Related Collections and Selected Bibliography

Related Collections and Selected Bibliography

The resources below include information either created by or related to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), its predecessors, and affiliated organizations. Many of these resources can be found in the online catalog of the American Jewish Historical Society, and may be viewed in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room.

Related Collections


Collections at the American Jewish Historical Society that relate to HIAS.

  1. Abraham Alpert (1873-1939) Papers, 1900-1947 (P-544)
  2. Cecilia Razovsky (1886-1968) Papers, 1913-1971 (P-290)
  3. Colonel Seymour J. Pomrenze Papers, 1809-2008 (P-933)
  4. Combined Jewish Philanthropies (Boston) Records, 1865-1989 (I-220)
  5. Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter Collection, 1944-1975 (P-317)
  6. Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (Boston) Papers, 1870-1977 (I-96)
  7. Howard Lenhoff (1929-2011) Papers, 1947-2007 (P-902)
  8. Kasriel H. Sarasohn Collection, 1881-1933 (P-708)
  9. National Refugee Service Records, 1935-1947, 1953 (I-92)
  10. United Service for New Americans Records, 1946-1954 (I-93)
Selection of related archival collections held by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Visit YIVO’s HIAS Archives page for more.
  1. HIAS and HICEM Main Office, New York Records, circa 1900-1970 (RG 245.4)
  2. Ilya Dijour Papers, circa 1910-1964 (RG 589)
  3. National Refugee Service Records, 1938-1946 (RG 248)
  4. Philip Sandler Papers, 1950s-1960s (RG 420)


Selected Bibliography

Related publications in the library collections of the American Jewish Historical Society and its partners at the Center for Jewish History.

  1. Andersen, Kathleen, Morris Ardoin, and Margarita Zilberman, eds. 120 HIAS Stories. New York, NY: Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, 2002.
  2. Abella, Irving M., and Harold Martin Troper. None Is Too Many: Canada and the Jews of Europe, 1933-1948. Toronto, Canada: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1982.
  3. Baumel-Schwartz, and Judith Tydor. Unfulfilled Promise: Rescue and Resettlement of Jewish Refugee Children in the United States, 1934-1945. Juneau, Alaska: Denali Press, 1990.
  4. Breitman, Richard. FDR and the Jews. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013.
  5. Buwalda, Piet. They Did Not Dwell Alone: Jewish Emigration from the Soviet Union, 1967-1990. Washington, DC: Baltimore: Woodrow Wilson Center Press; Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
  6. Diner, Hasia R. A Time for Gathering: The Second Migration,1820-1880. Jewish People in America v. 2. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.
  7. Dwork, Deborah, and R.J. Van Pelt. Flight from the Reich: Refugee Jews, 1933-1946. 1st ed. New York London: W.W. Norton, 2009.
  8. Faber, Eli. A Time for Planting: The First Migration, 1654-1820. Jewish People in America v. 1. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.
  9. Feingold, Henry L. A Time for Searching: Entering the Mainstream, 1920-1945. Jewish People in America v. 4. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.
  10. Feingold, Henry L. The Politics of Rescue: The Roosevelt Administration and the Holocaust, 1938-1945. New York: Holocaust Library, [1980].
  11. Kage, Joseph. With Faith and Thanksgiving: The Story of Two Hundred Years of Jewish Immigration and Immigrant Aid Effort in Canada, 1760-1960. Montreal: Eagle Pub., 1962.
  12. Loescher, Gil, and John A. Scanlan. Calculated Kindness: Refugees and America's Half-open Door, 1945 to the Present. New York: London: Free Press; Collier Macmillan, 1986.
  13. Orleck, Annelise. The Soviet Jewish Americans. Hanover, NH: Brandeis University Press published by University Press of New England, 2001.
  14. Pinkus, Benjamin. The Soviet Government and the Jews, 1948-1967: A Documented Study. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984.
  15. Ro’i, Yaacov. The Jewish Movement in the Soviet Union. Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson Center Press; Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
  16. Sanders, Ronald. Shores of Refuge: A Hundred Years of Jewish Emigration. New York: Schocken Books, 1988.
  17. Shapiro, Edward S. A Time for Healing: American Jewry since World War II. Jewish People in America v. 5. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.
  18. Sorin, Gerald. A Time for Building: The Third Migration, 1880-1920. Jewish People in America v. 3. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.
  19. Szulc, Tad, and Mazal Holocaust Collection. The Secret Alliance: The Extraordinary Story of the Rescue of the Jews since World War II. 1st ed. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1991.
  20. White, Lyman Cromwell. 300,000 New Americans: The Epic of a Modern Immigrant-aid Service. 1st ed. New York: Harper, 1957.
  21. Wischnitzer, Mark. Visas to Freedom: the History of HIAS. Cleveland: World Pub., 1956.
  22. Wyman, David S. Paper Walls: America and the Refugees Crisis, 1938-1941. Rev. ed. New York: Pantheon Books, 1985.
  23. Wyman, David S. The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust, 1941-1945. 1st Pbk. ed. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984.