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National Refugee Service

Title: National Refugee Service
Inclusive Dates: 1938-1946
ID: RG 248 
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Established in 1939 in New York in order to help refugees from Europe fleeing Nazi persecution.  The NRS was the successor agency to the National Coordinating Committee which had been formed in 1934 as an umbrella organization to coordinate the work of affiliated agencies engaged in immigrant relief work.      The NRS program included: a migration service which dealt with affidavits, sponsorship, visas and other legal aspects of the immigration process; financial aid; a placement service; vocational and retraining programs; a capital loan service; resettlement to smaller communities; and an Americanization program.  The NRS also communicated with the U.S. Government on matters relating to immigration legislation and special cases.  Officers of the NRS included Joseph P. Chamberlain, Chairman of the Board;  William Rosenwald, President;  Paul Felix Warburg, Secretary; Albert Abramson, Arthur D. Greenleigh.  The Executive Committee included Harry Greenstein, William Haber, Joseph C. Hyman.  In 1946 the NRS became the United Service for New Americans.
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Inventory: English, 67 pp., typed
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