Learning More about the Children of Cyprus

Learning More about the Children of Cyprus

Genealogical resources available in JDC’s Cyprus Collection Women with their newborns in the Cyprus detention camps Cyprus, c.1947; photograph by Al Taylor During the summer of 1946, the British Mandate in Palestine had to address the problem of an increasing...
Do You Have a JDC Story?

Do You Have a JDC Story?

The JDC Archives wants to hear from you–what’s your JDC story? Jewish genealogy and genealogy in general have always been a subject of interest to many. However, in recent years, there has been a surge in interest in the wake of the many genealogy...
Genealogical Resources on Immigrants to Eretz Yisrael

Genealogical Resources on Immigrants to Eretz Yisrael

Several lists of refugees assisted by JDC from 1944 to 1949 now indexed. Are you looking for information about individuals who immigrated to Palestine, and later to the State of Israel? Several lists of adults, children, and entire families who received JDC assistance...
An Enduring Personal JDC Connection in Poland

An Enduring Personal JDC Connection in Poland

Child Holocaust survivor uncovers a piece of his family history. At 86 years old, Emanuel Elbinger (who is better known as Mundek) is an active member of the JDC-supported Jewish Community Centre in Krakow, Poland. What Mundek did not fully realize until recently is...
The SS Serpa Pinto Lists: A Resource for Genealogy Research

The SS Serpa Pinto Lists: A Resource for Genealogy Research

JDC Names Database enlarged by twelve lists and hundreds of names. The SS Serpa Pinto, a ship named after a Portuguese explorer and sailing under the Portuguese flag, became the leading bearer of refugees across the Atlantic during World War II. JDC financed or shared...