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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/3090
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1923-1949
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.2 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Jewish Health Organisation of Great Britain


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Jewish Health Organisations consist of a number of committees whose main concern is various aspects of Jewish health. Regular contact was made between these committees and organisations such as the London County Council, Public Health Departments and Jewish and non-Jewish welfare organisations such as OZE (OZE or OSE are the initial letters of three Russian words meaning "Union for preserving the health of the Jewish people in eastern Europe" founded in 1923), Jewish Friendly Societies, the Jewish Board of Guardians, British Council of Social Hygiene and the People's League of Health.

The registered constitution of the JHO provided for every activity relating to the health of Jews and its first activities (before local work) were to organise medical help through OZE for Jewish communities abroad who had suffered during the Second World War. The JHO was affiliated to OZE, attended their conferences and appears to have had funding from Berlin OZE.

During the Second World War consideration was given to amalgamation with the OZE but was rejected at a committee meeting in February 1940.

In 1927 the JHO established a child guidance clinic to deal with school children referred by the LCC medical service. Other children were admitted at the discretion of the clinic. This was the third clinic of its kind to be established in London.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Jewish Health Organisation of Great Britain, comprising committees, case histories, personnel and general correspondence.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged in four series:
ACC/3090-1 - Committees;
ACC/3090-2 - Case Histories;
ACC/3090-3 - Personnel;
ACC/3090-4- General Correspondence.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in September 1992 with additional gift in 2012.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

For further information please consult the LMA Information Leaflet: "Records of the Anglo-Jewish Community at London Metropolitan Archives"; available to download here: (URL correct Feb 2010).

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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:
Description prepared in March 2010; updated June 2017.

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