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Selected records from the French Diplomatic Archives Nantes : Embassies and Consulates

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2019.423.1 | RG Number: RG-43.172

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    Consists of selected records related to “Jewish affairs” as documented in French embassies and consulates all over the world, from the Treaty of Versailles to 1956, including: Ankara, Berlin, Bern, Beirut, Bonn, Bucharest, Cairo, Jerusalem, Havana, the Syria-Lebanon Mandate, London, Madrid, Munich, Rome-the Holy See, San Salvador, Santiago de Chile, Tangier, Tripoli, Vienna, and Warsaw. Records include reports on anti-Semitism during the pre-WW II years, applications for visas or French papers in consulates around the world, conflict in the Middle East, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and his timely escape before coming to trial for treason in post-war France, application of a Turkish wealth tax especially targeting Jews (the Varlık Vergisi), foreigners and Spanish Republicans seeking refuge in France after the Spanish Civil War, correspondence between French authorities in the Middle East and English authorities in Palestine from the 1920’s through the end of WW II and beyond, reflecting a similar attitude towards Zionsim and the Arab population, daily observations of the French Ambassador to the Vatican, and François Charles-Roux and his relations with the future pope all during the 1930’s.
    inclusive:  1900-1970
    bulk:  1938-1946

    Physical Details

    251,485 digital images : JPEG.
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged in twenty four series. Each series represents French embassies and consulates in particular cities. Organized alphabetically by locations of embassies and consulates.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. No other access restrictions apply to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Authorization from the Director of the Centre des Archives Diplomatiques de Nantes required to duplicate microfilm reels for other archives. No publication of materials on the Internet, World Wide Web, or similar network without the permission of the Director of the Centre des Archives Diplomatiques de Nantes.

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    Administrative Notes

    Source of acquisition is the Centre d’archives diplomatiques de Nantes (CADN) du Ministère des Affaires étrangères français (Diplomatic Archives of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nantes). The French Foreign Ministry repatriates all the documents no longer in current use at their embassies and consulates all over the world and sends them to the archives for overseas diplomatic and consular posts in Nantes. The central Foreign Office documents from the Paris office (“quai d’Orsay”) are archived in the record office in La Courneuve, north of Paris.The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s International Archives Project in Oct. 2019 and accretions in Nov. 2019 and Jan. 2022.
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