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Collection RC0839 - World War, 1939-1945, Jewish Underground Resistance

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World War, 1939-1945, Jewish Underground Resistance

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RC0839

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  • [1939-1945] (Creation)

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25 cm (ca. 380 items)

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Collection consists of original documents collected by David Diamant over a period of approximately 30 years dealing primarily with the Jewish segment of the French underground resistance; many of the documents originate with communist groups, and some deal with Polish groups. Most of the documents are in French, while some are in Yiddish.

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The collection was acquired from Michel Brisebois in 2008. Mr. Brisebois acquired the collection in 1996-97 from a Paris bookdealer. The collection had originally been compiled by David Diamant.

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The collection has been arranged in the following series and sub-series:
1. Documents in Yiddish: Leaflets and Internal Documents
2. Documents of Jewish Resistance Groups and other Groups

  • Comité d'action et De Défense de la Jeunesse Juive (CADJJ)
  • Forces Unies de la Jeunesse Patriotique
  • French Communist Party (PCF); including Groupe Juif
  • FTPF and FFI During the Occupation or the Liberation
  • FTPF and FFI after the Liberation
  • Jeunesse Communiste Juive (ou Jeunes Communistes Juifs)
  • MOI (Main d'Oeuvre Immigrée)
  • Mouvement de Défense et de Solidarité Contre les Persécutions Antijuives et les Déportations
  • Mouvement National Contre le Racisme (MNCR)
  • Polish Groups
  • Union de la Jeunesse Juive (UJJ)
  • Union des Juifs pour la Résistance et l'Entr'aide
  • Miscellaneous or Unidentified Groups during the Occupation
  • Miscellaneous or Unidentified Groups after the Occupation

3. Documents Relating to Collaboration

  • Government of Vichy – Collaboration
  • Épuration [Purge]

4. Documents on Prisons, Prisoners and Deportées

  • Specific Prisons or Camps
  • Various Provincial Prisons
  • Unidentified Prisons or Camps
  • Mouvement National des Prisonniers de Guerre et Déportés
  • Songs and Poems from Prison
  • Documents on Torture, Executions, etc.

5. French Leaflets: Jews and Jewish Underground Groups
6. Incomplete and Unidentified Documents [Not Listed]

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Other institutions that have material collected by Diamant include the Musée de la Résistance Nationale in Champigny, the Contemporary Jewish Documentation Center in Paris, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.

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Portions of this material have been digitized and are available in the Digital Archive.

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