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Selected records of the Synagogue Kadoorie Mekor-Haïm and the Comissão de Assistência aos Judeus Refugiados in Lisbon and Porto

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2013.212 | RG Number: RG-42.003

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    This collection contains forms filled out by refugees from all over Europe requesting financial aid and assistance to obtain resident or transit visas and some type of work from the Comissão de Assistência aos Judeus Refugiados during WW II. There are also files grouped chronologically by year, of people requesting work or some type of help from the Jewish Community of Porto, as early as 1933. Includes correspondence concerning these requests, telegrams, documents concerning accounting and money transfers, correspondence with the head of the Commissão de Assistência in Lisbon, the HICEM in Lisbon, newspaper clippings, and certificates or declarations in English attesting to the moral character and multiple talents of individuals, so that they would be allowed to emigrate to the U.S.A. or elsewhere.
    inclusive:  1933-1956
    Collection Creator
    Sinagoga Kadoorie Mekor Haim
    Comissão de Assistência aos Judeus Refugiados
    Mea, Elvira Azevedo. O Sefardismo Na Cultura Portuguesa. Porto: Paisagem, 1974.

    Physical Details

    1,132 digital images : PDF.
    1 DVD.
    System of Arrangement
    The system of arrangement of the source repository has been preserved in the digitlal files. Files are arranged in alphabetical and chronological order.

    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
    Fair use only. Authorization to copy the entire collection and any commercial use of the archival materials must be obtained from the Comunidade Israelita (Porto, Portugal). The Community may require the payment of a license fee for such use.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Basto, A. C. de Barros.

    Administrative Notes

    Source of acquisition is the Comunidade Israelita (Porto, Portugal)-Synagogue Kadoorie Mekor-Haïm. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received this collection via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in Nov. 2013.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-25 09:40:15
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