Re: Austria, Vienna: Exit questionnaire & visa documents #austria-czech
Earlier posters are correct- only people who needed IKG's assistance completed questionnaires.
The Vienna Jewish community records are divided up into 2 main parts:
The Vienna component (records still held by the IKG) ~ 1,000,000 pages
The Jerusalem component (records held by the CAHJP) ~1,400,000 pages (these records were sent to Jerusalem in the 1950s and 1960s.)
USHMM has copies of both components on microfilm.
The Vienna component has the names index to the questionnaires and about ~2000 forms. However the bulk of the completed questionnaires are at the CAHJP, ~271,000 pages. The questionnaires are in 2 sections - ones filed alphabetically and ones filed numerically. The index is the only way to find a numerical file.
Additionally, archival collections RG-15.109 Records of the Jewish Community of Vienna held at the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute and RG-11.001M.27 Israelitische Kultusgemeinde, Vienna (Fond 707) from the Russian State Military Archives (Osobyi) records contain emigration related material such as correspondence and lists of Jews who immigrated.
(The records in Warsaw were found abandoned in Poland and sent to the Jewish Historical Archives. The records in Moscow were captured by the Soviet Army. There are multiple collections about Austrian Jews in the Osobyi records- search our catalog at https://collections.ushmm.org.)
Currently the only reference work I can do for our Vienna material is for the questionnaires. Send full names and dates of birth to reference@.... Put Vienna emigration questionnaires in the subject line so my colleagues assign the requests to me. I do not know how long it will take me to fulfill any requests.
Megan Lewis Reference LibrarianNOTE: I am teleworking until further notice.
National Institute for Holocaust Documentation
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