Guide to the Records of National Jewish Welfare Board - Bureau of War Records, undated, 1940-1969 (bulk 1943-1946)
 
*I-52

Reprocessed by Mark Sgambettera

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: National Jewish Welfare Board, Bureau of War Records
Title: National Jewish Welfare Board, Bureau of War Records, 1940-1969
Dates:undated, 1940-1969 (bulk 1943-1946)
Abstract: The Bureau of War Records include approximately 85,000 individual service files and 320,000 surrogate index cards collected by the BWR and the Greater New York War Records Committee on behalf of Jewish soldiers and sailors who served in World War II. The BWR also conducted surveys of Jewish doctors, dentists, farmers and refugees who served in the United States Armed Forces and compiled population studies for cities containing Jewish populations greater than 25,000, among them Trenton, N.J. and New York City. The individual service files typically provide a soldier's name, age, rank, serial number, service branch, home address, civilian occupation, next of kin, awards and casualties. These files contain supporting documentation culled from newspapers, telephone conversations, and correspondence exchanged among BWR staff and volunteers, service personnel and their families, and representatives of the United States Armed Forces. The alphabetical master cards series serves as an abbreviated, annotated index for the more substantial individual service files of Jewish service personnel who won awards or suffered casualties during the war. The Bureau maintained correspondence files for permanent staff members including Salo Baron, Edward Burnstein, Louis Dublin, Elisha Friedman, Dr. Maurice Hexter, Rabbi Edward Israel, Samuel Kohs, Louis Kraft, Samuel Leff, Harry Lurie, Herbert Marks, Benjamin Rabinowitz, Philip Schiff, Selma Schnaper, Jerome Seidman, David Turtletaub, Frank Weil, Milton Weill, Arthur Weyne, and Joseph Zubin. The Bureau also preserved correspondence with representatives of local war records committees, religious and community service organizations including the United Service Organization, Jewish Community Centers, Hebrew Associations, and the National Refugee Service, as well as publishers, alumni associations, and military personnel from the offices of United States Army, Navy, and Quartermaster General's office. It retained copies of published and printed materials including studies, lists, guides, forms, and cards. Among the vital records are charts depicting the BWR administrative hierarchy; personnel and staff records; lists of volunteers and field representatives employed throughout the United States; minutes of meetings; annual, quarterly, and special reports; budget materials; and policies and procedures implemented during the war records program.
Languages: The collection is predominantly in English, with some French, German, and Hebrew.
Quantity: 225.4 linear feet (272 legal-sized manuscript boxes, 293 index card boxes, one medium oversize manuscript box (18 x 14), one oversize MAP folder (42 x 24))
Identification: I-52
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Historical Note

The National Jewish Welfare Board and its affiliated member organizations established the Bureau of War Records for the purpose of collecting and compiling information about Jewish Americans who served in the United States Armed Forces during World War II. The origins of the Bureau of War Records can be traced back to the experience of the Jewish Welfare Board (JWB) in providing religious and social services to American Jewish soldiers and sailors during and after World War I (see Guide to the Records of the National Jewish Welfare Board, I-337), and to the American Jewish Committee, whose Office of War Records documented the contributions of Jewish servicemen to the United States military during World War I (see American Jewish Committee, Office of War Records, I-9). During the interwar years, the JWB - Army-Navy Division worked with federated Jewish philanthropic and cultural centers to deliver services to Jewish soldiers located at military bases throughout the United States and abroad.

As the United States mobilized for defensive military actions during the emergency period of 1939-1941, the JWB created new bureaus and committees to deal with particular aspects of social services for American Jewish servicemen and women. One such service involved the collection, authentication, and distribution of unofficial military service records for Jewish soldiers and sailors then being drafted into the United States Armed Forces. Under the leadership of Rabbi Edward Israel, the JWB's Committee on Statistics convened several conferences with its national affiliates to consider the problem of collecting data on Jewish military service. On October 9, 1941, twenty-one national organizations affiliated with the National Jewish Welfare Board (NJWB) met and resolved that the Army and Navy Service Division of the NJWB would assume responsibility for overseeing a Bureau of War Records (BWR). Representatives of the NJWB and its affiliates constituted an Advisory Committee of the BWR. By the end of the war, the number of affiliates would total thirty-eight. During the same meeting, a Technical Committee on War Records was added to advise the BWR staff about the use of statistical methods for compiling and analyzing Jewish war records. Among those who served on the Technical Committee were Chairman and Vice-President of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Louis I. Dublin, Elisha M. Friedman, Dr. Maurice B. Hexter, Daniel Katz, Samuel Leff, Harry L. Lurie, Herbert Marks, Joshua Marcus, Dr. Maurice Taylor, and Dr. Joseph Zubin.

The principal duties of the national office of the BWR were to assist local Jewish communities in establishing war records committees; to authenticate all war records submitted to the NJWB on behalf of Jewish servicemen and women; to calculate the proportion and number of Jews in the armed forces; to publish information of use to families of Jewish service personnel, the NJWB and its affiliated members; and to publicize stories of Jewish soldiers' contributions to the war effort. The initial budget for the BWR was $14,800, which covered the cost of hiring a director, two stenographers, and two file clerks.

In the summer of 1942, Samuel C. Kohs, a noted sociologist and professor, was hired by the JWB to conduct a sample population survey of a large city containing a significant proportion of Jewish residents, and to test the results of statistical evidence, procedures, and techniques for documenting the approximate number and percentage of Jews living in the United States. Kohs selected Trenton, New Jersey for his sample population due to its proximity to New York City and the large number of Jews living in the Metropolitan Trenton area. Kohs' experience during the Trenton study was formative in the planning of other local population studies, the setting up of local war record committees, and the organization of statewide war records collection programs. As the last national census of Jewish Americans was conducted in the mid-1930s, Kohs' work served as a vital starting point for a comprehensive statistical analysis of the proportion of Jews who served in the United States armed forces during World War II.

On January 1, 1943, the Advisory Committee appointed Samuel Kohs director of the BWR. Kohs managed the central office of the BWR and acted as liaison to the Department of Public Information and other departments of the NJWB. Under Kohs, the BWR established several subdivisions. Arthur Weyne headed Authentications. David Turtletaub and Edward Burnstein served as liaisons to local war committees and state historical societies. Jerome Seidman and Harry Dobkin led the Community Studies subdivision; Joshua Marcus oversaw all special studies; and Selma Schnaper managed the Clerical subdivision. By 1944, the Bureau employed some twenty non-professional staff members across thee units: secretarial, clerical, and inquiry.

At the outset, the BWR collected information about Jewish service personnel onsite at military bases by means of registration cards enclosed in bibles and prayer books distributed by the JWB; through furlough papers submitted during the high holy seasons; and from service records secured from the Adjunct General's office in Washington, D.C. Staff members working at the national office of the BWR authenticated all Jewish casualties and awards after consulting government publications, local press releases, and publications of organizations with significant Jewish membership. However, as the scale of the United States military commitment to Europe and Asia increased dramatically during the years 1941-1945, and as Jewish service personnel mobilized for war on many fronts, it became necessary for the BWR to further decentralize and standardize the process of collecting and authenticating data. To encourage community participation in the task of war record collection, the BWR sent representatives to every city containing a Jewish population greater than 2,500. Bureau staff corresponded with representatives of local Army-Navy committees, Jewish welfare and community councils, as well as leaders of community centers and synagogues serving Jewish communities smaller than 1,000 people. Between 1943 and 1946 the number of local war record committees in the United States increased from approximately 400 to 1,200.

In order to stimulate the collection of data about Jewish service personnel, the BWR printed various standardized forms which it distributed from its central offices in New York City to representatives serving on war records committees or to individuals active in affiliated member organizations. Information collected on printed forms included a soldier's name, address, age, civilian occupation, next of kin, military rank, service branch, promotions, medals, awards, and casualty status. On January 1, 1944, the BWR implemented a system of correspondence with local war records committees in which the BWR supplied standard monthly report forms that were filled out and submitted to the national office by local representatives. The forms provided space for reporting the names of service personnel and the number of men and women from a community serving in the armed forces, as well as the number of casualties, awards, and commissioned officers. By September 1944, local war records committees assumed responsibility for authenticating information about Jewish service personnel whose names were submitted to them by the national office of the BWR.

From the beginning of the war records project, the BWR central office collected and organized information submitted by local war records committees regarding awards and casualties. BWR staff created individual files for soldiers and sailors who were of likely Jewish descent. The soldiers' files contained printed forms, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs which provided information used to authenticate Jewish ancestry. The Authentications Division of the BWR verified information about all known Jewish service personnel who suffered casualties or received awards for distinguished service during the war. By July 1946, the BWR had received nearly 150,000 items related to military service. From among these records, the BWR staff authenticated cases for over 10,000 deaths, 20,000 wounded, 3,000 missing, 4,000 prisoners, and nearly 50,000 distinguished service awards garnered by approximately 26,000 Jewish soldiers and sailors. Collating records of Jewish servicemen and women across several different categories was a difficult task. In this task the BWR was aided by the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). IBM employees worked with BWR staff to develop a punch card system that Bureau staff members used to input standardized data for such information as military rank, service branch, and awards. Based on queries submitted by the BWR, IBM regularly compiled data from punch cards into printed reports. Information from the IBM reports underpinned much of the statistical analysis featured in BWR printed materials and publications.

The BWR also initiated numerous enumerative studies of Jewish Americans. The BWR compiled lists of Jewish nurses, dentists, refugees, commissioned officers, and families having three or more members who died in uniform. BWR staff, local war records committees, and affiliated members conducted statewide surveys of the number of Jewish medical practitioners who enlisted in the armed forces. The Bureau also gathered unofficial census information about Jews in the United States using house-by-house canvasses and statistical sampling techniques. The BWR published books to aid local communities in conducting population studies such as the Self-Survey Manual: Procedures to be Followed in Your Own Community to Determine the Ration of Jews in the Armed Forces and the Handbook of Instructions for Survey Consultants. Working with thousands of volunteers, BWR staff conducted Jewish population surveys in 25 cities while also conducting statistical sample surveys in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago. The BWR estimated the Jewish population of the United States and updated official census figures compiled in 1936. Based on these population figures, the Bureau was able to calculate the total number of Jewish Americans eligible for selective service and the number of Jews active in the armed forces. They then compared the percentage of active Jewish servicemen and women as a ratio of the whole Jewish population to that of the United States population as a whole.

In addition to the hundreds of pamphlets, forms, guides, and lists printed by the BWR for use by local war records committees, the Bureau published several reports and studies about its work. In October 1943, Louis Dublin published "Keeping the Record of Jewish War Service" in the Contemporary Jewish Record (see Box 3, folder 2). That same month, the BWR distributed the first issue of its newsletter entitled "Compiling the Record." Bureau staff members wrote "Featured Releases" about honored or notable soldiers and sailors which the BWR distributed through the JWB Department of Public Information. The BWR periodically published its statistical analyses in a pamphlet entitled "These Are the Facts." The Public Information Department, which included representatives from the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, the American Jewish Congress, the Jewish Labor Committee, and the Jewish War Veterans, also regularly distributed an "Honor Roll" pamphlet listing brief descriptions of Jewish servicemen and women. An honor roll was also printed regularly in the American Jewish Yearbook published by the Jewish Publication Society of America.

The BWR sought other means of publicizing Jewish contributions to the United States war effort. In May 1945, the Bureau prepared an exhibit showcasing the BWR program and highlighting various statistics compiled during the war. The exhibit was displayed in Washington, D.C. during the 29th annual meeting of the NJWB. It was hoped that the exhibit would stimulate interest in a permanent museum devoted to Jewish American war service to be housed in building owned by the NJWB. While the museum did not take root in Washington, the BWR exhibit was displayed that same summer at the Jewish Conference of Social Work in Atlantic City.

With the German surrender on May 7-8, 1945, the BWR began planning for its eventual dissolution. Bureau staff recognized that the number of war casualties and awards would decrease significantly after May, but at the same time, the contributions of volunteer workers throughout the United States would also likely decline. The BWR thus accelerated its war records collection program with the announcement of War Records Month to be held in January 1946. At the same time, the Bureau devoted considerable attention to the problem of grave registration. The NJWB and the BWR worked with the Quartermaster General's Office in Washington, D.C. to establish a list of all Jewish personnel buried overseas. The list served as a guide to help verify the type of burial services provided to Jewish servicemen and women and to facilitate the repatriation of soldiers' remains interred overseas.

By July 1946, the BWR ceased processing new cases in order to concentrate on completing all pending files. The Bureau expected to compile final tallies of awards and casualties as well as useful statistical information from the special studies. The honor roll and special studies completed up to July 1946 were published the following year in a comprehensive two-volume survey entitled American Jews in World War II: the Story of 550,000 Fighters for Freedom.

The BWR scaled back its staff to a handful of employees in 1947; the remaining personnel oversaw the transfer of Bureau records to the central files of the NJWB. The NJWB briefly revived the Bureau during the Korean War, though no comprehensive plan was established for collecting and preserving the records of Jews who served in this conflict.

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Scope and Content Note

The National Jewish Welfare Board - Bureau of War Records consists of 272 legal-sized document boxes, 320 index card boxes, one medium oversized document box, and one MAP folder.

The document boxes contain approximately 85,000 individual service record files for Jewish soldiers and sailors who served in World War II, as well as administrative records, correspondence, and subject files. The individual service record files (Series II) contain information about Jewish soldiers and sailors who served during World War II; the information may include the soldier's name, address, age, civilian occupation, next of kin, military service branch, serial number, rank, theater of operation, awards and casualties. These files contain supporting documentation culled from newspapers, telephone conversations, interviews, and correspondence exchanged among BWR staff and volunteers, service personnel and their family, and representatives of the United States Armed Forces. The files are a rich resource for genealogists seeking information about relatives who won awards, were wounded, taken prisoner, or died during the war.

The subject files (Series III) provide other avenues for genealogists and social science researchers to access records for individuals or groups who fall into particular occupational categories such as medical practitioners or farm workers. BWR administrative functions and the work of its various subdivisions and affiliated local war records committees are richly detailed. The BWR maintained correspondence files for many permanent staff, as well as members of the advisory board and the technical committee on statistics. The Bureau also preserved correspondence with representatives of local records committees, religious and community service organizations, publishers, alumni associations, and government agencies. It retained copies of published and printed materials including reports, studies, lists, guides, forms, and holiday greeting cards. Among the vital records contained in Series I and III are charts depicting the BWR administrative hierarchy; personnel and staff records; lists of volunteers and field representatives employed throughout the United States; minutes of meetings; annual, quarterly, and special reports; budget materials; and policies and procedures implemented during the war records program. Some of the many interesting topics discussed in the subject files are public relations and censorship, grave registration, multiple sons who died during the war, cooperation with the IBM corporation, and the rationales for collecting records for Jewish soldiers and sailors.

The index card boxes hold approximately 320,000 cards that point to service record files that were collected by the BWR and the Greater New York War Records Committee. The largest portion of the index cards, the master card index (Series VI), includes cards that point to individual service records for Jewish service personnel who won awards or suffered casualties (Series IV). Index cards in Series VII and VIII do not necessarily point to individual service records contained in this collection. These non-surrogate cards do provide some vital information about Jewish and non-Jewish service personnel. However, this information may not have been authenticated by the BWR.

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Arrangement

The collection is divided into eight series, as described below:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

Additional materials related to the National Jewish Welfare Board-Bureau of War Records can be located in the following collections:

Archival Collections
American Jewish Committee. Office of War Records, I-9
American Jewish Year Book: 105 years of history. American Jewish Committee Archives. Retrieved on December 26, 2008 from http://www.ajcarchives.org/main.php?GroupingId=40
Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, I-32
Louis Kraft papers, P-673
Milton Weill papers, P-34
National Jewish Welfare Board, I-337
National Jewish Welfare Board. Military Chaplaincy, I-249
National Jewish Welfare Board. New England Section, Records, 1918-1946. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Archives and Special Collections. Archives of the Center for Jewish Culture, collection number MC 66/CJC
Samuel Calmin Kohs papers, P-90
Samuel Calmin Kohs, Papers, 1916-1982. Western Jewish History Center. Judah L. Magnes Museum. Berkeley, California.

Published materials
Kaufman, Isador; National Jewish Welfare Board, Bureau of War Records. American Jews in World War II; the story of 550,000 fighters for freedom. New York: Dial Press, [1947].
Kohs, Samuel; Yiddish Scientific Institute (YIVO-Institute). Jews in the United States armed forces. New York: Yiddish Scientific Institute - YIVO, 1945.
National Jewish Welfare Board, Bureau of War Records. The war record of American Jewry in the Second World War: the Bureau of War Records of the National Jewish Welfare Board. [New York: The Bureau, 1943].

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); National Jewish Welfare Board, Bureau of War Records, 1940-1969; I-52; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

In 1969, the NJWB donated the Bureau’s records to the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS). AJHS Assistant Librarian, Robert Goldman, began cataloging the collection that same year. Concurrently, the AJHS commissioned Fred Sherrow of the Bureau for Applied Social Research to study possible research questions that could be answered using the Bureau of War Records collection and the American Jewish Committee, Office of War Records from World War I. The AJHS preserved Sherrow’s “Report on the Disposition of Studies of American Jewish Servicemen in World Wars I and II,” but no records exist in this Bureau of War Records collection to confirm whether the AJHS attempted to implement Sherrow’s recommendations for further research.

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Access Points

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

 

Series I: Administrative history: Bureau of War Records correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, and published materials, 1941-1947

Boxes 1-4.
Arrangement:

Chronological and alphabetical by surname of correspondent.

Scope and Content:

Series I consists of correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, and reports outlining the administrative structure, function, personnel, and budget for the Bureau of War Records. Box 1 contains an artificial collection of photocopies of correspondence and other writings concerning the administrative history of the BWR. Among the organization records are an outline of the project’s aims and goals, a tentative organizational plan, and reports of meetings held in March and April 1942. Within the correspondence files is a comprehensive “Study of [the] Bureau of War Records” printed in September 23, 1944, as well as quarterly reports, preliminary reports and results of ongoing studies of Jewish servicemen and women, and memoranda about budgeting, staffing, and conducting surveys of Jewish communities in Boston, New York, and other cities. Box 2 contains interoffice communications that deal with administrative minutiae of the BWR and the NJWB including rules and regulations, scheduling and staffing, and requisitions. A small number of personal letters are interfiled with the memoranda. Boxes 3 and 4 contain drafts and published copies of pamphlets, reports, and books published by or for the National Jewish Welfare Board.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Organizational plans and reports 1941-1942
1 2 Bureau of War Records Correspondence 1943-1944
1 3 Bureau of War Records Correspondence January-March 1945
1 4 Bureau of War Records Correspondence April-June 1945
1 5 Bureau of War Records Correspondence July-October 1945
1 6 Bureau of War Records Correspondence November-December 1945
1 7 Bureau of War Records Correspondence 1946-1947
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 1 Jewish Welfare Board: Inter-office communication 1942
2 2 Jewish Welfare Board: Inter-office communication 1943
2 3 Jewish Welfare Board: Inter-office communication January-June 1944
2 4 Jewish Welfare Board: Inter-office communication July-December 1944
2 5 Jewish Welfare Board: Inter-office communication 1945-1947
2 6 Bureau of War Records: Inter-office communication 1943-June 1944
2 7 Bureau of War Records: Inter-office communication August 1944-1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 1 Memoranda, reports, and questionnaires undated, 1942-1945
3 2 Reports and other writings regarding the history of the BWR undated, 1944-1947
3 3 Handbook of Instructions for Survey Consultants, by S.C. Kohs, National Jewish Welfare Board, Bureau of War Records June 1944
3 4 Compiling Jewish War Records of World War II, by the National Jewish Welfare Board 1946
3 5-9 Companions in the Great Fight: Facts Regarding the Participation of Jews in World War II (1940-1946),” [by] S.C. Kohs, Bureau of War Records, National Jewish Welfare Board – Louis I. Dublin’s editing draft of 1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
4 1-5 “Companions in the Great Fight: Facts Regarding the Participation of Jews in World War II (1940-1946),” [by] S.C. Kohs, Bureau of War Records, National Jewish Welfare Board – Louis Kraft’s editing draft of 1946
4 6 Correspondence regarding the provenance and disposition of the BWR collection April 1944-October 1947, August-October 1969
4 7 “Report on the Disposition of Studies of American Jewish Servicemen in World Wars I and II,” by Fred Sherrow July 23, 1969
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Series II: Correspondence and other writings, 1942-1947

Box 5-Box 74, MAP 1.
Arrangement:

Three subseries.

Subseries A: Official correspondence, 1942-1947

Boxes 5-6.
Arrangement:

Chronological and alphabetical by surname.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A consists of correspondence and interoffice memoranda largely exchanged among office personnel and administrators serving the National Jewish Welfare Board (NJWB) or the Bureau of War Records (BWR), and between the office of the NJWB, the BWR, and representatives of Jewish associations affiliated with the NJWB such as the United Service Organization-Jewish Welfare Board (USO-JWB), the Jewish War Veterans of the United States, and various Jewish Community Centers or Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Associations. The most extensive correspondence files come from the offices of Louis I. Dublin, chairman of the BWR Technical Committee; Rabbi Phillip Bernstein, executive director of the NJWB, Committee on Army and Navy Religious Activities; Samuel Kohs, director of the BWR; Louis Kraft, executive director of the NJWB; Herbert Marks; Benjamin Rabinowitz, director of the NJWB Army and Navy Committee; Frank Weil, president of the NJWB; and Milton Weill. The correspondence of Samuel Kohs includes a copy of the report, “Outline of the First Community Study,” which he directed Trenton, N.J. in 1942.

