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Genealogical Resource for Soviet Jewish Families Assisted by JDC in Vienna and Rome

Genealogical Resource for Soviet Jewish Families Assisted by JDC in Vienna and RomeMay 27, 2016 The JDC Archives is pleased to announce that information regarding over 3,000 Polish and Soviet Jewish families assisted by JDC in Vienna and Rome in the years 1969-1975 has been added to the JDC Archives Names Index. This genealogical resource is now available online. Polish and Soviet Jewish refugees who were assisted by JDC in 1969-1975 and their descendants can search the Names Index at http://archives.jdc.org/archives-search. During these years, Jews leaving Poland and the Soviet Union were assisted by JDC in Vienna and Rome...

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From a JDC Volunteer in Romania to a Historian of JDC Work in Poland

From a JDC Volunteer in Romania to a Historian of JDC Work in PolandMay 18, 2016 Interview with Dr. Rachel Rothstein. Q: What is your connection to JDC? A: My connection to JDC dates back to my study abroad term in Prague in 2002. I was curious about Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe after the Holocaust. JDC was, of course, instrumental in supporting Jewish life in the region. And in August 2004 I was off to Timișoara in Romania for a one-year stint as a JDC/Jewish Service Corps volunteer to do Jewish outreach work with youth. Q:...

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Milestones for the JDC Archives Photo Collection

Milestones for the JDC Archives Photo CollectionMay 17, 2016 The JDC Archives has partnered with two burgeoning and compelling digital history initiatives, the World Digital Library (WDL) and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Each project endeavors to make documents and images of key historic value available to a broad range of audiences worldwide. JDC photographs shared on the two platforms highlight the Jewish experience in JDC’s first decade on the international arena. A collaborative undertaking of the U.S. Library of Congress and the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), the WDL promotes intercultural understanding across...

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JDC Archives Awarded Preservation Funds for One of Its Rare Film Treasures

JDC Archives Awarded Preservation Funds for One of Its Rare Film TreasuresMar 26, 2016 JDC Archives was one of the 2016 federal grant recipients from the National Film Preservation Foundation, a nonprofit organization created by the U.S. Congress to help save America’s film heritage. JDC was one of 39 institutions receiving grant awards for preservation by the Foundation.The funds will go towards the preservation and digitization of a silent reel of footage from the post-World War II years (1946-1949) created at the Rothschild Hospital in Vienna. Many thousands of Polish and Romanian Jewish refugees escaping continued anti-Semitism in their...

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Two JDC Archives Fellowships Inaugurated and Fellowship Awards Announced

Two JDC Archives Fellowships Inaugurated and Fellowship Awards AnnouncedMar 24, 2016   The JDC Archives is delighted to announce the establishment of two new fellowships to assist scholars interested in conducting research in the JDC Archives. Each of two new Fellowships will award one fellowship each year to a deserving scholar engaged in graduate level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives. The Sorrell and Lorraine Chesin/JDC Archives Fellowship was established in late 2015 and made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Sorrell and Lorraine Chesin, supporters of JDC who have deep roots in...

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