Guide to the Records of the Displaced Person Camps and Centers in Italy
1945-1955
RG 294.3

Processed by Zosa Szajkowski between 1946 and 1950 and by Solomon Rabinowitz and Roby Newman in 1986. Additional processing and EAD encoding by Martina Ravagnan and Sarah Ponichtera in 2014.

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Martina Ravagnan and Sarah Ponichtera in January 2014. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Title: Guide to the Records of the Displaced Person Camps and Centers in Italy
Dates:1945-1955
Abstract: 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.
Languages: The collection is in Yiddish, Italian, English, Hebrew, German, French, Polish and Romanian in order of prevalence. Some Yiddish items are printed in Latin characters.
Quantity: 13 linear feet.
Identification: RG 294.3
Repository: YIVO Archives
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Historical Note

In May 1945, around 10 million refugees inside the borders of Germany, Austria and Italy relied on the Allied Forces for their immediate needs and for assistance in resettlement. At the end of the summer, the 1.5 million refugees who refused to return to their home countries were defined as “Displaced Persons”, a term coined by the Russian sociologist Eugene M. Kulisher. Among them there were around 53,000 Jews, mainly survivors of concentration camps. This first group grew larger as refugees escaped from new outbursts of anti-Semitic violence in Poland. By 1947, the Jewish DPs in Germany, Austria and Italy numbered 250,000.

Between 1945 and 1950, around 40,000 Jewish Displaced Persons passed through the Italian peninsula. The precise number is difficult to estimate due to continuous new arrivals and departures, as Italy developed into a major assembly center for refugee emigration (both legal and clandestine) to Palestine.

The majority of refugees entered Italy from the North-East border through the mountain passes (mainly the Brenner pass), where they arrived with the help of the clandestine network Brikhah that connected Eastern Europe to the DP camps in Germany and Italy. The clandestine departures for Palestine were then organized by the Italian section of Mossad le Aliyah Bet. Between 1945 and May 1948, of the 56 boats that brought Jewish refugees from Europe to Palestine, 34 sailed from Italian shores. The Italian authorities tacitly approved the flow of refugees: they never openly supported the clandestine emigration of Jewish refugees, but, at the same time, they never implemented a strict opposition to it, relieved by the fact that the refugees did not intend to remain permanently in Italy.

The main refugee resettlement center was located in Via Unione in Milan. This center was created with the support of Raffaele Cantoni, president of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities, and it functioned from 1945 to 1947. From Via Unione, refugees were redirected to the various DP camps in Italy (including Casere, Merano, Pontebba, Chiari, Cremona, Milano, Grugliasco, Rivoli, Genova, Bologna, Modena, Reggio Emilia, Fermo, Jesi, Senigallia, Cinecitta’, Bagnoli, Bari, Barletta, Palese, Santa Cesarea, Santa Maria al Bagno, Santa Maria di Leuca, Tricase, and Trani). The DP camps were both be “mixed camps”, where Jewish DPs cohabited with refugees from various nationalities, and separate Jewish camps. Many refugees also lived in kibbutzim and hakhsharoth, of which there were more than 60 in Italy. Approximately 5,000 refugees were labeled as “out of camps DPs” and lived in private homes in the main cities. In addition, a few children’s homes were created for orphans, the most well-known being Selvino.

Like in Germany and Austria, the Italian DP camps were administered by the UNRRA (United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration). In 1947 the International Refugee Organization (IRO) took over the task of caring for the DPs and assisting them with the emigration process. The primary financial support for the camps came from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC), universally known as "the Joint." Other Jewish international organizations, such as ORT (Organization for rehabilitation through Training), the Jewish Agency and the World Jewish Congress also assisted the refugees.

The Jewish DPs remained in the camps up to five years. In this transitional location, the refugees managed to organize themselves in an active community. Every camp had its own schools, library, radio station, theatre groups and sport teams; newspapers were published in Yiddish and Hebrew and political parties and meetings were organized.

The First Conference of Jewish refugees in Italy took place in Ostia (Rome) between 26 and 28 November 1945. On this occasion, the Organization of Jewish Refugees in Italy (OJRI) received official recognition. 150 delegates from all the DP camps elected a Central Committee, which was headquartered in Rome. Four regional committees were created in Milan, Florence, Rome and Bari. The Central Committee was divided into seven specialized departments (Culture, Art, Religious Affairs, Statistics and Information, Health, Productivity, Supply). The Lithuanian lawyer and Poale Zion activist Leo Garfunkel became the President of OJRI and Leon Bernshteyn its Secretary. Besides providing a structure and administrative supervision for the camps in Italy, OJRI also aimed at enriching the cultural life of refugees, organizing schools for children and professional training for adults. Moreover, OJRI functioned as a mediator between UNRRA and the refugees supporting their claims for emigration and resettlement in Palestine.

Elyezer Yerushalmi, who had been the director of the folkshul in the Shavler ghetto and later a partisan, became director of the Cultural Department. The first urgent issue he addressed was education. Schools and kindergarten were opened in every camp and in many kibbutzim. Seminars for teachers were organized about Hebrew language, Jewish History, the Bible and Geography of Palestine. Adults could participate in professional training workshops organized by ORT, which started to operate in Italy in 1946: different projects were instituted, including sewing, carpentry, blacksmith, electrician training, typewriting and fishing. Other DPs found employment in the administration of the camps or with IRO, AJDC and other agencies.

Refugees actively participated in theatre groups. Some of these groups (like the Ufboy group in Santa Maria di Bagni, or the group organized in Milan by Yonas Turkov) went on tour in the various camps in Italy. In November 1945, an Artistic Ensemble (Kinstlerisher Kolectiv) was created under the direction of the poet Menakhem Riger. The Ensemble performed in many concerts and other shows all over Italy. In March 1946, the Union of Jewish Writers, Journalists and Artists (Fareyn fun yidishe literatn, zhurnalistn un kinstler in Italye) was established; it organized frequent literary and artistic evenings and a literary contest, which took place in summer 1946.

From August 1945 to February 1949, the Central Committee published its official weekly (and later biweekly) newspaper, Baderekh, which was distributed in every camp and kibbutz. The various political parties and groups also published their own newspapers, bulletins and brochures. A few DP camps (like Rivoli and Santa Maraia di Bagni) had their own newspapers as well. The Union of Jewish Writers, Journalists and Artists published a monthly literary periodical, In gang: khoydesh-zhurnal far literature un kunst, from March 1947 to February 1949. The vast majority of the newspapers were written in Yiddish, with some in Hebrew and a few in Polish and Hungarian.

In autumn 1945, a Jewish Historical Commission was established in Rome, with a second branch in Milan. Unlike the historical commissions in DP centers in Germany and Austria, the Italian commission was not an emanation of the Central Committee of the Organization of refugees. Rather, it was the commission of a specific organization, Pakhakh (Partizaner, Khayolim un khalutzim, Partisans, Soldiers and Pioneers), a Union of ex ghetto fighters and partisans. Pakhakh had been created in Poland in May 1945 by Antek Zukerman, one of the leaders of the Warsaw uprising. There were 4,500 members in the DP camps in Germany, 2, 000 in Austria, and 1,000 in Italy. The commission in Italy became the Tsentrale historishe komisye bay Pakhakh (Central Historical Commission of Pakhakh) and it had the very specific aim to collect records and materials concerning the Jewish participation in partisan units in the territories of the Soviet Union. Testimonies from former partisans were transcribed and many questionnaires were distributed to refugees. Moyshe Kaganovitsh, a journalist and partisan, was appointed director of the commission. The majority of the materials collected by the commission were published in the book written by Kaganovitsh, Der Yidisher onteyl in der partizaner-bavegung fun Sovet-Rusland (Rome, 1948). The commission also published a Yiddish monthly periodical, Farn Folk.