BoxFolderTitleDate
5 1 Altschile, Harry February 1943-February 1945
5 2 Baron, Salo W. August 25, 1943
5 3 Bass, Mayer September 1943-December 1945
5 4 Bauman, Steven S. August-September 1944
5 5 Bernheimer, Dr. Charles S. July 1943-October 1945
5 6 Bernstein, Rabbi Phillip March 1943-March 1944
5 7 Blumberg, Benjamin August 25, 1944
5 8 Carp, Bernard June 25, 1943
5 9 Chaseman, Moe H. October 25, 1945
5 10 Cohen, Dr. Nathan March 1, 1943
5 11 Dublin, Dr. Louis I. October 1941-July 1946
5 12 Fietelberg, Abraham April 1943-August 1944
5 13 Fichman, Meyer E. March-September 1943
5 14 Gershowitz, Samuel June 1943-June 1944
5 15 Gitin, Louis December 4, 1944
5 16 Goldstein, Philip R. March 1943-September 1945
5 17 Goodman, Rabbi Philip March 1943-September 1944
5 18 Grodsky, Aaron September-November 1944
5 19 Hallowitz, George June 1944-February 1945
5 20 Harris, Justice Samuel J. September-October 1944
5 21 Herzog, Florence March-July 1943
5 22 Jaffee, Samuel September 1943-July 1944
5 23 Josolowitz, Samuel February 1943-June 1944
5 24 Keck, Fred September-November 1943
5 25 Kohs, Samuel C. July 1942-November 1944
5 26 Kraft, Louis August 1941-November 1945
5 27 Larner, Victor April 19, 1944
5 28 Leff, Samuel November 1941-January 1943
5 29 Loble, Steven July 1943-February 1945
5 30 Lowenstein, Martha February 13, 1945
5 31 Lurie, Harry L. February 1943-April 1944
5 32 Marks, Herbert H. January 1944-January 1947
BoxFolderTitleDate
6 1 Nadich, Chaplain Judah December 1943-July 1944
6 2 Oppenheim, Philip March 1943-March 1945
6 3 Pascoe, Samuel February 8-12, 1945
6 4 De Sola Pool, Dr. David undated, March 22, 1943
6 5 Rabinowitz, Benjamin April 1943-December 1944
6 6 Rothschild, Walter June 1942-September 1944
6 7 Schiff, Philip January 1943-November 1944
6 8 Seidman, Jerome December 1943-March 1944
6 9 Sills, John July 1943-October 1945
6 10 Tenenbaum, David E. March 13, 1944
6 11 Toubin, Rabbi Isaac November 23, 1943 and August 15, 1944
6 12 Turner, Ann January 9, 1945
6 13 Weil, Frank March 1942-October 1946
6 14 Weill, Milton November 1941-August 1944
6 15 Wesiman, Janet April 1943-February 1945
6 16 Zubin, Dr. Joseph May 25, 1942 and November 27, 1944
6 17 Zunser, Charles April 1943-February 1944

Subseries B: Geographical Correspondence, 1942

Boxes 7-11, MAP 1.
Arrangement:

Chronological and alphabetical by state, city, and surname.

Scope and Content:

Subseries B consists of correspondence exchanged between Samuel Leff, NJWB, Director of War Records, and local representatives of Jewish associations affiliated with the NJWB such as the United Service Organization-Jewish Welfare Board, Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Jewish Community Centers, and the Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Associations. Correspondence principally concerns the authentication of casualty status and information compiled about American Jewish servicemen, the percentage and number of Jewish servicemen in particular communities, commemorative events, aid to Jewish servicemen such as grave registration and religious kits, and the establishment of local Committees on War Records and Jewish Honor Rolls.

BoxFolderTitleDate
7 1 Alabama, Anniston February-December 1942
7 2 Arkansas April-October 1942
7 3 California October-December 1942
7 4 California, Los Angeles November-December, 1942
7 5 California, Los Angeles: Chamie, Alfred P. May-June 1942
7 6 California, Los Angeles: Ruderman, Martin June-December 1942
7 7 California, San Francisco October-December 1942
7 8 California, San Francisco: Feldhammer, Robert April-October 1942
7 9 California, San Francisco: Schwartz, Shea May-December 1942
7 10 Colorado April-December 1942
7 11 Connecticut April-December 1942
7 12 Connecticut, Bridgeport June-December 1942
7 13 Connecticut, Hartford November-December 1942
7 14 Connecticut, New Haven April-December 1942
7 15 Connecticut, Waterbury March-December 1942
7 16 Delaware April-May 1942
7 17 Washington, D.C. January-December 1942
7 18 Washington, D.C.: Cohen, George G. July-December 1942
7 19 Washington, D.C.: Cohen, George G. January-June 1942
BoxFolderTitleDate
8 1 Florida May-September 1942
8 2 Florida, Miami April-December 1942
8 3 Georgia March-December 1942
8 4 Georgia, Atlanta March-December 1942
8 5 Illinois April-December 1942
8 6 Illinois, Chicago: (A-B) April-December 1942
8 7 Illinois, Chicago: (C-S) April-December 1942
8 8 Indiana March-December 1942
8 9 Louisiana February-December 1942
8 10 Maryland January-December 1942
BoxFolderTitleDate
9 1 Massachusetts 1942
9 2 Massachusetts, Boston 1942
9 3 Massachusetts, Chelsea 1942
9 4 Massachusetts, Dorchester 1942
9 5 Massachusetts, Holyoke 1942
9 6 Massachusetts, Lowell 1942
9 7 Massachusetts, Roxbury 1942
9 8 Michigan 1942
9 9 Minnesota 1942
9 10 Mississippi 1942
9 11 Missouri 1942
9 12 Missouri, St. Louis 1942
9 13 Nebraska 1942
9 14 New Hampshire 1942
9 15 New Jersey 1942
9 16 New Jersey, Atlantic City 1942
9 17 New Jersey, Camden-Newark 1942
BoxFolderTitleDate
10 1 New Jersey, Passaic-Princeton 1942
10 2 New Jersey, Trenton community study 1942
10 3 New Jersey, Trenton-Wrightstown 1942
10 4 New Mexico 1942
10 5 New York, Albany-Rochester 1942
10 6 New York, Rochester, dedication ceremony 1942
10 7 New York, Rockaway-Yonkers 1942
10 8 New York, New York City 1942
10 9 New York, Bronx 1942
10 10 New York, Brooklyn (see OS item in MAP 1) 1942
10 11 New York, Greater New York Army and Navy Committee 1942
10 12 North Carolina 1942
10 13 Ohio 1942
10 14 Oklahoma 1942
10 15 Oregon 1942
BoxFolderTitleDate
11 1 Pennsylvania, Allentown-Norristown 1942
11 2 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, dedication ceremony 1942
11 3 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia-York 1942
11 4 Rhode Island 1942
11 5 South Carolina 1942
11 6 South Dakota 1942
11 7 Tennessee 1942
11 8 Texas 1942
11 9 Washington 1942
11 10 West Virginia 1942
11 11 Wisconsin 1942
11 12 Foreign nations, territories 1942

Subseries C: Geographical Correspondence, 1943-1947

Boxes 12-74, MAP 1.
Arrangement:

Chronological and alphabetical by state and city.

Scope and Content:

Subseries C consists of correspondence exchanged between the national office of the BWR and representatives of local Jewish congregations, philanthropic and service organizations, and war records committees. The geographical files are extensive; men and women from over 1,200 Jewish communities corresponded with BWR administrators. Frequent correspondents among BWR administrators are David Turtletaub, who oversaw the authentication of war records; Samuel Kohs, the director of the BWR; Joshua Marcus, administrator for special studies; community survey administrators Irving Seid and Jerome Seidman; Leffert Holz, Edward Burnstein, and Harry Dobkin, who oversaw the organization of state and regional war records committees; and Selma Schnaper, senior file clerk and BWR office manager. Among the Jewish organizations whose members frequently served on local war records boards are the NJWB, Army and Navy Committee, the United Jewish Fund, the United Service Organization-Jewish Welfare Board, the Federation of Jewish Charities, Jewish Community Centers and Councils, Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Associations, the Council of Jewish Women, and the Jewish Veteran’s Service Committee. The BWR also corresponded with the American Association of State and Local History and various state historical societies in regard to the preservation of Jewish war records.

Although some local war records boards were active from April 1942 until February 1947, the bulk of the geographical correspondence dates from March 1943 to October 1946. Correspondence files for most cities contain a brief history of the local war records program. These reports typically discuss the organization of local war records committees, affiliated Jewish institutions, interactions with visiting BWR staff, and major programs undertaken such as compiling war records cards, authenticating Jewish ancestry, and conducting community surveys. Interfiled with letters and memoranda are lists of soldiers and sailors, statistical and administrative reports, requests for printed materials, survey instructions, newspaper clippings, newsletters and brochures printed by Jewish service organizations. Most communities compiled lists of solders and confirmed the Jewish ancestry of particular service personnel. Typically, however, the printed service record cards do not appear in the geographical correspondence as they were incorporated into the individual service files organized under Series IV below. Beginning in 1943, geographical correspondence includes information about special studies including refugees, dentists, doctors, and community population and war service canvasses. After August 1945, the National Bureau of War Records wrote frequently to local boards as a means to stimulate timely completion of studies such as the breakdown of military personnel in each service branch and authentications of pending casualty and award cases. By September 1946, most local war records committees submitted final lists of unauthenticated cases, refugees, and commissioned officers to the national office of the BWR.

Among the unique records contained in this series is a speech delivered by Mississippi Senator James O. Eastland to a national audience on Army Day, April 6, 1944 in which the senator praised the contributions of Jews to the United States Armed Forces (see Washington, D.C., 1944). The file for Chicago, Illinois includes a report printed by the BWR that succinctly summarizes the method use by war records committees to conduct a sample survey of Jewish households for a census of the metropolitan Chicago area. The Greater New York City War Records Committee collected transcripts of radio plays and broadcasts they produced in 1946. The war records committees of Goldsboro and Greensboro, North Carolina wrote brief histories of Jewish life in these cities which regularly hosted military personnel on furlough during World War II.

