Record Group 2.1: Emigration
File 48: Emigration, 1943 - 1951
Emigration to other countries by refugee immigrants to the Dominican Republic, 1943-1951.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
File 52: Immigration, Case Histories
Personal questionnaires on 108 refugee immigrants to the Dominican Republic between 1937-1939.
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.
Record Group 2.3: Loan Kassas and Cooperatives
File 54: Arthur M. Lamport Special Fund, 1940-1947; Sociedad Cooperativa "Gemilas Chesed," 1940 - 1944
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.
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)