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American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. European Executive Bureau in Paris, France (Fond 722)

Document | Accession Number: 2010.518.1 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.97

Consist of records of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. European Executive Bureau in Paris: an organization statute, registration forms, files of the New York office; correspondence with branches in Riga, Budapest, Warsaw, and other European cities; and the Red Cross. Includes correspondence on visas and aid for emigrants, on the arrest of JDC official Isaac Gitterman, funding the evacuation of the Executive Committee from Paris to Bordeaux, and plans for refugee settlement in Haiti and South America. Other documents include cables on the hardships of Jews in Warsaw, a report on the circumstances of Jews in Belgium, a list of Polish, Romanian, and Dutch immigrants, and information on possibilities for emigration to India; and maps and statistics illustrating emigration information bulletins, articles, newspaper clippings, and economic journals from various countries.

The staff of the Joint Distribution Committee fled Paris in advance of the German invasion in summer 1940, first to Bordeaux then on to Lisbon, where they re-established the JDC's European headquarters for the remainder of the war. These records were captured by German forces in 1940 and taken back to Germany, where Soviet forces would later find them in 1945.

Note: USHMM Archives holds only selected records.

inclusive:  1922-1940
75 microfilm reels ; 16 mm.
147,634 digital images : JPEG.
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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.
Record last modified: 2023-08-28 09:14:58
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