Comité voor Joodsche Vluechtlingen Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Mostly microfilm and 1 file of papers of the Comité voor Joodsche Vluechtlingen and predecessor organisation consisting of reports, memoranda and correspondence mostly on the subject of emigration of German Jews to the Netherlands from 1933 to 1940 and conditions for Jews still in Germany.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Comité voor Bijzondere Joodsche Belangen (the Committee for Special Jewish Affairs) was founded in Spring 1933 by Dr David Cohen with the object of bringing together all the various Jewish interest groups to co-ordinate protest activities against the persecution of Jews in Germany and to deal with the burgeoning refugee problem. Out of this organisation was born a second, the Comité voor Joodsche Vluechtlingen (the Committee for Jewish Refugees), which was responsible for the day to day running of the relief effort in Amsterdam. Its remit grew to include assisting Jewish refugees nationwide and representing their interests to the government.

Arrangement

Material of the organsiation is arranged in chonological order followed by material about the archives of the organisation

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Other Finding Aids

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

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Most of the material is on microfilm.

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Separated Material

Nederlands Instituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie, Amsterdam

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

The main archive of the Comité voor Joodsche Vluechtlingen, which was obtained by the Wiener Library in 1959, is now located at the Nederlands Instituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie in the Netherlands.

Related Material

A report of the Comité voor Bijzondere Joodsche Belangen is in WL 684

Location of Originals

Nederlands Instituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie, Amsterdam

Geographical Names