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Records of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee: Istanbul Office 1937-1949 Organizations

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Archives of The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.
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Detailed Description of the Records
                                       
Subcollection: Organizations
Extent: 24 files
Scope and Content: This subcollection covers the years 1937-1949 (the majority of the materials date from 1942-1946) and details the relationships and collaborations among JDC Istanbul's office and other Jewish organizations, NGOs, and governmental agencies and personnel. The files contain correspondence, cables, invoices, names lists, and expenditure statements.

Prominent correspondents include: the Jewish Agency for Palestine, whose rescue efforts were JDC-financed; the International Red Cross, under whose auspices JDC sent care packages to Jewish communities in Romania and Slovakia and to prisoners in the Theresienstadt concentration camp; and the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. During World War II, mail from JDC's Istanbul office traveled via diplomatic pouch of the US Consulate in Istanbul. After the establishment of the U.S. War Refugee Board, of which JDC was the primary funder, in 1944 (learn more here), JDC staff worked even more closely with the U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Laurence Steinhardt.
Arrangement
This Organizations subcollection contains three Record Groups:

Government
Jewish Organizations
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
Personal Names:
Barlas, Charles
Fishzohn, Arthur
Kessler, Mordechai
Resnick, Reuben
Schwartz, Dr. Joseph J.
Simond, G.E.
Steinhardt, Laurence A.
Corporate Names:
Agudath Israel
Alliance Israelite
American Consulate, Istanbul
U.S. Embassy, Ankara, Turkey
International Red Cross
Jewish Agency for Palestine (JAFP)
National Refugee Service (NRS)
United Jewish Appeal (UJA)
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA)
Subjects:
Relief Supplies
Rescue
Geographic Locations:
Algiers
Ankara
Antalya, Turkey
Geneva, Switzerland
Istanbul
Jerusalem
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  Record Group: Government
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    File IS.85: British Passport Central Office Aug-Nov 1944
Extent: 3 pages
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 18
   
     
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    File IS.86: U.S. Embassy, Ankara (Ambassador Laurence A. Steinhardt), 1944-1945
Extent: 0.25 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 11
   
     
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    File IS.87: American Consulate, Algiers 1944
Extent: 2 pages
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 21
   
     
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    File IS.88: U.S. Government: Foreign Exchange Occupied Territories 1944
Extent: 0.25 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 3
   
     
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    File IS.88.1: U.S. Embassy in Ankara 1944-1945
Extent: 0.25 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 10
   
     
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    File IS.89: U.S. Trading with the Enemy Act 1944
Extent: 4 pages
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 21
   
     
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    File IS.90: U.S. War Refugee Board 1944
Extent:
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 6
   
     
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  Record Group: Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
This record group contains three series:

International Red Cross
National Refugee Service
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA)
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    Series 1: International Red Cross
   
     
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      File IS.102: International Red Cross 1944
Extent: 1/8 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 9
     
       
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      File IS.103: International Red Cross--Rumania 1944
Extent: 1/8 inch
Languages:
French
Old Folder Number: 1
     
       
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      File IS.104: International Red Cross 1944-1946
Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 4
     
       
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    Series 2: United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA)
   
     
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      File IS.105: United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) 1944-1945
Extent: 1/2 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 20
     
       
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    Series 3: National Refugee Service
   
     
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      File IS.106: National Refugee Service 1945-1946
Extent: 1/8 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 10
     
       
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  Record Group: Jewish Organizations
This record group contains six series:

Agudath Israel
Alliance Israelite Universelle
Bombay Jewish Relief Association
HICEM
Jewish Agency for Palestine
United Jewish Appeal
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    Series 1: Agudath Israel
   
     
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      File IS.91: Agudat Israel 1942-1945
Extent: 1/8 inch
Languages:
English
French
German
Old Folder Number: 9
     
       
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    Series 2: Alliance Israelite Universelle
   
     
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      File IS.92: Alliance Israelite 1943-1944, 1946
Extent: 1/8th
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 10
     
       
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    Series 3: Bombay Jewish Relief Association
   
     
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      File IS.93: Bombay Jewish Relief Board 1945-1946
Extent: 0.25 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 13
     
       
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    Series 4: HICEM
   
     
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      File IS.94: HICEM 1944-1946
Extent: 0.33 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 3
     
       
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    Series 5: Jewish Agency for Palestine
   
     
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      File IS.95: Jewish Agency 1944-1946
Extent: 0.33 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 7
     
       
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      File IS.96: Jewish Agency Accounts 1943-1945
Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 7
     
       
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      File IS.97: Jewish Agency Accounts 1944-1945 (1 of 2)
Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 5
     
       
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      File IS.98: Jewish Agency Accounts 1944-1945 (2 of 2)
Extent: 0.75 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 4
     
       
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      File IS.99: Jewish Agency Accounts 1944
Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 23
     
       
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      File IS.99.1: Jewish Agency Accounts 1945
Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
French
Turkish
Old Folder Number: 23
     
       
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      File IS.100: Jewish Agency Accounts 1945-1946
Extent: 0.50 inch
Languages:
English
French
Turkish
Old Folder Number: 6
     
       
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    Series 6: United Jewish Appeal
   
     
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      File IS.101: United Jewish Appeal 1945
Extent: 5 pages
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 7
     
       
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