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12 1 Alabama, Anniston December 1943-July 1946
12 2 Alabama, Birmingham April 1943-December 1944
12 3 Alabama, Birmingham January 1944-July 1946
12 4 Alabama, Mobile August 1944-July 1946
12 5 Alabama, Montgomery December 1944-July 1946
12 6 Arizona June 1944-July 1946
12 7 Arizona Phoenix, January 1944-July 1946
12 8 Arizona, Prescott September 1945-July 1946
12 9 Arizona, Tucson April 1943-September 1946
12 10 Arkansas October 1943-July 1946
12 11 Arkansas, Fort Smith May 1943-July 1946
12 12 Arkansas, Hot Springs December 1945-June 1946
12 13 Arkansas, Little Rock February 1943-July 1946
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13 1 California, unauthenticated cases June-August 1946
13 2 California August 1942-September 1944
13 3 California February 1945-December 1946
13 4 California, Bakersfield December 1944-July 1946
13 5 California, Hollywood February 1943-July 1946
13 6 California, Long Beach August 1943-September 1946
13 7 California, Los Angeles August 1942-December 1943
13 8 California, Los Angeles January-August 1944
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14 1 California, Los Angeles September-December 1944
14 2 California, Los Angeles January-August 1945
14 3 California, Los Angeles September-December 1945
14 4 California, Los Angeles January 1946-February 1947
14 5 California, Los Angeles, unauthenticated cases June-July 1946
14 6 California, Oakland December 1942-December 1944
14 7 California, Oakland January 1945-October 1946
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15 1 California, Pasadena March 1943-July 1946
15 2 California, Pittsburg February 1943-September 1946
15 3 California, Riverside January 1942-July 1946
15 4 California, Sacramento September 1943-July 1946
15 5 California, Salinas February 1943-October 1946
15 6 California, San Bernardino June 1943-June 1946
15 7 California, San Diego August 1942-July 1946
15 8 California, San Francisco 1942-1943
15 9 California, San Francisco January-June 1944
15 10 California, San Francisco July-December 1944
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16 1 California, San Francisco 1945
16 2 California, San Francisco January-July 1946
16 3 California, San Jose September 1943-June 1946
16 4 California, San Rafael October 1943-July 1946
16 5 California, Santa Ana September 1943-July 1946
16 6 California, Stockton February 1943-June 1946
16 7 Colorado October 1943-August 1946
16 8 Colorado, Colorado Springs February 1943-August 1946
16 9 Colorado, Denver 1943
16 10 Colorado, Denver January-May 1944
16 11 Colorado, Denver June-December 1944
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17 1 Colorado, Denver, Intermountain Jewish News 1944
17 2 Colorado, Denver 1945
17 3 Colorado, Denver January-August 1946
17 4 Connecticut March 1943-May 1944
17 5 Connecticut 1945-1946
17 6 Connecticut, Ansonia February 1944-October 1946
17 7 Connecticut, Bridgeport 1942-1947
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18 1 Connecticut, Bristol 1943-1945
18 2 Connecticut, Colchester June 1944-September 1946
18 3 Connecticut, Danbury May 1945-September 1946
18 4 Connecticut, Greenwich May 1945-September 1946
18 5 Connecticut, Hartford 1943-1944
18 6 Connecticut, Hartford January 1945-August 1946
18 7 Connecticut, Manchester July 1945-September 1946
18 8 Connecticut, Meridian January 1944-September 1946
18 9 Connecticut, Middletown October 1942-September 1946
18 10 Connecticut, New Britain December 1943-October 1946
18 11 Connecticut, New Haven January-June 1944
18 12 Connecticut, New Haven August-December 1944
18 13 Connecticut, New Haven January 1945-October 1946
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19 1 Connecticut, New London February 1943-October 1946
19 2 Connecticut, Norwalk January 1945-June 1946
19 3 Connecticut, Norwich March 1943-September 1946
19 4 Connecticut, Putnam August-October 1946
19 5 Connecticut, Rockville July 1945-May 1946
19 6 Connecticut, South Norwalk February 1944-September 1946
19 7 Connecticut, Stamford March 1942-August 1946
19 8 Connecticut, Storrs-Torrington January 1945-May 1946
19 9 Connecticut, Waterbury June 1942-September 1946
19 10 Connecticut, Wallingford-Winsted January 1944-August 1946
19 11 Delaware March 1944-October 1946
19 12 Delaware, Wilmington February 1943-August 1944
19 13 Delaware, Wilmington January 1945-October 1946
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20 1 Washington, D.C. 1942-1943
20 2 Washington, D.C. 1944
20 3 Washington, D.C. January-April 1945
20 4 Washington, D.C. May-September 1945
20 5 Washington, D.C. October-December 1945
20 6 Washington, D.C. January-April 1946
20 7 Washington, D.C. May 1946-February 1947
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21 1 Florida July 1943-August 1946
21 2 Florida, Daytona Beach July 1943-July 1946
21 3 Florida, Jacksonville July 1942-July 1946
21 4 Florida, Madison December 1943-June 1946
21 5 Florida, Miami 1943
21 6 Florida, Miami 1944
21 7 Florida, Miami 1945-1946
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22 1 Georgia July 1943-September 1946
22 2 Georgia, Albany January 1944-May 1946
22 3 Georgia, Atlanta 1943
22 4 Georgia, Atlanta 1944
22 5 Georgia, Atlanta 1945
22 6 Georgia, Atlanta 1946
22 7 Georgia, Augusta-Fort Benning February 1943-October 1946
22 8 Georgia, Macon-Rome February 1943-October 1946
22 9 Georgia, Savannah-Waycross March 1943-June 1946
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23 1 Idaho May 1943-September 1946
23 2 Idaho, Boise January 1944-September 1946
23 3 Illinois, unauthenticated cases July-September 1946
23 4 Illinois April 1943-November 1945
23 5 Illinois February-July 1946
23 6 Illinois September-October 1946
23 7 Illinois, Aurora-Chanute Field February 1943-September 1946
23 8 Illinois, Chicago, “Chicago War Record Survey” April 1946
23 9 Illinois, Chicago November 1942-December 1943
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24 1 Illinois, Chicago January-June 1944
24 2 Illinois, Chicago August-November 1944
24 3 Illinois, Chicago December 1944-February 1945
24 4 Illinois, Chicago February-March 1945
24 5 Illinois, Chicago April-June 1945
24 6 Illinois, Chicago July-September 1945
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25 1 Illinois, Chicago October 1945-March 1946
25 2 Illinois, Chicago April 1946-February 1947
25 3 Illinois, Chicago, unauthenticated cases June-July 1946
25 4 Illinois, Decatur-Highwood December 1942-September 1946
25 5 Illinois, Peoria October 1942-September 1946
25 6 Illinois, Rockford-Rock Island February 1943-February1947
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26 1 Illinois, Springfield July 1943-March 1947
26 2 Illinois, Waukeegan February 1943-July 1946
26 3 Indiana, unauthenticated cases July-September 1946
26 4 Indiana May 1943-October 1946
26 5 Indiana, East Chicago-Gary February 1942-October 1942
26 6 Indiana, Hammond April 1944-July 1946
26 7 Indiana, Indianapolis March 1943-December 1944
26 8 Indiana, Indianapolis January 1945-October 1946
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27 1 Indiana, Mishawaka-Whiting April 1943-August 1946
27 2 Iowa, unauthenticated cases July-September 1946
27 3 Iowa June 1944-October 1946
27 4 Iowa, Davenport August 1943-August 1946
27 5 Iowa, Des Moines December 1942-October 1946
27 6 Iowa, Mason City-Waterloo July 1942-October 1946
27 7 Kansas December 1941-September 1946
27 8 Kansas, El Dorado-Wichita March 1943-October 1946
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28 1 Kentucky October 1944-September 1946
28 2 Kentucky, Ashland-Lexington June 1942-October 1946
28 3 Kentucky, Louisville April 1942-December 1944
28 4 Kentucky, Louisville January 1945-August 1946
28 5 Kentucky, Morganville-Owensboro March 1943-October 1946
28 6 Louisiana June 1944-September 1946
28 7 Louisiana, Alexandria-Monroe April 1943-September 1946
28 8 Louisiana, New Orleans 1942-1944
28 9 Louisiana, New Orleans 1945-1946
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29 1 Louisiana, Selmon Field-Shreveport February 1943-October 1946
29 2 Maine February 1943-September 1946
29 3 Maine, Bangor-Lewiston December 1942-October 1946
29 4 Maine, Portland 1942-1943
29 5 Maine, Portland 1944-1946
29 6 Maine, Waterville October 1943-September 1946
29 7 Maryland February 1944-September 1946
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30 1 Maryland, Aberdeen-Annapolis January 1944-January 1947
30 2 Maryland, Baltimore 1941-1944
30 3 Maryland, Baltimore 1945
30 4 Maryland, Baltimore 1946
30 5 Maryland, Cumberland-Salisbury June 1942-October 1946
30 6 Massachusetts 1942-1944
30 7 Massachusetts 1945-1946
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31 1 Massachusetts, unauthenticated cases July-August 1946
31 2 Massachusetts, Arlington-Beverly September 1945-September 1946
31 3 Massachusetts, Boston, community survey materials 1944-1945
31 4 Massachusetts, Boston October 1942-December 1943
31 5 Massachusetts, Boston 1944
31 6 Massachusetts, Boston January-March 1945
31 7 Massachusetts, Boston April-May 1945
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32 1 Massachusetts, Boston June-December 1945
32 2 Massachusetts, Boston January 1946-March 1947
32 3 Massachusetts, Brookline-Chestnut Hill June 1942-October 1946
32 4 Massachusetts, Dorchester-Haverhill June 1942-October 1946
32 5 Massachusetts, Holyoke-Lowell May 1942-October 1946
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33 1 Massachusetts, Lynn May 1943-December 1946
33 2 Massachusetts, Malden-Plymouth June 1942-September 1946
33 3 Massachusetts, Quincy-Somerville June 1942-October 1946
33 4 Massachusetts, Springfield May 1942-September 1946
33 5 Massachusetts, Stoughton-Winthrop March 1943-January 1947
33 6 Massachusetts, Worcester March 1943-October 1946
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34 1 Michigan, unauthenticated cases July 1946
34 2 Michigan, unauthenticated cases August 1946
34 3 Michigan, unauthenticated cases September 1946
34 4 Michigan June 1942-November 1944
34 5 Michigan 1945
34 6 Michigan, unauthenticated cases January-October 1946
34 7 Michigan, Ann Arbor-Benton Harbor March 1943-September 1946
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35 1 Michigan, Detroit 1943
35 2 Michigan, Detroit 1944
35 3 Michigan, Detroit 1945
35 4 Michigan, Detroit January 1946-January 1947
35 5 Michigan, East Tawas-Harrisville May 1944-September 1946
35 6 Michigan, Kalamazoo-West Branch August 1943-September 1946
35 7 Minnesota, unauthenticated cases August-September 1946
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36 1 Minnesota January 1943-October 1946
36 2 Minnesota, Duluth February 1943-February 1947
36 3 Minnesota, Hibbing March 1944-September 1946
36 4 Minnesota, Minneapolis May 1942-December 1944
36 5 Minnesota, Minneapolis April 1945-August 1946
36 6 Minnesota, St. Paul February 1943-July 1946
36 7 Mississippi, unauthenticated cases August-September 1946
36 8 Mississippi February 1943-October 1946
36 9 Mississippi, Biloxi February 1943-August 1946
36 10 Mississippi, Greenwood-University July 1943-October 1946
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37 1 Missouri January 1943-August 1946
37 2 Missouri, St. Louis March 1942-December 1943
37 3 Missouri, St. Louis 1944
37 4 Missouri, St. Louis 1945
37 5 Missouri, St. Louis January-June 1946
37 6 Missouri, St. Louis July 1946-February 1947
37 7 Missouri, Ft. Leonard Wood-Joplin February 1943-September 1946
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38 1 Missouri, Kansas City March 1942-December 1946
38 2 Missouri, Kansas City January 1945-October 1946
38 3 Missouri, Neasho-Springfield February 1943-July 1946
38 4 Missouri, St. Joseph August 1944-September 1946
38 5 Missouri, University City-Waynesville February 1943-September 1946
38 6 Montana March 1946-January 1947
38 7 Nebraska June 1944-October 1946
38 8 Nebraska, Lincoln December 1943-September 1946
38 9 Nebraska, Omaha January 1943-October 1945
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39 1 Nebraska, Omaha January 1946-January 1947
39 2 Nebraska, Scottsbluff September 1943-June 1946
39 3 Nevada May 1944-October 1946
39 4 New Hampshire December 1943-January 1947
39 5 New Hampshire, Concord-Franklin January 1944-September 1946
39 6 New Hampshire, Manchester 1942-1946
39 7 New Hampshire, Nashua-Portsmouth February 1943-September 1946
39 8 New Jersey, unauthenticated cases July-September 1946
39 9 New Jersey January-April 1943
39 10 New Jersey May-December 1943
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40 1 New Jersey 1944
40 2 New Jersey 1945
40 3 New Jersey January-May 1946
40 4 New Jersey June 1946-January 1947
40 5 New Jersey, Asbury Park March 1943-September 1946
40 6 New Jersey, Atlantic City June 1943-January 1947
40 7 New Jersey, Bayonne March 1943-October 1946
40 8 New Jersey, Camden June 1943-November 1946
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41 1 New Jersey, Elizabeth March 1943-January 1947
41 2 New Jersey, Essex Falls-Irvington February 1943-September 1946
41 3 New Jersey, Jersey City July 1942-November 1945
41 4 New Jersey, Jersey City January-October 1946
41 5 New Jersey, Kearney-Long Branch April 1942-September 1946
41 6 New Jersey, Maplewood-Mt. Holly March 1943-January 1947
41 7 New Jersey, Newark 1943-1944
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42 1 New Jersey, Newark 1945
42 2 New Jersey, Newark January-October 1946
42 3 New Jersey, New Brunswick April 1942-September 1946
42 4 New Jersey, North Bergen-Ocean County April 1942-May 1946
42 5 New Jersey, Passaic (see OS item in MAP 1) February 1943-October 1946
42 6 New Jersey, Patterson February 1943-October 1946
42 7 New Jersey, Paulsboro-Plainfield February 1943-July 1946
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43 1 New Jersey, Rahway-Teaneck February 1943-August 1946
43 2 New Jersey, Trenton September 1942-September 1946
43 3 New Jersey, Trenton – Jewish family canvass August 1942-January 1943
43 4 New Jersey, Union City-Woodbury March 1943-September 1946
43 5 New Mexico March 1943-September 1946
43 6 New Mexico, Albuquerque-Santa Fe February 1943-February 1947
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44 1 New York June 1942-June 1944
44 2 New York July-December 1944
44 3 New York 1945
44 4 New York March 1946-March 1947
44 5-7 New York, unauthenticated cases August 1946
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45 1 New York, New York City, reports 1946
45 2 New York, New York City January-April 1943
45 3 New York, New York City May-December 1943
45 4 New York, New York City 1944
45 5 New York, New York City 1945
45 6 New York, New York City January-February 1946
45 7 New York, New York City March 1946-February 1947
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46 1 New York, Brooklyn February 1943-December 1946
46 2 New York, Bronx January 1943-November 1946
46 3 New York, Long Island January 1942-February 1946
46 4 New York, Manhattan June 1944-October 1946
46 5 New York, Staten Island February 1943-October 1946
46 6 New York, Queens County January 1942-October 1946
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47 1 New York, New York City, “Compiling the War Record of Jewish Men and Women in the Armed Forces from Metropolitan New York City: Procedures and Recommendations,” by S.H. Kohs April 12, 1944
47 2 New York, New York City, “Statistical Summary of Jewish Population Surveys 1944,” by Jerome M. Seidman
47 3 New York, New York City, “New York City War Records Survey, June 1945”
47 4 New York, New York City, sample survey June-December 1944
47 5 New York, New York City, sample survey February-July 1945
47 6 New York, New York City, “Total Population and Men of Draft Age in Military Service: a Comparison of the Total White Population and Two Samples of the Jewish Population of New York City, October-November 1944, June 1945,” November 1946
47 7 New York, New York City, “New York Population Survey, October-November 1944”
47 8 New York, New York City, publicity September-October 1946
47 9 New York, New York City, publicity about War Record Drive September-October 1946
47 10 New York, Greater New York War Records Committee December 1942-July 1944
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48 1 New York, Greater New York War Records Committee August-December 1944
48 2 New York, Greater New York War Records Committee January-August 1945
48 3 New York, Greater New York War Records Committee September 1945-February 1946
48 4 New York, Greater New York War Records Committee March-June 1946
48 5 New York, Greater New York War Records Committee July 1946-February 1947
48 6 New York, Greater New York War Records Committee, miscellaneous 1943-1945
48 7 New York, Greater New York War Records Committee, miscellaneous undated, 1946
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49 1 New York, Greater New York War Records Committee, minutes of meetings November 1946-December 1947
49 2 New York, Greater New York War Records Committee, lists undated, 1946
49 3 New York, Greater New York War Records Committee, reports 1943-1946
49 4 New York, Greater New York War Records Committee, Advisory Committee undated, March-April 1946
49 5 New York, Greater New York War Records Committee, correspondence December 1943-December 1946
49 6 New York, Greater New York War Records Committee, plans 1944-1946
49 7 New York, Greater New York War Records Committee, material for organizational division report 1946-1947
49 8 New York, Greater New York War Records Committee, lists of affiliated institutions 1944-1946
49 9 New York, Greater New York War Records Committee, personnel and volunteers October 1945-December 1946
49 10 New York, Greater New York War Records Committee, printing December 1945-December 1946
49 11 New York, Greater New York War Records Committee, publicity December 1945-August 1946
49 12 New York, Greater New York War Records Committee, publicity study November 1946
49 13 New York, Greater New York War Records Committee, synagogues 1945
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50 1 New York, Bronx War Records Committee, Advisory Committee October 1945-March 1946
50 2 New York, Bronx War Records Committee, minutes October 1945-September 1946
50 3 New York, Bronx War Records Committee, lists 1945-1946
50 4 New York, Brooklyn War Records Committee, minutes 1945-1946
50 5 New York, Brooklyn (Brownsville) War Records Committee, minutes 1945-1946
50 6 New York, Brooklyn (Flatbush) War Records Committee, minutes 1946
50 7 New York, Brooklyn (Jewish War Veterans) War Records Committee, minutes November 1945
50 8 New York, Brooklyn (Shore Front) War Records Committee, minutes 1945-1946
50 9 New York, Brooklyn (Flatbush) War Records Committee, miscellaneous 1946
50 10 New York, Brooklyn (Brownsville) War Records Committee, organizations 1945-1946
50 11 New York, Brooklyn (Williamsburg) War Records Committee, minutes 1946
50 12 New York, Brooklyn War Records Committee, requests for “These are the Facts” October-December 1946
50 13 New York, Brooklyn (Borough Park) War Records Committee 1946
50 14 New York, Brooklyn War Records Committee, October War Records Drive August 1946
50 15 New York, Manhattan War Records Committee, announcements of meetings September 1945-March 1946
50 16 New York, Manhattan War Records Committee, minutes 1945-1946
50 17 New York, Manhattan War Records Committee, lists and reports 1945-1946
50 18 New York, Manhattan War Records Committee, synagogues September 1946
50 19 New York, Manhattan War Records Committee, volunteers November 1945-November 1946
50 20 New York, Queens County War Records Committee, Advisory Committee September-October 1945
50 21 New York, Queens County War Records Committee, minutes 1945-1946
50 22 New York, Queens County War Records Committee, October War Records Drive August-November 1946
50 23 New York, Queens County War Records Committee, synagogues and organizations 1946
50 24 New York, Nassau County War Records Committee 1945-1946
50 25 New York, Westchester County War Records Committee 1945-1946
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51 1 New York, Albany February 1943-October 1946
51 2 New York, Amsterdam-Beacon April 1943-October 1946
51 3 New York, Binghamton May 1942-September 1946
51 4 New York, Buffalo October 1942-December 1943
51 5 New York, Buffalo January 1944-March 1945
51 6 New York, Buffalo April 1945-October 1946
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52 1 New York, Elmira-Glens Falls February 1943-October 1946
52 2 New York, Gloversville-Great Neck February 1943-October 1946
52 3 New York, Haverstraw-Jamestown June 1942-January 1947
52 4 New York, Massena-Mt. Vernon February 1943-October 1946
52 5 New York, Nassau County-New Rochelle April 1942-October 1946
52 6 New York, Kingston-Long Beach June 1942-October 1946
52 7 New York, Niagara Falls-Oswego June 1943-October 1946
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53 1 New York, Poughkeepsie March 1942-October 1946
53 2 New York, Rochester June 1942-September 1945
53 3 New York, Rochester October 1945-October 1946
53 4 New York, Rome-Schenectady June 1942-October 1946
53 5 New York, Spring Valley-South Fallsburg May 1943-October 1946
53 6 New York, Syracuse March 1942-December 1946
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54 1 New York, Troy-Tuckahoe March 1943-October 1946
54 2 New York, Utica April 1943-October 1946
54 3 New York, Watertown-White Plains February 1943-October 1946
54 4 New York, Yonkers March 1941-November 1944
54 5 North Carolina, unauthenticated cases July-September 1946
54 6 North Carolina August 1943-September 1946
54 7 North Carolina, Ashville-Fort Bragg June 1943-January 1947
54 8 North Carolina, Goldsboro February 1943-September 1946
54 9 North Carolina, Greensboro July 1943-October 1946
54 10 North Carolina, High Point-Winston-Salem February 1943-September 1946
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55 1 North Dakota March-October 1946
55 2 Ohio, unauthenticated cases August 1946
55 3 Ohio, unauthenticated cases September 1946
55 4 Ohio February 1942-June 1944
55 5 Ohio July-December 1944
55 6 Ohio 1945-1946
55 7 Ohio, Akron April 1942-October 1946
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56 1 Ohio, Bellaire-Canton March 1943-October 1946
56 2 Ohio, Cincinnati October 1942-September 1945
56 3 Ohio, Cincinnati October 1945-October 1946
56 4 Ohio, Cleveland 1943
56 5 Ohio, Cleveland 1944
56 6 Ohio, Cleveland 1945
56 7 Ohio, Cleveland January-November 1946
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57 1 Ohio, Columbus May 1943-August 1945
57 2 Ohio, Columbus September 1945-November 1946
57 3 Ohio, Dayton April 1942-December 1944
57 4 Ohio, Dayton February 1945-October 1946
57 5 Ohio, Delaware-Middletown March 1944-September 1946
57 6 Ohio, Piqua-Steubenville March 1943-September 1946
57 7 Ohio, Toledo July 1942-October 1946
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58 1 Ohio, Warren August 1944-September 1946
58 2 Ohio, Youngstown March-December 1943
58 3 Ohio, Youngstown 1944
58 4 Ohio, Youngstown March 1945-October 1946
58 5 Ohio, Zanesville November 1944-July 1946
58 6 Oregon, January 1943-October 1946
58 7 Oregon, Corvallis-Medford March 1943-July 1946
58 8 Oregon, Portland 1943-1944
58 9 Oregon, Portland January 1945-February 1947
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59 1 Oklahoma June 1943-October 1946
59 2 Oklahoma, Oklahoma City March 1943-October 1946
59 3 Oklahoma, Lawton-Norman December 1942-January 1947
59 4 Oklahoma, Tulsa November 1942-October 1946
59 5 Pennsylvania, unauthenticated cases July 12-August 5, 1946
59 6 Pennsylvania, unauthenticated cases August 6-9, 1946
59 7 Pennsylvania, unauthenticated cases August 13-22, 1946
59 8 Pennsylvania, unauthenticated cases August 23-September 12, 1946
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60 1 Pennsylvania 1943-1944
60 2 Pennsylvania January-August 1945
60 3 Pennsylvania September-December 1945
60 4 Pennsylvania January-April 1946
60 5 Pennsylvania May 1946-January 1947
60 6 Pennsylvania, miscellaneous correspondence 1945
60 7 Pennsylvania, Tri-State Jewish Welfare Council [Pittsburgh] October 1943-January 1946
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61 1 Pennsylvania, Alquippa February 1943-September 1946
61 2 Pennsylvania, Allentown March 1943-March 1944
61 3 Pennsylvania, Allentown April 1944-September 1946
61 4 Pennsylvania, Altoona February 1943-September 1946
61 5 Pennsylvania, Ambridge-Donora December 1942-October 1946
61 6 Pennsylvania, Easton June 1942-January 1947
61 7 Pennsylvania, Ellwood-Greensburg February 1943-September 1946
61 8 Pennsylvania, Harrisburg January 1943-August 1944
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62 1 Pennsylvania, Harrisburg September 1944-December 1946
62 2 Pennsylvania, Hazleton-Kunkletown December 1942-September 1946
62 3 Pennsylvania, Lancaster-Lewistown June 1942-October 1946
62 4 Pennsylvania, McDonald-Norristown February 1943-October 1946
62 5 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia November 1941-December 1943
62 6 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 1944
62 7 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia January-August 1945
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63 1 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia September-December 1945
63 2 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia January 1946
63 3 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia February-March 1946
63 4 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia April 1946-February 1947
63 5 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, miscellaneous correspondence 1943-1944
63 6 Pennsylvania, Phoenixville August 1943-February 1947
63 7 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh 1943-1944
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64 1 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh 1945
64 2 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh January 1946-January 1947
64 3 Pennsylvania, Pottstown-Reading July 1942-September 1946
64 4 Pennsylvania, Scranton March 1943-December 1946
64 5 Pennsylvania, Sunbury-Wilkinsburg March 1943-September 1946
64 6 Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre February 1942-December 1946
64 7 Pennsylvania, Williamsport-York November 1943-September 1946
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65 1 Rhode Island, Cranston-Pawtucket January 1943-September 1946
65 2 Rhode Island, Providence March 1943-January 1947
65 3 Rhode Island, Westerly-Woonsocket July 1944-September 1946
65 4 South Carolina March 1943-February 1947
65 5 South Carolina, Aiken-Camden November 1943-June 1945
65 6 South Carolina, Charleston February 1943-July 1946
65 7 South Carolina, Columbia-Fort Jackson May 1943-September 1946
65 8 South Carolina, Georgetown-Walterboro June 1943-July 1946
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66 1 South Dakota April 1943-October 1946
66 2 South Dakota, Aberdeen-Watertown April 1943-October 1946
66 3 Tennessee February 1943-November 1946
66 4 Tennessee, Brownsville-Fayetteville March 1943-October 1946
66 5 Tennessee, Knoxville February 1943-October 1946
66 6 Tennessee, Memphis June 1942-September 1946
66 7 Tennessee, Nashville April 1941-October 1946
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67 1 Texas, unauthenticated cases August-September 1946
67 2 Texas January 1943-October 1946
67 3 Texas, Abilene-Austin May 1942-October 1946
67 4 Texas, Bastrop-Corpus Christi February 1942-September 1946
67 5 Texas, Dallas July 1942-December 1944
67 6 Texas, Dallas January 1945-July 1946
67 7 Texas, Eagle Pass March 1943-May 1946
67 8 Texas, El Paso April 1942-January 1945
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68 1 Texas, El Paso February 1945-September 1946
68 2 Texas, Fort Worth-Greenville June 1942-September 1946
68 3 Texas, Houston March 1942-December 1944
68 4 Texas, Houston January 1945-September 1946
68 5 Texas, Kilgore-Paris April 1942-August 1946
68 6 Texas, San Antonio January 1942-December 1944
68 7 Texas, San Antonio January 1945-September 1946
68 8 Texas, Temple-Wichita Falls June 1942-September 1946
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69 1 Utah June 1944-September 1946
69 2 Utah Ogden, February 1943-August 1946
69 3 Utah, Salt Lake City January 1943-October 1946
69 4 Vermont June 1944-September 1946
69 5 Vermont, Bennington-Burlington June 1942-September 1946
69 6 Vermont, Montpelier-St. Albans February 1943-December 1946
69 7 Virginia April 1943-December 1945
69 8 Virginia January-October 1946
69 9 Virginia, Alexandria-Danville March 1943-February 1947
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70 1 Virginia, Fredericksburg-Newport News February 1943-September 1946
70 2 Virginia, Norfolk December 1943-August 1946
70 3 Virginia, Petersburg-Portsmouth February 1943-October 1946
70 4 Virginia, Richmond March 1943-December 1945
70 5 Virginia, Richmond January 1946-February 1947
70 6 Virginia, Roanoke March 1943-September 1946
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71 1 Washington May 1944-September 1946
71 2 Washington, Everett February 1944-September 1946
71 3 Washington, Seattle March 1943-August 1944
71 4 Washington, Seattle September-December 1944
71 5 Washington, Seattle 1945
71 6 Washington, Seattle January-November 1946
71 7 Washington, Spokane November 1943-October 1946
71 8 Washington, Tacoma March 1943-October 1946
71 9 Washington, Walla Walla February 1942-September 1946
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72 1 West Virginia September 1943-October 1946
72 2 West Virginia, unauthenticated cases August-September 1946
72 3 West Virginia, Beckley-Clarksburg June 1942-October 1946
72 4 West Virginia, Morgantown-Wheeling June 1942-November 1946
72 5 Wisconsin, unauthenticated cases August-September 1946
72 6 Wisconsin January 1943-November 1946
72 7 Wisconsin, Appleton-La Crosse March 1943-September 1946
72 8 Wisconsin, Madison March 1943-September 1946
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73 1 Wisconsin, Milwaukee March 1942-December 1945
73 2 Wisconsin, Milwaukee January 1946-February 1946
73 3 Wisconsin, Oshkosh-Tomah April 1943-January 1947
73 4 Wyoming October 1945-October 1946
73 5 Wyoming, Cheyenne February 1943-October 1946
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74 1 Foreign, Canada December 1942-August 1946
74 2 Foreign, Cuba August 1942-March 1943
74 3 Foreign, London, England November 1944-July 1946
74 4 Foreign, South Africa November 1943-August 1946
74 5 Foreign, Alaska, Ketchikan September 1944
74 6 Foreign, Hawaii November 1943-October 1945
74 7 Foreign, Miscellaneous February 1943-February 1946
74 8 Service Command [JWB], general February 1945-June 1946
74 9 Service Command [JWB], First-Third July 1943-February 1947
74 10 Service Command [JWB], Fourth-Sixth June 1943-January 1945
74 11 Service Command [JWB], Seventh-Ninth June 1943-February 1946
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Series III: Subject Files, 1941-1947

Box 75-Box 116, MAP 1.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject, but within each subject file, records may be arranged chronologically or both chronologically and alphabetically by surname.

Scope and Content:

The subject files in Series III consists of memoranda, reports, and other written materials generated by particular departments and committees within the Bureau of War Records, as well as correspondence exchanged between members of the BWR and various fraternal organizations, civic associations, and corporations.

Among the significant records contained in this series are:

o The Addressograph Department file (Box 75) which contains lists of names and addresses for local War Records Committee chairmen representatives dating from June 1944-May 1946.

o Advisory Committee files (Box 76) which include records about representatives of the BWR Advisory Board, and the Technical Committee on War Records, the Administrative Committee, and the Army and Navy Public Relations Committee.

o Annual Reports of the Bureau of War Records (Box 77) for the years 1943-1945.

o Authentication files (Box 77) describing the process of verifying the identity of Jewish soldiers.

o The Army and Navy Division (NJWB) file (Box 77) and the BWR-Staff Reports files (Box 78) including monthly and annual reports and departmental manuals.

o Monthly statistics compiled by the BWR (Box 78) which indicate the number of authenticated casualties and awards among Jewish servicemen.

o The name, rank, service branch, military location, and home city of Jewish officers (Box 80) which are listed in the file on commissioned officers.

o Brief historical sketches of community studies (Box 81) compiled for 41 cities.

o Lists of cities (Box 83) with over 5,000 Jewish residents cross-referenced with the names of field agents, local War Records Centers, and local organizations affiliated with the NJWB.

o Regular correspondence (Boxes 85-87) between the BWR and the Grave Registration Service of the Quartermaster General's Office in Washington, D.C. and family members of deceased Jewish soldiers in order to facilitate the location of grave sites in Europe and the repatriation of bodies buried overseas to the United States.

o The International Business Machines files (Box 89) which include correspondence with Jarvis Bell of I.B.M. regarding Hollerith punch cards, data errors, computer reports; and punch card template forms with annotated column headings.

o The file on Jews in American Wars (Box 90) containing a draft history about Jewish involvement with the United States military during the Revolutionary War and Early National periods.

o The file on the Korean conflict (Box 90) which includes an overview of the war records program and casualty and award lists for Jewish service personnel.

o The library file (Box 90) including an annotated bibliography of sources containing lists of Jewish soldiers who served in World War I; the sources were available in the New York Public Library and Jewish Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.) as of October 1942.

o Lists of the names and ranks of Jewish medical and dental practitioners in the service in the Public Health Service file (Box 96)

o The Public Relations department (Box 96) news releases describing notable acts of heroism on the part of Jewish service personnel.

o Joseph M. Papo's brief draft history of Sephardic Jews (Box 98).

o Statistical files (Boxes 101-105) including correspondence, reports, tables of raw data, and newspaper clippings. The clippings cite population and service figures, but also offer stories about individual soldiers and sailors; servicewomen figure prominently among the news reports filed under Jews in the service. Some reports provide analysis of statistical methods or results of particular studies.

o Community study files (Box 106-107), organized by city and state, often including drafts and copies of final reports, statistical reports, memoranda, and correspondence, though only a few contain information about how a study was organized and conducted. Among the more substantially documented studies are Jamaica, New York and Los Angeles, California. The file on Jamaica contains standardized cards used to document service personnel incarcerated in military prisons.

o The Congressional Medal of Honor study file (Box 107) which includes brief narratives of the events that led the United States Armed Forces to bestow high honors on Jewish servicemen.

o The dental studies files (Box 108) including draft and final reports about dentists living in New York City and New York State who served in the armed forces. Newspaper clippings filed with a dental study in Jamaica, N.Y. discuss racial quotas for Jewish students in New York City higher education institutions.

o The Farm Family study file (Box 109) which includes annual reports of the Jewish Agricultural Society (1944-1945), a short narrative about Jewish life in Flemington, N.J., and study results from surveys of Jewish families living in rural areas of N.J., Conn., Mich., and Mass.

o Physician studies (Boxes 110-111) which were conducted in twelve cities located in N.J., N.Y., Mass., Conn., Iowa, Tex., Penn., and Mich. The physician studies files contain lists of physicians that indicate Jewish identity, active military service, rank, and service branch. Statewide sample surveys of physicians were also conducted in all counties of N.J. and N.Y.

o Records pertaining to the population studies (Box 112) conveying the total Jewish population figures compiled by city, as well as the survey dates, the survey processes undertaken in the various cities, forms and instructions for conducting surveys, and various tables of data sets and subsets such as the number of Jewish males 18-38 years of age and cities with Jewish populations in excess of 10,000. Some of the information is duplicated in the files on community studies.

o The refugee study files (Boxes 112-113) which include instructions for carrying out the study, preliminary reports of findings, memoranda regarding planning and coordination with the National Refugee Service, Inc. (United Service for New Americans), questionnaire forms listing refugees living in New York City by name, nationality, year of immigration, and service record. Attached to the form are copies of master file index cards for Jewish service personnel. Data compiled from questionnaires are arranged in table format and yield interesting sociological trends among Jewish immigrants from Europe during the period 1930-1945. Particularly insightful is the study of Jewish immigrants living in Philadelphia and the combined survey of refugees living in forty-eight separate communities throughout the United States.