By the end of 1948, a year in which 20,000 Jews left Italy for Israel, the DP era in Italy was drawing to a close. Only seven Jewish DP camps were still open, and only approximately 5,580 Jewish DPs still remained in Italy. Because many of the leaders of the refugees’ organizations had already emigrated to Israel, the Central Committee of OJRI was renewed and Leon Bernshteyn was appointed the new President. In 1948 IRO and the Italian government requested that the refugees be moved from the Northern camps to the Southern one.1949 saw the number of camps drop to five. By June 1950, there was only one camp left in operation and the DPs numbered 2,177. Only one newspaper, Tsum Tsig, was still being published, and most DP organizations, including the Union of Jewish Writers, Journalists and Artists, Hechalutz, and all the Zionist parties were no longer in existence. The Central Committee of OJRI ceased activity on October 1, 1950. This resolution marked the end of Jewish DP organizational life in Italy.

The last Jewish refugee left Italy in 1951.

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Scope and Content Note

This record group serves as a major resource on the history of the Jewish displaced persons after World War II. The reconstruction of Jewish life after the Holocaust, the survivors’ aspirations toward new lives and homes, and the strong role played by the various facets of the Zionist movement in the lives of the refugees, are represented in this collection of documents from the DP camps in Italy.

Series I includes the files of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Organization of Jewish Refugees in Italy. Materials relating to its founding conference, and reports and minutes of its meetings and those of its regional subcommittee document the creation and development of Jewish DP administration in Italy.

Series II comprises the files of the Central Committee’s Statistics Department. The Statistics department, among other functions served as a liaison between the refugees and relatives abroad who searched for them. The correspondence in Series II consists mainly of search inquiries from relatives and agencies looking for individual DPs.

Series III includes the correspondence, minutes, reports and verdicts of the Central Committee’s Central Court of Honor. The Court’s decisions were not legally binding, but carried great moral weight in the the DP community. Among the cases tried by the courts were those involving refugees who had been Nazi collaborators.

Series IV contains the files of the Central Committee’s Cultural and Educational Department. The bulk of the series comprises exhibits that were displayed at the Cultural Conference in Rome in July 1948. These included photographs, announcements, school notebooks, and other materials illustrating the cultural and educational activities that took place in the camps. The series also includes the correspondence, reports, and minutes of the Central Committee’s Cultural Section dating from 1947-1948, as well as materials on Hebrew elementary schools, the Jewish Students’ Organization, and theater ensembles.

Series V contains files from individual DP camps, arranged alphabetically according to camp. The documents, which include DP publications, children’s drawings, minutes of committee meetings, and election materials, provide a glimpse into some aspects of day to day camp life. The files of some camps, such as Adriatica, Barletta, Trani, and Cremona, consist mainly of the written and broadcast announcements of Zionist and other political groups, as well as by camp authorities.

As Series VI and Series VII show, political, landsmanshaftn, and professional organizations began to proliferate in the DP camps with the arrival of the refugees. The most active among them were those representing the different wings of the Zionist movement. Series VI includes the files of Zionist and other political organizations active in the DP camps. This series also includes a small amount of material from the aid agencies which worked in the camps such as the PCIRO, AJDC, and ORT. The activity of landsmanshaftn, particularly that of the Vilna Refugee Committee, is represented through the materials contained in Series VII. Despite the transitory nature of their existence in Italy, the DPs strove to safeguard their political rights and goals, and to maintain their communal identity through a network of vital organizations and associations.

Series VIII includes miscellaneous materials such as files of the publication Baderekh, and announcements and invitations to various social celebrations and community events.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged according to the major political and cultural organizations which operated throughout the DP camps in Italy. The records of the Central Committee of the Organization of Jewish Refugees appear at the beginning, in series I, which is further divided in subseries according to the type of records (outgoing or incoming correspondence, reports of committees, minutes of meetings). Series II, III and IV also refer to the activity of the Central Committee, collecting records respectively from its Department of Statistics and Information, its Central Court and its Cultural Department.

Records from the individual camps are collected in series V, with different subseries for each camp. Materials produced by smaller cultural organizations, political parties, and landsmanshaftn follow in series VI and VII. Miscellaneous material, as well as posters and children's works, appear in series VII and VIII.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Permission to use the collection must be obtained from the YIVO Archivist.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish part or parts of the collection must be obtained from the YIVO Archives. For more information, contact:
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Email: archives@yivo.cjh.org

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Related Material

This collection is part of a record group that includes the Records of Displaced Persons Camps and Centers in Germany (RG 294.2), the Records of the DP Camps of Austria (RG 294.4), and the Papers of Leo W. Schwartz (RG 294.1). RG 294.5 is a collection of photographs that depicts daily life and major events in DP camps in Germany, Austria and Italy.

YIVO and its partners at the Center for Jewish History have extensive collections relating to displaced persons, which can be found by searching the [catalog http://search.cjh.org:1701/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=beta].

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Separated Material

Posters originating from the Italian DP camps are catalogued separately, in the DP Posters Collection.

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Microfilm

The microfilm (MK 489) was prepared in July 1966 by the YIVO Archives at the request of the Ha'apala Projects in Israel and a complete copy thereof was deposited in the Institute for Zionist Research of Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv.

This finding aid provides access both to the original records and the microfilm. In the contents list, the description of the materials corresponds to both a folder number and the microfilm number. Of the microfilm number, the first number corresponds to the film roll, while the second number indicates the frame where the folder begins on a given roll. Frames on each roll are numbered consecutively from 1 to the end of the roll.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Record of the DP Camps of Italy; RG 294.3; box number; folder number; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

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Acquisition Information

The records of the DP centers in Italy were received by YIVO between the years 1946 and 1950. These records were gathered as a result of a wide collection project that was started by YIVO in 1945. The aim of the project was to locate and collect archival materials on the Holocaust and the post-war years of Jewish revival in war-ravaged Europe. The experience of the Jewish Displaced Persons figured prominently in this project. YIVO issued appeals to the DPs in the camps and centers, and organized voluntary committees of YIVO friends to coordinate the gathering of relevant materials. In Italy, at the end of 1946, the Friends of YIVO (Associazione Amici dell’Istituto Scientifico Giudaico – YIVO in Italia) was established in Rome. Largely through the efforts of one of its officers, Mr. David Kupferberg, who was also a member of the Central Committee of OJRI, the organization gathered and forwarded most of the records in this collection to YIVO in New York.

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Processing Information

A preliminary inventory was compiled by Zosa Szajkowski, and the arrangement of the records was completed by Solomon Rabinowitz in 1986. A first finding aid was prepared by Solomon Rabinowitz and Roby Newman. The files were grouped into series at YIVO according to the best determination of provenance and the objective of imposing on the entire collection an overall order resembling the internal organization of the Sheyres Hapleyte in Italy.

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Bibliography

The YIVO Library holds the newspapers published in DP camps in Italy. It is possible to find them in the catalog under the subject: Holocaust survivors - Italy - Periodicals.

The LBI Library holds a survey of Jewish refugees in Italy published in 1946 by the central Committee of the Organization of Jewish refugees in Italy (LBI D 809 I8 W4).

The YIVO Library holds the book by Moyshe Kaganovitch, the director of the Jewish Historical Commission of Pakhakh in Rome (YIVO Library ; Main Stack Collection ; 000026433).

