For University Students and Scholars

The Cuba Archives is the largest repository of its type in the Southeast. Its holdings of personal and family papers and organizational records include diaries, minutes, scrapbooks and photographs, audio and video recordings, and oral histories, as well as an extensive newspaper collection. Over 2,000 manuscript collections and 15,000 photographs support study in Georgia Jewish history, genealogy, and the Holocaust. Cemetery records, family histories, synagogue membership records, population studies and a small collection of Yizkor books from Jewish communities destroyed during the Holocaust assist genealogists in the search for their roots.

Although there are many institutions in the United States that have materials pertaining to the Holocaust and Holocaust survivors, there are relatively few that have information about the One Thousand Children phenomenon and even fewer with documents about the role of the American South in aiding Jewish refugees. The Ida Pearle and Joseph Cuba Archives at the Breman contain the complete records of the Hebrew Orphans Home (now the Jewish Educational Loan Fund), which handled the cases of the German-Jewish children that came to Georgia as part of the One Thousand Children project. The records of other organizations and individuals who were involved in this effort are also avalible to researchers. For more information or to make an appointment, call Sandra Berman, Archivist, at 404-870-1862, or contact her by e-mail at