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Weltorganisation gegen Rassenhaß und Menschennot (Harandbewegung), Wien (Fond 520)

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2002.553.2 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.66

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    Contains bylaws, memoranda, minutes, instructions, and appeals of the Weltorganisation gegen Rassenhass und Menschennot (World Organization against Racial Hatred and Poverty); biographical information on the organization's leader, Irene Harand; applications to join the organization; correspondence with subscribers to the newspaper "Gerechtigkeit" (organized by country), lists of subscribers; correspondence on providing aid to the Jewish population of Vienna; letters of invitations to Harand; proposals for publication, orders for journals and books; articles on the situation of Jews; a card file of members of the World organization against Racial Hatred and Poverty; membership cards, leaflets and photographs of organization members.

    Note: USHMM Archives holds only selected records.
    Alternate Title
    World Organization against Racial Hatred and Poverty (Vienna)
    inclusive:  1897-1938
    bulk:  1930-1938
    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
    Weltorganisation gegen Rassenhass und Menschennot
    The World Organization against Racial Hatred and Poverty was founded in October 1933 by Irene Harand an Austrian Catholic housewife. The organization provided aid to the Jewish population of Vienna, gathered 40,000 members, established many organization's branches in 27 countries, and published weekly newspaper "Gerechtigkeit." Irene Harand was honored by Yad Vashem in 1969 as the Righteous among the Nations.
    Fishman, D. E. and 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: University of Scranton Press 2010. Published in association with the United States Holocaust memorial Museum and The Jewish Theological Seminary.

    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.

    Russian State Military Archive: [accessed 27 April 2021]

    Physical Details

    German English
    2 microfilm reels (partial) ; 16 mm.
    3,665 digital images : JPEG.
    System of Arrangement
    Fond 520 (1897-1938). Opis 1-2; Dela 639. Arranged in two series: 1. Opis 1, 1897-1938: 1. Correspondence with the journal “Justice” and subscribers of the "Gerechtigkeit", list of subscribers, minutes; 2. Printed articles and newspaper clippings; 3. Opis 2, Dela 38, 1914-1938: Correspondence, lists and newspaper clippings.

    Note: Location of digital images; Partial microfilm reels #377-378;
    Reel 377: Image #209-Reel end;
    Reel 378: Reel start-Image #1633.

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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 520. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in 2002.
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