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Jacob Robinson papers

Document | Accession Number: 2013.506.1

The Jacob Robinson papers include personal and professional papers created and collected by Dr. Jacob Robinson, mainly as part of his work at the Institute for Jewish Affairs in New York City during and after World War II. The collection largely relates to legal and academic discussions about the Holocaust, war crimes trials, and reparations.

The personal photographs are largely pre-war photographs of the Robinson family in Lithuania during the 1920s and 1930s, with a few wartime and post-war snapshots and professional portraits.

The personal papers consist of some educational documents and employment papers—as well as passports and identity papers for the Robinson family and for Luba Stone, Jacob Robinson’s secretary who immigrated with the family—but mainly condolence letters from prominent figures and personal friends after the deaths of Vita Robinson (1955) and Nehemiah Robinson (1964).

The professional papers largely relate to Jacob Robinson’s academic work generated for distribution and publication, rather than a large amount of correspondence. The papers include collected clippings, reports, bibliographies, and publication drafts on a wide array of topics related to the Holocaust and to Judaism.

inclusive:  1915-1977
bulk:  1939-1977
11 boxes
1 oversize box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Karin Sibrava-Cherches
Record last modified: 2021-11-22 09:12:55
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