Florence Hodel papers
The Florence Hodel papers consists of photographic portraits, printed reports, correspondence, and clippings related to Hodel’s work as a member of the staff of the War Refugee Board and her post-war work on the International Monetary Fund.
The portraits include graduation portraits of Hodel, portraits of Hodel and her sisters ca. wartime, portraits of Hodel taken in 1945, and portraits, ca. 1960, of Hodel in her office at the International Monetary Fund.
The War Refugee Board materials include a transcript of a meeting between Moses Leavitt of the Joint (JDC) and John Pehle, Florence Hodel, and Josiah DuBois, Jr. of the Treasury Department staff on January 10, 1944, related to the history of the relationship between the State Department and relief agencies. It also includes the reports “The Extermination Camps of Auschwitz (Oswiecim) and Birkenau in Upper Silesia,” (Nov. 1944), “Report on the Activities of the War Refugee Board Through its Representation at the American Legation in Bern, Switzerland, March 1944-July 1945,” and “Final Summary Report of the Executive Director, War Refugee Board.” Miscellaneous clippings, copies of press releases, correspondence about an upcoming interview with journalist Arthur Morse, and distribution lists of “The War Refugee Board History” volumes are also included.
The International Monetary Fund material includes personal and professional correspondence sent to Hodel during the period 1961-1969. Several of the letters are from former members and collaborators of the War Refugee Board, but for the most part, these documents relate to Hodel’s post-war work.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jay Weber
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