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United Restitution Organization New York Office Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25089

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains records of the New York office of the United Restitution Organization (URO). Materials include newsletters, reports, copies of laws concerning restitution, notes on the interpretation of these laws, limited correspondence, and a few clippings. While the collection spans the period from 1950 to 1988, there are significant gaps in the records.

Dates

  • 1950-1988

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in German and English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Historical Note

The United Restitution Organization (URO) was established in 1948 as a legal aid service to assist victims of Nazi persecution living outside Germany in making restitution and indemnification claims against Germany and Austria. The URO has served over 250,000 clients. At its most expansive, the URO maintained 29 offices in 15 countries around the world.

References

"United Restitution Organization." Encyclopedic Dictionary of Judaica. Wigoder, Geoffrey, ed. New York; Paris: Leon Amiel, 1974. p. 609.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (4 folders)

Abstract

This collection contains records of the New York office of the United Restitution Organization (URO). Materials include newsletters, reports, copies of laws concerning restitution, limited correspondence, and a few clippings.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by document type. Folders were placed in chronological order.

Digitization Note

This collection was digitized and made accessible in its entirety.

Related Material

The LBI Archives holds a large collection of case files from the United Restitution Organization, AR 25088. This collection has some restrictions on access.

The LBI Library holds a copy of Norman Bentwich's The United Restitution Organisation, 1948-1968.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum holds several collections related to the URO. The Hoover Institution Archives also holds a collection of records from the URO: United Restitution Organization miscellaneous records, 1957-1967.

Separated Material

This collection was previously part of a larger collection of materials donated by the New York office of the URO, AR 25088. Because this larger collection contains extensive case files with access restrictions, the records related to URO as an organization were separated into this discrete collection and made accessible to the public.

Processing Information

Materials were placed in acid-free archival folders where necessary. A spacer was added to the box.
Title
Guide to the United Restitution Organization New York Office Collection 1950-1988 AR 25089
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Leanora Lange
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
Described, encoded, and digitized as part of the CJH Holocaust Resource Initiative, made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
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