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Jewish Relief Unit: correspondence

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 1223
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Jewish Relief Unit: correspondence
Date(s): 1946-1947
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Jewish Relief Unit


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Jewish Relief Unit was the operational arm of the Jewish Committee for Relief Abroad which was formed in 1943 by the Joint Foreign Committee of the Board of Deputies and the Anglo-Jewish Association and under the auspices and financial responsibility of the Central British Fund for Jewish Relief and Rehabilitation. Its main function was to provide support to Jewish survivors of the Holocaust in Displaced Persons camps mostly throughout Germany.


Scope and content/abstract:

Copies of correspondence between the Jewish Relief Unit and the Jewish Committee for Relief Abroad, 1946-1947, on the provision of relief parcels for non-Jewish Hamburg residents.

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Conditions governing reproduction:

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

Finding aids:

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

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Jewish Central Information Office

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Description Notes

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:
January 2008

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