Central and Eastern European Planning Board.

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Joint committee of the Polish, Czechoslovak, Yugoslav, and Greek governments in exile.

From the description of Central and Eastern European Planning Board records, 1942-1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867544

The Central and Eastern European Planning Board was founded in New York in 1942 by representatives of the exiled governments of occupied Czechoslovakia, Greece, Poland, and Yugoslavia following their attendance at the International Labor Conference held in New York in November, 1941.

From 1942 to 1945 the Board conducted research and formulated plans for postwar reconstruction in the four countries, with the goal of forming a democratic central and eastern European federation. Member countries financed the Board with contributions and were represented by government ministers Jan Masaryk of Czechoslovakia (alternating with Jaromir Necas), Emanuel Tsouderos of Greece (replacing Aristides Dimitratos, Greece's original representative on the Board), Jan Stanzyk of Poland, and Sava N. Kosanovich of Yugoslavia. These representatives made up the General Steering Committee (chaired by Kosanovich) which was the Board's executive body. The Board also had committees on economics (with subcommittees on agriculture, finance and foreign trade, industry, and relief) and education. Secretary-General Feliks Gross was a lawyer, sociologist, political scientist, author, and member of the Polish Socialist Party. He moved to the United States after World War II.

The Board published the monthly journal New Europe; a monthly newsletter, Survey of Central and Eastern Europe, which reported on wartime conditions in the occupied countries; a pamphlet series; and a series of irregularly issued Documents and Reports. The Board also participated in institutes, conferences and educational forums on the topic of postwar reconstruction in central and eastern Europe. Many of the meetings were held at colleges and universities in the United States including Antioch College, Hofstra College, New York University, and the University of Wyoming. The withdrawal of Yugoslavia and Greece from the Board in August and September of 1943, the severance of relations between the Czech and Polish governments, and the changes in the political climate all contributed to the closing down of the Board in 1945.

From the description of Central and Eastern European Planning Board records, 1942-1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122532164

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Joint committee of the Polish, Czechoslovak, Yugoslav, and Greek governments in exile.

From the guide to the Central and Eastern European Planning Board records, 1942-1943, (Hoover Institution Archives)

The Central and Eastern European Planning Board was founded in New York in 1942 by representatives of the exiled governments of occupied Czechoslovakia, Greece, Poland, and Yugoslavia following their attendance at the International Labor Conference held in New York in November, 1941. From 1942 to 1945 the Board conducted research and formulated plans for postwar reconstruction in the four countries, with the goal of forming a democratic central and eastern European federation. Member countries financed the Board with contributions and were represented by government ministers Jan Masaryk of Czechoslovakia (alternating with Jaromir Necas), Emanuel Tsouderos of Greece (replacing Aristides Dimitratos, Greece's original representative on the Board), Jan Stanzyk of Poland, and Sava N. Kosanovich of Yugoslavia. These representatives made up the General Steering Committee (chaired by Kosanovich) which was the Board's executive body. The Board also had committees on economics (with subcommittees on agriculture, finance and foreign trade, industry, and relief) and education. Secretary-General Feliks Gross was a lawyer, sociologist, political scientist, author, and member of the Polish Socialist Party. He moved to the United States after World War II.

The Board published the monthly journal New Europe; a monthly newsletter, Survey of Central and Eastern Europe, which reported on wartime conditions in the occupied countries; a pamphlet series; and a series of irregularly issued Documents and Reports. The Board also participated in institutes, conferences and educational forums on the topic of postwar reconstruction in central and eastern Europe. Many of the meetings were held at colleges and universities in the United States including Antioch College, Hofstra College, New York University, and the University of Wyoming. The withdrawal of Yugoslavia and Greece from the Board in August and September of 1943, the severance of relations between the Czech and Polish governments, and the changes in the political climate all contributed to the closing down of the Board in 1945.

From the guide to the Central and Eastern European Planning Board records, 1942-1945, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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creatorOf Central and Eastern European Planning Board. Central and Eastern European Planning Board records, 1942-1943. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Central and Eastern European Planning Board records, 1942-1945 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America. Records, 1942-1975. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Central and Eastern European Planning Board. Central and Eastern European Planning Board records, 1942-1945. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Gross, Feliks, 1906-2006. Papers, 1928-1977. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Central and Eastern European Planning Board records, 1942-1943 Hoover Institution Archives
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associatedWith Besterman, Wladyslaw M person
associatedWith Besterman, Wladyslaw M. person
associatedWith Chaconas, Stephen person
associatedWith Chaconas, Stephen. person
associatedWith Corey, Lewis person
associatedWith Corey, Lewis. person
associatedWith Coudenhove-Kalergi, Richard Nicolaus, Graf von, 1894-1972. person
associatedWith De Huszar, George B person
associatedWith De Huszar, George B. person
associatedWith Friedrich, Carl J. 1901-1984. person
associatedWith Fry, Varian. person
associatedWith Goldsmith, Arthur person
associatedWith Goldsmith, Arthur. person
associatedWith Goth, John person
associatedWith Goth, John. person
associatedWith Gross, Feliks, 1906- person
associatedWith Gross, Feliks, 1906-2006. person
associatedWith Junosza, Jozef P person
associatedWith Junosza, Jozef P. person
associatedWith Korsak, Tadeusz. person
associatedWith Kosanovich, Sava N person
associatedWith Kosanovich, Sava N. person
associatedWith Kozák, J. B. 1888- person
associatedWith Kozák, J. B. (Jan Blahoslav), 1888- person
associatedWith Krzycki, Leo. person
associatedWith Kulischer, Eugene M. 1881-1956 person
associatedWith Kuszniarz, Tadeusz person
associatedWith Kuszniarz, Tadeusz. person
associatedWith Langer, Olgierd. person
associatedWith Leinveber, Irena Poplawska person
associatedWith Leinveber, Irena Poplawska. person
associatedWith Mann, Eric person
associatedWith Mann, Eric. person
associatedWith Mosely, Philip E. 1905-1972. person
associatedWith Odložilík, Otakar, 1899- person
associatedWith Odložilík, Otakar, 1899-1973. person
associatedWith Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Rouček, Joseph S. 1902-1984. person
associatedWith Rouček, Joseph Slabey, 1902- person
associatedWith Schairer, Reinhold. person
associatedWith Seabury, William Marston, 1878-1949. person
associatedWith Senior, Clarence Ollson, 1903-1974. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Poland
Europe, Eastern
Europe, Central
Europe, Eastern
Europe, Central
Poland
Europe
Subject
World War, 1939-1945--Europe, Eastern
Reconstruction (1939-1951)--Europe, Eastern
Planning
Reconstruction (1939-1951)--Poland
World War, 1939-1945--Governments in exile
Planning--Europe, Central
World War, 1939-1945--Europe, Central
World War, 1939-1945--Poland
Planning--Europe, Eastern
Planning--Poland
Reconstruction (1939-1951)
World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects
Reconstruction (1939-1951)--Europe, Central
World War, 1939-1945
Reconstruction (1939-1951)--Europe
Occupation
Activity

Corporate Body

Active 1942

Active 1945

Polish,

English,

German,

French

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