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JDC Jerusalem Office Records, 1944-1952 | Countries and Regions

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Detailed Description of the Records

  • Subcollection: Countries and Regions
  • Extent: 201 files

This subcollection describes the functions of JDC’s Jerusalem office as its administrative headquarters for the Middle East and Balkan countries and its relief efforts in Cyprus, Iran, Israel, the Middle East, and Turkey, in addition to its assistance to Jewish communities in Muslim countries.

The majority of the records focus upon JDC’s activities in the British-administered detention camps on Cyprus. These primary source accounts include descriptions of JDC-organized educational programs within the camps; publicity for concerts by visiting musicians; the movements of ships to and from Cyprus; and the remarkable financial contribution made by refugees to Jewish defense forces and the Jewish National Fund during the 1948 War of Independence.

  • Arrangement

The Countries and Regions Subcollection is arranged into 5 record groups:

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  • Record Group: Cyprus
  • Extent: 181 files

The Cyprus record group primarily covers the years 1946-1949, with some material from the early 1950s, including correspondence from Morris Laub, who directed JDC's Cyprus operation from December 1946 - February 1949.

In August 1946, the British government initiated its policy of deporting Jews who came to Palestine in violation of the White Paper of 1939 to the island of Cyprus. From August 1946 to February 1949, a total of 53,000 deportees lived behind barbed wire in 12 camps on Cyprus. Nearly all of the refugees on Cyprus were survivors of Nazi death camps.

The best resource for information about JDC's extensive relief operations in Cyprus can be found in JDC's Cyprus 1945-1949 Collection. This collection contains numerous primary source accounts from the Cyprus inhabitants, including personal letters, group petitions, and newspapers published by the deportees, as well over 250 images from the detention camps.

The Cyprus record group is further arranged into 8 series:

  • Corporate Names:
  • Hadassah
  • Office of the Commissioner for Jewish Camps, Cyprus
  • Caraolos Camp, Cyprus
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Famagusta, Cyprus
  • Personal Names:
  • Bernard, Harold
  • Laub, Morris
  • Grushka, Theodor
  • de Sola Pool, Tamar
  • Subjects:
  • Displaced Persons (DPs)
  • Personnel
  • Series: Administration: Finance
  • Extent: 2 files

The Finance series covers the years 1947-1949 and contains correspondence and receipts relating to care and gifts for refugees.

  • Subjects:
  • Medical Personnel
  • Fund Transfers
  • Extent: .6 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Folder Number: JER.635
  • Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence, circulars, receipts and disbursement tables, regarding various financial transactions pertaining to care for refugees in Cyprus camp, such as medical personnel.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Office of the Commissioner for Jewish Camps, Cyprus
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Cyprus
  • Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • Personal Names:
  • Collins, G.F.S.
  • Laub, Morris
  • Gurney, H.L.G.
  • Berkowitz, Alexander
  • Brown, M. Harvey
  • Shargo, Simon
  • Lightman, Jacob B.
  • Subjects:
  • DP Camps
  • Aliyah Bet
  • Medical Personnel
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  • Extent: .2 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.636
  • Old Folder Number: 52/8

Correspondence, cables, receipts regarding gifts transmitted to individuals who had been on Cyprus from relatives abroad.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Anglo Palestine Bank
  • First National Bank (Florida)
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Famagusta, Cyprus
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Jerusalem
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Tel Aviv
  • Personal Names:
  • Baratz, Josef
  • Litwak, Pessach
  • Perlmutter, B. Miss
  • Viteles, Harry (Zvi)
  • Yacobovsky, I. (Yitzhak)
  • Subjects:
  • Refugees
  • Fund Transfers
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  • Series: Administration: General
  • Extent: 4 files

The General series contains files discussing publicity and logistics for visitors to the Cyprus detention camps, including plans for the April 1948 concert by the Yemenite singer Shoshana Damari, as well as contributions to the Palestine Mobilization Fund (Magbit Habitahon), made in the form of wedding rings, gold watches, silver spoons and other valuables, as well as cash donations.

  • Subjects:
  • Fundraising
  • Publicity
  • Insurance
  • Extent: .5 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Yiddish
  • Folder Number: JER.637
  • Old Folder Number: 17

Circular, correspondence, ledger sheets, receipts for cash received, lists of contributors and the objects they donated to the title organization and the Jewish National Fund.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Caraolos Camp Committee, Cyprus
  • Magbith Ha-hitgayyesuth Ve-Hahatzalah (Mobilization and Rescue Appeal)
  • Keren Kayemeth Leyisrael (KKL)
  • Weisand, Moshe
  • Subjects:
  • Fundraising
  • Donations
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Folder Number: JER.638
  • Old Folder Number: none

Circulars, digest, manual, tables, regarding insurance; aid given in North Africa and Europe; claim for lost items; vehicles and tracing service on Cyprus; vocational training; statistics.

  • Corporate Names:
  • United Hungarian Jews of America
  • Berkowitz, Alexander
  • Davis, Bernard
  • Friedman, Adolphe
  • Levy, Dorothy
  • Sanders, A.
  • Yacobovsky, I. (Yitzhak)
  • de Sola Pool, Tamar
  • Stein, Herman D.
  • Subjects:
  • Insurance
  • Mail delivery
  • Vehicles
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  • Extent: .4 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Folder Number: JER.639
  • Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence, circulars, press releases, newspaper clipping, proposed concert program, regarding material to be sent by all offices to YIVO archive; infants allowed in to Palestine; photographs taken on Cyprus; VIP procedure; proposed visit of soprano Lola Monti-Gorsey; "Suzannah" episode.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Cyprus Mail
  • Trend of Events
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Personal Names:
  • Beckelman, Moses W.
  • Katzki, Herbert
  • Taylor, Alexander
  • Subjects:
  • Morale Tours
  • Photographs
  • VIP visits
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  • Extent: .2 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • French
  • Folder Number: JER.640

Correspondence, press release, concert program, regarding Shoshana Damari/Moshe Wilensky concert on Cyprus; economic recovery in France; radio scripts about Cyprus.

  • Personal Names:
  • Malamuth, Charles
  • Subjects:
  • Concerts
  • Publicity
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  • Series: Administration: Personnel
  • Extent: 162 files

The Personnel series contains personnel files o f camp staff, covering the years 1946-1949.

The majority of the personnel files are restricted and not digitized for online viewing in accordance with JDC's Access & Restrictions Policy.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Kupat Cholim
  • Zion Insurance Company Ltd.
  • Hadassah Youth Services
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Hadera, Israel
  • Petach Tikva, Israel
  • Raanana
  • Personal Names:
  • Maimoni, Y.
  • Yellin, Aviezer
  • Subjects:
  • Medical Personnel
  • Finance
  • Teachers
  • Extent: .7 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Folder Number: JER.641

Correspondence, manual, circulars, regarding travel, statistics, salary standardization, taxes, changes at European Headquarters.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Keren Kayemeth Leyisrael (KKL)
  • Geographic Locations:
  • New York
  • Personal Names:
  • Baker, Fred I.
  • Bernard, Harold
  • Luchs, Maxwell M.
  • Mohliver, Arieh L.
  • Subjects:
  • Salaries
  • DP Camps
  • Aliyah Bet
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  • Extent: .7 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Folder Number: JER.642
  • Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence, staff list, regarding visa applications for personnel employed by JDC, Pinhas Ruttenberg Educational Trust, and Jewish Agency, as well as individuals conducting research, consultants, artist, music teacher, performers.

  • Subjects:
  • Visits
  • Personnel
  • Visas
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  • Extent: .1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.657
  • Old Folder Number: 34/3

Form regarding obstetrician/gynecologist for Cyprus camp.

  • Subjects:
  • Medical Personnel
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  • Extent: .1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.658
  • Old Folder Number: 34/20

Form regarding dentist for Cyprus camp.

  • Subjects:
  • Dentists
  • Personnel
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  • Extent: .1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.660
  • Old Folder Number: 34/8

Form regarding doctor for Cyprus camp.

  • Subjects:
  • Personnel
  • Doctors
  • Medical Personnel
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  • Extent: .1 inch
  • Languages:
    Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.673
  • Old Folder Number: 34/156

One letter regarding visa for doctor for Cyprus camp.

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  • Extent: .1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.678
  • Old Folder Number: 34/10

Form regarding nurse for Cyprus camp.

