Reports, minutes of meetings, reports of fiscal years. Includes 1934 report by President H.E. Herschorn, refers to the need of a strong Jewish community and the rise of Hitler. List members, handwritten letters.
Selection of records digitized. To consult the entire file, please contact the JPL-A directly.
Consists of mainly textual records of association activities such as membership lists, anniversary gatherings, etc. Includes correspondence and scrapbooks.
At the initiative of Joseph Rosensaft a meeting was held in New York in December 1961 of Bergen-Belsen survivors. It was decided at that time that a World Federation of Bergen-Belsen survivors would be formed with associations in all cities where there were numbers of survivors present. As a result in early 1962 an association was formed in Montreal with Paul Trepman as president.
The aims were the following:
A. Making sure that neither the world nor the Jews ever forgot the Holocaust;
B. Wage a continuous fight against Neo-Nazi groups and organizations;
C. Offer brotherly aid to former Bergen-Belsen inmates who are in need;
D. Keep alive the heroic and rich Bergen-Belsen tradition.
The association met a number of times a year, although the main focus was the Liberation Rally, which took place on or around April 15th, the date of the Bergen-Belsen camp was liberated by the armed forces.
Some of the other activities of the association were the erection of a monument in a local Jewish cemetery and a trip back to Belsen on the 25th anniversary of the liberation.
Transferred by Paul Trepman, former director of the Jewish Public Library and a leader in the Bergen-Belsen Survivors Association.
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