Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 995
Held at: Wiener Library
Title: Conditions for Jews in Europe: reports and other papers
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 folder
Name of creator(s): Committee for Refugees in Holland
The Committee for Jewish Refugees in Holland was created out of the Committee for Special Jewish Affairs, an organisation established to represent the interests of all Jewish interest groups. Dr David Cohen, a leading member of the Dutch Jewish community and Professor of Ancient History at Amsterdam University, was founder of both organisations.
Scope and content/abstract:
Papers concerning conditions in Europe for Jews, 1940-1946, comprise a typescript copy of a diary written by a Jewish refugee from Berlin, describing life in Belgium during the occupation, 1944; copies of extracts from Luxemburg newspapers regarding press freedom; postcard of the Luxemburg Synagogue, which was burned down in 1940, 1940- and many typescript reports concerning conditions for Jews, notably including a report on the effect of the ceasefire agreement between Germany and France on people in the French camps and also on Jews in the occupied and unoccupied zones of France.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: German, French, English and possibly Flemish.
System of arrangement:
The material is arranged according to the country to which it pertains.
Conditions governing access:
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.
A detailed description exists on the Wiener Library's online catalogue www.wienerlibrary.co.uk.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
This miscellaneous collection of first-hand accounts of Jewish persecution in Europe and other papers was sent to the Wiener Library by the Committee for Jewish Refugees in Holland. Nothing is known about the circumstances in which the deposit was made. It is assumed that the authors of the accounts were at one time refugees in Holland.
Immediate source of acquisition:
Jewish Central Information Office
Existence and location of originals:
Existence and location of copies:
Archivist's note: Compiled by Samantha Velumyl.
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: March 2008