Papers relating to the fate of Greek Jewry during the Holocaust and post-war survivors, 1940s, including plan to rehabilitate Greece's Jewish population after the war; reports by the American Joint Distribution Committee's activities in Greece; correspondence betwen Max Gottschalk and various Greek government departments; papers on the desecration of the Jewish cemetery at Salonika and papers relating to Gottschalk's activities whilst working for the American Joint Foreign Affairs Department.
Greece's Jewish population: Documents
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- ReferenceGB 1556 WL 1331
- Dates of Creation1940s
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish French
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Max Gottschalk was the American Joint Distribution Committee's (JDC's) trust representative in pre-war Belgium. Born in Liege in 1889, he became a social scientist, joining the Institute of Sociology of the Free University of Brussels as a research professor in 1923, he later became Government Commissioner for Unemployment and President of the Social Security Board of Belgium. As President of the Belgian Committee for Refugees from Nazi Germany, he was instrumental in the rescue of the passengers of the ship 'St Louis', that was sent back from Cuba and finally permitted to land in Antwerp in July 1939. He got out of Belgium in 1940, emigrating to America and became the president of HICEM, the Jewish migration organisation.
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Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.
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