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Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2002.38 | RG Number: RG-58.003M

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    Contains files concerning control of Jewish and other refugees coming into Switzerland; on activities of Swiss-Jewish rescue and charity organizations; on Swiss legations in various European countries reporting on relevant matters; on communications of the United States, Great Britain, and Germany; on establishment and operation of labor camps and homes for refugees, and the like. It includes material on Jewish self-help organizations in Switzerland, Jewish communities in Switzerland, and labor camps for Jews in Switzerland. Includes approximately 3,500 case files from the child refugee aid organization Schweizer Hilfswerk für Emigrantenkinder (SHEK).
    inclusive:  1930-1950
    Credit Line
    Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Collection Creator
    Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv
    A database of more than 25,000 persons who fled to neutral Switzerland during World War II is available at the source archives. The complete list is presented alphabetically. Information about each individual includes name, date of birth and nationality. The site is in French

    Graf, Christoph. Zensurakten aus de Zeit des Zweiten Weltkrieges. Eine Analyse des Bestandes E 4450, Presse und Funkspruck 1939-1945. Bern, 1979

    Buetikofer, N & H. Caduf. Systematische Bestaendeuebersicht. Bern, 1992; 3. Koller, Guido & H. Roschewski. Fluechtlingsakten 1930-1950.

    Thematische Uebersicht zu Bastaenden im Schweizerischen Bundesarchiv. Bern, 1999.

    Physical Details

    955,243 digital images : JPEG ; 4.95 TB .
    399 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
    209 microfilm reels ; 16 mm.
    System of Arrangement
    Organized in the following order: Microfilm reels 1- 608. Selected records of the Bestand E 2001; E 4800; E 4001; E 4110; E 4300; E 4320; E 2200; E 4260; E 2800; E 9500; J 2.55; J 2.15; E 2803; J 2.11; E 27; E 5795. Case files from the Schweizer Hilfswerk für Emigrantenkinder (SHEK), archival code J 2.55, are found on reels 422-531. Two addtional microfilm reels #609 and #610 contain duplicates of the Bestand E 2200.16 (-)-/3 and J2.15 (-) 1969/7. Reel 609: Convoi Israélites susses 1943. Israélites suisses de la arrondiss; Reel 610: Berichte, allgem. Internierlager Monatsrapporte, 1947.

    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
    The reproduction of large numbers of records and electronic data for a third-party institution or researchers is a subject to prior authorization by holder of the original records

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    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv
    Source of acquisition is the Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv (Swiss Federal Archives). The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received a first part of microfilm reels via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archives Project in May 2002 and a second part in June 2003.
    The entire collection was digitized in the Museum in 2017.
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