Records of the Stockholm Office of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
14 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Records of AJJDC’s Stockholm office during the years 1941-1967. The majority of the materials focus on the Stockholm office’s activities during World War II and in the postwar period from 1944-1949. Included are records of the AJJDC’s collaborations with other organizations to assist survivors, such as its work with the Red Cross on the White Buses. This project, headed by Count Folke Bernadotte, a Swedish diplomat and then-president of the Swedish Red Cross, provided packages and medical care to survivors in concentration camps, as well as bringing concentration camp inmates to safety in Sweden during the last months of the war. AJJDC also cooperated with the local Swedish Jewish community, the Mosaiska Församlingen to assist Holocaust survivors who had arrived in Sweden from Denmark, Norway, Hungary, and concentration camps. After the war, AJJDC representatives in Stockholm arranged for shipments of supplies distributed by AJJDC offices to survivors in Germany, Poland and Austria. These were referred to as the "Felix Convoys", coordinated by Mrs. Kerstin Felix. AJJDC also provided care and maintenance for refugees with tuberculosis and other diseases who were sent to sanatoria in Sweden to recuperate. In addition, the Stockholm office also corresponded with Jewish communities in South America and South Africa who sought to send money and other aid to survivors, and with other Jewish communities requesting assistance, such as the Jewish community in Prague.
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