This file contains correspondence with the Delegate in Shanghai, Mr. H. Cuénod, and from Russian organisations with contacts in Geneva, regarding the situation of refugees in Shanghai in case of an evacuation further to Chinese civil war.
This file contains correspondence with the Delegate in Shanghai, Mr. H.Cuénod, and from Mr. Oudendyk, the Dean of the Diplomatic Body in Peking, as well as statistics of Russian refugees in this city. The Shanghai delegate is in touch with Russian organisations and individuals, amongst which, Union of Russian associations, Mr. Malinovsky, and General Horvath. Also includes a list of member organisations of Union de l'Emigration en Extrême Orient [Oudendjik].
This file contains correspondence between the Russian Refugee Service and its delegations: H. Reymond, Austria and Hungary, L.S. Childs, Belgrade, Charpentier (successor of Childs) on the subject of the ILO's recruitment of Russian refugee workers via an intermediary, the Bureau atlantique, as per some press cuttings. References are made to articles in L'Humanité and Russian press, DNI, edited by Kerensky in Paris.
This file contains correspondence regarding the measures taken by France to act upon the resolutions adopted by the Council on 25 Mar. 1922, its adhesion to the identity certificates system on 4 Sept. 1922 and enforcement of adhesion as of 1 Jan. 1923. It includes correspondence with other delegations regarding subsequent obstacles encountered in the delivery of visas by French diplomatic representations. It appears that the Russian organisations play an important role in the recommendations for visa issuance by French Consuls. A press clipping raises the issue of consequences on Russian emigration of "de jure" recognition by France of the Soviet government.
This file concerns an expulsion order given to six persons with residency/asylum permits but without accusations or motives. The Russian organisation, Comité Russe de Secours aux Réfugiés en Pologne, notifies the Polish Delegation of the HCR.
It contains file 45/20773/15833, correspondence from the Département fédéral de Justice et Police and the Département Politique fédéral, sample of the identity certificates delivered by the Swiss government, press clippings (Schweizerische Republikanische Blätter), regarding transit visas and the decision of adhesion notified 20 Oct. 1922 and enforced 1 Jan. 1923.
This file documents the decision of the Turkish government to issue special passports that are in agreement with the identity certificates system adopted by the Inter-governmental conference held at Geneva, July 3rd-5th, 1922, as per circular letter of 29 Jan. 1924. Collective passports are issued by the HCR for group evacuations. It contains correspondence, memoranda and notes, exchanges between the Legal section (Dr. van Hamel) and Major T.F. Johnson of the Refugee Service, between Consuls and the Secretary-General, the delegate S. Lawford Childs and other delegations of the HCR. The question of the status of Armenian and Georgian refugees is raised as well as of new Turkish laws making the collective passport procedure much more lengthy and expensive.
Correspondence between the Delegate, Mr. Schlemmer, and the Chief of the Refugee Service as well as with American relief organizations to organize the evacuation of Russian refugees from Constantinople [Stamboul] following a decree of expulsion by the Turkish government. Correspondence is also exchanged with Turkish national authorities.
Within the context of the expulsion decree deadline extended to 6 Feb. 1929, correspondence exchanged to enable naturalization of refugees or their evacuation through free visas or labour contracts. The file includes translations of Turkish laws on nationality and related stamp duties.
Correspondence and telegrams regarding the expulsion of three former members of the Russian army, Glasenapp, Djakow and Lebedeff; the Russian refugees' complaint against the Danzig authorities for their removal of the Russian eagle from a stone and their mutilation of the epitaph on said stone; the possible creation of a sub-delegation of the High Commissariat for Refugees in Danzig. On these subjects, the Polish and Baltic States delegate, Mr. E. Gallati, meets representatives of the Danzig senate during a mission to the Free City 8-10 Dec. 1919. He meets namely President Sahm and his assistant, Dr. Ferber, a report of the mission is addressed to the deputy High Commissioner, M. T.F. Johnson.