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Central British Fund for Germany Jewry. Agreement.

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    Description
    Contains a printed legal form from the Central British Fund for German Jewry, four pages, spelling out the relationship between the Central British Fund and those who would act as guarantors to bring persecuted Jews from Germany to the United Kingdom. Undated, circa 1933-1939.
    Date
    undated:  circa 1933-1939
    Credit Line
    Purchase, 2016.
    Collection Creator
    Central British Fund for Germany Jewry
    Biography
    The Central British Fund for German Jewry, otherwise known as the Central British Fund (or CBF), was established in May 1933 to assist Jewish refugees who had fled Nazi Germany. As part of the CBF, the Jewish Refugees Committee (JRC) was created to handle individual refugee cases, handling the logistics of immigration to the United Kingdom, as well as efforts to resettle refugees in Palestine. The CBF had an agreement with the British government that refugees admitted into the United Kingdom would not be a burden on the British government, although following the outbreak of war in 1939, the British government began subsidizing the work of the JRC. Beginning in 1944, the CBF was renamed the Central British Fund for Jewish Relief and Rehabilitation, and expanded its work to helping Jews in parts of Europe liberated from Nazism, including Jews in liberated concentration camps. In the post-war years, it was one of the organizations that helped found the United Restitution Organization (URO) and was one of the founding members of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference). It is presently known as World Jewish Relief. [Source: Encyclopedia Judaica, 2007].

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    1 folder

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    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Provenance
    Purchase, 2017.
    Funding Note
    The acquisition of this document was made possible by the Milton and Anne Tretiak Endowment Fund.
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    2023-08-24 14:58:03
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