Guide to the Papers of Leo W. Schwarz (1906-1967)
1940-1954

RG 294.1

Processed by Zosa Szajkowski and Itzek Gottesman. Additional processing by Rachel S. Harrison and Sarah Ponichtera in 2013. Described and encoded as part of the CJH Holocaust Resource Initiative, made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Leo W. Schwarz
Title: Papers of Leo W. Schwarz
Dates:1940-1954
Abstract: This collection, which is a sub-group of RG 294 Displaced Persons Camps, consists of the records of Leo W. Schwarz, the Director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC/JDC) for the U.S. Occupation Zone in Germany during the years 1946-1947. The papers pertain to his work with the JDC in Germany and to the history of the Jewish displaced persons in Germany after World War II.
Languages: The collection is in English, with some German, Hebrew and Yiddish.
Quantity: 21.25 linear feet
Quantity: 51 5” boxes
Identification: RG 294.1
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Biographical and Historical Note

Leo W. Schwarz was born in New York in 1906. He was the author of several anthologies of Jewish literature, including The Jewish Caravan (1935) and A Golden Treasury of Jewish Literature (1937). During World War II, he served in the United States Army. From 1946 to 1947, he directed the operations of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) in the U.S. Zone in Germany at a time when it had begun to shift focus from fulfilling the basic material needs of the Jewish Displaced Persons (DPs) to providing for their rehabilitation and emigration. His book, The Redeemers (1953), is a memoir of his work with the JDC in post-war Germany. Schwarz later became a professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Iowa. He died in 1967.

The JDC, founded in 1914 to aid the Jewish victims of World War I, attained the peak of its relief activity between the years 1945 and 1952, when it spent $342 million on material aid to 250,000 DPs and other Jewish survivors of World War II in Europe. During this period, the bulk of its activities were concentrated in DP camps in the allied-occupied territories of Germany, Austria and Italy.

An August 1945 agreement between the JDC, the U.S. Army and the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) allowed JDC relief workers to join in providing emergency aid to the 30,000 Jewish inmates then in DP camps in the U.S. Zone in Germany. Though the main burden of running the camps rested with the U.S. Army, which was responsible for the provision of food, clothing and shelter, and with UNRRA, which administered the camps, the JDC provided the camps with important supplementary aid and services. During the last four months of 1945, the JDC augmented DP provisions with over $700,000 in food, clothing and medicine trucked in from Switzerland, Denmark and France on surplus trucks which it had purchased from the U.S. Army. Initially, the JDC also assisted in the registration of camp inmates and organized tracing bureaus to aid in the reunion of families. In subsequent years, the JDC created new programs of welfare, medical aid, vocational training, and educational and cultural activity in the camps in the U.S. Zone.

In 1946, the DP population in the U.S. Zone in Germany was enlarged by 90,000 Polish Jews who had fled pogroms in Poland (particularly a July pogrom in Kielce which had claimed 42 Jewish lives). The Polish DPs were also attracted by reports of the special status which U.S. policy granted the Jewish DPs and the belief that Germany would be the organizational center of a mass emigration to Palestine as a result of the Anglo-American Commission recommendation that 100,000 Jewish DPs should be admitted into Palestine.

By 1946 the JDC had begun organizing emigration from within the U.S. Zone. While the Jewish Agency for Palestine was in charge of preparing Jews for aliyah and for the maintenance of hakhsharot (training farms), the JDC and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) facilitated the departure of tens of thousands of Jewish DPs for Palestine and other countries. The JDC provided potential emigrees with a range of services which included the matching of skills with prospective countries; helping them obtain passports, birth certificates and visas; arranging medical examinations; maintaining contact with overseas agencies and sponsors; and covering the travel expenses of the emigration itself. As well as aiding the emigration of individuals, the JDC also acted as a liaison between qualified Jewish DPs and the the Preparatory Commission of the International Refugee Organization (PCIRO), the interim agency established in 1947 to fill the hiatus between the demise of the UNRRA and its replacement by the International Refugee Organization (IRO), which arranged for the group emigration of skilled workers to Canada, Australia, and European countries. In 1947, 7,000 Jewish DPs left the U.S. Zone with JDC help and over half of them were able to enter the U.S. under the Truman Directive and U.S. quota laws.

1947 again saw the JDC struggling to cope with an influx of new DPs into the U.S. Zone. Famine in Rumania early in the year resulted in the infiltration into the U.S. Zone of thousands of Jewish DPs desperately in need of nutrition, clothing, shelter, and medical aid. The situation was aggravated by the April 21, 1947 “Freeze Order” of General Lucius Clay, Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. European Command. That order prohibited camps run by the PCIRO, from accepting new inmates after July 2, 1947. The support of the 35,000 refugees who comprised this category fell to the JDC, who expanded their personnel from a staff of 44 in 1946 to 294 in 1947 in order to meet the growing needs of the DP community.

The JDC also reorganized its zones of operation in 1947. Five regions were consolidated into two districts, with Berlin included as a third, known as the “Berlin District.” “Eastern District #1, Land Bavaria” with headquarters in Munich covered the previous regions of Bamberg, Regensburg and Munich. “Western District #2, Greater Hesse, Wurttemberg-Baden” was comprised of the previous regions of Stuttgart, Frankfurt and the Kassel area and was based in Frankfurt. Each Zone had its own director who was under the jurisdiction of the overall U.S. Zone Director. The Zone Director, with the support of an assistant and an executive assistant, set policy and served as a liaison between the JDC and various organizations. These included the U.S. military, the Advisor on Jewish Affairs to the U.S. occupation forces, the PCIRO (later IRO), the Central Committee of Liberated Jews, and voluntary agencies such as ORT (The Society for Trades and Agricultural Labor), the Jewish Agency for Palestine and HIAS.

By 1947, the JDC had also begun to prepare the DPs for work and life outside the camps, with the establishment of work projects and the funding of ORT vocational training schools. The JDC provided supplementary food rations and amenities to Jewish DPs who worked as teachers, doctors, cooks, firemen, policemen, sanitation workers, and administrators in the camps. According to the JDC, by 1948 38,800 Jewish DPs out of a total population of 141,800 Jewish DPs in the U.S. Zone were employed in ORT vocational schools, in service in the DP camps and communities, at hakhsharot, and in JDC-supported tailoring, knitting and shoemaking projects.

Between July 1947 and May 1948, individual emigration of Jewish DPs was jointly funded by the JDC and the PCIRO. The IRO, upon its assumption of the PCIRO’s responsibilities in the spring of 1948, refused to help fund the migration of DPs to the war zone of Palestine. Yet by April 1949, the IRO had fully resumed its financial and tactical support of emigration to Israel and reimbursed the JDC for the interim expenses the JDC had incurred in transferring Jews to Palestine. In November 1949, the JDC and the Jewish Agency, with Israeli government support, founded MALBEN (Institute for the Care of Handicapped Immigrants) in Israel. MALBEN was established to care for the chronically ill, disabled and aged immigrants and other DPs who were hard to place. In 1950, the JDC began to move groups of invalids, who were among the last residents of the German DP camps, to Israel.

Responsibility for JDC U.S. Zone projects was divided among an array of Departments, all answerable to the Zone Director. They included: Personnel and Administration, Transport, Reports and Statistics, Finance, Public Relations, Employment, Emigration, Religious, Medical, Legal, Supply, Special Services, and Recreation and Education.

The JDC also maintained a full complement of health programs and institutions in the U.S. Zone. By 1948, 216 JDC-supported hospitals, sanatoriums, infirmaries, dispensaries, maternity wards, dental clinics, labs, children’s nutrition centers, and rest homes provided 4,629 beds to the Jewish DP community. For a population with a birth rate double that of the U.S. (in 1947, there were 10,000 infants under the age of one in the DP camps), the JDC provided feeding and health programs for expectant and nursing mothers, and supplied them with children’s clothing and other necessities. Through JDC nutrition centers and an immunization program, the health of a malnourished and weakened population was upgraded and maintained.

At the peak of its activities in 1948, the JDC supported 116 schools and kindergartens in the U.S. Zone with a combined student body of 7,843. The JDC completely subsidized the U.S. Zone’s Board for Education and Culture, which, through the combined efforts of the JDC, the Jewish Agency and the Central Committee for Liberated Jews, organized and ran the schools of the Jewish DP population. The JDC, through its Recreation and Education Department, also established summer camps for internee children which served as many as 8,000 per summer, and supported sport clubs and athletic facilities. The JDC’s Student Branch helped Jewish DPs gain entrance to universities, arranged scholarships and stipends for them, and chaired a verification commission which established the credentials of those who had earned professional degrees before the war.

The JDC also played a role in the cultural life of the camps by sponsoring tours by local and foreign performers like American Jewish actor Herman Yablokoff and Israeli dancer Paula Padani, as well as a Mobile Film Unit which traveled throughout the U.S. Zone with a repertoire of English and Yiddish films. Among the more than fifty theatrical groups in existence in the DP camps in the late forties, the JDC-sponsored Munich Yiddish Theatre (MIT) was prominent. The JDC helped finance and supply with newsprint the dozen or more newspapers and periodicals, mostly in Yiddish, which arose in the U.S. Zone in the post-war years.

Religious life was fostered by the JDC's Religious Department, which by 1947 subsidized 200 synagogues, 40 mikvot (ritual baths), 20 yeshivot and seminaries, 75 religious schools, and a seminar for shokhtim (kosher slaughterers) in the U.S. Zone. The Religious Department also maintained a rabbinical synod (Agudat Harabonim) of rabbis serving in the camps, and funded the printing and distribution of religious books. The JDC facilitated the observance of religious holidays by supplying the DP camps with ritual objects and food such as shofars, matzot and kosher wine.

The establishment in 1948 of the State of Israel and the Displaced Persons Act in the U.S. made the emigration of all DPs and the closing of the camps a priority. In 1948, the JDC, together with the Office of the Advisor on Jewish Affairs, the IRO, the U.S. Army, voluntary organizations, and DP leadership began to consolidate and reorganize the remaining DP camps. Special camps with homogeneous populations were created in the U.S. Zone for the dwindling population of Israel- and America-bound DPs, the persistent medical cases, and those undecided about or ineligible for emigration. By 1949, the JDC had closed all of its workshops amidst a general curtailment of voluntary and international agency activity in the Zone. The closing of the last camp, Foehrenwald, in 1953, marked the end of JDC activity in the Jewish DP camps of the U.S. Zone in Germany.

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Scope and Content Note

The materials in this collection are, for the most part, the administrative files of Leo W. Schwarz in his capacity as the JDC Director of the U.S. Zone of Germany, a position he held for the years 1946-1947, although there are also earlier materials. In addition, there are JDC documents of later years, indicating that Leo Schwarz continued accumulating documents even after leaving his post, possibly for the purpose of writing The Redeemers, a book about his experiences, which was published in 1953.

The records consist of correspondence, minutes, reports, memoranda, statutes, statistics, circulars, maps of JDC operations in Germany, bulletins, personnel lists, financial records, and other material relating to Jewish DPs in Germany after World War II. These include materials relating to the organizational structure of the JDC and its work in the U.S. Zone as well as its relationship to the U.S. military authorities and to international relief agencies, including the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (UNRRA), and its successor, the International Rescue Organization (PCIRO, IRO).

The files relating to displaced persons camps and centers contain materials of the Central Committee of Liberated Jews in the U.S. Zone, materials of the DP congresses, correspondence and reports of JDC regional offices, and materials from individual camps. Of special importance are the periodic reports filed by JDC representatives about their inspections of numerous Jewish DP installations in their respective districts. There are also files of the various JDC departments, including the Religious Department, the Health Department, the Welfare and Personal Service Department, the Education and Cultural Activities Department, and the Legal Department, and information about the Jewish DPs in the British and French Zones and in Berlin. There are also several memoirs and eyewitness testimony accounts of the Holocaust collected from survivors in the DP camps, folklore and satire about the life of Jewish displaced persons and the manuscript of Schwarz's own memoir of his time with the JDC, The Redeemers.

This record group provides a vital source for the history of the Jewish displaced persons after the Second World War, and of the substantial relief effort organized on their behalf by the JDC. The papers occupy over 21 linear feet of shelf space in 51 manuscript boxes. The collection is on 48 reels of microfilm, designated as MKM 488. The inclusive dates are 1940-1954.

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Arrangement

The overall arrangement of the papers reflects the organizational structure of the JDC’s U.S. Zone headquarters in Munich. At the time of their accession to the YIVO Archives, the papers were only partly in order, mostly arranged by topic. A number of folders originated in Mr. Schwarz’s JDC office and were left in their original arrangement. These folders are the core of the collection. Other materials were originally loose and unsorted and were formed into cohesive file units. These are usually denoted in the inventory as "folder consists of discrete pages," meaning that these pages were not originally found together in a folder. The folder titles in the container list were created based upon the folder contents but are not written on the folders themselves, which are labeled only with the folder number. The reel number given is the first microfilm reel and frame number for each folder. The collection is divided into 5 series, which have been further divided into subseries and subsubseries.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Permission to use the collection must be obtained from the YIVO Archivist.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish part or parts of the collection must be obtained from the YIVO Archives. For more information, contact:
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
email: archives@yivo.cjh.org

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Related Material

This collection is a sub-group of RG 294, which consists of materials relating to Displaced Persons camps and centers in Germany, Italy and Austria, including a separate sub-group of photographs. In addition, there is some of Leo Schwarz’s correspondence in the Abraham Klausner Papers in the AJHS Archives, P-879. In addition, YIVO, AJHS and LBI libraries and archives have a wealth of materials about World War II, Displaced Persons camps and several other JDC collections, as well as several of Schwarz’s books. These include Mutations of Jewish Values in Contemporary American Fiction, The Jewish Caravan: Great Stories of Twenty-Five Centuries, Memoirs of My People Through a Thousand Years, Refugees in Germany Today, A Golden Treasury of Jewish Literature, and The Redeemers, a Saga of the Years 1945-1952, among others.

