The Bare Necessities
The U.S. Army and UNRRA provided a bare minimum of rations and clothing; JDC made up the difference. The first goal in aiding Jewish displaced persons was to ensure their survival. Malnutrition was a common condition, and timing was critical. As JDC resolved the difficulties of raising sufficient funds, assessing the needs of a shifting population, and procuring supplies in post-war Europe, it provided as steady and comprehensive an array of services as could be mustered.