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Records of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee: Istanbul Office 1937-1949 Countries and Regions

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Archives of The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.
Email: archives@jdc.org

Detailed Description of the Records
Subcollection: Countries and Regions
Extent: 59 files
Scope and Content: These records detail the scope of the relationships between JDC's Istanbul office and refugees and survivors in Europe in the immediate aftermath of WWII. The files contain extensive information on the shipment of relief supplies, including shipping over 250,000 packages for Jewish refugees in Russia via Tehran; eyewitness accounts; inquiries regarding wartime rescue; and reports on JDC relief activities in Balkans, Romania, and Turkey, among other localities.
Arrangement
The Countries and Regions subcollection is divided into 26 Record Groups. Select from the drop-down list below:

Personal Names:
Costiner, E.
Filderman, W.
Fishzohn, Arthur
Kessler, Mordecai
Magnes, Judah
Siegel, Manuel
Corporate Names:
Caisse de Petits Prets d'Istanbul
Mosaiska Forsamlingen, Stockholm
Peltours
Tasit, Istanbul
Subjects:
Country situation reports
Eyewitness Accounts
Relief Supplies
Geographic Locations:
Balkans
Bucharest
Budapest, Hungary
Cairo, Egypt
Holland
Istanbul
Izmir
Jerusalem
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Sofia, Bulgaria
Teheran
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Record Group: Australia
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File IS.198: Australia 1945

Extent: 1 page
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 15
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Record Group: Austria
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File IS.199: Austria/Vienna 1945-1946

Extent: 1/4 inch
Languages:
English
German
Old Folder Number: 4
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Record Group: Balkans
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File IS.200: Balkans 1945 (1 of 2)

Extent: 7/8 inch
Languages:
English
Turkish
Old Folder Number: 8
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File IS.201: Balkans 1945 (2 of 2)

Extent: 1/2 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 9
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File IS.202: Balkans 1945-1946 (1 of 2)

Extent: 7/8 inch
Languages:
English
Turkish
French
Old Folder Number: 10
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File IS.203: Balkans 1945-1946 (2 of 2)

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 11
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File IS.204: Balkans 1947

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
Turkish
French
Old Folder Number: 12
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File IS.205: Balkan Shipments 1945-1946 (1 of 2)

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 6
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File IS.206: Balkan Shipments 1945-1946 (2 of 2)

Extent:
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 6
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File IS.207: Balkans Shipments 1946

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Russian
Old Folder Number: 12
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IS.208: Balkan Shipments 1946

Extent: 1/2 inch
Languages:
English
Romanian
French
Turkish
German
Old Folder Number: 7
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File IS.209: Balkan Shipments 1947

Extent: 1/2 inch
Languages:
English
Turkish
French
Old Folder Number: 13
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Record Group: Belgium
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File IS.210: Belgium, 1945

Extent: 1/8 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 5
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Record Group: Bulgaria
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File IS.211: Bulgaria 1944-1945

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
French
German
Old Folder Number: 12
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File IS.212: Bulgaria 1945-1946

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
French
Bulgarian
Old Folder Number: 13
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Record Group: Czechoslovakia
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File IS.213: Czechoslovakia 1945-1946

Extent: 1/2 inch
Languages:
English
German
French
Old Folder Number: 13
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Record Group: France
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Series 3: Subject Matter: Canteens
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File IS.214: Paris 1945 (Wartime Activity)

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 1
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Record Group: Great Britain
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File IS.216: JDC London 1945-1946

Extent: 1/8 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 6
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Record Group: Greece
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File IS.217: Greece 1944-1946

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 1
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Record Group: Holland
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File IS.218: Holland 1945-1946

Extent:
Languages:
English
Dutch
Old Folder Number: 1
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Record Group: Hungary
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File IS.219: Hungary 1944-1946

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
German
Hebrew
French
Old Folder Number: 16
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File IS.220: Certificate Holders Hungary 1944

