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Morris Troper papers

Document | Accession Number: 1997.36.15

The Morris Troper papers consist of a biographical sketch of Morris Troper and correspondence, photographs, printed materials, reports, and subject files documenting Morris Troper’s work for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, especially his work negotiating safe landing for the passengers of the MS St. Louis in 1939.

Betty Troper Yager’s biography of her father is an undated four-page sketch of her father’s life and work.

Correspondence primarily consists of letters and telegrams documenting the experiences and negotiations for the relief of passengers aboard the MS St. Louis and includes notes and messages from individual passengers and relief agencies. Prominent correspondents include MS St. Louis captain Gustav Schröder and the MS St. Louis Passengers Committee.

Photographs depict Morris Troper, passengers, and Antwerp.

Printed materials include articles, bulletins, and clippings documenting the Nazi persecution of Jews in Germany, the work of Morris Troper and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and the work to rescue the passengers of the MS St. Louis.

Reports document the experiences of passengers aboard the MS St. Louis and the Nazi persecution of Jews in Europe.

Subject files document the work of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and include two May-June 1939 menus from the MS St. Louis and three June 1939 visitor passes for boarding the MS St. Louis and SS Rhakotis.

Date
inclusive:  1935-post 1962
Extent
1 box
2 oversize folders
Credit Line
Standard citation for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Curatorial Affairs Division, Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive
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Record last modified: 2019-04-19 14:56:23
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