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This collection of posters includes approximately 1,000 rare or unique items pertaining to over 100 displaced persons (DP) camps and centers in Germany, Austria, and Italy, dating primarily from 1946 to 1952. Comprised of approximately 60% handpainted and 40% printed items, it includes posters produced by diverse Jewish groups within individual camps, such as administrative and cultural committees, sports clubs, Zionist and religious groups, and landsmanshaftn; as well as organizations active throughout the camps, including the Jewish central committees in the respective countries, the World ORT Union, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Jewish National Fund, and the Jewish Agency. A small number of items also document activities of the revived Jewish communities in the city centers of Munich and Vienna. Many of the posters use not only language but also color, graphic design, and pictorial and figurative elements to engage their audience with calls to entertainment, lectures, protests, and commemorations.
These records detail the history of the Displaced Person camps in Italy. They include the records of the individual camps as well as political and cultural groups that operated within the camps. The collection primarily consists of administrative records such as reports, correspondence, and lists as well as cultural materials from political, theatrical, and literary groups. There are also a large number of records of court proceedings, centering on accounting for actions taken during the Holocaust as well as the formation of new families in the DP camps.
This collection contains research material and information on the life of Max Kreutzberger, a former Director of the Leo Baeck Institute (LBI) in New York. A large portion of this collection consists of copies of documents from archives in Europe, Israel, and the United States. There is also information on the Leo Baeck Institute in general, LBI events, and LBI publications. In addition, the collection holds Max Kreutzberger's correspondence, writings, and some personal papers.
This collection contains the papers of Julian Hirszhaut, a Yiddish journalist and author of several works about the Holocaust in Poland. He collected a great number of historical documents on this topic, including hundreds of eyewitness accounts, which make up an important part of this collection. The materials in this collection relate to Hirszhaut’s important work gathering documents and testimonies of the Holocaust, as well as to his other professional activities as a journalist.
This collection contains documents of journalist and left-wing political activist Paul Novick, consisting mainly of correspondence, subject files, manuscripts, photographs, and newspaper clippings. These materials relate to Novick’s career as long-time editor of the Morning Freiheit (Morning Freedom), his important role in the worldwide Communist movement, the history of the Freiheit itself, and Jewish and general politics. These materials demonstrate Novick’s important, and changing, role in the history of Communism, as well as his career as a Yiddish journalist and author.
This collection contains the personal and professional papers of historian and bibliographer Philip Friedman. These materials include correspondence with individuals and with organizations, newspaper clippings, subject files, manuscripts of works by Friedman and by others, and some of Friedman’s personal documents. These materials relate to Friedman’s work on the histories of various Jewish communities, particularly those in Poland, and his work gathering source documents about the Holocaust.
This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Shmuel Mordkhe Zygielbojm, a Jewish-Polish Socialist politician, Bund leader, member of the National Council of the Polish Government-in-Exile in London, and a labor and political leader. These materials include Zygielbojm’s writings, personal correspondence, clippings, and some photographs. These materials relate mainly to Zygielbojm’s work in London as well as the worldwide reactions after his suicide.
This collection, which is a sub-group of RG 245 HIAS, includes the records of the main HICEM office in Europe prior to and during World War II. There are also some records from the post-war period relating to the dissolution of HICEM, HIAS’s taking over of HICEM’s operations and HIAS’s work with displaced persons.
This collection contains mainly correspondence between staff of the JDC Landsmanshaftn Department and members of various landsmanshaftn, benevolent organizations of immigrants originally from the same communities, as well as between the Landsmanshaftn Department and the interest-free loan associations (gmilas khesed societies) and heads of the various Jewish communities, mostly in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
The Territorial Collection, Poland 2 is comprised of documents that were amassed at the YIVO in New York City. The collection is of mixed provenance and is fragmentary in nature, consisting of miscellaneous materials dating back to World War II and its immediate aftermath. The Territorial Collection Poland 2 is a portion of the greater Territorial Collection (RG 116), which incorporates materials that are relevant to over 42 different countries and geographical regions. The overarching theme of the collection Poland 2 is the annihilation of the Jewish life in Poland under the Nazi rule. Chronologically, the Territorial Collection Poland 2 follows the Territorial Collection Poland 1, which pertains to pre-World War II Poland; and precedes the Territorial Collection Poland 3, which pertains to post-World War II Poland.
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 9
- Leo Baeck Institute 1
- Correspondence 8
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) 8
- Clippings (information artifacts) 7
- Jewish refugees 6
- Administrative reports 5
- Holocaust survivors 5
- Manuscripts (documents) 5
- Minutes (administrative records) 4
- Official documents 4
- Emigration and immigration 3
- Europe 3
- International relief 3
- Jewish ghettos 3
- New York (N.Y.) 3
- Photographs 3
- Poland 3
- Posters 3
- Refugee camps 3
- Testimonies 3
- War resistance movements 3 ∧ less
- Yiddish 9
- Hebrew 8
- Polish 8
- Russian 8
- Spanish; Castilian 5
- Italian 4
- Swedish 4
- Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan 3
- Arabic 2
- Danish 2
- Dutch; Flemish 2
- Hungarian 2
- Ukrainian 2
- Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE); Imperial Aramaic (700-300 BCE) 1
- Czech 1
- Croatian 1
- Lithuanian 1 ∧ less
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 4
- Allgemeyner Idisher arbayṭerbund in Liṭa, Poylen un Rusland 2
- International Refugee Organization 2
- Organizzazione del prefughi ebrei in Italia 2
- United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration 2
- Wiener Library 2
- World ORT Union 2
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 2
- Alter, Leon, 1880-1963 1
- Asofsky, Isaac L. 1
- Auschwitz (Concentration camp) 1
- Baron, Salo W. (Salo Wittmayer), 1895-1989 1
- Bernstein, Israel 1
- Bernstein, James 1
- Bernstein, Leon, 1915- 1
- Betar 1
- Blit, Lucjan 1
- Buchman, Henrietta 1
- Bundesarchiv (Germany) 1 ∧ less