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Separated Material

There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.

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Microfilm

This collection is on 48 reels of microfilm (MKM 488).

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Papers of Leo W. Schwarz; RG 294.1; box number; folder number; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

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Acquisition Information

Leo W. Schwarz donated his papers to the YIVO Archives in 1959.

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Processing information

Zosa Szajkowski compiled a preliminary inventory in 1959. The arrangement of the papers and the preparation of a finding aid were completed by Itzek Gottesman in 1986. Additional processing was completed by Rachel S. Harrison and Sarah Ponichtera in 2013. Described and encoded as part of the CJH Holocaust Resource Initiative, made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.

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Container List

 

Series I: JDC General Files, 1940-1953

122 folders
Scope and Content:

Series I comprises the general administrative files of the JDC Director for the U.S. Zone in Germany. These include mainly reports and correspondence of the JDC and local and international affiliates, memoranda, lists, meeting minutes, directories, mailings, and maps.

Subseries 1: Organization and Structure of the JDC, 1944-1953

19 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains materials on the organizational structure of the JDC and their work in the U.S. Zone, including general JDC reports on kibbutzim, individual camps, deportations by the U.S. military authorities of individuals illegally in the U.S. Zone, cultural activities, the black market, and general conditions in the DP camps. There are also meeting minutes, correspondence and memoranda, lists of Jewish installations in Germany, reports and minutes related to the international structure of the JDC, international directories of JDC offices and affiliates, bulletins, personnel lists, circulars, and maps of JDC operations in Germany.

FolderReelTitleDate
1 1.1 Directory of JDC offices and cooperative committees worldwide June 1947
  

- Second edition

 
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2 1.32 JDC Country Directors Conference February 3, 1947
  

- Paris
- Bulletins 1-20

 
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3 1.118 Minutes of JDC Conference of the Country Directors from Europe April 5-10, 1948
  

- Paris

 
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4 1.515 JDC report 1953
  

- Submitted to the Conference of Country Directors in 1953
- Includes Camp Foehrenwald
- Returnees from Israel
- Refugees from the West Zone and Berlin
- Emigration
- Tuberculosis among Jews

 
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5 1.571 Lists of Jewish installations in Germany 1947-1948
  

- June 1947
- IRO and JDC field representatives, January 1948

 
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6 1.649 Reports and minutes on organizational structure of JDC in Germany 1944-1948
  

 
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7 1.875 Correspondence and memoranda on organizational structure 1946-1947
  

- Folder consists of discrete pages

 
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8 1.1038 Correspondence and memoranda on organizational structure August-October 1947
  

 
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9 1.1088 Correspondence and memoranda on organizational structure January 13, 1947
  

- Includes analysis of JDC program by Leo W. Schwarz

 
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10 1.1121 Various materials on JDC activity 1946-1947
  

- Includes education and culture
- Kibbutzim
- Youth aliyah
- Infiltration of DPs from Austria
- Food distribution, minutes, December 10, 1946
- Sending the ill to Switzerland for cure
- Lists of employees of the Jewish Agency, January 1, 1947
- Conferences of regional JDC directors, January 4, February 15-16, 1947

 
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11 1.1232 Reports of JDC staff conference of the Eastern Military District, 3rd U.S. Army 1945
  

- October 21, 1945
- Report by Saul S. Elgart on JDC activities in same district, August 1-October 15, 1945
- District includes the camps of Landsberg, Foehrenwald, and Feldafing

 
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12 1.1318 Minutes and reports of JDC staff conferences 1946-1947
  

- January 28-29, 1946
- Paris, September 27-28, 1946
- Munich, October 17, 1947

 
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13 1.1392 JDC personnel lists in Germany 1945-1947
  

 
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14 2.1 Various materials 1946-1948
  

- Includes staff memos, general memos, Munich memos, and bulletins

 
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15 2.183 Circulars of JDC director in Germany, Samuel Haber May 1947-December 1948
  

 
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16 2.281 Circulars of the Munich office 1947-1949
  

- Includes list of all sections of the Central Committee in Munich

 
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17 2.439 Bulletins, Munich office 1947-1949
  

- Numbers 5-119, October 31, 1947-February 27, 1949 and numbers 1-120, October 25, 1947-May 10, 1949
- These are internal bulletins of workers in the 1st Military District
- Includes Bulletin 7-emigration, 15-distribution of clothing-films, 115-flour for matzot

 
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18 2.746 Minutes of conferences of JDC with other institutions 1946-1948
  

- Includes meetings of regional directors
- Meetings of provisioning directors, December 10, 1946
- 10th conference of publishers of DP newspapers, Bad Kissingen, September 8, 1948

 
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19 2.826 Maps of JDC operations in Germany November 1947
  

 

Subseries 2: JDC Reports, 1945-1950

42 folders
Scope and Content:

The reports in this subseries include monthly and quarterly departmental reports covering population statistics, personnel, religious affairs, cultural work, education, camp relief, and transportation, medical reports, reports from the U.S. Zone Director and from regional and district offices, as well as from certain camps and individuals, legal aid, emigration, occupations, provisioning, speeches, and reports distributed to JDC bureaus in Paris and New York. There are also a series of reports concerning population flow, UNRRA statistics for the American, British and French Zones, where the JDC was also involved, and other demographic and statistical information.

FolderReelTitleDate
20 2.833 Monthly departmental reports May 1946
  

- Includes population statistics, reports on personnel, religious affairs, education, camp relief, transportation

 
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21 2.1020 Monthly departmental reports June 1946
  

 
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22 2.1540 Monthly departmental reports July 1946
  

 
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23 3.1 Monthly departmental reports August 1946
  

 
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24 3.352 Monthly departmental reports September 1946
  

 
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25 3.651 Monthly departmental reports October 1946
  

 
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26 3.957 Monthly departmental reports November 1946
  

 
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27 3.1228 Monthly departmental reports December 1946
  

 
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28 4.1 Monthly departmental reports January 1947
  

 
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29 1.793 Monthly departmental reports February 1947
  

 
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30 4.1109 Monthly departmental reports March-April 1947
  

 
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31 5.1 Monthly departmental reports April 1947
  

 
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32 5.185 Monthly departmental reports May 1947
  

 
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33 5.219 Monthly departmental reports June 1947
  

 
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34 5.143 Monthly departmental reports July 1947
  

 
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35 6.1 Monthly departmental reports August 1947
  

 
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36 6.215 Monthly departmental reports September 1947
  

 
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37 6.375 Monthly departmental reports October 1947
  

 
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38 6.530 Monthly departmental reports November 1947
  

 
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39 6.695 Monthly departmental reports December 1947
  

 
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40 6.1030 Monthly departmental reports January 1949
  

 
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41 6.1251 Monthly departmental reports February 1949
  

 
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42 6.1460 Monthly departmental reports March 1949
  

 
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43 7.1 Monthly departmental reports April 1949
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
44 7.118 General consolidated departmental reports September-November 1947
  

- Includes medical reports, reports of the Zone director, legal aid, emigration, occupations, provisioning, statistical reports

 
FolderReelTitleDate
45 7.322 General consolidated departmental reports January-December 1948
  

 
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46 7.743 General consolidated departmental reports January-May, August, October-December 1949
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
47 7.943 Quarterly installation reports from various districts December 1947, November 1948
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
48 8.1 Regional reports 1946-1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
49 8.38 General periodical reports 1946-1950
  

- Folder consists of discrete pages

 
FolderReelTitleDate
50 8.103 Monthly reports of the 5th district (Munich) April 1946-1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
51 8.468 Various reports 1945-1947
  

- Includes report from Foehrenwald
- Report from Rabbi Alexander Rosenberg on religious activity
- Report on activity in Western Military District
- Cultural work December 26, 1945-January 15, 1946
- Report on Heidelberg district
- Cultural work in Zielsheim, December 24, 1946
- Statistics of children in centers, January 1947

 
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52 8.691 Report by Harry Witeles on visit to Germany from January 6-April 8, 1946. 1946
  

- Photocopy, 147 pp. and 85 pp. of statistics

 
FolderReelTitleDate
53 8.1005 Various reports 1945-1946
  

- Includes speeches and reports distributed by JDC bureaus in Paris and New York

 
FolderReelTitleDate
54 9.1 Various reports 1947
  

- Includes speeches and reports distributed by JDC bureaus in Paris and New York

 
FolderReelTitleDate
55 9.387 Various reports 1948-1949
  

- Includes speeches and reports distributed by JDC bureaus in Paris and New York

 
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56 9.503 Movement Project report and statistics on Jewish population flow in Germany August-November 1946
  

 
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57 9.572 Monthly statistical reports of Jewish population in Germany January 1946-January 1947
  

 
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58 9.761 Monthly statistical reports of Jewish population in Germany June-August 1946, May-June and July 1947
  

 
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59 9.836 Monthly statistical reports of Jewish population in Germany January 1947-July 1949
  

- Includes UNRRA statistics of American, British and French zones

 
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60 9.1157 Monthly statistical reports of Jewish population in Germany 1947
  

- Includes statistical tables of camps and centers

 
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61 9.1184 Monthly statistical reports of Jewish population in Germany January-March 1948
  

- Includes statistics on health conditions, births and mortality

 

Subseries 3: Military Authorities and Relief Agencies, 1940-1950

41 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries consists of materials of the U.S. military authorities and of international relief agencies, such as the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (UNRRA), and its successor, the International Rescue Organization (PCIRO, IRO), the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), the American Red Cross, and the American Council of Voluntary Agencies. These include reports and memoranda on various conflicts between U.S. military authorities and the JDC, reports of Jewish Advisors to the U.S. military, Judge Louis Levinthal's records on his mission to Germany as the U.S. Military Advisor on Jewish Affairs, correspondence with UNRRA, minutes of the UNRRA Council on Jewish Affairs, UNRRA reports on Jewish infiltration, conference reports, various materials of the U.S. military, bulletins and circulars, and meeting minutes, among other materials.

FolderReelTitleDate
62 9.1190 JDC reports and memoranda on conflicts with U.S. military authorities 1946
  

- Includes house search of JDC employees in Munich
- Liquidation of camp at Furth
- Incidents at Olching, Cham and Landsberg

 
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63 9.1229 JDC reports and memoranda on conflicts with U.S. military authorities 1945-1946
  

- Includes memos to and from JDC to various agencies on DPs

 
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64 9.1306 Correspondence with UNRRA 1945-1946
  

- Also Includes UNRRA and military circulars and reports on incidents in Pilsen of forced return of Jews to Poland, September 6, 1945

 
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65 10.1 Correspondence with UNRRA January 1946-October 1947
  

- Includes discussion of use of Yiddish and Hebrew

 
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66 10.147 Minutes of UNRRA Council on Jewish affairs 1940-1948
  

- Also includes memoranda, February 7-12, November 1948 and G-5 Army memo on council, October 2, 1940

 
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67 10.231 Monthly UNRRA report 1946
  

- May 1946
- Copy of UNRRA report, January 18, 1946 about infiltration of Jewish DPs

 
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68 10.256 Various UNRRA materials 1943-1946
  

- Includes resignation memo of UNRRA administrator Leo Srole, January 3, 1946
- Permission to publish newspapers, 1946

 
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69 10.341 Memoranda, reports of Jewish advisors with the American military authorities September 1946-October 1947
  

- Includes materials of Rabbi Phillip Bernstein

 
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70 10.373 Memoranda, reports of Jewish advisors with the American military authorities July 24-September 3, 1947
  

- Includes daily notes of Judge Louis Levinthal

 
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71 10.442 Memoranda, reports of Jewish advisors with the American military authorities January 21-29, 1947
  

- Includes correspondence by Judge Levinthal

 
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72 10.632 Memoranda, reports of Jewish advisors with the American military authorities 1947
  

- Concerns Levinthal’s mission in Germany

 
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73 10.669 Memoranda, reports of Jewish advisors with the American military authorities January-March 1948
  

- Levinthal’s speeches upon his return to Germany

 
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74 10.772 Memoranda, reports of Jewish advisors with the American military authorities 1947-1948
  

- Newspaper clippings

 
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75 10.813 Memoranda, reports of Jewish advisors with the American military authorities 1949
  

- Memoranda, correspondence, reports of William Haber

 
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76 10.988 Memoranda, reports of Jewish advisors with the American military authorities March 13-14, 1949
  

- Conference report, Heidelberg

 
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77 10.1038 Memoranda, reports of Jewish advisors with the American military authorities July 31, 1949
  

- Conference report on The future of the Jews in Germany, Heidelberg

 
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78 10.1110 Memoranda, reports of Jewish advisors with the American military authorities September-November, 1946
  

- Memo to Judge Simon Rifkind on AJC evaluation of centers
- Minutes of UNRRA and Council on Jewish Affairs

 
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79 10.1194 Memoranda, reports of Jewish advisors with the American military authorities 1949
  

- Includes memoranda and reports of Harry Greenstein

 
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80 10.1249 Memoranda, reports of Jewish advisors with the American military authorities November 1, 1949-January 30, 1950
  

- Final report of Greenstein, November 1, 1949
- Supplement by Major Abraham S. Hyman, January 30, 1950

 
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81 10.1326 Memoranda, reports of Jewish advisors with the American military authorities December 1949
  

- Report on Israel by Chaplain Louis Barish

 
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82 10.1377 Memoranda, reports of Jewish advisors with the American military authorities 1948-1950
  

- Memoranda and reports of Major Abraham S. Hyman
- Includes minutes of a consultation by Jewish organizations in his office, March 15, 1948

 
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83 10.1441 Memoranda, reports of Jewish advisors with the American military authorities January 20, 1950
  

- Final report of A. Hyman, Heidelberg

 
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84 10.1473 U.S. Army materials 1944-1945
  

