Max S Perlman (1907-1994) Papers
Scope and Content Note
Contains reports and lists concerning refugees transported from Naples, Italy to Oswego, NY following World War II; and JDC efforts to relieve Jewish refugees in the North Africa, the theatres where Perlman served.
- undated, 1943-1944
- Perlman, Max S., 1907-1994 (Person)
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Max S Perlman, 1907-1994, was born in Madison, WI and graduated from the University of Wisconsin. He worked as social worker and director of homeless aid programs in New York and Chicago. During World War II, he worked as an administrator for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee's (JDC) program on refugee relocation. In 1943, he was placed in charge of the JDC activities in North Africa before moving in, June 30, 1944, to the organization's new office in Bari, Italy to assist in the repatriation and relief of Jewish refugees following the Allied victory in Europe. After the war he was the assistant director of the Federation of Jewish Charities of Chicago. He was married to Helen Harris Perlman, a notable social work educator and author.
"Max Perlman Heads J.D.C. Office in Bari; Rome Representative Being Selected."Jewish Telegraphic Agency 2 Jul 1944. Accessed at: http://archive.jta.org/article/1944/07/02/2864358/max-perlman-heads-jdc-office-in-bari-rome-representative-being-selected
“Jewish Charities Leader Max Perlman, 87” Chicago Tribune 5 November 1994. Accessed at: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1994-11-05/news/9411050026_1_mr-perlman-federation-of-jewish-charities-helping
On June 30, 1944 the Joint Distribution Committee opened its office in Bari, Italy to assist in the repatriation and relief of Jewish refugees following the Allied victory in Europe. Max Perlman, originally the JDC representative in North Africa, was transferred to head this office. The collection contains reports and lists concerning refugees transported from Naples, Italy to Oswego, NY following the World War II, and JDC efforts for the relief of Jewish refugees in the North Africa.
This series has been arranged into a single series and the folders have been ordered according to folder title.
Collection located in Consolidated Box P11.
- Guide to the Max S. Perlman (1907-1994) Papers, undated, 1943-1944 *P-391
- Finding aid by Michael Montalbano as part of the CJH Holocaust Resource Initiative, made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany
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