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Collectie Rafael Gerstenfel (P-122)

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2018.19.1 | RG Number: RG-68.211

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    Personal papers of Dr. Rafael Gerstenfeld relating to his activities in social work in the Netherlands. Includes minutes, reports, correspondence of the Joods Maatschappelijk Werk, JMW (Foundation of the Jewish Social Work), letters and applications for assistance (alphabetical order), various announcements, bulletins and correspondence (alphabetical order), and financial documents of the Verbond van Midden- en Oost-Europese Joden in Nederland (Federation of Central and Eastern European Jews in the Netherlands), other materials: List of people who received assistance, various documents related to the refugees (HIAS, JMW, Nederlandse Federatie voor Vluchtelingenhulp, NFV (Dutch Federation for Refugee Aid)), newspaper clippings, list of donations, art programs, and articles for publication on the 20th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising.
    Alternate Title
    Collection of Rafael Gerstenfel
    inclusive:  1948-1982
    Collection Creator
    Rafael Gerstenfeld
    Dr. Rafael Gerstenfeld was born in 1900 in Kolomea, East Galicia (then in Austro
    Hungary, today in the Ukraine). He moved to Vienna where he attained a PhD., and in
    1938, fled to the Netherlands, with his wife Mina and their son Manfred, where they
    spent the war in hiding. After World War II, Gerstenfeld devoted himself completely to the welfare of Jews in the Netherlands. He established the foundation, "Joods Maatschappelijk Werk" ("Jewish Social Work") and was active in the "Verbond van Midden- en Oost Europese Joden in Nederland" (Federation of Central and Eastern European Jews in the Netherlands). He died in Jerusalem in 1976. [Source: The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People Jerusalem (CAHJP)]

    Physical Details

    25,390 digital images : JPEG ; 16.7 GB .
    System of Arrangement
    Arranged in five series: 1. Records of the Stichting Joods Maatschappelijk Werk, JMW (Jewish Social Work Foundation), 1948-1967; 2. Records of the Verbond van Midden- en Oost-Europese Joden in Nederland (Federation of Central and Eastern European Jews in the Netherlands, 1948-1975; 3. Correspondence, 1955-1982; 4. Financial records, 1963-1977; 5. Miscellaneous records, 1947-1979.
    Note: Correspondence and some other documents organized in alphabetical order.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. Users are required to complete a User Declaration in order to gain access to the collection.
    Conditions on Use
    Fair use only. Publication and reproduction of records for commercial purposes for third parties require the written permission of the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP).

    Keywords & Subjects

    Corporate Name
    HIAS (Agency)

    Administrative Notes

    Source of acquisition is the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People, CAHJP (Arkhiyon ha-merkazi le-toldot ha-ʻam ha-Yehudi). The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received this collection via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in January 2018.
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