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German Jewish Children's Aid

Title: German Jewish Children's Aid
Inclusive Dates: 1933-1953
ID: RG 249 
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The German Jewish Children's Aid was established in the U.S. in 1934 to receive and place Jewish refugee children from Nazi Germany.  The GJCA negotiated with the U.S. government for the admission of a limited number of children within the quota law.  It guaranteed financial support, worked with local community agencies to find foster homes, met the children at the port of entry and transferred them to their new places of residence.  The Board of Directors included: Joseph Proskauer, Solomon Lowenstein, Max Kohler, Joseph Hyman, Paul Felix Warburg, Jacob Billikopf.  The Executive Director was Cecilia Razovsky.  Lotte Marcuse was Director of Placements.      The GJCA was affiliated with the National Coordinating Committee, National Refugee Service and USNA.  It received financial support from the National Council of Jewish Women. In 1942 the GJCA became the European Jewish Children's Aid.
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Inventory: English, 25 pp., typed
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