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Jewish Relief Unit: Personnel files

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 1407
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Jewish Relief Unit: Personnel files
Date(s): 1940s-1950s
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 5 boxes
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. This organisation, which was based in Great Britain, provided support and assistance of all kinds to Jewish Displaced Persons in the aftermath of the war in Germany.


Scope and content/abstract:

Personnel files of former Jewish Relief Unit volunteers including reports of their activities.

Access & Use

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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 Relief Unit

Allied Materials

Related material:

MF Doc 27 Archives of the Central British Fund: Reel 23; File 123: JCRA Organisational Notes and Meetings, 1943-1949; File 124: Report on Communities and Camps, 1944-1949; Reel 24 File 129: JRU Reports by Henry Lunzer and Rose Henriques; File 131: Rose Henriques news bulletins, February-October 1947; File 132: Rose Henriques reports re visits to Germany, 1945-1948; File 133: Field Workers, 1947-1948l; File 137: JRU Morris Feinmann, 1891-1944; File 148: Sample and Agreement between volunteers accepted and JCRA, 1945-1949; Reel 26 File 149: JRU news letters; File 150: JRU personnel activity, 1947-1949; File 152: Finance Committee extracted minutes re members of JRU. Also see WL Doc 1367 for collection of material from former JRU members.

Publication note:

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:
March 2008

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