Guide to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany Collection, 1955-1972
 
I-319

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Rachel Miller in February 2012. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany
Title: Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany Collection
Dates:1955-1972
Abstract: The work of the New York office of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany is documented in this collection via reports, financial statements and memorandum dating from 1955 to 1972.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
Identification: I-319
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Historical Note

In 1951, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany, also known as the Claims Conference, was founded by representatives of twenty-three national and international Jewish organizations in order to negotiate with the German government for the restitution of looted property and for the compensation for Jewish victims of Nazi persecution. Since then, in addition to continuous negotiations for reparation, the Claims Conference has been administering resulting funds to individuals and institutions for the purposes of relief, rehabilitation, resettlement and compensation of survivors, as well as for cultural and educational reconstruction.

References

“History of the Claims Conference.” http://www.claimscon.org/index.asp?url=history. Accessed 17 February 2012.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection documents a portion of the Claims Conference’s activities between 1955 and 1972. The collection consists of a 1956 report of a Study Committee convened to evaluate the first five years and the future of the Claims Conference; the proceedings of the 1956 Capital Investment Conference, which was co-sponsored with the American Joint Distribution Committee; financial statements and reports; a few agendas, memorandum, and delegate lists of the Board of Directors; a summary report and listing of national and international agencies' applications for 1962; and a 20-year retrospective report of the Claims Conference’s activities. There are a few hand-written notes present in the collection, but the bulk of the material was distributed en masse to Claims Conference leaders by Secretary Saul Kagan of the New York office.

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Arrangement

This collection has been arranged as one series.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

Conference On Jewish Material Claims Against Germany Collection; AR 65; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany Collection; I-319; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

It is not known when or from whom AJHS received this collection.

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Processing Information

A previous archivist arranged the collection, and in 2012, Rachel Miller added description, rehoused the collection, and encoded the finding aid in EAD 2002.

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Access Points

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

 

Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany Collection, 1955-1972

Box 1. 0.5 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Arranged in alphabetical order.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Board of Directors Meetings 1965-1972
1 2 Capital Investment Conference 1956
1 3 Financial Statements and Reports 1967-1972
1 4 Report of the Study Committee (1 of 3) 1958
1 5 Report of the Study Committee (2 of 3) 1958
1 6 Report of the Study Committee (3 of 3) 1958
1 7 Scholarship and Fellowship Application Announcements of the Department of Cultural and Educational Reconstruction 1955-1964
1 8 Summary of 1962 Applications for Cultural and Educational Reconstruction and Recommendations for the Executive Committee 1961-1962
1 9 Summary of 1962 Applications for Relief and Rehabilitation and Recommendations for the Executive Committee 1961-1962
1 10 "Twenty Years Later: Activities of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, 1952-1972" [1972]
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