Guide to the American Federation of Jewish from Central Europe, Inc. Collection
1933-1956

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Collection Overview

Creator: American Federation of Jews from Central Europe
Title: American Federation of Jews from Central Europe, Inc. collection
Dates: 1933-1956
Size: .5 linear feet
Abstract:The American Federation of Jews from Central Europe was established by Jewish victims of Nazism from Central Europe in the United States to safeguard their rights and to sponsor social service programs. The collection consists of a typescript of a survey which examined Jewish communal property in Germany prior to November 1938, as well as reports and information bulletins relating to Central European Jews in post-war Europe.
Languages:Materials are in German and English.
Call No: 1991.005

About This Guide

Finding aid encoded December, 2008

Finding aid encoded in English.

Organizational Overview

The American Federation of Jews from Central Europe was the central representative agency of over thirty local and national organizations established by Jewish victims of Nazism from Central Europe in the United States. It was incorporated in New York in 1941 to safeguard their rights and to sponsor social service programs.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a typescript of a survey entitled "Former Jewish Communal Property in Germany: A Questionanaire Survey", which examined communal property owned by Jewish communities and welfare agencies in Germany prior to November 1938. The study was compiled and analyzed by the American Federation of Jews from Central Europe, Inc. and sponsored by the American Jewish Committee. The collection also contains reports, memos, information bulletins and a small amount of correspondence relating to Central European Jews in post-war Europe.

Index Terms

This collection has been indexed under the following terms:

Organizations:
American Jewish Committee
Subjects:
Jews -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Jews, German -- United States
World War, 1939-1945 -- Claims
Document Types:
Correspondence
Memorandums
Reports
Surveys

Conditions Governing Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is available to researchers deemed to be qualified by the Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

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