Extent: 1/4 inch
Languages:
English
German
Old Folder Number: 20
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Record Group: Iran
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File IS.221: Teheran 1945-1946

Extent: 1/2 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 16
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Record Group: Italy
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File IS.222: Italy 1944-1946

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Turkish
Old Folder Number: 2
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Record Group: Poland
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File IS.223: Birkenau April-May 1944

Extent: 3 pages
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 16
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File IS.224: Poland 1945-1946

Extent: 1/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 3
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Record Group: Portugal
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File IS.225: AJDC Lisbon 1944

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
French
German
Old Folder Number: 14
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File IS.226: Lisbon 1944-1945 (1 of 2)

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 1
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File IS.227: Lisbon 1944-1945 (2 of 2)

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 2
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Record Group: Rhodes
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File IS.228: Rhodes 1944-1945

Extent: 1/6 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 11
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Record Group: Romania
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File IS.229: Romania 1944-1945

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
German
Old Folder Number: 10
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File IS.230: Romania 1945-1946

Extent: 7/8 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 12
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File IS.231: Romania 1945

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 12
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File IS.232: Romania 1945-1947

Extent: 1/2 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 13
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File IS.233: Romania 1942, 1945-1949

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
French
Romanian
Old Folder Number: 8
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File IS.234: Correspondence from Romania June-August 1944 (1 of 2)

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
French
Old Folder Number: 23
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File IS.234.1: Correspondence from Romania June-August 1944 (2 of 2)

Extent: 7/8 inch
Languages:
French
Old Folder Number: 23
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File IS.235: Romania: Dr. W. Filderman, Bucharest 1944-1945

Extent: 1/2 inch
Languages:
English
French
German
Old Folder Number: 7
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Record Group: Russia
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File IS.236: Russia 1944-1945

Extent: 1/8 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 10
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Record Group: Slovakia
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File IS.237: Slovakia 1943-1944, 1946

Extent: 1/8 inch
Languages:
English
French
German
Old Folder Number: 24
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Record Group: South Africa
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File IS.238: South Africa 1944-1945

Extent: 1/4 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 8
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Record Group: South America
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File IS.239: South America 1944

Extent: 1/4 inch
Languages:
English
Romanian
Old Folder Number: 8
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Record Group: Sweden
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File IS.240: Sweden 1945-1946

Extent: 1/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 6
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Record Group: Switzerland
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File IS.241: Switzerland 1944-1946

Extent: 1/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
German
Old Folder Number: 7
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Record Group: Turkey: Localities
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File IS.242: Ankara 1944-1946

Extent: 1/3 inch
Languages:
English
French
Turkish
Old Folder Number: 19
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File IS.243: Bursa 1944-1945

Extent: 1/8 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 13
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File IS.244: Edirne 1943-1946

Extent: 1/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 9
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File IS.245: Istanbul 1944-1945 (1 of 2)

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
French
Turkish
Hebrew
Old Folder Number: 5
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File IS.246: Istanbul 1944-1945 (2 of 2)

Extent:
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 1
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File IS.247: Istanbul 1945-1946

Extent:
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 7
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File IS.248: Caisse de Petits Prets D'Istanbul 1937, 1939, 1942-1946

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
Turkish
French
Old Folder Number: 14
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File IS.249: Caisse De Petits Prets D'Istanbul 1944-1947

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
French
English
Arabic
Old Folder Number: 15
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File IS.250: Izmir 1944-1946

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 10
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File IS.251: Izmir 1944-1945

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 11
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File IS.252: Turkey Currency Exchange 1944

Extent: 1/8 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 13
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File IS.253: Turkey General Items 1945

Extent: 5 pages
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 10
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Record Group: Yemen
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File IS.254: Aden and Yemen 1944

Extent: 5 pages
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 8
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Record Group: Yugoslavia
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File IS.255: Yugoslavia 1944

Extent: 6 pages
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 8
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File IS.256: Yugoslavia 1945-1946

Extent: 1/6 inch
Languages:
English
German
French
Old Folder Number: 4
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