  • Subjects:
  • Personnel
  • Nurses
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  • Extent: .1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.682
  • Old Folder Number: 34/4

Form regarding nurse for Cyprus camp.

  • Subjects:
  • Medical Personnel
  • Nurses
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  • Extent: .1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.685
  • Old Folder Number: 34/5

Form regarding nurse for Cyprus camp.

  • Subjects:
  • Personnel
  • Nurses
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  • Extent: .1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.698
  • Old Folder Number: 34/141

  • Corporate Names:
  • Ben-Zur Insurance
  • Zion Insurance Company Ltd.
  • Personal Names:
  • Ben-Zur, R.
  • Subjects:
  • Medical Personnel
  • Doctors
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  • Extent: .2 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.699
  • Old Folder Number: 34/75

  • Corporate Names:
  • Histadrut
  • Subjects:
  • Personnel
  • Maintenance
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  • Extent: .1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.703
  • Old Folder Number: 34/13

Form regarding nurse for Cyprus camp.

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  • Extent: .2 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.705
  • Old Folder Number: 34/71

  • Corporate Names:
  • Tel Aviv Municipality
  • Personal Names:
  • Maimoni, Y.
  • Subjects:
  • Medical Personnel
  • Nurses
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  • Extent: .1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.772
  • Old Folder Number: 34/25

Form regarding dietician for Cyprus camp.

  • Subjects:
  • Personnel
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  • Extent: .1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.787
  • Old Folder Number: 34/15

Form regarding teacher and counselor for Cyprus camp.

  • Subjects:
  • Personnel
  • Teachers
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  • Series: Subject Matter: Advocacy
  • Extent: 1 file

The Advocacy series consists of one file. Please see the file for details.

  • Extent: .1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Folder Number: JER.802

Correspondence regarding general policies regarding the personal service in Paris, as well as a request for help sent to South Africa by a group on Cyprus.

  • Personal Names:
  • Levy, Dorothy
  • Reiss, Joseph
  • Swerdlow, Iser
  • Szabason, Jochel
  • Subjects:
  • Aid
  • DP Camps
  • Personal Service
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  • Series: Subject Matter: Education
  • Extent: 3 files

The Education series contains information on child care resources, educational and cultural programming, vocational training, and various work projects in the Cyprus camps.

  • Subjects:
  • Orphans
  • Supplies
  • Extent: .1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Folder Number: JER.803

Circulars, correspondence, regarding resources on child care, inquiries regarding children on Cyprus, account of receiving children who arrived in Palestine from Cyprus.

  • Personal Names:
  • Beyth, Hans
  • Igel, Amelia
  • Subjects:
  • Orphans
  • Aliya
  • Refugee camps
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  • Extent: .2 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Folder Number: JER.804

Report on educational and cultural work in the camps in Cyprus for March-April 1948.

  • Personal Names:
  • Zelmanowitz, S.
  • Subjects:
  • DP Camps
  • Aliyah Bet
  • Cultural Activities
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • German
  • Yiddish
  • Folder Number: JER.805
  • Old Folder Number: 6

Correspondence, course material, newspaper clipping, advertisements, reports, supplies lists, regarding title, as well as scheme to manufacturer cigarette lighters on Cyprus and other work projects.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Agricultural College
  • Department of Commerce, New York
  • Guth Stern Co.
  • Hashomer Hatzair
  • X-Acto Knives & Tools
  • Personal Names:
  • Buchman, Henrietta K.
  • de Sola Pool, Tamar
  • Eisner, I.
  • Feldstein, M.
  • Stern, Louis
  • Subjects:
  • Vocational Education
  • Work Projects
  • Supplies
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  • Series: Subject Matter: Emigration
  • Extent: 3 files

The Emigration series contains shipping manifests, departure lists, and correspondence detailing the individuals on Cyprus whom British forces permitted to make Aliya before Israel's founding in May 1948. One file in the series also describes individuals who wishes to emigrate to countries other than Israel.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Aliyah Bet
  • Emigration Service
  • Extent: .7 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.806
  • Old Folder Number: 1

Memoranda, report, lists of ships, passenger lists, regarding DPs, immigration to Palestine/Israel, as well as some arrivals on Cyprus and those emigrating to countries outside of Palestine.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Barlas, Chaim
  • Michaelides, M.J.
  • Mossberg, P., Dr.
  • Petluck, Ann S.
  • Rosen, Irwin
  • Subjects:
  • Ships
  • Aliya
  • DPs
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  • Extent: .3 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Folder Number: JER.807

Correspondence, tables and lists of those who immigrated to Palestine or Israel from Cyprus, for the tracing service. In addition, correspondence regarding aid given by JDC in various aspects of pre-state aliya from Cyprus, such as providing medical personnel to ships.

  • Personal Names:
  • Levy, Dorothy
  • Subjects:
  • Refugees
  • Aliyah Bet
  • Negotiations with government
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  • Extent: .3 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Folder Number: JER.808

Correspondence, newspaper clipping, information manual, regarding individuals in Cyprus seeking to emigrate to destinations other than Palestine/Israel.

  • Geographic Names:
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • New York
  • Montreal
  • Personal Names:
  • Balazs, Stephen Dr.
  • Gourevich, Naomi S.
  • Petluck, Ann S.
  • Robbins, Jeannette
  • Rosen, Irwin
  • Levinson, Lottie
  • Subjects:
  • Emigration grants
  • Emigration Service
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  • Series: Subject Matter: Medical
  • Extent: 2 files

The Medical series describes medical and dental care from 1947-1948 on Cyprus.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Medical Personnel
  • Medical Supplies
  • Extent: .1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Folder Number: JER.809

Correspondence regarding dental treatment for refugees in Cyprus camp.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Office of the Commissioner for Jewish Camps, Cyprus
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Cyprus
  • Personal Names:
  • Collins, G.F.S.
  • Laub, Morris
  • Rosensweig, K. Dr.
  • Subjects:
  • DP Camps
  • Aliyah Bet
  • Dental Care
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  • Extent: .5 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Folder Number: JER.810

Correspondence, lists, reports, regarding treatment for refugees on Cyprus in the camps and hospital, including medical personnel, supplies, dental work, visit of psychiatric team, British military hospital.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Ministry of Health, Poland
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Warsaw (Poland)
  • Personal Names:
  • Landes, Dr. Jacob H.
  • Lippmann, Dr. Max
  • Prywes, Dr. M.
  • Rosensweig, K. Dr.
  • Schmidt, William M., Dr.
  • Steinberg, Philip
  • Stopczyk, Janina
  • Subjects:
  • Medical Reports
  • Medical Supplies
  • Medical Personnel
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  • Series: Subject Matter: Supplies
  • Extent: 4 files

The Supplies series covers the years 1947-1949 and includes names lists, payment orders regarding relief packages sent to Cyprus, stock lists, bills of lading, and insurance relating to general supplies for the camps.

  • Corporate Names:
  • CARE (Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe)
  • Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
  • Finance
  • CARE Parcels
  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.811
  • Old Folder Number: 12

Correspondence, names lists, regarding the reporting of receipt of packages in Cyprus.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • CARE (Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe)
  • Bowen, Van S.
  • Subjects:
  • CARE Parcels
  • Supplies
  • Reports
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  • Extent: .7 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.812
  • Old Folder Number: 4

Receipts, correspondence, names lists, regarding CARE packages and payment orders for inmates of Cyprus camps. Some of the intended recipients had made aliya, necessitating the JDC to refund money to senders, or to find the intended recipients in Israel.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Cyprus Refugees Welfare Committee
  • HIAS (Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society)
  • United Jewish Welfare Fund, Los Angeles
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Personal Names:
  • Berkman, M.
  • Gallin, Leo
  • Lemberg, M.
  • Subjects:
  • Payment Orders
  • CARE Parcels
  • Finance
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  • Extent: .7 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Yiddish
  • Folder Number: JER.813
  • Old Folder Number: 4.1

