International Bureau for the Right of Asylum and Aid to Political refugees: Reports and papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of International Bureau for the Right of Asylum and Aid to Political Refugees, 1937-1939, comprise reports and other papers concerning a proposed international convention on the problem of refugees from Nazi Germany, in France, published by the Information Service of The International Bureau for the Right of Asylum and Aid to Political Refugees, comprising committee minutes, reports, draft conventions and bulletins regarding German and Austrian refugees from the Third Reich.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Information Service of The International Bureau for the Right of Asylum and Aid to Political Refugees was created by the Confürence Internationale pour le Droit d'Asile, held in Paris on June 20-21, 1936. It served as an umbrella organization for all German èmigrè associations. A major aim of the organisation was to lobby the League of Nations for a more secure refugee status. The organisation's secretary general was Paul Perrin, a left wing deputy, who was also president of the Centre de Liaison des Comitès pour le Statut des Immigrès, and one of eight members of a consultative commission, nominated by the French minister of the interior, with the object of screening applicants for refugee status.

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Jewish Central Information Office

Other Finding Aids

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue www.wienerlibrary.co.uk

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.