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Object ID

2019.2.241

Object Name

Envelope

Date

2-19-1946

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Description

Envelope with one red postage stamp and five blue postage stamps along right side, addressed to “Comité de Proteccion a los Inmigrantes Israelitas” in center. Back marked with “HICEM.”

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: HICEM was an organization designed to help European Jews emigrate. HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, managed Jewish immigration to the US, while the HICEM’s goal was to help European refugees successfully navigate the complexities of emigration. While HICEM had a network of offices in foreign countries, its European headquarters had been located in Paris until the Nazi occupation in 1940, after which it was relocated to neutral Portugal, from where this cover had been mailed soon after WWII ended.

Dimensions

5 x 6"

Keywords

HICEM, HIAS, Lisbon, Portugal

Subcollection

1945 - Present: Post-Holocaust Commemoration & Revitalization: Displaced Person Camps; Refugees and Emigration; Postwar Trials; Israel Statehood

Airmail Cover Sent from Lisbon, Portugal Office of HICEM to Committee for Protections of Jewish Immigrants, Santiago, Chile

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