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a: Envelope with two green postage stamps along right side, stamped twice with “POUR PARTS METTEZ LEN DE LARRONDISSEMENT,” addressed to “Mr. A. Distler.” b: Four-page letter dated “28. 7. 46” [Related items 2019.2.310 - 2019.2.323]
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:Alexander Distler has returned to England post-internment and at war’s end is living in London. Distler was one of the more than 2,000 Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany and Austria who, forcibly removed from Britain as possible “enemy aliens,” were placed in internment camps in Canada. While the Jews were eventually treated as refugees and not as enemies, many were not allowed to leave until 1944.
Dr. Alexander Bramson was the Polish representative to the Committee on the Progressive Development of International Law and Its Codification – the so-called “Committee of 17” – in the recently formed United Nations. This committee played a critical role in the Genocide Convention of 1948 which essentially established a legal definition of genocide.
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Alexander Distler, Dr. Alexander Bramson, Genocide Convention, United Nations, Genocide
"Correspondence from Dr. Alexander Bramson in Paris, France to Alexander Distler in London, England" (1946). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2019.2.319ab.