Receipts, correspondence, names lists, money transfers and payment orders for inmates of Cyprus camps. Some of the individuals had made aliya, necessitating the JDC to refund money to senders, or to find the intended recipients in Israel.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • HIAS (Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society)
  • Payment Orders
  • Finance
  • DPs
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  • Extent: .8 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Folder Number: JER.814
  • Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence, tables, shipping advice, stock reports, claims, medicine lists, regarding supplies for Cyprus, including civilian clothing supplied by Palestine government, care packages from New York, inquiries regarding availability of kosher meat in the camps; insurance. Also includes general communiques sent by European Headquarters to all offices.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Office of the Commissioner for Jewish Camps, Cyprus
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Cyprus
  • Norwich, Connecticut
  • Personal Names:
  • Collins, G.F.S.
  • Davis, Bernard
  • Goldstein, Melvin S.
  • Katzki, Herbert
  • Karpe, Murray
  • Yacobovsky, I. (Yitzhak)
  • Dockterman, M.
  • Rubin, Harry P.
  • Steinberg, Philip
  • Subjects:
  • DP Camps
  • Aliyah Bet
  • Medical Supplies
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  • Record Group: Iran
  • Extent:29 files

JDC maintained an office in Tehran, Iran, from 1944-1946 to coordinate the shipment of relief supplies to Jews in the Soviet Union, Poland, and other locations in Europe. Subsequently, the office reopened in 1948 to develop Jewish education resources in Iran; Stanley Abramovitch became Iran Country Director in 1949. Correspondence includes a responsum (written reply by rabbi or Talmudic scholar to an inquiry about Jewish law) from Chief Rabbi Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog, the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of British Mandate Palestine and then the State of Israel at , regarding the status of the forcibly converted Mashadi Jews from Mashhad, Iran.

For detailed information on Operation Ezra and Nehemiah, the 1951-1952 airlift of Iraqi Jews to Israel organized by JDC, where some of the rescue planes traveled through Baghdad, see the Aliya record group in the Subject Matter Subcollection.

The Iran record group is further arranged into 5 series:

  • Corporate Names:
  • Imperial Bank of Iran
  • Peltours
  • Mikail, H.
  • Pahlavi, Iran
  • Teheran, Iran
  • Abramovitch, Stanley
  • Segall, Eliyahu
  • Kohane, Dr. Akiva
  • Braunstein, T.
  • Bielski, Tadeusz
  • Berent, S. (Bernet)
  • Supplies
  • Jewish Education
  • Series: Administration: Finance
  • Extent: 3 files

The Finance series contains inventory lists, receipts, staff lists, memos of expenses incurred in sending relief parcels to Europe, and correspondence regarding transactions involved in winding down the relief package operation; all materials date from 1946.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Receipts & Documentation
  • Office Closure
  • Extent: .7 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Folder Number: JER.815
  • Old Folder Number: 4

Inventory list, refund form, receipts, tree certificate, relating to office expenses and package expenses. Includes lists of senders and recipients of packages to Prague, Hungary.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Boostani Press
  • Imperial Bank of Iran
  • Keren Kayemeth Leyisrael (KKL)
  • Mikaïl, H.
  • Peltours
  • Red Cross
  • Bielski, Tadeusz
  • Subjects:
  • Receipts & Documentation
  • Financial Records
  • Parcels
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • French
  • Folder Number: JER.816
  • Old Folder Number: 4(2)

Receipts, debit and credit notes, staff list, insurance policies, detailing office expenses, parcel expenses to the Soviet Union, Germany, Poland, France, Hungary, and Austria sent on behalf of the Central British Fund and individuals.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Imperial Bank of Iran
  • Irantour-Hotels
  • Kouhi-Nour Stationary and Printing
  • Mikaïl, H.
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Financial Records
  • Office Closure
  • Parcels
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  • Extent: .6 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Russian
  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Folder Number: JER.817
  • Old Folder Number: 7

Correspondence, meeting minutes, contracts, receipts, stock lists, detailing sales of office goods, supplies, in anticipation of operation closing.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Darbandi
  • Mikaïl, H.
  • U.S. War Department
  • Otraco, Ltd.
  • Feiwel, Juliusz
  • Sogomonian, Aram
  • Yadegar, Youssef & Isaac
  • Subjects:
  • Office Closure
  • Financial
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  • Series: Administration: General

The General series contains a single file. Please see the file for details.

  • Extent: .4 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.818
  • Old Folder Number: 56/18

Curriculum, correspondence, memoranda, cables, report sent at the establishment of the Iran Program. Topics include Jewish subjects taught and an overall plan for Jewish schools; teachers' training program; supplies; finances of program; aliya; travel arrangements; Chief Rabbi Herzog on the status of Mashadi Jews.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Jewish Agency
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Jerusalem
  • New York
  • Paris
  • Teheran, Iran
  • Tel Aviv
  • Personal Names:
  • Abramovitch, Stanley
  • Grubel, Frederick
  • Herzog, Chief Rabbi Isaac
  • Nadad, A. Dr.
  • Passman, Charles
  • Robbins, Jeannette
  • Schwartz, Dr. Joseph J.
  • Shapiro, Judah
  • Viteles, Harry (Zvi)
  • Subjects:
  • Education.
  • Country Situation
  • Aliyah
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  • Series: Administration: Individual Files
  • Extent: 3 files

The Individual Files series contains newspaper clippings and reports by Stanley Abramovitch and Harry Viteles, as well as undated stories written by Abramovitch, from 1948-1952.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Isfahan, Iran
  • Shiraz, Iran
  • Kerman, Iran
  • Jewish Communities
  • Reports
  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • French
  • Folder Number: JER.819
  • Old Folder Number: 2, 3

Newspaper clippings, reports, tables, comprising Abramovitch's activities in Iran. In addition contains stories, mostly undated, from his time as country director.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Jewish Advocate, Boston
  • Jewish Observer, Nashville
  • Jewish Press
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Golpayagan
  • IsÌ£fahaÌ„n (Iran)
  • Kerman
  • Khonsar
  • Rafsanjan, Iran
  • ShiÌ„raÌ„z (Iran)
  • Yazd (Iran)
  • Personal Names:
  • Fink, Helen H.
  • Katzki, Herbert
  • Subjects:
  • Reports
  • Education.
  • Jewish Communities
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • French
  • Folder Number: JER.820
  • Old Folder Number: 3

Newspaper clippings, reports, tables, comprising Abramovitch's activities in Iran.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Jewish Review and Observer
  • Youngstown Jewish Times
  • Geographic Locations:
  • HamadaÌ„n (Iran)
  • IsÌ£fahaÌ„n (Iran)
  • Kerman
  • Rafsanjan, Iran
  • ShiÌ„raÌ„z (Iran)
  • Yazd (Iran)
  • Personal Names:
  • Cohen, Richard
  • Subjects:
  • Reports
  • Jewish Communities
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Folder Number: JER.821
  • Old Folder Number: 3.1

Report on Viteles' visit to Iran in November 1948

  • Corporate Names:
  • Report
  • Education.
  • Jewish Communities
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  • Series: Subject Matter: Education
  • Extent: 6 files

The Education series contains reports, meeting minutes, and other records, covering the years 1946-1950, which detail the founding and management of JDC-sponsored Ozar HaTorah religious schools throughout Iran.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Alliance Israelite Universelle (AIU)
  • Ozar Hatorah
  • Isfahan, Iran
  • Shalom, Isaac
  • Shapiro, Dr. Judah J.
  • Shamah, Joseph E.
  • Financial Correspondence
  • Religious Education
  • Extent: .5 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.822
  • Old Folder Number: 7

Correspondence, meeting minutes, report, list of investments, memorandum of association, regarding founding of Ozar Hatorah and its first year of operation, JDC contributions to it and to other religious education in Palestine and the Middle East.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Bawly & Millner
  • S. Horowitz & Co.
  • Keren HaChinuch HaTorani be'eretz Israel (Religious Education Fund in Palestine)
  • Ozar Hatorah
  • Palestine Economic Corporation (PEC)
  • Cantor, Y.
  • de Sola Pool, Rabbi David
  • Jung, Leo, Rabbi
  • Shamah, Joseph
  • Simon, Julius
  • Singer, Paul
  • Sutton, Isaac J.M.
  • Subjects:
  • Religious Education
  • Fundraising
  • Investments
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  • Extent: .8 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • French
  • Folder Number: JER.823
  • Old Folder Number: 10

Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, account statements, committee list, regarding JDC-sponsored Ozar Hatorah activities in Iran.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Iranian Consulate, Jerusalem
  • World Union of the Zeirei, HeChalutz & the Hapoel Hamizrachi
  • Berent, S. (Bernet)
  • de Sola Pool, Rabbi David
  • Herzog, Jacob, Rabbi
  • Jung, Leo, Rabbi
  • Magnes, Judah Leon
  • Rabinowitz, I.
  • Schwartz, Dr. Joseph J.
  • Shalom, Isaac
  • Shamah, Joseph
  • Sheinbach, Moshe
  • Subjects:
  • Education, Jewish
  • Financial Reports
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Folder Number: JER.824
  • Old Folder Number: 8

