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Cuestionario antisemitismo

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2017.83.1 | RG Number: RG-72.026

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    A survey on antisemitism conducted by José Moskovits in the 1970s by mailing a questionnaire on antisemitism to almost 5,000 dignitaries in 150 countries worldwide. The questionnaire was mailed to heads-of-state and other leading politicians, authors, journalists, scientists, artists, doctors, as well as corporate, military, civic, and religious leaders. Mr. Moskovits received almost 1,000 filled-out questionnaires back, often with additional letter responses attached. The purpose of the survey was a book to be edited by Dr. Asher Mibashan (1914-2005), the Buenos Aires bureau chief of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA). However, due to Mr. Moskovits's forced exile from Argentina to Israel from 1976 to 1984, the book project was never realized. The collection includes also preparation materials such as lists and forms and 800 letters that were received in response to the survey.
    Alternate Title
    Antisemitism Questionnaires
    inclusive:  1974-1976
    Collection Creator
    José Moskovits
    José Moskovits (1926-2014), he was born on March 27, 1926 in Mezöcsát, Hungary. As a teenage boy, José Moskovits was sent to a forced labor battalion. His mother and four siblings perished in Auschwitz, his father in Buchenwald. Mr. Moskovits was able to flee and joined the Jewish resistance in Budapest. After the liberation by the Red Army in January 1945, he became a leader in the youth movement "Dror Habonim." Together with other activists he organized a successful illegal transport to the British mandate of Palestine of 500 Jewish orphans whose parents had been murdered during the Holocaust. In 1945, Mr. Moskovits met his later wife Halina (Elena) Parys Feldberg, a native of Radomsk in Poland and survivor of several concentration camps. All of her family had been murdered in Treblinka.
    Another illegal transport of refugees that José Moskovits organized in 1947 was intercepted by the British and Mr. Moskovits was sent to a holding camp on Cyprus. A few months later Jose Moskovits was able to settle in Palestine. In 1948 he fought as a volunteer in the Golani Brigade during the War of Independence. He was wounded and in 1949 he was honorably discharged. In 1953, Halina Feldberg and José Moskovits married in Asunción, Paraguay where they had emigrated. Their marriage would last over 60 years until Mrs. Moskovits' death in April 2014. In 1955, Mr. and Mrs. Moskovits settled in Argentina. In 1958, José Moskovits opened his law office in Buenos Aires to assist Holocaust survivors with their reparation claims against the German government. Eventually, his law office would assist thousands of survivors all over South America. He maintained contact with Simon Wiesenthal and assisted in the identification of Nazi war criminals hiding in South America, and allegedly also played a role in the capture of Adolf Eichmann by setting up safe houses for the Israeli agents. In the 1960s, Mr. Moskovits moved his law practice into larger and more modern premises at calle Uriburu 272 PB no. 2 in Buenos Aires where he practiced law until the office was disbanded in 2012. From 1967 to 1976, Mr. Moskovits was the President of Sherit Hapleita, the Argentine Association of Jewish Survivors of Nazi Persecution. In that capacity he raised awareness of the Holocaust in Argentina, organized survivor reunions and commemorations, participated in international Holocaust events and conferences, and held demonstrations in support of the State of Israel. At the height of Argentina's so-called Dirty War, from 1976 to 1984, Mr. Moskovits was forced to move to Israel from where he continued to represent his survivor clients. Starting in 1976 until his death in 2014, Mr. Moskovits remained the lifelong honorary President of Argentina's survivor organization. José Moskovits passed away on November 30, 2014 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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    System of Arrangement
    Arranged in two series: 1. Questionnaires (Organized in alphabetical oeder); 2. Correspondence, letters and other materials received in response to the survey.

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    Duplication of microfilms/scans for third parties and commercial use including publication of documents requires the written permission of Fundación IWO

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    Holder of Originals
    Yiṿo in Argenṭine
    Source of acquisition is the Yiṿo in Argenṭine (Fundación IWO). The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in March 2017.
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