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Access Points

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Container List

 

Series I: Central Committee of the Organization of Jewish Refugees in Italy, 1945-1949

91 Folders
Arrangement:

The materials are arranged in subseries according to the type of records (outgoing or incoming correspondence, reports). Within any subseries folders are further arranged by type of record and chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Series I includes files of the Central Committee of the Organization of Jewish Refugees in Italy. The story of the founding of the Jewish DP administration and its rapid development is especially well documented in these files.

Subseries 1: Organization of Central Committee, 1945-1948

7 Folders
Arrangement:

The materials are arranged by type of record (maps, minutes, regulations, correspondence) and chronologically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains materials related to the First Conference of Jewish refugees in Italy, to the creation of the Central Committee in 1945 and to the renewal of it in 1948, when many of the leaders of the Committee already had emigrated to Israel. It includes a map of the main refugees centers in Italy.

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1 1.1 Map of the main refugee centers undated
  

Hebrew names

 
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2 1.4 List of norms on how to elect delegates for the Conference of Jewish Refugees in Italy undated
  

 
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3 1.9 Drafts of report about Jewish refugees in Italy February 1946
  

By Leon Garfunkel, President of the Organization of Jewish Refugees in Italy

 
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4 1.74 Materials concerning the creation of a New Central Committee May 1948
  

Agreement by seven parties. Correspondence with the parties. Complaint from Pachach (Combatants, Veterans and Pioneers Organization).

 
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5 1.97 Minutes of sessions of Central Committee, nos. 1-50 1945-1948
  

Also minutes of camp representatives

 
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6 1.416 Minutes of sessions of Central Committee nos. 54.1/2-55-56 August-October 1948
  

Incomplete.Also, minutes of consultation of Regional Committees, Milan 10/3/1945.

 
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7 1.476 Regulations, minutes, announcements and correspondence concerning the election of delegates for the Second Conference of Refugees May-July 1947
  

 

Subseries 2: Central Committee Outgoing Correspondence, 1947-1948

28 Folders
Arrangement:

Folders are arranged chronologically, by month and year.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains outgoing correspondence relating to the daily functioning of the Central Committee. It also includes certificates that the Central Committee issued for single refugees.

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29 2.1138 Central Committee outgoing correspondence and certificates issued by the Committee June 19-29 1947
  

 
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30 2.1169 Central Committee outgoing correspondence and certificates issued by the Committee July 1947
  

Includes a copy of statement and proposal plan on activities of the YIVO Friends Society in Rome.

 
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31 2.1330 Central Committee outgoing correspondence and certificates issued by the Committee August 1947
  

Includes also items from September 1947

 
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32 2.1453 Central Committee outgoing correspondence and certificates issued by the Committee September 1947
  

 
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33 2.1497 Central Committee outgoing correspondence and certificates issued by the Committee October 1947
  

 
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34 2.1577 Central Committee outgoing correspondence and certificates issued by the Committee November 2-24 1947
  

 
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35 3.1 Central Committee outgoing correspondence and certificates issued by the Committee November 24-28 1947
  

 
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36 3.49 Central Committee outgoing correspondence and certificates issued by the Committee December 1-15 1947
  

 
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37 3.134 Central Committee outgoing correspondence and certificates issued by the Committee December 16-31 1947
  

 
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38 3.219 Central Committee outgoing correspondence and certificates issued by the Committee January 2-15 1948
  

 
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39 3.305 Central Committee outgoing correspondence and certificates issued by the Committee January 16-30 1948
  

 
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40 3.430 Central Committee outgoing correspondence and certificates issued by the Committee February 1-10 1948
  

 
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41 3.489 Central Committee outgoing correspondence February 16-29 1948
  

 
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42 3.596 Central Committee outgoing correspondence April-July 1948
  

Includes handwritten letters from Jewish refugees in the detention camps of Lipari and Fraschette di Alatri (1948) requesting assistance for their release.

 
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43 3.762 Central Committee outgoing correspondence March 1-16 1948
  

 
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44 3.780 Central Committee outgoing correspondence March 15-31 1948
  

 
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45 3.976 Central Committee outgoing correspondence March - June 1948
  

Includes correspondence with the Union of Jewish Writers, Journalists and Artists in Italy (Farband fun yidishe literatn, zhurnalistn un kinstler in Italye), with the editorial staff of Baderekh, and with the representative of YIVO in Italy.

 
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46 3.1010 Central Committee outgoing correspondence with the District Committee in Bari April - June 1948
  

 
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47 3.1045 Central Committee outgoing correspondence April 1-15 1948
  

Numbered correspondence 2743-2868.

 
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48 3.1179 Central Committee outgoing correspondence April 20-29 1948
  

Numbered correspondence 2869-2935.

 
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49 4.1 Central Committee outgoing correspondence April - June 1948
  

 
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50 4.47 Central Committee outgoing correspondence with the District Committee in Milan April - June 1948
  

 
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51 4.90 Central Committee outgoing correspondence with the District Committee in Florence April - June 1948
  

 
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52 4.107 Central Committee outgoing correspondence May 1948
  

Numbered correspondence 2936-3193

 
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53 4.398 Central Committee outgoing correspondence with the District Committee in Rome May - June 1948
  

 
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54 4.412 Central Committee outgoing correspondence June 1948
  

Numbered correspondence 3191-3425.

 
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55 4.663 Central Committee outgoing correspondence June - September 1948
  

 
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56 4.967 Central Committee outgoing correspondence June 28 - July 14 1948
  

Numbered correspondence 3426-3518

 

Subseries 3: Incoming reports and correspondence, 1945-1948

22 Folders
Arrangement:

The materials are arranged by type of record and chronologically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries includes materials produced by the Central Committee, primarily incoming correspondence. It includes reports from the various DP camps and centers in Italy, minutes of sessions of regional committee, correspondence with camps, with regional committees and with the Audit Commission.

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57 4.1070 Minutes of sessions of Group Commitees in the Southern Camps July 23 - December 5 1946
  

Language: German

 
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58 4.1117 Reports on the conditions in the camps in Turin, Grugliasco, Bari, Tricase, Santa Maria di Leuca, Florence, Cremona. Also correspondence. 1946 - 1948
  

Includes demands from refugees demonstrations.

 
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59 4.1274 Reports and other materials from camps and kibbutzim in Ostia, Castel Gandolfo, Iesi, Chiari. 1947 - 1948
  

 
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60 4.1286 Reports on cultural activities in camps Adriatica, Rivoli, Grugliasco, Scuola Cadorna 1947 - 1948
  

 
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61 4.1318 Reports and correspondence from camp Bari January - June 1946
  

Includes reports from camps Tricase and Santa Maria di Leuca.

 
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62 5.1 Reports and correspondence from various camps in the South, mainly Bari and Tricase July - September 1946
  

Includes questionnaire of refugees.

 
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63 5.147 Correspondence from various camps in the South October - December 1946
  

 
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64 5.260 Financial reports from camp Bari March - September 1946
  

 
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65 5.298 Correspondence from camp Bari March - May 1948, October 1948
  

 
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66 5.323 Correspondence from camp Barletta December 1947 - July 1948, September 1948
  

 
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67 5.361 Correspondence from camp Trani 1948
  

 
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68 5.399 Reports and correspondence from Regional Committee in Milan 1946
  

 
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69 5.470 Minutes of session of the regional Committee in Milan 1946 - 1948
  

Includes instructions for elections.

