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Jüdische Telegraphen-Agentur (JTA), Paris (Fond 674)

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.25 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.25

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    The bulk of the collection constitutes copies of international bulletins published in Berlin, London, Prague, Paris, Palestine and Switzerland. It includes articles, accounts, reports, correspondence, and newspaper clippings on the situation of the Jewish population of various countries, on the activities of Zionist and other Jewish organizations, and on holding of Zionist congress. Contains a review of activities of the Zionist organization Haavara that transferred Jewish money from Germany to Palestine; reports of the Committee of Jewish Delegations, Bucharest, about the legal situation of Jews in Rumania; Yiddish, Hebrew, French, and German press clippings about Zionism and antisemitism; memoranda from the Palestine Association of Polish Jews to the League of Nations; correspondence of the Jewish Central Informational Bureau, Amsterdam, about the situation of Jews in various countries; an appeal from the Jewish communities of Romania regarding antisemitism; reviews of persecution in various countries; a report for a trip through Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Austria, from July to August 1938; and samples of JTA daily information bulletins in English, French, and German.
    Alternate Title
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), Paris
    inclusive:  1918-1940
    bulk:  1933-1940
    Credit Line
    Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Collection Creator
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency
    The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), originally named the Jewish Correspondence Bureau, was founded in 19191 by Jacob Landau and Meir Grossman. The JTA created six main bureaus: New York, London, Berlin, Paris, Warsaw and Jerusalem. Also opened offices in Prague and Geneva. The JTA published daily news-report bulletins in several languages to report situation of the Jewish population of various countries in particular Nazi Germany and the activities of Zionist and other Jewish organization. The agency was working until June 1940.
    Fishman, D. E., Kupovetsky, M., Kuzelenkov, V. (ed.), Nazi-Looted Jewish Archives in Moscow. A guide to Jewish Historical and Cultural Collections in the Russian State Military Archive. Scranton, 2010

    Browder, G. C. Captured German and other Nation's Documents in the Osobyi (Special) Archive, Moscow. Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of Conference Group for Central European History of the American Historical Association. Internet access:

    Physical Details

    4 microfilm reels (partial) ; 16 mm.
    2,525 digital images : JPEG.
    System of Arrangement
    Fond 674 (1918-1940). Opis 1; Delo 1-197. Selected records arranged in three series: 1. Reviews of activities of the Zionist Organization "Haavara" (1933-1935), various articles on Zionism, and the World Jewish Congress (1934-1938); 2. Correspondence, articles, press reviews on persecution of Jews, antisemitism, and emigration in Europe; 3. Bulletins of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), 1936-1940.

    Note: Location of digital images; Partial microfilm reels:# 105-106, 187-188;
    Reel 105: Image #477-Reel end;
    Reel 106: Reel start-Image #701;
    Reel 187: Image#2172-Reel end;
    Reel 188: Reel start-Image #111.

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    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Reproduction and publication only with written permission of the Russian State Military Archives

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    Administrative Notes

    Source of acquisition is the Russian State Military Archive (Rossiĭskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ voennyĭ arkhiv), Osobyi Archive, Fond 674. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in 1993.
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