Charts, correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, calendar, account statements, staff lists, detailing JDC-sponsored Ozar Hatorah activities in Iran.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Keren Kayemeth Leyisrael (KKL)
  • U.S. Foreign Service
  • Shalom, Isaac
  • Shapiro, Judah J.
  • Wilson, Evan M.
  • Subjects:
  • Religious Education
  • Financial Correspondence
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  • Extent: .8 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.825
  • Old Folder Number: 9

Correspondence, reports, remittance statements, regarding JDC-sponsored Ozar Hatorah activities, as well as requests for relief funding and supplies.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Magen David Federation for the welfare of Syrian Jews in Israel
  • Geographic Locations:
  • IsÌ£fahaÌ„n (Iran)
  • Personal Names:
  • Berent, S. (Bernet)
  • Gabbay, Benoit
  • Shalom, Isaac
  • Subjects:
  • Religious Education
  • Financial Correspondence
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  • Extent: .8 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • French
  • Folder Number: JER.826
  • Old Folder Number: 2

Correspondence, reports, budget summary and proposal, photographs, regarding JDC-sponsored Ozar Hatorah activities, as well as requests for relief supplies, emigration case, Stanley Abramovitch's appointment to country director.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Alliance Israelite Universelle (AIU)
  • Iranian Jewish Ladies' Committee
  • Geographic Locations:
  • IsÌ£fahaÌ„n (Iran)
  • Personal Names:
  • Gabbay, Benoit
  • Rabinowitz, I.
  • Shalom, Isaac
  • Shapiro, Dr. Judah J.
  • Weill, Eugène
  • Subjects:
  • Religious Education
  • Budgets
  • Financial Correspondence
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  • Extent: .8 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Folder Number: JER.827
  • Old Folder Number: 6

Receipts, account statements, staff lists, detailing JDC-sponsored Ozar Hatorah activities in Iran.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Alliance Israelite Universelle (AIU)
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Golpayagan
  • Tabriz, Iran
  • Tekab, Iran
  • Tuyserkan, Iran
  • Yezd
  • Zorgan, Iran
  • Personal Names:
  • Cuenca, André
  • Subjects:
  • Education, Jewish
  • Financial Records
  • Teachers
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  • Series: Subject Matter: Parcels
  • Extent: 16 files

The majority of the files in the Parcels series cover the years 1944-1946 and describe the logistics and expenses involved in sending about 250,000 relief parcels to refugees in the Soviet Union, about 700,000 kilograms in bulk for distribution in Poland, and additional shipments to individuals in other European countries such as Czechoslovakia, France, Hungary, and Romania. These packages were organized by diverse agencies and individuals in addition to JDC, such as the Central British Fund, HIAS, and the Jewish Agency for Palestine. This series includes lists of package senders and recipients and one list of Bukharin Jews making Aliya.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Gosstrach State Insurance Department of USSR
  • Intourist
  • Polish Legation in Tehran
  • Moscow
  • Kleinbaum, Izaak
  • Suchodolski, W.
  • Financial Records
  • Supplies
  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Polish
  • Folder Number: JER.828
  • Old Folder Number: 1(2)

Receipts, debit notes, employee list and insurance policy detailing offices expenses, parcel expenses.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Gosstrach State Insurance Department of USSR
  • Imperial Bank of Iran
  • Mikaïl, H.
  • Peltours
  • Foreign Economic Administration (Office Lend-Lease Administration)
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Bokhara
  • Financial Records
  • Parcels
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.829
  • Old Folder Number: 1

Receipts, debit notes, check book stubs and insurance policies detailing offices expenses, parcel expenses.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Gosstrach State Insurance Department of USSR
  • Imperial Bank of Iran
  • Mikaïl, H.
  • Peltours
  • Segall, E.
  • Subjects:
  • Financial Records
  • Parcels
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • French
  • Folder Number: JER.830
  • Old Folder Number: 2

Receipts, debit notes, and insurance policies detailing offices expenses, parcel expenses.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Gosstrach State Insurance Department of USSR
  • Imperial Bank of Iran
  • Mikaïl, H.
  • Peltours
  • Intourist
  • Segall, E.
  • Subjects:
  • Financial Records
  • Parcels
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Arabic
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.831
  • Old Folder Number: 4

Receipts, debit notes, and insurance policies detailing offices expenses, parcel expenses, as well as a names lists of Bukharian Jews making aliya.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Gosstrach State Insurance Department of USSR
  • Imperial Bank of Iran
  • Kouhi-Nour Stationary and Printing
  • Mikaïl, H.
  • Monoszon, B.G.
  • Peltours
  • Polish Legation in Tehran
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Moscow
  • Personal Names:
  • Bielski, Tadeusz
  • Subjects:
  • Parcels
  • Financial Records
  • Expenses
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Arabic
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Hebrew
  • French
  • German
  • Folder Number: JER.832
  • Old Folder Number: 4.1

Receipts, debit notes, and insurance policies detailing offices expenses, parcel expenses, storage for index card department.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • British Overseas Airways Corporation
  • Imperial Bank of Iran
  • Kouhi-Nour Stationary and Printing
  • Mikaïl, H.
  • Monoszon, B.G.
  • Peltours
  • Polish Legation in Tehran
  • Park Hotel
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Moscow
  • Personal Names:
  • Bielski, Tadeusz
  • Cohane, A.
  • Subjects:
  • Parcels
  • Financial Records
  • Expenses
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Polish
  • Folder Number: JER.833
  • Old Folder Number: 1(3)

Receipts, debit notes, tables, bank statements, inventory list, employee lists and insurance policy detailing offices expenses, parcel expenses.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • British Overseas Airways Corporation
  • Gosstrach State Insurance Department of USSR
  • Imperial Bank of Iran
  • Intourist
  • Mikaïl, H.
  • Peltours
  • Polish Legation in Tehran
  • Berent, S. (Bernet)
  • Subjects:
  • Financial Records
  • Parcels
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  • Extent: .5 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • French
  • German
  • Polish
  • Folder Number: JER.834
  • Old Folder Number: 1

Receipts, debit and credit notes, detailing office expenses, parcel expenses to the Soviet Union.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Alliance Israelite Universelle (AIU)
  • Imperial Bank of Iran
  • Mikaïl, H.
  • Landau, M., Dr.
  • Nebenzahl, L.
  • Subjects:
  • Parcels
  • Financial Records
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • French
  • Folder Number: JER.835
  • Old Folder Number: 5

Receipts, debit and credit notes, staff list, lists of goods sent, food, detailing office expenses, parcel expenses to the Soviet Union, France and Czechoslovakia.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Alliance Israelite Universelle (AIU)
  • Imperial Bank of Iran
  • Intourist
  • Mikaïl, H.
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Beirut, Lebanon
  • Personal Names:
  • Kleinbaum, Izaak
  • Subjects:
  • Parcels
  • Financial Records
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • Polish
  • Hebrew
  • French
  • Folder Number: JER.836
  • Old Folder Number: 7(2)

Receipts, debit and credit notes, an extensive names list, staff list, lists of goods sent, insurance policies, detailing office expenses, parcel expenses to the Soviet Union, Poland, Hungary, Romania, France and Czechoslovakia sent on behalf of Jewish Agency, HIAS, individuals in Tehran, United States, Palestine, India.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Auto Service Moderne
  • British Overseas Airways Corporation
  • Imperial Bank of Iran
  • Gosstrach State Insurance Department of USSR
  • Mikaïl, H.
  • U.S. Embassy
  • Kleinbaum, Izaak
  • Spivak, Herbert D.
  • Subjects:
  • Parcels
  • Financial Records
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • French
  • Folder Number: JER.837
  • Old Folder Number: 6

Receipts, debit and credit notes, staff list, insurance policy, detailing office expenses, parcel expenses to the Soviet Union, Poland, Hungary, Romania and Austria sent on behalf of the Jewish Agency and individuals.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Gosstrach State Insurance Department of USSR
  • Intourist
  • Mikaïl, H.
  • Otraco, Ltd.
  • Parcels
  • Financial Records
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • French
  • German
  • Polish
  • Folder Number: JER.838
  • Old Folder Number: 5