 
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70 5.517 Correspondence from Regional Committee in Milan 1945 - 1946
  

 
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71 5.647 Correspondence from Regional Committee in Milan 1947
  

 
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72 5.814 Correspondence from Regional Committee in Milan 1948
  

 
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73 5.828 Correspondence from camp Senigallia 1948
  

 
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74 5.850 Correspondence from Regional Committee in Florence 1946
  

 
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75 5.866 Correspondence from Regional Committee in Florence 1946 - 1948
  

 
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76 5.930 Correspondence from camp Fermo 1947 - 1948
  

 
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77 5.1021 Reports and correspondence from the Audit Commission of the Central Committee 1947 - 1948
  

 
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78 5.1032 Financial reports for social assistance 1946
  

 

Subseries 4: Reports of Committees , 1945-1949

13 Folders
Arrangement:

The materials are arranged by type of record and chronologically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains materials produced by the Central Committee, including circular letters, correspondence, financial records and records concerning the employees of the Committee. It also includes reports received by the Central Committee from its various departments.

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79 5.1090 Reports from Audit Commission, Cultural Department, Art Department, Religious Affairs Department, Historical Commission,Union of Jewish Writers, Journalists and Artists 1946 - 1947
  

 
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80 5.1185 Reports from Audit Commission, Art Department, Health Department, Vocational Training Department. Also financial reports. 1945-1947
  

 
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81 5.1212 Reports from Cultural Department, Religious Affairs Department. 1947-1948
  

Includes questionnaire from Art Department and a poster about a theatre evening.

 
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82 5.1233 Reports from Health Department 1947
  

Includes questionnaires for doctors and war invalids.

 
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83 5.1256 Reports from Audit Commission 1948
  

 
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84 6.1 Incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Central Committee 1947 - 1949
  

Includes certificates issued by the Committee

 
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85 6.248 Drafts of correspondence and financial records undated
  

 
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86 6.296 Circular letters of the Central Committee March - June 1948
  

 
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87 6.346 Statements on the Palestinian problem undated
  

Includes poster about a demonstration in the Synagogue in Rome.

 
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88 6.369 Circular letters of the Central Committee September 1948
  

 
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89 6.411 Materials concerning the employees of the Central Committee 1948
  

Includes list of employees

 
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90 6.424 Correspondence with individuals 1947 - 1948
  

 
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91 6.446 Applications for employment 1948
  

 
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Series II: Department of Statistics and Information, 1945-1949

81 folders
Arrangement:

The materials are arranged by type of record and chronologically. Folders 93-103 are arranged alphabetically by camp. Folders 149-172 contain undelivered mail from various countries to DPs in Italy whom the Statistics Department was unable to locate.

Scope and Content:

This series contains materials produced by the Department of Statistics and Information of the Central Committee. It includes correspondence regarding the search for missing individuals, reports and lists of refugees.

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92 6.471 Correspondence with the Central Committee 1946
  

Also includes lists of doctors, nurses, obstetricians, dentists, dental technicians, orthopedists, opticians and pharmacy workers.

 
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93 6.487 Correspondence with Committee in Bari 1946 - 1947
  

 
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94 6.511 Correspondence with refugees center in Chirignago (Mestre) 1946
  

 
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95 6.536 Correspondence with Camp in Cremona March 1946 - May 1947
  

 
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96 6.611 Correspondence with Committee in Florence 1946
  

 
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97 6.634 Correspondence with Committee in Florence 1946 - 1947
  

 
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98 6.886 Correspondence with camp in Grugliasco (Torino) 1946 - 1947
  

Also includes correspondence with camp Tricase.

 
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99 6.678 Correspondence with Committee in Milan 1946 - 1947
  

 
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100 6.773 Correspondence with camp in Modena 1946
  

 
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101 6.786 Correspondence with camp Santa Maria di Bagni 1946
  

 
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102 6.825 Correspondence with camp in Santa Cesarea 1946 - 1947
  

 
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103 6.862 Correspondence with camp in Santa Maria di Leuca 1946 - 1947
  

 
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104 6.872 Correspondence with refugees in Venice and with refugees center in Merano 1946
  

 
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105 6.952 Correspondence with the American Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) 1946 - 1947
  

Includes research lists of refugees

 
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106 7.1 Correspondence with AJDC July - December 1947
  

 
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107 7.714 Correspondence with AJDC January - April 1948
  

Includes lists of refugees and search lists

 
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108 8.1 Correspondence regarding individuals 1946
  

Arranged alphabetically

 
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109 8.61 Correspondence regarding individuals 1947
  

Arranged alphabetically

 
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110 8.408 Correspondence regarding individuals 1946
  

Arranged alphabetically

 
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111 8.136 Correspondence regarding individuals 1946
  

Arranged alphabetically

 
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112 8.165 Correspondence, searches and tracing 1946 - 1947
  

Arranged alphabetically by organization, individual or area. A to G.

 
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113 8.540 Correspondence, searches and tracing 1946 - 1947
  

Arranged alphabetically by organization, individual or area. H to L.

 
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114 8.607 Correspondence, searches and tracing 1946 - 1947
  

Arranged alphabetically by organization, individual, area. M to Z.

 
FolderReelTitleDate
115 8.863 Correspondence, searches and tracing 1947
  

Arranged alphabetically by organization, individual or area. A to H.

 
FolderReelTitleDate
116 8.1071 Correspondence, searches and tracing 1947
  

Arranged alphabetically by organization, individual or area. I to L.

 
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117 8.1110 Correspondence, searches and tracing 1947
  

Arranged alphabetically by organization, individual or area. M to Z.

 
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118 9.1 Correspondence, searches and tracing 1947 - 1948
  

Arranged alphabetically by organization,individual or area. A to L.

 
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119 9.268 Correspondence concerning searches and tracing 1946
  

M-Z

 
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120 9.472 Correspondence concerning search 1945-1949
  

 
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121 9.525 Correspondence about printed search announcements 1945-1946
  

Also rules for registering refugees, circulars regarding setting up Central Files of Refugees in Italy

 
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122 9.654 Reports, correspondence 1945-1946
  

 
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123 9.696 Reports, correspondence 1947-1948
  

 
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124 9.716 Lists of survivors in Italy 1947
  

Includes World Jewish Congress lists Nos. 1 and 2 from Padua, September 1947. JDC lists 856-866, 867, Rome, 1947

 
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125 9.796 Statistical department search list 1945
  

No 2, Rome. Correspondence is in connection with the list.

 
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126 9.1065 Statistical department search list 1945-1946
  

No. 9

 
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127 10.1 Statistical department search list 1945-1946
  

No 10, Correspondence

 
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128 10.326 Statistical department search list 1945-1946
  

No 12, numbers 271-310

 
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129 10.550 Statistical department search list 1945-1946
  

No. 18, numbers 527-619

 
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130 10.779 Statistical department search list 1945-1946
  

No. 22, numbers 775-835

 
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131 10.860 Statistical department search list 1945-1946
  

No 25, numbers 998-1115

 
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132 10.1028 Statistical department search list 1945-1946
  

No 26, numbers 1017-1082

 
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133 10.1248 Miscellaneous search correspondence 1945-1946
  

 
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134 10.1317 Miscellaneous search correspondence 1945-1946
  

 
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135 11.1 Correspondence between DPs in Italy 1945-1946
  

 
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136 11.1 Correspondence between DPs in Italy 1945-1946
  

 
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137 11.1 Correspondence between DPs in Italy 1945-1946
  

 
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138 11.1 Correspondence between DPs in Italy 1945-1946
  

 
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139 11.802 Miscellenous correspondence between individuals 1946
  

 
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140 11.927 Telegrams inquiring about relatives 1946-1947
  

 
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141 11.1070-12.1 Letters from Israel to Italian DPs 1945-1947
  

 
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142 11.1070-12.1 Letters from Israel to Italian DPs 1945-1947
  

 
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143 11.1070-12.1 Letters from Israel to Italian DPs 1945-1947
  

