Wednesday, June 27, 2018

1945-1946 HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR LISTINGS


1945-1946 HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR LISTINGS
(UCT Libraries Digital Collections, Univ. of Cape Town. Libraries)
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Note: These are almost one hundred images of original documents. Click on the image to expand.

According to the library, the description of the listings is as follows: “Such listings were distributed worldwide…Similar lists can be found in various collections…These have been broadly consolidated through the online Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum…Similar lists were compiled and distributed by numerous Jewish community based and relief aid organisations in France, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, USA, Palestine, and South Africa. The specific assortment of papers listed here was found in the old Schoonder Street Synagogue and Donated anonymously to the Cape Town Holocaust Centre in 2011…Some of the lists provide information related to individuals who were murdered in concentration camps, but most of the lists provide information related to those who survived in different locations…the lists are in Hebrew, English, French, German and Italian….”

One of the most interesting documents is an “Extract of a list providing biographical details of survivors” According to the description, this is a document of unknown origin which provides “…names and personal information for 24 refugees, including information about family living overseas and needing to be located.”
Below, is a small example:



Monday, June 25, 2018

POLISH JEWISH CONVERTS TO CHRISTIANITY


POLISH JEWISH CONVERTS TO CHRISTIANITY
( KONWERSJE ŻYDÓW NA ZIEMIACH POLSKICH STUDIUM PRZYPADKU MISJI BARBIKAŃSKIEJ W BIAŁYMSTOKU 1924-1939)


“Barbican Mission”:
The Mission was associated with the Anglican Church. It began in Bialystok in the 1920’s. The purpose of the Mission was to promote Christianity to Jews.

Bialystok Barbican Mission Membership
https://repozytorium.amu.edu.pl/bitstream/10593/2528/1/Wisniewski%20-%20doktorat%20-%20pdf.pdf
pp. 243-248

“Samaritan” (Samarytanin) Christian Society:
The society came into existence in Bialystok in 1935 under the name  The Christian Society for the Care of the Converted Israelites, “Samarytanin”. The purpose of the organization was to “…provide moral and material help to the converted Israelites, establish workshops, libraries, day-care centers, schools, dormitories, farm colonies, arrange evening parties and talks.” Members were mostly of Jewish origin and well-to-do backgrounds, although Christians were members as well.  

1935-1939 Membership in the Samaritan Christian Society

--The list includes Names, Addresses, New Religions, Conversion Years
pp. 236-238

--1939 Intended to convert—unknown if actually completed conversion 
p. 238