BoxFolderTitleDate
75 1 Addressograph Department March 1943-March 1946
75 2 Advisory Committee: Formation of September 1941-February 1942
75 3 Advisory Committee: Minutes of meetings October 1941-March 1945
75 4 Advisor Committee: Correspondence regarding Committee appointments July-September 1942
75 5 Advisory Committee: Correspondence October 1941-August 1943
75 6 Advisory Committee: Correspondence January 1944-March 1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
76 1 Advisory Committee: Correspondence and minutes of meetings March 1945-July 1945
76 2 Advisory Committee: Correspondence January 1946-January 1947
76 3 Alumni Organizations: Correspondence July 1942-December 1944
76 4 Alumni Organizations: Correspondence May 1945-December 1945
76 5 Alumni Organizations: Correspondence January 1946-December 1946
76 6 American Hebrew [National Weekly]: Correspondence June-July 1945
76 7 American Jewish Committee: Correspondence 1942
76 8 American Jewish Committee: Correspondence April 1943-March 1946
76 9 American Jewish Congress: Correspondence January-March 1946
76 10 American Jewish Yearbook: Correspondence May 1943-February 1946
76 11 Anglo-Jewish Press [Various titles]: Correspondence March-April 1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
77 1 Annual Meeting (JWB): Correspondence December 1945-June 1946
77 2 Annual Report: Published, drafts, and correspondence April 1943-January 1946
77 3 Annual Report: Published, drafts, and correspondence February-July 1946
77 4 Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith: Correspondence February 1944-April 1946
77 5 Applications: for jobs January-October 1943
77 6 Army and Navy Division: Monthly and annual reports March 1944-October 1945
77 7 Authentications: Correspondence and reports August 1943-March 1947
77 8 Authentications, plans for: Correspondence and reports September 1944-May 1946
77 9 Awards and decorations: descriptions of May 1944-September 1945
77 10 Awards and decorations: descriptions of December 1945-October 1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
78 1 B’nai B’rith undated, July 1946
78 2 Budget: National Jewish Welfare Board July 1944-May 1945
78 3 Budgets and expenditures: Bureau of War Records 1941-1946
78 4 Budget materials: Bureau of War Records, fiscal year 1942
78 5 Budget materials: Bureau of War Records, fiscal year 1943
78 6 Budget materials: Bureau of War Records, fiscal year 1944
78 7 Budget materials: Bureau of War Records, fiscal year 1945
78 8 Budget materials: Bureau of War Records, fiscal year 1946
78 9 Budget materials: Bureau of War Records, fiscal year 1947
78 10 BWR Organization: Memorandum on Procedure July 23, 1942
78 11 BWR-Staff Reports January-December 1942
78 12 BWR-Staff Reports January 1943-January 1944
78 13 BWR-Staff Reports March 1944-January 1947
78 14 BWR-Statistics June 1943-January 1944
78 15 BWR-Statistics February 1944-December 1944
78 16 BWR-Statistics February 1945-February 1947
BoxFolderTitleDate
79 1 Campaign Department October 30, 1946
79 2 Canadian Jews in the armed forces December 1941-December 1943
79 3 Canadian Jews in the armed forces January 1944-November 1944
79 4 Canadian Jews in the armed forces January 1945-December 1945
79 5 Canadian Jews in the armed forces February-July 1946
79 6 Canadian Jews in the armed forces August 1946-March 1947
79 7 Certificate of Disability for Discharge and Section VIII March 24, 1944 and March 12, 1945
79 8 Cedarbaum, [Rabbi David I.] Project December 1945-October 1946
79 9 [Jewish] Center Division: Jewish Welfare Board February-March 1946
79 10 Centers, [Local] War Records November 1942
79 11 Certificates, Memorial November 1942
BoxFolderTitleDate
80 1 Chaplains January 1944-December 1945
80 2 Chaplains January 1946-January 1947
80 3 Chaplains, Quota in the United States Army May 1943-February 1945
80 4 Chaplains, Quota in the United States Army May-July 1946
80 5 College [Alumni Associations] June 1942-January 1943
80 6 Commendation letters January 1943-December 1946
80 7 Commissioned officers: Lists of names August-November 1942
80 8 Commissioned officers: Lists of names undated, July-October 1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
81 1 Committee on Jewish Demographics December 6, 1946
81 2 Community surveys: History by city 1942-1946
81 3 “Compiling Jewish War Records of World War II:” Correspondence, drafts, and published copy December 1945-September 1946
81 4 “Compiling the War Record:” Correspondence regarding the Bulletin of the BWR October 1943-October 1946
81 5 Conference on Jewish Relations: Correspondence June-October 1943
81 6 Conference on Jewish Relations: Correspondence January 1944-March 1946
81 7 Conference on War Records (March 21-23, 1945) March-June 1945
81 8 Conferences, War Records: Proceedings May 1943-November 1944
BoxFolderTitleDate
82 1 Conscientious objectors January 1943-April 1946
82 2 Contributions received July 1943-May 1944
82 3 Credit companies: As authentication agencies July-August 1945
82 4 Decorations and Awards Division, U.S. Army: Correspondence August 1944-November 1946
82 5 Disciplinary cases March 1943-October 1946
82 6 Disposal and retention of records: JWB October 1944-April 1945
82 7 Distinctive Jewish names tests February 1946-January 1947
82 8 “Distinguished Service:” Bulletin of the BWR June-November 1942
BoxFolderTitleDate
83 1 Distinguished Service Cross: Recipients August-November 1944
83 2 Equipment: BWR September 1945-January 1947
83 3 Field men: Territories December 1945-August 1946
83 4 Field trips: Notes on local record centers November 1943-May 1946
83 5 Field trips: Schedules February 1944-September 1946
83 6 “Fighting for America,” 1944 edition: Drafts, correspondence, and photographs March 1944-July 1946
83 7 “Fighting for America,” 1945 edition August-November 1945
83 8 “Fighting for America,” 1946 edition July 1946-December 1946
83 9 “Fighting for America,” 1946 edition January-March 1947
83 10 Foreign awards August 2, 1946
83 11 Fraternities: Survey of servicemen March 1942-February 1943
83 12 Fundraising (JWB) March-November 1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
84 1 Generals and admirals: Unpublished information August 1945-April 1946
84 2 Generals and admirals October 1944-February 1945
84 3 Generals and admirals March-June 1945
84 4 Generals and admirals July 1945-January 1946
84 5 Generals and admirals February-May 1946
84 6 Generals and admirals June 1946-April 1948
84 7 Generals and admirals: Commodore Harry Badt January 1945-April 1946
84 8 Generals and admirals: Brigadier General Rafael Chevin November 1944-January 1946
84 9 Generals and admirals: Brigadier General Herman Feldman undated
84 10 Generals and admirals: Major General William Goodman June 18, 1945
84 11 Generals and admirals, Brigadier General Edward Greenbaum May 1946
84 12 Generals and admirals: Brigadier General Ephrim Jaffee June 1944 and December 1945
84 13 Generals and admirals: Brigadier General Samuel Lawton October 27, 1944
84 14 Generals and admirals: Vice Admiral Ben Morrell February 1943-March 1946
84 15 Generals and admirals: Brigadier General Edward Morris November 3, 1944
84 16 Generals and admirals: Brigadier General David Sarnoff November 21, 1944
84 17 Generals and admirals: Brigadier General Joseph Smith June 1944-April 1946
84 18 Generals and admirals: Brigadier General Maurice Hirsch June 8, 1946
84 19 Generals and admirals: Rear Admiral Lewis L. Strauss August 1945-April 1946
84 20 Grave registration: Correspondence January 1943-December 1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
85 1 Grave registration: Correspondence December 1944-October 1945
85 2 Grave registration: Correspondence October-December 1945
85 3 Grave registration: Correspondence January-May 1946
85 4 Grave registration: Correspondence June-October 1946
85 5 Grave registration: Lists April 1946
85 6 Grave registration: Problem cases March-August 1946
85 7 Grave registration: Memoranda and tallies April-December 1945
85 8 Grave registration: Memoranda and tallies January-May 1946
85 9 Grave registration: Memoranda and tallies June-July 1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
86 1 Grave registration: No burial information, non-Jewish names 1946
86 2 Grave registration: No burial information, completed cases 1946
86 3 Grave registration: No burial information, pending cases 1946
86 4 Grave registration: Non-distinctive Jewish names, list 1946
86 5 Grave registration: Non-distinctive Jewish names, table list A-B 1946
86 6 Grave registration: Non-distinctive Jewish names, table list C-G 1946
86 7 Grave registration: Duplicates of inquiries for Jewish names 1946
86 8 Grave registration: Duplicates of inquiries for non-Jewish names 1946
86 9 Grave registration: Honor Roll Record forms, St. Albans Hospital 1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
87 1 Grave registration: Honor Roll Record forms, Washington, D.C. 1946
87 2 “Handbook of Instructions for Survey Consultants,” by S.C. Kohs: Drafts and correspondence May-September 1942
87 3 History (JWB): Proposal abstract September 14, 1945
87 4 Honor rolls and plaques: Publicity for undated, 1942
87 5 Honor rolls and plaques: Publicity for undated, January 1943-March 1946
87 6 Honor rolls and plaques: Publicity for, files of S.C. Kohs undated, 1942-1944
BoxFolderTitleDate
88 1 Hospitals: Lists of Jewish patients January 1943-September 1946
88 2 Hospitals: Correspondence with February 1942-April 1945
88 3 Hospitals: Correspondence with May-July 1945
88 4 Hospitals: Correspondence with July-December 1945
88 5 Hospitals: Correspondence with January-April 1946
88 6 Hospitals: Correspondence with April-December 1946
88 7 Hostess Committee March 1942
BoxFolderTitleDate
89 1 I.B.M.: Coding schema for BWR files 1945-1947
89 2 I.B.M.: Lists of New York City residents inducted through Selective Service presented in newspapers October 1940-February 1941
89 3 I.B.M.: Correspondence October 1944-December 1945
89 4 I.B.M.: Correspondence February 1946-March 1947
89 5 I.B.M.: Cumulative counts 1943-1946
89 6 I.B.M.: Statistical Reports 1943-1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
90 1 Independent Order of B’rith Abraham December 21, 1942
90 2 Induction and discharge 1945
90 3 The Jewish Club, Inc. October-December 1945
90 4 Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, Inc. [Council of] April 1945
90 5 Jewish press: Correspondence January-September 1943
90 6 Jewish press: Press releases 1943-1944
90 7 “Jews Fight Too”: Correspondence May 1943-April 1945
90 8 “Jews in American Wars” [Pamphlet?]: Background material undated
90 9 “Jews in the Armed Forces”: Published edition and letter April 1942
90 10 Jews with Christian names [May 1945?]
90 11 Joint Distribution Committee, [The American Jewish] February 1944-July 1946
90 12 Jewish War Veterans of the United States December 1944-November 1946
90 13 Korean conflict August 1950-February 1951
90 14 Lawyers July-September 1944
90 15 Leff [Samuel]: Jewish war service inquiries June-December 1942
90 16 Library October 1942-December 1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
91 1 Lists of servicemen submitted by state: Alabama-New Jersey 1945-1947
91 2 Lists of servicemen submitted by state: New York-Virginia 1945-1947
91 3 Lists of servicemen: Miscellaneous 1945-1947
91 4 Mailings and forms October 1941-November 1942
91 5 Mailings and forms November 1942-November 1946
91 6 Mailings and forms: Requisitions June 1941-February 1945
91 7 Mailings and forms: Requisitions February-April 1945
91 8 Mailings and forms: Requisitions April-June 1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
92 1 Mailings and forms: Requisitions June-September 1945
92 2 Mailings and forms: Requisitions October-December 1945
92 3 Mailings and forms: Requisitions January-March 1946
92 4 Mailings and forms: Requisitions March-May 1946
92 5 Mailings and forms: Requisitions May-June 1946
92 6 Mailings and forms: Requisitions July 1946
92 7 Mailings and forms: Requisitions August 1946-January 1947
BoxFolderTitleDate
93 1 McBee punch card system February-October 1945
93 2 Merchant Marine April 1943-June 1946
93 3 Multiple sons, deaths: Confirmed negative June-August 1945
93 4 Multiple sons, deaths: Confirmed November 1944-February 1947
93 5 Monthly reports: Lists, forms, and figures 1944-1946
93 6 Museum: Proposal to establish a museum of American Jewish military history January 30, 1947
93 7 National organizations: Correspondence September 1943-October 1946
93 8 National organizations: Miscellaneous 1945-1946
93 9 National Refugee Service, Inc. January 1943-August 1946
93 10 Newspaper clippings: Correspondence regarding their exchange between BWR and local War Records Committees 1944-1945
93 11 New Years letters August 1944-August 1945
93 12 “Newsletter” undated, May-November 1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
94 1 Office of Censorship, United States August-December 1943
94 2 Office supplies May 1943-November 1944
94 3 Office supplies January 1945-July 1946
94 4 Officers and personnel: JWB April 1943-March 1946
94 5 Official classification: Casualty status March-September 1943
94 6 “Organizing Your Community for War Records Work: A Manual for the Use of Local Communities,” by the Bureau of War Records, NJWB December 1943
94 7 Personnel: Clerical June 1943-May 1945
94 8 Personnel: Clerical June-October 1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
95 1 Personnel: Clerical November-December 1945
95 2 Personnel: Clerical January 1946-February 1947
95 3 Personnel: Professional guidelines 1943-1944
95 4 Personnel: Professional staff October 1943-December 1946
95 5 Personnel: Service Department February 1944-December 1946
95 6 Photographs of soldiers (16) undated
95 7 Professional staff: Applications, A-G
95 8 Professional staff: Applications, H-M
95 9 Professional staff: Applications, N-Z
95 10 Professional staff: Recruitment March-July 1944
95 11 Policies: BWR, regarding collecting and release of information about service personnel November 1942-August 1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
96 1 Post office addresses November 23, 1943 and December 11, 1944
96 2 Post-War program: BWR June 29, 1943 and May 1945-December 1946
96 3 Procedures: Organizing Local War Records Committees 1944
96 4 Projects to be done October 1945-June 1946
96 5 Public Health Service: Jewish servicemen June 1945-September 1946
96 6 Public Information: Department of 1946
96 7 Public Relations Department: Correspondence and memoranda 1943
96 8 Public Relations Department: Correspondence and memoranda 1944
96 9 Public Relations Department: Correspondence and memoranda 1945-1946
96 10 Public Relations Department: JWB news releases 1943-1945
96 11 Public Relations Department: Special requests for information June 1943-October 1944
BoxFolderTitleDate
97 1 Publications orders: Federal records November 1942-December 1945
97 2 Publications orders: Federal records January 1946-January 1947
97 3 Rabbinical institutions September 1943-March 1944
97 4 Rabbis in the service August-December 1943
97 5 Ranks, military undated, January 1945
97 6 Reference, for employment June 7, 1945
97 7 Regional meetings, BWR: Memoranda October 1943-December 1944
97 8 Reports of the Department of Statistics of the Army and Navy Division of the JWB 1942
BoxFolderTitleDate
98 1 Sampling technique: BWR population studies January-April 1945
98 2 Scrapbook items, BWR October 1943-September 1944
98 3-4 “Self-Survey Manual”: Drafts October 1943
98 5 “Self-Survey Manual”: Drafts November 1943
98 6 “Self-Survey Manual” January-February 1944
98 7 “Self-Survey Manual” March-June 1944
98 8 Sephardic Jewish groups January 1945-September 1946
98 9 Service command: “Soundings,” JWB-USO, Vol. 1 March 1944
98 10 Service flags, dedication of: Publicity (see OS item in MAP 1) April 1942-January 1944
BoxFolderTitleDate
99 1 [Russel] Soundex System May 4, 1945
99 2 “Soundings”: JWB-USO November 1943-March 1944
99 3 Space, office: BWR October-November 1945
99 4 Spot map: Compiled lists of local War Records Committees January-September 1946
99 5 Staff meetings: Army and Navy Division, JWB 1944
99 6 Staff meetings: Army and Navy Division January 1945-August 1946
99 7 Staff meetings: BWR January 1943-August 1946
99 8 Standard register [Master file cards]: Drafts March-November 1945
99 9 State and regional organizations, BWR May 1943-November 1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
100 1 State historical societies: Correspondence July-December 1943
100 2 State historical societies: Correspondence 1944
100 3 State historical societies: Correspondence January 1945-March 1946
100 4 State historical societies: Correspondence April-May 1946
100 5 State historical societies: Correspondence June-July 1946
100 6 State historical societies: Correspondence August-October 1946
100 7 State historical societies: Correspondence November-December 1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
101 1 Statistics: Geographical correspondence, Alabama-Louisiana 1940-1941
101 2 Statistics: Geographical correspondence, Maine-New Mexico 1940-1941
101 3 Statistics: Geographical correspondence, New York 1940-1941
101 4 Statistics: Geographical correspondence, North Carolina-Washington 1940-1941
101 5 Statistics: Sub-Committee on Selection of Statistician April-July 1942
101 6 Statistics: Correspondence, BWR August-December 1943
101 7 Statistics: Age of servicemen May-July 1944
101 8 Statistics: Age of Jewish servicemen April-November 1946
101 9 Statistics: Awards August 1943-March 1946
101 10 Statistics: Branch of service studies November 1943-July 1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
102 1 Statistics: Branch of service studies, Army ground forces December 1944-September 1946
102 2 Statistics: Branch of service study, distribution January 1943-December 1945
102 3 Statistics: Casualties study, branch of service January 1943-May 1946
102 4 Statistics: Casualties study, other nations September 1943-April 1946
102 5 Statistics: Casualties study, by campaign April 1943-February 1946
102 6 Statistics: Casualties study, United States February 1943-February 1945
102 7 Statistics: Casualties study, United States March 1945-May 1946
102 8 Statistics: Casualties study, United States undated, June 1946-January 1947
BoxFolderTitleDate
103 1 Statistics: Casualties and awards, Jewish service personnel May 1943-November 1946
103 2 Statistics: Casualties and awards, non-Jewish May 19, 1944 and July 15, 1944
103 3 Statistics: Census, Federal reports February 1944-May 1945
103 4 Statistics: Census, Federal reports June-December 1945
103 5 Statistics: Census, Federal reports January-June 1946
103 6 Statistics: Census, Federal reports July-October 1946
103 7 Statistics: Census, Federal reports November 1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
104 1 Statistics: Census, Federal reports December 1946
104 2 Statistics: Census, Federal reports January-March 1947
104 3 Statistics: Enlistments and Inductions January-July 1946
104 4 Statistics: Foreign born in service October 1944, June 1945
104 5 Statistics: Jews in service 1940-1943
104 6 Statistics: Jews in service 1944
104 7 Statistics: Jews in service 1945-1946
104 8 Statistics: Length of service January-February 1946
104 9 Statistics: Manpower pool 1943-1946
104 10 Statistics: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Statistical Bulletin October 1940-November 1946
104 11 Statistics: Miscellaneous November 1942-May 1946
104 12 Statistics: [African Americans] in service February 1943-April 1946
104 13 Statistics: Occupational distribution undated, July 1946
104 14 Statistics: Officers June 1942-February 1947
BoxFolderTitleDate
105 1 Statistics: Other statistical reports 1942-1946
105 2 Statistics: Other faiths in service June 1943-May 1945
105 3 Statistics: Other nations, strength August 1943-March 1946
105 4 Statistics: Overseas, strength November 1942-September 1945
105 5 Statistics: Population 1943-1946
105 6 Statistics: Population, Jewish January 1945-July 1946
105 7 Statistics: Redeployment and demobilization December 1943-April 1946
105 8 Statistics: Selective service September 1942-January 1947
105 9 Statistics: Separation [total losses U.S. Armed Forces] October 1943-March 1946
105 10 Statistics: Sick and wounded June 1943-February 1946
105 11 Statistics: State and city, mobilization by November 1942-April 1946
105 12 Statistics: United States, strength February 1941-August 1946
105 13 Statistics: Urban-rural, mobilization by 1944-1945
105 14 Statistics: Women in service, nurses, WAACs, and WAVES 1943-1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
106 1 Standard cards March 1943-April 1944
106 2 Studies: Bureau of War Records, job descriptions September 1944-September 1945
106 3 Studies: Centers [Jewish Community] war record survey December 1944-May 1946
106 4 Studies: Summary of Jewish population surveys 1944-1946
106 5 Studies: Community studies, methodology 1941-1943
106 6 Studies: California, Los Angeles 1942-1943
106 7 Studies: California, Los Angeles 1944-1946
106 8 Studies: Connecticut, Stamford June-November 1943, November-December 1946
106 9 Studies: Illinois, Chicago August 1946-March 1947
BoxFolderTitleDate
107 1 Studies: Indiana, Fort Wayne February-April 1945
107 2 Studies: Indiana, Hammond May 1944
107 3 Studies: Massachusetts, Boston 1945-1946
107 4 Studies: Massachusetts, Lynn 1943-1944
107 5 Studies: New Jersey, Trenton 1942-1943
107 6 Studies: New York, Jamaica 1943
107 7 Studies: New York, New York City undated, 1944-1945
107 8 Studies: Ohio, Youngstown July 7, 1944
107 9 Studies: Pennsylvania, Allentown April-June 1944
107 10 Studies: Congressional Medal of Honor January-April 1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
108 1 Studies: Jewish dentists in the Armed Forces February 1943-December 1944
108 2 Studies: Jewish dentists in the Armed Forces January-August 1945
108 3 Studies: Dentists in New York City, final report April 1945
108 4 Studies: Dentists in New York City, questionnaires 1944-1945
108 5 Studies: Dentists in New York State December 1943-June 1945
108 6 Studies: Dentists in New York State July 1945-January 1946
108 7 Studies: Dentists in New York State, final report January 21, 1946
108 8 Studies: Dentists in New York State, worksheets December 1945-January 1946
108 9 Studies: Dentists in New York State, questionnaires with responses July-September 1945
108 10 Studies: Dentists in New York State, questionnaires without responses undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
109 1 Studies: Farm families July 1944-June 1945
109 2 Studies: Janowsky study November 1945-September 1946
109 3 Studies: Marines study, correspondence June 1944-March 1945
109 4 Studies: Marines study, questionnaires June-November 1944
109 5 Studies: Marines study, final results June-December 1944
109 6 Studies: Military offenders undated, October 1946-January 1947
109 7 Studies: Nurses March-November 1944
BoxFolderTitleDate
110 1 Studies: Physicians study, correspondence November 1942-December 1943
110 2 Studies: Physicians study, correspondence January 1944-February 1946
110 3 Studies: Physicians study (19 cities) undated, 1943-1944
110 4 Studies: Physicians study (N.J. sampling) January-August 1944
110 5 Studies: Physicians study (N.Y. sampling) December 1943-May 1944
BoxFolderTitleDate
111 1 Studies: Physicians study (N.Y. sampling – completed forms) 1944
111 2 Studies: Physicians study, New York City June 1943-May 1945
111 3 Studies: Physicians study (44 cities) November 1943-April 1944
111 4 Studies: Physicians study, lists of physicians February 1942-October 1945
111 5 Studies: Physicians study, published reports (non-BWR) 1943-1946
111 6 Studies: Physicians study, newspaper clippings 1943-1946
111 7 Studies: Population, Jewish 1943
111 8 Studies: Population, Jewish January-June 1944
BoxFolderTitleDate
112 1 Studies: Population, Jewish July-December 1944
112 2 Studies: Population, Jewish 1945
112 3 Studies: Population, Jewish 1946-1947
112 4 Studies: Refugees, correspondence regarding New York City study July-December 1944
112 5 Studies: Refugees, correspondence regarding New World Club survey July 1944-March 1945
112 6 Studies: Refugees, correspondence regarding refugee club survey November 1943-November 1944
112 7 Studies: Refugees, correspondence regarding Immigrant Jewish War Veterans survey 1944-1945
112 8 Studies: Refugees, correspondence regarding community surveys of refugees August 1943-December 1944
112 9 Studies: Refugees, correspondence of the Sub-Committee on Refugees and Physicians July 1943-September 1945
112 10 Studies: Refugees 1942-1943
112 11 Studies: Refugees 1944
112 12 Studies: Refugees 1945-1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
113 1-2 Studies: Refugees, questionnaires, New York City 1944-1945
113 3 Studies: Refugees, community survey, “Refugee Survey” May 11, 1944
113 4-5 Studies: Refugees, community survey, master lists and tables 1943-1945
113 6 Studies: Refugees, community survey, refugee lists by state 1944
113 7 Studies: Refugees, community survey, instructions and forms undated
113 8 Technical Committee on Statistics, minutes of meetings 1941-1946
113 9 Technical Committee on Statistics, correspondence 1941-1942
BoxFolderTitleDate
114 1 Technical Committee on Statistics, correspondence 1943
114 2 Technical Committee on Statistics, correspondence January-April 1944
114 3 Technical Committee on Statistics, correspondence April-May 1944
114 4 Technical Committee on Statistics, correspondence June-October 1944
114 5 Technical Committee on Statistics, correspondence November 1944
114 6 Technical Committee on Statistics, correspondence 1945
114 7 Technical Committee on Statistics, correspondence January 1946-March 1947
BoxFolderTitleDate
115 1 “These are the Facts,” Bureau of War Records, National Jewish Welfare Board February-December 1945
115 2 “These are the Facts,” Bureau of War Records, National Jewish Welfare Board January-June 1946
115 3 Top medal winners May 1944-October 1946
115 4 Trade Union reports May-June 1946
115 5 Unknown soldiers May 1943
115 6 Vacation schedule, BWR 1944-1945
115 7 Veterans Administration April 1944-February 1946
115 8 Veterans hospital study September 1945-August 1946
115 9 Veterans Service Committee [JWB] February-March 1946
115 10 Veterans Service department [JWB] November 1944-January 1947
115 11 Veterans Service workers, instructions 1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
116 1 Visiting families of Jewish soldiers December 1944-January 1945
116 2 Volunteers March-July 1943
116 3 Volunteers August 1943-December 1946
116 4 War Department contacts October 1945-January 1946
116 5 “War Department Releases” April 1945-May 1946
116 6 “War Record of American Jewry in the Second World War: the Operations of the Bureau of War Records of the National Jewish Welfare Board” October-November 1942
116 7 War records, Navy Department August-October 1943
116 8 War records exhibit December 1943-August 1946
116 9 War Records Month October-December 1945
116 10 War Records Month (see OS item in MAP 1) January-April 1946
116 11 War Records Month, results January-February 1946
116 12 Welfare agencies, authentications August-December 1943
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Series IV: Individuals: Record files for casualties and awards, 1942-1947