Receipts, debit and credit notes, detailing offices expenses, parcel expenses. Includes a few names of recipients.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Imperial Bank of Iran
  • Mikaïl, H.
  • Peltours
  • Goldberg, M.
  • Subjects:
  • Parcels
  • Financial Records
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • French
  • German
  • Polish
  • Folder Number: JER.839
  • Old Folder Number: 3

Receipts, debit and credit notes, car record cards, product labels, detailing offices expenses, parcel expenses to the Soviet Union and Lublin.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Board of Economic Warfare
  • Imperial Bank of Iran
  • Mikaïl, H.
  • Monoszon, B.G.
  • Lend-Lease Administration
  • Otraco, Ltd.
  • Polish Legation in Tehran
  • Bielski, Tadeusz
  • McGrath, Sterling
  • Subjects:
  • Financial Records
  • Parcels
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  • Extent: .8 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • German
  • Polish
  • Folder Number: JER.840
  • Old Folder Number: 9

Receipts, debit and credit notes, postcard, names list, detailing office expenses, parcel expenses to the Soviet Union and Poland. Names list details recipients, their addresses, and the sender.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Alliance Israelite Universelle (AIU)
  • Boostani Press
  • Imperial Bank of Iran
  • Mikaïl, H.
  • Polish Red Cross
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Moscow
  • Personal Names:
  • Bielski, Tadeusz
  • Suchodolski, W.
  • Subjects:
  • Parcels
  • Financial Records
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  • Extent: .5 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • German
  • Polish
  • French
  • Folder Number: JER.841
  • Old Folder Number: 10

Receipts, debit and credit notes, postcard, names list, lists of goods sent, food label, detailing office expenses, parcel expenses to the Soviet Union and Poland. Names list details recipients, their addresses, and the sender.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Imperial Bank of Iran
  • Mikaïl, H.
  • Suchodolski, W.
  • Subjects:
  • Parcels
  • Financial Records
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  • Extent: .5 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Folder Number: JER.842
  • Old Folder Number: 55/8

Correspondence, cables, shipping advisements, regarding supplies sent from Paris to Iran via Israel, as well as supplies originating in Israel for Iran. Included in the shipments were medical supplies, books, clothing, office supplies.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Jewish Agency
  • Mercaz Kupat Holim
  • Peltransport
  • Shoham Maritime Emigration Services Ltd.
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Amsterdam, Holland
  • Jerusalem
  • Marseille, France
  • Paris
  • Teheran, Iran
  • Tel Aviv
  • Personal Names:
  • Abramovitch, Stanley
  • Goldsmith, Herman
  • Gombert, E.
  • Levine, Moses
  • Passman, Charles
  • Schweid, Mordechai
  • Shapiro, H. Louis
  • Trobe, Harold
  • Kohane, Dr. Akiva
  • Subjects:
  • Supplies
  • Medical
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  • Extent: .6 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Russian
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.843
  • Old Folder Number: 8

Correspondence with Jerusalem office, rental contract, import license, invoices, stock lists, detailing office expenses and parcel expenses.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Jewish Relief Association of Bombay
  • Lend-Lease Administration
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Bombay (India)
  • St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Personal Names:
  • Berent, S. (Bernet)
  • Mayer, Saly, 1882-1950
  • Rabinowitz, I.
  • Subjects:
  • Financial
  • Parcels
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  • Record Group: Israel

The Israel record group comprises primarily material on Malben, a social service organization founded in 1949 among JDC, the Israeli government, and the Jewish Agency to address the needs of thousands of immigrants to the new State, including those of particularly vulnerable populations such as the handicapped and elderly. A year later, JDC assumed complete responsibility for operating MALBEN and collaborating with the Israeli government to deliver comprehensive health and social welfare services.

The Israel record group is arranged into 6 series:

  • Corporate Names:
  • Ministry of Health, Israel
  • Personal Names:
  • Benesh, Dr. A.
  • Moses, E.L., Dr.
  • Metzger, Y., Dr.
  • Lyons, Rebecca
  • Levine, Judith
  • Kaplanovitch (Kaplanowitz), Dina, Nurse
  • Pliskin, Boris, Dr.
  • Josephthal, Dr. Giora
  • Geller, Sylvia
  • Dinaburg, Y.
  • Subjects:
  • Elderly care
  • Hospitals
  • Personnel
  • Series: Administration: General
  • Extent: 3 files

The General series contains correspondence between European headquarters in Paris and the Israel office on a range of issues, including attendance at country directors' conference, public relations, from 1950-1952.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Ministry of Finance, Israel
  • Cohen, Richard
  • Financial Correspondence
  • Travel arrangements
  • Extent: .7 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • German
  • Yiddish
  • French
  • Folder Number: JER.844
  • Old Folder Number: 51/1/1

Correspondence with European Headquarters in Paris regarding fund in Central Bank; travel of various personnel to and from Israel; public relations for Malben; attendance at Country Directors' Conference in Paris; World War Two era possible claims; thank you notes.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Central Bank of Cooperative Institutions in Palestine, Ltd. (changed to Canada-Israel Central Bank Ltd)
  • Jewish Welfare Federation of Cleveland
  • Ministry of Finance, Israel
  • ZIM Shipping Lines
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Marseille, France
  • Personal Names:
  • Aronovici, Noel
  • Cohen, Richard
  • Dallob, Samuel
  • Goldstein, Melvin S.
  • Green, A.
  • Schneersohn, Dr. F.
  • Shargo, Simon
  • Subjects:
  • Travel arrangements
  • Financial Correspondence
  • Thank You Notes
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  • Extent: .5 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.845
  • Old Folder Number: 51/1/2

Correspondence, meeting minutes, conference program, from European Headquarters in Paris regarding Malben institutions; travel of various personnel to and from Israel; Country Directors Conference; public relations for Malben and JDC Israel operations; department head meetings in Paris.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • American Council of Voluntary Agencies for Foreign Service (ACVAFS/ACVA)
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Personal Names:
  • Cohen, Richard
  • Katzki, Herbert
  • Subjects:
  • Travel arrangements
  • Meetings
  • Financial Correspondence
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  • Extent: .5 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.846
  • Old Folder Number: 51/1/3

Correspondence with, meeting minutes and conference program from European Headquarters in Paris regarding financial arrangements, adoption inquiry, personnel issues, education issues, travel of various personnel to and from Israel; Country Directors Conference.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)
  • Ministry of Finance, Israel
  • Shapiro, Judah J.
  • Shargo, Simon
  • Zlatkin, Ruth
  • Subjects:
  • Personnel
  • Travel arrangements
  • Financial Correspondence
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  • Series: Malben: Finance
  • Extent: 2 files

The two files in the Financial series contain financial reports from 1950-1951 regarding expenditures in Israel.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Shargo, Simon
  • Financial Reports
  • Expenditures
  • Extent: .8 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.847
  • Old Folder Number: 150/1

Correspondence, reports, balance sheets, regarding expenditures through out Israel; plans for building and other expansion.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Barth, Dr. Aron
  • Grubel, Frederick
  • Shargo, Simon
  • Subjects:
  • Financial Correspondence
  • Expenditures
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.848
  • Old Folder Number: 150/1.1

Correspondence, monthly reports, balance sheets, supplies invoice, regarding expenditures through out Israel; plans for dollar account.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Beckelman, Moses W.
  • Dallob, Samuel
  • Feiler, Margaret
  • London, George
  • Shargo, Simon
  • Steiner, P.B.
  • Subjects:
  • Financial Reports
  • Bank Accounts
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  • Extent: .6 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.849
  • Old Folder Number: 150/1.2

Correspondence, monthly reports, balance sheets, regarding expenditures through out Israel.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Financial Reports
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  • Series: Malben: General
  • Extent: 3 files

The General series contains records from 1949-1953 on the creation of Malben, a social service agency established by JDC to provide institutional care and social services to vulnerable populations across Israel. The files also include internal publications and publicity materials about Malben.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Organizational Set-Up
  • Publications
  • Publicity
  • Extent: .8 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Folder Number: JER.850
  • Old Folder Number: 202/1

Meeting minutes, memoranda, reports, regarding founding, meetings of Board of Directors of Malben, meetings with JDC leadership. Includes naming of organization, principles of agreement between Health Ministry and Malben, appointment of Pesach Litwak as executive director. Includes material from 1953 regarding advisory board formation.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Ministry of Health, Israel
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Construction
  • Organizational Set-Up
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  • Extent: .8 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.851
  • Old Folder Number: 225/11

Internal publications for Malben and JDC, such as Out of Joint printed in Paris. Hebrew-language publication topics include Malben worker conditions, admission procedures at a Malben facility; statistics on Malben patients.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Malben Workers' National Committee
  • Lubetsky, Larry
  • Subjects:
  • Personnel
  • Publications
  • Statistics
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  • Extent: .7 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.852
  • Old Folder Number: 225/5

Press releases, correspondence with journalists, meeting minutes, regarding activities of Malben institutions and personnel. Includes visits of prominent people to facilities.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Daniel, Laurie
  • Pinkussohn, Edna S.
  • Subjects:
  • Public Relations
  • Publicity
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  • Series: Malben: Legal
  • Extent: 1 file

The Legal series consists of one file. See file for details.

