Records of the Executive Committee of the World Jewish Congress, Paris (Fond 1190)
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
33 microfilm reels ; 16 mm.
Records related to the organization of the First World Jewish Congress. Includes minutes of the sessions of the WJC central bureau and executive and administrative committees, accounts and correspondence related to the political and organizational activities of the Committee, letters, petitions, memoranda, and press releases related to the persecution of Jews in various countries, correspondence with Jewish organizations, international organization (League of Nations), government and public officials, lists of local WJC committee members and leaders of Jewish organizations in various countries, as well as lists of Jews from France and the Netherlands who added in the establishment of the WJC information center. Also contains numerous informational bulletins published by WJC, newspaper clippings, journals and pamphlets.
Record last modified: 2018-07-19 18:05:04
This page: https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn566632
Also in Osobyi Archive (Moscow) records
Records related to the activities of the Zagreb Office of the HICEM Committee in Yugoslavia. The Zagreb office of HICEM gained importance after the Anschluss in 1938, when Austrian and German Jews tried to flee Europe, joined in smaller numbers by Czech, Polish, and Hungarian Jews. HICEM Zagreb registered and sheltered the refugees during their temporary stay in Yugoslavia, and took care of their everyday needs. HICEM also advised them about visas, transportation routes, tickets, and prepared them for emigration, in the process providing many with financial aid. The collection contains extensive correspondence with the HICEM offices and Jewish organizations worldwide, letters from refugees, questionnaires and personal files of refugees who registered with HICEM Committee Zagreb, in alphabetical order. Dates and places next to the names indicate when and where the registration of refugees took place. The name files usually include personal data in petitions and questionnaires that the refugees had to fill out. They also include the refugee’s applications for help with lodging, assistance with food and medical care, training, finding their relatives, visa applications, financial assistance for their journeys, etc. HICEM tried to conduct a background check on the refugees in order to establish the merit of helping and exclude criminals. Therefore the folders often contain financial information of the refugees, character references or letters of recommendations, assessment of their health and capability of work. HICEM also searched for the refugees’ family members overseas to obtain affidavits of support and help with financing and placement.
Records of the Jewish Community of Ragusa (Dubrovnik). Consists of marriage, death, and birth registers, financial documentation, registers of dues and fees, and an account book of the Jewish community of Dubrovnik.
Correspondence related to the various activities of the Jewish community (public events, charity, educational and religious matters, membership duties etc.), correspondence with Jewish and Zionist organizations in Yugoslavia and worldwide, Yugoslav government authorities (Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs) and Zagreb City administration (petitions, requests, complaints, applications for the citizenship. residence permits etc.)
The Grand Lodges of B'nai B'rith in Yugoslavia and Greece and their Affiliated Lodges [consolidated collection] (Fond 1225)
Records relating to the activities of the Grand Lodge of B'nai B'rith in Yugoslavia and its affiliated lodges "Serbia", "Sarajevo" and “Zagreb". Consists of circular letters, register of proceedings ("Serbia" lodge), list of board members, biographical information on the leaders, letters of recommendation and application of candidates, bylaws, minutes and agendas of the meetings (“Zagreb" and "Sarajevo"), list of members and leaders of the "Menorah" lodges in Osijek and "Manat Yad" in Subotica; correspondence with the Yugoslav authorities, various reports on activities (struggle against antisemitism, fundraising for the relief efforts for Jewish refugees from Germany, Austria, Romania and other countries during and after 1938-1939). Also contains records related to the activities of the B'nai B'rith lodges in Greece. It consists of general reports, applications for membership (Lodge "Salonika"), and financial records of the lodges "Acropolis", “Byzantium", correspondence files with other lodges, reports on fundraising activities. Other group of records in this collection constitute archival records of the non B'nai B'rith provenance, originating from the archival collections of the Jewish community of Belgrade (see also: RG-11.001M.96, Jewish Community in Belgrade (Fond 1429). Includes speeches, correspondence, materials related to the construction of the synagogue in Belgrade, lists of cultural, charitable, educational and religious Jewish organizations active in Yugoslavia, the list of Belgrade Jewish community electors (1931), minutes of the meetings of the Executive Committee of the Union of Jewish Religious Communities in Yugoslavia, articles, texts of lectures, printouts of newspaper publications on Jewish emigration etc.
Various reports, news bulletins, correspondence and appeals of the Palestine Bureau. Includes general reports on the activities of the Thessaloniki Palestine Bureau for 1924-1926; reports to the leadership of the Zionist Federation of Greece on Jewish settlements in Palestine, on the fundraising activities on behalf of Jewish victims of pogroms in Palestine, financial records (register of donated funds, salaries etc.) and extensive correspondence between Palestine Bureau and various Jewish organizations, Jewish communities and private individuals. Also includes questionnaires of Greek Jews applying for permission to immigrate to Palestine, personal files of candidates for emigration, lists of persons for emigration to Palestine arranged by profession, age, marital status, photos etc. Note: Some of the materials may originate from the fond 1428 (The Jewish Community of Thessaloniki, USHMM Archives RG-11.001M.51) including correspondence files, financial records, applications for divorce, minutes of the sessions of the Thessaloniki Religious Court ( Bet Din), marriage contracts, and courts summons.