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League of Nations: Papers on Jewish Refugees

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 560
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: League of Nations: Papers on Jewish Refugees
Date(s): 1938-1939
Level of description: collection
Extent: c 266 frames
Name of creator(s): League of Nations


Administrative/Biographical history:

The League of Nations was an international organisation founded as a result of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919-1920. The League's goals included disarmament, preventing war through collective security, settling disputes between countries through negotiation, diplomacy and improving global welfare.


Scope and content/abstract:

Microfilm of papers of the League of Nations, in particular with regard to the problem of Jewish refugees in Nazi Germany, [1938-1939], comprising memoranda including on treatment of refugees in Great Britain, 3 May 1938; of the 'Comité National Tchecoslovaque pour les refugiés provenant d'Allemagne' for the conference of the High Commissioner for German Refugees, Geneva , 6 July 1936; on refugees in Czechoslovakia, 13 Oct 1938 and League of Nations memorandum to UK delegates of the Intergovernmental Commission on Refugees, Evian, July 1938. Correspondence including of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, 1938. League of Nations publications including on the status of refugees coming from Germany, 10 Feb 1938 and on international assistance to refugees. League of Nations reports including on international assistance to refugees, 13 May 1938 and Evian conference report, July 1938. Papers of the League of Nations refugee committee including agenda, minutes and correspondence and papers of the Liaison committee of High Commission for Refugees under the protection of the League of Nations.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English, some French

System of arrangement:


Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

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

Finding aids:

Detailed description on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Jewish Central Information Office

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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:
Mar 2008

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