  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.853
  • Old Folder Number: 202/1

Powers of attorney, company ordinance, letters of incorporation, agreement with Jewish Agency, regarding the registration of JDC as a foreign company; establishment of Malben.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • S. Horowitz & Co.
  • Bawly Millner & Rieck and Company
  • United States Treasury Department
  • Goldenberg, Harold
  • Jacobson, Jerome J.
  • Kaplan, Eliezer
  • Salomon, N.
  • Subjects:
  • Incorporation
  • Companies
  • Legal Registration of Organizations
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  • Malben: Medical
  • Extent: 10 files

The Medical series contains records on Malben facilities, treatment for lung disease patients in various Malben institutions, and information on soldier rehabilitation. Some correspondence reflects chaotic conditions in the facilities, such as difficulties of admitting sick children without their parents and the constant need for repairs in poorly constructed buildings.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Israel Electric Company
  • Ministry of Defense, Israel
  • Be'er Ya'acov, Israel
  • Ben-Gurion, David
  • Vovsi, Dr. Meier
  • Degani, Z.
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Elderly care
  • Construction
  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.854
  • Old Folder Number: 327/19

Correspondence, meeting minutes, personnel list, progress reports, order forms, lists of supplies, construction materials, and equipment needed, regarding construction at tuberculosis hospital; transportation needs; personnel needed.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Mashbir Merkazi
  • Ministry of Absorption
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Be'er Ya'acov, Israel
  • Nahariya, Israel
  • Personal Names:
  • Degani, Z.
  • Shimoni, Dov
  • Tsigal, E.
  • Silberstein, J., Dr.
  • Sternberg, A. Dr.
  • Subjects:
  • Construction
  • Supplies
  • Personnel
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • German
  • Folder Number: JER.855
  • Old Folder Number: 327/19.1

Correspondence, meeting minutes, weekly personnel rosters, reports, lists of books needed, regarding construction at and supplies for tuberculosis hospital; staff housing; transportation needs; personnel needed. Includes congratulatory letters on increased use of Hebrew in the hospital.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • General Electrical and Refrigeration Engineers Ltd.
  • Israel Electric Company
  • Union of Jewish Clerks and Office Employees
  • Volunteer Fire Department, Rishon LeZion
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Be'er Ya'acov, Israel
  • Personal Names:
  • Degani, Z.
  • Shimoni, Dov
  • Silberstein, J., Dr.
  • Subjects:
  • Construction
  • Supplies
  • Hospital
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.856
  • Old Folder Number: 327/19.2

Correspondence, meeting minutes, weekly personnel rosters, staff list, reports, lists of books needed, regarding construction at and equipment for tuberculosis hospital opened in July 1951; nursing courses; running procedure; personnel needed.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Israel Electric Company
  • Braun, S.
  • Degani, Z.
  • Goodwin, Berenice
  • Broshi, R.
  • Shimoni, Dov
  • Subjects:
  • Hospital
  • Tuberculosis Care
  • Personnel
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.857
  • Old Folder Number: 305/1

Meeting minutes, correspondence, form, regarding care for lung patients in Malben institutions. Topics include turbercular soldiers, education for child patients; treating children and pregnant women with tuberculosis; misbehaving patients; opening TB treatment clinics. Includes material on the problematic lack of procedure for admitting sick children, which results in not being able to identify them, their parents, as well as procedures to be put in place to correct this issue.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Beit Levinstein
  • Kupat Holim, Judea District
  • Anti-Tuberculosis League of Palestine/Israel
  • Ministry of Defense, Israel
  • Ministry of Health, Israel
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Munich, Germany
  • Personal Names:
  • Cohen, Abraham
  • Hassis, Y., Dr.
  • Huppert, Y., Dr.
  • Itelson, Dr.
  • Krispin, H.
  • Metzger, Y., Dr.
  • Meyerowitz, Hilda
  • Subjects:
  • Tuberculosis Care
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Clinics
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.858
  • Old Folder Number: 327/22

Correspondence, personnel roster, meeting minutes, reports, course curriculum, patient transfer forms, regarding Malben hospital for chronic diseases and elderly serving camp/ma'abara for new olim. Topics include inadequate water and electricity supply, telephone, nursing course, construction, maintenance.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Bleich, Y.
  • Gross, Zvi
  • Kagan, Y.
  • Pinchus, Yochanan
  • Slonim, Ethel
  • Vovsi, Dr. Meir
  • Subjects:
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Hospital
  • Maabarot
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  • Extent: .5 inch
  • Languages:
    Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.859
  • Old Folder Number: 327/22.1

Correspondence, weekly personnel attendance rosters, meeting minutes, patient transfer forms, regarding Malben hospital for chronic diseases and elderly serving camp/ma'abara for new olim. Topics include maintenance, field trips for patients, telephone.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Bleich, Y.
  • Vovsi, Dr. Meir
  • Subjects:
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Elderly care
  • Medical
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  • Extent: .4 inch
  • Languages:
    Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.860
  • Old Folder Number: 251/3

Correspondence, telephone log, regarding personnel needs, running, repair and maintenance of office, dental clinic, pharmacy, medical supplies storage in Tel Aviv.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Apriasky, Yaacov
  • Josephthal, Dr. Giora
  • Lubetsky, Larry
  • Pliskin, Boris, Dr.
  • Rosenblatt, Yaffa
  • Yaakobi, Yitzhak
  • Subjects:
  • Office Premises
  • Dental Clinic
  • Pharmacies
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  • Extent: .6 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.861
  • Old Folder Number: 307/102

Agreements, correspondence, meeting minutes, regarding acquisition and administration of hospital for chronic and non-infectious diseases. Includes discussions regarding personnel, kashrut, statistics, maintenance.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Rabbinate, Ramat Gan
  • S. Horowitz & Co.
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Ramat Gan, Israel
  • Personal Names:
  • Ben-Harutz, M.
  • Lyons, Rebecca
  • Margulitz, Y., Dr.
  • Shaked, Tamar
  • Ushpizai, M.Y. Halevi, Rabbi
  • Subjects:
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Hospital
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  • Extent: .5 inch
  • Languages:
    Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.862
  • Old Folder Number: 326/9

Information bulletin, booklet of laws, regarding rehabilitation of soliders.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Ministry of Defense, Israel
  • Ben-Gurion, David
  • Rosenblum, P.
  • Subjects:
  • Rehabilitation
  • Soldiers
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  • Extent: .6 inch
  • Languages:
    Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.887
  • Old Folder Number: 207/55

Landscape and road plans, correspondence, budgets, rental contract, regarding initial stages of village for the blind and their families in Gedera. Topics include a plant nursery, electrical wiring, planned road to reach the village, lighting.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Gedera Municipality
  • Solel Boneh, Ltd.
  • Palestine Electric Corporation
  • Israel Treasury Department
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Gederah, Israel
  • Personal Names:
  • Dinaburg, Y.
  • Zegagy, M.
  • Frenkel, Eliyahu
  • Subjects:
  • Construction
  • Blind
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  • Series: Malben: Old Age Homes
  • Extent: 4 files

The Old Age Homes series contains patient lists, correspondence, and meeting minutes about four old age homes in the Malben network.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Blau, Yehuda
  • Bleich, Y.
  • Elderly care
  • Personnel
  • Extent: .5 inch
  • Languages:
    Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.863
  • Old Folder Number: 327/4