 
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144 11.1070-12.1 Letters from Israel to Italian DPs 1945-1947
  

 
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145 12.561 Correspondence with the Jewish Agency about individuals 1945-1946
  

 
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146 12.924 Correspondence with the Jewish Agency about individuals 1945-1946
  

Including a summary sheet

 
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147 12.1063 Correspondence with the Jewish Agency 1946-1947
  

Regarding search requests

 
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148 12.1157 Messages from Israel to relatives via the Jewish Agency 1945-1946
  

 
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149 12.1195-15.1 Undelivered letters from various countries to DPs in Italy 1944-1947
  

 
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150 12.1195-15.1 Undelivered letters from various countries to DPs in Italy 1944-1947
  

 
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151 12.1195-15.1 Undelivered letters from various countries to DPs in Italy 1944-1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
152 12.1195-15.1 Undelivered letters from various countries to DPs in Italy 1944-1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
153 12.1195-15.1 Undelivered letters from various countries to DPs in Italy 1944-1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
154 12.1195-15.1 Undelivered letters from various countries to DPs in Italy 1944-1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
155 12.1195-15.1 Undelivered letters from various countries to DPs in Italy 1944-1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
156 12.1195-15.1 Undelivered letters from various countries to DPs in Italy 1944-1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
157 12.1195-15.1 Undelivered letters from various countries to DPs in Italy 1944-1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
158 12.1195-15.1 Undelivered letters from various countries to DPs in Italy 1944-1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
159 12.1195-15.1 Undelivered letters from various countries to DPs in Italy 1944-1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
160 12.1195-15.1 Undelivered letters from various countries to DPs in Italy 1944-1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
161 12.1195-15.1 Undelivered letters from various countries to DPs in Italy 1944-1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
162 12.1195-15.1 Undelivered letters from various countries to DPs in Italy 1944-1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
163 12.1195-15.1 Undelivered letters from various countries to DPs in Italy 1944-1947
  

 
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164 12.1195-15.1 Undelivered letters from various countries to DPs in Italy 1944-1947
  

 
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165 12.1195-15.1 Undelivered letters from various countries to DPs in Italy 1944-1947
  

 
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166 15.923 Inquiries about D.P.'s, various countries 1945-1946
  

 
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167 15.1036 Inquiries and letters from various DP centers regarding DP’s in Italy 1945-1948
  

 
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168 16.1 Letters and postcards from various localities to DPs in Italy 1946
  

 
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169 16.156 Letters from Germany to DPs in Italy 1945-1947
  

 
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170 16.156 Letters from Germany to DPs in Italy 1945-1947
  

 
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171 16.311 Letters and inquiries from U.S. to DPs in Italy 1945-1947
  

 
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172 16.311 Letters and inquiries from U.S. to DPs in Italy 1945-1947
  

 
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Series III: Camp Central Court, 1946-1949

45 folders
Arrangement:

Materials are arranged by court, with the Central Court first and then other camp courts in approximate alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

Materials include minutes of court proceedings, records of verdicts, lists of war criminals, and registers of complaints as well as ephemera such as ID cards.

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173 16.435 Correspondence of the Central Court with the Central Committee March - June 1948
  

 
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174 16.444 Central Court minutes, reports, and correspondence 1946-1949
  

Also ID cards, verdicts

 
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175 16.513 Verdicts 1946-1947
  

 
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176 16.564 List of 207 war criminals distributed by the Central Court 1946
  

Also circular letter requesting all DPs to report names of war criminals

 
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177 16.580 Adriatica camp court 1948
  

Verdicts

 
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178 16.612 Adriatica. Verdicts and correspondence with the Central Court. 1947-1948
  

 
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179 16.655 Adriatica. Circulars #1 and 2 of the Central Court, regulations for local courts, verdicts undated
  

 
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180 16.675 Adriatica. Reports from the camp court to the Central Court and to the camp committee 1948
  

 
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181 16.713 Adriatica. Complaints, minutes, verdicts 1948
  

 
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182 16.736 Adriatica. Complaints, minutes, verdicts 1948
  

 
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183 16.779 Adriatica. Complaints, minutes, verdicts 1948
  

 
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184 16.912 Adriatica. Complaints, minutes, verdicts 1948
  

 
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185 16.933 Adriatica. Complaints, minutes, verdicts 1948
  

 
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186 16.1040 Adriatica. Complaints, minutes, verdicts 1948
  

 
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187 17.15 Bari district court. Correspondence with the court at Barletta. 1948
  

 
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188 17.94 Barletta camp court. Various materials 1948
  

 
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189 17.164 Barletta camp court. Indictments, verdicts, and minutes 1948
  

 
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190 17.247 Barletta camp court. Memoranda, announcements, reports. 1948
  

 
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191 17.309 Grugliasco camp court. Various materials 1948
  

 
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192 17.350 Trani camp court 1948
  

 
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193 17.350 Trani camp court 1948
  

 
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194 17.350 Trani camp court 1948
  

 
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195 17.350 Trani camp court 1948
  

 
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196 17.350 Trani camp court 1948
  

 
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197 17.350 Trani camp court 1948
  

 
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198 17.616 Milan regional court 1947
  

 
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199 17.638 Milan region. Four verdicts 1947-1948
  

 
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200 17.647 Cremonda camp court. Four verdicts 1947
  

 
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201 17.656 Rivoli camp court. Correspondence with individuals and with the Central Court in Rome 1948
  

 
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202 17.679 Rivoli camp court. Complaints, minutes, and verdicts. 1947
  

 
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203 18.1 Rivoli camp court. Complaints, minutes, and verdicts. 1948
  

 
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204 18.1 Rivoli camp court. Complaints, minutes, and verdicts. 1948
  

 
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205 18.1 Rivoli camp court. Complaints, minutes, and verdicts. 1948
  

 
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206 18.1 Rivoli camp court. Complaints, minutes, and verdicts. 1948
  

 
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207 18.1 Rivoli camp court. Complaints, minutes, and verdicts. 1948
  

 
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208 18.913 Rivoli camp court. 1947-1948
  

Correspondence, reports, regulations, register of penalties, receipt of disbursement of penalties to charitable organizations, report.

 
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209 18.949 Rivoli. Miscellaneous correspondence 1948
  

 
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210 18.958 Rivoli. Register of complaints, court proceedings, court announcements 1947-1948
  

 
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211 18.995 Fermo camp court. 1948
  

Circulars from the Central Court, regulations for local court proceedings, sample of a verdict.

 
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212 18.1016 Fermo camp court. Correspondence, complaints, proceedings, verdicts 1947-1948
  

 
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213 18.1078 Fermo. Case files 1948
  

 
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214 18.1102 Fermo. Summaries of court activities, financial reports, correspondence 1948
  

 
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215 18.1134 Fermo. Proceedings, case files, register of verdicts 1948
  

 
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216 19.1 Court documents, Fermo camp court. 1948
  

Register of complaints, January - October 1948, register of documents received (exhibits), February - December 1948, financial statements, income and expenses, January-December 1948.

 
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217 19.17 Number not used
  

 
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Series IV: Central Committee Cultural Department, undated, 1946-1948

17 folders
Arrangement:

Materials are arranged by camp of origin in approximate alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

Materials include photographs of sporting events, theatrical performances, and other cultural events, as well as programs, drawings, and correspondence.

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230 19.971 Children's school work at Geula Hebrew school at Camp Barletta undated
  

Includes photographs, artworks, an essay in Hebrew and a map of Europe

 
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231 19.987 Jewish National theater at Camp Grugliasco album undated
  

Includes programs and photographs of performances.

