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International Refugee Organisation, Bad Kissingen: Reports

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 1242
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: International Refugee Organisation, Bad Kissingen: Reports
Date(s): 1948-1949
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): International Refugee Organisation


Administrative/Biographical history:

The International Refugee Organisation (IRO) was a non-permanent specialised agency of the United Nations. It came into being on 20 Aug 1948. Its functions were previously carried out by a Preparatory Commission (PCIRO), which assumed on 1 Jul 1947 functions formerly exercised by its predecessor organisations: The League of Nations; the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees; the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration and the allied armies.

The IRO was concerned principally with the repatriation and resettlement of refugees. It also provided for the care and maintenance of refugees in Displaced Persons camps. The objective was to offer sufficient maintenance and care to prevent serious physical and psychological deterioration. In addition it gave legal and political protection, a function normally performed by consulates on behalf of their governments.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of the Bad Kissingen field office of the International Refugee Organisation (IRO) in the American zone of occupation of Germany, 1948-1949, comprising information sheets, administrative and provisional orders and printed IRO statistics on the occupational skills of refugees.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Chronological by document type.

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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

Allied Materials

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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:
February 2008

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