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Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.0520 | RG Number: RG-67.001M

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    Records contain correspondence, office files, press releases, minutes, convention reports, and printed material relating to the efforts of the Jewish Labor Committee to mobilize opposition to Nazism and offer relief and assistance to its victims. Included are eighteen volumes of clippings scrapbooks documenting the work of the Committee, 1936-1947. Among the persons represented are Baruch C. Vladeck, founder and first chairman of the Committee, Adolph Held, chairman after Vladek's death in 1938, Jacob Pat, Executive Secretary, and David Dubinski, Treasurers. Among the prominent correspondents are many U.S. government officials and legislators, American and foreign labor leaders and intellectuals, and officers of Jewish political and philanthropic organizations. Includes financial ledgers, 1934-1949.
    inclusive:  1934-1956
    Collection Creator
    Jewish Labor Committee (US)
    The Jewish Labor Committee, an umbrella group of Jewish trade unions and fraternal organizations, was founded in 1934 for the purpose of organizing opposition to Fascism, providing assistance to its victims, and fighting all forms of bigotry. It maintained close contact with European resistance movements and was able to effect the rescue of several thousand labor and socialist activists and their families. After World War II the Committee continued its program of relief to Holocaust victims. It cooperated with other Jewish agencies in reuniting families and organized a Child Adoption program for destitute children. The Committee contributed to the reconstruction of Jewish culture after 1945 by financing Yiddish libraries, schools, and publications in North and South America, Europe, and Israel.

    Physical Details

    English Yiddish
    169 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
    101,451 digital images : JPEG.
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    Arranged in five groups: I. Administrative and organizational records; II. American cities; III. Foreign countries; IV. Rescue and relief; Supplements: Jewish Labor Committee Publications; Jewish Labor Committee Research Papers; V. Addendum: Financial Ledgers, 1934-1949.

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    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
    Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the: Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library. See agreement between the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Robert Wagner Labor Archives

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    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Survivors Registry acquired the collection from the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives in 1994. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the collection by transfer in 1995. Four series of records selected for microfilming represent only the earliest portion of the Jewish Labor Committee collection at the Wagner F. Labor Archives, New York University Library, and have been microfilmed in two parts. One part covers the period 1934-1947 and the other 1948-1956. The full collection, totaling some 800 linear feet, covers the activities of the Committee from its founding to the late 1970s. It includes, in addition to the Holocaust-period material, records of the campaigns for trade-union rights in America and abroad and campaigns against antisemitism and other forms of racial and religious discrimination. The accretion of three microfilm reels added in July 2019.
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