- Weekly reports of G-5, and SHAEF on DPs
- Folder consists of discrete pages

 
FolderReelTitleDate
85 11.1 U.S. Army materials 1945
  

- Report of the General Board, United States Forces, European Theater, G-5 Section, Study number 35 on DPs, refugees, and Allied military personnel

 
FolderReelTitleDate
86 11.101 U.S. Army materials 1945-1949
  

- Report on Jews in Garmish, May 29 and October 16, 1946
- Recognition of the Central Committee
- Folder consists of discrete pages

 
FolderReelTitleDate
87 11.252 U.S. Army materials 1947
  

- Report, "Displaced Persons and the Occupation Forces in Europe, series, 1945-1946, office of the Chief Historian, European Command"
- Frankfurt am Main, 77 pp., mimeographed

 
FolderReelTitleDate
88 11.351 U.S. Army materials undated
  

- Report "Civil Affairs"
- 95 pp., mimeographed

 
FolderReelTitleDate
89 11.457 UNRRA and U.S. Military materials on Jewish DPs in Germany 1945-1949
  

- Folder consists of discrete pages

 
FolderReelTitleDate
90 11.638 SHAEF and UNRRA on Jewish DPs in Germany 1945-1950
  

- Includes reports
- Folder consists of discrete pages

 
FolderReelTitleDate
91 11.924 List of UNRRA and IRO stations in Germany July 20, 1946-September 23, 1948
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
92 11.1052 Reports of UNRRA in Germany 1945-1947
  

Folder consists of discrete pages

 
FolderReelTitleDate
93 12.1 General Bulletin of UNRRA in Germany 1946-1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
94 12.178 UNRRA circulars August 1945-July 1945
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
95 12.370 UNRRA circulars July-October 1945
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
96 12.531 UNRRA circulars November 1946-1949
  

- Folder consists of discrete pages

 
FolderReelTitleDate
97 12.763 IRO circulars 1947-1949
  

- Folder consists of discrete pages

 
FolderReelTitleDate
98 12.954 Report of the Survey Committee on Displaced Persons of the American Council of Voluntary Agencies for Foreign Service June 1946
  

- "Problems of Displaced Persons"

 
FolderReelTitleDate
99 12.1045 American Council of Voluntary Agencies minutes of meetings and committees 1948-1950
  

- Includes committee for emigration, children and youth care

 
FolderReelTitleDate
100 12.1192 American Council of Voluntary Agencies minutes of meetings and committees December 1947-September 1948
  

- Minutes of committee for children’s and youth care

 
FolderReelTitleDate
101 12.1237 American Red Cross report undated
  

- "Summary of Civilian War Relief Activities in Western Europe, 1944 - 1946"
- Photostat copy, 68 pp.

 
FolderReelTitleDate
102 12.1308 American Red Cross reports 1945-1946
  

- Reports to G-5, USFA about DPs in Germany and Austria

 

Subseries 4: General Reports and Correspondence, 1945-1952

20 folders
Scope and Content:

The materials in this subseries contain general reports and correspondence from Jews in the American Army in Germany to JDC, as well as correspondence of Leo Schwarz. These reports and correspondence concern kibbutzim, various camp conditions, deportations of Jews to Poland, cultural activity in the camps, reports by Joseph Schwarz, Rabbi Yitzhak Serbib, Samuel Haber, Zalman Greenberg, Earl G. Harrison, Larry Becher, and Henry Cohen, conference materials, correspondence between JDC offices, statutes and other materials of the Central Committee in Munich, lists, memoranda, and other materials on German Jews.

FolderReelTitleDate
103 12.1334 General reports 1945-1949
  

- Includes report by Dr. Joseph Schwarz, August 14, 1945
- Report on kibbutzim, May 20, 1947

 
FolderReelTitleDate
104 13.1 General reports 1945-1951
  

- Includes report of camp Neustadt
- Report on deportation of 38 Jews to Poland, October 1, 1946
- Report by Rabbi Yitzhak Serbib about French Zone, April 15, 1945

 
FolderReelTitleDate
105 13.243 General reports July 1949
  

- Report by Samuel Haber, “Two Years with the Shearit-Hapleita"
- Munich, Yiddish, 91 pp., typed

 
FolderReelTitleDate
106 13.335 General reports November 1945-November 1946
  

- Includes various materials marked ‘'General and Emergency," concerning the trip of Dr. Zalman Greenberg to the U.S.A.
- Report by Larry Becher about Camp Leipheim

 
FolderReelTitleDate
107 13.369 General reports 1945-1948
  

- Reports on conditions in Germany
- Includes report by Earl G. Harrison to the President of the U.S.A.
- Reports by Larry Becher
- Report by Henry Cohen to World Jewish Congress, November 7, 1946
- Report on first JDC group in Germany, August 20, 1945
- Report on conference between UNRRA and JDC, October 22, 1945
- Memorandum of William Haber on Rabbi Klausner’s report to the American Jewish Conference, May 2, 1948

 
FolderReelTitleDate
108 13.453 Correspondence from Jews in the American Army in Germany to JDC April 1945-February 1946
  

- Concerning conditions in DP camps

 
FolderReelTitleDate
109 13.496 Correspondence from Jews in the American Army in Germany to JDC January 18, 1947-October 14, 1948
  

- JDC in Munich to JDC in Paris
- Includes cultural activity in the camps

 
FolderReelTitleDate
110 13.693 Correspondence from Jews in the American Army in Germany to JDC 1945-1949
  

- Various institutions
- Folder consists of discrete pages

 
FolderReelTitleDate
111 13.912 Correspondence from Jews in the American Army in Germany to JDC June 1946-May 1948
  

- Includes reports on black market in camp Hohne
- Report of Cultural Office of the Central Committee in the British Zone, May 1948
- Report Number 2 of the Jewish Central Information Office on destruction of Dutch Jewry
- Report by Shlomo Michael Gelber on British Zone, June 1946
- Incidents in Bergen-Belsen

 
FolderReelTitleDate
112 13.997 Correspondence from Jews in the American Army in Germany to JDC December 1945-February 1947
  

- Materials on Dr. Leo Schwarz
- Includes reports on canteen in the DP camps
- Declaration of 4 communities of German Jews and "Reichsvereinigung" of German Jews in Germany against formation of a Central Committee, January 26, 1946
- Statutes of the Central Committee
- List of employees in the Munich committee
- Report of JDC in Frankfurt
- Consultation of the Central Committee with JDC concerning collaboration, June 2, 1946

 
FolderReelTitleDate
113 13.1101 Correspondence from Jews in the American Army in Germany to JDC November 1946-May 1947
  

- Includes memo on JDC activity
- Agreement on collaboration between the JDC and the Central Committee in Munich, February 9, 1947
- Consultation of JDC in Paris and regarding the student problem in Germany, March 3, 1947
- JDC relief for illegal emigrants to Israel

 
FolderReelTitleDate
114 13.1149 Correspondence from Jews in the American Army in Germany to JDC 1946-1947
  

- General and camp reports
- Includes reports on kibbutzim, lists and map

 
FolderReelTitleDate
115 13.1128 Correspondence from Jews in the American Army in Germany to JDC 1947
  

- Includes memo to the Central Committee about IRO takeover of UNRRA activity, December 10, 1947
- Jewish students in Polish and German universities
- Memo on incidents of antisemitism, undated
- Activity program, June 10, 1947

 
FolderReelTitleDate
116 13.1298 Correspondence of Leo Schwarz 1946-1949
  

- Includes pages of a report of Vaad Hatzalah with statistics on religious schools

 
FolderReelTitleDate
117 14.1 Correspondence of Leo Schwarz 1947-1948
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
118 14.67 Correspondence of Leo Schwarz 1945-1952
  

- Includes memo of Dr. Auerbach on conditions of DPs, July 23, 1947
- Correspondence with Col. Dayton H. Frost about advisor on Jewish affairs, 1950
- Correspondence with Yehuda Neidich on Jewish affairs, 1951-1952
- Personal correspondence

 
FolderReelTitleDate
119 14.219 Correspondence of Leo Schwarz 1946-1947
  

- Correspondence of Chaplain A.J. Klausner
- Includes inventory of property and finances of the Central Committee, May 10, 1946

 
FolderReelTitleDate
120 14.236 Correspondence of Leo Schwarz 1945-1948
  

- Correspondence regarding relief for German Jews

 
FolderReelTitleDate
121 14.330 Correspondence of Leo Schwarz 1946-1948
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
122 14.393 Correspondence of Leo Schwarz undated
  

- Includes other materials on German Jews

 
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Series II: Displaced Persons Camps and Centers, 1945-1950

101 folders
Scope and Content:

Series II comprises the files of the Displaced Persons centers and camps, including materials of the Central Committee of Liberated Jews in the U.S. Zone, minutes and reports of the DP congresses, minutes of meetings of the Central Committee, correspondence and reports of JDC regional offices, and materials from individual camps.

Subseries 1: The Central Committee of Liberated Jews: Organization and Structure, 1945-1949

7 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries consists of records of the Central Committee of Liberated Jews, including correspondence, lists of members and associates, memoranda, statutes, minutes, reports, and correspondence between the Central Committee and JDC regarding cooperation.

FolderReelTitleDate
123 14.418 Lists of associates of the Central Committee in Munich and the Regional Committee undated
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
124 14.441 Correspondence and memoranda on the legalization of the Central Committee by the American Authorities in Germany 1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
125 14.497 Minutes of the Central Committee in Munich October 15, 1946-February 13, 1947
  

- Includes meetings with liaison officer Colonel Seithers
- Issues 1-22
- Copies in English

 
FolderReelTitleDate
126 14.558 Minutes of the Central Committee in Munich October 15, 1946-February 13, 1947
  

- Copies of above in German

 
FolderReelTitleDate
127 14.631 Correspondence and memoranda on cooperation between the Central Committee and JDC November 9, 1946-January 1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
128 14.669 Correspondence and memoranda on cooperation between the Central Committee and JDC November 9, 1946-January 1947
  

- Includes agreement from January 1947, and letter by Dr. Joseph Schwarz about the situation, November 9, 1946

 
FolderReelTitleDate
129 14.710 Statutes, minutes and reports of the Central Committee 1945-1949
  

- Includes election rules
- Statutes of the Central Committee
- Statutes of the Association of Jewish students
- Minutes and reports of conferences of the Central Committee and regional JDC committees
- Reports of various sections of the Central Committee
- Materials on the liquidation of camps in 1949, 23 pp.

 

Subseries 2: Central Committee Congresses, 1946-1948

5 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains minutes, reports and other materials on the Second and Third Congresses of Displaced Persons, 1946-1948.

FolderReelTitleDate
130 14.950 Minutes of the Central Committee 1947
  

- Second regular session, Berchtesgaden, June 23-24, 1947
- Third session, October 13-14, 1947
- Fourth session, December 28-30, 1947

 
FolderReelTitleDate
131 15.1 Minutes, reports and other materials of the Second Congress of Shearit-Hapleita February 1947
  

- Bad Reichenhall

 
FolderReelTitleDate
132 15.217 Reports and other materials of the Third Congress of Shearit-Hapleita March 30-April 2, 1948
  

- Germany

 
FolderReelTitleDate
133 15.262 Reports and other materials of the Third Congress of Shearit-Hapleita March 30-April 2, 1948
  

- Germany

 
FolderReelTitleDate
134 15.369 Minutes of the sessions of the Council of Liberated Jews 1946-1948
  

- After the 3rd congress, Munich
- Incomplete

 

Subseries 3: Central Committee Minutes, 1945-1950

9 folders
Scope and Content:

This is a subseries of meeting minutes of the Central Committee, mainly minutes of plenary sessions, as well as of sessions of the Central Committee with representatives of other corporations, including the JDC, ORT, various regional committees, and with Dr. Philipp Auerbach, the commissioner of the Bavarian State Restitution Office.

FolderReelTitleDate
135 15.556 Minutes of the plenary sessions of the Central Committee in Munich 1945
  

- Issues 1-26, July 5-December 31, 1945
- Minutes of July 1, 1945
- Related materials

 
FolderReelTitleDate
136 15.692 Minutes of the plenary sessions of the Central Committee in Munich January 8-December 16, 1946
  

- Issues 27-73

 
FolderReelTitleDate
137 15.801 Minutes of the plenary sessions of the Central Committee in Munich April-December 1946
  

- Issues 41-79
- Incomplete

 
FolderReelTitleDate
138 15.851 Minutes of the plenary sessions of the Central Committee in Munich 1947
  

- Issues 74, 76-77, January 7-February 4, 1947
- Issues 1-70 of the plenum and Presidium, March 9-November 18, 1947
- Minutes Number 1 of a session with the JDC representative, June 16, 1947

 
FolderReelTitleDate
139 15.994 Minutes of the plenary sessions of the Central Committee in Munich 1947-1949
  

- Issues 1-41, April 8-November 7, 1948
- Issues 79-98, January 4-March 22, 1948
- Issues 20-48, July 11-December 16, 1948
- Discrete papers, 1947-1949

 
FolderReelTitleDate
140 Folder number not used
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
141 15.1112 Minutes of the plenary sessions of the Central Committee in Munich April 26-December 1949
  

- Mostly not numbered
- Issues 49-61

 
FolderReelTitleDate
142 15.1161 Minutes of the plenary sessions of the Central Committee in Munich January 10-July 17, 1950
  

- Not numbered

 
FolderReelTitleDate
143 16.1 Minutes of sessions of Central Committee in Munich November 1-May 13, 1947
  

- With the state commissioner Dr. Philipp Auerbach

 
FolderReelTitleDate
144 16.75 Minutes of sessions of Central Committee in Munich 1946-1947
  

- With representatives of other corporations, JDC, ORT, regional committees, Dr. Auerbach, and others
- Relating to industrial schools and other productivization matters
- Reports

 
FolderReelTitleDate
145 Folder number not used
  

 

Subseries 4: Camps and Centers: Reports and Correspondence, 1945-1949

80 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains reports and correspondence of AJDC regional offices and materials from individual camps relating to various camps and centers. The subseries is further subdivided into two subsubseries of JDC district files and files on individual camps and centers.

