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Alfred Jaretzki, Jr. papers

Document | Accession Number: 2015.496.1

Reports and correspondence from American attorney Alfred Jaretzki, Jr., reporting on visits to Vienna and efforts to work with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee to assist Austrian Jews with emigration, 1938. Includes one report, undated, 11 pages, describing his trip to Vienna in June 1938, including meetings with American diplomats, journalists, members of the Viennese Jewish community, and non-governmental organizations. Among his contacts were Therese Bloch-Bauer, and her daughter Maria; Josef Löwenherz of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien; the American journalist Vincent Sheean; and the office of the American Friends Service Committee in Vienna. The collection also contains a carbon copy of a letter written by Jaretzki, then in London, to Paul Baerwald, of the Joint Distribution Committee, in New York, dated 19 August 1938. In the letter, Jaretzki describes meetings in London, but focuses primarily on describing the inadequacy of aid to Viennese Jews, and the status of various aid organizations (Israelitische Kultusgemeinde, American Friends Service Committee) working in the city at that time.

creation:  1938
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ruth L. Simon
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:12:14
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