Auswanderungsabteilung der Israelitischen Kultusgemeinde Wien.

AUCTION 76 | Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Ceremonial & Graphic Art

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Lot 135

Auswanderungsabteilung der Israelitischen Kultusgemeinde Wien.

Auswanderungsberatung. Adressenliste der Jüdischen Hilfskomites in allen Ländern der Erde. Zusammengestellt nach dem Stande vom 1. Juni 1939 [“Emigration Department of the Jewish Community Vienna. Emigration Advice. Address list of the Jewish Relief Committees in All Countries of the World. Composed as of June 1, 1939.”] ff. 8, (1) printed on recto side only, browned. Original mimeographed wrappers. Sm. folio. Not in Library of the USHMM, unlisted by WorldCat.

Vienna: 1939

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
Issued almost 15 months following the Anschluss and seven months after Kristallnacht, a time when Jews still resident in Vienna would have been living under tremendously stressful and prejudicial conditions - with even further perilous times soon to come. 55 countries around the world are here listed, from Europe to the Americas and the Caribbean basin, from Africa to the Far East. In each country the name and address of the local Jewish organization is recorded. With a single page supplement of six countries hosting organizations specifically seeking to assist Jewish children. With this guide-book to hand, Viennesse Jews would desperately write to anyone, and anywhere, seeking a ticket to safety - from Albania to Australia, from Siam to Venezuela. Exceptionally rare publication prepared by the Central Jewish Community Council of Vienna (Kultusgemeinde).