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Emigration Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1989 / MF 894 / MM 129

Scope and Content Note

Emigration 1864-1952: This collection - encompassing about 90 years - contains papers about the situation and persecution of Jews in Eastern European countries (Russia, Poland, Roumania, Bulgaria, Lithuania). Papers describe the activities of various relief organizations. There are more than 170 papers (ca.900 pages), about half of them written in German, about 30 each in French or English, over 20 in Yiddish and some in Polish. A printed appeal of the Reichsausschuss fuer Russisch-Juedische Fluechtlingshilfe, Berlin (1929) carries among others the signatures of Leo Baeck and ALbert Einstein. (VI, 16).

The following individuals are mentioned in this collection: Neumann, Otto; Lilien, E.M.; Taylor, Myron C.; Wolf, Lucien; Landsburgh-Lorbeerbaum, Anna

Dates

  • 1864-1995

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, French, English, Polish, Yiddish and Dutch.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Collection is microfilmed, please use MF 894.

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.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Abstract

Emigration 1864-1952: This collection - encompassing about 90 years - contains papers about the situation and persecution of Jews in Eastern European countries (Russia, Poland, Roumania, Bulgaria, Lithuania). Papers describe the activities of various relief organizations. There are more than 170 papers (ca.900 pages), about half of them written in German, about 30 each in French or English, over 20 in Yiddish and some in Polish. A printed appeal of the Reichsausschuss fuer Russisch-Juedische Fluechtlingshilfe, Berlin (1929) carries among others the signatures of Leo Baeck and ALbert Einstein. (VI, 16).

Other Finding Aid

10-page inventory.

Microfilm

Collection is available on 4 reels of microfilm (MF 894). Memoir is available on 1 reel of microfilm (MM 129).
  1. MF 894 Reel 1: 1/1-1/4
  2. MF 894 Reel 2: 1/5-2/9
  3. MF 894 Reel 3: 2/10-2/15
  4. MF 894 Reel 4: 2/16-2/16
  5. MM 129 (1 reel)

Related Material

YIVO Archives holds the Virginia Dorsey Lightfoot papers (RG 715).
Title
Guide to the Emigration Collection, 1864-1995 AR 1989 / MF 894 / MM 129
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2010
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • June 05, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.
  • September 9, 2014 : Related materials section added.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States