Vaad Hatzalah (the Rescue Committee or Committee for Rescuing) was an organization to rescue Jews in Europe from the Holocaust. It was founded in November 1939 by the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada (Agudath Harabbanim). It was originally named Emergency Committee for War-Torn Yeshivas and it is often referred to as `the .
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