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Jewish Aid and Rescue Efforts

Even before the mass murders, Jews began to organize and devise plans to flee the regions controlled by the Nazis. In the Nazi-occupied territories in Europe, especially Poland, people began forming spontaneous groups, public-assistance committees, and house committees; open soup kitchens; and so on. Some of the Judenräte which operated under the Nazis' instructions, also did their best to help the Jews in their communities. As it became known that the Jews were being murdered, the emphasis shifted from aid to rescue. Various organizations, as well as private individuals, conveyed advance information about deportations, hid people due to be deported, and engaged in various activities to help Jews escape. (Jewish Aid and Rescue Efforts)

Total Sources (by media type):

Artifact Collection 2
Diaries and Letters 16
Documents 2
Lexicon Entries 33
Maps and Charts 1
Photographs 15
Research 3
Testimonies 8
   
Total Sources 80