Guide to the Emigration Collection, 1864-1995

AR 1989 / MF 894 / MM 129

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Finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Chris Bentley on May 10, 2010. Description is in English.
June 05, 2012  Links to digital objects added in Container List. September 9, 2014  Related materials section added.

Title:Emigration Collection
Dates:1864-1995
Abstract:Emigration 1864-1952: This collection - encompassing about 90 years - contains papers about the situation and persecution of Jews in Eastern European countries (Russia, Poland, Roumania, Bulgaria, Lithuania). Papers describe the activities of various relief organizations. There are more than 170 papers (ca.900 pages), about half of them written in German, about 30 each in French or English, over 20 in Yiddish and some in Polish. A printed appeal of the Reichsausschuss fuer Russisch-Juedische Fluechtlingshilfe, Berlin (1929) carries among others the signatures of Leo Baeck and ALbert Einstein. (VI, 16).
Languages:This collection is in German, French, English, Polish, Yiddish and Dutch.
Quantity:1 linear foot
Identification:AR 1989 / MF 894 / MM 129
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Scope and Content Note

Emigration 1864-1952: This collection - encompassing about 90 years - contains papers about the situation and persecution of Jews in Eastern European countries (Russia, Poland, Roumania, Bulgaria, Lithuania). Papers describe the activities of various relief organizations. There are more than 170 papers (ca.900 pages), about half of them written in German, about 30 each in French or English, over 20 in Yiddish and some in Polish. A printed appeal of the Reichsausschuss fuer Russisch-Juedische Fluechtlingshilfe, Berlin (1929) carries among others the signatures of Leo Baeck and ALbert Einstein. (VI, 16).

The following individuals are mentioned in this collection: Neumann, Otto; Lilien, E.M.; Taylor, Myron C.; Wolf, Lucien; Landsburgh-Lorbeerbaum, Anna

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Collection is microfilmed, please use MF 894.

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

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Related Material

YIVO Archives holds the Virginia Dorsey Lightfoot papers (RG 715).

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Microfilm

Collection is available on 4 reels of microfilm (MF 894). Memoir is available on 1 reel of microfilm (MM 129).

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Emigration Collection; AR 1989; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Other Finding Aid

10-page inventory.

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Container List

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

Follow the links to access the digitized materials.

 

Box 1

BoxFolderTitleDate
11(Partly by Alliance) Letters; circulars; clippings.1864-1913
  40 items 
12Letters; circulars; clippings1914-1917
  46 items 
13Letters; circulars; clippings1918
  26 items 
14Letters; circulars; clippings1919
  13 items 
15Letters; circulars; clippings1920-1924
  19 items 
16Letters; circulars; clippings1925-1952
  28 items 
17Emigration1881-1914
  

This collection contains documents concerning the emigration of Eastern Jews, especially from Russia and Roumania, to the United States and other countries

Contains also clippings (1902) re Jewish emigration

62 items
 
18Emigration (continued)1881-1914
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Box 2

BoxFolderTitleDate
29Emigration1933-1945
  

Articles by Arthur Olsen and Rolf Wedewer, Juergen Ruehle; reports by ORT and Congres Juif Mondial; circulars.

14 items
 
210Emigration1933-1945
  

Lightfoot Collection: Dr. Otto Neumann, Breslau, 14 letterscable (1939-1940) to Mrs. James Hendon (Virginia) Lightfoot in Washington; 12 letters to Mrs. Lightfoot from various senders; printed material.

 
21119th century diary1832
  

Written in Latin America, and photocopy of diary

 
212Emigration Physicians: University of the State of New Yorkundated
  

Journal of meetings of the board of regents: "German educated physicians licensed by endorsement by the State of New York; New York Times: news item about the licensing of foreign educated MDs.

 
213Emigration, Generalundated
  

Speeches by Ronald Reagan and George Bush on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of first German emigration; highlights in the history of Temple Israel.

 
214"1000 Worte"undated
  

Die lustige Methode, nach der moderne Menschen fremde Sprachen lernen. Instructions to learn English

 
215-16Various: Material on efforts of Western European and North American Jews to assist Eastern European Jews in their emigrationundated, 1937, 1992, 1995
  

Including material on the persecution of Jews and Jewish refugees in Bielorussia, Czechoslovakia, Lithuania, Palestine, Poland, Rumania, and Russia; on the pogroms in Kishinev and Lvov; membership lists, programs, statutes, and reports on the activities of Jewish organizations, including Alliance Israélite Universelle, American Jewish Committee, American Roumanian Jewish Emancipation Committee, Bureau fuer soziale Arbeit in Warschau, Deutsches Zentralkomitee fuer die russischen Juden, HIAS-HICEM, Hilfsverein der deutschen Juden, Jewish World Relief Committee, Juedisches Zentralkomitee fuer die Kriegsopfer, Verband juedischer Studentenvereine, Centralverein deutscher Staatsbuerger juedischen Glaubens, and Zionistisches Centralbureau. Material on the emigration of refugees from Nazi persecution, including clippings, and organizational records, particularly reports, memoranda, and minutes of meetings of ORT, Congres Juif Mondial, Zentralvereinigung der oesterreichischen Emigranten Paris, the American Federation of Jews from Central Europe, and the Harmonie Club, New York; clippings and correspondence assembled by Mrs. James Lightfoot dealing with refugees in the 1930s, and with the possibility of settlement in Alaska.Newsletters of the 'Zentralvereinigung deutscher Emigranten' in Holland 1937, news clippings, reports and memos regarding emigration to Holland 1930s. Article by Dr. Sibylle Quack (2/92 German research) "Between Strength and Sorrow, German Jewish Women Immigrants in New York". Book review about the ways in which the SS and the SD investigated the emigre press (Boersenblatt fuer den Deutschen Buchhandel, 6/27/95)

 
215-16Various: Material on efforts of Western European and North American Jews to assist Eastern European Jews in their emigrationundated, 1937, 1992, 1995
  

Including material on the persecution of Jews and Jewish refugees in Bielorussia, Czechoslovakia, Lithuania, Palestine, Poland, Rumania, and Russia; on the pogroms in Kishinev and Lvov; membership lists, programs, statutes, and reports on the activities of Jewish organizations, including Alliance Israélite Universelle, American Jewish Committee, American Roumanian Jewish Emancipation Committee, Bureau fuer soziale Arbeit in Warschau, Deutsches Zentralkomitee fuer die russischen Juden, HIAS-HICEM, Hilfsverein der deutschen Juden, Jewish World Relief Committee, Juedisches Zentralkomitee fuer die Kriegsopfer, Verband juedischer Studentenvereine, Centralverein deutscher Staatsbuerger juedischen Glaubens, and Zionistisches Centralbureau. Material on the emigration of refugees from Nazi persecution, including clippings, and organizational records, particularly reports, memoranda, and minutes of meetings of ORT, Congres Juif Mondial, Zentralvereinigung der oesterreichischen Emigranten Paris, the American Federation of Jews from Central Europe, and the Harmonie Club, New York; clippings and correspondence assembled by Mrs. James Lightfoot dealing with refugees in the 1930s, and with the possibility of settlement in Alaska.Newsletters of the 'Zentralvereinigung deutscher Emigranten' in Holland 1937, news clippings, reports and memos regarding emigration to Holland 1930s. Article by Dr. Sibylle Quack (2/92 German research) "Between Strength and Sorrow, German Jewish Women Immigrants in New York". Book review about the ways in which the SS and the SD investigated the emigre press (Boersenblatt fuer den Deutschen Buchhandel, 6/27/95)

 
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