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Comité voor Joodsche Vluechtlingen Papers


Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 502

Held at: Wiener Library

Title: Comité voor Joodsche Vluechtlingen Papers

Date(s): 1933-1959

Level of description: Collection level

Extent: 1300 frames; 1 file

Name of creator(s): Comité voor Joodsche Vluechtlingen


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Comité voor Bijzondere Joodsche Belangen (the Committee for Special Jewish Affairs) was founded in Spring 1933 by Dr David Cohen with the object of bringing together all the various Jewish interest groups to co-ordinate protest activities against the persecution of Jews in Germany and to deal with the burgeoning refugee problem. Out of this organisation was born a second, the Comité voor Joodsche Vluechtlingen (the Committee for Jewish Refugees), which was responsible for the day to day running of the relief effort in Amsterdam. Its remit grew to include assisting Jewish refugees nationwide and representing their interests to the government.


Scope and content/abstract:

Mostly microfilm and 1 file of papers of the Comité voor Joodsche Vluechtlingen and predecessor organisation consisting of reports, memoranda and correspondence mostly on the subject of emigration of German Jews to the Netherlands from 1933 to 1940 and conditions for Jews still in Germany.


Language/scripts of material: Dutch, English, German

System of arrangement:

Material of the organsiation is arranged in chonological order followed by material about the archives of the organisation

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Physical characteristics:

Most of the material is on microfilm.

Finding aids:

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue



Archival history:

The main archive of the Comité voor Joodsche Vluechtlingen, which was obtained by the Wiener Library in 1959, is now located at the Nederlands Instituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie in the Netherlands.

Immediate source of acquisition:


Existence and location of originals:

Nederlands Instituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie, Amsterdam

Related material:

A report of the Comité voor Bijzondere Joodsche Belangen is in WL 684

Nederlands Instituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie, Amsterdam

Publication note:


Archivist's note: Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

Date(s) of descriptions: Oct 2007

Discrimination | Social problems
German history | European history | National history
Immigration | Migration
Refugees | Migrants
Third Reich | Nazism | Totalitarianism | Political doctrines
Human rights violations

Personal names

Corporate names
Comité voor Joodsche Vluechtlingen (the Committee for Jewish Refugees)
German Emergency Committee
Jewish Agency for Palestine
Society of Friends

Netherlands | Western Europe | Europe