Subsubseries A: Files on JDC Districts, 1945-1949

30 folders
Scope and Content:

Of special importance within this subsubseries are the periodic reports filed by JDC representatives about their inspections of numerous Jewish DP installations in their respective districts.

Folder TitleDate
146 16.222 Correspondence of JDC in 1st military district (Bavaria) 1945-1946
  

- About kibbutzim in Schoenbrunn, Mainkofen, Schweikeberg, Herzogsaumuehle, Fallbach, Possenhofen, Bergerhof, 1945-1946
- List of 26 kibbutzim in districts 2, 3 and 5
- Statement by Dr. Nahum Goldman about the condition of the DPs, January 9, 1946
- Evacuation of Rothschweige and Reithofen
- Illegal flight from Camp Moschendorf by 350 Jews

 
Folder TitleDate
147 16.262 Monthly reports of JDC representatives in 3rd district (Bamberg and Ansbach) October 1947-July 1949
  

 
Folder TitleDate
148 16.443 JDC reports and correspondence of the 4th district (Regensberg, Schwandorf, formerly area team 1046) October 20, 1945-July 23, 1948
  

 
Folder TitleDate
149 16.546 JDC reports and correspondence of the 5th district (Weilheim) 1946-1948
  

- December 1946-January 1948
- Minutes of a meeting with the burgomeister, September 29, 1947

 
Folder TitleDate
150 15.595 JDC reports and correspondence from various communities in the 5th district 1946-1949
  

- 1946-1949
- Report from Frankfurt about mixed marriages, January 31, 1949

 
Folder TitleDate
151 16.643 Correspondence of the DP regional committee in the 5th district (Upper Bavaria and Swabia) 1947
  

- Includes report of inspections in the camps and communities of Leipheim, Neu-Ulm, Tuerkheim, Epfenhausen, Kaufering, Fensig, Wolfratshausen, Bad Woerishof
- Report of the regional committee for April 1947
- 3rd regional conference in Munich, February 19, 1947
- List of camps and other centers in the 5th district
- Meeting of JDC directors, February 15, 1947

 
Folder TitleDate
152 16.707 Reports of cash relief distributed through the JDC in the 5th district January-August 1947
  

 
Folder TitleDate
153 16.754 Lists of camps, communities and other Jewish DP centers in the 5th district 1947
  

 
Folder TitleDate
154 16.797 JDC correspondence and reports of the 6th district (formerly area team 1065) 1947-1948
  

 
Folder TitleDate
155 16.885 JDC correspondence and reports of the 6th and 7th district (Bad Reichenhall, Munich, Wartenburg, formerly area team 1069) 1947-1948
  

 
Folder TitleDate
156 16.1021 JDC correspondence and reports of the 6th district 1947-1948
  

- Includes AJDC group (team) 1045, later renamed region (area) 4, and evacuation of Vilseck
- Statistics of 2790 children in Amberg, Floss, Tirschenreuth, Vilseck, Weiden
- Strike of students in the ORT school of Vilseck against cutting the food rations

 
Folder TitleDate
157 16.1043 JDC correspondence and reports of the 6th district 1947
  

- Includes JDC groups (teams) 1063-1064, later renamed to regions (areas) 5 and 6
- Camps and centers in Bad Woerrishofen, Buchloe, Kaufbeuren, Markt Oberdorf, Mittenwald, Neidhart, Tuerkheim
- Map of 19 communities and other centers

 
Folder TitleDate
158 16.1063 JDC correspondence and reports of the 6th district September 1945-January 1946
  

- Includes the providing of and arranging places for agricultural work (Hakhsharot)

 
Folder TitleDate
159 16.1107 Report by G.H. Muntz and Henry Deutsch about the kibbutzim May 20, 1947
  

 
Folder TitleDate
160 16.1123 Correspondence about Kibbutz Streicher’s Farm November 1948-January 1949
  

 
Folder TitleDate
161 16.1139 Statistics and other materials about kibbutzim in the U.S. Zone 1947
  

 
Folder TitleDate
162 16.1177 JDC report about kibbutzim in the U.S. Zone May 20, 1947
  

 
Folder TitleDate
163 16.1197 JDC reports and correspondence of communities and other centers in the U.S. Zone 1945-1949
  

- Includes Ansbach, Bad Kohlgrub (hospital), Bad Tolz (hakhsharot), Bayreuth, Mainkofen (hakhsharot), Purten (children’s center), Rotschweigen, Schesslitz (kibbutz), Weilheim (kibbutz)

 
Folder TitleDate
164 17.1 Report about various camps and communities in the U.S. Zone 1945-1946
  

- Arranged chronologically, Neustadt, Foehrenwald, Zeilsheim, Deggendorf, Landsberg, Feldafing, Munich, Stuttgart, Fuerth, Bad Nauheim, Pocking
- Report of Eli Rock about the Jewish communities in Bavaria, November 26, 1945
- Report of JDC activity in Lower Bavaria and Oberpfals (Upper Palatinate), January 24, 1946

 
Folder TitleDate
165 17.121 Monthly reports of various centers in the U.S. Zone undated
  

- Includes Eschwege, Frankfurt, Buedingen, Darmstadt, Fulda, Gehringshof, Kreis Gelnhausen, Gersfeld, Hessisch Lichtenau, Bad Nauheim, Offenbach-Spreindlingen, Wetzlar, Wiesbaden, Zeilsheim, Lampertheim, other
- Incomplete

 
Folder TitleDate
166 17.255 JDC reports of visits to camps and centers (field visits) of the 7th army district January 20-22, 1946
  

- By Larry M. Becker
- Includes Aschau, Bamberg, Deggendorf, Frankfurt, Fuerth, Heidelberg, Lampertsheim, Leipheim, Pocking, Struth, Stuttgart

 
Folder TitleDate
167 17.285 JDC correspondence with Jewish communities and centers in the U.S. Zone 1946-1949
  

- Includes Amberg, Ampfing, Dachau, Feldmocking, Freising, Graefelfing, Kempten, Krumbach, Laufen, Mallersdorf, Markt Oberdorf, Marktredwitz, Memmingen, Mindelheim, Mittenwald, Moosburg, Mandelstadt, Rosenheim, St. Ottilien, Starnberg, Tirschenreuth, Waging, Wartenberg

 
Folder TitleDate
168 17.491 JDC correspondence with Jewish communities and centers in the U.S. Zone 1946-1949
  

- Includes Bad Reichenhall, Creuzsen, Eisalzried bei Dachau, Franzheim, Grass b. Erding, Greifenberg, Hartmansberg, Hochland, Indersdorf (Kloster), Pottenstein, Pegnitz, Ramsdau, Sindel, Wartenburg, Wolfgang, Wuerzburg

 
Folder TitleDate
169 17.696 JDC correspondence with Jewish communities and centers in the U.S. Zone 1947-1948
  

- Includes Buchloe, Heidelberg, Vilseck and neighboring communities

 
Folder TitleDate
170 17.746 Reports of camps and other centers in the U.S. Zone 1946-1949
  

- Includes Babenhausen, 1946
- Raid of the camp in the Uhlan barracks, Bamberg, November 24, 1946
- Visit in Camp Binola, March 1948
- Reports of Dachau, 1945-1946
- Eschwege
- Industrial schools in Foehrenwald
- Transit center in Frankfurt
- Kibbutz in Holzhausen
- Lampertheim
- Landsberg
- Jewish community in Mannheim
- Pocking
- Schwandorf
- Collective reports about several camps including Degendorf, Katenberg, Winzer, Bamberg, Fuerth, Rehan, Strut, Winzheim, Schwandorf, Eggenfelden, Straubing
- Folder consists of discrete pages

 
Folder TitleDate
171 17.901 General JDC reports of various districts in the U.S. Zone October 1947-October 1948
  

 
Folder TitleDate
172 17.969 Organization of work in the camps 1946
  

- Includes Landsberg, Feldafing, Foehrenwald, New Freimann and Gauting

 
Folder TitleDate
173 17.985 Reports, maps and photos of Jewish cemeteries in camps 1947
  

- Holzhausen, St. Ottilien, Schwabhausen, Landsberg, Stadtwaldhof, Kaufering, Erpfling, Kurlach, Utting

 
Folder TitleDate
174 17.1070 Various JDC materials on closing of camps October 1948-July 1949
  

 
Folder TitleDate
175 17.1091 Report by Harry Greenstein June 10, 1949
  

- Heidelberg
- On his trip to Israel for negotiations with the Israeli Government and Jewish Agency about problems in connection with the closing of the camps in Germany and Austria

 

Subsubseries B: Files on Camps and Centers, 1945-1949

50 folders
Scope and Content:

Camps and centers mentioned in this subsubseries include Augsburg, Bamberg, Feldafing, Foehrenwald, Kassel, Munich, Pocking-Waldstadt, and Regensburg (region).

Folder TitleDate
176 17.1152 Altotting November 1946-January 1948
  

- Correspondence and reports

 
Folder TitleDate
177 17.1225 Ansbach July 1948-June 1949
  

- Monthly reports

 
Folder TitleDate
178 18.1 Augsburg September 1946-January 1948
  

- Correspondence and reports

 
Folder TitleDate
179 18.446 Bad Woerishofen and neighboring communities 1946-1948
  

- Correspondence

 
Folder TitleDate
180 18.512 Bamberg 1946
  

- Correspondence of the director of the regional JDC bureau
- Arranged alphabetically

 
Folder TitleDate
181 18.619 Bamberg April 1946
  

- Monthly reports of kibbutzim in the Bamberg district

 
Folder TitleDate
182 18.711 Bamberg April 1946
  

- Monthly reports and memoranda from region
- Arranged alphabetically

 
Folder TitleDate
183 18.769 Bamberg 1946
  

- Reports

 
Folder TitleDate
184 18.808 Bamberg 1946-1949
  

- Reports
- Folder consists of discrete pages

 
Folder TitleDate
185 18.840 Bamberg May 1948-July 1949
  

- Monthly reports

 
Folder TitleDate
186 18.928 Bamberg 1946-1947
  

- Reports on camps, kibbutzim

 
Folder TitleDate
187 18.944 Bamberg June 1948-June 1949
  

- Reports on camps, kibbutzim
- Incomplete

 
Folder TitleDate
188 18.1038 Bayreuth November 1947-April 1949
  

- Monthly bureau reports

 
Folder TitleDate
189 18.1053 Deggendorf September 26, 1945-April 9, 1946
  

- Reports and correspondence

 
Folder TitleDate
190 18.1083 Dorfen-Markt August-September 1946
  

- Correspondence

 
Folder TitleDate
191 18.1097 Eichstatt 1948-1949
  

- Correspondence

 
Folder TitleDate
192 18.1154 Feldafing 1945-1946
  

- Reports, including report on Kinderblock, September 1945
- Reports by Dr. Henri Heitan and Ruth C. Heitan, January 1946 and undated
- Report of Gershon Gelbart, January 11, 1946
- Excerpts from UNRRA report
- Monthly statistical reports, April-May 1946
- Report of the Third American Army on visit to camp, May 17, 1946

 
Folder TitleDate
193 19.1 Foehrenwald February 2-December 28, 1947
  

- Minutes of the camp committee

 
Folder TitleDate
194 19.88 Foehrenwald January 8, 1948-July 3, 1949
  

- Minutes of the camp committee

 
Folder TitleDate
195 19.149 Foehrenwald October 1945-May 1946
  

- Reports and correspondence

 
Folder TitleDate
196 19.177 Garmisch-Fartenkirchen May 1946-May 1949
  

- Correspondence

 
Folder TitleDate
197 19.237 Kassel district 1946
  

- Reports of centers

 
Folder TitleDate
198 19.270 Kempten 1948
  

- Correspondence

 
Folder TitleDate
199 19.287 Munich 1945-1948
  

- Minutes of the Munich Jewish Committee, November 26, 1945, January 21, May 30, 1946, April 9, 1948, undated

 
Folder TitleDate
200 19.327 Munich 1946-1948
  

 
Folder TitleDate
201 19.379 Munich July-December 1947
  

- Minutes of regional committee, district V and VB

 
Folder TitleDate
202 19.398 Munich February 15, February 29, September 1946
  

- Reports and memoranda

 
Folder TitleDate
203 19.471 Munich 1946-1947
  

- Reports of Munich Jewish Committee
- Reports of JDC on Munich Jewish Committee, January-June 1947
- Report of collaboration of JDC with Munich Jewish Committee, June 17, 1946

 
Folder TitleDate
204 19.505 Munich July 1947
  

- JDC reports of 5th district
- Various reports including Munich Jewish Committee

 
Folder TitleDate
205 19.534 Munich 1946-1949
  

- JDC correspondence with Munich Jewish Committee on financial matters

 
Folder TitleDate
206 19.561 Munich 1947
  

- Minutes of regional conference, reports, memoranda of Regional Committee of Liberated Jews in Upper Bavaria

 
Folder TitleDate
207 19.654 Munich 1947
  

- Correspondence and memoranda of Munich Jewish Committee

 
Folder TitleDate
208 19.722 Munich June-July 1947
  

- Reports of sections of Munich Jewish Committee
- Lists of employees

 
Folder TitleDate
209 19.748 Munich 1947
  

- Reports of Munich JDC bureau

 
Folder TitleDate
210 19.805 Munich 1946-1949
  

- Various materials on union of employees of the Munich Jewish Committee

 
Folder TitleDate
211 19.900 Munich 1946-1949
  

- Correspondence with the Munich Jewish Committee on provisioning

 
Folder TitleDate
212 19.926 Munich February 11, 1947
  

- Notes of Munich Jewish Committee
- Minutes of a meeting between Munich Jewish Committee, Central Committee and JDC

 
Folder TitleDate
213 19.1008 Passau 1947
  

- JDC correspondence and reports, includes neighboring centers

 
Folder TitleDate
214 19.1053 Pocking January-July 1946
  

- JDC reports and correspondence

 
Folder TitleDate
215 19.1159 Pocking 1947-1949
  

- JDC reports and correspondence, includes liquidation of the camp

 
Folder TitleDate
216 19.1177 Parten II (Muhldorff) 1946-1947
  

- Correspondence, includes JDC training center and list of JDC emigration agencies
- Information on Parten I

 
Folder TitleDate
217 20.1 Regensburg region 1946
  

- Monthly JDC reports and correspondence of camps, communities and kibbutzim
- Arranged alphabetically

 
Folder TitleDate
218 20.141 Regensburg region 1947-1948
  

- Monthly JDC reports and correspondence of camps, communities and kibbutzim
- Arranged alphabetically

 
Folder TitleDate
219 20.205 Regensburg region January-November 1947
  

- Monthly reports of regional JDC director

 
Folder TitleDate
220 20.238 Regensburg region 1947
  

- Correspondence with representative from Regensburg

 
Folder TitleDate
221 20.287 Regensburg region 1947
  

- Correspondence of regional JDC director about provisioning, includes lists of teachers in 8 centers

 
Folder TitleDate
222 20.368 Regensburg region 1946-1947
  

- Correspondence and minutes
- General and financial reports, includes salaries of employees of the Central Committee in the region and August 30, 1946 administrative memorandum Number 1 of JDC on method of financing the Jewish communities, camps and kibbutzim, in the U.S. Zone, 1946-1947
- List of 23 communities, kibbutzim, and camps in Lower Bavaria
- Lists of employees
- Minutes of regional committee, September 18, 1947
- Report on libraries, 80 pp.

