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Erika Lewin Weinblum papers

Document | Accession Number: 2003.368

The Erika Lewin Weinblum papers document the efforts of Erika Lewin Weinblum in her role as the secretary of the Emergency Committee for Parents and Children of European DPs in Shanghai. The Emergency Committee series contains mainly correspondence to members of Congress and various political bodies including the White House, Department of State, and the United Nations. The correspondence concerns amendments to legislation that would permit Jewish displaced persons in China to immigrate to the United States. The personal items series contains various documents for Erika Lewin Weinblum that are unrelated to the Emergency Committee. These include a letter from a family friend urging her to come to the United States, a photograph of Erika with her husband Jacob, a news clipping and a Chinese vaccination certificate for her father.

The Erika Lewin Weinblum papers document the efforts spent by Ms. Lewin and others as they struggled to push the U.S. government to include Jews displaced in Shanghai China, to be allowed into the United States under the Displaced Persons Act. The Emergency Committee series, contains mostly correspondence made by the Emergency Committee of Parents and Children of European DPs in Shanghai. Much of the correspondence is to members of Congress, but some are also sent to other potentially influential political bodies, such as the United Nations, Department of State, and the White House. The topic discussed is amending the Displaced Persons Act to include allowing Jews displaced in Shanghai, China to immigrate into the United States. The personal items series contains various documents relating more to Erika Lewin Weinblum personally, rather than the Emergency Committee. These include a letter from a family friend urging her to come to the United States, a news clipping concerning Jews in China, a photograph of Erika with her husband Jacob Weinblum, and a Chinese vaccination card for her father, Heimann Lewin.

Date
inclusive:  1947-1950
Language
English
Chinese
Extent
13 folders
 
Record last modified: 2021-05-05 10:47:38
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