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National Committee for the Relief of Sufferers by Russian Massacres

Type / Call #Institutional / I-005Contains correspondence relating to the committee's fund raising efforts throughout the United States to aid survivors of the Russian pogroms both in Russia and those who emigrated to America, particularly orphaned children. Contains information on the condition of the Jews in Russia and Roumania during and after the pogroms; on the relief and removal activities in Europe, in general, and Russia, in particular; on the self-defence movement and defence fund, immigration procedures and work of the Industrial Removal Office. Also contains some financial and executive committee reports. The officers of the Committee were Oscar Solomon Straus, chairman, Jacob Henry Schiff, treasurer, and Cyrus Leopold Sulzberger, secretary.
Years1905-1909
LocalityRussia ,
Size2 cartons (900 items)

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