Correspondence with Aide aux Israélites Victimes de la Guerre (AVIG)

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  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/46
  • Dates of Creation
      12/07/1955 - 23/12/1955
  • Language of Material
      German French English
  • Physical Description
      21 letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence, primarily with AVIG’s deputy director Karl Zeilinger, regarding the organisation’s support of The Wiener Library’s eyewitness testimony project in Belgium. This includes establishing contact with the Ministère de la Santè Publique et de la Famille, which held numerous accounts of Belgian Holocaust survivors, and assistance in clarifying the terms of conducting research at this institution.

Administrative / Biographical History

Founded in 1944, the remit of Aide aux Israélites Victimes de la Guerre (AIVG) was to provide assistance in all aspects of Jewish rehabilitation in Belgium. This included medical aid, employment services, loan and credit opportunities, legal assistance with restitution claims, a missing persons service, a repatriation service and the maintenance of numerous children's homes. See Dratwa, D., ‘Genocide and its Memories: A preliminary study on how Belgian Jewry coped with the results of the Holocaust’, in D. Michman (ed.),, Jerusalem, Yad Vashem,1998, pp. 523-59.

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For information about the eyewitness testimony project and access to the compiled reports see the

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