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Papers of Henry Shoshkes

Identifier: RG 484

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Izhak Ben-Zvi, David Ben-Gurion, Joseph Sprinzak, Rabbinate of Cairo. Report on the Jewish Community in Lebanon, 1956. Correspondence relating to Felix Kersten, personal physician of Himmler. Photostats of Polish underground press, 1940-1945. Manuscripts and notes of a projected book by Shoshkes, Jews in Russia Today. Memoirs by Irene Eskenazi about World War II experiences in Yugoslavia.


  • Creation: 1930s-1962


Biographical / Historical

Economist, journalist, diplomat, communal leader. Directed work of Jewish Credit Cooperatives in Poland, 1921-1939. Chief analyst of the Board of Economic Warfare, Washington, D.C., 1943. Contributor to the Morgn zhurnal. Radio broadcaster on WEVD radio station. Member, YIVO Board of Directors. Overseas representative for the United HIAS Service. Born in Bialystok, Poland. Lived in Russia, Belgium. Settled in the U.S. in 1940.


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