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UNITED JEWISH RELIEF AGENCIES (UJRA)

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Collection
UNITED JEWISH RELIEF AGENCIES (UJRA)
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
37.67 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
I0062
Scope and Content
This fonds is divided into 11 major series, relfecting the principal activities of the organization, with an emphasis on the WWII and postwar period.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
UNITED JEWISH RELIEF AGENCIES (UJRA)
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
37.67 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
This fonds is divided into 11 major series, relfecting the principal activities of the organization, with an emphasis on the WWII and postwar period.
Date
1930-1978.
Fonds No.
I0062
History Biographical
The United Jewish Refugee and War Relief Agencies of Canada was established with the assistance of Samuel Bronfman in 1938. Later known as the United Jewish Relief Agencies, or UJRA, it at first helped escapees, evacuees, and interned refugees from England, providing food, shelter, and diplomatic and moral support. There were as yet no Jewish refugee immigrants to aid, due to Canada's restrictive wartime immigration policies. After the war, UJRA sent supplies and helped trace families for DPs, brought skilled immigrants to Canada, facilitated the immigration of refugee youth ("The War Orphans Project"), and also sent aid to the new State of Israel. Working with other organizations, it sent Passover supplies to needy Jews in Israel, Europe and Canada and with the Canadian Jewish Congress formed the United Restitution Organization for war reparations. Though its duties lessened over the decades, the UJRA continued to function for several decades after WWII.
Notes
General note: Also contains 5 boxes of unprocessed material 1.55 m.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Administrative Files.

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Collection
UNITED JEWISH RELIEF AGENCIES (UJRA).
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
0.93 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
I0062; A
Scope and Content
Includes documents dealing with the formation and operation of the UJRA, such as its charter, budgets and statistics. Other data includes memoranda and minutes, information on relief, immigration, and diplomatic efforts, and correspondence with the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society regarding location of…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
UNITED JEWISH RELIEF AGENCIES (UJRA).
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
0.93 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Includes documents dealing with the formation and operation of the UJRA, such as its charter, budgets and statistics. Other data includes memoranda and minutes, information on relief, immigration, and diplomatic efforts, and correspondence with the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society regarding location of families of individual immigrants. There is also documentation on professional licensing, which deals with policies for those immigrants wanting to enter professions
Date
1938-1969.
Fonds No.
I0062
Series No.
A
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Annual Files.

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Collection
UNITED JEWISH RELIEF AGENCIES (UJRA).
Description Level
SubSeries
Fonds No.
I0062; AA
Scope and Content
UJRA assistance to and on behalf of refugees in terms of relief, location of relatives and immigration. Casework, diplomatic efforts, resource material. Location requests all referred to JIAS.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
UNITED JEWISH RELIEF AGENCIES (UJRA).
Description Level
SubSeries
Scope and Content
UJRA assistance to and on behalf of refugees in terms of relief, location of relatives and immigration. Casework, diplomatic efforts, resource material. Location requests all referred to JIAS.
Date
1960-1967.
Fonds No.
I0062
Series No.
AA
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Formation and Operation of UJRA.

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Collection
UNITED JEWISH RELIEF AGENCIES (UJRA).
Description Level
SubSeries
Fonds No.
I0062; AB
Scope and Content
A diversified collection of documents related to the establishment and administration of the agency. Includes administrative records such as company charter, membership lists, budgetary requirements, publicity for fund-raising campaigns, lists of beneficiary agencies, principal Jewish communities, …
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
UNITED JEWISH RELIEF AGENCIES (UJRA).
Description Level
SubSeries
Scope and Content
A diversified collection of documents related to the establishment and administration of the agency. Includes administrative records such as company charter, membership lists, budgetary requirements, publicity for fund-raising campaigns, lists of beneficiary agencies, principal Jewish communities, and displaced persons camps. Also administrative data such as addresses of overseas offices of cooperating agencies, government regulations concerning postage and shipping, immigration statistics, printed matter in support of refugee immigration. Some casework pertaining to searches for surviving kin is also included.
Date
1939-1945.
Fonds No.
I0062
Series No.
AB
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Location cases.

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Collection
UNITED JEWISH RELIEF AGENCIES (UJRA).
Description Level
SubSeries
Fonds No.
I0062; AC
Scope and Content
Cases received by CJC staff member Midge Raymond for location assistance and referred to JIAS
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
UNITED JEWISH RELIEF AGENCIES (UJRA).
Description Level
SubSeries
Scope and Content
Cases received by CJC staff member Midge Raymond for location assistance and referred to JIAS
Date
1962-1969.
Fonds No.
I0062
Series No.
AC
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Memoranda.

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Collection
UNITED JEWISH RELIEF AGENCIES (UJRA).
Description Level
SubSeries
Fonds No.
I0062; AD
Scope and Content
From Saul Hayes National Executive Director on behalf of UJRA or the Central Committee for Interned Refugees. Related to wartime refugee programs.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
UNITED JEWISH RELIEF AGENCIES (UJRA).
Description Level
SubSeries
Scope and Content
From Saul Hayes National Executive Director on behalf of UJRA or the Central Committee for Interned Refugees. Related to wartime refugee programs.
Date
1940-1946.
Fonds No.
I0062
Series No.
AD
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Minutes of meetings.

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Collection
UNITED JEWISH RELIEF AGENCIES (UJRA).
Description Level
SubSeries
Fonds No.
I0062; AE
Scope and Content
Central Region, Eastern Region, UJRA Committees, Internment, Operations Committee.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
UNITED JEWISH RELIEF AGENCIES (UJRA).
Description Level
SubSeries
Scope and Content
Central Region, Eastern Region, UJRA Committees, Internment, Operations Committee.
Date
1939-1954.
Fonds No.
I0062
Series No.
AE
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Professional Licensing.

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Collection
UNITED JEWISH RELIEF AGENCIES (UJRA).
Description Level
SubSeries
Fonds No.
I0062; AF
Scope and Content
Policies with respect to immigrants wishing to enter professions in Canada.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
UNITED JEWISH RELIEF AGENCIES (UJRA).
Description Level
SubSeries
Scope and Content
Policies with respect to immigrants wishing to enter professions in Canada.
Date
1948-1951.
Fonds No.
I0062
Series No.
AF
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Interned Refugees.

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Collection
UNITED JEWISH RELIEF AGENCIES (UJRA).
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
6.5 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
I0062; B
Scope and Content
Assistance to refugees from Germany and Austria, most of whom were Jewish, interned in Britain as "Prisoners of War" in May 1940 and transferred to Australia and Canada shortly thereafter.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
UNITED JEWISH RELIEF AGENCIES (UJRA).
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
6.5 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Assistance to refugees from Germany and Austria, most of whom were Jewish, interned in Britain as "Prisoners of War" in May 1940 and transferred to Australia and Canada shortly thereafter.
Date
1937-1948.
Fonds No.
I0062
Series No.
B
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Administrative Files.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn38930
Collection
UNITED JEWISH RELIEF AGENCIES (UJRA).
Description Level
SubSeries
Fonds No.
I0062; BA
Scope and Content
Welfare, release and immigration to Canada and other countries. Diverse documents including memoranda, minutes of meetings, reports, newsletters, case records.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
UNITED JEWISH RELIEF AGENCIES (UJRA).
Description Level
SubSeries
Scope and Content
Welfare, release and immigration to Canada and other countries. Diverse documents including memoranda, minutes of meetings, reports, newsletters, case records.
Date
1941-1943.
Fonds No.
I0062
Series No.
BA
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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