Box 117-Box 262, OS 1, MAP 1.
Arrangement:

Five subseries.

Subseries A: Individuals - Record series I (A-Z), 1942-1947

Box 117-Box 247, Box OS1, MAP 1.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A consists of individual files on Jewish men and women who earned awards, suffered casualties, or were party to newsworthy events in the war. Information about Jewish service personnel is presented on standardized forms printed by the Bureau of War Records. The Honor Roll Record form lists a soldier's name, address, serial number, years of service, age, year inducted, next of kin, Jewish ancestry, service branch, and information about casualty or award status. The Record of Casualty form lists a soldier's name, age, serial number, Jewish ancestry, next of kin, service branch, casualty status, location of casualty, and a description of the events that occurred in the theater of war. On the reverse side of the casualty form, the Grave Registration Department may have indicated the place, date and cause of death, together with the date of burial, the name of the cemetery, its religious affiliation, and the grave number, row, plot and marker (see also Series VIII, Subseries A Grave registration cards). This form also includes information about awards received, affiliations, hobbies, civilian occupation, name and location of high school, and any personal information gleaned from correspondence or personal contact with a soldier's family. While original letters from soldiers rarely accompany individual files, the forms often contain portions of soldiers' letters. Topics discussed in these accounts frequently include narratives of military engagements.

Casualty and award forms bearing authenticated information are marked in red and typically include the date the BWR received the information. The source of authenticated information is generally listed on the form. In many cases records used to authenticate awards and casualty status such as newspaper clippings, photographs, and personal letters are attached to the standardized forms; these supporting documents provide biographical information about service personnel. A soldier's file may contain one or more standardized forms, one for each military action or citation. Some forms are also annotated with citations indicating the title and volume number of a publication in which information about a soldier appears. For example, AJYB death vol. 47 indicates that a soldier's name appears in the death notice section of American Jewish Yearbook, volume 47.

The BWR used a variety of acronyms for awards, service branches, and other titles attributed to service personnel. Often memoranda and forms include acronyms such as DFC, AM, 3 OLC, which refers to a soldier who was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross, an Air Medal, and three Oak Leaf Clusters (see Series III, Awards and decorations, descriptions of, and I.B.M., coding schema for BWR files).

Subseries A also includes an I.B.M. computer printout of the names of Jewish service personnel compiled by BWR from the start of the program up to May 1946.

