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Jewish Council of 1933 records, 1943-1978
The Jewish Council of 1933, Inc. was created by a group of refugees from Nazi Germany in San Francisco to reaffirm their faith in democracy and to help each other acclimate and assimilate. It also instituted a "Sterbekasse" to provide death benefits to the families of members. The Council, with 1,300 members in 1947, sponsored debates and activities that reflected its commitment to fighting antisemitism and racism. The group dissolved in 1978.
Correspondence; minutes; by-laws; bulletins; reports; awards; officer and membership lists; financial items; information about postwar resettlement; news about Shanghai Jews; lists of public debates sponsored by the Council; advertisements of Jewish businesses located in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1940s and 1950s; and information on the Jewish Club of Los Angeles of 1933.