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Kehillat Haharedim

Title: Kehillat Haharedim
Inclusive Dates: 1939-1947
ID: RG 340 
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14'7"; 35 5"lgl
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French name:  Association des Israelites Pratiquants. Association of Orthodox Jews organized in 1936 by Rabbi Schneur Zalmen Schneersohn (Chneerson), to conduct religious and educational activities throughout France.  During the German occupation, the organization engaged in underground activities, rescuing and supporting Jews, especially children.  Originally centered in Paris, its headquarters were moved to Marseilles in 1940, to Demu in 1942 and to St. Etienne-de-Crossey in 1943.  After the war, the organization concerned itself chiefly with searching for children hidden in Christian homes throughout the French countryside and with working for their return to a Jewish environment.  A questionnaire was distributed by the Kehillat Haharedim to numerous municipalities in France, inquiring about the existence of Jewish children and expressing the organization's willingness to take custody of such children and to provide for them.
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Inventory: English, 17 pp.; Yiddish, 33 pp., typed
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