BoxFolderTitleDate
117 1 Aaron-Abelia
117 2 Ableman-Abramovitz
117 3 Abramowitz
117 4 Abrams A.-Abrams I.
117 5 Abrams J.-Abrams S.
117 6 Abramsky-Abramson
117 7 Abrash-Ackerman
BoxFolderTitleDate
118 1 Ackerman-Adelman
118 2 Adelsberg-Adley
118 3 Adler
118 4 Adlin-Aks
118 5 Alamovich-Albucker
118 6 Alden-Alinikoff
BoxFolderTitleDate
119 1 Alk-Alpert
119 2 Alroy-Altman, David
119 3 Altman, Fred-Altwarg
119 4 Amarantz-Amter
119 5 Atkin-Atschull
119 6 Auerbach-Awner
BoxFolderTitleDate
120 1 Axel-Azrael
120 2 Babbin-Badanes
120 3 Bader-Bailen
120 4 Bailen-Baker, Samuel
120 5 Baker, Samuel M.-Ballis
120 6 Ballin-Bank, Stanley
BoxFolderTitleDate
121 1 Banker-Bardo
121 2 Bardon-Barnett
121 3 Baron-Barshop
121 4 Barsky-Bartner
121 5 Bartoshnik-Baskin, Lloyd
121 6 Baskin-Bassuk
BoxFolderTitleDate
122 1 Batalion-Baumann
122 2 Baumel-Becht
122 3 Beck-Beckenstein
122 4 Becker
122 5 Beers-Bekoff
122 6 Beckhardt-Beerman
BoxFolderTitleDate
123 1 Bela-Belzer
123 2 Bemak-Benison
123 3 Benjamin-Benzion
123 4 Beran-Berfield
123 5 Berg-Bergener
123 6 Berger, Abraham-Berger, Leo
123 7 Berger, Leon-Berger, William
BoxFolderTitleDate
124 1 Bergman-Bergson
124 2 Berk-Berkow
124 3 Berkowitz, Abraham-Berkowitz, Leonard
124 4 Berkowitz, Marvin-Berkowitz, Sanford
124 5 Berl-Berlowitz
124 6 Berman, A.-Berman, Harold
124 7 Berman, Harry-Berman, Joseph
124 8 Berman, Lawrence-Berman,William
BoxFolderTitleDate
125 1 Bermande-Bernson
125 2 Bernstein, Aaron-Bernstein, David
125 3 Bernstein, Edward-Bernstein, Hyman
125 4 Bernstein, Irwin-Bernstein, Marvin
125 5 Bernstein, Maurice-Bernstein, Samuel
125 6 Bernstein, Saul-Bernstein, William
BoxFolderTitleDate
126 1 Bernstock-Bezinover
126 2 Bial-Biespel
126 3 Biess-Bilsky
126 4 Bindell-Birnbach
126 5 Birnbaum-Blacharsky
126 6 Blacher-Blaiss
BoxFolderTitleDate
127 1 Blackmore-Blazofsky
127 2 Bleach-Blizinsky
127 3 Bloch, Alfred-Block, Louis
127 4 Block, Maurice-Blonstein
127 5 Bloom, Ben-Bloom, Louis
127 6 Bloom, Martin-Bloom, William
BoxFolderTitleDate
128 1 Bloomberg-Bluhm
128 2 Blum, Aaron-Blum, William
128 3 Blumberg, Adolph-Blumberg, Robert
128 4 Blume-Blumenfield
128 5 Blumengold-Blyer
128 6 Board-Bogen
128 7 Bogner-Boltino
BoxFolderTitleDate
129 1 Bomson-Boren
129 2 Borenstein-Bornstein
129 3 Borod-Borvick
129 4 Bosch-Boyt
129 5 Brasch-Braverman
129 6 Brachfeld-Bransome
BoxFolderTitleDate
130 1 Bravin-Brener
130 2 Brenner
130 3 Brensilber-Brey
130 4 Brichman-Brizman
130 5 Broad-Brodske
130 6 Brodsky-Brody
BoxFolderTitleDate
131 1 Broffman-Bronstein
131 2 Bronz-Browman
131 3 Brown, Abraham-Brown, Harold
131 4 Brown, Harry-Bron, Meyer
131 5 Brown, Michael-Brown, William
131 6 Browne-Bruckner
131 7 Bruckstein-Bryman
BoxFolderTitleDate
132 1 Bubel-Buehler
132 2 Bugiasky-Burgin
132 3 Burjoski-Burnstein
132 4 Burroughs-Buzibivsky
132 5 Bvall-Bzaza
132 6 Cabin-Caming
132 7 Cambell-Canvasser
BoxFolderTitleDate
133 1 Caplan-Caputkin
133 2 Caras-Carol
133 3 Carp-Cetel
133 4 Chabad-Chaprak
133 5 Charach-Chartan
133 6 Chartock-Chazan
BoxFolderTitleDate
134 1 Checket-Chesnick
134 2 Chesin-Ciment
134 3 Cimo-Cloth
134 4 Clurman-Cohan, Robert
134 5 Cohen, Aaron-Cohen, Benjamin
134 6 Cohen, Benson-Cohen, Clarence
BoxFolderTitleDate
135 1 Cohen, Daniel-Cohen, Elias
135 2 Cohen, Elliot-Cohen, George
135 3 Cohen, Gerald-Cohen, Harry
135 4 Cohen, Harvey-Cohen, Irvin
135 5 Cohen, Irving-Cohen Israel
135 6 Cohen, Jack-Cohen, Jordan
BoxFolderTitleDate
136 1 Cohen, Joseph-Cohen, Leroy
136 2 Cohen, Leslie-Cohen, Max
136 3 Cohen, Maxwell-Cohen, Ned
136 4 Cohen, Norman-Cohen, Richard
136 5 Cohen, Robert-Cohen, Sam
BoxFolderTitleDate
137 1 Cohen, Samuel-Cohen, Sidney
137 2 Cohen, Simon-Cohen, Z.
137 3 Cohencious-Cohn, Julian
137 4 Cohn, Julius-Cole
137 5 Coleman-Contente
BoxFolderTitleDate
138 1 Cook-Cooper
138 2 Cooperberg-Cornfeldt
138 3 Cornsweet-Cowl
138 4 Cox-Cummings
138 5 Cummins-Czarlinsky
BoxFolderTitleDate
139 1 Dahtany-Daniels
139 2 Danielson-Danzig
139 3 Danziger-Daugherty
139 4 Daum-Davidowitz
139 5 Davidson-Davis, Daniel
139 6 Davis, David-Davis, Lester
139 7 Davis, Marcus-Davis, William
BoxFolderTitleDate
140 1 Davison-Delrough
140 2 Denbaum-Deutsch
140 3 Deutscher-Diamond, Joseph
140 4 Diamond, Leonard-Diamond, Philip
140 5 Diamond, Ray-Dienstman
140 6 Dier-Dlugich
140 7 Dobb-Doft
BoxFolderTitleDate
141 1 Dokes-Dooha
141 2 Dooley-Drasin
141 3 Drasner-Drexler
141 4 Drey-Drube
141 5 Drubin-Dubin
141 6 Dubinsky-Dunn
141 7 Dunowitz-Dzarlinsky
BoxFolderTitleDate
142 1 Eager-Edelberg
142 2 Edelen-Edelson
142 3 Edelstein-Effron
142 4 Effross-Ehrlich
142 5 Ehrlich-Einhorn
142 6 Ehrlick-Eisman
142 7 Eisen-Eisenberg
BoxFolderTitleDate
143 1 Eisenberg-Eisman
143 2 Eisner-Elkin
143 3 Elkin-Elmaleh
143 4 Elman-Emery
143 5 Emil-Emroll
143 6 Endler-Ephriam
BoxFolderTitleDate
144 1 Ephros-Epstein, Jacob
144 2 Epstein, Jack-Epstein, Samuel
144 3 Epstein, Saul-Eskenazi
144 4 Eskin-Ettlinger
144 5 Ettman-Ezra
144 6 Fabe-Faktorow
BoxFolderTitleDate
145 1 Falb-Farber
145 2 Farbman-Facteau
145 3 Feder-Feigen
145 4 Feigenbaum-Fein
145 5 Feinarman-Feinberg
145 6 Feinblatt-Feinstein, Leo
BoxFolderTitleDate
146 1 Feinstein, Max-Feldbaum
146 2 Felder-Feldman, Fred
146 3 Feldman, George-Feldman, Jack
146 4 Feldman, Jake-Feldman, Max
146 5 Feldman, M.-Feldman, Sol
146 6 Feldman, Solomon-Fels
146 7 Felsen-Ferkin
BoxFolderTitleDate
147 1 Ferman-Field
147 2 Fields-Finberg
147 3 Finch-Fine
147 4 Fineberg-Fingerhutt
147 5 Fingerman-Finke
147 6 Finkel-Finkelstein, George
BoxFolderTitleDate
148 1 Finkelstein, Harold-Finkelstein, Zelig
148 2 Finkelstein, Stanford-Finsterwald
148 3 Finston-Fishbein
148 4 Fischel-Fischler
148 5 Fischman-Fishfader
148 6 Fisher, A.-Fisher, Hugh
148 7 Fisher, Jerome-Fishler
BoxFolderTitleDate
149 1 Fishman-Fixler
149 2 Flam-Fleischer
149 3 Fleischman-Flesch
149 4 Fleser-Flyer
149 5 Foelak-Forchheimer
149 6 Ford-Forman
149 7 Forray-Fowler
BoxFolderTitleDate
150 1 Fox, Albert-William
150 2 Foy-Franco
150 3 Frank, Abe-William
150 4 Franke-Frankel
150 5 Franken-Fredman
150 6 Freed-Freedland
150 7 Freedman, Abraham-Lewis
BoxFolderTitleDate
151 1 Freedman, Manual-Freeland
151 2 Freeman, Abraham-Freyer
151 3 Fribourg-Frieden
151 4 Friedenberg-Friedlich
151 5 Friedman, Aaron-Eugene
151 6 Friedman, Frank-Israel
BoxFolderTitleDate
152 1 Friedman, Jack-Martin
152 2 Friedman, Matthew-Sam
152 3 Friedman, Samuel-Friedwald
152 4 Frieman-Fromkin
152 5 Fromm-Fryman
152 6 Fuchs, Albert-Fuld
152 7 Fullenbaum-Futrovsky
BoxFolderTitleDate
153 1 Gaba-Gallant
153 2 Galler-Gamzon
153 3 GandinGarbarski
153 4 Garber-Garelick
153 5 Garetz-Gartenberg
153 6 Garth-Gazevitz
153 7 Gear-Gelbspan
BoxFolderTitleDate
154 1 Gelbstein-Geller
154 2 Gelles-Genzelman
154 3 Georges-Gershenfeld
154 4 Gershenow-Gerstenzang
154 5 Gerstl-Gerwitzman
154 6 Gheitner-Gilbert
BoxFolderTitleDate
155 1 Gilbert-Gillman
155 2 Gilman-Gins
155 3 Ginsberg, Alfred-William
155 4 Ginsburg-Gitlin
155 5 Gitlitz-Givoff
155 6 Glaberson-Glasel
155 7 Glaser-Glassberg
BoxFolderTitleDate
156 1 Glasser-Glaz
156 2 Glazer-Glastein
156 3 Glick, Abraham-William
156 4 Glicker-Glotzer
156 5 Gluck-Glowinsky
156 6 Goalstone-Golaner
156 7 Golatny-Gold, Irwin
BoxFolderTitleDate
157 1 Gold, Jack-Goldbeck
157 2 Goldberg, Abe-David
157 3 Goldberg, Edward-Hyman
157 4 Goldberg, Ira-Julius
157 5 Goldberg, Karl-Morton
157 6 Goldberg, Nathan-William
BoxFolderTitleDate
158 1 Goldberger-Golde
158 2 Goldeen-Goldensohn
158 3 Golenternak-Goldfein
158 4 Goldfield-Goldklang
158 5 Goldman, Abe-Eugene
158 6 Goldman, Harold-Julius
BoxFolderTitleDate
159 1 Goldman, Leo-Philip
159 2 Goldman, Ralph-William
159 3 Goldmark-Goldsmith
159 4 Goldstein, Aaron-Coleman
159 5 Goldstein, Dan-Frederick
159 6 Goldstein, George-Hyman
BoxFolderTitleDate
160 1 Goldstein, Ira-Kenneth
160 2 Goldstein, Leo-Murray
160 3 Goldstein, Nathan-Ruby
160 4 Goldstein, Sam-William
160 5 Goldstick-Goltman
160 6 Goltz-Goode
BoxFolderTitleDate
161 1 Goodelman-Goodman, Edwin
161 2 Goodman, Elliot-Lawrence
161 3 Goodman, Leo-William
161 4 Goodnoff-Gordon, Craig
161 5 Gordon, David-Harvey
161 6 Gordon, Henry-Louis
BoxFolderTitleDate
162 1 Gordon, Max-Gore
162 2 Gorelick-Gorwitz
162 3 Goshman-Gottlieb, Joseph
162 4 Gottlieb, Leo-Gozansky
162 5 Grab-Grant, George
162 6 Grant, Harry-Green, Leonard
BoxFolderTitleDate
163 1 Green, Lloyd-William
163 2 Greenbaum, Arnold-Greenberg, Bertram
163 3 Greenberg, Charles-Hyman
163 4 Greenberg, Irving-Louis
163 5 Greenberg, Mack-Whitney
163 6 Greenberg, William-Greene
BoxFolderTitleDate
164 1 Greenebaum-Greenfield
164 2 Greenglass-Greenspoon
164 3 Greenstein-Greenwald
164 4 Greenwood-Grob
164 5 Groban-Gross, David
164 6 Gross, Edward-Grosshandler
BoxFolderTitleDate
165 1 Grossman, Abraham-Leo
165 2 Grossman, Lewis-Grubler
165 3 Grubman-Gunzburger
165 4 Gura-Gutmacher
165 5 Gutman-Guzy
BoxFolderTitleDate
166 1 Haar-Harkan
166 2 Halberg-Hamburg
166 3 Hamburger-Handlesman
166 4 Handis-Haron
166 5 Harris, Albert-Mark
166 6 Harris, Melvin-Harrison, David
BoxFolderTitleDate
167 1 Harrison, Herbert-Hashman
167 2 Hasiner-Hazan
167 3 Heackley-Heifler
167 4 Heilberg-Heitzer
167 5 Helbein-Heligman
167 6 Heller, Abraham-Stephen
BoxFolderTitleDate
168 1 Hellerbach-Herbach
168 2 Herbst-Herman, Mose
168 3 Herman, Paul-Hershkoff
168 4 Hershkowitz-Herzberg, Lawrence
168 5 Herzberg, Louis- Hesselberg
168 6 Hestrin-Himelfarb
BoxFolderTitleDate
169 1 Himmel-Hirsch, Edward
169 2 Hirsch, Franklin-Robert
169 3 Hirsch, Sam-Hirshberg
169 4 Hirshenson-Hitzig
169 5 Hoban-Hochstetter
169 6 Hockman-Hoffer
169 7 Hoffheimer-Hoffman, Louis
BoxFolderTitleDate
170 1 Hoffman, Manuel-Holcomb
170 2 Holden-Holsberg
170 3 Holstein-Holzwasser
170 4 Homar-Horbar
170 5 Horblit-Hornung
170 6 Horovitz, Saul-Horowitz, Israel
170 7 Horowitz, Jack-Horiwitz, Russel
170 8 Horowitz, Sam-Horwitz, Robert
BoxFolderTitleDate
171 1 Horwitz, Roy-Hurwich
171 2 Hurwitz-Hutten
171 3 Hyatt-Hyster
171 4 Idelkope-Irving
171 5 Irwin-Isenberg
171 6 Isenburg-Isquith
171 7 Israel-Isserson
BoxFolderTitleDate
172 1 Itkin-Itzak
172 2 Jabush-Jacobowitz
172 3 Jacobs, Aaron-Julius
172 4 Jacobs, Kalman-William
172 5 Jacobsen-Jacobson, Julius
172 6 Jacobson, Lawrence-Sydney
172 7 Jacobson, Theodore-Jacowsky
BoxFolderTitleDate
173 1 Jaffee-Jalazo
173 2 Jalkow-Jay
173 3 Jean-Joffe
173 4 Joffey-Joseph, Irving
173 5 Joseph, Jacob-Juskowitz
173 6 Kabak-Kagin
BoxFolderTitleDate
174 1 Kahan-Kahn, Julius
174 2 Kahn, Lawrence-Simon
174 3 Kahn, Theodore-Kalinsky
174 4 Kalis-Kalus
174 5 Kam-Kan
174 6 Kantrow-Kaplan, Bennie
BoxFolderTitleDate
175 1 Kanabar-Kantowitz
175 2 Kaplan, Bernard-Harvey
175 3 Kaplan, Henry-Leo
175 4 Kaplan, Leon-Milton
175 5 Kaplan, Morris-William
175 6 Kapler-Karbal
BoxFolderTitleDate
176 1 Karbal-Karosen
176 2 Karp-Karsh
176 3 Karshmer-Kasner
176 4 Kasoff-Kattenberg
176 5 Katz, Aaron-Benjamin
176 6 Katz, Bernard-Henry
BoxFolderTitleDate
177 1 Katz, Herbert-Joseph
177 2 Katz, Julius-Morris
177 3 Katz, Morton-Rubin
177 4 Katz, Sam-William
177 5 Katze-Kaufherr
177 6 Kauffman, Abraham-Sidney
177 7 Kaufman, Abraham-Harry
BoxFolderTitleDate
178 1 Kaufman, Harvey-Louis
178 2 Kaufman, Leonard-William
178 3 Kaufmann-Kazitsky
178 4 Keaf-Keller
178 5 Kellerman-Kerbel
178 6 Kerbow-Kesselman
BoxFolderTitleDate
179 1 Kesselschmidt-Kessler
179 2 Kest-Kimmel, George
179 3 Kimmel, Hyman-Kipperman
179 4 Kirby-Kirschman
179 5 Kirschner-Kirsher
179 6 Kirshoff-Klarfeld
179 7 Klarfaen-Klayman
BoxFolderTitleDate
180 1 Kleeblatt-Klein, Bert
180 2 Klein, Beverly-Isadore
180 3 Klein, Jack-Julius
180 4 Klein, Colonel Julius
180 5 Klein, Kenneth-Marvin
180 6 Klein, Max-William
180 7 Kleinbard-Kleiner
180 8 Kleinfeld-Kess
BoxFolderTitleDate
181 1 Kletter-Kline
181 2 Kline-Knopman, Julius
181 3 Knopman, Kenneth-Kohlmeyer
181 4 Kohn, Abraham-Stanley
181 5 Kohner-Komesor
181 6 Kominsky-Koppel, Robert
BoxFolderTitleDate
182 1 Koppelman-Korman
182 2 Kormos-Kornrich
182 3 Kornspan-Koss
182 4 Kosseff-Kott
182 5 Kottler-Kraft
182 6 Krakauer-Kramer, Meyer
BoxFolderTitleDate
183 1 Kramer, Milton-Kraun
183 2 Kraus-Kravitz
183 3 Krawetz-Kress
183 4 Kressel-Kriss
183 5 Krissman-Kroll, Mac
183 6 Kroll, Sanford-Krumper
BoxFolderTitleDate
184 1 Krupnick-Kunkes
184 2 Kumofsky-Kurtin
184 3 Kurtz-Kushner, Murray
184 4 Kushner, Robert-Kyman
184 5 Labes-Laibstein
184 6 Laichovetsky-Landau, Seymour
BoxFolderTitleDate
185 1 Landau, Sidney-Lane
185 2 Lang-Lapin
185 3 Lapinsky-Latz
185 4 Laub-Lavine
185 5 Lavinsky-Lazer
BoxFolderTitleDate
186 1 Lazeroff-Lebin
186 2 Leblang-Lederer
186 3 Lederer, Theodore-Lefkowitch
186 4 Lekowitz-Lehman
186 5 Lehner-Leibowitz
186 6 Leibowitz, Isidore-Leisner
BoxFolderTitleDate
187 1 Leite-Leoine
187 2 Leon-Lerman
187 3 Lerner-Lesgold
187 4 Leshansky-Lester
187 5 Letin-Levenson
187 6 Leventhal-Leviloff
BoxFolderTitleDate
188 1 Levin, Aaron-Harry
188 2 Levin, Irv-Louis
188 3 Levin, Macy-Myron
188 4 Levin, Nathan-William
188 5 Levine, Aaron-Donald
188 6 Levine, Earl-Hyman
BoxFolderTitleDate
189 1 Levine, Irvin-Monty
189 2 Levine, Morris-Rubin
189 3 Levine, Sam-William
189 4 Levinger-Levinson
189 5 Levinstein-Levitsky
189 6 Levitt-Levor
BoxFolderTitleDate
190 1 Levy, Aaron-Donald
190 2 Levy, Edward-Isadore
190 3 Levy, Jack-Max
190 4 Levy, Melville-Robert
190 5 Levy, Sidney-William
190 6 Lew-Lewis, David
BoxFolderTitleDate
191 1 Lewis, Edward-Simon
191 2 Lewis, Sol-Lichtenholz
191 3 Lichtenstein-Lieberfreund
191 4 Lieberman, Abraham-Theodore
191 5 Lieberskind-Lieff
191 6 Liepe-Lightman
BoxFolderTitleDate
192 1 Lightner-Linet
192 2 Linett-Lipow
192 3 Lipowitz-Lipshin
192 4 Lipshitz-Lipten
192 5 Lipton-Litman
192 6 Litowitch-Lizewski
BoxFolderTitleDate
193 1 Loback-Loebel
193 2 Loef-Lohman
193 3 Lohnberg-London
193 4 Londy-Lorentz
193 5 Lorfel-Low
193 6 Lowe-Lubber
193 7 Lubel-Lubnitzsky
BoxFolderTitleDate
194 1 Lubotzky-Lurie
194 2 Lurinsky-Lyons
194 3 Maas-Magill
194 4 Magin-Malawsky
194 5 Malchick-Malman
194 6 Malmud-Mandel
BoxFolderTitleDate
195 1 Mandelbaum-Maneloveg
195 2 Manes-Mansdorf
195 3 Mansfield-Marcu
195 4 Marcus, Abe-Lloyd
195 5 Marcus, Marshall-Marden
195 6 Marder-Margolies
195 7 Margolis, Abraham-Sidney
BoxFolderTitleDate
196 1 Margoshes-Markell
196 2 Markenson-Markowitz
196 3 Markowsky-Marks, Paul
196 4 Marks, Richard-Martinson
196 5 Marton-Maryanov
196 6 Maser-Mathias
BoxFolderTitleDate
197 1 Matican-Marx
197 2 Maxam-Mayer
197 3 Meyers-Mecklowitz
197 4 Medine-Merster
197 5 Meisterman-Melmed
197 6 Melnick-Melzer
BoxFolderTitleDate
198 1 Memler-Mendelsohn
198 2 Menselson-Merkado
198 3 Merker-Matter
198 4 Metz-Meyers, David
198 5 Meyers, Eliot-Michaels, Melvin
198 6 Michaels, Richard-Mickelson
BoxFolderTitleDate
199 1 Middlestorb-Millard
199 2 Miller, Aaron-David
199 3 Miller, Donald-Ivan
199 4 Miller, Jack-Lewis
199 5 Miller, Manuel-Rubin
199 6 Miller, Sam-William
BoxFolderTitleDate
200 1 Millet-Milstein
200 2 Milton-Mintz, Isadore
200 3 Mintz, Jack-Misner
200 4 Misroch-Mogul
200 5 Moidel-Mondansky
200 6 Mondel-Montague
BoxFolderTitleDate
201 1 Montak-Morganstern
201 2 Morganstein-Morris, Jack
201 3 Morris, Joshua-Moses
201 4 Mosias-Moskowitz
201 5 Mosler-Muchnick
201 6 Muderide-Muskin
201 7 Muslow-Myers
BoxFolderTitleDate
202 1 Naar-Nagler
202 2 Naglin-Natelson
202 3 Nathan-Natkin
202 4 Natov-Nelowet
202 5 Nelson-Neufeld
202 6 Neuger-Newman, David
BoxFolderTitleDate
203 1 Newman, Donald-Morris
203 2 Newman, Nathan-Nikolitsky
203 3 Nimelstein-Nosnick
203 4 Nossnitsky-Nunberg
203 5 Nusbaum-Nyman
203 6 Obernauer-Ohl
BoxFolderTitleDate
204 1 Ohn-Oplatka
204 2 Oppenheim-Orenstein
204 3 Orkin-Osherov
204 4 Osherow-Osterow
204 5 Ostrowsky-Ozersky
BoxFolderTitleDate
205 1 Pach-Palm
205 2 Palmet-Parker
205 3 Parknison-Patrick
205 4 Patronsky-Pearl
205 5 Pearlberg-Pearlstein
205 6 Pecarsky-Peltzman
205 7 Penberg-Perel
BoxFolderTitleDate
206 1 Perelberg-Perll
206 2 Perlman-Perlmutter
206 3 Perloff-Pervin
206 4 Peseroff-Pheffer
206 5 Philip-Phillips
206 6 Phillipson-Pierson
BoxFolderTitleDate
207 1 Pian-Pink
207 2 Pinkas-Pinz
207 3 Pirosh-Pizer
207 4 Pla-Plaut
207 5 Pliner-Plutzker
207 6 Pochter-Polack
207 7 Polak-Poll
BoxFolderTitleDate
208 1 Pollack-Polanovsky
208 2 Polonsky-Popiel
208 3 Popilsky-Porris
208 4 Porshin-Posner
208 5 Post-Powers
208 6 Powler-Press
BoxFolderTitleDate
209 1 Pressberg-Pritikin
209 2 Pritsky-Puckman
209 3 Pudadick-Pyner
209 4 Queen-Rabinowe
209 5 Rabinowitz, Aaron-Rubin
209 6 Rabinowitz, Saul-Radin
209 7 Radinsky-Rakusin
BoxFolderTitleDate
210 1 Ralis-Rapport
210 2 Rasansky-Rattner
210 3 Ratzel-Raynor
210 4 Reader-Reich
210 5 Reichard-Reines
210 6 Reingold-Reis
BoxFolderTitleDate
211 1 Reisberg-Reizner
211 2 Relach-Resnick
211 3 Resnicke-Reznick
211 4 Reznicoff-Riceberg
211 5 Ricen-Richman
211 6 Richmond-Riesser
BoxFolderTitleDate
212 1 Rifas-Rimmerman
212 2 Rimson-Ritzler
212 3 Rivin-Robbins
212 4 Robenstein-Robinson
212 5 Robinton-Rodis
212 6 Rodman-Rogue
212 7 Roher-Romm
BoxFolderTitleDate
213 1 Romolt-Rose, Marvin
213 2 Rose, Maurice B.
213 3 Rose, Melvin-Rosemore
213 4 Rosen, Aaron-Freddrick
213 5 Rosen, George-Leslie
213 6 Rosen, Lester-Simon
213 7 Rosen, Sol-William
213 8 Rosenband-Rosenbaum
BoxFolderTitleDate
214 1 Rosenberg, Aaron-Gerson
214 2 Rosenberg, Gilbert-Jerome
214 3 Rosenberg, Joseph-Morris
214 4 Rosenberg, Morton-Rosenberger
214 5 Rosenblat-Rosenblueth
214 6 Rosenblum-Rosendorn
BoxFolderTitleDate
215 1 Rosenfeld, Abe-Walter
215 2 Rosenfelder-Rosenheim
215 3 Rosenheimer-Rosenstein
215 4 Rosenthal, Aaron-Fred
215 5 Rosenthal, George-Norman
215 6 Rosenthal, Paul-Rosenwasser
215 7 Rosenzweig-Rosmarin
215 8 Rosner-Rosoff
BoxFolderTitleDate
216 1 Ross, Aaron-William
216 2 Rossen-Roswick
216 3 Rotable-Roth, Mauro
216 4 Roth, Merall-Rothbaum
216 5 Rothberg-Rothkrug
216 6 Rothlein-Rothschild
BoxFolderTitleDate
217 1 Rothseid-Rotz
217 2 Rouch-Ruben
217 3 Rubenfield-Rubenstein
217 4 Rubin, Aaron-Ervin
217 5 Rubin, Frank-Joseph
217 6 Rubin, Lawrence-Morris
217 7 Rubin, Nat-Zoltan
BoxFolderTitleDate
218 1 Rubinberg-Ruby
218 2 Ruchamkin-Rudick
218 3 Rudin-Rudolph
218 4 Rudowitz-Rutberg
218 5 Rutenberg-Rynek
218 6 Saag-Sabowitz
218 7 Sabulsky-Sackett
BoxFolderTitleDate
219 1 Sackin-Sadowsky
219 2 Sadwin-Saifer
219 3 Saivetz-Salos
219 4 Salosky-Saltzman
219 5 Samarel-Samuels
219 6 Samuelson-Sanders
BoxFolderTitleDate
220 1 Sandgarten-Sanitsky
220 2 Sanker-Sapiro
220 3 Sapitsky-Sataloff
220 4 Satenstein-Savadkin
220 5 Savadore-Sazer
220 6 Scadvon-Schaeffer
220 7 Shaer-Shankman
BoxFolderTitleDate
221 1 Schantz-Schautz
221 2 Schayer-Scheckwitz
221 3 Scheer-Schenbaum
221 4 Schenkel-Schey
221 5 Schiff-Schimel
221 6 Schimasi-Schlamowitz
221 7 Schlanger-Schlesinger
BoxFolderTitleDate
222 1 Schless-Schmalhausen
222 2 Schmall-Schneer
222 3 Schneider, Abraham-Maurice
222 4 Schneider, Melvin-Schnur
222 5 Schobel-Schoerpner
222 6 Schoff-Schraer
222 7 Schraeter-Schero
BoxFolderTitleDate
223 1 Schriebman-Schulman
223 2 Schulte-Schuman
223 3 Schumer-Schultzman
223 4 Schwab-Schwarts
223 5 Schwartz, (NFN)-Daniel
223 6 Schwartz, David-Irving
223 7 Schwartz, Irwin-Leonard
223 8 Schwartz, Louis-Morton
BoxFolderTitleDate
224 1 Schwartz, Murray-Richard
224 2 Schwartz, Robert-Zev
224 3 Schwartzback-Schweig
224 4 Schweiger-Sedersky
224 5 Sedlack-Segal, Harold
224 6 Segal, Harry-Segan
BoxFolderTitleDate
225 1 Segel-Seiden
225 2 Seldenberg-Selevan
225 3 Selickman-Seltzer
225 4 Selwyn-Serebransky
225 5 Serebrin-Shafer
225 6 Shaff-Sham
225 7 Shaman-Shapin
BoxFolderTitleDate
226 1 Shapiro, Aaron-David
226 2 Shapiro, Edward-Julius
226 3 Shapiro, Lawrence-Ralph
226 4 Shapiro, Richard-William
226 5 Shapoff-Shay
226 6 Shear-Sheinfine
BoxFolderTitleDate
227 1 Sheingold-Sherlock
227 2 Sherman, Abe-Jerome
227 3 Sherman, Joseph-Shick
227 4 Shiers-Shnofsky
227 5 Shochet-Showstack
227 6 Shradnick-Shubin
BoxFolderTitleDate
228 1 Shubinsky-Shulman
228 2 Shultz-Shusser
228 3 Shuster-Siegall
228 4 Siegel, Aaron-Eugene
228 5 Siegel, Fillmore-Leon
228 6 Siegel, Leonard-Philip
228 7 Siegel, Ralph-William
BoxFolderTitleDate
229 1 Siegelaub-Silberman
229 2 Silbermann-Silver, Herman
229 3 Silver, Howard-William
229 4 Silvera-Silverieb
229 5 Silverman, Abraham-Gerald
229 6 Silverman, Harold-Martin
229 7 Silverman, Maurice-Silverslack
BoxFolderTitleDate
230 1 Silversmith-Silverstein, Jack
230 2 Silverstein, Jacob-Samuel
230 3 Silverstein,Sidney-Simon, David
230 4 Simon, Donald-Nathan
230 5 Simon, Paul-Siner
230 6 Singer, Aaron-Max
230 7 Singer, Melvin-Sion
BoxFolderTitleDate
231 1 Sipnik-Sklov
231 2 Sklute-Slatnick
231 3 Slavin-Slotin
231 4 Slotkin-Smit
231 5 Smith, Aaron-Murray
231 6 Smith, Norman-Smolke
231 7 Smolky-Snyderman
BoxFolderTitleDate
232 1 Sobel-Soffer
232 2 Sofferman-Sokolovsky
232 3 Sokolow-Soloff
232 4 Solomey-Solomon, Isaac
232 5 Solomon, Israel-Norman
232 6 Solomon, Norton-Solovich
232 7 Solovioff-Somsky
232 8 Sonabend-Sorken
BoxFolderTitleDate
233 1 Sorkin-Sosorsky
233 2 Soss-Specter
233 3 Spector-Spergel
233 4 Sperling-Spice
233 5 Spiegel-Spierer
233 6 Spies-Spivek
233 7 Spiwak-Stareshevsky
BoxFolderTitleDate
234 1 Stark-Stave
234 2 Stavitz-Steimer
234 3 Stein, Abe-George
234 4 Stein, Gilbert-Jacob
234 5 Stein, Jerome-Ralph
234 6 Stein, Richard-William
234 7 Steinbach-Steinberg, Irving
234 8 Steinberg, Isadore-Robert
BoxFolderTitleDate
235 1 Steinberg, Rubin-Steinfeld
235 2 Steinfeldt-Stermer
235 3 Stern, Albert-Henry
235 4 Stern, Herbert-Stewart
235 5 Stern, William-Stertzelbach
235 6 Steskowitz-Stellermam
235 7 Stillman-Stone, David
BoxFolderTitleDate
236 1 Stone, Earl-Strasburger
236 2 Strasser-Strauss, Ernest
236 3 Strauss, Frank-Sam
236 4 Strauss, Seymore-Strolovitz
236 5 Strom-Stryker
236 6 Stuart-Sufrin
236 7 Sugar-Summers
236 8 Sumowitz-Susser
BoxFolderTitleDate
237 1 Susskind-Sutz
237 2 Suvall-Swerdlow
237 3 Swerling-Szabo
237 4 Tabachnick-Tanenbaum
237 5 Tanis-Tarnove
237 6 Tartakoff-Tavel
237 7 Tavss-Teitler
BoxFolderTitleDate
238 1 Teitz-Teplick
238 2 Teplitz-Thayer
238 3 Theodore-Tittlebaum
238 4 Titner-Tonkens
238 5 Tonkin-Traugot
238 6 Trauner-Tuck
238 7 Tucker-Turman
BoxFolderTitleDate
239 1 Turner-Umflat
239 2 Ungar-Uretsky
239 3 Urich-Velcoff
239 4 Velder-Vicstein
239 5 Victor-Vogel
239 6 Volin-Walbaum
239 7 Walcoff-Waldman
BoxFolderTitleDate
240 1 Wallace-Wander
240 2 Wanderer-Washevsky
240 3 Warshaw-Wasserman, Hyman
240 4 Wasserman, Irving-Wax
240 5 Waxberg-Weber
240 6 Webne-Weil, Arthur
240 7 Weil, Erich-Wein
BoxFolderTitleDate
241 1 Weinapple-Weinberg, Harold
241 2 Weinberg, Harry-Morris
241 3 Weinberg, Murray-Weine
241 4 Weiner, Aaron-Manuel
241 5 Weiner, Marvin-William
241 6 Weinerman, Weinrub
241 7 Weinshank-Weinstein, Harold
241 8 Weinstein, Harry-Matthew
BoxFolderTitleDate
242 1 Weinstein, Max-Sanford
242 2 Weinstein, Saul-Weintraub, Theodore
242 3 Weintraub, Victor-Weisberg
242 4 Weisberger-Weisler
242 5 Weisman-Weispiter
242 6 Weiss, Albert-Harold
242 7 Weiss, Harry-Martin
BoxFolderTitleDate
243 1 Weiss, Marvin-Seymore
243 2 Weiss, Sheldon-Weisman, Sidney
243 3 Weisman, Woodrow-Wenograd
243 4 Werbaalowsky-Wertzberger
243 5 Wertzler-Wexler
243 6 Wexstin-Weiner, George
BoxFolderTitleDate
244 1 Weiner, Herbert-Wildstein
244 2 Wilensky-Willner
244 3 Wills-Wilunsky
244 4 Wimer-Winfield
244 5 Winick-Winter
244 6 Winterman-Wissner
244 7 Wissoker-Wogenheim
BoxFolderTitleDate
245 1 Wohl-Wolf, Irvin
245 2 Wolf, Irving-Wolfberg
245 3 Wolfe, Abe-Wolff, Herbert
245 4 Wolff, Irving-Wolfson
245 5 Wolfstein-Wollin
245 6 Wollis-Wortsman
245 7 Woskoff-Yalkut
245 8 Yaloff-Ydzinsky
BoxFolderTitleDate
246 1 Yedwab-Yonover
246 2 Yood-Young
246 3 Youshah-Zagofsky
246 4 Zagoren-Zaltzberg
246 5 Zaltzman-Zassman
246 6 Zatuchne-Zeinfeld
246 7 Zeisel-Zelman
BoxFolderTitleDate
247 1 Zellman-Zelzman
247 2 Zemach-Zide
247 3 Zidel-Zimetbaum
247 4 Zimmer-Zimmerman
247 5 Zimmers-Zipkin
247 6 Zipper-Zolotnitsky
247 7 Zolonitz-Zubkin
247 8 Zubkoff-Zunamen (see OS item in MAP 1)
247 9 Zunamon-Zuts

Subseries B: Individuals – Record series II (A-Z), 1943-1947

Boxes 248-257.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries B consists of Honor Roll and Record of Casualty forms for Jewish service personnel. The BWR most likely created Record Series II in order to establish an administrative break between soldiers' records that were received before and after July 1, 1946. On that date, Samuel Kohs informed BWR personnel, "we will cease processing all new honor roll forms received, in order to give ourselves an opportunity to process the backlog of previously accumulated honor roll forms…We plan to file all honor roll forms received after July 1 by date and to 'pull' only those reporting Jewish men and women who have died in the service." [Memo S.C. Kohs to Louis Kraft, July 8, 1946, Series III, Post-War program: BWR]. The BWR began thereafter to prepare a list of authenticated Jewish personnel who died in the service, were killed in action, or received awards for publication in its forthcoming American Jews in World War II, Volume 2. These files would have been checked against the master file for duplication and then sent to IBM for computer processing. "It was agreed that communities should be encouraged to continue to send in war records material, which will be held for processing after the closing of the BWR (December 31, 1946)." [Minutes of Meeting Held September 18, 1946 to Discuss Plans for War Records Work After December 31, 1946, Series III, Post-War program: BWR].