 
Folder TitleDate
223 20.407 Regensburg region May-December 1948
  

- Monthly reports on Children's Nutrition Center submitted to JDC in Ansbach

 
Folder TitleDate
224 21.1 Regensburg region November 1947-March 1949
  

- Correspondence

 
Folder TitleDate
225 21.66 Notes on Israel April 5-18, 1949
  

- Typed, daily record of trip to Israel of Harry Greenstein, Advisor on Jewish Affairs to the U.S. Occupation Forces, includes account of meetings with Israeli officials and other notables

 
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Series III: JDC Departments, 1945-1954

266 folders
Scope and Content:

Series III comprises the files of the various JDC departments: Employment, Religion, Health, Welfare and Personal Services, Emigration, Cultural Activities and Education, Legal Matters, Supplies, Public Relations, and Financial Matters and Personnel. Though none of the subseries contain complete records of the respective departments, the extant material is representative of the JDC's work with the DPs.

Subseries 1: Employment Board, 1946-1949

15 folders
Scope and Content:

These files include reports, memoranda, meeting minutes, correspondence, statistics and statistical reports, and other materials related to the issues of employment of the DPs both within the camps and in the outside communities. There are also materials concerning questions of rehabilitation, productivity and the hakhsharot and cooperatives.

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226 21.127 Employment Board April 1946-February 1947
  

- Reports, memoranda, consultations among JDC, UNRRA, American Army and other authorities
- On organization, rehabilitation and employment among Jewish Displaced Persons

 
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227 21.233 Minutes, reports and other materials of the Central Committee in Munich October 1946-February 1948
  

- Chiefly of the directorate for employment
- Concerning work and productivity

 
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228 21.301 Periodic reports April 1947-June 1949
  

- Munich

 
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229 21.660 JDC report 1947
  

- Draft copy
- Includes projects in and outside the camps

 
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230 21.712 Monthly reports of operation June-December 1947
  

 
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231 21.819 Monthly reports of operation 1948
  

- December is missing

 
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232 21.1018 Correspondence and reports 1947-1948
  

 
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233 21.1105 Report to Central Committee in Munich April 1947-January 1948
  

- Report of December 1947-January 1948
- Includes JDC report, April 1, 1947

 
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234 21.1139 Statistics of employees May 1, 1948
  

- Divided by camps, centers, occupations and countries of origin
- Undated statistic

 
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235 21.1230 Statistical reports and other materials of the labor department in the Central Committee in Munich January 9, 1947-February 16, 1947
  

- Includes memorandum from American authorities on the creation of the Jewish Production Corporation
- Occupational structure of the displaced persons according to the regions of the U.S. Zone, January 9, 1947
- Report of activities in 1946 and supplementary report, February 16, 1947

 
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236 21.1300 Report of the activity of the industrial office April 1947-May 1949
  

 
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237 21.1371 ORT schools correspondence and reports 1947
  

 
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238 22.1 Monthly statistical reports 1947-1948
  

 
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239 22.79 Monthly reports 1948-1949
  

 
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240 22.161 Various materials on employment for Jewish displaced persons 1946-1949
  

- Includes minutes of a meeting with UNRRA, Heidelberg, October 19, 1946
- JDC reports by Eta Deutsch, November 11, 1946; by Leo Schwarz, November 12, 1946; by Harold Traub, October 15, 1947
- Statistics of Central Committee in Munich on hakhsharot and cooperatives

 

Subseries 2: Religious Department, 1945-1949

30 folders
Scope and Content:

The files of the Religion Department include correspondence, reports, statistics, and other materials pertaining mainly to the acquisition of religious supplies, including kosher foods, religious books and objects for Jewish holidays, and to the maintenance of synagogues, mikvot, yeshivot, and cemeteries. There are also materials relating to rabbis, conferences of Jewish chaplains, statistics on mashgikhim (kashrut supervisors), menakrim (kosher meat preparers), mohilim (circumcisers), mikvot (ritual baths), khevrot kadisha (burial societies), cantors, and religious schools, and materials of the Universal Association of Progressive Judaism.

FolderReelTitleDate
241 22.201 Correspondence of Rabbis Weinberg and Rosenberg 1947
  

 
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242 22.226 Correspondence and other materials about JDC religious relief work in the U.S. Zone 1945-1947
  

- Includes cemetery for persons killed in the Landsberg district
- Provisioning of kosher foods
- Religious books, candles and other objects for Jewish holidays
- List of houses of prayer, yeshivot and rabbis in Pocking
- Emigration of rabbis

 
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243 22.283 Reports and correspondence of the Religious Department October 1946-November 1948
  

- Includes monthly reports
- Reports of a visit to the British Zone, October 26-29, 1947
- Conference of Jewish chaplains in Munich, October 1, 1947
- Statistics of mashgikhim, menakrlm, mohilim, mikvot, khevrot kadisha, cantors, and religious teachers

 
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244 22.399 Correspondence January 1947-December 1948
  

- Includes list of deceased Jewish patients in the Gauting sanatorium, February 20, 1947
- Report of the Vaad Hatzalah, June 15, 1946-June 15, 1947
- List of yeshivot
- Report of a trip to England by Alexander Piekarchik, May 1948
- List of 73 Lubavitch hasidim
- List of rabbis

 
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245 22.487 Reports and memoranda July 1946-January 1947
  

 
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246 22.527 Incoming correspondence 1948
  

- Folder of letters of thanks and receipts

 
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247 22.560 Statistics about religious activity in the U.S. Zone of Germany 1948-1949
  

 
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248 22.571 File of Rabbi Alexander S. Rosenberg 1946
  

- Includes incidents between Aguda group and American soldiers
- Meeting with General Clay about amnesty for Jewish DPs in jails
- Correspondence of Eugen L. Schmucker, an apostate clergyman in the Orthodox Church, who returned to the Jewish faith during the war

 
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249 22.635 Reports of Rabbi Rosenberg about JDC religious activities in the U.S. Zone 1946
  

- Includes publications
- Religious education
- Passover
- Marriages
- Kashrut
- The fate of the Rothschild Library

 
FolderReelTitleDate
250 22.675 Monthly and other reports of religious activity in the U.S. Zone 1948
  

- File of Rabbi Shlomo Shapiro

 
FolderReelTitleDate
251 22.721 Correspondence of Rabbi Shlomo Shapiro 1948-1949
  

- Director of JDC religious activities in Germany and Austria
- With Solomon Tarshausky of the JDC in New York

 
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252 22.747 Materials of the Munich office of the Jewish Agency (Sokhnut Hayehudit) 1948
  

 
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253 22.768 Questionnaires of the religious section of JDC in the U.S. Zone September-October 1946
  

- Replies from all DP camps and centers with details as to kashrut, religious education, etc.

 
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254 22.902 Questionnaires of the religious section of JDC in the U.S. Zone about talmudei torah, yeshivot and rabbis 1947
  

 
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255 22.935 Correspondence, reports, lists and other JDC materials about yeshivot 1948
  

 
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256 22.1029 Materials on religious schools in the U.S. Zone 1947
  

- Includes statistics of 86 schools with 5350 students
- Plan for the rabbinical school in Krumbach
- Statistics of talmudei torah of Agudat Israel in 22 localities
- Statistics of hadarim in the Western military district
- List of children in the Beth Jacob school in Camp Wetzlar
- List of students in the Beth Joseph rabbinical seminary in Neu-Ulm

 
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257 23.1 Correspondence and reports about the yeshiva in Leipheim 1947-1948
  

- Agreement between Agudas Harabonim and the religious section of the JDC
- Other materials

 
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258 23.25 Purim and reports of Passover in the camps 1946
  

 
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259 23.83 Distribution of matzos by the JDC in the U.S. Zone 1946-1947
  

- Memoranda and requisitions

 
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260 23.126 Distribution of Passover wines 1946-1947
  

 
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261 23.134 Correspondence and reports of the kosher kitchen at the Munich Jewish Committee 1946-1949
  

 
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262 23.216 Distribution of slaughtering knives (khalafim) and the book Simla Khadasha 1947
  

 
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263 23.238 Correspondence, accounts and other materials about mikvot in DP centers 1946-1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
264 23.288 Memoranda on provisioning of kashrut 1946-1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
265 23.314 Various materials about provisioning of kosher food undated
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
266 23.370 Materials of the Universal Association of Progressive Judaism 1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
267 23.382 Various materials about religious activity in the U.S. Zone 1946
  

 
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268 23.414 Various materials about religious activity in the U.S. Zone 1946-1947
  

- Cemetery of concentration camp survivors in the district of Landsberg am Lech
- Second assembly of Agudat Harabonim, July 1947
- Reports of Rabbi Alexander Rosenberg
- List of DPs in the Kibbutz Hofetz Hayyim in Bad Reichenhall

 
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269 23.465 Various materials about religious activity in the U.S. Zone 1946-1949
  

- Includes memorandum of W.R. Wallace about matzos for Passover
- Reports
- Project to carry out religious celebrations outside of the Landsberg camp
- Jewish children in Christian homes

 
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270 23.511 Various materials about religious activity in the U.S. Zone 1948-1949
  

- Includes building of mikvot in Aschau and Eichstatt
- Correspondence from Wasseralfingen and other localities about divorce
- Correspondence with and about Rabbi Chone Person, director of religious activities in the 1st Western district

 

Subseries 3: Health Department, 1945-1953

94 folders
Scope and Content:

The files of the Health Department, which are the most substantial in the departmental series, contain material on medical relief in the U.S. Zone and other important materials on the physical conditions of the Holocaust survivors.

Subsubseries A: General, 1945-1949

25 folders
Scope and Content:

This subsubseries consists of reports of the Conference of JDC Medical Directors in Europe, as well as other reports, correspondence, statistics, bulletins, and programs about medical supervision in the U.S. Zone, sanitary conditions, health reports, mass examinations, lists of Jewish invalids, and dental and psychiatric consultations.

Folder TitleDate
271 23.560 Report of the Conference of JDC Medical Directors in Europe (Country Medical Directors) May 14-18, 1947
  

- Paris

 
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272 23.662 Report, statistics and correspondence about medical supervision 1945-1949
  

- Includes reports by Dr. Joseph M. Schwarz, October 25-December 22, 1945
- Dr. Paul Friedman's memorandum about the "project of mental hygiene," October 6, 1946
- Report of the Association of Jewish Physicians in the U.S. Zone, March 25, 1948
- Report for 1948

 
Folder TitleDate
273 23.1023 Materials about medical supervision in the U.S. Zone 1947-1949
  

- Includes circular of the JDC central bureau for mass examinations
- Conference of medical workers about the problem of mass examinations, Munich, September 10-11, 1948
- Statistical report of the medical section of the JDC-OSE-Central Committee for the year 1948
- Report of the western district, May 18, 1949
- Informational Bulletin Number 12, May 1949

 
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274 23.1145 JDC reports and other materials of nurse Rebecca Lyon in the U.S. Zone 1946-1947
  

- Reports on sanitary condition and medical relief in the camps and communities
- Statistical health reports
- Consultation of Jewish physicians
- Reports by Alycen R. Hiller
- Leaflets

 
Folder TitleDate
275 24.1 Monthly reports of JDC medical supervisors in the U.S. Zone September 1947-December 1948
  

- Other materials

 
Folder TitleDate
276 24.105 Various materials about medical supervision 1948
  

- Includes program of medical supervision in the summer camps
- Mass examinations
- Appeals and instructions on the prevention of diseases
- Medical supervision at the Regensburg committee
- Nos. 1-34, JDC-OSE-Central Committee Information Bulletin, July 1948

 
Folder TitleDate
277 24.231 Information bulletin of the JDC-OSE-Central Committee 1949
  

- Incomplete

 
Folder TitleDate
278 24.306 Medical report of the JDC-OSE-Central Committee 1948
  

 
Folder TitleDate
279 24.336 Reports of the Medical Department of the Central Committee 1946-1949
  

- Includes monthly, annual and other periodic reports
- Rest home for employees of the Central Committee and local committees in Berchtesgaden
- Statistic of 978 invalids in 58 localities
- Central pharmacy in Munich

