The Wiener Library

For the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide

Jewish Relief Organisations

The Wiener Library holds a significant collection of publications, interviews, photographs and other material documenting and analysing the activities of Jewish relief organisations after the War.

Our collections relate in particular to the British Jewish Relief Units (JRU), the Central British Fund (CBF), the ORT, an international Jewish relief organisation, and the Joint Emergency Committee for European Jewish Affairs (Joint), a U.S. Jewish relief organisation.

The most important field of Jewish relief activities in Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War were the Displaced Persons camps. The Library has an outstanding collection of material on these.

In The Wiener Library's Collections

Publications, interviews, unpublished memoirs, journals, photographs and documents relating to the work of the Jewish Relief organisations can be found by searching for ‘Relief organisations', ‘Jewish' or ‘Relief work' in our catalogue.

You might also be interested in searching for the following subjects:

  • Refugees
  • Kindertransport
  • Displaced Persons
  • Displaced Person Camps

In the Wolfson Reading Room

Any material located in your catalogue search can be consulted in the Wolfson Reading Room.  In addition, you may wish to:

  • Watch and read the transcripts of interviews (in English) included in:
  • The Association of Jewish Refugees, Refugee Voices
  • The Girls Project
  • Browse books on open access in the section S3g for Refugee Relief Organisations
  • Consult our Press Cuttings - ask the Librarian at the Enquiry Desk.

Any further questions? Ask a Librarian

If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact us in the Wolfson Reading Room, by calling 020 7636 7247, or send us a message via the contact form.