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Emergency Rescue Committee Records

1936-1956

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Abstract

This collection contains files (photocopies) of the Emergency Rescue Committee, founded in June 1940 in New York by German and American intellectuals and academics soon after the Nazi invasion of France. The files contain letters, registration cards, and other materials of an organization based in New York City concerning some 170 Émigrés and their efforts to flee to the United States from Nazi persecution. Includes files about Alfred Döblin, Hans Natonek, Nelly Sachs, Fritz von Unruh, and Friderike Zweig.

Summary

Creator:
Emergency Rescue Committee
Date Coverage:
1936-1956
Quantity:
3 cubic ft. (about 3 boxes)

The Emergency Rescue Committee (ERC) was founded in June 1940 in New York by German and American intellectuals and academics soon after the Nazi invasion of France. The ERC assisted artists, intellectuals and political dissidents who were under threat in occupied France by providing them financial aid and visas, both legal and illegal, allowing passage to the United States. as an agent of the newly formed Emergency Rescue Committee, Varian Fry raised money and went to France to assist intellectuals that were under the threat of arrest by the Gestapo. By 1950 the Emergency Rescue Committee and International Relief Association combined to form the International Rescue Committee.

This collection contains files (photocopies) of the Emergency Rescue Committee inclduing letters, registration cards, and other materials of an organization based in New York City concerning some 170 Émigrés and their efforts to flee to the United States from Nazi persecution. Includes files about Alfred Döblin, Hans Natonek, Nelly Sachs, Fritz von Unruh, and Friderike Zweig.

The collection has no series, arranged alphabetically

English, German, French

All items in this collection were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives by Dr. John Spalek in 1979.

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Preferred citation for this material is as follows: Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Emergency Rescue Committee Records, 1936-1956. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Emergency Rescue Committee Records).

Contents of Collection

BoxFolderContentsDate

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11Abramovitch, Marc1940-1941

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12Adler Alfred1939-1942

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13Aufhäuser, Siegfried1937-1940

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14Bekessy, Emery1940-1941

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15Berczeller, Richard1941

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16Biel, Egon Vitalis (also: Paul Elbogen)1936-1941

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17Chneour, Salmon1940-1944

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18Döblin, Alfred (also: Alma Mahler-Werfel; Max Reinhardt; William Dieterle; Bruno Frank; Erika Mann)1940-1941, 1963-1964

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19Dohrn, Klaus (also: Alma Mahler-Werfel)1940-1943

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110Grünwald, Hanna Eisfelder1943-1944

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111Farkas, Aladar1940-1941

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112Fechenbach, Irma1944-1947

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113Feibel, Lotte (Charlotte)1940-1942

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114Feuchtwanger, Lion1940

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115Fischer, Alice1940-1947

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116Fischmann, Lena1940

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117Flake, Minna1940-1941

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118Frank, Elena (also: Leonhard Frank; Thomas Mann)1940-1941

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119Frank, Leonhard1940

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120Freud, Ernestine1940-1942

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121Habe, Hans1940

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122Hahn, Hans1943-1944

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123Heiden, Konrad1940-1946

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124Heilbut, Iwan (also: Bruno Frank)1940-1941

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125Helion, Jean1940-1941

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126Jahiel, Richard1936-1941

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127Jahoda, Marie1944

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128Juhn, Adolf Erich1940-1941

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129Jurkat, Dora1944-1946

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130Jurkat, Ernest1941-1946

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131Kaiser, Eleanore and Hanna1945-1946

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132Kakies, Hans1940-1942

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133Kaufmann, Fritz and Helen1940-1942

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134Keller, Robert (also: Paul Hertz; Kurt R. Grossmann)1940-1944

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135Kessel, Joseph1940

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136Kesten, Hermann1948

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137Kesten, Ida (also: Hermann Kesten)1940-1945

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138Koerner, Herbert1940-1941

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139Koffler, Camilla1940-1947

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140Konopka, Ehrhardt1940-1941

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141Krebs, Jan1946-1947

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142Kriszhaber, Harry1940-1947

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143Kunewalder, Adolf1945-1947

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144Landau, Edmond1941-1945

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145Landshoff, Beate, 40p.1942-1946

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146Landshoff, Eva1944-1945

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147Langendorf, Ernst (also: Rudolf Katz)1940-1947

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148Laumann, Kurt (also: Paul Hertz; Arkadij Gurland)1940-1947

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149Lazarsfeld, Sofie1940-1941

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150Liebling, Otto1944-1947

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151Loewenstein, Sylva1946

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152Malacki, Jean1946-1948

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153Markiewicz, Helmut (also: Paul Pisk)1940-1941

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154Masson, Andre1940-1945

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21Mayer, Erna1940

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22Meckauer, Walter (also: Odo von Württemburg; Albert Einstein; Raoul Auernheimer)1940-1947

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23Mehring, Walter (also: Kurt R. Grossmann; Lyonel Feininger)1940-1946

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24Meyerhof, Walter1940-1941

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25Michaelis, Henri and Cassie (also: Emil Oprecht)1940-1941

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26Michel, Peter1940-1942

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27Miscellaneous. Includes form letters, lists, etc.1941, Undated

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28Natonek, Hans1940

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29Neumann, AlfredUndated

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210Noth, Ernst Erich (also: Jules Romains; Jacques Maritain)1940-1941

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211Oesterreicher, John M1940

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212Oettli, Ola1945-1946

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213Oppenheimer-Ophuls, Max (also: Heinrich Schnitzler; Hermann Kesten)1942-1946