Weekly personnel rosters, patient statistics, correspondence regarding old age home. Topics include selling patients' crafts, inspection of conditions, report on site visit, nurses' vacations.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Pardes Hanna, Israel
  • Personal Names:
  • Levin, Yehudit
  • Lobelsky, L.
  • Locker, Sylvia
  • Subjects:
  • Old Age Care
  • Personnel
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.864
  • Old Folder Number: 327/6

Correspondence, meeting minutes, patient lists by European and Yemenite heritage, weekly personnel rosters, regarding old age home in Sha'ar Menashe, as well as some regarding Ein Shemer. Topics include medical visits, trees for grounds, new laboratory, construction and maintenance, social programs.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • General Labor Office, Karkur
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Haifa
  • Personal Names:
  • Aloni, Shmuel
  • Ben Zion, Levi
  • Bleich, Y.
  • Halpern, Y.
  • Lazar, E.
  • Slonim, Anya
  • Subjects:
  • Elderly care
  • Personnel
  • Construction
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    Hebrew
  • German
  • Yiddish
  • Folder Number: JER.865
  • Old Folder Number: 327/3

Correspondence, receipts, weekly personnel rosters, meeting minutes, patient lists, regarding Jerusalem old age home. Topics include medical books requested, patient statistics and movement, personnel, maintenance.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Kupat Cholim
  • Atlas, Dr.
  • Blau, Yehuda
  • Bleich, Y.
  • Gross, Zvi
  • Hollander, Shimon
  • Margulitz, Y., Dr.
  • Rotbaum, Shmuel
  • Subjects:
  • Elderly care
  • Medical
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.866
  • Old Folder Number: 327/3.1

Correspondence, sick notes, supplies order list, site visit reports, weekly personnel rosters, meeting minutes, regarding Jerusalem old age home. Topics include siyum conducted by patients, kitchen staff strike, doctors' visits to the home rather than in clinics, patient statistics and movement, personnel, maintenance.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Bawly Millner & Rieck and Company
  • Jerusalem Municipality
  • Blau, Yehuda
  • Nussbaum, Meir
  • Subjects:
  • Elderly care
  • Personnel
  • Medical
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  • Record Group: Middle East
  • Extent: 5 files

Please see the Countries and Regions subcollection-level description for further information on this record group.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Buchman, Henrietta K.
  • Goldstein, Melvin S.
  • Aid
  • Reports
  • Appeals
  • Series: Administration: General
  • Extent: 3 files

The General series contains correspondence, reports, and requests for aid regarding Jews in Muslim countries from 1947-1949, the years surrounding the establishment of the State of Israel.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Tripoli
  • Eliashar, Eliyahu
  • Eliyahu, Mordecai
  • Herzog, Chief Rabbi Isaac
  • Communities
  • Welfare Assistance
  • Extent: .1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Folder Number: JER.867
  • Old Folder Number: 51/1.39

Cables and correspondence regarding requests for information on Jews in Egypt, Syria and Iran; help to war sufferers in Israel.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Department for War Sufferers, Israel
  • Near East Jewish Aid Society
  • Geographic Locations:
  • New York
  • Personal Names:
  • Goldstein, Melvin S.
  • Werfel, Yitzchak
  • Herzog, Chief Rabbi Isaac
  • Subjects:
  • Welfare Assistance
  • Personnel
  • Moslem Countries
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  • Extent: .2 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.868
  • Old Folder Number: 1.2

Correspondence, reports regarding conditions in North Africa, Aden, Syria, such as education, social work. Includes material on possible emergency assistance to Jews in Syria.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Council of the Sepharadi Community
  • HaVa'ad HaPoel
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Tripoli (Libya)
  • Personal Names:
  • Benatar, Hélène Cazes
  • Eliashar, Eliyahu
  • Lullu, Eliyahu
  • Subjects:
  • Reports
  • Education.
  • Communities
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  • Extent: .5 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.869
  • Old Folder Number: 2.2

Correspondence, cables, meeting minutes, circular, journal, regarding position of Jews in various Middle Eastern countries; appeals for help; request for article from JTA regarding JDC activity in region.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel
  • Ministry of Health, Israel
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Damascus, Syria
  • London
  • Tripoli (Libya)
  • Personal Names:
  • Buchman, Henrietta K.
  • Joseph, H. Oscar
  • Laniado, Sabri
  • Madanes, A.S.
  • Mordecai, Eliahu
  • Nachum, Shaul
  • Raphael, H.
  • Smolar, Boris
  • Yaish, B.J.
  • Subjects:
  • Anti-Zionism
  • Appeals
  • Communities
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  • Series: Subject Matter: Samaritans
  • Extent: 2 files

The Samaritans series contains information on efforts to send aid to the Samaritan community in Nablus, in Jordanian-occupied land.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Nablus
  • Ben-Zvi, Yitzhak
  • Ishak, Amran Priest
  • Cohen, Amram Isaac
  • Financial Assistance
  • Packages
  • Extent: .2 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • French
  • Folder Number: JER.870
  • Old Folder Number: 51/1.22

Correspondence, cables, names list, regarding assistance to the Samaritans in Nablus, including sending packages.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Samaritan Community Council, Nablus
  • International Red Cross (IRC)
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Jerusalem
  • Tel Aviv
  • Nablus
  • Personal Names:
  • Ben Zvi, Yitzhak
  • Cohen, Amram Isaac
  • Durand, Andre
  • Goldstein, Melvin S.
  • Subjects:
  • Packages
  • Aid
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  • Extent: .4 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.871
  • Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence, newspaper clipping, booklet, copies of credit notes, regarding aid to Samaritans in Nablus. Includes arrangements for transfer of monthly funds once the Red Cross stops activity in Israel; internal arguments.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • HaDor
  • Institute for the Research of Jewish Middle East Communities
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Nablus
  • Personal Names:
  • Ben-Zvi, Yitzhak
  • Breen, Julian
  • Buchman, Henrietta K.
  • Cohen, Amram Isaac
  • Dotan, Alexander
  • Ishak, Amran Priest
  • Subjects:
  • Financial Assistance
  • Communities
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  • Record Group: Turkey

The Turkey Record Group details the activities of JDC's office in Istanbul, which aided individuals in Bulgaria, Romania, and elsewhere in Turkey, These efforts included assistance to passengers from the S.S. Drottningholm, a prisoner exchange ship, and other individuals hoping to make Aliya to Israel or emigrate to other countries.

These records were originally stored as chronologically bound books. Contents have been separated and arranged by subject, but series' contents do overlap. For additional material, please see JDC's Istanbul Collection, 1937-1949.

The Turkey record group is arranged into 6 series:

  • Corporate Names:
  • Jurnalul
  • U.S. Foreign Service
  • Mosaiska Foersamlingen, Stockholm
  • Bucharest (Romania)
  • Stockholm (Sweden)
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Adania, Regina
  • Fishzohn, Arthur A.
  • Blum, Joseph
  • Biele, Harry D.
  • Individual Cases
  • Supplies
  • Series: Administration: General
  • Extent: 3 files

The General series contains correspondence, reports regarding refugees under JDC's care, and details of JDC's administrative mechanisms put into place in the immediate post-World War II period.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Personnel
  • Travel arrangements
  • Extent: .6 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Folder Number: JER.872
  • Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence, reports, regarding travel plans of JDC staff, SS Drottingholm refugees under JDC care, financial arrangements, dealings with Romania, aid to Balkans, medical supplies, Kastner. Includes report from Swiss diplomat Charles Lutz on his wartime activities in Budapest.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Florence, Italy
  • Rome (Italy)
  • St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Personal Names:
  • Mayer, Sally
  • Trobe, Jacob L.
  • Subjects:
  • Supplies
  • Refugees
  • Travel arrangements
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.873
  • Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence and records of correspondence, financial statements, regarding travel plans of JDC staff, including Regina Adania's departure in April and Joseph Blum's arrival in June. In addition, general letters dealing with a host of issues: financial arrangements, dealings with Romania, aid to Balkans, search for relatives, care for orphans.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Jurnalul
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Athens, Greece
  • Bucharest (Romania)
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Personal Names:
  • Tadger (Tadjer), Colonel Avram
  • Subjects:
  • Financial Correspondence
  • Supplies
  • Orphans
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.874
  • Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence, reports, records of correspondence, supplies lists, regarding travel plans of JDC staff, including Arthur Fishzohn's departure for Athens and Regina Adania's take over of office responsibilities. In addition, general letters dealing with a host of issues: SS Drottingholm refugees under JDC care, financial arrangements, dealings with Romania, aid to Balkans, search for relatives, Bulgarian committee.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • U.S. Foreign Service
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Izmir
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Communities
  • Supplies
  • Personnel
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  • Series: Subject Matter: Case Files
  • Extent: 1 file

The Case Files series contains one file covering the years 1945-1946. Please see file for details.