BoxFolderTitleDate
248 1 Abrams-Adlerstein
248 2 Affros-Apter
248 3 Aranow-Azersky
248 4 Bagbit-Baseman
248 5 Basichis-Bentley
248 6 Beren-Berkowitz
248 7 Berlack-Block
248 8 Bloom-Botsch
BoxFolderTitleDate
249 1 Bowsky-Bystock
249 2 Cabot-Cogen
249 3 Cohan-Cohen, Irwin
249 4 Cohen, Isadore-Cohn
249 5 Colbus-Davis, Leon
249 6 Davis, Morris-Dymond
BoxFolderTitleDate
250 1 Eagle-Elblonk
250 2 Elefant-Fein
250 3 Feinberg-Feuer
250 4 Figa-Fishman
250 5 Fisk-Frank
250 6 Frankel-Frosh
250 7 Frost-Gerstein
BoxFolderTitleDate
251 1 Gerstman-Goldbaum
251 2 Goldberg-Goldhaber
251 3 Goldman-Goldstone
251 4 Goldware-Gopan
251 5 Gordon-Grayson
251 6 Green-Guttman
251 7 Hass-Hess
251 8 Hessan-Hormats
BoxFolderTitleDate
252 1 Horn-Jacobson
252 2 Jaffa-Kallman
252 3 Kalman-Karnovitz
252 4 Karol-Kestlinger
252 5 Ketcham-Klopstock
252 6 Kluft-Kowal
252 7 Kowaloff-Kushner
252 8 Labovitch-Lazarus
BoxFolderTitleDate
253 1 Lazorwitz-Levin
253 2 Levine-Levovsky
253 3 Levy-Lieberman
253 4 Liebeskind-Lyon
253 5 Macey-Marden
253 6 Marder-Mermelstein
253 7 Merves-Miller
253 8 Millman-Morganstein
BoxFolderTitleDate
254 1 Moritz-Myers
254 2 Nadel-Oppis
254 3 Orbach-Pekarsky
254 4 Pelefsky-Podber
254 5 Polell-Putzer
254 6 Quicksiler-Riter
254 7 Rivkin-Rosenberg
BoxFolderTitleDate
255 1 Rosenblatt-Rothman
255 2 Rothschild-Ruttenberg
255 3 Sabbadini-Sattler
255 4 Sauber-Schlesinger
255 5 Schlitten-Schweitzer
255 6 Schwimmer-Serber
255 7 Serin-Shapiro
BoxFolderTitleDate
256 1 Shink-Slipakoff
256 2 Shmuckler-Silberstein
256 3 Silbowitz-Simet
256 4 Sloane-Soltz
256 5 Somer-Stanchum
256 6 Stark-Stern
256 7 Sternbach-Sugarman
BoxFolderTitleDate
257 1 Sully-Thau
257 2 Theise-Voloshen
257 3 Wachsberg-Weinles
257 4 Weinman-Weiss
257 5 Weisberger-Wrubel
257 6 Yacker-Zwiren

Subseries C: Individuals - Unprocessed records, 1943-1947

Box 258.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname.

Scope and Content:

Subseries C contains information about Jewish men and women whose files remained unprocessed at the close of the Bureau of War Records project. Unprocessed records are those that were not sent to the International Business Machine Corporation for conversion into computer punch card format.

BoxFolderTitleDate
258 1 Amchin-Canan
258 2 Datnoff-Illfelder
258 3 Jablin-Kirschbaum
258 4 Lansky-Rosoff
258 5 Schwab-Sweetman
258 6 Taylor-Zaborsky

Subseries D: Individuals - Unauthenticated records, 1943-1947

Boxes 259-261.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by state.

Scope and Content:

Subseries D contains information about Jewish men and women whose files or records were unauthenticated at the close of the Bureau of War Records project. Unauthenticated cases involve service men and women whose records pertaining to casualty status and distinguished service awards remained unverified at the close of the BWR project. Unauthenticated records principally consist of standardized authentication forms and return receipt postcards sent between the national office of the Bureau of War Records and local Army and Navy Records Committees throughout the United States during the period June-September 1946. The form lists names of servicemen, and, when known, Jewish ancestry, the name of the nearest of kin, address, category of service status, ancestry, and source of information.

BoxFolderTitleDate
259 1 Alabama-Arkansas
259 2-3 California
259 4 Colorado
259 5 Connecticut-Washington, D.C.
259 6 Florida-Georgia
259 7 Idaho-Indiana
259 8 Illinois
259 9 Kansas-Kentucky
259 10 Louisiana-Maryland
BoxFolderTitleDate
260 1 Massachusetts
260 2 Michigan-Minnesota
260 3 Missouri
260 4 Mississippi-Nebraska
260 5 Nevada-New Jersey
260 6-7 New York
260 8 New Mexico-North Carolina
260 9 North Dakota-Ohio
260 10 Oklahoma-Oregon
BoxFolderTitleDate
261 1-4 Pennsylvania
261 5 South Carolina-South Dakota
261 6 Tennessee
261 7 Texas
261 8 Utah-Virginia
261 9 Washington-Wyoming

Subseries E: Individuals – Questionnaires of non-Jews, 1943-1947

Box 262.
Arrangement:

Unordered.

Scope and Content:

Subseries E contains Honor Roll Record questionnaire forms printed by the Greater New York Army and Navy Committee and the Greater New York War Records Committee. The forms solicit information including name, address, religious identification, casualty and award status, military service details, and information about sources of verification such as the name of a family member or military service department, or a newspaper or periodical title. The forms grouped in this subseries pertain to the service records of non-Jewish residents of New York City. These records, which were authenticated during the period September 1946-February 1947, do not include supporting documentation such as newspaper articles or correspondence.

BoxFolderTitleDate
262 1-6 Questionnaires forms of non-Jewish servicemen September 1946-February 1947
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Series V: Special studies, 1943-1946

Boxes 263-272.
Arrangement:

Three subseries.

Subseries A: Multiple sons in the service, 1943-1946

Boxes 263-266.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name. Folder one arranged chronologically by date.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A consists of standardized Multiple Members in Service forms printed by the BWR. The forms list family name, address, and names of sons and daughters serving in the military together with rank, branch, age, marital status, and enlistment date. Some forms are annotated and include a brief family history. Appended to some of the forms are supporting documentation including newspaper clippings and correspondence.

BoxFolderTitleDate
263 1 Correspondence regarding multiple sons in service August 1945
263 2 Aaron-Avner
263 3 Babich-Bernstein
263 4 Berrick-Butler
263 5 Cahners-Cutler
263 6 Damsky-Dworsky
263 7 Eckman-Eveloff
263 8 Fabe-Fogel
263 9 Folinsky-Funt
BoxFolderTitleDate
264 1 Gaffin-Goldberg
264 2 Haas-Hymen
264 3 Goldbaum-Gutterman
264 4 Idelkope-Kastenbaum
264 5 Katz-Kleiman
264 6 Klein-Kurtzman
BoxFolderTitleDate
265 1 Lacher-Levin
265 2 Levine-Lyons
265 3 Mack-Masor
265 4 Massarskys-Myonis
265 5 Nadel-Ozer
265 6 Paim-Pulver
265 7 Rabin-Robins
265 8 Robinson-Rosenbluth
BoxFolderTitleDate
266 1 Rosenfeld-Ruwitch
266 2 Sachter-Schwartz
266 3 Schwartzman-Shwayder
266 4 Sidenberg-Sosson
266 5 Sostek-Swerdloff
266 6 Tabakman-Viener
266 7 Wacksman-Williams
266 8 Wilner-Zweig

Subseries B: Commissioned officers and refugees serving in the armed forces, 1943-1946

Boxes 267-270.
Arrangement:

Predominantly alphabetical by city and state.

Scope and Content:

Subseries B consists of blank forms, instructions for administrators, and lists of commissioned officers and refugees serving in the armed forces. Local Army and Navy Committees and fraternal organizations returned lists of commissioned officers and refugees to the BWR. Lists of commissioned officers, printed on white, standardized forms, indicate rank, branch of service, principle duty, and service as a medical practitioner. Frequently lists exceed the length of the form and are printed on separate, appended pages. Lists of refugees, printed on green forms, offer space for name, rank, service branch, and principal duty. Responses for commissioned officers far exceed those for refugees both in the number of standardized forms returned and the number of names itemized on each form. This subseries also includes Honor Roll Records forms from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Jewish Welfare Board Army and Navy Committee War Records reports from Columbus, Ohio.

BoxFolderTitleDate
267 1 Table: Present Status of Local War Records Work – Data for special studies
267 2 Table: [Correspondence returned from local committees] and blank forms
267 3 Lists of commissioned officers returned by fraternal organizations June-July 1946
267 4 Alabama-Colorado
267 5 Connecticut-Washington, D.C.
267 6 Florida-Indiana
267 7 Iowa-Maryland
267 8 Massachusetts
BoxFolderTitleDate
268 1 Michigan
268 2 Minnesota-New Hampshire
268 3-5 New Jersey
268 6 New Mexico
268 7-8 New York
BoxFolderTitleDate
269 1 North Carolina
269 2 Ohio
269 3-4 Ohio, Columbus
269 5 Oklahoma
269 6-7 Oklahoma, Tulsa
269 8 Oregon
BoxFolderTitleDate
270 1-2 Pennsylvania
270 3 Rhode Island-Texas
270 4 Utah-Wyoming

Subseries C: Jewish population sample survey of Cleveland, Ohio, 1944-1945

Boxes 271-272.
Arrangement:

Arranged geographically by neighborhood. According to the "Self Service Manual," printed by the National Jewish Welfare Board in April 1944, local coordinators of the community study were to divide the city into geographical units and designate each survey work area with a specific number or letter. Each Family Interview Schedule for the city of Cleveland was given a unique number-letter key. The records from the Cleveland sample preserved in the BWR collection were designated the "K" and "S" series.

Scope and Content:

Subseries C contains hundreds of family interview questionnaire forms printed by the BWR. The forms contain data listed for heads of household, address, apartment number, floor, and number of years in residence. Additional information may be listed in tabular form including family and given name, relationship to head of household, sex, age, school or occupation, and service in the armed forces.

BoxFolderTitleDate
271 1-8 War records survey, Cleveland, Ohio: Family interview schedule, K-series
BoxFolderTitleDate
272 1-7 War records survey, Cleveland, Ohio: Family interview schedule, S-series
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Series VI: Card files – Bureau of War Records, master index cards, 1943-1947

Box 273-Box 461.
Arrangement:

Two subseries.

Scope and Content:

Series VI consists of printed master index card forms that provide space for listing a soldier’s name, age, rank, serial number, service branch, and theater of military action. Fields are also available for listing the name and address of the next of kin, the source of information, and the date that a soldier’s name appeared on a military service Honor Roll. The BWR printed two different versions of the master card forms; both of these versions are color coded and indicate several different categories of information about Jewish service personnel. One set of the master cards is printed in white with a band of color running along the far right side of the card. The color bands are white for death, green for missing in action, red for wounded, or orange for an award bestowed. Another set is printed in solid colors: blue for prisoner, pink for wounded, peach for missing in action, yellow for award, and white for death.

The master cards were originally printed in triplicate, but they have been filed in duplicate in two subseries: Alphabetical Master Cards and Geographical Master Cards. The alphabetical subseries is the master index for the individual war record files compiled for Jewish service personnel by the BWR; the alphabetical cards are surrogate records for the individual files arranged alphabetically in Series IV, Subseries A and B. The geographical subseries is a duplicate copy of the alphabetical subseries; all changes made to an alphabetical master card have been copied by BWR staff to the corresponding geographical master card.

The BWR transcribed information on the master card forms using several encoding schema. In one encoding scheme, labeled the Master Card Symbols, the BWR cut the left corner of a card to indicate that a soldier is one of several members of the same family who died during the war; punched a hole in the card to indicated that a soldier is not Jewish; stamped the word "authenticated" in a box if the information is verified; stamped XX if the case is in abeyance; or left the box blank if the case is pending (see Box 273, card 1). Another encoding scheme uses acronyms and abbreviations copied from I.B.M. punch card fields used to denote branch of military service and rank, awards, combat action, and theater of operation (copies of the I.B.M. encoding schema are in Box 89, folder 1). These acronyms and abbreviations frequently appear on the front and back sides of the master cards. In addition, many of the cards are stamped on the back side with a grid patterned after Hollerith punch cards created by I.B.M. for the BWR. BWR clerical staff used the grid to note changes made to the soldiers' files; these notes were forwarded to I.B.M. employees who compiled lists of soldiers and sailors for the BWR. BWR staff also marked some of the master cards with a large dark blue, star-shaped stamp. The star indicates that BWR staff compiled information about service personnel from War Department, Navy Department, or Office of War Information releases, but had not made further inquiries. Finally, as a means to track changes made to the files, BWR clerical staff generally typed their initials and the date in the footer section of the cards.

Subseries A: Alphabetical master cards, 1943-1947

Boxes 273-362.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name.

BoxFolderTitleDate
273 Arness-Agush
BoxFolderTitleDate
274 Ahlen-Apter
BoxFolderTitleDate
275 Arak-Baker, Irving
BoxFolderTitleDate
276 Baker, Jack- Bauer
BoxFolderTitleDate
277 Bauerfield-Belzer
BoxFolderTitleDate
278 Bem-Berlowitz
BoxFolderTitleDate
279 Berman-Bier
BoxFolderTitleDate
280 Binon-Blowell
BoxFolderTitleDate
281 Blubaugh-Bozsin
BoxFolderTitleDate
282 Braak-Bronstein
BoxFolderTitleDate
283 Bronz-Bzaza
BoxFolderTitleDate
284 Caban-Chiz
BoxFolderTitleDate
285 Chlebove-Cohen, Kurt
BoxFolderTitleDate
286 Cohen, Larry-Cooper, Lester
BoxFolderTitleDate
287 Cooper, Louis-Davids
BoxFolderTitleDate
288 Davidson-Diamond, Izadore
BoxFolderTitleDate
289 Diamond, Jack-Dzarlinsky
BoxFolderTitleDate
290 Eades-Ellis
BoxFolderTitleDate
291 Ellish-Fantus
BoxFolderTitleDate
292 Farah-Feldman
BoxFolderTitleDate
293 Feldmann-Finkler
BoxFolderTitleDate
294 Finklestein-Flynn
BoxFolderTitleDate
295 Focht-Frankel, Leon
BoxFolderTitleDate
296 Frankel, Mark-Friedman, Gerald
BoxFolderTitleDate
297 Friedman, H.-Ganz
BoxFolderTitleDate
298 Garadetsky-Gershow
BoxFolderTitleDate
299 Gershowitz-Glaz
BoxFolderTitleDate
300 Glaze-Goldberg
BoxFolderTitleDate
301 Goldberger-Goldstein, Everette L.
BoxFolderTitleDate
302 Goldstein, Felix-Goodman, Ruben
BoxFolderTitleDate
303 Goodman, Sam-Gram
BoxFolderTitleDate
304 Gromlich-Greenspun
BoxFolderTitleDate
305 Greenstein-Gura
BoxFolderTitleDate
306 Guralnick-Harris, Frederick
BoxFolderTitleDate
307 Harris, Garland-Hellard
BoxFolderTitleDate
308 Heller-Hillson
BoxFolderTitleDate
309 Himbertg-Holub
BoxFolderTitleDate
310 Holtz-Ipp
BoxFolderTitleDate
311 Irell-Jacobson, Fred
BoxFolderTitleDate
312 Jacobson, George-Kahn, Ludwig
BoxFolderTitleDate
313 Kahn, Manfred-Kaplan
BoxFolderTitleDate
314 Kaplanek-Kaufman
BoxFolderTitleDate
315 Kempner-Kornfeld, Earl
BoxFolderTitleDate
316 Kornfeld, Harry-Krevsky
BoxFolderTitleDate
317 Kricensky-Lambersky
BoxFolderTitleDate
318 Lam-Lechman
BoxFolderTitleDate
319 Lechner-Levenson
BoxFolderTitleDate
320 Leventhal-Levitoff
BoxFolderTitleDate
321 Leviton-Liebling
BoxFolderTitleDate
322 Liebman-Loos
BoxFolderTitleDate
323 Lopas-Mandell
BoxFolderTitleDate
324 Mandelman-Markus
BoxFolderTitleDate
325 Marlin-Melmed
BoxFolderTitleDate
326 Melnick-Michaelson
BoxFolderTitleDate
327 Michael-Miller, Samuel
BoxFolderTitleDate
328 Miller, Saul-Morris, Julius
BoxFolderTitleDate
329 Morris, Kenneth-Nahat
BoxFolderTitleDate
330 Nahman-Nixon
BoxFolderTitleDate
331 Noa-Oswell
BoxFolderTitleDate
332 Otis-Perritz
BoxFolderTitleDate
333 Perry-Pollack
BoxFolderTitleDate
334 Pollakusky-Rabinowitz, Max
BoxFolderTitleDate
335 Rabinowitz, Milton-Reiss
BoxFolderTitleDate
336 Reissig-Robins
BoxFolderTitleDate
337 Robinson-Rosen
BoxFolderTitleDate
338 Rosenacker-Rosenthal, Henry
BoxFolderTitleDate
339 Rosenthal, Herbert-Roux
BoxFolderTitleDate
340 Rovens-Schure
BoxFolderTitleDate
341 Sachs-Sapero
BoxFolderTitleDate
342 Saperstein-Scheyhing
BoxFolderTitleDate
343 Schichner-Schnurstein
BoxFolderTitleDate
344 Schobel-Schwartz, Hyman
BoxFolderTitleDate
345 Schwartz, I.-Seidler
BoxFolderTitleDate
346 Seidman-Shapiro
BoxFolderTitleDate
347 Shapiro, Samuel-Sibrack
BoxFolderTitleDate
348 Sibulski-Silversmith
BoxFolderTitleDate
349 Silverstein-Slavik
BoxFolderTitleDate
350 Slavin-Solomon, Herman
BoxFolderTitleDate
351 Solomon, Irving-Spitzer
BoxFolderTitleDate
352 Spitzlberger, Steinberg, Louis
BoxFolderTitleDate
353 Steinberg, Martyin-Stoycoff
BoxFolderTitleDate
354 Stracher-Tankus
BoxFolderTitleDate
355 Tanner-Trosky
BoxFolderTitleDate
356 Trosch-Wald
BoxFolderTitleDate
357 Walde-Weinberg
BoxFolderTitleDate
358 Weinberger-Weiss, Duane
BoxFolderTitleDate
359 Weiss, Earl-Wilken
BoxFolderTitleDate
360 Wilkins-Wolfe, John
BoxFolderTitleDate
361 Wolfe, Joseph-Zebelman
BoxFolderTitleDate
362 Zebersky-Zygmun

Subseries B: Geographical master cards, 1943-1947

Boxes 363-461.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by state and city; alphabetical by surname and given name

