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Selected records from the French Protectorates of Morocco and Tunisia, Syria and Lebanon under French mandate after WWI until after WWII, and the French Embassy in Madrid.

Document | Accession Number: 2013.65 | RG Number: RG-43.154

Selected administrative records of the former French protectorates of Morocco and Tunisia, relevant files from the “Syria-Lebanon” collection and the French Embassy in Madrid. The documents originate from a variety of sectors of the colonial administration: the department of the interior, of immigration, of public health and welfare, of religious affairs, the department for foreign affairs, police records, military records, public works administration, the postal system, military records dealing with internment camps and prisoners of war, records concerning censorship of the press and cinema, municipal records, and a a special committee which provided wartime assistance to the indigent non-Jewish families, the Comité ouvrier de soutien immediat (Cosi), which requisitioned Jewish law offices and levied an exorbitant fine on the Jewish population to pay for this assistance. Military records relate to internment camps and prisoners of war, censorship; municipal records document of wartime aid to indigent Gentiles. Much of material relate to the postwar purge of collaborationists, clandestine Jewish immigration to Palestine before and immediately after the end of the war, massacres of Jews following declaration of the state of Israel, including police photos from the Résidence Générale of Morocco and the Collection of Jacques Beilin, de facto a house photographer there.

204,318 digital images : JPEG ; 337 GB .
1 CD ; 4 3/4 in..
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