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Leo W. Schwarz papers (AJDC-DP camps)

Title: Leo W. Schwarz papers (AJDC-DP camps)
Inclusive Dates: 1945-1948
ID: RG 294.1 
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19'; 50 5"; 2 map folders
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The collection is arranged in the following manner: A) AJDC General files: series I) Organization & structure of the AJDC (folders 1-19); II) AJDC Reports (20-61); III) Military Authorities & Relief Agencies (62-102); IV) General Reports & Correspondence (103-122); B) D.P. Camps: V) The Central Committee of Liberated Jews: Organization & structure (123-129); VI) C.C. Congresses (130-134); VII) C.C. Minutes (135-145); VIII) Camps & Centers (146-224) a) Files on JDC Districts (146-173); b) Files on camps & centers (174-225); C) AJDC Departments: IX) Employment Board (226-240); X) Religious Dep. (241-270); XI) Health Dep. (271-295); a) Gauting Sanatorium (296-364); XII) Welfare & Personal Service Dep. (365-373); XIII) Emigration Dep. (374-393); XIV) Education & Cultural activities Dep. (394-447); XV) Legal Dep. (448-469); XVI) Supply Dep. (470-476); XVII) Public Relations Dep. (477-486); XVIII) Personnel & Finance Office (487-492); D: British Zone, French Zone, Berlin: XIX)  a) British Zone (493-513); b) French Zone (514-515); c) Berlin (516-531); E) Miscellaneous: XX) Memoirs & Testimonies on the Holocaust (532-552)
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Director of the AJDC for the U.S. Occupation Zone in Germany in the years 1946-1947.  Author of several anthologies of Jewish literature, including *The Jewish Caravan*.  Author of the memoir *The Redeemers* (1953) about his work for displaced persons. The JDC provided material assistance to Jewish survivors of World War II in Europe, in particular to the Jewish displaced persons who were interned in the displaced persons camps in Germany, Austria and Italy.      The JDC assisted in the registration of camp residents, organized tracing bureaus, created programs of welfare, medical aid, vocational training, education and culture, and helped facilitate the emigration of the displaced persons to Israel and other countries.
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Inventory: English, 69 pp., typed
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