Minutes, reports, speeches and correspondence of the Evian Conference, France, July 1938, convened to address the issue of Jewish refugees from Nazi rule.
Evian Conference Papers (microfilm)
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- ReferenceGB 1556 WL 503
- Dates of Creation1938
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish French
- Physical Descriptionc400 frames
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Administrative / Biographical History
The Conference on the problem of Jewish refugees was held in Evian, France, on the shore of Lake Geneva, in July 1938. Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed this international conference in the wake of Germany's annexation of Austria in March 1938, which substantially exacerbated the refugee problem. Delegates from 32 countries gathered from 6 to 15 July 1938. As the sessions proceeded, delegate after delegate excused his country from accepting additional refugees. The Evian Conference failed in its primary objective - to find safe haven for the Jews of Nazi Germany. Even the establishment of the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees just before the conference adjourned was unable to make a difference.
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Jewish Central Information Office
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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.
Records of the Board of Deputies of British Jews (London Metropolitan Archives): File- Refugees, Evian Conference Acc/3121/E/03/269 India Office Records Public and Judicial Department (British Library) File 3071, Evian Conference, IOR/L/PJ/7/2014 National Archives: CO323/1605/1-4; FO919/5; T160/842
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