Joseph P. D'Andrea WWII refugee resettlement papers

Abstract

The Joseph P. D'Andrea WWII refugee resettlement papers(dated 1936-2017, bulk 1936-1951; 0.25 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises records and publications related to D'Andrea's work as a United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) social worker in Austria after WWII.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Joseph P. D'Andrea WWII refugee resettlement papers
Creator
D'Andrea, Joseph P., 1912-2001
Extent
0.25 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Antisemitism -- Europe
Concentration camps.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Jewish children
Jewish diaspora
Jewish refugees
Jews -- Migrations
Nutrition
Refugee camps
Refugees -- Europe
Refugees -- Housing
Refugees -- International cooperation
Resettlement.
Social workers
War refugees
World War, 1939-1945.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject.
Finding Aid Author
Elizaveta Khenner
Preferred Citation
2017ms002: [identification of item], Joseph P. D'Andrea WWII refugee resettlement papers, 1936-2017, bulk 1936-1951, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Joseph P. D'Andrea was born September 26, 1912 in Patton, Pennsylvania. As one of the first welfare officers to arrive in Europe after World War II, Joseph P. D'Andrea directed relief efforts for the tens of thousands of displaced persons and political refugees living in camps following the war. From 1945 to 1947 he served as Principal Welfare Officer for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) in the U.S. zone of Austria. When the International Relief Organization (IRO) replaced UNRRA in 1947, he was appointed as Chief of Welfare, Care and Maintenance for Land Upper Austria. From 1950 to 1952 he served as Austria IRO Headquarters Officer for installations, housing, chronic sick amd rehabilitation.
By 1952, as most of the refugees had immigrated and established new lives in other countries, D'Andrea returned to the United States, operating first a family retail business and then returning to social work until his retirement. He died in Pennsylvania on August 23, 2001.
Scope and Content
The Joseph P. D'Andrea WWII refugee resettlement papers(dated 1936-2017, bulk 1936-1951; 0.25 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises records and publications related to D'Andrea's work as a United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) social worker in Austria after WWII.
The first portion of the collection contains biographical materials about D'Andrea, such as letters of recommendation and his resume. There are also printed pages, possibly written by D'Andrea or the UNRRA, that describe the conditions of Jews during and after WWII in Austria, as well as a summary that describes the political conditons in Austria post-WWII and the attitudes of native Austrians towards the displaced people in their country following the war. The second part of the collection are records of D'Andrea's work with the UNRRA, and contain information about rations and diets for different groups of displaced persons. There are also monthly operational reports from August 1951, containing data from various cities in the U.S. zone of Austria; each report includes numbers and countries to which refugees were being resettled or repatriated. Also in the collection are German language publications, presumably used by D'Andrea during his time in Europe.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Joseph P. D'Andrea biographical materials, 1951-2017

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United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration records, 1951

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Deutsche Sprachlehre fuer Auslaender (German language study for foreigners) by Hans Schulz and Wilhelm Sundermeyer; published by Deutschen Instituts fuer Foreigners an der Universitaet Berlin, 1936

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Vom Bild zum Wort (From image to word, German language learning book) by Leo Kober; Universum Verlagsges, m.b.H., Wien, 1946, 1946

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The Story of the UNRRA pamphlet , 1948

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SOS A Call from 100,000 of Your Neighbors in Distress pamphlet by the International Refugee Organization , 1950

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The Facts About Refugees pamphlet by the International Refugee Organization , 1948

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Problems of Aliyah and Absorption by J. Raphael, address delivered at the tenth Convention of the Hapael Hamizrachi , 1949

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Israel 2 magazine, 1950

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