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United Brisker Relief Records

Identifier: RG 898

Scope and Contents

Statistics and official reports, including data gathered in Brisk. Correspondence: from organizations, institutions in Brisk, 1919-1939; with members, committees, affiliated groups, 1920-1965; with national Jewish organizations, 1919-1973; regarding activities in Palestine/Israel, 1947-1973. Meeting notices, 1916-1978. Scrapbook including photgraphs of relief activities in Brisk. Historical memoirs. Materials pertaining to publication of memorial book. Memorial book, 1954. Records of affiliated organizations: Brisker and Vicinity Aid Society of Los Angeles, Agudas Achim Aid Society.


  • Creation: 1916 - 1978


Biographical / Historical

Established in 1915 by a group of Brisker societies to aid the war-stricken community of Brisk (Brest-Litovsk in Byelorussian and Brzesc nad Bugiem in Polish), Byelorussia. Undertook large-scale relief and rehabilitation work between World War I and World War II. Located and sent relief to refugees and survivors of World War II. Supported the Palestine *yishuv* (settlement) and institutions in the State of Israel. Maintained branches in Newark, Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles. Active until 1978.


1.3 Linear Feet (2 5"lgl;2 3"ovr)

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