 
Folder TitleDate
280 24.464 Correspondence with the health section of the Munich Jewish Committee October 1946-March 1948
  

 
Folder TitleDate
281 24.527 Correspondence about the Munich polyclinic 1946-1949
  

 
Folder TitleDate
282 24.553 JDC file On dental premises at the Munich Jewish Committee November 1946-June 1947
  

 
Folder TitleDate
283 24.592 Correspondence with the pharmacy at the Central Committee in Munich May-December 1948
  

 
Folder TitleDate
284 24.620 Correspondence with the pharmacy at the Munich Jewish Committee October 1946-November 1948
  

 
Folder TitleDate
285 24.689 Monthly medical reports of the JDC in the Bamberg district October 1947-June 1949
  

 
Folder TitleDate
286 24.778 Medical reports 1946-1949
  

- Of the camps Pocking, Kelbruck, Degendorf, rehabilitation center Bayerisch Germain and hospital Bogenhausen

 
Folder TitleDate
287 24.875 Materials of the Association of Jewish Invalids in the U.S. Zone 1948-1949
  

 
Folder TitleDate
288 24.897 Lists of Jewish invalids in the U.S. Zone 1948
  

- Mainly in connection with provisioning

 
Folder TitleDate
289 24.977 Lists of Jewish invalids in the U.S. Zone 1948
  

- Mainly in connection with provisioning

 
Folder TitleDate
290 24.1002 Various materials about Jewish invalids July 1947
  

- Includes statistic of the U.S. and British Zones and Berlin

 
Folder TitleDate
291 24.1032 Correspondence about deaf-mutes 1947-1948
  

- Includes schools for deaf-mutes in Foehrenwald, Bad Reichenhall and Geretsried

 
Folder TitleDate
292 24.1125 Reports of the psychiatric consultant January-June 1946
  

 
Folder TitleDate
293 24.1214 Reports of the psychiatric consultant 1946
  

- Individual cases

 
Folder TitleDate
294 24.1312 Reports and other materials about dental supervision in the U.S. Zone 1947
  

- Includes statutes of the Association of Jewish Dentists

 
Folder TitleDate
295 24.1335 Minutes, reports, correspondence, and memoranda about summer camps undated
  

 

Subsubseries B: Gauting Sanatorium, 1946-1953

69 folders
Scope and Content:

This subsubseries is made up of reports, notices, minutes, and correspondence and other files on the Jewish patients in the Gauting Sanatorium, which was run by the IRO with JDC financial support.

Folder TitleDate
296 24.1543 Daily reports May 2, 1952-December 31, 1953
  

 
Folder TitleDate
297 25.249 Notices about elections to the Jewish Patients’ Committee January-February 1947
  

 
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298 25.269 Elections to the Jewish Patients’ Committee March 1948
  

 
Folder TitleDate
299 25.275 Elections to the Jewish Patients' Committee September 1952
  

 
Folder TitleDate
300 25.286 Minutes of the Jewish Patients' Committee undated
  

 
Folder TitleDate
301 25.317 Minutes of the Jewish Patients' Committee undated
  

 
Folder TitleDate
302 25.346 Minutes of the Jewish Patients' Committee March-June 1946
  

 
Folder TitleDate
303 25.361 Minutes, correspondence, notices and other materials of the Jewish Patients' Committee 1948-1949
  

- In connection with Keren Kayemet activities

 
Folder TitleDate
304 25.482 Minutes and other materials of the Jewish Patients' Committee 1952
  

 
Folder TitleDate
305 25.501 Daily statistical reports January-September 1947
  

 
Folder TitleDate
306 25.640 Daily statistical reports July-December 1948
  

 
Folder TitleDate
307 25.776 Daily statistical reports 1949
  

 
Folder TitleDate
308 25.1028 Daily statistical reports 1950
  

 
Folder TitleDate
309 25.1256 Daily statistical reports 1951
  

 
Folder TitleDate
310 25.1492 Correspondence of the Jewish Patients’ Committee undated
  

- In alphabetical order

 
Folder TitleDate
311 26.1 Correspondence of the Jewish Patients’ Committee July-December 1947
  

 
Folder TitleDate
312 26.274 Correspondence of the Jewish Patients’ Committee July-December 1947
  

 
Folder TitleDate
313 26.532 Correspondence of the Jewish Patients’ Committee January-June 1947
  

- A-R

 
Folder TitleDate
314 26.698 Correspondence of the Jewish Patients’ Committee July-December 1947
  

- A-R
- Minutes, notices, memoranda

 
Folder TitleDate
315 26.969 Correspondence of the Jewish Patients’ Committee July-December 1947
  

- S-Z

 
Folder TitleDate
316 26.1273 Correspondence of the Jewish Patients’ Committee 1948
  

- In alphabetical order

 
Folder TitleDate
317 26.1550 Correspondence of the Jewish Patients’ Committee January-June 1948
  

- With the Central Committee in Munich

 
Folder TitleDate
318 27.1 Correspondence of the Jewish Patients’ Committee July-December 1948
  

- A-L

 
Folder TitleDate
319 27.208 Correspondence of the Jewish Patients’ Committee July-December 1948
  

- M-Z

 
Folder TitleDate
320 27.402 Correspondence of the Jewish Patients’ Committee July-December 1948
  

 
Folder TitleDate
321 27.481 Correspondence of the Jewish Patients’ Committee 1950
  

 
Folder TitleDate
322 27.762 Correspondence of the Jewish Patients’ Committee 1950
  

 
Folder TitleDate
323 27.764 Correspondence of the Jewish Patients’ Committee March 1950-September 1951
  

 
Folder TitleDate
324 27.898 Correspondence of the Jewish Patients’ Committee 1951
  

 
Folder TitleDate
325 27.990 Minutes and correspondence about court of honor, meetings with authorities 1947
  

- Other materials

 
Folder TitleDate
326 27.1085 Memoranda of the Jewish Patients' Committee July-December 1948
  

 
Folder TitleDate
327 27.1126 Memoranda of the Jewish Patients' Committee 1949
  

 
Folder TitleDate
328 27.1159 Reports and correspondence of the audit commission in the Gauting sanatorium March 1947-July 1949
  

- Other materials

 
Folder TitleDate
329 27.1244 Materials about provisioning of Jewish patients in Gauting April-December 1946
  

 
Folder TitleDate
330 28.1 Materials about provisioning of Jewish patients in Gauting November 1947-December 1949
  

 
Folder TitleDate
331 28.104 Materials about provisioning of Jewish patients in Gauting 1947
  

 
Folder TitleDate
332 28.135 Materials about provisioning of Jewish patients in Gauting January-June 1948
  

 
Folder TitleDate
333 28.321 Materials about provisioning of Jewish patients in Gauting July-December 1948
  

 
Folder TitleDate
334 28.346 Materials about provisioning of Jewish patients in Gauting July-December 1948
  

 
Folder TitleDate
335 28.401 Materials about provisioning of Jewish patients in Gauting September-December 1949
  

 
Folder TitleDate
336 28.441 Materials about provisioning of Jewish patients in Gauting January-July 1949
  

 
Folder TitleDate
337 28.470 Monthly provisioning reports and statistics of the Jewish Patients' Committee 1950
  

 
Folder TitleDate
338 29.1 Monthly provisioning reports and statistics of the Jewish Patients' Committee 1951
  

 
Folder TitleDate
339 29.548 Correspondence and memoranda 1946
  

- Chiefly about distribution of clothing among Jewish patients in Gauting

 
Folder TitleDate
340 29.606 Lists of clothes distributed among Jewish patients in Gauting 1947-1948
  

 
Folder TitleDate
341 29.735 Materials about distribution of clothing 1948
  

- Lists of clothes and other things left over by deceased

 
Folder TitleDate
342 29.884 Lists of Jewish patients 1949
  

 
Folder TitleDate
343 30.1 Individual questionnaire forms of Jewish patients in Gauting undated
  

- In alphabetical order

 
Folder TitleDate
344 30.120 Lists of Jewish patients January-June 1947
  

- Especially children, youths and invalids

 
Folder TitleDate
345 30.158 Lists of Jewish patients July-October 1947
  

- Especially children, youths and invalids

 
Folder TitleDate
346 30.196 Lists of Jewish patients July-December 1948
  

- Especially children, youths and invalids

 
Folder TitleDate
347 30.251 Lists of Jewish patients 1950-1952
  

- Especially children, youths and invalids

 
Folder TitleDate
348 30.341 Lists of Jewish patients June 1951-September 1952
  

- Especially children, youths and invalids

 
Folder TitleDate
349 30.410 Lists of Jewish patients February-September 1952
  

- Especially children, youths and invalids

 
Folder TitleDate
350 30.579 Correspondence of the Jewish Patients' Committee 1947
  

- Especially about theater performance and concerts

 
Folder TitleDate
351 30.650 Correspondence of the cultural office for Jewish patients in Gauting 1948
  

- Includes programs of theater performances and concerts

 
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352 31.1 Materials about Bikur-kholim in Gauting 1947-1948
  

- Lists of relief rendered

 
Folder TitleDate
353 31.34 Correspondence, accounts and other materials about Bikur-kholim in Gauting undated
  

- Includes reports of the sales of articles left over by the deceased patients

 
Folder TitleDate
354 31.116 Requests to Bikur-kholim in Gauting about loans 1949
  

- Lists of relief rendered

 
Folder TitleDate
355 31.134 Records of the Khevra kadisha of the Jewish Patients' Committee undated
  

 
Folder TitleDate
356 31.189 Correspondence about the Jewish cemetery in Gauting 1947-1949
  

 
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357 31.244 Death certificates for Jewish patients in Gauting 1947-1949
  

 
Folder TitleDate
358 31.315 Letters and documents left over by deceased Jewish patients in Gauting undated
  

 
Folder TitleDate
359 31.573 Package of New Year's cards undated
  

- Found among the effects of patients deceased in Gauting

 
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360 31.587 Maps of the Jewish cemetery of the IRO sanatorium in Gauting undated
  

 
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361 31.606 Various certificates issued by the Jewish Patients' Committee July-December 1948
  

 
Folder TitleDate
362 31.743 Various certificates issued by the Jewish Patients' Committee 1948
  

 
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363 31.835 Petitions by Jewish patients in Gauting January 1950
  

- To President Truman and others, about the closing of the sanatorium

 
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364 31.845 Various materials of Jewish patients in Gauting 1948-1952
  

- Includes petition of 1952 to the Israeli government

 

Subseries 4: Welfare and Personal Service Department, 1945-1949

9 folders
Scope and Content:

The files of the Welfare Department and Personal Service Department include records on child care and tracing activities.

FolderReelTitleDate
365 31.920 Reports of the Welfare department 1949
  

 
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366 31.952 Location service 1946-1949
  

- UNRRA, JDC materials on locating Displaced Persons
- Includes History of Central Location Index

 
FolderReelTitleDate
367 31.1024 Reports and correspondence of location service at the Central Committee 1946-1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
368 31.1044 Reports and correspondence of location service at the Central Committee 1946-1947
  

 
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369 31.1079 Refugee lists of Central Tracing Bureau of UNRRA undated
  

- Incomplete

 
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370 31.1164 Various materials on child care 1945-1947
  

- Includes Tenth Report of the Swiss Relief Committee on Child Refugees
- Statistics of children in the Jewish camps and centers, November 1, 1946
- Report on the infiltration of Jewish children, November 4, 1946
- Reports of children’s centers in Dornstadt and Schonstein
- Minutes of a meeting of the Committee for Jewish Child Care, March 13, 1947

 
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371 31.1212 Various materials on child care May 1946-February 1947
  

 
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372 32.1 Various materials on child care 1946-1947
  

- Includes report on UNRRA conference on child care in Austria, January 3-4, 1946
- Evacuation of a children’s center in Struth, January 20, 1947
- Statistics of 29,962 Jewish children in DP centers of the U.S. Zone and Berlin, January 1947
- Reports from Lindenfel and other children’s centers

 
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373 32.145 Various materials on child care 1946-1947
  

 

Subseries 5: Emigration Department, 1945-1951

20 folders
Scope and Content:

These files consist of reports, memoranda, correspondence, and meeting minutes about emigration of DPs from the camps and centers, as well as the infiltration of DPs into the U.S. Zone. Many of these reports and bulletins are organized by JDC office, including the office in Bamberg, Bremen and Stuttgart.

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374 32.213 JDC reports on emigration May-December 1946
  

 
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375 32.386 JDC reports on emigration 1947
  

 
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376 32.518 JDC reports on emigration 1948
  

 
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377 32.881 JDC reports on emigration 1949
  

 
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378 32.1038 Administrative memoranda of the JDC in the U.S. Zone about emigration 1946
  

 
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379 32.1119 JDC reports and memoranda from camp representatives 1945-1948
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
380 32.1147 Correspondence, minutes, memoranda and other materials about emigration 1945-1949
  

 
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381 33.1 JDC summary report on the infiltration of Jews to U.S. Zone 1946
  

- From June 1946 to November 15, 1946

 
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382 33.13 Reports and correspondence about infiltrator DPs in camps 1948-1949
  

- Includes Camp Bundlach, Augsburg, infiltrees from Czechoslovakia in Regensburg, Fiding (near Reichenhall), infiltrators from Romania in Bayreuth, Leipheim, Binglok, Ansbach, Windheim, and Neu-Ulm

 
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383 33.104 Monthly emigration reports of JDC office in Bamberg May-December 1948
  

 
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384 33.130 Monthly emigration reports of JDC office in Bamberg October 1948-July 1949
  

 
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385 33.155 Monthly report of JDC office in Bayreuth November 1947-September 1948
  

 
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386 33.224 Monthly report of JDC office in Bremen January 1948-May 1948
  

 
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387 33.401 Monthly report of JDC office in Stuttgart February 1948-April 1949
  

 
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388 33.459 Monthly report of JDC office in Districts I, III and V of the U.S. Zone March-December 1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
389 33.553 Emigration bulletin of JDC in the U.S. Zone 1946-1948
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
390 33.628 Emigration bulletin of JDC in the U.S. Zone 1947-1948
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
391 33.700 Emigration bulletin of JDC in the U.S. Zone April 9-October 3, 1948
  

- Numbers 29-48
- Incomplete

 
FolderReelTitleDate
392 33.757 Unzer Zeitung July 22-29, 1951
  

- Published by the DPs on their way to the USA on board the S.S. General R.M. Blatchford
- Numbers 1-6, 8

 
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393 33.782 Ocean Stimme - "Langfitt" Daily News January 14-24, 1951
  

- Six issues of a hectographic bulletin issued by the DPs on the ship General W.C. Langfitt, on the way to the USA

 

Subseries 6: Education and Cultural Activities Department, 1945-1949

54 folders
Scope and Content:

The Cultural Activities and Education Department records include materials on Yiddish DP newspapers, schools, historical commissions, theater, films, sports, and other recreation in the camps and centers.

