ger032
German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collections
Collection ID: ger032

Emergency Rescue Committee Records, 1936-1956

Collection description

Summary

Creator:
Emergency Rescue Committee
Abstract:
This collection contains files (photocopies) of the Emergency Rescue Committee, founded in June 1940 in New York by German and American intellectuals and academics soon after the Nazi invasion of France. The files contain letters, registration cards, and other materials of an organization based in New York City concerning some 170 Émigrés and their efforts to flee to the United States from Nazi persecution. Includes files about Alfred Döblin, Hans Natonek, Nelly Sachs, Fritz von Unruh, and Friderike Zweig.
Extent:
3 cubic ft.
Language:
English and English, German, French
Preferred citation:
Preferred citation for this material is as follows: Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Emergency Rescue Committee Records, 1936-1956. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Emergency Rescue Committee Records).

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Terms Of Use:

This page may contain links to digital objects. Access to these images and the technical capacity to download them does not imply permission for re-use. Digital objects may be used freely for personal reference use, referred to, or linked to from other web sites.

Researchers do not have permission to publish or disseminate material from these collections without permission from an archivist and/or the copyright holder.

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and/or by the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations. More information about U.S. Copyright is provided by the Copyright Office. Additionally, re-use may be restricted by terms of University Libraries gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks.

The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collection and Archives is eager to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified so that appropriate information may be provided in the future.

Access to this collection is unrestricted.

Background

Scope and Content:

This collection contains files (photocopies) of the Emergency Rescue Committee inclduing letters, registration cards, and other materials of an organization based in New York City concerning some 170 Émigrés and their efforts to flee to the United States from Nazi persecution. Includes files about Alfred Döblin, Hans Natonek, Nelly Sachs, Fritz von Unruh, and Friderike Zweig.

Biographical / Historical:

The Emergency Rescue Committee (ERC) was founded in June 1940 in New York by German and American intellectuals and academics soon after the Nazi invasion of France. The ERC assisted artists, intellectuals and political dissidents who were under threat in occupied France by providing them financial aid and visas, both legal and illegal, allowing passage to the United States. as an agent of the newly formed Emergency Rescue Committee, Varian Fry raised money and went to France to assist intellectuals that were under the threat of arrest by the Gestapo. By 1950 the Emergency Rescue Committee and International Relief Association combined to form the International Rescue Committee.

Acquisition information:

All items in this collection were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives by Dr. John Spalek in 1979.

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Terms of Access:
This page may contain links to digital objects. Access to these images and the technical capacity to download them does not imply permission for re-use. Digital objects may be used freely for personal reference use, referred to, or linked to from other web sites., Researchers do not have permission to publish or disseminate material from these collections without permission from an archivist and/or the copyright holder., The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and/or by the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations. More information about U.S. Copyright is provided by the Copyright Office. Additionally, re-use may be restricted by terms of University Libraries gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks., The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collection and Archives is eager to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified so that appropriate information may be provided in the future., and Access to this collection is unrestricted.
Preferred citation:
Preferred citation for this material is as follows: Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Emergency Rescue Committee Records, 1936-1956. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Emergency Rescue Committee Records).