  • Extent: .5 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • French
  • German
  • Folder Number: JER.875
  • Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence including request for help for Greek Jews in Lublin; discussion regarding aid to individuals requested by their relatives. Most requests are of a financial nature.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Mosaiska Foersamlingen, Stockholm
  • Royal Hellenic Legation
  • Zentralrat der Ungarischen Juden
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Montreal
  • Stockholm (Sweden)
  • Personal Names:
  • Baltsam, Harry
  • Subjects:
  • Clothing
  • Individual Cases
  • Emigration
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  • Series: Subject Matter: Emigration
  • Extent: 4 files

The Emigration series contains records from 1945-1946, including names lists, financial records, statistics regarding both individuals making Aliya and individuals emigrating to countries other than Palestine, and reports on refugees from the S.S. Drottningholm cared for by JDC.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Antalya, Turkey
  • Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Financial Correspondence
  • Names Lists
  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • French
  • Folder Number: JER.876
  • Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence, names lists of olim, financial records for aliya including luggage, accomodation, and food costs, statistics on olim since January 1943.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Hollantse Bank
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Antalya, Turkey
  • Personal Names:
  • Barlas, Chaim
  • Goldin, Joseph
  • Nahum, Alfred
  • Trobe, Jacob L.
  • Subjects:
  • Aliya
  • Financial Correspondence
  • Luggage
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • French
  • Folder Number: JER.877
  • Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence, names lists of olim, financial records for aliya including luggage, accomodation, and food costs, statistics on olim since June 1945. Also includes some emigrants traveling to Syria and India.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Antalya, Turkey
  • Financial
  • Maintenance
  • Refugees
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  • Extent: .7 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • French
  • Folder Number: JER.878
  • Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence, regarding individuals in Turkey hoping to return to their countries of origin or emigrate elsewhere in the aftermath of World War II. Includes report of arrivals in Stockholm from camps.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Mosaiska Foersamlingen, Stockholm
  • National Refugee Service New York
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Amsterdam, Holland
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Milan (Italy)
  • Rome (Italy)
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Stockholm (Sweden)
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Personal Names:
  • Kirk, Mr.
  • Subjects:
  • Refugee Settlement
  • Visas
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  • Extent: .8 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Turkish
  • Folder Number: JER.879
  • Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence, names lists, financial and statistical reports, regarding former inmates of concentration camps exchanged as prisoners for German nationals. Many of these refugees of Turkish nationality were not recognized as such by Turkish authorities, and therefore 112 individuals came under the care of JDC. The last were able to emigrate in April 1946.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • U.S. Foreign Service
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Personal Names:
  • Packer, Earl L.
  • Troutman, Harry
  • Subjects:
  • Prisoner Exchange
  • Individual Cases
  • Refugee Aid
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  • Series: Subject Matter: Supplies
  • Extent: 3 files

The Supplies series contains inventories of shipped goods, insurance certificates, and correspondence discussing regarding medical supplies, matzot and other goods shipped to the Balkans, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Turkey, and Hachshara (Zionist collective) camps in Germany. The Red Cross, JDC, UNRRA, and relief organizations in South Africa and Australia provided the goods distributed across Europe and the Middle East.

The series includes discussions about the opening of an office in Czechoslovakia and the possibility of sending packages to Hungary. Charles Passman, Director of JDC's Parcel Service, discouraged the latter idea in part because of challenges JDC has previously encountered while sending relief parcels through Iran.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Medical Supplies
  • Matzot
  • Extent: .4 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • Folder Number: JER.880
  • Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence, lists of shipped goods, regarding medical and other supplies for Hungary, Balkans.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Gilchrist, Walker and Co. Ltd
  • Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees
  • Jacobson, Israel G.
  • Trobe, Jacob L.
  • Subjects:
  • Medical Supplies
  • Clothing
  • Matzot
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.881
  • Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence, lists of shipped goods, regarding medical and other supplies for Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Balkans, Hachshara camps, DPs in Germany and Poland, Turkey itself, as well as individuals in Warsaw, Sofia. Provided by Red Cross, JDC, UNRRA, organizations in South Africa, Australia. In addition, possibility raised and rejected of a scheme to send parcels to relatives.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Ihracat, Genel T.A.S. Exportation-Importation Commission
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Personal Names:
  • Tadger (Tadjer), Colonel Avram
  • Trobe, Harold
  • Subjects:
  • Medical Supplies
  • Clothing
  • Matzot
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.882
  • Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence, lists of shipped goods, pamphlet, insurance certificate, regarding medical supplies, matzot, and other goods for Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Balkans. Includes proposal to send cigarette parcels to individuals in Europe.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Foreign Trade Institute Ltd., Tel Aviv
  • Lloyd's Ltd. Insurance
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Bucharest
  • Personal Names:
  • Rosen, Emanuel
  • Subjects:
  • Medical Supplies
  • Matzot
  • Supplies
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  • Series: Subject Matter: Tracing Service
  • Extent: 1 file

The Tracing Service series consists of one file covering the years 1945-1946. Please see the file for details.

  • Extent: .4 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • French
  • Folder Number: JER.883
  • Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence, requests for survivors lists, regarding the fate of relatives sent to those concerned in other locations. Includes news of and inquiries by Drottningholm prisoner exchange ship passengers.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Central Location Index
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Athens, Greece
  • Bucharest (Romania)
  • Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Rome (Italy)
  • Personal Names:
  • Costiner, Elias Dr.
  • Deutsch, Etta
  • Jacobson, Israel G.
  • Trobe, Harold
  • Subjects:
  • Searches for Relatives
  • Emigration
  • Survivors
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  • Series: Localities
  • Extent: 3 files

The Localities series focuses on the activities of JDC's office in Istanbul from 1945-1946, which was the liaison for relief efforts in Bulgaria and Romania. Correspondence in this series covers supplies and assistance proffered in both countries, as well as topics of concern specific to each country (for example, the Romania correspondence file includes information on the arrest of community leader Wilhelm Filderman).

  • Corporate Names:
  • Marcus, Maurice
  • Aliya
  • Supplies
  • Communities
  • Extent: .9 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Folder Number: JER.884
  • Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence, Order in Council, reports, constructive plan, names list, regarding supplies, administration of Jewish committee and future JDC activities, Aliya.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Association of Jewish Religious Communities of Yugoslavia
  • Jewish Religious Community of Belgrade
  • Jewish Student Corporation
  • Government of Bulgaria
  • Central Location Index
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Personal Names:
  • Barnes, Maynard
  • Marcus, Maurice
  • Deutsch, Etta
  • Subjects:
  • Supplies
  • Committees
  • Aliya
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Bulgarian
  • Folder Number: JER.885
  • Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence, distribution chart, newspaper clipping, reports, names lists, insurance claim, regarding supplies, administration of Jewish committee and future JDC activities, Aliya, efforts for JDC staff to be granted entry visas, possible loan kassa.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • Izgrev Newspaper
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Personal Names:
  • Beyth, Hans
  • Beraha, Aaron R.
  • Marcus, Maurice
  • Tadger (Tadjer), Colonel Avram
  • Subjects:
  • Aliya
  • Community Development
  • Supplies
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  • Extent: 1 inch
  • Languages:
    English
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Turkish
  • Folder Number: JER.886
  • Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence, Bills of lading, reports, regarding conditions of and service to Jews in liberated countries, requested aid to individuals, search for relatives, supplies, administration of future JDC activities, loan kassas. In addition, increased communication difficulties and request not to send supplies in 1946.

  • Corporate Names:
  • Corporate Names:
  • International Red Cross (IRC)
  • Jurnalul
  • Geographic Locations:
  • Bucharest
  • Personal Names:
  • Barpal, Yosef
  • Filderman, Wilhelm (William)
  • Hager, Eliezer
  • Jacobson, S. Bertrand
  • Mayer, Saly
  • Weiss, Zwi
  • Zimand, David
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