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Fondazione Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea (CDEC)

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Title
Fondazione Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea (CDEC)
Jewish Contemporary Documentation Centre

Description
The Foundation is a non governmental organisation which was established in 1955 to collect and preserve documents on contemporary Italian Jewish history with special emphasis on the persecution of the Jews during the Fascist regime and the Nazi Occupation and also to document the Jewish contribution to the Resistance movement during World War II in Italy.

The Foundation, which is the main source of information on Jewish history in Italy, has a library comprising some 18,000 volumes in Italian and other languages, a periodicals section containing 2,000 titles of which 160 are current, an archive of over 40 metres of documents (originals and copies), and many reels of microfilmed records from archives situated in Italy and abroad, photographs, slides, Italian press cuttings, audiocassettes and videotapes, as well as an archive documenting contemporary antisemitism and an educational sector on the history of the Holocaust.

The archival records include Jewish organisations and archives of individuals.

CDEC is a member of the Italian representation on the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research.

Location
· Records of Jewish institutions and organisations/Jewish life/FO/N
(Partially microfilmed in 1970s and stored at Yad Vashem Archives)

· Collection of public documents (photocopies)aAuthorities policy towards Jews/AS/N
(Partially microfilmed in 1970s and stored at Yad Vashem Archives)

· Collection of documents on anti-Jewish Fascist and Nazi persecution/arrests, prisons, camps, massacres of Jews in Italy and in the colonies, anti-Fascist resistance/AG/N
(Partially microfilmed in 1970s and stored at Yad Vashem Archives)

· Personal papers/diaries, correspondence, legal documents, photographs, manuscripts, et alia/FP/N
(Partially microfilmed in 1970s and stored at Yad Vashem Archives)

· Individual files of persons deported from Italy/biographies and documents/FD/N

· Collection of video-interviews/Jews deported to Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, prominent Jews in community life, Jewish partisans/FI

Contact Information
Liliana Picciotto Fargion (Archivist)
Fondazione Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea (CDEC)
Via Eupili, 8 20145 Milan
Tel.: +39 (0)2 31 63 38/39; +39 (0)2 31 60 92
Tel.: Film library +39 33 10 38 40
Fax: +39 (0)2 33 60 27 28
Email: cdec@cdec.it

Library
Email: biblio@cdec.it
Archive
arch.stor@cdec.it

Opening hours: 9:00 - 13:00 Monday to Friday except national and Jewish holidays.

Source
Fondazione Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea
(CDEC)
Jewish Contemporary Documentation Centre
<http://www.cdec.it/>, accessed 27 March 2003.

Guide Européen des Sources d'Archives sur la Shoah, Centre de documentation Juive Contemporaine , Paris 2000, pp.125-126

Les Archives de la Shoah, Centre de documentation Juive Contemporaine , L'Harmattan, Paris 1998, pp. 131-156.

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