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Series II: Emigration Correspondence, 1933-1950


Scope and Contents

Series II holds correspondence between the German Jewish Children's Aid (New York) and various affiliated aid agencies and individuals throughout the world regarding emigration arrangements for specific individuals or groups. It includes correspondence with relatives already in the U.S.

This series includes biographical information on children as well as lists of children who were to emigrate to the United States, Canada, or in a few cases, Israel. A large amount of correspondence is between the German-Jewish Children’s Aid and the Refugee Children’s Movement of London, the Central Jewish Welfare Office in Berlin, as well as with U.S. relatives of emigrating German children. Several folders contain information about retrieving affadavits of support for children emigrating to the United States. Much of the correspondence in this series is from Lotte Marcuse, the Placement Director of the German-Jewish Children’s Aid.


  • Creation: 1933-1950


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

The collection is in English and German.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public. Permission to publish part or parts of the collection must be obtained in writing from the YIVO Archives.


From the Collection: 81 Linear Feet


By country.

Physical Description

68 folders

Repository Details

Part of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States