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394 33.816 Correspondence with the Association of Jewish Writers and Artists 1946-1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
395 33.916 Correspondence about Hemshekh 1948
  

- Publication of the Jewish writers in the U.S. Zone

 
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396 33.957 Materials about newspapers 1946-1947
  

- Yiddish newspapers in the U.S. Zone
- Newspapers from abroad for the DPs

 
FolderReelTitleDate
397 33.1022 Materials on the preparation of a scrapbook for Hanuka 1946
  

- Correspondence between Menahem Steier and Dr. L. Schwarz of the JDC

 
FolderReelTitleDate
398 33.1048 JDC correspondence with the Munich regional committee October 1946-March 1947
  

 
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399 33.1060 JDC correspondence with the Bamberg regional committee 1948-1949
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
400 33.1087 Miscellaneous correspondence and memoranda about cultural activities in the U.S. Zone 1946-1948
  

 
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401 33.1366 Reports and correspondence about cultural and educational matters 1946-1949
  

- Includes report about a meeting by the parents of students in the Hebrew school in Munich, January 13, 1947
- Statistics of pupils
- General directives for the educational work of the JDC in Germany and Austria, April 1946
- 219 pp.

 
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402 34.1 Various materials about culture and education 1946-1948
  

- Includes agreement between ORT and Central Committee about vocational training in the U.S. Zone, October 24, 1946
- Report of the department for education and culture at the Central Committee, April 1947-March 1948
- Circular of UNRRA and the U.S. military command about newspapers and other publications of the DPs , September 9 and September 30, 1946

 
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403 34.36 Various materials about culture and education 1947
  

 
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404 34.115 Various materials about culture and education 1946-1947
  

- Includes book production
- Chart of vocational schools in the Munich region
- Schedule of lectures at the people’s university of the Munich committee
- Report of a visit to the public school in Camp Schliersee
- Meeting on education, Stuttgart, February 23-24, 1946

 
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405 34.160 JDC correspondence about provisioning for cultural institutions 1946-1947
  

 
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406 34.229 Financial materials of the JDC cultural office 1948
  

 
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407 34.273 Minutes of General Directorate for Education and Culture in the U.S. Zone March 26, 1947-January 1948
  

- Incomplete
- Memoranda and reports
- The directorate was formed in February 1947 by the JDC, the Central Committee and the Jewish Agency

 
FolderReelTitleDate
408 34.375 Report about the organization and activities of the cultural office of the Central Committee in Munich November 2, 1947
  

 
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409 34.410 JDC report about cultural activities in the U.S. Zone December 26, 1945-January 5, 1946
  

- By M.J. Joslow

 
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410 34.432 JDC reports and correspondence March-December 1946
  

 
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411 34.579 Correspondence about cultural matters December 1946-October 1948
  

- Between JDC in the U.S. Zone and JDC New York
- Chiefly between S. Lewis Garber and Jacob Joslow

 
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412 34.681 Correspondence about cultural matters October 1947-October 1948
  

- Between JDC in the U.S. Zone and JDC New York
- Chiefly between S. Lewis Garber and Jacob Joslow

 
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413 34.863 Correspondence about cultural matters June-October 1948
  

- Of Juda J. Shapiro at JDC Paris with the JDC in Germany

 
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414 34.919 Reports by Koppel Pinson about Jewish cultural treasures in Germany 1946
  

Report of June 13, 1946 about the role of the Jewish cultural treasures in the educational work of the JDC
- Reports about the confiscation of Jewish libraries
- Lists of art objects
- Photos of U.S. army depository in Offenbach
- Report of June 27, 1946 about Jewish cultural treasures in Schneitach, near Nuremberg

 
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415 34.987 Monthly and other reports about cultural activities of JDC in the U.S. Zone 1946
  

 
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416 35.1 Monthly and other reports about cultural activities of JDC in the U.S. Zone 1947
  

 
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417 35.612 Monthly and other reports about cultural activities of JDC in the U.S. Zone 1947
  

 
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418 35.931 Reports of the Central Historical Commission undated
  

 
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419 35.977 Various materials about the historical commissions in the U.S. Zone undated
  

 
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420 35.1034 Personal questionnaires and I.D. cards of Jewish actors in the U.S. Zone undated
  

- With photos

 
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421 35.1079 Materials on tours in DP centers undated
  

- Tours by Leonard Bernstein, Niusia Gold, variety theater "Goldene Pave" (Golden Peacock), the painter Michael Aram Gottlieb, Lola Granetman, Dvora Lapson, H. Leivick, "Blue-White" Orchestra, "Blue Star” troop, Alexander Yardeni, Sidor Belarsky

 
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422 35.1173 Tour of the singer Sara Gorby 1948
  

 
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423 35.1214 Tour of Della Kova and Berk 1948
  

 
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424 35.1283 Tours of Herman Yablokoff and the dancer Paula Padani 1947-1948
  

 
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425 36.6 Tours of Yehudit Maretzka, Elis Katchek and Celia Berlinska 1947-1949
  

 
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426 36.61 Tours of Aaron Poliakov’s troupe "Di freylikhe khaliastre" (The Jolly Bunch) undated
  

 
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427 36.124 Materials on theaters and concerts in the U.S. Zone undated
  

- Includes Leonard Bernstein, Abraham Feldman, Shoshana Damari, Israel Becker, Norbert Horowitz (Rosental) and Rita Karpinovitch, "Miniature" drama group in Feldafing, Variety theater "Goldene Pave," Herbert Scherzeri, Jewish representative orchestra, Jewish musical variety theater "MIKT," Jewish orchestra of former concentration camp inmates, Shaye Zwillich, "Munich New Jewish Stage," "Jewish Operetta Theater," Dagmara and Max Mixer, Rachel Relis and Feivel Shivak, Jacob Fisher, Moshe Schwimmer and Nathan Shapiro, Saul Hurok

 
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428 36.326 Correspondence on film showings for Jewish DPs July 1946-November 1948
  

 
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429 36.569 JDC Paris and JDC Munich 1948
  

- About films, books and other entertainment items in the U.S. Zone
- Includes statistics of 121,970 viewers at 294 film showings in September 1948
- Similar reports for other months

 
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430 36.638 Various materials of the cultural office of JDC about the showing of films 1946-1948
  

 
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431 36.677 Script and photos of the film "Long is the Road" undated
  

 
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432 36.858 Screen play by Richard Schweizer about children 1947
  

 
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433 36.1146 Correspondence with the center for physical education 1946-1948
  

 
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434 36.1180 Association of Jewish Sport Clubs in the U.S. Zone 1946-1948
  

- Statutes, list of clubs, minutes of conferences and committee sessions, reports

 
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435 36.1256 Membership cards and questionnaires undated
  

 
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436 37.28 Programs, instructions and other sport materials undated
  

 
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437 37.124 Statutes and circulars of the referee panel December 1947-January 1949
  

 
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438 37.176 Announcements of the academic Jewish sport club in Munich and other Jewish sport clubs 1947-1948
  

 
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439 37.220 Correspondence of the academic Jewish sport club in Munich 1947-1948
  

 
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440 37.306 Sixteen sport badges (insignia) of Jewish sport clubs in the U.S. Zone of Germany undated
  

 
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441 37.312 Reports of the recreation consultant July 1946-June 1947
  

 
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442 37.424 Correspondence of Special Services of JDC in the U.S. Zone of Germany August 1946
  

- Includes notices about JDC entertainments in Munich

 
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443 37.569 Monthly reports by M.J. Joslow and later Dr. Philip Friedman, advisors on education May-December 1946
  

- Dr. Kopl Pinson’s report of Zeilsheim, November 1946
- Joslow’s report about educational activities in the district of the 3rd Army for the period of December 26, 1945 - May 5, 1946

 
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444 37.643 Instructions, lists of teachers and other materials about the schools 1947
  

- Munich

 
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445 37.704 Minutes, reports and other materials about the teachers’ seminary 1946
  

 
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446 37.742 Minutes, reports and other materials about the teachers’ seminary 1948
  

 
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447 37.759 Various materials about the school system 1946-1948
  

 

Subseries 7: Legal Department, 1945-1954

22 folders
Scope and Content:

The records of the Legal Department include correspondence and reports pertaining to German-Jewish relations and restitution, as well as other legal questions facing the DPs, including property transfers and ongoing antisemitic incidents.

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448 37.822 The Legal Status of Refugees in Post-War Germany, 1945-1954 c.1954
  

- By Leo W. Schwarz
- Draft, 157 pp.

 
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449 37.1007 Various materials of the legal department March 1946-May 1947
  

- Includes Stuttgart incidents of March 29, 1946
- JDC memorandum about legal status of DPs, September 23, 1946
- Philipp Auerbach's memorandum about the former victims of racial, religious and political persecutions, May 3, 1947
- Memorandum of Rabbi Rosenberg about arrests of DPs, March 1946
- Sworn affidavits and other materials regarding Nazi war criminals Josef Tobbens, Jonas Poderys of the S.S. in Kovno, Dovgolevski (Tafka) condemned to death in 1951 by the Soviet authorities
- Incidents in Gerlos and Gnadenwald in the French Zone of Austria, May 1947
- German anti-Jewish leaflets printed in Sweden
- Anti-Jewish poster in Bavaria

 
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450 37.1193 Various materials of the legal department February-August 1946
  

- Includes reports of the JDC legal relief office
- Transfer of property of emigrants to the USA
- Incidents between Jewish DPs and American soldiers

 
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451 37.1251 Various materials of the legal department 1946-1948
  

- Includes legal relief by UNRRA
- Report about the legal status of Jewish DPs, September 23, 1946
- Legal relief work of the JDC

 
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452 38.1 Monthly reports of the legal department June-August 1947
  

 
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453 38.25 Monthly reports of the legal department April-December 1948
  

 
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454 38.99 Periodical reports of the JDC legal office in the Bamberg district October 1947-June 1949
  

 
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455 38.150 Correspondence and reports of the legal department of the Central Committee in Munich 1946-1947
  

 
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456 38.216 Materials about German-Jewish relations 1945-1946
  

- Includes incidents of discrimination by the German Housing Bureau in Munich against Jews

 
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457 38.261 Materials about antisemitism in the U.S. Zone June-November 1947
  

- Includes anti-Jewish remarks by Capt. Hopkins of the military court in connection with an incident in the Ludendorff Barracks, Neu-Ulm

 
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458 38.277 Materials about antisemitism in the U.S. Zone undated
  

- Includes report "Antisemitism in the U.S. Zone of Germany," by Henry Lilienheim

 
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459 38.286 Reports, leaflets, photographs and newspaper clippings about a demonstration of Jewish DPs against Nazi tendencies of the Suddeutsche Zeitung in Munich August 10, 1949
  

 
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460 38.352 Materials on incidents between Jewish DPs and Germans 1945-1946
  

- Includes incidents in the Lampertheim camps, February 6-12, 1945 and Landsberg, 1946
- Case in Landsberg of American soldiers who beat up DPs, 1946

 
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461 38.399 Transcript of proceedings, Mindelheim Riot Case May 27-30, 1946
  

- Stenographic report of the proceedings in connection with incidents between Germans and Jews in Oberammingen

 
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462 38.607 Attacks by Arabs on Jewish DPs December 1947
  

- Neu-Ulm incidents

 
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463 38.704 Correspondence with Dr. Philipp Auerbach, state commissioner for victims of racial, religious and political persecutions September 1946-September 1947
  

 
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464 38.750 Conference of the State Commissariat for Victims of Racial, Religious and Political Persecutions in the American, British and French Zones December 7, 1946
  

 
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465 38.794 Report of activities of the State Commissariat in Bavaria 1946-1948
  

- Typescript, 94 pp. with photos of persons, institutions and reproductions of documents
- Organizational plan of the Commissariat

 
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466 38.897 Lists of businessmen registered with the State Commissariat 1948-1949
  

 
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467 38.941 Various materials about compensation on payments to victims of Nazism 1945-1949
  

 
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468 38.1003 Materials of the U.S. military authorities in Germany regarding indemnification undated
  

 
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469 38.1137 Report Number 2 of the Jewish Restitution Successor Organizations on the Restitution of Jewish Property in the U.S. Zone of Germany 1947-1949
  

- Nuremberg, February 1, 1949
- Other materials about indemnification

 

Subseries 8: Supply Department, 1945-1949

6 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries consists of minutes, bulletins, circulars, correspondence, and reports about merit rationing and provisioning.

