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Jewish Restitution Successor Organization



  • Existence: 1948

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

American Federation of Jews from Central Europe Collection: Meetings, Correspondence, By-Laws

Identifier: AR 25936

The American Federation of Jews from Central Europe Collection consists of the Federation’s office files. This includes professional correspondence, by-laws, materials related to meetings and lectures, newspaper clippings, photographs, meeting minutes, reports, speeches, drafts, financial records, legal documents and forms, materials related to immigration and naturalization, newsletters and circulars, membership records, personnel files, restitution materials, oral history transcripts, and items of various related organizations and synagogues. There are also some personal documents sent to the AFJCE by members of the public.

Dates: 1916-1918, 1928-1988; Majority of material found within 1940s-1970s

Hermann Simon Restitution File Collection

Identifier: AR 25660

This collection contains post-World War Two restitution matters primarily sent from the Council of Jews from Germany. It includes meeting minutes as well as internal and external correspondence relating to Council for the Protection of the Rights and Interests of Jews From Germany (later the Council of Jews from Germany), as well as other organizations including the American Federation of Jews from Central Europe, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany (Claims Conference), the Jewish Restitution Successor Organization (JRSO), the Leo Baeck Institute (LBI), and the United Restitution Organization (URO). Some documents have annotations from the German-Jewish attorney Hermann Simon.

Dates: 1949-1956

Jewish Restitution Successor Organization Collection

Identifier: AR 1485

This collection contains documents concerning restitution cases for individuals from North Rhine Westfalia and Bavaria and indemnification claims for destroyed synagogues in Hesse, Germany. Memoranda among JRSO and its member institutions, as well as financial reports, can be found in this collection.

Dates: 1948 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1959

Nothmann Family Collection

Identifier: AR 10492

This collection consists of documents of the Nothmann family, including personal correspondence and official documents, such as passports and certificates. A lot of the material is about or from the time of the Nazi persecution.

Dates: 1892-1951; Majority of material found within 1938-1948

Ruth Neumann Block Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25116

This collection documents the restitution claims made by Clementine Neumann (1889-1967) on behalf of herself and her husband, Isak Neumann (1881-1951), who ran a piano-leasing business in Frankfurt am Main before the Neumann family emigrated in 1938. The collection contains correspondence, legal documents, and some financial records.

Dates: 1936-1965, 2003; Majority of material found within 1950-1965