About the World Jewish Congress:
The World Jewish Congress (WJC) is an international Jewish representative organization established in 1936. Originally headquartered in Europe, the WJC's main office was moved to New York in July 1940 when most of Europe was overrun by the Nazis.
About the Database:
The World Jewish Congress collection (1918-1982) consists of the archival records of the New York office.
A partial listing of major subjects dealt with in the entire collection include: anti-Semitism, human rights, Jewish communities in various countries, Jewish displaced persons, Jewish-Christian relations, immigrants and immigration, Jewish culture, relations with governments and non-governmental organizations (including the United Nations and the Red Cross), restitution, reparations, Jews in Germany, Soviet Jewry, World War II, western hemisphere Jewry, Zionism, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
Information provided in this database includes:
- Name (Surname and Given Name)
- Birth Place
- Date of Birth, and/or Age
- Place of Last Residence
- Camp Liberated From / Displaced Persons Camp
- Requested Contact
- Set Number
- Page Number
For more information about this database, including a detailed listing of the original record sets and subsets contained in this database, please visit the JewishGen website:
World Jewish Congress Collection