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470 Folder number not used
  

 
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471 39.1 Minutes, bulletins, circulars and correspondence, commission for merit rationing of the Central Committee undated
  

 
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472 39.315 Minutes, bulletins, circulars and correspondence, commission for merit rationing of the Central Committee January 10, 1948-February 8, 1949
  

- Minutes
- Texts in Yiddish with Latin script and English translation, with an index to the minutes prepared by the JDC

 
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473 39.484 Minutes, bulletins, circulars and correspondence, commission for merit rationing of the Central Committee January 10, 1948-February 8, 1949
  

- Minutes
- Mainly English translations

 
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474 39.589 Minutes, bulletins, circulars and correspondence, commission for merit rationing of the Central Committee January 10, 1948-February 8, 1949
  

- Minutes

 
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475 39.613 Reports and correspondence about provisioning 1945-1948
  

 
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476 39.715 Accounts of JDC provisioning warehouse in Regensburg 1947
  

 

Subseries 9: Public Relations Department, 1946-1949

10 folders
Scope and Content:

This is a subseries of reports and publications of the Public Relations Department of the JDC, as well as press reports of the Central Committee’s Public Relations Department.

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477 39.966 Joint News and other publications of the public relations office 1947
  

 
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478 39.1078 Reports and publications of the public relations office 1948
  

 
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479 39.1179 Reports and publications of the public relations office 1949
  

 
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480 39.1201 Periodical reports of the Central Committee in Munich and its departments October 1946-April 1947
  

 
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481 40.1 Information bulletin of the Central Committee public relations department September 17-December 31, 1947
  

 
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482 40.181 Information bulletin of the Central Committee public relations department May-September 1947, January-March 1948
  

 
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483 40.511 Daily press reports of the Central Committee public relations department April 7-September 17, 1946
  

 
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484 40.677 Daily press reports of the Central Committee public relations department September 23, 1946-February 20, 1947
  

 
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485 40.781 Daily bulletin of the radio service at the Central Committee public relations department April 6-September 22, 1946
  

 
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486 40.1029 Daily bulletin of the radio service at the Central Committee public relations department September 23, 1946-February 18, 1947
  

 

Subseries 10: Personnel and Finance Office, 1945-1948

6 folders
Scope and Content:

The materials in this subseries consist of financial reports, memoranda, correspondence, and other materials about JDC employees.

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487 40.1175 Financial report of JDC activities in Germany July 1945-April 1946
  

 
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488 41.1 Memoranda to the JDC field representatives October 18, 1945-February 21, 1946
  

 
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489 41.22 Directives to the JDC personnel 1947
  

 
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490 41.101 Correspondence, memoranda and other materials about JDC employees 1946-1948
  

 
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491 41.370 Correspondence, memoranda and other materials about JDC employees 1946-1947
  

 
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492 41.504 Correspondence, memoranda and other materials about JDC employees 1947
  

 
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Series IV: British Zone, French Zone, Berlin District, 1945-1949

39 folders
Scope and Content:

Series IV relates to the Jewish DPs in the British and French Zones of Germany and in Berlin, including reports on conditions, relief activities, demographics, and correspondence of various JDC regional bureaus. The JDC maintained separate offices in the British and French Zones, while the Berlin office was subordinate to the U.S. Zone headquarters.

Subseries 1: British Zone, 1945-1949

21 folders
Scope and Content:

These materials consist of statistical and other reports, lists, minutes, and correspondence about activities and conditions in the British Zone. Camps and centers represented include Hamburg, Hannover, Cologne, Dortmund, Lubeck, Kiel, Dusseldorf, and Bergen-Belsen.

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493 41.582 Statistical reports of the JDC about the Jewish population in the British Zone of Germany October 1945-March 1948
  

 
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494 41.650 Report of communities 1949
  

- Includes Hamburg, Hannover, Cologne, Dortmund, Lubeck, Kiel, Dusseldorf

 
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495 41.678 Reports, lists and other materials of Bergen-Belsen 1945-1949
  

 
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496 41.711 Reports of Harry Witeles about the conditions in the British Zone of Germany March 1946
  

- Includes minutes of the investigating commission

 
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497 41.797 JDC correspondence and reports December 1945-September 1947
  

- Includes general report by Harry Witeles, April 2, 1946
- D.B. Wadlinger’s report of May 2, 1946
- Shlomo Michael Gelbart’s report about Bergen-Belsen, June 28, 1946
- JDC reports, December 8, 1945-September 20, 1946 and January 1-June 30, 1947

 
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498 41.888 Correspondence of the recreation consultant of JDC about the British Zone 1946-1948
  

 
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499 41.968 Materials of the Association of Jewish Students in the British Zone of Germany 1947
  

 
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500 41.1040 Various materials of the British Zone of Germany 1945-1949
  

- Includes raid in Bergen-Belsen on February 17, 1948
- Performance by the theater studio of Bergen-Belsen in Belgium, 1947
- Article in a British medical journal about Bergen-Belsen, June 9, 1945
- Children’s emigration to England
- Reports about the Hamburg community, September 18, 1945 and January 9, 1946
- Bergen-Belsen statistics, June 1945
- List of camps, communities and centers in the British Zone, September 1949
- Report of the British Zone, June 28, 1946

 
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501 41.1155 Correspondence of the JDC directors June-July 15, 1947
  

 
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502 42.1 Correspondence of the JDC directors July 16-August 1947
  

 
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503 42.327 Correspondence of the JDC directors September-October 1947
  

 
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504 42.626 Correspondence of the JDC directors November-December 1947
  

 
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505 42.974 Correspondence of the JDC directors January-February 1948
  

 
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506 43.1 Correspondence of the JDC directors March-April 1948
  

 
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507 43.550 Correspondence of the JDC directors May-June 1948
  

 
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508 43.980 Correspondence of the JDC directors July-August 1948
  

 
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509 44.1 Correspondence of the JDC directors September-October 1948
  

 
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510 44.280 Correspondence of the JDC directors November-December 1948
  

 
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511 44.524 Monthly Statistical Report on Refugees in the British Zone of Germany January 15, 1947-May 17, 1949
  

- Published by the IRO Office of Statistics and Operational Records
- Monthly DP Refugee Situation Report and other statistical reports

 
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512 44.919 Minutes of the sessions of Voluntary Societies Advisory February 19, 1946-November 9, 1948
  

- Held in Lemgo, British Zone of Germany
- Samuel Dallob

 
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513 44.1092 Monthly reports on the work of voluntary agencies in the British Zone December 1946-June 1949
  

- Minutes and reports of several organizations, among them the "JOINT Relief Unit"

 

Subseries 2: French Zone, 1946-1949

2 folders
Scope and Content:

These folders contain statistics, reports and correspondence concerning questions of rationing, antisemitic incidents, legal questions, and conditions in the French Zone.

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514 45.1 Reports and correspondence of the French Zone 1946-1949
  

- Includes statistics of women and children according to origin and age, January 1946
- Reports and statistics of the French Zone, November 19, 1946, April 28, 1947, September 1949
- Categories of rations
- Incidents in Gerlos and Gnadenwald, May 1947
- Law about indemnification in the French Zone, 1949

 
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515 45.45 JDC report about the conditions of Jews in the French Zone of Germany April 28, 1948
  

 

Subseries 3: Berlin District, 1945-1949

16 folders
Scope and Content:

This is a subseries of reports by JDC staff in Berlin and elsewhere, materials relating to the Berlin Jewish community, emigration reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, including correspondence between the JDC in Berlin and the JDC in the U.S. Zone, in Munich, Paris, and New York, and other materials related to the conditions of Jewish DPs in Berlin.

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516 45.53 Reports and correspondence of Berlin 1945-1949
  

- Includes report of the Berlin Jewish community to the JDC, July 23, 1945
- Report by Dr. Kurt Redlauer, director of Evangelical relief bureau, about Jews in Berlin, September 17, 1945
- Reports of Philip Skarnek, JDC director in Berlin and by other JDC representatives
- Interview and correspondence with U.S. Brigadier General S.R. Mikelson of the DP section, December 1945
- Internal conflicts in the Berlin Jewish community, September 21, 1948

 
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517 45.231 Reports and correspondence of Berlin November 20, 1945-February 12, 1946
  

 
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518 45.295 Reports and correspondence of Berlin March-July 1946
  

 
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519 45.367 Reports and correspondence of Berlin January-March 1947
  

 
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520 45.434 Reports and correspondence of Berlin April-June 1947
  

 
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521 45.595 Reports and correspondence of Berlin September-December 1947
  

 
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522 45.817 Reports and correspondence of Berlin March-May 1948
  

 
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523 45.922 Reports and correspondence of Berlin 1948
  

 
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524 46.6 Quarterly reports of the JDC in Berlin January-March 1947
  

 
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525 46.83 Quarterly reports of the JDC in Berlin April-June 1947
  

 
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526 46.196 Reports on emigration November 1946-August 1947
  

 
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527 46.308 Various reports 1947
  

 
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528 46.353 Memoranda, correspondence between the Central Committee of Survivors in Berlin and the JDC representative 1947
  

- Minutes of joint consultations

 
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529 46.401 Correspondence of JDC in the U.S. Zone with JDC in Berlin about student matters 1947
  

 
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530 46.435 Correspondence between JDC offices in Berlin, Munich, Paris and New York undated
  

- About public relations

 
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531 46.589 Correspondence of JDC in Berlin with JDC Paris and New York and with Jewish organizations in London 1946-1947
  

- About a tracing center
- 58 pp.

 
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Series V: Memoirs and Testimonies on the Holocaust, 1942-1953

21 folders
Scope and Content:

Series V includes manuscripts of memoirs by survivors and eyewitness testimonies of the Holocaust collected in the DP camps, as well as folklore and satire about the life of Jewish displaced persons, the manuscript of Schwarz's The Redeemers, and Schwarz’s inventory of folders in his archive.

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532 46.653 Photographs and description of the burial of the remains of Jewish concentration camp victims murdered on the way from Theresienstadt to Buchenwald September 12, 1946
  

 
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533 46.662 German Government and Administration. An Historical-Political Introduction January 31, 1947
  

- By Werner Peiser
- 175 pp.

 
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534 46.861 Military Tribunal. The Practice of Medicine, Surgery and Related Professional Fields in German December 7, 1946
  

- By Werner Peiser
- 115 pp.

 
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535 46.981 Texts of talks about Jews on the Frankfurt and Munich radio stations "Radiofunk" 1945-1948
  

- Includes report by Max Bachmann, of the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior, and Ernest Landau, of the news agency DENA, about the condition of the Jews of Germany, April 1947
- "The Miracle of Water," a chapter of the book by E. Landau on S.S. terror, June 10, 1945
- Incomplete

 
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536 46.1185 Folklore and satire about the life of Jewish DPs undated
  

- Collected by L. Schwarz

 
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537 47.8 Invitations and information about various entertainments in the U.S. Zone of Germany 1948
  

 
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538 47.102 Typed copy with written corrections of Leo Schwarz’s book 1953
  

- New York

 
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539 47.811 Various notes, translations from Yiddish newspapers and other materials used by L. Schwarz in his book undated
  

 
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540 47.1092 English translations of the pamphlet "Parshat Exodus" 1947
  

- Published by the Hagana in "Galut Europa“
- Munich, 134 pp.
- Copy of the pamphlet

 
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541 47.1270 Memoirs and testimonies about the war years undated
  

- Testimonies of Sara Kraviets about 45 children killed in Kielce
- Mark Azef of Zapozne, Ukraine
- Yitzhak Diamant of Suvarov, Ukraine
- Frank Vilerova of the Tarnopol ghetto
- "From Kovno to Munich," by Jacob Levin
- Heinz Sprung about the camp Sachsenhausen
- Janina Heshles, Lvov, Krakow

 
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542 48.6 Memoirs and testimonies about the war years undated
  

- Includes "Cold Winds of Estland," by Yitzhak Nementchik, Kovno
- "Death Brigade," by Leon Velitchker
- Yitzhak Blumenfeld about the Warsaw Ghetto
- "Justina's Diary," by Gusta Drenger
- "My Eyes Have Seen," by Henry Lilienheim
- "My Work in YIVO Under the Germans," by Rachel Pupko-Krinski
- Vera Walder about Birkenau
- Freddie Kantor about Theresienstadt

 
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543 48.154 Memoirs and testimonies about the war years undated
  

- Includes Zdzislaw Lukaszewicz about Treblinka
- "Modern Middle Ages": experiences of Zdenka Pantlova of Rokitchany (live films)

 
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544 48.255 Memoirs and testimonies about the war years undated
  

- Includes "From the Diary of a Partisan"
- "My First Encounter with Pavlo Ivanovitch" (author unknown)
- A testimony of a German Jew from the Lodz ghetto
- Memoirs of the years 1939-1945, by Sh. Kagan of Kamen Koshirski, Volynia, 86 pp., photostat copy
- Ernest Landau about saved children in Belgium, and about relief by American Jewish soldiers in Germany

 
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545 48.332 Memoirs and testimonies about the war years undated
  

- Includes Dr. Otto Schutz about Ravensbruck
- Testimony about Hungary, author unknown

 
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546 48.419 Memoirs and testimonies about the war years 1942-1943
  

- Includes "My Experiences," by Anna Mendel Seifert, 224 pp., photo copy
- A diary

 
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547 48.540 Memoirs and testimonies about the war years undated
  

- Includes "I Go About on One Foot: My Experiences of the 19th February 1943," by Rakhmiel Korb, camp Waldstadt near Pocking
- Description of events in Lithuanian towns

 
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548 48.637 Testimonies, reports and other materials of the Association of Shavler Jews undated
  

 
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549 48.674 Memoirs and testimonies about the war years undated
  

- Includes Professor S. Heller about medical investigations in ghettos and camps
- Also about deportation of Jews, chiefly from Hungary

 
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550 48.780 Memoirs and testimonies about the war years 1949
  

- Includes Roman Grunspan, Cyankali. Experiences in the Warsaw ghetto, 94 pp., published in Schwabach, typed copy

 
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551 48.875 Schwarz's Curriculum vitae 1945-1946
  

 
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552 48.889 L. Schwarz’s list of folders in his archive undated
  

- 200 cards
- List is not complete
- Also includes periodicals

 
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