BoxFolderTitleDate
363 Alabama-Arkansas, Lewisville
BoxFolderTitleDate
364 Arkansas, Little Rick- California, Gustine
BoxFolderTitleDate
365 California, Hallisher-California, Los Angeles (J)
BoxFolderTitleDate
366 California, Los Angeles (K)-California, Merced
BoxFolderTitleDate
367 California, Mill Valley-California, San Francisco (E)
BoxFolderTitleDate
368 California, San Francisco (F)-California, Yucaipa
BoxFolderTitleDate
369 Colorado-Connecticut, Bridgeport
BoxFolderTitleDate
370 Connecticut, Bristol-Connecticut, New Haven
BoxFolderTitleDate
371 Connecticut, Newington-Delaware
BoxFolderTitleDate
372 District of Columbia-Florida, Melbourne
BoxFolderTitleDate
373 Florida, Miami-Georgia, Columbus
BoxFolderTitleDate
374 Georgia, Cordele-Illinois, Chestnut
BoxFolderTitleDate
375 Illinois, Chicago (A)-Illinois, Chicago (D)
BoxFolderTitleDate
376 Illinois, Chicago (E)-Illinois, Chicago (H)
BoxFolderTitleDate
377 Illinois, Chicago (I)-Illinois, Chicago (L)
BoxFolderTitleDate
378 Illinois, Chicago (M)-Illinois, Chicago (R)
BoxFolderTitleDate
379 Illinois, Chicago (S)-Illinois, Chicago (V)
BoxFolderTitleDate
380 Illinois, Chicago (W)-Illinois, Havana
BoxFolderTitleDate
381 Illinois, Hazel-Illinois, Sparta
BoxFolderTitleDate
382 Illinois, Springfield-Indiana, Huntington
BoxFolderTitleDate
383 Indiana, Indianapolis-Iowa, Milford
BoxFolderTitleDate
384 Iowa, Minot-Kentucky
BoxFolderTitleDate
385 Louisiana-Maine, Rockland
BoxFolderTitleDate
386 Maine, Rockport-Maryland, Baltimore (M)
BoxFolderTitleDate
387 Maryland, Baltimore (N)-Maryland, North East
BoxFolderTitleDate
388 Maryland, Oakland-Massachusetts, Brookline (K)
BoxFolderTitleDate
389 Massachusetts, Brookline (L)-Massachusetts, Dorchester (P)
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390 Massachusetts, Dorchester (R)-Massachusetts, Lynn
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391 Massachusetts, Malden-Massachusetts, Revere
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392 Massachusetts, Rochdale-Massachusetts, West Roxbury
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393 Massachusetts, West Springfield-Michigan, Detroit (C)
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394 Michigan, Detroit (D)-Michigan, Detroit (R)
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395 Michigan, Detroit (D)-Michigan, Lansing
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396 Michigan, Lapeer-Minnesota, Delano
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397 Minnesota, Dent-Minnesota, Morris
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398 Minnesota, Nassau-Mississippi
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399 Missouri, Albany-Missouri, Marchall
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400 Missouri, Martinsburg-Missouri, St. Louis (R)
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401 Missouri, St. Louis (S)-Nebraska, Johnson
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402 Nebraska, Leigh-New Jersey, Atlantic City
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403 New Jersey, Atlantic Highlands-New Jersey Elizabeth (H)
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404 New Jersey, Elizabeth (J)-New Jersey, Jersey City (P)
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405 New Jersey, Jersey City (R)-New Jersey, Newark (H)
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406 New Jersey, Newark (I)-New Jersey, Park Ridge
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407 New Jersey, Passaic-New Jersey, Spotswood
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408 New Jersey, Spring Lake-New Mexico
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409 New York, Accord-New York, Buffalo (R)
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410 New York, Buffalo (S)-New York, High Falls
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411 New York, Highland-New York, New Rochelle
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412 New York, New York Mills-New York, Rochester (R)
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413 New York, Rochester (S)-New York, Troy
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414 New York, Trumansburg-New York, Long Beach (Nasssau Co.)
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415 New York, Lynbrook (Nassau Co.)-New York, Flushing (Queens Co.)
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416 New York, Forest Hills (Queens Co.)-New York, Maspeth (Queens Co.)
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417 New York, Middle Village (Queens Co.)-Greenlawn, New York (Suffolk Co.)
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418 New York, Greenport ((Suffolk Co.)-New York, New York (Ban)
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419 New York, New York (Bar)- New York, New York (Bli)
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420 New York, New York (Blo)- New York, New York (Ci)
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421 New York, New York (Cl)- New York, New York (D)
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422 New York, New York (E)- New York, New York (Fir)
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423 New York, New York (Fis)- New York, New York (Gep)
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424 New York, New York (Ger)- New York, New York (Ke)
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425 New York, New York (Ki)- New York, New York (Kw)
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426 New York, New York (La)- New York, New York (Le)
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427 New York, New York (Li)- New York, New York (Ma)
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428 New York, New York (Me)- New York, New York (Ne)
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429 New York, New York (Ni)- New York, New York (Rad)
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430 New York, New York (Raf)- New York, New York (Rosen)
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431 New York, New York (Rosh)- New York, New York (Schel)
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432 New York, New York (Schem)- New York, New York (Shan)
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433 New York, New York (Shap)- New York, New York (Sok)
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434 New York, New York (Sol)- New York, New York (Sy)
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435 New York, New York (T)- New York, New York (Weinsoff)
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436 New York, New York (Weinstein)-North Carolina, Raleigh
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437 North Carolina, Reidsville-Ohio, Canfield
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438 Ohio, Canton-Ohio, Cleveland (A)
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439 Ohio, Cleveland (B)- Ohio, Cleveland (Sa)
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440 Ohio, Cleveland (Se)-Ohio, Fronton
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441 Ohio, Galena-Ohio, Seville
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442 Ohio, Shadyside-Oklahoma, Haskell
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443 Oklahoma, Healdton-Pennsylvania, Allentown
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444 Pennsylvania, Altoona- Pennsylvania, Delta
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445 Pennsylvania, Denbo- Pennsylvania, Hershey
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446 Pennsylvania, Higgens- Pennsylvania, Milton
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447 Pennsylvania, Milroy- Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Bo)
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448 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Br)- Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (G)
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449 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (H)- Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (N)
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450 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (O)- Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (S)
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451 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (T)-Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh (L)
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452 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh (M)- Pennsylvania, Scranton
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453 Pennsylvania, Screven- Pennsylvania, Woodlyn
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454 Pennsylvania, Woodville-South Dakota, Ontley
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455 South Dakota, Owanka-Texas, College Station
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456 Texas, Comanche-Texas, Miles
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457 Texas, Mineloa-Virginia, Bandy
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458 Virginia, Berkeley-Washington, Olympia
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459 Washington, Omak-West Virginia, Wharncliffe
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460 West Virginia, Wheeling-Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Nes)
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461 Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Neu)-Foreign nations, Canada, Westmont
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Series VII: Card files – Greater New York City War Records Committee, undated, 1942-1946

Boxes 462-472.
Arrangement:

Fifteen subseries.

Scope and Content:

Series VII consists of index cards bearing information about residents of Metropolitan New York City who served in the United States Armed Forces during the war. This series contains standardized card forms printed by the Bureau of War Records and the Greater New York War Records Committee (GNYWRC). The GNYWRC card forms list a soldier’s name, address, serial number, rank, and branch of service, and indicate whether a soldier won an award or suffered a casualty during the war. Most of the cards also list the name, address, and phone number of the person who submitted information about a soldier to the GNYWRC. The BWR card forms list a soldier’s name, address, rank, serial number, place and date of birth, civilian occupation, marital status, military service dates, and information about the nearest of kin. The GNYWRC also filed card forms submitted by representatives of the United Service Organization-Jewish Welfare Board and from Jewish chaplains who served on or near military bases in the United States and abroad.

The cards in this series contain information about ordinary service personnel as well as those soldiers and sailors who received awards or suffered casualties. In addition to the information described above, card forms for ordinary servicemen may also include the name of a military hospital and a date. Some of the card forms for ordinary servicemen are stapled together with a standard business reply card. The Jewish Welfare Board, Army and Navy Department issued these business reply cards in religious service kits which were distributed to Jewish soldiers and sailors during the war. The reply cards are typically stamped with a date and include a soldier's name, rank, company, service branch, and location, as well as their home address and father's name. Card forms for casualties and awards generally include a citation for the source of information the dates inquiries were made, and the nature of the action documented on the card such as W for wounded or A for award. Approximately half of the form cards used to document awards and casualties were created on plain white card stock on which clerical staff typed information in the same format and layout as the printed card forms. Information found on casualty and award form cards is duplicated in the master card files (Series VI) and in the Greater New York - casualties and awards, A-Z (Subseries L). For assistance with the abbreviations and acronyms used to describe for awards see the I.B.M. encoding schema in box 89, folder 1.

Subseries A: Bronx, New York - Ordinary servicemen, 1944-1947

Boxes 462-472.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A consists largely of BWR and GNYWRC card forms together with a significant numbers of religious kit form cards, and a small percentage of USO-JWB and chaplain form cards.

BoxFolderTitleDate
462 Aaron-Bloom
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463 Bloomfield-Dymm
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464 Eagle-Friedman
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465 Friend-Greenblatt
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466 Greene-Kane
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467 Kaner-Levine
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468 Levinowski-Nussenfeld
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469 Oberfield-Ryder
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470 Saady-Snyder
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471 Sobel-Weisman
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472 Weiss-Zwibak

Subseries B: Bronx, New York - Casualties and awards, 1944-1947

Boxes 473-477.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries B consists of BWR form cards bearing the name and military rank of service personnel and the name and address of the nearest of kin.

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473 Abbey-Fischgrund
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474 Fischer-Karpf
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475 Karsch-Ozersky
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476 Packer-Stelzer
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477 Stempler-Zwilling

Subseries C: Brooklyn, New York - Ordinary servicemen, complete file, undated, 1942-1946

Boxes 478-492.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries C consists of BWR card forms and a small percentage of card forms submitted by USO-JWB representatives and Jewish chaplains.

BoxFolderTitleDate
478 Aaron-Baum
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479 Bauman-Bodzin
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480 Bogart-Cohen, Julius
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481 Cohen, Larry-Eidler
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482 Eig-Fox
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483 Foyer-Goldstein
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484 Goldstock-Hut
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485 Hutz-Kleiman
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486 Klein-Liff
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487 Lifschitz-Moore
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488 Morales-Rosenbaum
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489 Rosenberg-Shelden
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490 Seldnick-Stutz
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491 Subin-Weiss
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492 Weissbein-Zyne

Subseries D: Brooklyn, New York - Ordinary servicemen, incomplete file, undated, 1942-1946

Boxes 493-495.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries D consists of BWR, USO-JWB, and Jewish chaplain card forms.

BoxFolderTitleDate
493 Charnovsky-Korashun
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494 Korn-Rosenfeld
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495 Rosenkrantz-Zemsky

Subseries E: Brooklyn, New York - Casualties and awards, undated, 1943-1946

Boxes 496-501.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Series E consists of BWR card forms and a small number of GNYWRC card forms. A few of the card forms have newspaper clippings attached.

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496 Aaron-Ducker
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497 Duditch-Gordon
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498 Gottlieb-Kutner
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499 Lacher-Pinkowitz
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500 Pinnelas-Shepard
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501 Shapiro-Zwillinger

Subseries F: Brooklyn, New York - Miscellaneous file, undated, 1943-1946

Box 502.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Series F consists of BWR card forms and a small number of GNYWRC card forms. A few of the card forms have newspaper clippings attached.

BoxFolderTitleDate
502 Abramson-Zeitlin

Subseries G: Manhattan, New York - Ordinary servicemen, undated, 1944-1946

Boxes 503-513.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries G consists predominately of BWR and GNYWRC form cards and a small percentage of religious kit and USO-JWB form cards.

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503 Aaranow-Bohrer
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504 Baiko-Eisner
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505 Eisnitz-Glusman
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506 Gobstein-Hirsch
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507 Hirschfeld-Klugman
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508 Lebow-Loewy
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509 Lohre-Nussenblatt
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510 Obadia-Rosenzweig
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511 Roshwalb-Sheffer
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512 Shei-Teich
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513 Teigman-Zydney

Subseries H: Manhattan - Casualties and awards, undated, 1944-1946

Boxes 514-516.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries H consists of BWR card forms and a small number of GNYWRC card forms. A few of the card forms have newspaper clippings attached.

BoxFolderTitleDate
514 Aarons-Gutter
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515 Haas-Quint
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516 Raab-Zyniewski

Subseries I: Queens, New York – Ordinary servicemen, 1944-1946

Boxes 517-523.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries I consists of BWR and GNYWRC form cards and a small percentage of USO-JWB form cards.

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517 Aaron-Czartowitz
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518 Dobrowitsky-Goldreyer
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519 Goldschlag-Kaswick
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520 Kates-Mayman
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521 Mechaneck-Rossman
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522 Roth-Sragow
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523 Stadlin-Zwirn

Subseries J: Long Island (Queens, New York) and Long Beach, New York – Ordinary servicemen, 1945-1946

Box 524.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name; Long Beach cards are filed separately in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

Subseries J consists of BWR and GNYWRC card forms for service personnel whose home address is listed as Atlantic Beach, Cedarhurst, Far Rockaway, Freeport, Hewlett, Lawrence, Long Beach, Lynbrook, or Woodmere, New York.

BoxFolderTitleDate
524 A-Z

Subseries K: Long Island – Ordinary servicemen, 1945-1946

Box 525.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name; duplicate cards filed alphabetically by city.

Scope and Content:

Subseries K consists of BWR card forms for service personnel whose home address is listed as Long Island excepting Atlantic Beach, Cedarhurst, Far Rockaway, Freeport, Hewlett, Lawrence, Long Beach, Lynbrook, or Woodmere (see Subseries J above).

BoxFolderTitleDate
525 A-Z

Subseries L: Greater New York – casualties and awards, A-Z, 1944-1947

Boxes 526-541.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries L consists of BWR card forms bearing authenticated information about Jewish service personnel who won awards or suffered casualties. Many of the cards provide a brief description of the soldiers' experiences during the war.

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526 Aaron-Berns
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527 Bernstein-Cohan
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528 Cohen-Elkan
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529 Elkin-Friedman
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530 Friedwald-Goodman
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531 Goodnoff-Heymann
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532 Hibler-Kattenberg
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533 Katz-Landau
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534 Landberg-Lory
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535 Loser-Myrtler
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536 Nachman-Reeman
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537 Rees-Salten
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538 Saltiel-Shapack
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539 Shapiro-Srulowitz
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540 Stahl-Wayne
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541 Weatherston-Zyskind

Subseries M: Casualties and awards, pending cases, religion undetermined, 1944-1947

Boxes 542-543.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries M consists of BWR card forms bearing information about service personnel whose religious affiliation has yet to be determined. The cards include citations for the source of information about the award or casualty, but do not include a description of the soldiers' experiences during the war.

BoxFolderTitleDate
542 Aaman-Maniloff
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543 Manings-Zybala

Subseries N: Pending death cases – unauthenticated, 1944-1947

Box 544.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries N consists of BWR card forms bearing unauthenticated information about service personnel who died or were killed in action during the war. The cards include citations for the source of information, but do not include a description of the soldiers' experiences during the war. Most of the card forms indicate the reason why BWR staff were unable to reach the nearest of kin listed on the form.

BoxFolderTitleDate
544 A-Z

Subseries O: Ordinary servicemen not counted, 1943-1946

Box 545.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by city, and alphabetical by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries O consists of BWR and GNYWRC card forms bearing unauthenticated information about ordinary servicemen whose home address is listed in Long Island. Cards indicating awards and casualties are duplicated in Series VI and in Subseries L above. The designation not counted refers to those cards not included in the final report of the Jewish community War Record compiled in December 1946.

BoxFolderTitleDate
545 A-Z
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Series VIII: Card files – Grave registration, special studies, and reply cards, 1941-1946

Box 546-Box 566.
Arrangement:

Nine subseries.

Subseries A: Grave registration cards, 1941-1946

Boxes 546-554.
Arrangement:

Batch number and alphabetically by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A consists of grave registration cards exchanged between the New York City and Washington, D.C. offices of the BWR. The cards were used to authenticate the records of Jewish and non-Jewish soldiers and to document the geographical location of Jewish burial sites around the world. The BWR submitted nine batches of grave registration cards to the Memorial Division of the Quartermaster General's office (QG) which served as the repository for all military death records beginning in 1945. Batch numbers 1, 2, 3, and 9 consist of master card forms (see Series VI) from the BWR files for soldiers and sailors who the BWR authenticated as Jewish; the cards are numbered sequentially: 1 - 2,762, 4004 - 7418, and 7419 - 8086. Batches 4-8 include card forms created as a result of a comparison between lists of distinctive and non-distinctive Jewish names submitted by the BWR and the QG's death records file. Batches 4 and 5 contain names that appear on the BWR's list of 106 distinctive Jewish names (for the list see Box 82). Batch 4 contains cards bearing the names of service personnel from the QG files that the BWR was able to authenticate as non-Jewish based on its records. Batch 5 contains cards of soldiers that the BWR was not able to authenticate based on its records. Soldiers listed as Jewish in batch 5 in the QG's files were subsequently considered authenticated by the BWR. Batch 6 consists of cards for non-Jewish soldiers whose names appear on the BWR list of non-distinctive Jewish names. Batch 7 contains cards bearing the names of Jewish and non-Jewish personnel that appear in the QG files and on the BWR's non-distinctive Jewish names list for which the BWR was unable to authenticate based on its records. Soldiers listed in batch 7 as Jewish in the QG's files were subsequently considered authenticated by the BWR. Batch 8 contains only one grave registration card for Brigadier General Morris Berman (see Box 85, folder 4, "Index and Description of Grave Registration Cards,"August 5, 1946 and passim for an overview of the Grave registration process).

Grave registration cards are duplicate copies of master card forms for those soldiers and sailors who died during the war. The cards generally list a soldier's name, age, rank, service branch, and place of death, as well as the name and address of the soldier's next of kin, the source of information, and when available, the soldier's file number used to verify information compiled by the QG. On the front of many of the cards are notes about the authenticity of Jewish identification in the files of the BWR and the QG. The BWR used an encoding scheme to indicate whether or not authenticated Jewish servicemen and women who died during the war were officially recognized as Jewish by the United States military establishment, and, as such, provided with Jewish burial services. On each card there is a rectangular box containing a soldiers QG file control number. Above or below this box may be written one or more numbers and letters. The letter H denotes that QG records and BWR records coincide with respect to a soldier's Jewish identification. The number 0 denotes that no religious preference is indicated on military service records. The number 0 followed by the letter H indicates that the JWB lobbied the QG to change a soldier's military record to indicate Jewish identity. The letters P and C denote that soldiers authenticated as Jewish in the BWR files are listed as Protestant or Catholic in the QG files. Most of the card forms indicate whether a soldier died in action (IA) or in a non-combat situation (NC).

On the back of completed grave registration cards is listed the following information: place of death, date of death, cause of death, date of burial, name of cemetery, type of religious service, grave, row, and plot number, and type of grave marker.

BoxFolderTitleDate
546 Batch 1: Aaron-Joss 1941-1945
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547 Batch 1: Kabakow-Simons 1941-1945
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548 Batch 1: Singer-Zwicker 1941-1945
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549 Batch 2: Aaron-Goulko undated
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550 Batch 2: Grab-Puteska undated
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551 Batch 2: Rabinowitz-Zussman undated
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552 Batches 3-5 undated, 1946
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553 Batches 6-8 undated, 1946
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554 Batch 9 undated

Subseries B: Foreign award recipients, undated

Box 555.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries B consists of typewritten index cards listing the name, address, and rank of Jewish servicemen together with the name of the foreign award bestowed. About half of the cards include information about the next of kin.

BoxFolderTitleDate
555 A-Z

Subseries C: Physicians survey, undated, 1943-1944

Box 556-Box 560.
Arrangement:

Four batches of card files organized alphabetically by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries C consists of index card forms printed by the BWR bearing information collected about Jewish physicians who served in the United States military during the war. The BWR conducted numerous surveys of Jewish physicians including a study of 44 cities whose population included ten or more Jewish medical doctors, and an enumeration of Jewish doctors listed in Brooklyn, New York medical registries. The purpose of the BWR surveys was to determine the percentage of Jewish practitioners who were serving in the United States Armed Forces during the war as compared to non-Jewish doctors. To this end, the BWR compiled lists of Jewish medical practitioners with entries containing the name, address, birth date and birth place, civilian occupation, military rank, service branch, and date of enlistment. The cards files compiled in Subseries C represent four distinct survey lists. The first file consists of approximately 1,300-1,500 cards representing Jewish doctors belonging to the Jewish medical fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon, who served in the armed forces. The second file consists entirely of Jewish physicians whose practice was located in Brooklyn, New York. Most likely, these cards represent Brooklyn physicians culled from a list of 620 medical practitioners supplied to the BWR by the Kings County Medical Society. The third and fourth files are miscellaneous lists of names of Jewish physicians in active military service during the war. For a description of the physician survey methodology see Box 110, folders 1 and 2.

BoxFolderTitleDate
556 Aaron-Pine 1943-1944
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557 Pinn-Zwerling 1943-1944
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558 Physicians study: Brooklyn, N.Y. undated
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559 Physicians study: Miscellaneous cards undated
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560 Physicians study: Miscellaneous cards undated

Subseries D: Jewish public health officers, 1946

Box 561.
Arrangement:

Four batches of card files organized alphabetically by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries D consists of index card forms printed by the BWR bearing information collected about Jewish officers who served in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. The card files compiled in Subseries D represent five professional categories: nurses and pharmacists, engineers, dentists, and physicians. The card forms list the officer's name, address, birth date and birth place, civilian occupation, marital status, and rank. About half of the cards include the name of the next of kin.

BoxFolderTitleDate
561 Jewish public health officers

Subseries E: Joint study of refugees, 1943-1944

Box 562.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries E consists of index card forms printed by the BWR bearing information collected about Jewish refugees who fled to the United States and joined the armed forces. One card form lists the refugees' name, address, birth date and place, civilian occupation, marital status, enlistment date, rank, service branch, as well as information about their nearest of kin. A second, pink-colored, card form provides a refugee's name, prior nationality, date of entry into the United States, and citizenship status at the time of enlistment. Also included on this card form are the name, address, and relationship of all known dependents.

BoxFolderTitleDate
562 Joint study of Jewish refugees

Subseries F: No address, 1946

Box 563.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries F consists of geographical master card forms (see Series VI content note for description) representing Jewish service personnel for whom the BWR could not identify a home address. The card forms typically list the soldier's name, rank, and serial number, as well as the type of action, and the source of information.

BoxFolderTitleDate
563 No address

Subseries G: Non-Jews, undated

Box 563.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries G consists of index cards bearing the name, rank, and address of Non-Jewish service personnel as well as the type of action.

BoxFolderTitleDate
563 Non-Jews undated

Subseries H: No publicity, undated

Box 563.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries H consists of index cards bearing the name, address, rank, and type of action for Jewish soldiers whose family requested that the BWR not publicize information from their family member's files.

BoxFolderTitleDate
563 No publicity

Subseries I: Informant reply cards, 1942

Boxes 564-566.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical order by surname and given name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries I consists of standard business reply cards printed by the National Jewish Welfare Board, Army and Navy Service Department. The NJWB issued these business reply cards in religious service kits which were distributed to Jewish soldiers and sailors during the war. The reply cards are typically stamped with a date and include a soldier's name, rank, company, service branch, and location, as well as their home address and father's name.

BoxFolderTitleDate
564 Bass-Karmin
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565 Karon-Siegel
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566 Slegles-Zwillinger
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Separated Oversized Material, 1939, 1943-1944, 1946

OS1F Folders 1-5, MAP Folder.
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OS1 1 I.B.M. surviving computer printout: “National Jewish Welfare Board listing of all cases from inception to May 6, 1946 as per your coding by state, by city.” Fragile condition (RESTRICTED)
OS1 2 Hormates, Lieut. Malcolm. “A Fighter Pilot Reports.” RAF Aces, Vol. 4, 2. Fragile condition (RESTRICTED) Spring 1944
OS1 3 Greater Boston JWB War Records Committee, “War Recorder’s Guide”. Packet includes instructions and official war recorder pin
OS1 4 Seasonal gifts from the Milwaukee Army and Navy Committee. Includes shaving kit, Mezuzah pin, and holiday cards – New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, and birthday
OS1 5 Glankoff, [?]. “True Comics.” The Parents Institute, Inc., Story of Lieutenant Malcolm Hormats of Troy, New York January 23, 1944.
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MAP1 “War Record Month, January 1946” – Poster-sized paper colographic (separated from Box 116, folder 10) January 1946
MAP1 Honor Roll, Congregation of Israel, Salisbury, Maryland – Poster-sized vellum sheet (separated from Box 98, folder 10) [May 16, 1943?]
MAP1 Pledge of Allegiance – Full page advertisement in the New York Post (separated from Box 10, folder 10) June 14, 1939
MAP1 Composite reproduction of honor roll in lobby of YM-YWHA Community Center Building – Poster-sized print (separated from Box 42, folder 5) 1943
MAP1 “First Jewish Service in France – After 4 ½ Yrs!” – Poster-sized copy of a letter from Lt. B. Zuckerman (separated from Box 247, folder 8) September 4, 1944
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