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Records of the Dominican Republic Settlement Association (DORSA) | 1939 – 1977 Subject Matter

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Subcollection 2: Subject Matter
Record Group 2.1: Emigration
File 48: Emigration, 1943 - 1951
Emigration to other countries by refugee immigrants to the Dominican Republic, 1943-1951.
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Record Group 2.2: Immigration
File 49: Immigration, 1939 - 1940
Trone reported to Rosenberg 5/28/40, 10/2/40, and also outlined state of affairs to Dr. Otto Hirsch of the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland, 6/7/40. Steamship Nea Hellis sailed from Lisbon carrying 13 settlers for the Dominican Republic, 8/27/40, 9/4/40. Rosen informed Trone that the U.S. State Department considered it inadvisable to send settlers to the Dominican Republic direct from Germany or the occupied territories, 9/30/40. JDC unwilling to shoulder financial responsibility for former European employees who were scheduled to arrive in the Dominican Republic as non-settler candidates, Rosenberg - Leavitt 10/2/40, Rosenberg- Morrissey 10/24/40, Leavitt - Rosenberg, 11/14/40. Correspondence.
Index Terms:
Bondy, K
Hirsch, O.
Kahn, B.
Leavitt, M.A.
Loewenherz, J.
Morrissey, E.M.
Pipel, R.
Reyher, R.H.
Rosen, J.A.
Rosenberg, J.N.
Schwartz, J.J.
Seligsohn, J.
Trone, S.
Trop, M.C.
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File 50: Immigration, 1941
Correspondence. Also see: Files 1-2 for additional data on immigration. State Dept. declared it inadvisable to bring refugees directly from Germany to Cooperativa SOSUA owing to newspaper stories about Nazi spies in the colony, 1/18/41. DORSA agreed to aid immigrants in becoming self-supporting, up to a span of 1½ years, on whose behalf it had requested Dominican visas, Speiser to Schweitzer 3/5/41. Also see: File 3 for additional data on immigration.
Index Terms:
Frisch, R. (Moses)
Hyman, J.C.
Leavitt, M.A.
Loewenherz, J.
Margolis, L.L.
Pell, R.T.
Pipel, R.
Reyher, R.H.
Rosen, J.A.
Rosenberg, J.N.
Schwartz, J.J.
Schweitzer, D.J.
Siegel, M.
Tijn, G.V.
Trone, S.
Trop, M.C.er.
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File 50a: Immigration, 1942 - 1944
DORSA received permission to bring to Dominican Republic Dominican visa holders from France, Switzerland, Portugal & Casablanca, 1/7/42. The Dominican Republic ceased to issue immigration visas to refugees, 12/11/42. JDC requested to cover transportation costs of 6 (7) refugee women in London holding Dominican Republic passports and anxious to join husbands and families residing in Cooperativa SOSUA, 9/26/44. Jewish Refugee Committee London underwrites transportation costs,10/13/44. Also see: Files 4-5 for additional data on immigration.
Index Terms:
Arons, S.
Bein, W.L.
Frisch, R. (Moses)
Hexter, M.B.
Hyman, J.C.
Leavitt, M.A.
Lewisohn, I.
Reyher, R.H.
Schwartz, J.J.
Warren, G.L.
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File 51: Immigration, 1945 - 1946
The 7 refugee women from London finally arrived in the Dominican Republic, 9/4/45. JDC agreed to meet transportation costs of refugees coming to join relatives in Cooperativa SOSUA, but only if latter unable to meet such costs in advance, 12/27/45, 12/31/45. Dominican Committee for Jewish Immigration formed by Dominican Government to stimulate investment of capital and encourage Jewish immigration, 12/20/45, 1/2/46. See further: 3/18/46, 3/26/46, 4/23/46, 6/28/46, 7/25/46, 8/27/46. Also see: File 6a, 1/5/46. JDC considered it inadvisable to foster refugee immigration to the Dominican Republic, 7/25/46. On selection of Shanghai refugees for settlement in Cooperativa SOSUA, see Files 6a, 52. Correspondence.
Index Terms:
Baum, W.
Haigh, I.
Hexter, M.B.
Jordan, C.I.
Leavitt, M.A.
Levy, I.H.
Lopez-Penha, H.H.
Pipel, R.
R. Frisch. (Moses)
Rosen, T.
Rosenberg, J.N.
Stern, D.
W. Bein
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File 51a: Immigration, 1947 - 1951; 1957 - 1958
JDC policy on aiding refugee immigrants to the Dominican Republic, 1/16/47, Pilpel to JDC Paris, 2/28/47, 3/20/47, 4/3/47. JDC approved the settlement in Cooperativa SOSUA of 24 new homesteaders, 6/4/47, 6/20/47, 4/12/49, Memo by Pilpel. Additional materials on selection of Shanghai refugees for settlement in SOSUA, 3/10/47, 6/4/47, 6/20/47, 7/2/47, 7/28/47, 7/30/47, 12/12/47. Data on new homesteaders and settlers by: D. Stern, 4/1/48,Hexter, M.B., 9/9/48, 2/6/50. Correspondence.
Index Terms:
Baum, W.
Frisch, R. (Moses)
Hexter, M.B.
Jordan, C.H.
Leavitt, M.A.
Pipel, R.
Rosen, I.
Rosenberg, J.N.
Rosenzweig, A.
Stern, D.
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File 52: Immigration, Case Histories
Personal questionnaires on 108 refugee immigrants to the Dominican Republic between 1937-1939.
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File 53: Immigration, Gertrude Sturmann, 1941 - 1961
Gertrude Sturmann, a Nazi refugee, arrived in the Dominican Republic in 1941 where she lived until her death in 1960. A distant relative whom she had never met defrayed the costs of her transportation to the D. R. and supported her, via DORSA, for the rest of her life.
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Record Group 2.3: Loan Kassas and Cooperatives
File 54: Arthur M. Lamport Special Fund, 1940-1947; Sociedad Cooperativa "Gemilas Chesed," 1940 - 1944
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File 55: Caja Cooperativa de Prestamos Y Ahorros, 1946 - 1963
Audit Reports: 11/1/46 - 3/31/47; year 1947; Loeb & Troper 12/31/49. Correspondence.
Index Terms:
A. Rosenzweig
Frisch (Moses), R.
Herzberg
Hexter, M.B.
Jordan, C.
Landesco, A.A.
Pipel, R.
Stern, D.
Warren, A.M..
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File 56: Cooperatives (Non-loan kassas)
Cooperativa Colmado. (Store Cooperative) 1949 – 1950, Audit Report, Loeb & Troper, 12/31/49 Cooperativa Ganadera, (Meat Cooperative) 1945 – 1963, Cooperativa Industriel Lechera (Milk Cooperative, CILCA) 1945 – 1963, Audit Report, Loeb & Troper, 12/31/49. DORSA loans $20,000 to CILCA for the reorganization of its plant, 5/26/50, 9/5/51, 12/6/51. Cooperativa SOSUA 1956 – 1969, Balance Sheets, 12/31/65, 12/31/60 ( In Spanish)
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