." Shaw located most of these documents in what he described as the “uncataloged archive” of the Turkish Consulate-General and the Turkish Embassy, both in Paris, France. The documents that he copied were primarily case files and related documentation about Turkish Jewish individuals and families who resided in France during the German occupation (1940-1944), and who sought assistance from Turkish diplomats to prevent their arrest by the Nazis, or once that had happened, to arrange for their release.

Copies are included of correspondence from such individuals asking for help, as well as replies from Turkish diplomats at the Consulates-General in Paris and Marseille, as well as the Turkish Embassy in Vichy. Also included is diplomatic correspondence from Turkish diplomats to the German Embassy in Paris, the German military command, commandants of French and German-run internment camps (such as Drancy), administrators of the confiscated assets of Turkish Jews, the French Foreign Office, and the Turkish Foreign Office in Ankara. A separate series of lists of Turkish Jews who were arrested in France is included, and arranged by year.

Additionally, there are a small number of copied documents of non-Turkish provenance, primarily documents from the U.S. Department of State, with originals available at the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Maryland.

inclusive:  1940-1944
1 box
Credit Line
Gift of Stanford J. Shaw, 1995.
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