 
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232 19.1000 Jewish Sports Club at Camp Grugliasco album undated
  

 
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233 19.1021 Photographs of Camp Cremona undated
  

Educational and cultural activities

 
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234 20.1 Photographs of Camp Rivoli undated
  

Educational and cultural activities

 
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235 20.33 Photographs of the seminar in Lucia 1946
  

 
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236 20.49 Photographs of a Purim show undated
  

Held at a Hebrew high school in Rome

 
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237 20.61 Children's drawings undated
  

 
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238 20.288 Cultural Section of the Central Committee 1947-1948
  

Reports, forms, correspondence

 
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239 20.309 Bialik Hebrew High School 1947-1948
  

Reports, forms, announcements of events, includes a psychological profile of twelve students from the school

 
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240 20.348 European Torah University : Kedoyshei Europa 1946
  

Rome

 
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241 20.355 Hebrew elementary school, Rome 1947-1948
  

Miscellaneous documents, including a poem in honor of a priest, Pere Marie-Benoit, who saved Jewish children

 
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242 20.363 Jewish Students Organization in Italy 1947
  

Announcement about celebration of the first anniversary of the Bet Hatalmid, Turin, Italy

 
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243 20.366 Questionnaires for orphans aged 4-13, prepared by the Educational Section of the Cultural Department 1947
  

Personal data, photographs, information about individual experiences

 
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244 20.693 Florence Hebrew School 1945
  

Program of the Chanukah Celebration

 
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245 20.699 Materials about theater ensembles and artistic performances 1947
  

Report of Audit Committee of a theater group

 
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246 20.699 Materials about theater ensembles and artistic performances 1947
  

Report of Audit Committee of a theater group

 
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Series V: Camps, 1945-1950

88 folders
Arrangement:

The arrangement is roughly alphabetical by camp name.

Scope and Content:

This series includes materials produced in the camps, including announcements, reports, meeting minutes, lists of members of organizations, inventories, and election materials. There are especially significant holdings of materials from Camp Adriatica, Barletta, Cremona, Grugliasco, and Trani.

Subseries 1: Adriatica, 1947-1948

11 Folders
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247 20.729 Loudspeaker announcements 1947
  

In Yiddish. Called "radio broadcasts" even though the announcements were conveyed via loudspeaker

 
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248 21.1 Loudspeaker announcements 1947
  

In Yiddish. Called "radio broadcasts" even though the announcements were conveyed via loudspeaker

 
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249 21.302 Handwritten daily newspaper November-December 1947
  

In Yiddish and Romanian. Titled Unterveg - De Drummerie (On the Way)

 
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250 21.525 Handwritten daily newspaper undated
  

In Yiddish and Romanian. Titled Unterveg - De Drummerie (On the Way). Discrete sheets.

 
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251 21.564 Camp Committee loudspeaker announcements 1948
  

 
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252 21.586 Various loudspeaker announcements 1948
  

 
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253 21.633 Religious committee loudspeaker announcements undated
  

 
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254 21.641 Loudspeaker announcements by various Zionist groups 1948
  

 
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255 21.715 Union of Invalids loudspeaker announcements 1948
  

 
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256 21.724 Various materials, including a report by the Central Audit Commission 1947
  

 
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257 Administrative materials 1947-1948
  

Statistics concerning population of the camps. Minutes of some committee sessions, 1947. Correspondence, 1948.

 

Subseries 2: Bari, 1947-1948

4 Folders
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258 21.766 Camp Bari announcements, circulars, wall bulletins. 1947-1948
  

 
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259 21.799 Reports and correspondence 1948
  

Camp committee proclamations on the establishment of the state of Israel; report about the camp to the World Jewish Congress

 
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260 21.823 Culture and education committees 1948
  

Correspondence and reports

 
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261 21.850 Sports club "Maccabi" 1947-1948
  

Minutes

 

Subseries 3: Barletta, 1947-1949

10 Folders
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262 21.916 Loudspeaker announcements 1947-1949
  

Yiddish

 
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263 22.1 Loudspeaker announcements 1949
  

 
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264 22.31 IRO loudspeaker announcements 1948
  

 
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265 22.46 Cultural Section March-December 1948
  

Reports to the Central Committee

 
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266 22.77 Cultural section announcements 1948
  

Handwritten

 
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267 22.91 Historical maps drawn by students 1948
  

 
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268 22.97 Religious office loudspeaker announcements 1948
  

 
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269 22.131 Number not used
  

 
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270 22.178 Various announcements 1948
  

 
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271 22.198 Camp committee correspondence 1948
  

Correspondence with the Central Committee and IRO

 

Subseries 4: Grugliasco, 1946-1948

13 Folders
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272 22.213 Minutes of general meetings 1946-1948
  

 
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273 22.235 Minutes of the camp committee (Secretariat) 1946-1947
  

In three notebooks

 
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274 22.404 Minutes of the camp committee (Secretariat) 1946-1947
  

 
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275 22.417 Minutes and other documents 1947
  

 
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276 22.450 Reports and correspondence 1946-1947
  

With the Central Committee and with various organizations

 
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277 22.492 Requests and appeals to the Secretariat 1946-1947
  

 
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278 22.507 Minutes of the Kosher canteen committee 1946
  

And a cash book

 
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279 22.551 Miscellaneous inventories undated
  

 
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280 22.561 Various announcements 1946-1947
  

Includes announcements by the UNRRA in Italy, and handwritten wall announcements

 
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281 22.597 Correspondence with the Regional Committee in Milan 1946-1947
  

 
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282 22.626 Lists of members of kibbutzim in Camp Grugliasco 1946-1948
  

 
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283 22.699 Materials concerning elections in Camp Grugliasco 1947
  

 
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284 22.730 Camp Grugliasco various materials 1947-1948
  

Memoranda to the camp committee, inventories of kitchen materials, blank forms, records of transfer of DPs

 

Subseries 5: Trani, 1947-1948

8 Folders
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285 23.8 Daily announcements in Yiddish 1948
  

27 notebooks

 
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286 23.662 Daily announcements in Yiddish 1948
  

Discrete sheets

 
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287 23.729 Daily announcements in Romanian 1948
  

 
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288 23.1055 Newspaper clippings used in the announcements 1948
  

 
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289 24.1 Official announcements via bulletin 1948
  

 
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290 24.26 Religious committee loudspeaker announcements 1947-1948
  

 
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291 24.72 Cultural committee loudspeaker announcements 1948
  

 
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292 24.91 Provisioning committee loudspeaker announcements 1948
  

 
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293 24.108 Association of Jewish Invalids loudspeaker announcements undated
  

 
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294 24.126 Agudath Israel loudspeaker announcements 1948
  

 
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295 24.132 Zionist co-ordinating committee loudspeaker announcements 1948
  

 
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296 24.145 Revisionists loudspeaker announcements 1948
  

 
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297 24.169 Mapai, Mapam, Left Poalei Zion, and Hashomer Hatzair loudspeaker announcements 1948
  

 
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298 24.214 Various Zionist organization announcements 1948
  

 
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299 24.264 Various announcements in Yiddish, Hungarian, and Romanian undated
  

 
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300 24.301 Camp authorities' announcements 1948
  

 
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301 24.335 Local loudspeaker announcements 1948
  

Also two articles in the local newspapers relating to the camp

 
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302 24.420 Reports, minutes, and correspondence of the camp committee 1948
  

 

Subseries 6: Cine Citta, undated

1 Folder
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303 24.457 Certification papers for Zalman Mogilauski, member of the camp committee undated
  

 

Subseries 7: Milan, 1946-1948

2 Folders
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304 24.460 Correspondence 1946-1947
  

 
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305 24.480 Invitations and announcements of Zionist groups 1947-1948
  

 

Subseries 8: Santa Maria di Bani, 1946-1947

1 Folder
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306 24.507 Nayes fun tog, a daily bulletin 1946-1947
  

In Yiddish, with some Roman characters. Nos. 57-219

 

Subseries 9: Santa Cesarea, 1946-1947

1 Folder
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307 24.737 Minutes of the sports club, Maccabi 1946-1947
  

Also announcements and memos, 1946

 

Subseries 10: Camp Sanigalia, 1948

1 Folder
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308 24.818 Report of an audit commission 1948
  

Newspaper clippings about the camp

 

Subseries 11: Ferramonti, 1945-1945

1 Folder
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309 24.826 Materials from Camp Ferramonti 1945
  

Including schedule of prayers and programs of celebrations

 

Subseries 12: Chiari, 1948

1 Folder
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310 24.833 School inspector's report 1948
  

Also a handwritten poster summarizing world events, in Yiddish and Romanian.

