The World Jewish Congress New York Office. Series D. Relief and Rescue Department
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Contains records relating to social relief and rescue activities, location of survivors, immigration and migration, refugees, displaced persons, extermination of Jews, reaction to Hitler's Final Solution, and relations with international relief organization including the UNRAA and Red Cross. Seven sub-series of World Jewish Congress New York Office records, Series D contains the following files: 1. Executive files, 1939-1969: The majority of the material deals with applications and affidavits for individual immigration cases; 2. Immigration Division, 1940-1953: Includes correspondence and reports of Ellen Hilb, Milka Fuchs, and Kurt R. Grossman. The majority of the material deal with applications and affidavits for individual immigration cases, especially for entry into the United States. 3. Location Service, 1942-1960: Includes lists of survivors, known dead, and inmates of concentration and refugee camps. Also materials pertaining to displaced persons camps and survivors after the war; 4. Child Care division, 1942-1953: Established in November 1945. Materials related to the establishment of Jewish orphanages in Europe and the placement of orphans with foster parents or relatives; 5. The Committer for Overseas Relief Supplies, 1945-1950: Established in June 1945, to ship clothing, food and medicine; 6. Advisory Council on European Jewish Affairs, 1941-1947: Founded in 1942 to present a united front of European Jewry; composed of delegates from the various representative committees of European Jewries then present in the United States. Includes some files of the Rescue Department; 7. Rescue Department, 1939-1966: Includes the files of Leon Kubowitzki and Rudolf Glanz, and inquires and locations concerning missing Jews and records of rescue work in post-war Europe.
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