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New Issue of Dorot Highlights JDC Names Indexing Projects

New Issue of Dorot Highlights JDC Names Indexing ProjectsSep 23, 2016 The Summer 2016 issue of Dorot, the journal of the Jewish Genealogical Society, includes three articles about recent lists added to the JDC Archives online Names Index. The first, a news item submitted by Digitization Project Manager Jeff Edelstein, announces the completion of the indexing of names that appear on passenger lists of the SS Serpa Pinto, a ship that sailed numerous times from Lisbon and Casablanca to North and South America during World War II, carrying thousands of refugees to safety. JDC Archives photographs accompanying the piece...

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TIME Magazine features JDC Archives Warsaw Collection

TIME Magazine features JDC Archives Warsaw CollectionJul 5, 2016 70 years after the tragic Kielce pogrom, TIME features JDC’s postwar Poland archive, highlighting its efforts to aid survivors of the massacre and rebuild Jewish life directly after the Holocaust. Confiscated in 1949, the archival trove is now online and searchable. Read the article here:...

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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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