 

Subseries 13: Cremona, 1947-1948

19 Folders
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311 24.851 Nayes fun der velt, a daily bulletin May-Dec 1947
  

Yiddish, handwritten and typed

 
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312 25.1 Nayes fun der velt, a daily bulletin Jan-May 1948
  

Yiddish, handwritten and typed

 
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313 25.66 Loudspeaker announcements August 1948
  

Yiddish, handwritten

 
FolderReelTitleDate
314 25.110 Announcements and correspondence 1947-1948
  

 
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315 25.141 Minutes of the camp committee 1946-1948
  

 
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316 25.171 Clippings intended for public display 1947
  

Including reports on cultural activities, literary essays, and poetry

 
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317 25.188 Materials on schools in Cremona 1948
  

 
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318 Childrens' art work (not filmed) 1947-1948
  

 
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319 25.204 Miscellaneous documents 1947-1948
  

Including lists of employees, rationing schedules, correspondence

 
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320 25.270 Loudspeaker announcements 1947
  

 
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321 25.287 Loudspeaker announcements 1947
  

About ration cards

 
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322 25.322 Loudspeaker announcements 1947
  

About Palestine

 
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323 25.340 Loudspeaker announcements 1947
  

About religious activities

 
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324 25.349 Loudspeaker announcements 1947
  

About sanitary and health conditions

 
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325 25.360 Loudspeaker announcements 1947
  

About cultural activities

 
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326 25.378 Loudspeaker announcements 1947
  

About vocational training

 
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327 25.390 Loudspeaker announcements 1947
  

About sports

 
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328 25.405 Loudspeaker announcements 1947
  

About the disabled

 
FolderReelTitleDate
329 25.420 Loudspeaker announcements 1947
  

Miscellaneous

 

Subseries 14: Rivoli, 1947-1948

1 Folder
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330 25.440 Reports Jan 1947 - June 1948
  

Including an audit report and a report about the development of the camp

 

Subseries 15: Scuola Cadorna, 1945-1948

4 Folders
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331 25.477 Reports and minutes, budget, correspondence 1945-1948
  

 
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332 25.527 Sports department 1947
  

 
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333 25.548 Beit Aliyat Honoar Selvino correspondence 1948
  

 
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334 25.554 Minutes and other materials of Kibbutz Et Yad Haam al shem David Bubror undated
  

 
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Series VI: Organizations, 1944-1955

51 folders
Arrangement:

Materials are arranged by organization of origin, in rough alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

This series contains meeting minutes, membership lists, correspondence, promotional materials, appeals, and literary manuscripts, as well as ephemera such as pins.

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335 25.575 Association of Jewish Journalists, Writers and Artists 1948
  

Membership list, applications for membership, membership cards, invitiations to cultural conference in Rome

 
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336 25.613 Association of Jewish Journalists, Writers and Artists Feb-June 1947
  

Minutes of sessions

 
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337 25.625 Association of Jewish Journalists, Writers and Artists 1948-1949
  

Minutes of sessions. Includes a) a complete copy of numbers 1-18 (1948) b) an incomplete copy of the same c) a complete copy of numbers 18-21 (1949)

 
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338 25.697 Association of Jewish Journalists, Writers and Artists 1948
  

Program of conference, July 27-28, 1948; newspaper clippings; invitations to meetings; questionnaire

 
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339 25.712 Association of Jewish Journalists, Writers and Artists 1948-1949
  

Correspondence A-E

 
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340 25.856 Association of Jewish Journalists, Writers and Artists 1948-1949
  

Correspondence F-L

 
FolderReelTitleDate
341 25.1015 Association of Jewish Journalists, Writers and Artists 1948-1949
  

Correspondence M-Z

 
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342 26.1 Association of Jewish Journalists, Writers and Artists 1947
  

List of members, reports, correspondence

 
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343 26.88 Association of Jewish Journalists, Writers and Artists 1948
  

Register of correspondence

 
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344 26.108 Association of Jewish Journalists, Writers and Artists undated
  

Manuscripts of poems, short stories, essays submitted for publication

 
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345 26.247 Association of Jewish Journalists, Writers and Artists undated
  

Manuscripts of poems, short stories, essays submitted for publication

 
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346 26.323 Association of Jewish Journalists, Writers and Artists 1948-1949
  

Financial reports

 
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347 26.343 Haganah promotional materials 1947-1948
  

 
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348 26.358 Irgun promotional materials 1947-1948
  

 
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349 26.399 Miphal Habitakhon, appeals and other materials 1948
  

 
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350 26.409 Merkaz Hechalutz 1948
  

 
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351 26.439 All-Europe Association of Partisans, Italian Section 1948
  

 
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352 26.473 All-Europe Association of Partisans, Italian Section 1944-1948
  

Cultural and historical departments of the association

 
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353 26.506 Mizrahi announcements 1947
  

 
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354 26.511 National Association of Zionist Organizations in Southern Italy 1945
  

Report and circular #11

 
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355 26.518 Zionist Federation of Italy 1945-1947
  

Reports, circulars, bulletins, announcements

 
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356 26.618 Appeals by Zionist groups in Italy 1947
  

 
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357 26.628 Zionist stickpins 1947
  

 
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358 26.632 General Zionist Organization 1946-1948
  

Circular letters, correspondence, reports

 
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359 26.652 Poalei Zion - Hitakhdut 1947
  

 
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360 26.660 Poalei Zion undated
  

Leaflets, proclamations, correspondence

 
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361 26.671 Revisionists 1946
  

 
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362 26.687 Revisionists 1947
  

 
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363 26.737 Revisionists 1948
  

 
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364 26.763 Revisionists 1946-1948
  

Correspondence, questionnaires, membership cards, invitations

 
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365 26.807 Ichud Hanoar Hatzioni-Akiba undated
  

Memorial bulletin about Abba Bardichev, blank forms

 
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366 26.816 Hashomer Hatzair 1947
  

Reports and correspondence

 
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367 26.827 Gordonia-Makabi Hatzair 1947-1948
  

Circular letters, invitations, program materials

 
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368 26.864 Association of Jewish Women in Italy undated
  

Correspondence, WIZO [Women's International Zionist Organization] announcements

 
FolderReelTitleDate
369 26.889 Bund materials 1947-1949
  

Invitations, clippings for public display

 
FolderReelTitleDate
370 26.905 World Jewish Congress 1946
  

Correspondence

 
FolderReelTitleDate
371 26.918 PCIRO (Preparatory Commission for the International Refugee Organization) 1946-1948
  

Materials regarding the legal status of DPs, sanitary regulations, rationing and information

 
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372 26.968 AJDC, conference with the Central Committee, Rome 1946-1948
  

Also financial report of the Central Committee, 1948

 
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373 26.996 AJDC, miscellaneous materials 1947-1948
  

Glossary of Hebrew terms, ration tables, ID cards for vehicle driver. Catalogue of art exhibition of works by refugee artists (1948), AJDC hachsharot manual (1947)

 
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374 28.1 ORT minutes 1947-1948
  

Also correspondence with the central committee

 
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375 28.22 ORT 1948
  

Reports, correspondence, bulletins, announcements

 
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376 28.41 Union of Jewish Communities in Italy 1947-1949
  

Announcements, invitations, a reply by Prof. Dante Lattes to an article on Jews in Italy by Benedetto Croce, report of celebration of 10th anniversary of liberation. Circular #14, 1949. Recommendation of the Union to the deputies of the Constituent Assembly of Italy, 1947.