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214Osborn, Max (also: Gottfried Bermann-Fischer)1940-1941

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215Otzep, Theodore1940-1942

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216Paetel, Karl Otto1940

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217Pauli, Hertha (also: Albert Einstein; Eric Severeid)1940-1944

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218Peiper, Gisela1940-1944

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219Pekelis, Alexander1940

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220Perez-Perez, Emanuel1944

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221Perls, Hugo1940

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222Perls, Kaete1940-1941

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223Pfempfert, Franz1940-1955

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224Sachs, Nelly (also: Ricarda Huch)1955-1956

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225Sahl, Hans1941

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226Solzbacher, Wilhelm (also: Hermann Broch; William Sollmann)1940-1941

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227Sonnemann, Ulrich (also: Paul Tillich; Thomas Mann)1940-1941

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228Spett, Max1941

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229Speyer, Wilhelm (also: Hans Sahl)1940

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230Spindel, Pesea Lea1940-1941

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231Spiro, Eugen (also: Hans Staudinger; Erika Mann)1940-1942

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232Stand, Sigmund1940-1941

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233Staub, Herbert Alfred1941

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234Stedeli, Eva (also: Alfred Landé)1940-1945

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235Stein, Alfred1941-1952

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236Steiner, Willy1944-1946

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237Stern, August and Liesl (also: Norbert Muhlen; Konrad Heiden)1941

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238Stern, Hans1940-1944

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239Sternberg, Ilse1944-1945

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240Steuer, Gertrud1940-1941

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241Strauss, Alfred and Regina1940

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242Strauss, Kurt1940-1941

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243Supervia, Rafel1944-1946

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244Sussmann, Arthur1941

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245Szendrei, Alfred1940-1941

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246Szuecs, Josef1940-1942

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31Tannenwald, Simon1941

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32Tarchiani, Alberto1940-1941

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33Taurer, Bernhard1940

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34Thalbeimer, Siegfried1940-1941

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35Than, Joseph1940-1941

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36Thanhauser, Justin1940

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37Thon, Nathan1940-1941

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38Thormann, Werner1940-1941

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39Tiger, Emil1940-1941

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310Timmermann, Frieda1940-1941

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311Tischler, Victor (also: Robert Thoeren)1940-1942

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312Toepfer, Ludwig and Clema1940-1944

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313Torberg, Friedrich (also: Willi Schlamm)1940

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314Tseretelli, Irakli (also: Joseph Buttinger)1945-1946

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315Tuscherer, Erna (also: Kurt Bernhardt)1940-1942

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316Twerska, Karola1946

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317Ullmann, Ludwig (also: Max Reinhardt; Friderike Zweig; Ernst Lothar)1940-1942

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318Vago, Joseph1941

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319Vajna, Ladislas1941

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320Van der Flugt, E1940-1941

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321Varo, Remedios (also: Benjamin Peret)1941

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322Veres, Michel1940-1942

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323Verzeano, Maurice1941-1944

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324Victor, Paul-Heinz (also: Walther Victor)1945-1946

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325Victor, Walther1940

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326Volski, Sophia1940-1942

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327von Franckenstein, Joseph1941

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328von Hildebrand, Dietrich (also: Alvin Johnson)1940

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329von Unruh, Fritz (also: Thomas Mann)1940

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330Vordtriede, Kaethe (also: Werner Vordtriede)1939-1942

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331Wachsmann, Konrad (also: Richard Krautheimer; Walter Gropius; Albert Einstein)1940-1941

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332Wang, Erich1939-1940

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333Wagner, Helmut1941-1943

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334Wantoch, Hugo1949-1950

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335Wassermann, Eva (also: Hermann Broch)1940-1943

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336Weigl, Nathan1941-1942

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337Weil, Greta (also: Adrienne Thomas; Hermann Kesten)1941-1942

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338Weinreich, Otto1941-1943

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339Weinstein, Grete1945

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340Weiss, Albin1940-1944

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341Weiss, Mrs. Bernard (also: Albert Grzesinski)1940-1941

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342Weissmann, Alfred1940-1941

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343Weissmann, Josef1945-1948

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344Welter, Marianna1940-1941

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345Werber, Edwin1940-1941

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346Werner, Harry1946-1951

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347Wertheim, Margarete1940-1941

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348Wilhartitz, Fritz1945

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349Winkler, Ernst1940-1941

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350Winter, Elizabeth1946

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351Wittlin, Josef (also: Hermann Kesten; Helena Rubenstein)1940-1951

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352Wolf, Alfred (also: Erika Mann; Victoria Wolff)1940-1942

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353Wolf, Willy (also: Ernst Lubitsch)1940

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354Wolff, Konrad (also: Reinhold Niebuhr)1940

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355Wolff, Kurt1940-1941

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356Wolff, Sigmund1940

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357Wolff-Richter, Ellen1942

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358Wollheim, Gert (also: Leonhard Frank)1941-1947

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359Wolloch, Leo1940-1947

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360Wolski, Berko1940-1942

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361Wretzl, Peter1941

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362Wronkow, George (also: Manfred George)1940-1941

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363Zacharias, Werner1940-1941

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364Zaitzeff, Leon1940-1941

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365Zappler, Marcell1940-1941

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366Zarnower, Teresa1940-1942

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367Zeitlin, Boris1941

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368Zeitlin, Michael1940-1942

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369Zeitlin, Simon1942-1943

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370Zernatto, Guido1940

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371Zinner, Alfons1941-1943

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372Zweig, Friderike (also: Benjamin W.Huebsch; Stefan Zweig)1940-1943