 
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377 28.90 Ashkenazic community, Rome 1948
  

Materials of the Maor Hagolah

 
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378 28.99 Jewish Community of Venice undated
  

Report of the situation of the Jews in Venice

 
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379 28.103 Jewish Community of Padua 1945-1946
  

Correspondence with YIVO and newspaper clippings

 
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380 28.112 Keren Kayemet L'Israel 1945, 1951, 1955
  

 
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381 28.126 Jewish scout movement, Italy undated
  

Applications, membership card

 
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382 28.140 Jewish Agency 1947
  

Circular letters, correspondence, invitations, Shavuoth program

 
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383 28.181 Palestinian Central Office 1945
  

List of emigrants to Palestine

 
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384 28.201 Research committee on the deportation of Jews undated
  

Synopsis of 21 documents in French regarding the persecution of Italian Jews in 1938-1945

 
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385 28.228 Jewish Youth Center, Rome 1953-1955
  

Circular letters

 
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Series VII: Landsmanshaftn, 1945-1949

50 folders
Arrangement:

Materials are arranged by landsmanshaft of origin, in approximate alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

Materials include correspondence, membership applications, reports, meeting minutes, and receipts for aid rendered. This subseries primarily contains materials relating to landsmanshaftn based in Lithuania, and Vilna. Only a few folders contain materials originating from landsmanshaften based in other locations.

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386 28.285 Materials of the Brith Olei Europa 1945
  

 
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387 28.295 Association of Polish Jews in Italy 1948
  

Information bulletin

 
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388 28.313 Association of Lithuanian Jews 1946
  

Correspondence with organizations in the USA; minutes of a conference

 
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389 28.418 Association of Lithuanian Jews 1947
  

Correspondence

 
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390 28.592 Association of Lithuanian Jews 1948
  

Correspondence; also financial report for the period January-August 1948

 
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391 28.671 Association of Lithuanian Jews 1947
  

Records of distribution of aid to Lithuanian Jews

 
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392 28.996 Association of Lithuanian Jews 1948
  

Records of distribution of aid to Lithuanian Jews

 
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393 28.1083 Association of Lithuanian Jews 1945-1948
  

Report of the Audit Committee

 
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394 28.1135 Association of Lithuanian Jews 1946-1948
  

Minutes of the Audit Committee, 1946-1948; correspondence, 1946, 1948

 
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395 27.1 Association of Lithuanian Jews 1945-1947
  

Appeals for aid

 
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396 27.51 Association of Lithuanian Jews 1946
  

Applications for membership. Completed forms with data about occupation, education, wartime experience, photographs

 
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397 27.51 Association of Lithuanian Jews 1946
  

Applications for membership. Completed forms with data about occupation, education, wartime experience, photographs

 
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398 27.523 Association of Lithuanian Jews 1946
  

Correspondence with DPs

 
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399 28.793 Association of Lithuanian Jews 1946-1947
  

Incoming correspondence

 
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400 28.885 Association of Lithuanian Jews 1946-1947
  

Outgoing correspondence

 
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401 27.902 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1946
  

Minutes, March-August

 
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402 27.931 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1946-1949
  

Minutes (in bound notebooks)

 
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403 27.1018 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy undated
  

Lists of Vilna refugees; invitation to a memorial meeting

 
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404 29.1 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1946
  

Lists and statistics of Vilna refugees in the camps; correspondence; announcements

 
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405 29.56 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1946-1949
  

Correspondence with individuals

 
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406 29.466 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1946
  

Correspondence arranged geographically. Also A-F

 
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407 29.555 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1946
  

Correspondence G-L

 
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408 29.616 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1946
  

Correspondence M-T

 
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409 29.751 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1947
  

Correspondence A-C

 
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410 29.824 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1947
  

Correspondence D-M. Also includes a list of refugees

 
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411 29.962 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1947
  

Correspondence N-O

 
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412 29.1006 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1947-1948
  

Correspondence T-U

 
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413 30.1 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1948
  

Correspondence A-B

 
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414 30.159 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1948
  

Correspondence C-M

 
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415 30.341 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1948
  

Correspondence N-V

 
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416 30.602 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1949
  

Correspondence

 
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417 30.663 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1947
  

Correspondence, arranged geographically: Italy

 
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418 30.771 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1946-1948
  

Correspondence, arranged geographically: Italy

 
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419 30.902 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1946-1948
  

Correspondence, arranged geographically: Israel. Includes a list of refugees

 
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420 30.943 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1946-1948
  

Correspondence, arranged geographically: Poland

 
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421 30.951 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1946-1948
  

Correspondence, arranged geographically: France

 
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422 30.1026 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1946-1948
  

Correspondence, arranged geographically: Germany and Austria. Includes a list of refugees

 
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423 30.1063 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1946-1948
  

Correspondence, arranged geographically: Canada

 
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424 30.1103 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1946-1948
  

Correspondence, arranged geographically: Mexico

 
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425 30.1118 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1946-1948
  

Correspondence, arranged geographically: South Africa

 
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426 31.1 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1946-1948
  

Correspondence, arranged geographically: Australia

 
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427 31.22 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1946-1949
  

Correspondence, arranged geographically: Belgium, Cuba, Switzerland

 
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428 31.41 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1946
  

Financial statements, inventories of packages received

 
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429 31.72 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1946-1949
  

Lists of refugees and receipts for aid rendered

 
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430 31.166 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1946-1947
  

Lists and receipts for aid rendered

 
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431 31.397 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1945-1946
  

Lists and receipts for aid rendered

 
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432 31.509 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1946-1948
  

Lists and receipts for aid rendered

 
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433 31.674 Committee of Vilna Refugees in Italy 1947-1948
  

Lists and receipts for aid rendered

 
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434 31.977 Vilna landsmanshaftn 1947
  

Announcements; annual reports by the Committee for Assistance, Rome, August 1947; report from Camp Rivoli to Dr. Weinreich, YIVO in connection with the Vilna landsleit, December 1947. Also a list of Vilna landsmen at Rivoli

 
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435 31.1002 Nowogreodek Landsleit Committee 1946-1947
  

Correspondence, minutes, reports, financial statements, lists of members

 
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Series VIII: Miscellaneous Materials, 1946-1948

4 Folders
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436 31.1043 Baderekh (publication) 1946-1948
  

Correspondence, manuscripts in Yiddish and Hebrew

 
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437 31.1094 "Hagode fun Yetzias Saalfeden" undated
  

Story of the Exodus from Saalfeden (Austria) to Italy, by Berl Dworkind

 
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438 31.1112 Announcements and invitations 1947-1948
  

To various affairs, Hanukah plays, memorials, seder. In Yiddish, Hebrew, and Italian

 
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439 31.1127 Invitations and cards 1946-1948
  

To weddings, bar mitzvahs, New Year greetings, commercial posters (tailor shop, guest house) Florence, Italy

 
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